Deep sea diving for Oldies

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I have recently purchased a C11 Titanium Extreme 1000 which I see will allow me to dive to a depth of 3,280 feet.
Being 75, my personal best, some years ago, was about 30 feet.
Was my purchase a triumph of hope over expectation?
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I the interest of honesty, I should add that I bought it because I love the shape and colour of the hands.
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It's a great looking watch and that's a perfect reason for owning it. :thumbup:

Similarly I have a Breitling Superocean which is rated at 1500m and the deepest I get is a well filled bath or bobbing about in a pool. :lol:
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Des, you are not alone here I feel. I'm sure I have at least 6-8 divers that could go 200-600m and they are lucky if they get to 2m in a holiday pool.

The C11 is a great watch, my first or second CW was an Extreme and like you the hands were a big part of the attraction.
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Well, I have a Bremont S2000 and the only water it has seen is rain. The HRV has no chance of ever being used while it’s in my ownership.
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I sometimes empty the dishwasher whilst wearing my Deepsea (3900m).
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Thegreyman wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Des, you are not alone here I feel. I'm sure I have at least 6-8 divers that could go 200-600m and they are lucky if they get to 2m in a holiday pool.

The C11 is a great watch, my first or second CW was an Extreme and like you the hands were a big part of the attraction.
I've got one that will go to 12,800 feet that I don't even wear in the shower!!

I agree though, the Extreme is a lovely watch.
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BobMunro wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:52 pm

I've got one that will go to 12,800 feet that I don't even wear in the shower!!
That'll be the DSSD :)
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It's good to know that there are others out there like me!
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I think there are plenty of watch owners who think they need:

A 600m dive watch with HE valve to jump in a pool
A gigantic pilot watch to fly with Easyjet
A Motorsport chronograph to watch Lewis on the telly, or to boil an egg
A GMT/Worldtimer to go to France for a weekend
A super-subtle dress watch for those classy soirées in Playa de las Americas...

...and so on...

It is, of course, total BS, but loads of us have gone through it.

BTW, I actually DO take a 600m GMT on holiday, but my C60 600 Trident GMT does everything. I never travel with any other watch these days. No brainer.

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Des wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:00 pm
I have recently purchased a C11 Titanium Extreme 1000 which I see will allow me to dive to a depth of 3,280 feet.
Being 75, my personal best, some years ago, was about 30 feet.
Was my purchase a triumph of hope over expectation?
Water resistance is about pressure, I had water ingress into a 200m rated watch in heavy surf, crown was screwed in and it had been serviced a year or so earlier. The red flag was not flying and there were many people young and old enjoying the sea so not a massive surf.

Next time your in the surf with your C11, congratulate yourself for being prepared for unexpected paddling conditions :D
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Des wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:00 pm
I have recently purchased a C11 Titanium Extreme 1000 which I see will allow me to dive to a depth of 3,280 feet.
Being 75, my personal best, some years ago, was about 30 feet.
Was my purchase a triumph of hope over expectation?
I personally think you made a big mistake buying a watch like this at your age, you should be ashamed of yourself & know better.
I will give you my address & you can pass it on to me where it will be abused like it should be. :lol:

Seriously though, it is a fantastic watch, I used to own one myself & also Makaira Pro 500, I have been snorkelling with both, that is also about my depth limit.
Your purchase was certainly a triumph & you must enjoy it.
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I personally think you made a big mistake buying a watch like this at your age, you should be ashamed of yourself & know better.
I will give you my address & you can pass it on to me where it will be abused like it should be. :lol:
You're very right - I am ashamed, but I can assure you that, even at my age, I can abuse any watch known to man simply by wearing it around the house!
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