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Buying A Suunto Gekko

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by pitdiver, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. pitdiver

    pitdiver Active Member

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    Someone has donated a Suunto Gekko Computer to or local charity shop. However no one seems to know what it is or or what it does. As I know the manageress of the shop I said I might be interested as I told her it was a special type of watch to be worn under water. I added it was similar to a Casio. I said I would check on how much they cost but thought they were about £40 new. If I offered £20 do you think that would be a good price for an old Computer.
     
  2. splinter

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    They seem to go for anything from £30 to £100 on eBay. Definitely not worth £100!

    I paid about £110 for a new one in 2003 as my first computer. Still got it, still gets used occasionally as a backup, still works as well as it always did. They're very basic, will do nitrox rec stuff same as other suuntos, but few bells and whistles. No gauge mode for example.


    Battery replacement costs £25-30 from a shop, but it's easy to do and a kit will only cost a few quid.
     
  3. Tel

    Tel Super Moderator
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    Current market value is around £50 depending on condition.

    The Gekko is the forerunner to the Zoop and that's now sub-£100 due to the Zoop Novo,
    which has pushed the price of the Gekko down.
     
  4. pitdiver

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    I bought any way for a tenner. Wil keep it as a back up as Mrs PD wants a new comp anyway so I thought I might by two new ones. The question is which ones. When we were at Stoney yesterday she saw an advert for the Mares Puck Pro. She already has a Mares Comp not sure which one but it is really heavy in a stainless steel case. So I buy two Mares Puck Pro, two Suunto Zoop Novos or one of each as I particularly Suuntos. What is theAqua Lung i100 like, any good
    Please no one suggest I buy a Perdix or something similar.
     
  5. Nick Ward

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    Just get a rebreather ;)

    Alternatively - I dived a Mares (matrix) and a Sunnto (Vyper) for a while - and ended up getting annoyed with them both - they want to you to do stops at different depths and for different times - and Suunto seconds aren't the same as Mares seconds either ;)

    YMMV - but I'd advise against mixing makes (and to some extent sometimes even models)

    Nick
     
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  6. Nick Ward

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    ps - I like Mares (my matrix was my first DC) and although I'm now using an OSTC, the Matrix now doubles as a "get me out of the shit" DC...
     
  7. jb2cool

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    If you are going to be regular buddies then I'd suggest getting the same computer it'll just lead to confusion otherwise.
     
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    I like the Mares too. The four of us that dive together regularly have them; two "Puck Pro" and two "Smart". Both models simple and easy to use. Both have user changeable batteries, rather than having to take them to a specialist to get them changed.
     

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