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Old 3 March 2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Do You Wear Your Watch While Playing Golf?

Was wondering how many Rolex owners wear their watch while playing golf or tennis. I wear my GMTIIc while playing golf. In fact, the RSC in NYC did not blink when I brought my watch in under warranty to be adjusted and told them that I wore it playing golf. They just told me to try not to hit it instead of the ball.
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Old 3 March 2010, 03:53 AM   #2
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Na, I take them off for sports these days.
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Old 3 March 2010, 03:55 AM   #3
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Have played golf (some), shooting sports (a lot), yard work, rough-housing with the kids, etc. I consider that "normal wear."

Other than working on cars/motorcycles, painting, or something where I wouldn't wear *any watch*, I don't give any thought to what I will or won't do with a Rolex on. It's meant to be used, and I do.
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Old 3 March 2010, 04:49 AM   #4
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Of course...it shaves 3 strokes off my round by keeping my left arm controlled.
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Old 3 March 2010, 04:51 AM   #5
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Yes, I wear mine when I play golf and run.

I'm curious to hear horror stories of damage from shock to the watch.
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Old 3 March 2010, 04:52 AM   #6
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Old 3 March 2010, 04:56 AM   #7
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I leave it on...a lot safer there than in the clubhouse, locker, car, golf bag...etc.
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Old 3 March 2010, 04:57 AM   #8
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i always wear mine. i just got this pam though and i dont think i could wear it. its heavy.
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Old 3 March 2010, 04:58 AM   #9
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Golf? What is golf?

I play Ice Hockey (not going to paste link to my season stats it is quite embrassing at the moment)

Oh and I take my watch off for Ice Hockey...I leave my necklace and bracelet on though
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Old 3 March 2010, 05:17 AM   #10
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Old 3 March 2010, 05:18 AM   #11
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Since the Tiger Woods Incident, My TAG has been gifted to someone else... just kidding.
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Old 3 March 2010, 05:35 AM   #12
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I always used to, but the last few years I've taken it off, and I think it helps. I figure it's better for the watch to take it off. I do always worry though, when it's just zipped up in my bag on the back of the cart. I keep a close eye on that bag.
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Old 3 March 2010, 08:32 AM   #13
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No, but my father in law wears his 36mm DJ.
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Old 3 March 2010, 08:38 AM   #14
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Old 3 March 2010, 08:44 AM   #15
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Nope, it goes in a beautiful protective case which gets locked in the golf bag. That goes for all of my timepieces.
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Old 3 March 2010, 08:50 AM   #16
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No, Just never got the hang of playing any sports with any watch on. Not for the watches' well being but for mine; I wear my watches too loose.
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:01 AM   #17
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Yes and so does lefty(a Rolex Guy)
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:09 AM   #18
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I always wear a Rolex while golfing...
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:16 AM   #19
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I wear mine while on the course, in the garden, everywhere. It has a 24/7 relationship with me. The saying, "it's a Rolex" is enough comfort for me.

Foreeeeeee!
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:21 AM   #20
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I wear mine while on the course, in the garden, everywhere. It has a 24/7 relationship with me. The saying, "it's a Rolex" is enough comfort for me.

Foreeeeeee!
I do not wear any watch while playing golf. Since I do not wear my watches snug, the sliding is a distraction for me...I'm not that good at golf so any distraction I can get rid of ...may help. Still trying to clear the water hazard in the middle of #3. Maybe I should try wearing my Rolex.
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:22 AM   #21
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:30 AM   #22
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I always wear my DJ playing golf, hitting balls by the buckets, cycling, swimming. Never a hiccup, until after 15 years it stopped, so I had it serviced. I didn't know it has to be serviced regularly.
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:35 AM   #23
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Personally, I do not because it is not real comfortable and I play a lot of golf.

I can see wearing a rolex sports watch because they are so light and small but the PAM and Breitling would be no good for golf. My local rolex watch maker says it's not good for a regular golfer to do so. He has a lot of golfing clients that give him a lot of business.
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:39 AM   #24
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I don't play golf or tennis but I would wear any of my Rolex, Omega, or PAM if I did.
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Old 3 March 2010, 09:42 AM   #25
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No, it gets in the way of the golf glove. Plus I would have to put a tee behind my right ear to balance things.
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Old 3 March 2010, 10:00 AM   #26
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Do those of you who take it off carry a shotgun in your golf bags to protect it?
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Old 3 March 2010, 10:15 AM   #27
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Still trying to clear the water hazard in the middle of #3. Maybe I should try wearing my Rolex.
But make sure you don't donate your Rolex to the water hazard!
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Old 3 March 2010, 10:44 AM   #28
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No. It's uncomfortable for me.
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Old 3 March 2010, 10:46 AM   #29
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Yes, I wear mine when I play golf and run.

I'm curious to hear horror stories of damage from shock to the watch.
I damaged the bezel on my Sub and scratched the case and bracelet when I crashed my motorcycle at 60 mph. The Sub protected me from breaking my wrist. The watch still kept perfect time, even as I counted the days while I was learning how to walk again. I'm sure it could handle a round of golf.
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Old 3 March 2010, 10:49 AM   #30
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I damaged the bezel on my Sub and scratched the case and bracelet when I crashed my motorcycle at 60 mph. The Sub protected me from breaking my wrist. The watch still kept perfect time, even as I counted the days while I was learning how to walk again. I'm sure it could handle a round of golf.
That's quite a testament to the ruggedness of a sub!
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