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Speedy Stuff - shocks
In Response To: Re: Interesting Speedy Stuff ()

: Jeff, the below info is pretty interesting in terms of watch survivability.
: Perhaps members of the forum can comment on the below: ****Assuming the
: Speedy Pro is straped to an astronaut's wrist - who's going to survive a
: 48g shock test +/- 2g's.

: It's noted that combat pilots experience up to 7g's - but 5x?

Indeed, they don't test that because they expect astronauts to accalerate at 48g, but if you bang your watch against a tough surface, like a space ship :) , the watch may experience these kind of g's. My vintage omega (seamaster de ville?, see above), once fell on the street because the strap broke. If I look at the damage to the back, I can imagine how hard this was. The movement did not seem suffer from it (my heart, however, missed a few beats).

Watches that do not have anti-shock devices, are easily damaged by shocks, if it falls from your table, almost certainly the balance wheel falls out of its bearings. These shocks are measured in g's (or m/s^2 for the engineers)



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