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Things to consider when looking for watches and dive timers

If you are looking for watches and dive timers, there are a few things you should know and have into account in order to buy what you really need. Besides, a dive timer or a dive computer might contain the features which a watch would offer and therefore the first thing you should decide is whether you want a watch or a dive timer.

You might find watches with several different features and functions such as depth gauges, alarms or ascent warnings, and you should know which one of these functions would you rather it to have in order to choose the right one. If you opt for buying a dive timer or a dive computer, you should also consider buying a watch in order to use it as a back up system in case you have a problem with the timer.

At the time of choosing among different diving watches, you should start by checking if it can resist 200 meters. There are some watches which are resistant for only 50 meters and this makes them unfitting for diving activities. 50 meters resistant watches are suitable for swimming or taking a shower but they would most likely brake if you dive with them.

A good diving watch should rotate anti clockwise as well as it should have easy to read hands and a clear display. You should also check that it has an expandable strap which can fit a suit cuff seal or, in case it doesn't, it should allow you to replace it for one which does.

It is very important that diving watches have a stopwatch. This stopwatch should allow you to easily operate it while diving and wearing gloves. You might also want to consider acquiring a retaining strap which gives you security and would retain the watch if the strap broke. As a general recommendation, and whether you buy a watch or a dive timer, you should look for simplicity rather than a complicate or expensive object since you could easily loose it or break it while practicing the sport.





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