Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

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Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:09 pm

For Clean Up Australia Day 2013 we went to the local fisherman's jetty to clean up underwater. Pulled 15 garbage bags of stuff and 3 deck chairs out from beneath Ammo Jetty near Woodman Point. The visibility is low because of some current and us churning the water a little as we pulled stuff off the bottom. The resident Lionfish and several octopi kept an eye on us.

The OS300 is a pleasure to wear diving. Its big but well balanced, the bezel is a joy, the crown is perfect and the dial visibility is as good as it gets. Some pics...











An octopus has covered itself with shells...





This Lionfish was fully checking me out - they are territorial and stay in one area.





Lionfish meets Octopus...The Lionfish played 'chicken' to within about 8 inches and then wisely backed out



An octopus that is using a clam shell as a home



Jetty pylons become a garden of sponges...I love the sponges






My next dive will be on a wreck off the coast of Bunbury in the south west of West Oz with the Bremont Supermarine 500m.


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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:11 pm

Wow :)
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:13 pm

Very cool that you gave your time to do this. Great to see that guys like you actually dive with your Dive Watches (I'm, just a poser). Excellent photos


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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:14 pm

^^^^^^^^
What he said.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:15 pm

Horse Feathers wrote:Very cool that you gave your time to do this. Great to see that guys like you and Bedlam actually dive with your Dive Watches (I'm, just a poser). Excellent photos

Isn't the OP bedlam?
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:22 pm

supernovae wrote:
Horse Feathers wrote:Very cool that you gave your time to do this. Great to see that guys like you and Bedlam actually dive with your Dive Watches (I'm, just a poser). Excellent photos

Isn't the OP bedlam?

I thought for sure it was Jason Recliner, too many Yuengling's
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:24 pm

Good man! I wore my 300 today while cooling off in the rooftop pool at my club. Much the same thing.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:25 pm

Horse Feathers wrote:
supernovae wrote:
Horse Feathers wrote:Very cool that you gave your time to do this. Great to see that guys like you and Bedlam actually dive with your Dive Watches (I'm, just a poser). Excellent photos

Isn't the OP bedlam?

I thought for sure it was Jason Recliner, too many Yuengling's

Lol...
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:44 pm

jason_recliner wrote:Good man! I wore my 300 today while cooling off in the rooftop pool at my club. Much the same thing.
You need to be really careful in the shower afterwards though...don't want to get water in it!
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks for the props guys.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:40 am

Nice Carl ... still, your piece or the reef, is blessed with no goddamn white sharks, which is too bad....
In any case, Orient seem adequately nice but not at a Sinn level...thoughts?
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:47 am

eddiea wrote:Nice Carl ... still, your piece or the reef, is blessed with no goddamn white sharks, which is too bad....
In any case, Orient seem adequately nice but not at a Sinn level...thoughts?
Both are seriously good watches and a man would be happy long-run with either. For actually diving? The Orient is a fairly easy choice.

The case comparison is a close thing in favour of the U1. But the OS300 has a far better bezel action (just about the best in the business), in-house movement, costs less, classic dive watch looks, much better dive strap. The Orient also keeps better time (+4 secs vs +11 for mine). And it seems that is not a lucky accident - I have never heard anyone report anything other than an Orient Sat Diver being a class act in terms of time-keeping.

I am a Sinn fan and love my U1 and want to pick up an EZM10 at some point. If I was a desk-diver I can certainly see how I might fall on the U1 side of the line. But as an active diver? Nope, give me an OS300.

All things considered the best dive watches I have ever worn for diving are the MM300 and the OS300. Japan for the win

Notwithstanding the above I do love my German watches. The one I am really waiting for is a Damasko 300m dive watch with their in-house movement. That will be my watch heaven.
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:37 am

Fine pics, Carl! I think I'll wear my OS300 today, and if anyone at work asks me about it as a dive watch, I'll pull this thread up and pretend that it's actually me in the pics!
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:40 am

bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:Nice Carl ... still, your piece or the reef, is blessed with no goddamn white sharks, which is too bad....
In any case, Orient seem adequately nice but not at a Sinn level...thoughts?
Both are seriously good watches and a man would be happy long-run with either. For actually diving? The Orient is a fairly easy choice.

The case comparison is a close thing in favour of the U1. But the OS300 has a far better bezel action (just about the best in the business), in-house movement, costs less, classic dive watch looks, much better dive strap. The Orient also keeps better time (+4 secs vs +11 for mine). And it seems that is not a lucky accident - I have never heard anyone report anything other than an Orient Sat Diver being a class act in terms of time-keeping.

I am a Sinn fan and love my U1 and want to pick up an EZM10 at some point. If I was a desk-diver I can certainly see how I might fall on the U1 side of the line. But as an active diver? Nope, give me an OS300.

All things considered the best dive watches I have ever worn for diving are the MM300 and the OS300. Japan for the win

Notwithstanding the above I do love my German watches. The one I am really waiting for is a Damasko 300m dive watch with their in-house movement. That will be my watch heaven.
Good to know!!!
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:59 am

eddiea wrote:
bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:Nice Carl ... still, your piece or the reef, is blessed with no goddamn white sharks, which is too bad....
In any case, Orient seem adequately nice but not at a Sinn level...thoughts?
Both are seriously good watches and a man would be happy long-run with either. For actually diving? The Orient is a fairly easy choice.

The case comparison is a close thing in favour of the U1. But the OS300 has a far better bezel action (just about the best in the business), in-house movement, costs less, classic dive watch looks, much better dive strap. The Orient also keeps better time (+4 secs vs +11 for mine). And it seems that is not a lucky accident - I have never heard anyone report anything other than an Orient Sat Diver being a class act in terms of time-keeping.

