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    Suunto Cobra - how long should they last?

    Hi all, i'm considering a new computer and like the idea of the Cobra. There are a couple of second hand ones going, 5y old and just wondered if that's wise. New they are about 340, which I can't justify... Any thoughts are welcome!

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    My wife is on her second original Cobra the first did ten to twelve years she got 45 off the new one courtesy of SUUNTO. I guess they both felt they had a good deal. That's the Cobra 1 Don't know about the two. It's the depth transducer that goes eventually.
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    Got a vytec, very similar to cobra. It's one of the oldest bits of kit I have and goes on every dive.

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    Rob's still on his original Cobra mark 1 that he bought at great expense on our first dive show, which must have been around 2000, so getting on for 20 years old. We've probably gone through 4 mosquitos each in that time.
    hormone addled, protective, psychotic, hate filled killer

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    I am still using a 2002 Vytec as my backup. I change the battery every few years.

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    It depends on if you suck them or crunch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Rob's still on his original Cobra mark 1 that he bought at great expense on our first dive show, which must have been around 2000, so getting on for 20 years old. We've probably gone through 4 mosquitos each in that time.
    My mosquito is 16 years old and still going strong (touch wood)
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    Rob says his Cobra is 21 and he's still on the original o ring in the battery compartment. He uses it on every dive, so it's done more than 2000.
    hormone addled, protective, psychotic, hate filled killer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Rob says his Cobra is 21 and he's still on the original o ring in the battery compartment. He uses it on every dive, so it's done more than 2000.
    How's the quick disconnect we have had trouble with that. But that's a good life.
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