Best Dive Watch Ever...

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by Coogeeman, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Coogeeman

    Coogeeman Scuba Instructor

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    Dear All

    I'll admit it, I'm a watch freak. I love watches and being a diver I have my fair share of those as well, much to my wife's despair.

    At present I use a Citizen Pro-master Aqualand...does the job, looks good (which is always important right?) and I can download my dives to my PC which is great. ;).

    I'm interested to know what other divers are using? If you have an all time favorite I'd love to hear about it.

    Coogeeman
     
  2. ShakaZulu

    ShakaZulu Great White

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    I wouldn't mind a Sunnto Stinger..........
     
  3. cowprintrabbit

    cowprintrabbit Surface Interval Member

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    My husband swears by his Breitling Seawolf - it's not computer integrated, but functions well as a regular timepiece (and conversation piece, with its bright yellow dial!) and is automatic, so the batteries never die. It's certified to 10,000 feet, but my husband and I aren't :D
     
  4. rlowe

    rlowe Angel Fish

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    I got a Seiko back in '92. It finally quit on me. I need to get it repaired. Got a Times Iron Man from Wal-Mart for $30. Works great. Has both a chrono timer and count down timer, and glows in the dark!

    R.
     
  5. Fitzy

    Fitzy Nassau Grouper

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    I own a Omega Sea master, good to dive to a 1000ft.. Don’t think I will manage to get that deep, although my dive buddy would probably want to try..(Just kidding).

    HOWEVER, it isn’t computerised but has a few good functions. It was very very expensive and the only thing I don’t like about it is that - IT DOESNT KEEP TIME!

    Very damn annoying. It looses about 5 minutes a week! My other watch is one of those battery operated cheapos - It keeps fantastic time to the second.. Go figure!
     
  6. NINman

    NINman Barracuda

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    I have been thinking up trading up my two Citizens watches for the Aqualand. Glad you like it.
     
  7. zslnk

    zslnk Angel Fish

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    I have a Sea-Dweller that I like but I don't dive it, Suunto Vyper for dive functions and a Timex Ironman for backup, I just wrap it onto my SPG.



    Craig.
     
  8. DiverDunk

    DiverDunk Surface Interval Member

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    I have an older Citizen Hyper Aqualand - it's been great. I've looked at some of the newer ones but this one does everything I need it to.

    Steve
     
  9. Skip Freely

    Skip Freely Angel Fish

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    I have a new Cyber Aqualand NX and I love it. Does everything but air integration.
     
  10. atlas750

    atlas750 Divemaster

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    citizen hyper aquland. Love it!
     
  11. Turtle Diver

    Turtle Diver Nassau Grouper

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    I have a Suunto Stinger, and it's now my favorite piece of dive gear. If I ever had to quit diving, I'd get rid of all my other gear, but keep the Stinger.
     
  12. jbichsel

    jbichsel Scuba Instructor

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    In 1984 my wife bought my a Seiko Sports Timer 100 for a wedding present. I was in the Army at Ft. Hood and said I wanted a watch I never had to take off. I hadn't started diving yet, but that was my favorite watch of all time. Various timers just by turning the bezel, programable timer, stop watch, able to use the buttons under water.
    When I started diving in 1989, I still had it and it was great. Simple to use, easy readout. Unfortunately, after having it rebuilt three times in 12 years, Seiko stopped making parts for it. I could have the two bezel guards machined out of SS or alum, as it still is running in my drawer.
    I had a hard time deciding on my next end-all, be-all watch and did the Timex Expedition for a while.
    Last November my daughters bought me a Citizen Aqualand Duplex Titanium. Sweet.
    I still like the functionality of my old Seiko, but this Duplex looks awesome and its dive log feature is cool.
     
  13. ScubaCrossing

    ScubaCrossing Scuba Instructor

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    I too wear a older Citizen Hyper Aqualand. It's great for my logs as it gives dive time,start/finish times, max depth,Avg. depth, and min. temp. When conducting a few classes a day, this watch is by far (to me)the easiest and best multi functional watch. Also a good sport watch for my land outings.
     
  14. Turtleguy9

    Turtleguy9 Scuba Instructor

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    I just retired my Seiko Self Winder dive watch I got in 1974. I replaced it with a new Seiko Kinetic dive watch. The old watch case was looking a bit battered, and gaining time.
    But here's to a watch that survived over 10,000 dives, and 30 years.
    Aloha Turtleguy
     
  15. aquaoren

    aquaoren Surface Interval Member

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    I have to admit that I have the same problem(watch freak) ;)
    Have my fair share too. Drives my wife crazy :D
    For everyday use I have a Sector 500 Dive.
    For special occasions I use my Longines VHP Quartz.
    For scuba I have an old Seiko Diver Quartz. It does its job well. When it dies the Sector comes as replacement.
    I'd love to add the Seawolf ond/or Sea Dweller. These are really nice time pieces ;)
     
  16. miketsp

    miketsp Great White

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    One of the best things about the Citizen Hyper Aqualand is it gives you the right mode automatically - if you're doing your surface interval - that's whats on the display. No need to press any buttons.
     
  17. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Luminox. It's a watch, period. You can read a book by it in pitch black darkness.
     
  18. mozz

    mozz Scuba Instructor

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    citizen aqualand cyber nx. quite the nomenclature for quite the watch. perfect compromise of all one looks for in a wristwatch/dive computer. compilation of all the necessary data we need as divers in an aesthetically pleasing package which raises it's cool factor. 'nuff said...
     
  19. Tombo92551

    Tombo92551 Angel Fish

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    Just got the watch the other day and haven't been in the water with it yet. Looks like it will be an excellent backup device. Like the fact that it gives max and average depth and it can have a depth alarm.
     
  20. Michael Schlink

    Michael Schlink Scuba Instructor

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    Rolex oyster, 2 Tag's, my favorite-Suunto Stinger Titanium-does it all
     

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