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Watch recommendations

Post by 'llo-and Behold » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:51 am

Ok, so I knew my watch's band was in it's last legs, but it fell off yesterday without breaking, but a button was pushed in and I went for a surf...
It's always either the band or the battery that lets me down.
So, any recommendations for a cheap replacement?

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by shaunmorrison » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:01 pm

'llo-and Behold wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:51 am
Ok, so I knew my watch's band was in it's last legs, but it fell off yesterday without breaking, but a button was pushed in and I went for a surf...
It's always either the band or the battery that lets me down.
So, any recommendations for a cheap replacement?
Can't you see we've got a tard comp going on here.

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by 'llo-and Behold » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:47 pm

I've been a tard before. I don't mind being a retard.

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by ctd » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:35 pm

What’s cheap? These are a good deal but are $80 so cheap??

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by bomboraa » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:40 pm

Got a Casio, hands not digital. For $60 it was cheaper than replacing the battery and resealing an Ice watch I used previously. It just survived three weeks in Bali and some solid waves, we'll see how i lasts. Says it's 100m proof. Hmmmm.

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by Trev » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:05 pm

bomboraa wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Got a Casio, hands not digital. For $60 it was cheaper than replacing the battery and resealing an Ice watch I used previously. It just survived three weeks in Bali and some solid waves, we'll see how i lasts. Says it's 100m proof. Hmmmm.
Casios last forever.
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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by chrisb » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 pm

I was told by a watchmaker that for surfing anything less than 150m waterproof is shit.
From experience 50m waterproof is bullshit - the first splash of water and it's gone.

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by Trev » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:11 pm

chrisb wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 pm
I was told by a watchmaker that for surfing anything less than 150m waterproof is shit.
From experience 50m waterproof is bullshit - the first splash of water and it's gone.
Never had a problem with 50M in the surf, but my Casio is 100M and four years old.
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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by shaunmorrison » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:27 pm

Trev wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:05 pm
bomboraa wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Got a Casio, hands not digital. For $60 it was cheaper than replacing the battery and resealing an Ice watch I used previously. It just survived three weeks in Bali and some solid waves, we'll see how i lasts. Says it's 100m proof. Hmmmm.
Casios last forever.
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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by ctd » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:57 pm

ISO 22810:2010 says that 50m watches are only suitable for ‘shallow’ water activities (although that includes swimming) and should not be used for activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth; 100m is recommended for surfing

So 50m is fine so long as you don’t duck dive to deep or fall off

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by Trev » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:04 pm

ctd wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:57 pm
ISO 22810:2010 says that 50m watches are only suitable for ‘shallow’ water activities (although that includes swimming) and should not be used for activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth; 100m is recommended for surfing

So 50m is fine so long as you don’t duck dive to deep or fall off
Regardless, until my current Casio, I've never used anything but 50M and never had any water ingress.
In fact, my previous Casio,, which was only 50M, I changed the battery twice myself, lightly smeared Vaseline over the seal and re-assembled it. I had it from 1993, before I moved to Sydney, until about 5 years ago when one of the pins failed while I was being rag dolled on a largish (but not too large - I'm old) day at Moffat.

So, no doubt as with most things, there's a margin for error built in.
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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by buddy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Is there a need for a watch in the surf in Bali? I thought they were for pre work surfs to allow you to stay the absolute maximum of time out there.

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:00 pm

not if the time between sets is of no importance

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Post by offshore1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:52 am

I've had three ripcurl ocean tide watches over the past two decades. The first one was the best. Seems llike they make each newer model less rugged than the last.
Still like it though.
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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:18 am

Got this for $30 from Big W a few months ago. Surfing, hot showers, no probs.

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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by tootr » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 am

Matches with the cufflinks.
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Re: Watch recommendations

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:12 am

The cufflinks cost more
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