Anti Shock in the C8 revival

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Anti Shock in the C8 revival

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After seeing the recent IWC threads, I'm pondering pulling my C8 Revival from the for sale section, and enjoying it myself.
I was wondering about the Anti shock system on it.
I would like it to be a versatile watch, and as such it could be subject to a bit of mild peril, does anyone know what type of anti shock it is, is it the movement or the case, or both that make the system work.
Could it be worn playing golf for Example ? I currently wear my Rotary Elite or C60 while playing, and they've not suffered.
Occasionally I'll use an small impact driver for work, driving in screws mostly, and I don't normally remove, my watch at work.
Or is this shock resistance aimed at more mundane, everyday hazards like catching a door frame ?

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Re: Anti Shock in the C8 revival

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The C8 Pilot Revival uses the SW200-1 movement that CW orders with an incabloc shock system. This is built into the movement. There are no shock systems built into the case.

While I won't wear an automatic watch playing golf, many do and with no ill effects. Some makers actually state that it is okay to wear playing golf as they consider it a "light impact sport". Personally I don't feel the need to subject a watch to unnecessary impacts. That is simply my opinion and choice.

If your Rotary Elite has held up I doubt you would have issues with the C8 Revival.
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Re: Anti Shock in the C8 revival

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My father played golf in his Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Big Date watch: https://www.finetimepieces.com/maurice_ ... pieces.htm

for maybe 15 years. It's all scratched and dinged up now, even the sapphire crystal (!), but it still runs ok. He only stopped using it because he got himself a GPS golf watch.

Its movement is called ML-58, based on ETA 2892-2 (https://www.watch-wiki.net/doku.php?id= ... x_calibres ),
and I'm sure it has nothing more than the same incabloc shock system you find on ETA 2824/SW200.

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It's a dress watch, for crying out loud, and my father had no qualms about golfing with it. :lol:

The watch is now with me and I wear it occasionally.
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That’s a brilliant watchie story, thanks for sharing it!
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Re: Anti Shock in the C8 revival

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Thanks for sharing, that's something I now appreciate, and understand.

Regards Steve
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