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chewyjr15
08-26-2007, 13:13
when i start diving i will be using a computer but want a dive watch for my wrist with depth and time preferably digital what are my options without breaking the bank?

Jaymeany
08-26-2007, 13:28
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130141817427&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=003

i found this on ebay. I really like citizens. it also depends on what features you want. i looked for depth and eco-drive(solar power)

scubasavvy
08-26-2007, 13:48
I agree with Jaymeany...I've heard nothing but raves about Citizens from all of my dive friends.

BigScubaCat
08-26-2007, 15:53
Citizen makes outstanding dive watches (aqualand, etc.) or you could go with a Casio G-Shock. I always dive with redundant systems, to include a watch as a backup to my guages and my wrist mounted dive computer.

chewyjr15
08-26-2007, 16:15
ok ill look into citizen but I'd like something cheaper

Splitlip
08-26-2007, 18:15
ok ill look into citizen but I'd like something cheaper
I have a Citizen's Aqualand. I have seen the Casios for half the price, with a compass no less.

scubasamurai
08-26-2007, 19:16
i have an old citizens and love it, i have to get the eco drive. the only complaint is that the watch alarm is very conservitive. it is set for an ascent rate of 30ft/min when the rate is usually 60ft/min (padi) so it is great to let you know that you speeding up before you get into trouble if your not paying attention .
other than that it is a great watch . check the net alot of dealers that have it cheaper than retail local

team2tank
01-15-2008, 11:42
citizens hyper aqualand, you can find one on ebay for $99 bucks with all the download equipment,,,,,awesome and easy to use

cyclone3565
01-15-2008, 12:47
Citizen or Seiko make fine dive watches. Citizen has some that indicate depth and time - Either the Aqualand or the anniversary watch, which also has a temparature reading as well as an ascent rate alarm. It will also store up to 99 dives and runs on their Ecodrive system, never needs a battery as it is powered by light.

mitsuguy
01-15-2008, 16:09
if you are just looking for something inexpensive, try this:
http://forum.scubatoys.com/comments-questions-dont-fit-above/6500-walmart-dive-watch.html?highlight=walmart+dive+watch

Soonerwink
01-15-2008, 20:32
I bought one of the Timex Helix Depth dive watches on ebay for 12.50. Keeps dive time, depth and temp. It makes a pretty decent backup.

scuba007
01-17-2008, 15:06
I dive with the St. Moritz Nereos. This watch is identical to the Citizen Aqualand 20th Anniversary but St Moritz has a longer warranty. Seiko provides the time movement for both watches.

MIKE.BDJ
01-17-2008, 15:19
Understand Cost Concerns But I Have Had My Citizen Promaster For 10 Years, Depth Ascent Rate, And Records Dives. Only Replaced Battery 1 Time 42 .oo Uk Not Sure For Usa, Lots Of Dives And Wear Everyday For Work.

aprilgoddess1987
01-18-2008, 12:12
sunnto is a good name but pricey, remember you get what you pay for

MLenyo
01-18-2008, 20:34
I bought one of the Timex Helix Depth dive watches on ebay for 12.50. Keeps dive time, depth and temp. It makes a pretty decent backup.

i keep hearing good things about this watch, and for the price i think i'm going to have to end up picking one up!

tc_rain
01-18-2008, 20:46
sunnto is a good name but pricey, remember you get what you pay for

Can't agree more...

DarinMartell
01-18-2008, 23:55
I just bought a Helix for $12.56 on E-bay, with shipping it is just over $20, I know it is cheap but at that price I had to check it out.

BuzzGA
01-19-2008, 12:43
When it comes to a dive watch (and I need a new one, mine finally gave up after 15 years of daily wear plus diving) I still like the old style hands with a bezel. My computer is digital (obviously) so I like the analog back up. I'm not as worried about a depth gauge or a compass on my watch because if my depth gauge dies on a dive, I grab my buddy and we head for the surface

phungy
01-19-2008, 22:26
This is the Timex Helix Depth (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=1&catref=C6&from=R10&_trksid=m37&satitle=timex+helix+depth&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=32608&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1&fsoo=1) watch that you're all suggesting? I'm assuming that this would be more than enough for a beginning diver :o

mitsuguy
01-19-2008, 23:54
This is the Timex Helix Depth (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=1&catref=C6&from=R10&_trksid=m37&satitle=timex+helix+depth&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=32608&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1&fsoo=1) watch that you're all suggesting? I'm assuming that this would be more than enough for a beginning diver :o

thats it... mine works great... not so much of an everyday watch, but a good, cheap dive watch...

Soonerwink
01-20-2008, 15:13
This is the Timex Helix Depth (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=1&catref=C6&from=R10&_trksid=m37&satitle=timex+helix+depth&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=32608&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1&fsoo=1) watch that you're all suggesting? I'm assuming that this would be more than enough for a beginning diver :o
Thats the same one I got. Just bid $12.00, even if you don't win the auction I bet you will receive a 2nd chance offer at that price.

Crimediver
01-21-2008, 16:58
I swear by my Citizen Aqualand. I figure when mine breaks I will upgrade. Had it maybe 11 years and still going strong. And worse, I change my own batteries for around $7 or so. I recently bought another one as a gift for a diver off eBay a year ago for 75 bucks. Pro rate that over time and it is a good investment for a dependable watch. It is lacking in a feature found in a computer. I have a hard time reading the little numbered depth display underwater. Still a great watch.

abcitydiver
01-21-2008, 20:01
Swatch Fun Scuba (best deals are on ebay).
Great watch, reliable, under 90$, with depth gauge....and fun styles. woohoo!