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When I first started diving I never even thought of buying a dive watch because my computer tracked everyhting I was interested in. But, now that I am moving away from computer diving and I need to time saftey stops, I begining to look at watches as analternative to an expensive bottom timer, plus a nice watch could be worn topside too.
What do you guys wear? Anyone own one of those OMS (Sekio) watches, they are pretty expensive and look OK? I've heard if you buy a cheap stop watch style wrist watch that pushing the buttoms at depth (to start timing a stop) can/will break it, is this true?
Anyone have a favorite watch that works great underwater and looks nice when worn with street clothes?
I would recommend you look at the bottom timer again - they're not that expensive. I got mine from DiveInn (but remember they are in Spain so it's metric) and it's about $90 - quite a lot cheaper than any of my watches (why do I have so many?!)
the cheapest one. birthday present from my wife (i think she got it for US$115 from the LDS).
bezel is nice, grabbable with tropic or drygloves. the 'seconds' needle is small, though there's a dollop of that luminescent thingy at the other end (opposite from the pointy end) so you can see it at night, didn't have a problem seeing the needle at safety stops in daylight.
it's got ~ 50'ish dives on it, i think. the 'date' on it has stopped spinning, not due to diving, most probably because my son wanted to see if watches bounce (he tried it on my breitling as well ;-0 ).
oh, i wore the watch with a suit once :out: or twice or thrice . and wear it to work daily.
but, it does not have a depth gauge. an alternative would be a D3.
I use a Citizen hyper Aquland the one with the all digital face. I find it easer to get the basic info start/stop tot dive time depth/avg depth and temp than going through all the menus on my dive computer