893bet wrote: »
As a suggestion Diyu, for the boards backers you could hand deliver via a boards meet. Keep it small as such, on an in invite only basis to backers? Just meet in a hotel bar or lobby or similar, or book a small function room.
Delivery is a long way off so restrictions may allow something like this by then.
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antodeco wrote: »
Kickstarter really waste no time taking the money anyway ����
colm18 wrote: »
great to see that message re the salmon straps - I assume there's no colour options with these? Also, just curious whether you got any pics of the 'standard' Solas with the purple salmon strap? I assume it wouldn't work as well as it does with the eagrán bradán feasa edition but would be interested to find out..
fat bloke wrote: »
Is there a time limit on the strap upgrade?
Also, is the salmon strap in addition to or instead of the tan horween one?
Batesy wrote: »
Another quick one on the strap option, will backers still receive the standard strap and the salmon ones as an extra or does the upgrade basically replace the standard?
njburke wrote: »
Best overall for me would be a bungee strap, only thing that really works with a drysuit.
I tried to get maratec nitrox nato straps, 330 mm nato's, sold out no longer available.
My orange monster or citizen are fine in warm water on the bracelet/put strap. I usually roll back the wetsuit sleeve.
The spring bars are the single failure point. For my suunto computer, I use a bungee fed through both sides of the strap, if the strap goes, the bungee keeps both together and you've a chance to recover.
I also thought that stainless end links should be available with just say 3 off 4 mm holes in them. Run three bungee chords through the endlinks, works for wet and dry suits, forearm.
I also thought of epoxying a PU strap to make a divers extension, works best with two of the same strap, one normal, the other glued to act as an extender, bungee through the lot.
The pelagos solution is nice, but maybe over engineered. Ideal for desk diving when the air con shrinks your wrist.
banie01 wrote: »
I've never dived with an internal bezel
I can totally see the advantage to it, it makes knocks and nudges far less likely to screw up your timings.
As another PADI AOW/Rescue Diver I've been really intrigued by the bungee strap idea.
Sheer genius from NJ, simple robust and effective.
Like most great ideas, one of those "I can't believe I never thought of that!" ones.
On the bezel, yes some sort of captive/lock is the ideal but having only ever used rotating bezels.
I'll be following the developments here with interest.
Unidirectional on a dive watch is IMO a safety feature that shouldn't be overlooked, tho.
It prevents accidentally going over your time and gives a degree of security I've bi-.
Edit: NVM, just realized you mean crown action and not bezel.
njburke wrote: »
I'ld go with an external unidirectional bezel. The internal is over complex,additional seal, fiddly to operate with wet or gloved hands. It also takes up dial space under the crystal, space better used by hands and markers.
A domed crystal is the way to go for better reading angle with TIR, so distortion might by an issue round the dial edge.
If you want a style of a second crown, put it in as an option for manual helium release.
In my experience, the bezel doesn't get nudged forward.
I'ld mark the bezel, with a few no deco stop limits, at the PADI OW and AOW depth limits, just a reminder that the diver may have stepped over the line.
Few enough were innocent in the past, few enough are innocent in the present, we just don’t know why yet.
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Thirdfox wrote: »
@Niall (or other divers)
I was wondering do (or perhaps did) you use the bezel as a count down or count up device NJ? I had used it as count down - i.e. set the pip to no deco limit based on planned dive depth and ensure I start ascending before this time is reached - it seemed logical for that as then you're timing your safety stops using the red/coloured portion of the "pepsi" bezel - where there are individual minute markings as otherwise you have individual minute markings for the first 15-20 minutes of a dive which aren't key...it's the last few minutes of an ascent when you need precise timing for stops.
Did you use it to time bottom time elapsed or bottom time remaining?
I'll be setting the no deco tritium markers for 18m/30m on basis of time elapsed (even though I think time remaining makes more sense) - it's easier to tell people to set pip to time minute hand rather than reading tables on what countdown time they should plan for (in which case they aren't novices and don't need the no-deco reminder in all likelihood).
Cyclingtourist wrote: »
Don't want start an argument but are the public (customers) clamouring for a tourbillon? It always struck me as a solution to a problem that no longer exists and as such is an interesting but utterly useless complication in this day and age.
I'm probably missing the point but to me it's like all those people who want to climb Mount Everest even though it's been done numerous times already and is now just an item on certain people's bucket list.
redlead wrote: »
I think that releasing your own Tourbillon with the Solas S incorporated into the co axial cage would quite possibly be the biggest horological F you to all the "comic sans" naysayers out there!
On a side note, when are we going to get to see the dive watch thats number 2 or is that on hold until delivery of the starlight?
Thirdfox wrote: »
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