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Post Options Post Options   Quote Presuming Ed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 21 at 7:08pm
I do like sync function. Is there anything else about with that, other than Optimum Time/Gill/Ronstan?
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Decathlon geonaute watches are pretty good with decent size countdown numbers for 12 or there abouts.
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Only used in fresh water.
Could be water trapped inside, freezing water cooling the glass causing it to condense on inside of case.
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The misting is not necessarily due to leakage but could be moisture already inside the case condensing on the 'glass'? Salt water inside would definitely not do the watch any favours...

Edited by Sam.Spoons - 11 Sep 21 at 1:48pm
Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"
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Originally posted by Mongoose

I've been through three of the series 2 watches and the plastic case failed where the strap is attached in every example. Their customer support was good and provided replacements without quibble, but there did seem to be an issue with the design so I just gave up on them. I reverted to a Timex Iron-man, now 5 years old and still working well


Second that. I can wear it anywhere, it does all that I need and it doesn't cost much if I lose it. It also seems to be infinitely more reliable than the Optimum jobbies. OK, it has no fashion value but hey ho.


Originally posted by 423zero

I have had my Optimum over ten years, same battery, only issue is vapour inside lens when it gets immersed in winter freezing cold water brrr, when it's owner falls in, but dries out when left in the window.


I assume you sail in fresh water, I doubt it would be OK with salt water inside it.....I wonder, are the ones that fail used in salty water?

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The start / stop button on the Optimum stopped working, as did the start button on the Gill
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I have had my Optimum over ten years, same battery, only issue is vapour inside lens when it gets immersed in winter freezing cold water brrr, when it's owner falls in, but dries out when left in the window.
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You'd have thought somebody would have come up with an App for the applewatch that didn't time out at the ten seconds to go point.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mongoose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 21 at 10:38am
I've been through three of the series 2 watches and the plastic case failed where the strap is attached in every example. Their customer support was good and provided replacements without quibble, but there did seem to be an issue with the design so I just gave up on them. I reverted to a Timex Iron-man, now 5 years old and still working well
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I've been through 4 or 5 of the big Optimum rechargeables. Shop replaced them each time, until we got sick of it. I'm now using one of the Gill black and red ones which hasn't given any trouble to date.

It's not as if I'm using them to hammer nails. I'm just using them when racing or on race committee. Maybe the Optimums didn't like having the countdown count up running for long periods.
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