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D'z Nutz
06-03-2012, 01:38 PM
Hey watch guys, I'm in the market for a watch that can be used for diving and could use some suggestions. And when I say "used for diving", I mean has features that will be useful while underwater, not just "waterproof up to 200M" sort of thing.

Features I'm interested in:
- Depth gauge
- Thermometer
- "diving memory" (something that remembers the depth and temperature so I can log it after)

Features that would be really nice, but not a deal breaker:
- Compass
- Chronograph
- Date display

I have a strong preference for an analogue watch over digital, although an analogue with digital features would be just as fine. (What can I say? I like my watches to have needles, gauges, and big buttons :D ) Realistically the chances of me diving more than 30M/100FT are pretty slim so I'm sure the depth range of most dive friendly watches are well within what I'll ever use it for.

I'm looking to spend under $500, but if it's a really, really sweet watch I can go as high as $1000.

On a related note, for watches that have altimeters, when it says it has a range of something like -120 to 7600 Meters (-400 to 25,000 Feet), I'm guessing that's from sea level?

Something like the Tissot Sea Touch looks pretty sweet to me.

http://images.askmen.com/fashion/watch/1241819042_tissot-sea-touch-watch_1.jpg

Some of the Casio Pro Trek watches look pretty nice too and can be had at a few hundred bucks if I decide to settle for a digital watch.

Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to anything you guys suggest cause you guys post some pretty cool looking watches.

Weapon_R
06-03-2012, 01:42 PM
The tissot is a great watch. Probably the best suited but may be more than you want to spend.

I would also look at the seiko monster. Not that fancy, but it glows like a torch and the lume is one of the best i've ever seen. Plus, it's built like a tank.

This Citizen might also fit the bill as well. Really nice looking piece and it's $500.

http://www.mydivewatch.com/images/cit-bj2115-07e.jpg

flipstah
06-03-2012, 01:47 PM
I'd go for the Citizen Aqualand series.

Or if you want a diving chrono..

http://prometheuswatch.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=12&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=54

:drool: :love:

D'z Nutz
06-03-2012, 01:50 PM
Yeah I was just looking at that Citizen too! That's pretty sweet and better priced.

Type_S1
06-03-2012, 01:53 PM
:facepalm: to myself

D'z Nutz
06-03-2012, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Type_S1
http://www.jomashop.com/bulova-marine-star-mens-watch-98b106.html

This does the job for me while diving...it has held up very well and I like the look of it :dunno:

That has none of the features I'm looking for. :dunno:

Type_S1
06-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by D'z Nutz


That has none of the features I'm looking for. :dunno:

bahahaha

I didn't even read your post not going to lie...now that I did ignore my retardedness

statick
06-03-2012, 02:46 PM
A Tissot Sea Touch isn't a bad idea at all, every now and again I think about one.

I've definitely used this as my secondary a few times...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/5184593368_b5103bf925_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5184593368/)
Citizen Promaster Aqualand Titanium on Wrist (1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5184593368/) by unaizbawa (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/)

Otherwise a Frogman or Planet Ocean are used as just back-up timers.

You could always pick up either of these, they're quite wearable when not in a wetsuit...

http://www.suunto.com/global/en/products/diving-instruments/suunto-d6i/suunto-d6i-steel

http://www.suunto.com/global/en/products/premium-sports-watches/suunto-elementum-aqua/suunto-elementum-aqua-steel

flipstah
06-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by statick
A Tissot Sea Touch isn't a bad idea at all, every now and again I think about one.

I've definitely used this as my secondary a few times...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/5184593368_b5103bf925_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5184593368/)
Citizen Promaster Aqualand Titanium on Wrist (1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5184593368/) by unaizbawa (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/)

Otherwise a Frogman or Planet Ocean are used as just back-up timers.

You could always pick up either of these, they're quite wearable when not in a wetsuit...

http://www.suunto.com/global/en/products/diving-instruments/suunto-d6i/suunto-d6i-steel

http://www.suunto.com/global/en/products/premium-sports-watches/suunto-elementum-aqua/suunto-elementum-aqua-steel

That Aqualand has everything you need, D'z Nutz! I heard Suunto was a PITA but never owned one, so can't really verify that...

statick
06-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by flipstah


That Aqualand has everything you need, D'z Nutz! I heard Suunto was a PITA but never owned one, so can't really verify that...

