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Rolex Submariner

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by iyakonboats, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    There is only one place I dive a watch. We do a River drift here (from shore) that won't get you deeper than 30' (and usually less), that you basically ride the current for a set time (0:45), and surface to swim to your exit spot (if longer, you are screwed with an exit over large stone/concrete rubble of shore scour protection. All you need is a watch...

    Yeah, everything else is a computer or two, and even x2 is still way under a "luxury watch" that does nothing for you but provide "bling"....

    YMMV
     
  2. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

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    Nice watch, and fully functional for telling time. For diving? No way. Not worth it. Plenty of better-suited watches and computers.
     
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  3. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Why don't you just take your computer to time the dive? That way, you also have a profile for your log, right? I mean, I guess a watch is fine if you don't own a computer for that specific dive...
     
  4. drainaps

    drainaps Angel Fish

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    As, said by Eric Sedletzky above, it's an obsolete diving device. A cool one to own, for sure.

    Would you want your first officer on a transatlantic flight to use a sextant to calculate the aircraft's position instead of relying on the on-board GPS and / or inertial navigation systems? Most probably not. Then, why would you want to use the equivalent of the sextant (a mechanical watch) when you dive?

    Just let me add that I'm a mechanical diving watch nut and I am lucky to own a few of the brands/models mentioned in this thread. I'm a technical diver too, and 100% of the time you'll find a Teric on my left wrist.... AND another Teric on my right wrist.

    I sometimes go down nostalgy lane and bring a third (mechanical) watch along. Contrary to what's being said here, a well serviced vintage dive watch will have no issues at all with a 50-60-80 meters dive, and I do it on occasion, but as, said in the thread, I prefer to cut my loses and ensure I'm safe by just bringing the Terics along.

    Before I wrap up, there's many quality mechanical dive watches with performances equal to a Submariner or a Sea Dweller, costing 1/10 th of the price (a well-regulated Seiko comes to mind), but alas, Rolex has unparalleled marketing muscle and our perceptions are bent.

    Safe dives, all
     
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  5. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

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    Better dive watch when you want something to back up a computer.

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  6. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

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    Oris is very nice, IMO, and also makes a dive watch with an integrated depth gauge. It’s much more than the Citizen but nowhere close to the high altitude price tag of a Rolex. I think the depth gauge is really only useful for recreational depths.

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  7. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A dive watch is something that you wear to a party so that people will say "oh, are you a scuba diver?" and then you can talk about scuba diving all night long.

    Unless it's a Rolex Submariner. Those are so popular that the vast majority of people wearing them aren't divers.
     
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  8. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    Why not simply buy another computer to back up a computer? They even make computers the size of a traditional wristwatch these days. Teric - Shearwater Research
     
  9. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

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    I’ve got my daughter’s bedroom to remodel, a BMW sports car to restore, a Ducati track bike that needs attention, two others I need to get rid of, a bathroom to remodel and a family dive vacation in 2020 so only one Shearwater Perdix for me, Doc. On the other wrist is a slate and a BT. I don’t dive a square profile but I have to have something to resort to if my Perdix quits on me. I don’t want to wear a separate watch AND a depth gauge so the Citizen fits the bill for me.
     
  10. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

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    I can burn $600 of track fees, race gas and rear tire in a morning on a track. Some of us have more than one expensive hobby (or perhaps simply less paycheck than others).
     
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