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    Any Suunto fans here?

    I know there's a Suunto forum, but that's uncharted territory for me.

    Just wondering if anyone here has had any exposure to Suunto, and how they compare with G-SHOCKs?

    I've got my eye on the Suunto Core.

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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    I have a SUUNTO Vector I've worn to work every day since I got it. Love it. Its actually taken the place of my G-Shock as a daily beater for now. I was torn between the Vector and the PAW-1200. Went with the SUUNTO because I've always drooled over them. I love the look of the Pathfinder (and will likely order one anyhow), but the SUUNTO seems a bit more accurate.

    My unorganized and half coherent two cents.


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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    I have a Vector which is alright. It feels a bit cheap and plasticky though. The screen is also plastic and prone to scratches. It doesn't seem any more accurate than my PRG80T and doesn't feel anywhere near as solid.
    I wouldn't get swept onto the Core bandwagon if I were you, my Suunto is nice enough but overpriced for what it is in my opinion. ( I know others will disagree)


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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    I'm not at all sold on the Core. I got a good deal on the Vector so I took it. Feels cheap... I don't completely disagree. I absolutely hate the bezel. It is quite light (took a bit of getting over). As I mentioned above I've always wanted a SUUNTO so it took precedence over the Pathfinder.
    One absolutely annoying and loathesome feature is that you can't set the Vector to display seconds instead of mon/day (or both at the same time... I KNOW BLOODY WELL TODAY IS MONDAY!!!). Drives me absolutely batty having to hit a button to see the seconds.
    I'd buy one again, though. Fascination wins a lot of debates.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 91 View Post
    I KNOW BLOODY WELL TODAY IS MONDAY!!!
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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 91 View Post
    ... Drives me absolutely batty having to hit a button to see the seconds...
    you can always look at the seconds ticking away, going around, near the bezel...

    i've got the black inverted vector and the x6. i bought the x6 a long time ago and got the vector on a good deal from a friend. i used to wear them a lot more than nowadays, the g-shocks see a lot more wrist time these days.

    they performed flawlessly. i just seem to leave them in the drawer when the time comes to choose...

    anyway.. here they are:




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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by maique View Post
    you can always look at the seconds ticking away, going around, near the bezel...
    Kind of. Because there are 360 degrees to a circle and 60 seconds to a minute they count funny. This creates a unique seconds 'movement'. Not good if you need to know seconds at a glance. There are only 36 ticks on the outside ring of the Vector dial - each represents 10degrees, natch. If you watch the seconds they don't count in a 1:1 manner.


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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 91 View Post
    Kind of. Because there are 360 degrees to a circle and 60 seconds to a minute they count funny. This creates a unique seconds 'movement'. Not good if you need to know seconds at a glance. There are only 36 ticks on the outside ring of the Vector dial - each represents 10degrees, natch. If you watch the seconds they don't count in a 1:1 manner.
    yes, i know. i was trying to be half-ironic. sorry for the misunderstanding... english is not my native language and, sometimes, it's hard to make myself understood..

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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by maique View Post
    yes, i know. i was trying to be half-ironic. sorry for the misunderstanding... english is not my native language and, sometimes, it's hard to make myself understood..
    I sort of got what you were saying, but someone else might not understand.

    There are days I question whether English is my first language. Haha.


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    Re: Any Suunto fans here?

    I have the all black x-lander. simply put, a superb watch. I have a gw-9000 and a gw-5600, that have been completely put out of rotation because of the x-lander. The suunto is extremely light, the alti and baro modes are VERY acurate (when calibrated before use), love the fact that in ALL timing modes-stop watch CDT, time is displayed prominently. Once activated, light will stay ON until you are keep pressing buttons. This makes it a breeze to set alarm, or calibrate it at night.
    things I would like changed=light is activated after a LOOONG push of the mode button, this is not a deal breaker, I got used to it, but it took some time. I understand that Suunto did not want to introduce a dedicated light button, so the "light" and "mode" had to share one, hence the short push activates mode change, long one activates light. No biggie. But I really would like to see a feature like the Flix as in the Timex line, or the Casio auto EL. This would make this suunto PERFECT.

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