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As strong as weakest component
on March 2, 2012
Can this watch survive G-forces: yes
Will it still be attached to your hand: not likely
Within 3 weeks of receiving this watch the case snapped where the pins connect the watchband to the case. This happened when I blocked a 2x4 from falling on me and although the impact was on my arm and had 0 contact with the watch, the reverberating forces in my arm was enough to shake and brake the case. I made a temporary 2 year fix by sliding the pins back where they were supposed to stay and carefully injecting resin where the pin had peeled through the case and glued the band to the case as a safety. This only works as a one time fix and can't be done more than once. At the end of those 2 years the metal buckle on the watch band broke and I can't do much with this watch other than not wear it. Like all things, this watch is only as strong as its weakest component, which is apparently the pin connection, not very strong. This watch is about as G proof as putting on a bullet proof vest makes someone bullet proof.
Its disappointing but I will say that electronically, the watch has never failed and the case can take a beating, but the watchband won't. changing the watch band wouldn't fix the problem due to the pin connection flaw.