Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

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Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby bedlam » November 23rd 2013, 5:18am

I took the Citizen BN0085 out for a swim today. Its a fat-cased eco-drive quartz with a sunburst dial that is a lot of fun to wear and a competent dive watch to boot. It has a 47mm case, sitting 13.5mm high and 51mm lug-to-lug. Typical quality integrated Citizen dive strap and a bezel and crown that work without fuss. My only complaint is the lack of a traditional lume pip. Its highly readable and has amazing lume.

Perfect conditions today so we went to Parker Pt off the southern side of Rottnest Island. It was 27C on top and 21C in the water. Just a little surge underwater and the vis was around 13m. Lots of food in the water and the fish were around in numbers. This site is great for snorkelling too as the seals play on top of the reef where its only a couple of meters deep. Underneath there are caves, swim-throughs and cliffs...so lots to see and do :-)

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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby codguy » November 23rd 2013, 6:23am

Great pics as usual Beds, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby gregl515 » November 23rd 2013, 9:27am

Thanks for sharing your gigantic aquarium with us. It's great to see dive watches used as they are intended.
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby bedlam » November 23rd 2013, 5:52pm

We have a ball on the day and having the pictures to tell the story afterwards is so cool :)
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby abduksion » November 23rd 2013, 9:48pm

Being an owner of this watch I wish Citizen would upgrade things and add things in feature models like

Metal bezel and crown no more plastic?

Full lume bezel?

Bracelet model?

Automatic movement in future models?
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby bedlam » November 23rd 2013, 10:46pm

abduksion wrote:Being an owner of this watch I wish Citizen would upgrade things and add things in feature models like

Metal bezel and crown no more plastic?

Full lume bezel?

Bracelet model?

Automatic movement in future models?

The bezel has always been coated aluminum
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby conjurer » November 24th 2013, 9:59am

Excellent pics, Carl! Thanks again. One little nit I'd like to pick: please post temperatures in American instead of whatever this "C" stuff is. Why, I'd think you'd been frozen in a block of ice if I didn't know better!
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby bedlam » November 24th 2013, 4:46pm

conjurer wrote:Excellent pics, Carl! Thanks again. One little nit I'd like to pick: please post temperatures in American instead of whatever this "C" stuff is. Why, I'd think you'd been frozen in a block of ice if I didn't know better!

Thanks John. Re the temps, how about you isolationist luddites come in and join the rest of the metric world?

Regardless, for the Google challenged amongst us, it was 70F in the water. Quite temperate and just right for a 5mm wetsuit. And no, I am not converting millimeters for you :GGZ:
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby abduksion » November 26th 2013, 2:15am

bedlam wrote:
abduksion wrote:Being an owner of this watch I wish Citizen would upgrade things and add things in feature models like

Metal bezel and crown no more plastic?

Full lume bezel?

Bracelet model?

Automatic movement in future models?

The bezel has always been coated aluminum


I stand corrected then always thought it was plastic. :oops:
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby bedlam » November 26th 2013, 3:23am

abduksion wrote:
bedlam wrote:
abduksion wrote:Being an owner of this watch I wish Citizen would upgrade things and add things in feature models like

Metal bezel and crown no more plastic?

Full lume bezel?

Bracelet model?

Automatic movement in future models?

The bezel has always been coated aluminum


I stand corrected then always thought it was plastic. :oops:

I think lots of people thought the same as its come up before.
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby Racer-X » November 26th 2013, 3:40am

Wow, what great pics. Thanks for sharing. There was a similar model in the
Watchlords Auction for forum support.

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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby bedlam » November 26th 2013, 5:37am

Racer-X wrote:Wow, what great pics. Thanks for sharing. There was a similar model in the
Watchlords Auction for forum support.

Yeah, that one has had the pvd coating removed from the case, but otherwise its the same. Its a great watch :okk:
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby eddiea » December 2nd 2013, 6:34pm

bedlam wrote:
Racer-X wrote:Wow, what great pics. Thanks for sharing. There was a similar model in the
Watchlords Auction for forum support.

Yeah, that one has had the pvd coating removed from the case, but otherwise its the same. Its a great watch :okk:

Believe it is DLC coating on the bezel/case ...not PVD (but I could be wrong)
A disturbing lack of Great Whites, but great pics nonetheless Carl!!!
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby bedlam » December 3rd 2013, 12:50am

eddiea wrote:
bedlam wrote:
Racer-X wrote:Wow, what great pics. Thanks for sharing. There was a similar model in the
Watchlords Auction for forum support.

Yeah, that one has had the pvd coating removed from the case, but otherwise its the same. Its a great watch :okk:

Believe it is DLC coating on the bezel/case ...not PVD (but I could be wrong)
A disturbing lack of Great Whites, but great pics nonetheless Carl!!!

Thanks eddie. Isn't DLC is a kind of PVD? At least that's my understanding.
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby eddiea » December 3rd 2013, 5:12am

bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:
bedlam wrote:
Racer-X wrote:Wow, what great pics. Thanks for sharing. There was a similar model in the
Watchlords Auction for forum support.

Yeah, that one has had the pvd coating removed from the case, but otherwise its the same. Its a great watch :okk:

Believe it is DLC coating on the bezel/case ...not PVD (but I could be wrong)
A disturbing lack of Great Whites, but great pics nonetheless Carl!!!

Thanks eddie. Isn't DLC is a kind of PVD? At least that's my understanding.
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Re: Saturday Dive: Parker Pt (off Rottnest) 23-11-2013

Postby eddiea » December 3rd 2013, 5:24am

eddiea wrote:
bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:
bedlam wrote:
Racer-X wrote:Wow, what great pics. Thanks for sharing. There was a similar model in the
Watchlords Auction for forum support.

Yeah, that one has had the pvd coating removed from the case, but otherwise its the same. Its a great watch :okk:

Believe it is DLC coating on the bezel/case ...not PVD (but I could be wrong)
A disturbing lack of Great Whites, but great pics nonetheless Carl!!!

Thanks eddie. Isn't DLC is a kind of PVD? At least that's my understanding.


Carl...back when I got mine (2011) I was not sure either...if you read the thread below, Toby (JasonRecliner) posted that the Citizen site (HK) stated that the coating was DLC...honestly I never bother to check , I'm yet to scratch it so I tend to believe is DLC...
I don't think DLC ...(Diamond Like Carbon) is PVD...PVD ( Physical Vapor Deposition) refers to a supposedly environmentally friendly vacuum coating process...DLC refers to the material used in the coating process, which is said to have a Vickers hardness number of 3000-5000 ....if someone cares to chime in with more/diferent info , would be great.
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