Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 2nd 2013, 10:09pm

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...
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An octopus has covered itself with shells...
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This Lionfish was fully checking me out - they are territorial and stay in one area.
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Lionfish meets Octopus...The Lionfish played 'chicken' to within about 8 inches and then wisely backed out
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An octopus that is using a clam shell as a home
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Jetty pylons become a garden of sponges...I love the sponges
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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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby supernovae » March 2nd 2013, 10:11pm

Wow :)
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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby Horse Feathers » March 2nd 2013, 10:13pm

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby jaw » March 2nd 2013, 10:14pm

^^^^^^^^
What he said.
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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby supernovae » March 2nd 2013, 10:15pm

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby Horse Feathers » March 2nd 2013, 10:22pm

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?


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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby jason_recliner » March 2nd 2013, 10:24pm

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby supernovae » March 2nd 2013, 10:25pm

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?


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


Lol...
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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 2nd 2013, 10:44pm

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 2nd 2013, 10:45pm

Thanks for the props guys.
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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby eddiea » March 5th 2013, 9:40am

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 6th 2013, 1:47am

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 Image

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby conjurer » March 6th 2013, 4:37am

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby eddiea » March 6th 2013, 4:40am

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 Image

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 6th 2013, 5:59am

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 Image

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 6th 2013, 6:00am

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 Image
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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby Groundhog66 » March 6th 2013, 8:01am

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby Wasp » March 6th 2013, 8:43am

[font='Georgia'] Nice event. Most unusual item found?[/font]
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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby conjurer » March 6th 2013, 11:24am

Wasp wrote:[font='Georgia'] Nice event. Most unusual item found?[/font]


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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 6th 2013, 2:29pm

Wasp wrote:[font='Georgia'] Nice event. Most unusual item found?[/font]

A bra...big size Image
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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby JAS1125 » March 6th 2013, 4:15pm

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby Falstaff » March 6th 2013, 5:59pm

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 7th 2013, 5:48am

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby eddiea » March 7th 2013, 12:25pm

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 Image

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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Re: Clean Up Australia Day 2013: Diving with the OS300

Postby bedlam » March 8th 2013, 4:31am

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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