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How to use a diver watch bezel like a Rolex submariner????

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by kempoman, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Always written on the slate as part of the pre-dive plan......
     
  2. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    Who knows how to use those things, that's why I have a $30 digital watch.
     
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  3. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's why you use a Rolex. She said, straight-faced.
     
  4. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    I mentioned it in post #4...


    On tech dives, yeah. It's still a valid application, since most people look at their timer more often than their slate/wetnotes during a dive
     
  5. gypsyjim

    gypsyjim I have an alibi ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ya, and with a Rolex one may be able to simply skip adding ditch-able weights too! 18K or Platinum Presidents would nock off the need for a bit of lead. :D
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    interestingly enough, all this discussion is for (in my world) a back-up device as the computer is leading (well, actually the plan is leading with the computer recording the details, but that is a whole different topic).......

    There is such a push to computers - Yet I dove recreationally for over 10 years on my watch (or a bottom timer) and the Wheel with a dive plan on a slate. For recreational diving, its not unrealistic, especially here, where square profiles are actually what we dive (down tha anchor line, around the wreck, back up the anchor line).
     
  7. Davemohio

    Davemohio Divemaster

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    I have an old Omega Seamaster, and this is how I use mine.
     
  8. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

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    For my dive watch I set the bezel marker on the minute hand when I start my dive. I can then count the number of minutes between the bezel marker and the minute hand to determine how long I have been diving for. The important thing to note for my watch is that if I try to rotate the dial it will rotate towards the minute hand, reducing the amount of time between the bezel marker and the minute hand. This means if I accidentally bump the bezel, it will not add minutes to my dive, it will reduce them.

    If I set my bezel marker on the position for when I want to finish the dive and bump the bezel, it will make my dive longer than I wanted. This could be a problem.

    If there is a watch which does a count up, the bezel should rotate counter-clockwise.
     
  9. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Um, no. Then you'll go into NDL without knowing it
     
  10. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

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    Doh, I don't have the watch in front of me but now that I think about it, my watch rotates counter-clockwise. So if you accidentally bump it, it adds time to the dive. That is, if you bump it and it moves 5 minutes, it will add 5 minutes to the displayed dive time thus subtracting 5 minutes from my dive and decreasing the amount of time I actually dive.
     

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