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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Paul7, May 29, 2020.

  1. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Rolex and Handgun Shooting

    WOW!!!

    You have given me a great idea.
    I have not worn a watch in years........maybe sell or trade it in on a firearm?
    Something to think about! ;)
     
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  2. Paul7

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    A watch will tell you that too. :)
     
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    They are, Rolex watches have been taken both to the highest point on earth and the deepest part of the ocean, 39,000 strapped to the outside of a submarine.
     
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  4. Coop45

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    My doctor always asks me the date. I tell him I was here on time. Does it matter?
     
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  5. Jim Watson

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    One of Heinlein's characters wore a watch guaranteed proof against anything that would not kill the wearer first.

    I quit wearing my Omega shooting after the latch let go on the draw and the watch sailed out in front of me. If I had been just a little quicker on the trigger, blooie!

    I got a "resin" cased Marathon for Christmas some years ago and have preferred the lightest available watch for daily wear ever since.
     
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  6. Milt1

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    Buy a G-Shock and wear it while you're shooting targets. Replace the G-shock with the Rolex when you're shooting the bull!
     
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  7. THEWELSHM

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    I have a Rolex Submariner 14060 shot a ton of guns wearing it , no issues mate..have at it

    Thewelshm
     
  8. Paul7

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    A fine watch I'm sure, but kind of like comparing a Hi-Point to a Korth. :)
     
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  9. Old Dog

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    This thread has given me an idea: maybe it's time for a handgun and watch thread (we've been doing guns and knives for a while) ... ?
     
  10. 460Shooter

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    Do they make watches that have six Saturdays and one Sunday?
     
  11. Morgo

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    I have a Rolex Submariner, in a draw, somewhere, I think, hope.

    I've never worn it shooting, diving a couple times. It has become a wardrobe accessory more than anything else since I carry a phone basically 24/7 and for the last few years now a fitbit on my wrist which is far more useful to me than a normal watch.
     
  12. JohnKSa

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    I've never had a problem with a watch that I could trace to pistol shooting. Can't recall, offhand, ever hearing of anyone else having a problem with a watch related to pistol shooting.

    I think that pistol shooting is quite unlikely to damage a watch. That said, if I were at all concerned about the possibility, I think that rather than worrying about it or running the slight risk of some kind of damage taking place, I would take the watch off before shooting and then put it back on afterwards. All of the watches I've ever owned can be removed in seconds, and then easily "reinstalled" in an equally insignificant amount of time.
     
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  13. D.B. Cooper

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    I have a Citizen Eco Drive. I LOVE that thing. EDC for 4 years now. I had a Dakota watch prior to that, and it was great, but it chewed up batteries.

    OP:

    So the thing one has to worry about with mechanical watches (and you obviously already know this) is that impacts and shocks tear up the internals. I read somewhere about 3-4 years back that, for this reason, one should not chop wood while wearing a mechanical watch. I gave up on owning a mechanical watch (I wanted to be self sufficient and not have to keep buying batteries.) due to the purchase price of even "cheap" versions. So with that, I would say "why take the risk?" I'm no expert on watches, but I would think that any Rolex would be in the thousands of dollars.

    It's funny that such high end watches can be so delicate. WhenI was in the military, everyone had a Casio G-Shock, and I think there is probably a good reason. I never had one because I dislike digital time pieces-every clock in my house is analog. In those days of my youth, I wore a Timex Expedition.
     
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  14. Sebastian the Ibis
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    Expensive watches are like expensive guns, they are too pretty to take shooting much. Any scuffs or scratches errode the resale value. If you like the watch and want to wear it have at it, but realize the value will be lost if it’s actually valuable in the first place. Most watches lost their value the minute they leave the store, but a new old stock Rolex is one that can be worth a lot more.
     
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  15. edwardware

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    The instantaneous acceleration of a 12" drop onto a wooden dresser top far exceeds that of your wrist while firing any firearm. That's what matters.
     
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  16. FFGColorado

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    I don't shoot with it(I have a 1978 Rolex GMT Master, bought new), but I doubt you'd hurt it.
     
  17. Paul7

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    I have heard of someone damaging a mechanical watch who was a drummer.
     
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    Being in construction for 45 years, was never into jewelry of any kind. Wrist watches, like rings were a hazard and awkward. Some of the shops I worked in, they were not allowed. Still before the advent of cell phones, one still had to know what time it was. Started using pocket watches when I was in my 20s(back in the early 70s) and for the most part, since then that is all I ever used. The exception being a few wrist watches given to me as gifts(including a coupla eco-drives). Used to use cheap disposable Timex's when hunting, cause they were more waterproof than most pocket watches of the day.....they never failed me. Nowadays I usually carry a nice Charles-Hubert Quartz in a plain Hunter case. Lifetime warranty on the movement. Nowadays, while hunting, I use a clip on, Dakota backpacker.

    Today's technology has made watches and time pieces, accurate, durable and much less expensive, regardless of what form you want it in. They're also on everything you look at anymore. Phone, tablet, Kindle, T.V. screen. Where I wok, you cannot look in any direction without seeing some form of timekeeping. Sometimes it's just nice to get away.
     
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    I've had this thought too, never had an issue though.
    I normally wear a citizen titanium chronograph but used to wear an automatic , tissot for a while and a sterling before that. But I like the citizen best, nothing to worry about and if something breaks it's a sub $500 watch so not the end of the world.
     
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    Since I’m of antique twentieth century vintage I wear a watch anytime I leave the house and have a variety to choose from. When I go shooting I always wear an Eco-drive. If a $200 watch can stand up to shooting recoil a Rolex should do the same. If you are worried about damaging it just get a low end Timex to wear when shooting.

    Of course I have a cellphone and, at my wife’s insistence, usually remember to carry it with me when on a shooting trip. What I find much easier to do is glance at my wrist to see the time instead of digging my cellphone out my pocket and then putting it back every time I want to know the time.
     
  21. NorthBorder

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    So, let's see some handgun and watch porn.
     
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  22. brunowbe

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    Here’s a quickie, I forgot I have 7 Citizen Eco Drives:
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    Not high end, but my Tag is no worse for wear after several shooting sessions over the years.
     
  24. chicharrones

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    I grew up with watches and quit wearing watches around the year 2000, thanks to cell phones. However, I've come back to watches being useful tools a few years ago. Something on my wrist is easier to glance at for something as simple as checking the time, than digging out a smart phone that I might drop anyway.
     
  25. chicharrones

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    In my limited recent watch experience, I've killed a couple sub $100.00 Russian Vostok mechanicals (Komandirskie and Amphibia). They give me about a year of service, then "sproing".

    A low end Seiko 5 is much hardier than those Vostoks, in my own usage.

    But for guns or at work, I prefer a $20.00 analog display Casio that has day, date, and a rotating bezel to use as a start or stop marker. It's essentially a lower than low end Seiko 5, but with a quartz movement that keeps time better than any mechanical I've ever had. It gets scratched up and I don't care. I replace the whole watch when the battery dies, only because I want a different color dial the next time around.
     
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