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100m Water Resistant Watch as Dive Watch


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Yes years ago in Turkey wife did not want to go with me on the boat. I forgot to give her my watch for safe keeping and didn't fancy leaving it on board wrapped in my socks so took it down with me.

 

Had an enjoyable dive and at one point bounced 45 meters to have a look at a pot which was very naughty but in warm waters you can get away with it. The watch in question survived its ordeal.

 

I use a Sunnto air integrated dive computer for all my dives and a Citizen Pro master as a backup.

 

 

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I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]

Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I would imagine very few will dive with their dive watch, and those who do will have something on their wrist with a known and calibrated specification. Rolex Oyster watches are tested (static) @10% greater than their stated rating, and Rolex dive watches @25% greater than maximum stated rating. Most folks that I know that do any serious diving wear one of these, or derivative of.

divex_gents_offshore_500m_watch_dd260055

Which cost a little over £100, and do the job remarkably well.

200 meter version.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/divex-watch-indian-ocean-shipwreck

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I would imagine very few will dive with their dive watch, and those who do will have something on their wrist with a known and calibrated specification. Rolex Oyster watches are tested (static) @10% greater than their stated rating, and Rolex dive watches @25% greater than maximum stated rating. Most folks that I know that do any serious diving wear one of these, or derivative of.
divex_gents_offshore_500m_watch_dd260055_1000x1000.jpg
Which cost a little over £100, and do the job remarkably well.
200 meter version.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/divex-watch-indian-ocean-shipwreck

That’s not only Rolex, it’s for the ISO rating where it’s tested at IIRC 20-25% more than the stated rating.
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41 minutes ago, Igerswis said:


That’s not only Rolex, it’s for the ISO rating where it’s tested at IIRC 20-25% more than the stated rating.

Correct. I just used Rolex as an example. The same applies to most forms of professional testing; pressure, load bearing etc, and in these cases certification will be provided and periodic testing will be necessary to keep it validated.

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I'm no expert, but to reach 100m I suggest that you need to be a highly skilled professional/commercial diver.

Not something you learn in a 30 minute poolside lesson on your summer hols.

Check out the PADI site.... limit for recreational scuba diving is 40m/130ft.

I would wear a 100m rated watch, swimming or doing the dishes. :tongue:

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3 minutes ago, Hayballs said:

I'm no expert, but to reach 100m I suggest that you need to be a highly skilled professional/commercial diver.

Not something you learn in a 30 minute poolside lesson on your summer hols.

Check out the PADI site.... limit for recreational scuba diving is 40m/130ft.

I would wear a 100m rated watch, swimming or doing the dishes. :tongue:

I've tried without success to get my wife to test mine at 200m in the North sea. 

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1 hour ago, Alpha550t said:

I've tried without success to get my wife to test mine at 200m in the North sea. 

Are you a relative of Les Dawson ? :laughing2dw:

2 hours ago, Hayballs said:

I'm no expert, but to reach 100m I suggest that you need to be a highly skilled professional/commercial diver.

Yes, when you consider it's 328 feet down. :scared: 

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20 minutes ago, RoddyJB said:

Back in the day, Ben (Capt Willard) and I went on many dives together including a night dive down to 135 ft in very cold water.

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Seiko 6105-8110 - WATER 150M RESIST

 

With just a clothes peg on your nose.....:tongue::tongue:

Nice watch. Did you wear it for that night dive?

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51 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

His best ever joke : " My mother in law is so ugly, when she enters our house, the mice throw themselves onto the traps "

Couple more you may or may not have heard.

Told my neighbour i saw six men kicking and punching the mother in law, my neighbour asked didnt you help, i said no six was enough.

Mother in law said to me when you die im going to dance on your grave, i said good im being buried at sea.

 

 

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3 hours ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

His best ever joke : " My mother in law is so ugly, when she enters our house, the mice throw themselves onto the traps "

He came into the garage I was working at back in the 80s with his jag xjs that had a problem, and used a similar joke then , saying “ it was alright till his mother in law went in the back “ lovely bloke  :thumbsup:

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9 hours ago, Cyclops930 said:

Yes years ago in Turkey wife did not want to go with me on the boat. I forgot to give her my watch for safe keeping and didn't fancy leaving it on board wrapped in my socks so took it down with me.

 

Had an enjoyable dive and at one point bounced 45 meters to have a look at a pot which was very naughty but in warm waters you can get away with it. The watch in question survived its ordeal.

 

I use a Sunnto air integrated dive computer for all my dives and a Citizen Pro master as a backup.

 

 

ef674979401f7bf70b9d0d79085d9ee1.jpg

 

I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]

Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like that! Nice one a diamond rolex as a diving watch, never judge a book. 

9 hours ago, WRENCH said:

I would imagine very few will dive with their dive watch, and those who do will have something on their wrist with a known and calibrated specification. Rolex Oyster watches are tested (static) @10% greater than their stated rating, and Rolex dive watches @25% greater than maximum stated rating. Most folks that I know that do any serious diving wear one of these, or derivative of.

divex_gents_offshore_500m_watch_dd260055

Which cost a little over £100, and do the job remarkably well.

200 meter version.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/divex-watch-indian-ocean-shipwreck

Yep id feel better using that than risking my vintage rolex dj...

 

3 hours ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

His best ever joke : " My mother in law is so ugly, when she enters our house, the mice throw themselves onto the traps "

When the midwife delivered the baby it was so ugly she slapped the mother. 

3 hours ago, RoddyJB said:

Back in the day, Ben (Capt Willard) and I went on many dives together including a night dive down to 135 ft in very cold water.

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Seiko 6105-8110 - WATER 150M RESIST

 

Fab! I had an original suwa turtle that had obviously been used as intended. Should have kept it. 

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30 minutes ago, andyclient said:

He came into the garage I was working at back in the 80s with his jag xjs that had a problem, and used a similar joke then , saying “ it was alright till his mother in law went in the back “ lovely bloke  :thumbsup:

Bet it was a tight squeeze for him in the xjs. Good job the handbrake dropped to the floor. They were very low for a young thin en. 

Yes he was good indeed. 

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On 27/11/2020 at 17:31, sabailand said:

Couple more you may or may not have heard.

Told my neighbour i saw six men kicking and punching the mother in law, my neighbour asked didnt you help, i said no six was enough.

Mother in law said to me when you die im going to dance on your grave, i said good im being buried at sea.

 

 

I wouldn't say the mother in-law was fat, but everywhere she sat she was sat next to you! The great Les Dawson!

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7 minutes ago, martinzx said:

I wouldn't say the mother in-law was fat, but everywhere she sat she was sat next to you! The great Les Dawson!

I went to a small guest house. The manager said, 'You want a room with running water? I said, 'What do you think I am, a trout ? "

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Took the mother in law to madame Tussards chamber of horrors, one of the attendants said `keep moving sir we`re stock taking`.

Not saying the mother in laws ugly, but last christmas she stood under the mistletoe waiting for someone to kiss her, she was still there at Lent.

I said to the mother in law you`re a treasure, its just that she reminds me of something thats just been dug up.

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