Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

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    Confused Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

    It's rated for 200mm, but do you trust it compared to a Frogman?


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    Re: Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Shocks Are Cool. View Post
    It's rated for 200mm, but do you trust it compared to a Frogman?
    Yes. And even if it did fail what is the worst that could happen? You lose $29 and buy a new one.

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    Re: Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

    its rated at 20bar for air pressure test. but just how deep will u dive? maybe <20m? with such large value set aside for dealing with dynamic pressure u face in reality it should still do fine


    5600 is cheap anyway, just flip it and get another if it dies

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    Re: Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

    No, but it's definitely ok. I've seen a few people dive with it. I dived with my non-atomic mudman once in the Maldives, and there was no problem. The 200m WR is more than enough to deal with diving, but I obviously wouldn't use it on advanced dives, as the small dial may make it hard to read, and with deep dives you should always go with equipment designed for the task. But recreational dives, definitely no problem.

    But the real question is why dive with a 5600? It's the perfect excuse to get a frogman...or actually one of Seiko's marine masters...I say analog dive watches are definitely the better choice, and Seiko does divers the best from super expensive down to affordable.

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    Re: Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

    I don't dive, so can't help you there ........ It was quite misty though when I went out in mine and it coped with that OK ......... ............
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    Re: Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

    I've been diving with a G-2000.

    A lot of rubbish is talked about depth ratings, as far as recreational divers are concerned. In the Med, for example, all the best diving is within 10 metres anyway.

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    Re: Anybody ever go diving with their 5600?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    I've been diving with a G-2000.

    A lot of rubbish is talked about depth ratings, as far as recreational divers are concerned. In the Med, for example, all the best diving is within 10 metres anyway.
    That's the truth. These watches are rated far deeper than 99% of people will ever dive to. True, the Frogman is the one ISO rated, but still...a G is rated pleanty deep.

    People need to understand that to dive fairly deep, it requires special training, a crew to help the diver, and special gas mixes. Recreational diving wouldn't bother any G as far as I know.

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