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Suunto buyers beware

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by kwhkg, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. kwhkg

    kwhkg Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: makati, philippines
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    If you buy a Suunto watch you might be in trouble when it comes to replacing the battery and o-ring

    the only local service center is Time Depot in Rockwell. They dont seem to have any supply of batteries and o-rings. If you ask when will they receive a supply they cant answer. for my particular model its been 9 months already without a battery and or-ring

    an email to Suunto customer service finally got a reply that basicaly said "well thats your problem we dont control our service centers"
     
  2. jigo

    jigo Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    have you tried the dive shops that sell suunto dive computers? they may have those in stock.
     
  3. docmartin

    docmartin Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fort Lee, NJ
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  4. Xizang

    Xizang Tech Instructor

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    I believe Scubaworld is the official distributor of Suunto dive computers and they stock the battery replacement kit for it.
    Time Depot is a distributor of all other suunto watches (sailing, golf, tri, etc.) and they will not have the replacement kit for the dive computers line.
    If you have a Suunto dive comp try with scubaworld
     
  5. shugar

    shugar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    you can also try nautilus....
     
  6. kwhkg

    kwhkg Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: makati, philippines
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    yes i know scubaworld but my watch is not dive computer, its called Vector.

    my point is that the manifactorer was of no help, in fact rather rude, when i asked thir help via internet where to find the battery and oring
     
  7. matt_reed

    matt_reed Tech Instructor

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    what kind of battery is it? something like 2450? most of them are available at your standard camera store, or even hardware store...and you shouldnt need to change the oring everytime unless it is damaged...
     
  8. shugar

    shugar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    not for a non-dive computer at least...

    try a watch repair shop... 1st time i needed my mosquito bats replaced i bought one off a watch repair dude and had gordy change it... took all of 5 minutes

    Jag
     
  9. tboxcar

    tboxcar Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Raja Ampat
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    Its very easy to order the battery replacement kit for the Mosquito, I have done it several times, come with a an extra back to the watch in case you 'hash' it while taking it out. Order it online it's cheap and simple, I'm here in PI now can carry 2 spares batt. kits all the time!
     
  10. matt_reed

    matt_reed Tech Instructor

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    Location: The Land of Confusion [Philippines]
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    Ah that's cute...you couldn't handle the whole 'take out old battery, put in new one' yourself? :mooner:
     

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