I'm a fairly new diver, have been on two bigger dive trips and have logged around 30 dives. In addition to this, I'm a small time vintage watch collector (if you could call it that with only around 10 watches in the collection). On my last dive trip I got more accustomed to using a dive computer, and now I wouldn't dive without one. On the same trip, I met this guy with a vintage watch with an built in dive computer. It was a Citizen *something* quartz watch, which logged the same stuff as the ordinary dive computer did:
- Current depth.
- Maximum depth reached on this dive.
- No stop time
- Dive time
Not sure if it also measured water temperature, ascent rate etc, but it had the basic functions atleast.
Now, that got me curious to get a proper dive watch myself. Though, I know absolutely nothing about what to look for.
I'm only into mechanical watches otherwise, but I'm guessing it's difficult to find a mechanical one that would give me all the features listed above :P so I'm trying to be open minded. I'm not keen to put a fortune away since I'm not diving that often, so a price between $250-750 perhaps. What's your recommendations? Any particular brands and/or models to check out, or perhaps some to stay away from? :)