Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

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    Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    I'm still evaluating which Pathfinder to get, the PAW1300 or PAW1500. I like the look of the 1500, but the things I'm reading on this board seem to indicate the 1300 has a better "module" - is this true? Are the 1300 electronic components better than what is being used with the 1500? Is there a comparable difference?

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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    1300 are thought to have some temp compensation (later modules) and better info display (graphs, tracking etc) - cant comment on accuracy as havent had one - but its said they are not as accurate as suunto's.

    1500 has 200m wr and a more rugged look - altimiter function is next to useless on the 1500 and can vary upto 160m even after calibration, in my experience, whilst sitting down for lunch. tide display is accurate if you live / work near tidal areas.

    plenty of reviews of both on the digital abc part of the forum from field testers on this line of watches... good luck

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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    Early production runs of the 110/1300 & 130/1500 tended to drift when exposed to temperature change resulting in inconsistent barometer & altimeter readings. Neither are truly thermal compensated, Casio appears to have tweaked the internal tables of both watches in later production runs making both watches more accurate and less prone to thermal drift. Only the 200/2000 & 500/5000 are fully thermally compensated, the PRG-80 may also be given the watches track record although it is much bigger.

    What I believe is a fairer statement is that the 110/1300 is a more balanced module than the 130/1500 which is very much aimed a water related activities; diving, fishing etc and the 130/1500 does indeed work very well if you live on the coastline or need the additional water resistance. The 110/1300 altimeter and logging feature are more comprehensive, both Chrono & CDT are 24hr, in real terms this does make sense as the 130/1500 is designed to be used on or near the sea, barring the 60 min CDT.

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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    I just received a 1500 with Titaninum (sp?) band for $200. It's just the right size and the band was easy to adjust (taking my time). I probably could have saved a couple of bucks on the 1300, but really liked the 1500. Just my 2 cents.
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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    Thanks for all your replies!

    DocKlock, do you mind me asking where you ended up purchasing your watch (and I'm with you; I can get a better price on a 1300, but I like the look of the 1500 better - has nothing to do with practicality).

    ~Dan


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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    The module is a lot easier to see on the 1300. I own the black 1500 and I love it because I dont have to worry about black paint chipping. Its also very light , reverse display is easy to read, multiband 5 atomic solar, and the buttons feels nice. Definitely worth the price.

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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    I recognise the challenge of been torn between two different Casios... Happens a lot of time to me, one got some advantages, and the other model some other advantages... Not an easy choise. And probably the reason for why I dont have a lot of G's / Casios, I dont like buying a model, which I think lack something. Well, that's my way, and in january, I ended choosing the model, which got lesser downsides IMHO.

    Anyway, I got a sense the functions means less to you? I mean, otherwise you probably would've dived deeply into the manuals, right? Nothing bad about that, but it might indicate you should prioritise the looks... Okay, it might just be easier to use the watch, than read the manual. But then we're back to the challenges about finding a store, where you can try them out... Sorry, nothing real good suggestions, I think, just my 2 cents
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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    My Pathfinder --- I got mine on e-bay under a 'buy it now' for $200. The seller said he was the lowest on the bay (and he was) and he had 2 at the time I bought mine. When I went back to check he wasn't there so I'm guessing he sold the other one. A quick check on the bay shows them in the $230 or so range. Hope it helps you to make your decision!!!
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    Re: Last Pathfinder Question: 1300 vs. 1500 Modules?

    jewelrama.com have 1500 at £135 -10% sale, new with casio warranty
    the 2000 is even cheaper

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