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Shearwater Teric or Perdix?

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Coconut Monkey, Mar 30, 2019.

Shearwater Teric vs Shearwater Perdix

  1. Shearwater Teric

    22 vote(s)
    31.9%
  2. Shearwater Perdix

    43 vote(s)
    62.3%
  3. Both of these do not suit you well

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  1. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    You could drill out the pin holes large enough for 1/8" bungee but I would not.

    I have not read of a failure.
     
  2. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Nassau Grouper

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  3. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Nassau Grouper

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  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Nassau Grouper

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    Yeah the 56$ really stings, it’s much cheaper to buy a new one. You could go with the 0.56 cents worth of bungee cord and a drill but now your nice watch like teric looks like ****.
     
  6. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    I don’t think anyone should do anything like that as then the mounding strengh would be compromised. I just like bungee for my two Shearwaters. Makes it easy to put on and off on a dry suit.
     
  7. doctock993

    doctock993 Nassau Grouper

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    Are you guys serious about this conversation regarding the pins being sufficient?
    You do realize that watches in the 5+$ figure range are delicately balanced on pins far smaller and less sturdy?
    I understand these expensive watches are subject to far less caustic conditions (saltwater, pressure, etc) AND the said expensive chronograph is NOT being used as a life-support gauge.
    BUT - I've got to ask, honestly how many have ever lost a wrist mounted item that was mounted on OEM strap/device? [Here we go - there's probably some historical brand with bad mounting pins...]
    I realize the conversation is most likely occurring between folk who do complex, extremely dangerous dives that require zero loss of equipment - but, aren't you the most likely candidates for double and triple redundancy anyway?

    Sorry - just had to vent.
     
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  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've lost a watch because a pin gave way, and found a watch that had been lost the same way.
    Both were underwater. I guess it is a stressful environment.
     
  9. Jay_Antipodean

    Jay_Antipodean Need to dive more!

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    in case you've not seen this from SW in another thread:

     
  10. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    When I was actually working hard I popped the spring loaded pin on wrist watch 4 or 5 times over a period of a couple of years. I was putting a lot of stress on the watch. I tried various makes of pins from Amazon without success and finally superglued the pin mechanism rigid and that seems to have worked. I never lost a watch because I used a one piece strap threaded through both pins a la NATO.
     

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