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D9tx problems. Just me???

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by Pembrokeshire Falconry, May 7, 2019.

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  1. Pembrokeshire Falconry

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    Just got off the phone to Suunto, ordering my new D9tx titanium strap pins. I order these approximately once a year, as day to day when not diving I sometimes forget to tighten them and they fall out and my watch falls off (always check pins before every single dive) . Suunto uk always seem alarmed and suspicious when I tell them and always tell me “the D9tx strap pins don’t fall out!”
    “We’ve never had this problem before”

    Am I the only person experiencing this problem?

    Also, on a similar but separate issue; has anyone had their d9 or any other computer, back after a service from Suunto uk and had the screws in the back loose and falling out??

    It can’t just be me!???
     
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    Depthdevil New Member

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    Nope. You are not the only one. Loctite works well. But I have done my own mods to the strap clips, which means I cannot use the steel strap anymore, but I have an old navy pussers strap which is perfect.


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  3. Pembrokeshire Falconry

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Wibble

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    Not experienced this problem with the rubber strap. Probably the screws are held in place by the rubber
     
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    My old d6 had a rubber strap and was rubbish. Pins came loose. Swopped for steel strap, pins came loose. Used loctite, all ok. Same on my d9tx and same on my dx. All ok on loctite. As previous though, sunnto were not convinced. I sent them photos about 3 years ago of the conversion I made. Guess what, they then released the nato Zulu straps. Hope they include my latest suggestion re the eon?


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    Do you have photos of your conversions, you can post on here??
     
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    I will check my screws, the battery was changed about a year ago.
     
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    I’ve already looked on my phone, but no. I’m away from my pc for holidays, but happy to dig them out on my return.


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    Guy on our boat this week with a D9 has seen his strap break, leaving him having to cobble a solution with bungee.

    Why the fuck are people still buying all this Suunto crap when they aren’t even half-decent dive computers?
     
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    It's nice as a watch and logs the dives.
    But yes, you're right.
     
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  12. Pembrokeshire Falconry

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    Simple: They look good ;) lol

    I actually like it as a computer too. It’s only it’s build quality that annoys me.
     
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    Actually they don't. Everyone that knows their beans think you are a cock for wearing one ;) x
     
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    Unfortunately many of those that know their beans come across as sanctimonious a-holes,
    think i'd rather be a D9 wearing cock then one of those :)
     
  15. Pembrokeshire Falconry

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    Ouch! lol

    Of all the watch style computers I think they’re the only good looking ones. But each to their own :)
     
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    Maybe, but way more often than not you manage to come across as the latter.

    #nosmileyface
     
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    nickb Well-Known Member

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    Watch style dive computers don’t have anywhere near enough screen real estate to display all the info one needs for anything more than a little bimble dive.

    If I was picking a dive computer, ‘looking good’ would be a long way down the list of desirable attributes.
     
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    Best thread in a while, but then I’m easily amused.

    I’ve taken to wearing my Perdix to work; a real talking point in meetings.
     
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    What do you wear to work as a back up?


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    Borrow my daughter’s Zoop, tend to keep that hidden up my sleeve though.
     
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