Suunto D9 Dive watch

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by AtlanticDiver, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. AtlanticDiver

    AtlanticDiver Angel Fish

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    has any buddy sean the new d9 watch
     
  2. tedwhiteva

    tedwhiteva Scuba Instructor

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    Just on the internet - LP says they are taking deposits and are almost sold out of what they ordered. There is another thread on SB that gives a link to a good internet preview. I bet ts more than $1K!

    Here is link

    http://www.suuntocampaigns.com/D9/
     
  3. OneBrightGator

    OneBrightGator Scuba Instructor

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    I haven't priced one in a while, but isn't the Vytec over $1k? This thing will definitely be if so.

    Still no 'mix, I'll pass.

    Ben
     
  4. FZJ80

    FZJ80 Scuba Instructor

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    MSRP is $1775 w/ transmitter, $1275 w/o
     
  5. Arraial

    Arraial Angel Fish

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    Damn... It looks good...
     
  6. SteveD

    SteveD Angel Fish

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    S**T! I just bought a Vytec AI. Should have waited a month.
     
  7. FZJ80

    FZJ80 Scuba Instructor

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    Return it.
     
  8. teknitroxdiver

    teknitroxdiver Great White

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    Dang, that's high!! I'll take a DiveRite He and a real compass!
     
  9. boomx5

    boomx5 Surface Interval Member

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    Why do you need a mixed gas computer?
     
  10. android

    android Barracuda

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    I'm curious about who will buy this also. It is supposed to be able to monitor three tanks via wireless with different nitrox FO2s on each tank.

    It's good to 660ft, but it seems to be only useful for computing to about 130ft.

    So we're talking tech divers with lots of money that trust computers? Isn't that a limited audience? Seems like an awfully expensive gauge to me.
     
  11. Daryl Morse

    Daryl Morse Manta Ray

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    Digital compasses are "real" compasses. They are commonly used even on warships as a backup to a gyrocompass or an INS. Another name for a digital compass is a fluxgate compass. They are very compact, but unit inside the D9 must be darn small.

    I agree about the price, that's a lot of bucks, but the titanium case is very cool. Bling, bling.
     
  12. Kestrell

    Kestrell Barracuda

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    Actually recreational divers with way too much money who want to have what they perceive as the best.

    I'm not saying this in a derogatory way, I'm just saying it.
     
  13. Hoosier

    Hoosier Orca

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    The price what I quoted for D9 is a huge different with someone's spoke.
    What I got is around $1260 with transmitter.
    SP is also launching new Smart TEC wrist including the transmitter at MSRP $1300.
    Do you think there is huge price gap between SP and Suunto for the wrist mounted computer? Personally, as long as Suunto knows the market, I don’t think so.

    And, I was told that new SP will be available after October 25. I think it is right after DEMA show.

    I am not sure which one is the best choice. Any help?
     
  14. FZJ80

    FZJ80 Scuba Instructor

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    $1775 comes straight from the 2005 Aqualung Dealer Catalog.
     
  15. bober99

    bober99 Nassau Grouper

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    Don't know why they don't make it a sapphire crystal. It adds probably $20 to the cost of manufacturer and adds several hundred to the preceived value. If it had a sapphire crystal and titanium strap, I'd pay up to 2k and wear it as a normal watch too. Compare to the price of an omega seamaster or rolex submariner and it'd be reasonable.
     
  16. Hoosier

    Hoosier Orca

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    Wow, if then, my LDS gave me a wrong quote. After shutting my mouth, I hope I can get it with the wrong quoted price ^--^:
    I am not sure how many divers can afford over $1500 for the computer. That price will make me easy to decide my future computer, SP.
     
  17. WarmGoingCold

    WarmGoingCold Nassau Grouper

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    YIKES. That is a little expensive. Does it do your laundry and wash your car every weekend as well?
     

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