I am a Sinn fan and love my U1 and want to pick up an EZM10 at some point. If I was a desk-diver I can certainly see how I might fall on the U1 side of the line. But as an active diver? Nope, give me an OS300.

All things considered the best dive watches I have ever worn for diving are the MM300 and the OS300. Japan for the win

Notwithstanding the above I do love my German watches. The one I am really waiting for is a Damasko 300m dive watch with their in-house movement. That will be my watch heaven.
Good to know!!!
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:00 am

conjurer wrote:Fine pics, Carl! I think I'll wear my OS300 today, and if anyone at work asks me about it as a dive watch, I'll pull this thread up and pretend that it's actually me in the pics!
You point them my way and I'll vouch for you conj...truly, I will. Honestly
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:01 am

Great pics, I love the octopus in the clam shell.


conjurer wrote:Fine pics, Carl! I think I'll wear my OS300 today, and if anyone at work asks me about it as a dive watch, I'll pull this thread up and pretend that it's actually me in the pics!

Ha, that's perfect.
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:43 am

Nice event. Most unusual item found?
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:24 pm

Wasp wrote: Nice event. Most unusual item found?

A skeleton in a diving suit with an Invicter Prodiver strapped to the wrist.
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:29 pm

Wasp wrote: Nice event. Most unusual item found?
A bra...big size Shocked
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:15 pm

Horse Feathers wrote:Very cool that you gave your time to do this. Great to see that guys like you actually dive with your Dive Watches (I'm, just a poser). Excellent photos

Same here...love dive watches, but I hate the water.

Excellent pics and probably the coolest wrist shots I've seen...thanks for sharing.
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:59 pm

I call bullshit! Nothing but old Sea Hunt footage with an Orient photoshopped in - I can even see Lloyd Bridges in one of those pix. If there were really from Australia, there'd be those damn oversized Foster's cans all over the place.
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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:48 am

Falstaff wrote:I call bullshit! Nothing but old Sea Hunt footage with an Orient photoshopped in - I can even see Lloyd Bridges in one of those pix. If there were really from Australia, there'd be those damn oversized Foster's cans all over the place.
A common misconception. No Aussie actually drinks Fosters. Fosters is a joke we play on foreigners.
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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:25 pm

bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:
bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:Nice Carl ... still, your piece or the reef, is blessed with no goddamn white sharks, which is too bad....
In any case, Orient seem adequately nice but not at a Sinn level...thoughts?
Both are seriously good watches and a man would be happy long-run with either. For actually diving? The Orient is a fairly easy choice.

The case comparison is a close thing in favour of the U1. But the OS300 has a far better bezel action (just about the best in the business), in-house movement, costs less, classic dive watch looks, much better dive strap. The Orient also keeps better time (+4 secs vs +11 for mine). And it seems that is not a lucky accident - I have never heard anyone report anything other than an Orient Sat Diver being a class act in terms of time-keeping.

I am a Sinn fan and love my U1 and want to pick up an EZM10 at some point. If I was a desk-diver I can certainly see how I might fall on the U1 side of the line. But as an active diver? Nope, give me an OS300.

All things considered the best dive watches I have ever worn for diving are the MM300 and the OS300. Japan for the win

Notwithstanding the above I do love my German watches. The one I am really waiting for is a Damasko 300m dive watch with their in-house movement. That will be my watch heaven.
Good to know!!!
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Comprehensive, I have no hands on experience with either one so, I tend to listen to those who had.
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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:31 am

Rats. The Supermarine didn't arrive and the Bunbury dive is this Sunday. Oh well, next time. Will take the BN0085 instead.

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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:27 pm

bedlam wrote:Rats. The Supermarine didn't arrive and the Bunbury dive is this Sunday. Oh well, next time. Will take the BN0085 instead.

You may encounter the same, Sinn like strap issues with the Promaster...I have taken my snorkeling (no suit, no real need for a dive watch ) and was ok ... suit up however maybe a different story.
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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:57 pm

Awesome, Bedlam - very impressive. Thanks for posting!
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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:56 pm

eddiea wrote:
bedlam wrote:Rats. The Supermarine didn't arrive and the Bunbury dive is this Sunday. Oh well, next time. Will take the BN0085 instead.
You may encounter the same, Sinn like strap issues with the Promaster...I have taken my snorkeling (no suit, no real need for a dive watch ) and was ok ... suit up however maybe a different story.
I should be ok if the Ctitizen goes over the suit initially.

The issue with the Sinn was its a fixed loop with a dive extension. If the Sinn rubber fits my wrist normally I only have the dive extension to make an adjustment for the wetsuit. In my case the wetsuit and glove was still not enough to take up all the slack created by using the extension. It seems like the extension creates around 5mm extra distance on the strap and my combined suit and gloves are 5mm (its a 5mm suit but the wrists are tapered to 3mm with a silicon inner). That's fine until you start to dive and the water pressure compresses the suit. By the time I was at 15mm the Sinn was loose and could spin right around my wrist.

The Citizen has a buckle and tang, so as long as it fits over the wrist area of the suit it should be ok and because it has a buckle I can tighten it on the fly under water if it got too loose. We will see how we go
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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:59 pm

nous defions wrote:Awesome, Bedlam - very impressive. Thanks for posting!
Thanks Nous
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:08 pm

wow bedlam, I love your post. Great underwater watch shots and sea life. I start spring break in one week and am taking scuba lessons. My open water dive will be in April here in New England. The lake temp. will be in the 40's, what the fuck am I thinking?
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