Holton Professional Watch (Green Dial Model '000)

Holton Professional Watch (Green Dial Model '000)

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Holton Professional Watch (Green Dial Model '000) - An extreme watch for extreme users

Extreme performance demands extreme testing. For a dive watch developed for a ‘specialist branch of the military’ that means finding somewhere deep, cold and dark which is why a trip to the world-famous ship wrecks that lie off Malin Head on the NW coast of Ireland seemed like the ideal test ground.

These slowly collapsing hulks lying on the seabed of the Northern approaches to the UK are the legacy of the battles during both World Wars between the German U-boats sent out to cut off the...
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Bad CO

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Regulars on the site will know that technical diving is my 'thing' so I particularly enjoyed putting the Holton Professional through its pace during my annual pilgrimage to the deep wrecks off Malin Head.

Below are a few of the photos I took! You'll note that the Holton Professional looks the business in these surroundings.

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RMS Justicia - Bow​


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Yes that's the depth in metres!​

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Sherman tanks on the Empire Heritage​

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An Ally Watch​


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Those are 13.5 inch shells on the HMS Audacious​



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The forward turret of HMS Audacious​


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My favourite photo - 80m deep on the SS Devonian​


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The Devonian's stern armament


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Regulars on the site will know that technical diving is my 'thing' so I particularly enjoyed putting the Holton Professional through its pace during my annual pilgrimage to the deep wrecks off Malin Head.

Below are a few of the photos I took! You'll note that the Holton Professional looks the business in these surroundings.
Cracking photos.
 

ugly

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Some folk do reviews, the CO's do extreme reviews!
 
OT: Haven't used Draeger gear for years but have they managed to overcome having to work at breathing when face down with the regulator above you and being force fed the stuff when on your back?

Nice clock BTW.
 

Robme

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Regulars on the site will know that technical diving is my 'thing' so I particularly enjoyed putting the Holton Professional through its pace during my annual pilgrimage to the deep wrecks off Malin Head.

Below are a few of the photos I took! You'll note that the Holton Professional looks the business in these surroundings.

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RMS Justicia - Bow​


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Yes that's the depth in metres!​

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Sherman tanks on the Empire Heritage​

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An Ally Watch​


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Those are 13.5 inch shells on the HMS Audacious​



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The forward turret of HMS Audacious​


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My favourite photo - 80m deep on the SS Devonian​


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The Devonian's stern armament


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Ah man after my own heart, cross trained in both PADI & BSAC, and when I was at Uni, I was the training officer for the dive club. Those photos are the business, although the depth was way out of my league with the deepest I ever dived was 45m. However during my dive career did clock up over 14 days dive time logged.

Never felt the need to get involved with wacky gases, but did train to use a re-breather. They are defo the way ahead for pleasure diving, but with caution, the president of my local dive club went to Sharm, did the re-breather course then went on a live-a-board for 10 days. Except day 4, was last seen heading south of 110m, seemingly unresponsive and never seen again nor was the body ever recovered. Puts you off a tad at the thought of re-breathers.

Now i’m Just an enthusiastic Dive TV fan given that my hips, knees and ankles have long seen better days. But the spirit is still there and have contemplated over getting a frame made up with wheels at the bottom and a handle at the top (bit like a dive set granny basket). However, that’s for the future if it ever happens. Just for the record, how long have you been diving and what was the best dive you have ever done. Mine was the Pinwheel off Cornwall, 30m down sorting our kit out, behind my buddy was a large boiler, which I enthusiastically tried to draw his attention to, just as a Skate took off and came up between me and him. Great days.
 
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Any discount codes?
 

Bad CO

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Ah man after my own heart, cross trained in both PADI & BSAC, and when I was at Uni, I was the training officer for the dive club. Those photos are the business, although the depth was way out of my league with the deepest I ever dived was 45m. However during my dive career did clock up over 14 days dive time logged.

Never felt the need to get involved with wacky gases, but did train to use a re-breather. They are defo the way ahead for pleasure diving, but with caution, the president of my local dive club went to Sharm, did the re-breather course then went on a live-a-board for 10 days. Except day 4, was last seen heading south of 110m, seemingly unresponsive and never seen again nor was the body ever recovered. Puts you off a tad at the thought of re-breathers.

Now i’m Just an enthusiastic Dive TV fan given that my hips, knees and ankles have long seen better days. But the spirit is still there and have contemplated over getting a frame made up with wheels at the bottom and a handle at the top (bit like a dive set granny basket). However, that’s for the future if it ever happens. Just for the record, how long have you been diving and what was the best dive you have ever done. Mine was the Pinwheel off Cornwall, 30m down sorting our kit out, behind my buddy was a large boiler, which I enthusiastically tried to draw his attention to, just as a Skate took off and came up between me and him. Great days.
I started on an AT exped just under 30 years ago and have never looked back. Got into CCRs and then mixed gas about 6 years ago and absolutely love it.

Some of the best wrecks I've dived have been the deep ones off Malin Head but in more normal depths I'm a big fan of the Scylla and James Egan Layne which are both close to me. I also had the great privilege of diving Ragged Staff/Silent Pool in Gib before it went out of bounds and the Zenobia is another fabulous wreck. The offshore reefs in the Red Sea (Brothers, Elphinstone, etc) fully deserve their reputation.
 

MrBane

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There's a video review to come shortly - there may or may not be a watch as a giveaway.






Depends if I can bring myself to part with mine. :D
 

Bob65

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Excellent write-up. I have gone no further than Normoxic myself (although there is still time!) but still enough not to feel like a total walt when wearing a diving watch. Not that that has ever stopped anyone :D:D:D
 

Mike Barton

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Regulars on the site will know that technical diving is my 'thing' so I particularly enjoyed putting the Holton Professional through its pace during my annual pilgrimage to the deep wrecks off Malin Head.

Below are a few of the photos I took! You'll note that the Holton Professional looks the business in these surroundings.

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RMS Justicia - Bow​


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Yes that's the depth in metres!​

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Sherman tanks on the Empire Heritage​

View attachment 404858
An Ally Watch​


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Those are 13.5 inch shells on the HMS Audacious​



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The forward turret of HMS Audacious​


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My favourite photo - 80m deep on the SS Devonian​


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The Devonian's stern armament


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Are the photos all from Malin Head? I spent many a happy summer evening as a youth in Malin Head, I had no idea what was lying just off shore.
 

Bad CO

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Are the photos all from Malin Head? I spent many a happy summer evening as a youth in Malin Head, I had no idea what was lying just off shore.
Yes, all off the coast there which has resulted in some of the best technical diving in the world. The Irish government has published an excellent online viewer that shows the thousands of wrecks in their waters - click here to see it.
 

Bad CO

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Yes although subs aren't really my passion. Much prefer massive ocean liners!
 

Bad CO

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Nope, that's the bad weather option in Malin. I have done the Justicia, Devonian and Amazon though. Down here you can add the Medina and Afric to the list.

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