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bobby_hirst
09-23-2009, 09:04
Looking for a nice wrist mounted compass. Which one of these do most of you prefer, or is there a totally different one? Pros / cons? Thanks in advance for the help.

fisheater
09-23-2009, 09:52
Suunto SK-7 with a Deep Sea Supply (DSS) mount.

That's the one I have my eyes on, as I go to a wrist mounted configuration. I'm confident that CompuDude and others will join in and sign that setup's praises.

bobby_hirst
09-23-2009, 10:00
Since they don't sell it on ST, what's the price range on that one?

fisheater
09-23-2009, 10:29
Suunto is one of the brands doesn't "allow" online sales, but they can be purchased at Leisurepro and many LDSs. The compass is around $50 and the DSS mount is $12 on the DSS website.

bobby_hirst
09-23-2009, 10:31
Found the compass on LeisurePro, but what is the DSS website? Having some difficulty finding that. Thanks.

No Misses
09-23-2009, 10:59
My LDS is a DiveRite dealer. I bought one of the DR compasses a few weeks ago (~$50). It is a POS. The "card" is not weighted properly. If you tilt the compass, even slightly, the needle swings around.

My original thought was...A compass is a compass. Does it piont north? Then it works. I was wrong. There are other factors.
1. Is it "compensated for my area (N. America). This is the difference between true north and magnetic north.
2. Is it balanced? If you tilt the compass, does the needle swing? It should not. A good compass will allow you to tilt it several degrees without creating an error.

I do not own a Suunto compass. But, I have heard good things about them.

bobby_hirst
09-23-2009, 11:04
Thanks for the advice No Misses. Seems like the Suunto is the way to go. Now just need to find out more about the DSS mount and where exactly to get it from.

comet24
09-23-2009, 11:08
Deep Sea Supply

https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=47

bobby_hirst
09-23-2009, 11:10
Thanks comet24.

DMWiz
09-23-2009, 14:10
The SK7 is IMO the best wrist mounted compass by far... You can also buy the DSS mount for the compass from Piranha (http://www.piranhadivemfg.com/) including the bungee cord for $12.50

bobby_hirst
09-23-2009, 14:22
Thanks DMWiz.

CompuDude
09-23-2009, 16:09
Suunto SK-7 with a Deep Sea Supply (DSS) mount.

That's the one I have my eyes on, as I go to a wrist mounted configuration. I'm confident that CompuDude and others will join in and sign that setup's praises.

Yup. Pick up the Suunto SK7 at your LDS, or at LeisurePro, add the DSS mount (from DSS direct, or Piranha), and you're golden.

navyhmc
09-24-2009, 03:06
My experience with the DR compass is that unless you have your compass all but level, it will swivel up to 30 degrees one way or the other. Not good if you're doing precision work.

K9Pig
09-24-2009, 03:17
+3 On the Suunto SK-7 with the DSS wrist mount... A rock solid piece of equipment.

bobby_hirst
09-24-2009, 11:27
Sounds like the general consensus is to go with the Suunto with the DSS mount. Looks like I'll be purchasing that soon. Thanks for all the great info and help.