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I just ordered a second black PVD citizen titanium eco-drive and it's out for delivery in -7 degree F wind chill, is that somehow damaging for the watch? :think:
 

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Nope, I don't think watches can feel wind chill
 

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Alright. I was hoping it wouldn't get brittle and chip or anything. The actual temp is around 5 degrees here.
 

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It will be in a box, in a van. It will survive :)
 
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I just ordered a second black PVD citizen titanium eco-drive and it's out for delivery in -7 degree F wind chill, is that somehow damaging for the watch? :think:

The watch is a heat sink on your wrist so it will stay relatively warm and not be impacted by the cold.
 

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Then out of curiosity, what temperatures could a titanium watch not withstand? I often jog in the bitter cold (0 deg. F and below that) and could the watch withstand that temperature for a few hours?
 

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A bit of cold won't hurt it. While you're wearing it the watch will tend to adopt the temperature of you rather than the surroundings. You will, essentially, keep it warm.
 

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No impact on the watch in the long term. The only circumstances where the temperature will impact the watch is with the accuracy or timekeeping and only if you aren't keeping it warm by wearing it. A few years ago, I was wearing a quartz watch outside my snow parka because I didn't want to pull back my cuffs to check the time. It was bitterly cold at lest -20. After I got back inside, I found the watch was off by 10 minutes. However, once I reset the watch and I wore it on my wrist, the quartz accuracy returned.
 

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Being a Canadian, I am no stranger to cold, and I have received some watches in the mail that at the time were not running when I received them because of the cold.

Yes, temperature will affect how automatic watches function just like all mechanical devices.

Will it affect the watch in the long run, probably not.
 

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Even though nowadays it's colder down south, I have lived and worked in Alaska most of my life and the only watches that failed me outdoors were Liquid Crystal Display. My outdoor auto of choice is the Seiko 007.
 

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You'll know when you wear it. Once it's on though, you're likely to keep it warm enough cold won't matter. Odds are its fine as I suspect the cargo hold of a plane at >30,000 feet is colder than the UPS truck or the, at most, 8 hours or so buried in packaging and box with the cardboard keeping the wind away.
 
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