Re: Dive Watch

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Posted by tleemay on November 13, 2001 at 18:11:06:

In Reply to: Dive Watch posted by Lazarus on November 13, 2001 at 14:58:40:

The G-Shock works fine underwater. I used to dive
with one, but it only lasted about a year of sport
and technical depths. The deepest I ever had it was
to 168' on Edith. It died about a month later at
Farnsworth after a 160' dive. I tried to blame the
watch's failure on MHK pulling drills, but alas,
no luck on getting reimbursed. The deepest I ever
operated the stop watch function was at 70' during
a 50/50 switch. For the price, it will suit you
fine for sport diving as long as you don't bang
it around at depth. Rinse it well in fresh water
imediately in between dives.

You could spend a bit more money though and pick up
a watch that is better suited for diving - something
with a screw-down stem crown. My current back-up
timing device is a LumiNox NS Titanium with a
carbon fiber bezzel. It's rated to 660' and is
perfect for keeping time and stops for all depths.
It does cost a bit more than a Casio though, but
it will last much longer.

If you want a watch to also keep your depths with
time, I suggest one of the original lines of
dive and depth monitoring watches - Citizen. I
still have one of the older Hyper Aqualands lying
about that needs servicing.

If you really want a watch to do all of that
as well as record your profiles AND YOU HAVE TO
THE POOL in the same package, the Sunto Stinger
is the way to go. This of course demands more $
than perhaps you are willing to part with.

Of course my opinions are from a totally subjective
perspective of the SCUBA retail business as I am
not in the gear selling business, just promoting
what I have tried and used.

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