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Postby Squirrel Girl » Dec 10, 2005 11:23 pm

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!
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Postby Amocholes » Dec 11, 2005 9:35 am

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.
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Postby hank moon » Dec 11, 2005 11:08 am

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:

http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 0000000226

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Postby GoHighGoDeep » Dec 11, 2005 9:05 pm

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...
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Postby mikedowden » Dec 11, 2005 9:27 pm

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.
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Re: Caving Watch

Postby KevRoyal » Jul 9, 2012 8:34 pm

I was looking at the G shock Riseman to use the altimeter. how is the Mudman different in grime control?
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Re: Caving Watch

Postby JR-Orion » Jul 18, 2012 1:19 pm

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. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-MDV102-1AV- ... 47-0478607

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

Postby JR-Orion » Jul 18, 2012 1:28 pm

On the other end of the price spectrum, there's the Rolex for speleoligists- the Explorer-

http://rolex.watchprosite.com/show-nblo ... 11/fi-732/
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Re: Caving Watch

Postby DaveWKC » Feb 24, 2013 1:46 pm

Would there be any value to using an ABC watch like a Garmin Fenix or a Suunto Ambit?
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Re: Caving Watch

Postby LukeM » Feb 25, 2013 9:38 am

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.
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Re: Caving Watch

Postby DaveWKC » Feb 25, 2013 5:17 pm

Luke,

Good Advice. Thank you.
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