My primary is a Suunto Zoop, I think it is great, particularly for the price. That said, if I had the money at the time, I would have gone for a higher end Suunto or Uwatec Aladdin.

If I got a second computer now, it'd probably be a Liquivision X1 or Linde Werdelin Reef.

msommers
06-03-2012, 04:50 PM
Have you checked out the Oceanic wrist computers?

Sugarphreak
06-03-2012, 05:18 PM
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D'z Nutz
06-03-2012, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I like I said, I really prefer to go the analogue route. Keep them coming!


Originally posted by Sugarphreak
http://www.amazon.com/Casio-PRW2500T-7CR-Pathfinder-Multi-Function-Titanium/dp/B005SSWKMK/ref=sr_1_2?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1338765286&sr=1-2

Yeah I was reading about this yesterday. If I decide to go with a digital watch, I'd lean towards this.

JLau
06-03-2012, 11:02 PM
http://oceanictime.blogspot.ca/2012/04/graham-chronofighter-oversize-prodive_06.html

D'z Nutz
06-03-2012, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by JLau
http://oceanictime.blogspot.ca/2012/04/graham-chronofighter-oversize-prodive_06.html

That's a pretty sweet watch, but did you even read my posts? :rolleyes:

JLau
06-03-2012, 11:18 PM
i did, just thought thats a pretty sick looking dive watch haha

statick
06-04-2012, 07:11 AM
Originally posted by D'z Nutz

Yeah I was reading about this yesterday. If I decide to go with a digital watch, I'd lean towards this.

For what it's worth, this one won't actually calculate your NDL profile. Not that an Aqualand or Sea Touch will either, but if you're going with something digital, the Suunto D6 (or something similar) will do the entire job.


Originally posted by msommers
Have you checked out the Oceanic wrist computers?

Is one of those what you use, Matt? Which one and how do you like it? I used the Veo 1 & 2 on my open water course. They work quite well, I just don't understand why they couldn't have added a second or third button to the thing :dunno: and, in the case of the Veo 1, added a backlight.

rony_espana
06-04-2012, 07:41 AM
I got a sea touch for sale if your interested, just like the one in your original post, only with black rubber tissot band. PM me if you want to see it.

rizfarmer
07-03-2012, 10:59 AM
I'm in the market for a dive watch and am leaning towards something like a Deep Blue but don't know of any dealers for these watches (or shop with a good selection of dive watches) in Calgary.

I'll just ask here instead of making a new thread; are there any authorized dealers for a good selection of dive watches in Calgary outside of Seiko/Citizen/tissot?

I want to be <$500- I know that likely prices me out of Longines, and normally I would make this type of purchase online but can't go that route this time. thanks for all adive or suggestions

rizfarmer
07-03-2012, 11:14 AM
because people like pictures...

Juggernaut Quartz 1000m Diver Silicon

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac354/new2teg/Blue_Juggernaut_Quartz_1000m_Diver_Silicon.jpg

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac354/new2teg/Marine_Diver_500_Lume.jpg

JUGGERNAUT II

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac354/new2teg/JUGGERNAUT_II__Black_close.jpg

hydroConquest

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac354/new2teg/hydroConquest.jpg

msommers
07-03-2012, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by statick


Is one of those what you use, Matt? Which one and how do you like it? I used the Veo 1 &amp; 2 on my open water course. They work quite well, I just don't understand why they couldn't have added a second or third button to the thing :dunno: and, in the case of the Veo 1, added a backlight.

Sorry I just noticed this now. I don't actually have a dive computer yet. When I completed my classroom portion at The Dive Shop, I was given a coupon for one Oceanic model to be bought at cost. Had no idea how much diving I'd be doing so I didn't bother. Maybe as I get more into it a wrist computer would be worthwhile for trips just for diving :)

interlude
07-03-2012, 04:42 PM
I use this when I go diving.

http://www.suunto.com/global/en/products/diving-instruments/Suunto-D9/suunto-d9-elastomer

rach
07-03-2012, 06:22 PM
I have a Armida A1 , 1000ft , for sale, with bracelet,
pm me if anyone is interested, $480 with bracelet and isofrane strap.