Oh the watch is A-OK. I think I will just bike with beaters. I guess my question was generally posed in regards to the shock ability of watches. I have heard that you should take off your watch before playing tennis and such, and I was wondering just how susceptible watches are to low impact shocks.
I did take a nasty spill on a bike once and put a gash in my Mako. That thing is a tank.
I think Belligero does a whole lot of biking (and motorcycling) with his watches, but I'll let him weigh in on this. Glad the Speedy Pro turned out OK.
I wear my 114270 to the gym as I like using the sweeping seconds hand to time rest between sets. But then I basically just lift things up and put things down. And it appears the critter can take it. I have yet to rub its case vigorously against a knurled barbell handle, though.
Good luck with the exam review!
Off-road, I'll sometimes wear an ETA-based watch if it's a long trip where I have to carry the bike over rocks a lot, even though the movements are less durable than Rolex (yes, I said it) simply because I figure that's what they're for. No regrettable incidents yet, fortunately. I should really get a G-Shock sometime, but I'm foolish and vain enough to want to wear a mechanical watch for my various adventures. For just ripping around the local trails, I usually just don't wear a watch. To me, the memories offset the risk on the big rides, though. I'm wearing this watch in these photos:
i am not a huge nomons fan.
that looks to me like a less awesome stowa. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
i think this patek, while not great, is not turrible, for example. but the date window really ruins it for me. its a really flat dead looking watch, and i think a little border on the date window would make a huge difference. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
i feel so nit-picky