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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2005 11:23 pm
by Squirrel Girl
Lava wrote:I hate to wear a watch while caving. For awhile I did, and every time I'd catch a glimpse of it, I'd be reminded that the above-ground world still existed... which I don't want to even think about while caving.
I used to have a BF who had his watch beep every hour. *That* reminded me that an hour of my life was gone forever and I was one hour closer to the grave. But I like have some idea what time it is when I'm underground. So I like to wear a watch, just not one that beeps!

PostPosted: Dec 11, 2005 9:35 am
by Amocholes
I use a cheap one that I bought at Walmart for $3.97. It seems to be pretty water resistant and has a nice big display that is easy to read. I've used for 2 years now it's held up very well.

PostPosted: Dec 11, 2005 11:08 am
by hank moon
used Casio "Mud/Water Resist" watch for awhile now. No probs except buttons are covered by rubber and a little stiff. Also used Baby-G shock. Both obtained from Campmor for about 10.00. THey generally have great deals on watches: ... 0000000226

PostPosted: Dec 11, 2005 9:05 pm
by GoHighGoDeep
I'm gonna be the black sheep here... i've been using a Suunto Vector for about a year now, in cave and out of cave... and its stood up so far... it was more of me being a gear junkie than lookign for a 'good' caving watch... the compass function is nice, as long as you take it with a grain of salt... it also lives under my oversuit and a layer of polypros, so that's probably kept it safe-ish from all he nasty stuff i've thrown at it while caving...

PostPosted: Dec 11, 2005 9:27 pm
by mikedowden
Ummmm, I use a Diurnal Rhythm Master, it's simple and cheap. When you're tired you sleep, when you're hungry you eat. It loses a few hours a day, but it's always in synch.
George Fish, #27463

I use carbide changes. 3 to 3 and half hours per charge. It only gets confusing after about 5 or 6 changes, then you just look at the amount of carbide left in your bottle. One third left, "holy smokes, I've been here too long, it must be time to leave.

Re: Caving Watch

PostPosted: Jul 9, 2012 8:34 pm
by KevRoyal
I was looking at the G shock Riseman to use the altimeter. how is the Mudman different in grime control?

Re: Caving Watch

PostPosted: Jul 18, 2012 1:19 pm
by JR-Orion
This watch has been on my wrist during all of my cave trips over the past three years. It's held up great and still looks nice enough that I wear it on normal, non-caving days too. :) ... 47-0478607

edit- hmm, looks like it's out of stock most places. That figures.

Re: Caving Watch

PostPosted: Jul 18, 2012 1:28 pm
by JR-Orion
On the other end of the price spectrum, there's the Rolex for speleoligists- the Explorer- ... 11/fi-732/

Re: Caving Watch

PostPosted: Feb 24, 2013 1:46 pm
by DaveWKC
Would there be any value to using an ABC watch like a Garmin Fenix or a Suunto Ambit?

Re: Caving Watch

PostPosted: Feb 25, 2013 9:38 am
by LukeM
Speaking for myself, those seem wayyy to pricey to bring in a cave. GPS won't work in a cave, and the other functions can be accomplished with much cheaper units. Save some heartache and cave with a watch that you're ok with scratching, caking with mud, breaking, and generally dramatically reducing the resale value of.

Re: Caving Watch

PostPosted: Feb 25, 2013 5:17 pm
by DaveWKC

Good Advice. Thank you.