My Aquastar Benthos 500

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    My Aquastar Benthos 500

    I was nasds certified in 1973. My dive instructor was howard hall (

    I bought my Benthos 500 new in 1973 and it never worked right. I sent it back 3 times under warranty to get fixed. It's only problem was (and still is) that the second hand hangs on the minute hand after a few revolutions around the dial. Seems to me a simple fix. But as I said, everytime I sent it in it came back "fixed" then promptly stopped yet again.

    I might be interested in getting this fixed once and for all if someone knows a reputable repair service, or maybe even selling it...

    Any Ideas?

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    xno is offline
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    that's one of my all-time favorite designs.

    worth getting fixed for sure. I don't see why it shouldn't be able to happen.

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    Re: My Aquastar Benthos 500

    Billy, spare parts are essentially non-existent for these watches. I have a WIS mate who knows of a guy who will work on the Benthos watches, but I don't get the impression that you need a restoration but rather a simple repair (hand re-setting or some such).

    If this is the case, I think you'd do best by finding a watchmaker locally who can do the work for you. Ask around or make a post on a forum with members who live near you.

    But definitely get it fixed! Pics are always appreciated
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    Aquadive forum moderator W. C. Bartlett's Avatar
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    Re: My Aquastar Benthos 500

    Its a fantastic watch and agree with Colin that you should find a local watchmaker to do the fix. This watch is a classic and should be kept. I have the Benthos 1 and love it.

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