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dunno
06-01-2010, 05:01 PM
Hey, does anyone here play tennis while wearing a watch? I have a Seiko kinetic watch, but it's not that comfortable to play tennis with because of the metal band. I would like to play tennis with a watch so I don't have to keep looking at my cell phone for the time. I was thinking about getting a watch around 100 bucks to play tennis with, and still be stylish like this Fossil: http://www.fossil.com/en_US/shop/men/watches/sport_watches/decker_black_chronograph-ch2573p.html?departmentCategoryId=30001&Ne=16&N=4294959034&Ns=p_msc0|0||p_weight|0&rec=1&pn=c&imagePath=CH2573

Anyone have a watch recommendation, or watch experience?

jmjmkim
06-01-2010, 05:07 PM
The absolute best watch while playing tennis is a Datejust. The weight is just pure dream.

The submariner or the GMT's are too heavy.

Anything with a plastic band does not let my skin breath while playing.

I love wearing my watch when I play. (But I never look at the time while rallying because it would be rude, giving the message that I got "something else to do" or "Somewhere else to be")

dunno
06-01-2010, 05:09 PM
Hmm if only I could afford that lol. For right now, I'll have to stick to looking at the cheapos with decent quality. But, thanks for the reply, I didn't think somebody would use a Rolex for tennis!

Soul
06-01-2010, 06:09 PM
I wear an omega seamaster.

jmjmkim
06-01-2010, 07:47 PM
I love the Seamaster, but not the 007 version. The equivalent is the Sea Dweller which has an automatic Helium release valve as opposed to the manual release valve on the seamaster.

But for average Joes like us, we will never dive at such depths.

armsty
06-01-2010, 08:28 PM
I got a watch to coach with about 2 years ago. I then wore it while training, now it goes on when I wake up and comes off when I got to sleep. I wear it to play and everything.

Should see the delish tan line from it haha

dunno
06-01-2010, 08:39 PM
I got a watch to coach with about 2 years ago. I then wore it while training, now it goes on when I wake up and comes off when I got to sleep. I wear it to play and everything.

Should see the delish tan line from it haha

Ha yeah, whenever I wear sweatbands I get tan lines like crazy, especially since I'm half Colombian.

cucio
06-01-2010, 11:46 PM
Set an alarm in your cellphone. That's what I do.

SystemicAnomaly
06-02-2010, 12:06 AM
Going to have to get one or two of those watches that Rafa wears. Two of these timepieces won't set you back much more than 1 million dollars -- well worth it I'm sure since they only weigh 20 grams each.

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/7123/slide_7123_94096_large.jpg?1275465549116

http://www.gototennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Rafael_Nadal_Richard_Mille_RM_027_Tourbillon_watch .jpg
http://www.gototennisblog.com/2010/04/04/rafael-nadal-will-wear-a-525000-watch-during-matches (http://www.gototennisblog.com/2010/04/04/rafael-nadal-will-wear-a-525000-watch-during-matches/)

SystemicAnomaly
06-02-2010, 01:45 PM
^ BTW, my current (tennis) watch, an Armitron sports watch (below), is a bit cheaper at $20 and weighs in at a bit over 50 grams. Should I spend another 1/2 million dollars to get the weight down to 20 grams? Hmmm, gives one pause!

http://www.sportswatchinformant.com/wp-content/themes/sport/images/top-10-jogger-starter-watches/armitron-mens-40-6769red.jpg

r2473
06-02-2010, 01:54 PM
^^^Ya, I guess that watch is fine for the peasants...............

sureshs
06-02-2010, 02:04 PM
I think a watch is too small to be used instead of a racquet.

SystemicAnomaly
06-02-2010, 02:09 PM
I think a watch is too small to be used instead of a racquet.

The current official rules of tennis don't allow for it anyway.


^^^Ya, I guess that watch is fine for the peasants...............

http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/100154-sundial_watch_never_needs_batteries.jpg

This is what the peasants are currently wearing while playing tennis. It is completely "solar-powered" = doesn't require batteries at all.

r2473
06-02-2010, 02:15 PM
^^ Can that be had for less than half million dollars?

sureshs
06-02-2010, 02:17 PM
I think a good innovation will be to put a watch face on a tennis ball. Considering how coches talk about hitting from 6 to 12, 7 to 1 etc, I think the idea has great potential in training.

JustBob
06-02-2010, 02:24 PM
Going to have to get one or two of those watches that Rafa wears. Two of these timepieces won't set you back much more than 1 million dollars -- well worth it I'm sure since they only weigh 20 grams each.

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/7123/slide_7123_94096_large.jpg?1275465549116



Can that thing beep after 25 seconds between points?

Dominik
06-02-2010, 02:30 PM
The current official rules of tennis don't allow for it anyway.




http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/100154-sundial_watch_never_needs_batteries.jpg

This is what the peasants are currently wearing while playing tennis. It is completely "solar-powered" = doesn't require batteries at all.

Wow that's actually very cool. Where can I get that?

EDIT: NVM... It wouldn't even work indoors!

SystemicAnomaly
06-02-2010, 02:55 PM
^ The other drawback is that it only works on nights when you have a "true" full moon visible.

Can that thing beep after 25 seconds between points?

Rafa has disabled that feature on his watch :wink:

dunno
06-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Set an alarm in your cellphone. That's what I do.

Hmm, yeah I'm lazy to set up my phone, and would rather have a watch while I teach tennis lessons.

And sureshs, LOL.

SystemicAnomaly
06-02-2010, 11:14 PM
A better look & link at/to the Rafa watch:

http://tennisconnected.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/richard-mille-rafael-nadal.jpg (http://richard-mille.com/us/home.php)


click on photo for more about RM watches.

alcheng
06-02-2010, 11:25 PM
^ The other drawback is that it only works on nights when you have a "true" full moon visible.



Rafa has disabled that feature on his watch :wink:


Or the watch doesn't know the point is finished.

:mrgreen::mrgreen: