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    Re: Emergency Frequency Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaan View Post
    Is there any information when or even if this new transmitter (frequency) actually is built in to new Emergencies?
    Is it possible to fit in such a transmitter in this small device?
    If you are really interested in SAR issues you should do some research. Everything I have read suggests that 121.5 is the freq. I would prefer. It will allow the resuce to find you if they are relatively near. It would be nice to have a 406 transmitter also but it prob. would not be strong enough to reach the sats. So..... purchase a PLB and use the Emergency as backup if you are taking a journey.

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    Ognils: So you wear it in the shower etc ?

    Since mine says 30M water resist I have not used it in the shower etc, but you have not had a problem with this ?
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    I thought 30M meant 30M and not just sprinkle proof. Its almost mis-selling.

    I do regularly swim in it and even run it under the tap and clean it. I'm going to continue to too. If it breaks then I'll deal with it then.

    There is no way the 'public' can be expected to know that 30M means 'don't get it wet'.

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    I actually spoke to my local Breitling service department and they confirmed that its only light wet proof. Mainly due to the lack of a screw down crown.

    The Mission version however, which I consider to be less robust (because its prettier), has a screw down crown and thus, according to the Breitling man, is far more water proof.

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    Here, Ognils. Once again, from the forum's "articles" section...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ognils View Post
    I actually spoke to my local Breitling service department and they confirmed that its only light wet proof. Mainly due to the lack of a screw down crown.

    The Mission version however, which I consider to be less robust (because its prettier), has a screw down crown and thus, according to the Breitling man, is far more water proof.
    you might feel better reading this... Water Resistance Truths Unveiled...
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    Ron,
    It was that thread that I stumbled upon earlier that disappointed me.
    Nevertheless its still a great watch.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ognils View Post
    There is no way the 'public' can be expected to know that 30M means 'don't get it wet'.
    I agree entirely. Even though there are stricter guidelines these days, it's still tantamount to mis-selling as you say...

    If a watch can only just survive doing the dishes, it should be rated 30mm - not 30M.

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    Re: Emergency Frequency Change?

    FWIW I am a USAF flight engineer. Hopefully it will comfort all of you concerned to know that we ALWAYS monitor guard frequency (121.5)when flying. If we hear a beacon we mark it and call it in.

    Cheers,

    Mike

    ps: we used to tune one guard to 121.5 vhf and one 343.0 uhf but that is not necessary now that our RTs are full spectrum ie very high through ultra high all in the same RT.
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