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Depth gauge, computer, or gauge on watch?

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Aug 19, 2002
What do you guys like and why: a stand alone analog wrist depth gauge, a computer or depth gauge on a watch?
"Thrifty" Man's Choice


I simply use a Casio digital dive watch and a wrist depth gauge. Gives me my bottom time and depth, which is all I'm concerned with (at this point anyway). If I win the lottery, it would be nice to have a Stinger or such to keep dive logs. However, I can't justify the expense right now (not that I'm not buying my share of new toys - I just bought a "diveyak" last week).

All of the above items bought on e-bay for reasonable prices.

I too have been looking for a wrist watch/ depth gauge. Since I have been freediving and spearfishing, I do not have any reference - where I am, how deep I can go, bottom time, surface time, etc.

I have been doing a lot of research and it looks like the Suunto D3 is the top of the line instrument for the job. However, at $300 it's a bit more than I wanted to spend.
I have also seen the Timex Helix D_M (depth meter) advertised on several web sites and it seems like it too has many of the functions we are looking for and for a reasonable price (around $105).

Does anyone have experience with this Timex model? Or does anyone have another suggestion? or should you bust a buck and go for the Suunto?
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