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Old 20 April 2018, 06:21 AM   #1
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Wearing you Rolex while playing golf

Do folks take their watch off when playing golf? How bad is the impact when you hit the ball for your watch?
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:25 AM   #2
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This has been asked many times. The general consensus is why take the risk. It is possible damage will be caused. Hit em straight!
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:29 AM   #3
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I've worn one a bunch... on the range, 9 holes, 18 etc. On a bracelet it gets in my way. I've worn the OP39 on rubber and it was better.
In the end it's easier (and better for my game) to keep in the bag.
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:31 AM   #4
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Ask Jack Nicklaus.
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:32 AM   #5
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I wear it with no concern for damage.
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:37 AM   #6
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Iíve been wearing a Rolex golfing since 2003. No issues.


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Old 20 April 2018, 06:40 AM   #7
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Phil Mickelson always has his Cellini on.
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:42 AM   #8
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Wearing you Rolex while playing golf

Nope! Only on the 19th Hole! ⛳
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:44 AM   #9
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I personally take it off.
It interferes with my swing.
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:09 AM   #10
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no issues to play with a rollie
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:11 AM   #11
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Oh man this exact question has been asked in at least 100 threads. It's safe to wear a rolex golfing :). It will be fine.
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:13 AM   #12
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Ask Jack Nicklaus.
Great video where he discusses this! Link below for those who may not have watched before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfPlD9t32so
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:24 AM   #13
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Yep the watch faired much better than my ball striking!
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:26 AM   #14
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:40 AM   #15
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All personal preference. I don't play golf with any watch on but that could change if Richard Mille wants to give me a bubba watson RM :).
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:44 AM   #16
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I wore my no date Sub playing golf and at the range for ten years. I played an average of 30 or more rounds per season and hit many,many buckets of balls over that time. I also wore it for anything else I was doing including working out, gardening, doing home improvement—you name it. After ten years I sent it in for service; RSC in New York replaced gaskets, serviced and polished and it looked and ran like new. It was running at -2 seconds per day when I sent it off. So...yes, you can play golf while wearing your Rolex and a whole bunch of other things as well.
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Old 20 April 2018, 07:48 AM   #17
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Old 20 April 2018, 08:07 AM   #18
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Just take your watches off while playing! You shouldnít be checking the time every 5 minutes while on the course, if you need to know what time it is look at your phone. I know Phil plays with one on, but thatís because he is actually right handed and he wears his watch on his left wrist. This way it doesnít get in the way of his golf glove on his right hand. Very few other people who are actually good at golf wear one while playing.
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Old 20 April 2018, 08:11 AM   #19
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I wear my Garmin Approach S5 golf watch.
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Old 20 April 2018, 08:48 AM   #20
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U can... and I have... but I m sure the impact from the hitting the ball repeatedly is not good for any mechanical watch in the long run.

I usually wear my Garmin unless I don’t feel comfortable leaving my watch else where.

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Old 20 April 2018, 08:52 AM   #21
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My yellow gold DayDate was an integral aspect of my swing. The added weight added at least 30 yards to my drive.

Seriously, my golf swing looked like I was having a seizure. The watch stayed on my wrist because that was the safest place for it.

I’ve worn it shooting clays for 20 years and it’s just fine.

Rolex watches are built tough.
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Old 20 April 2018, 09:10 AM   #22
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I always leave it on...that way I got another excuse to use if the shot goes askew.
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Old 20 April 2018, 09:19 AM   #23
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Lol ... you are how much I know about golf

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Old 20 April 2018, 09:42 AM   #24
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I keep it on when playing on the course

But take off when at the range
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Old 20 April 2018, 04:41 PM   #25
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Old 20 April 2018, 05:44 PM   #26
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I don't as I wear a Garmin Approach X40.

If you don't use a Garmin or similar watch I think it just comes down to personal preference, you wont do the watch any damage so wear it as long as it's comfortable to do so.

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