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Old 10-09-2018, 11:45 AM
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OK so I broke down and bought a NOX 800. Well 1/2 of one anyway as my family as a present paid for the other half. So, I've had the last 5 days off and been out for some short hunts with it just trying to get a feel of the machine.

Yesterday I get this high pitched wobbly tone in wet sand and out pops a watch. Nothing unusual about that but on closer inspection the face of the watch has embedded in it a buffalo nickle. Its been on my bucket list but thought my odds of digging one in Hawaii were not very good. Thought I'd have to visit family on the mainland to have a shot at digging one. Every park and school yard here in Hawaii has been pounded for decades not to mention the rules against digging in those places.

As to the rest of it, in the last 5 days I've scored 1 small silver, 1 small 14k gold signet and something I'm not sure of. Its a ring, bi-metal, heavy and I thought it was gold/platinum (found a couple of those in the past) but it has no markings on the band at all. Gonna have to test this ring to find out its pedigree. Could it be unmarked tungsten?

What I've learned about the NOX 800,dig everything. Why you ask? because from experience gold will sound off on the TDI some where between 1 and 18. Not much help ID'ing a find in the sand. Case in point the small signet band I dug came in at 11-12 on the NOX while my tri-color gold band comes in at a solid 17 but my wife's 18K wedding band trips the meter at a solid 4. So it looks like I'll be digging a lot of trash along with everything else.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:46 PM
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Congrats on the treasure and new machine. That watch is awesome, does it work?

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Old 10-09-2018, 01:01 PM
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Killer finds but ESPECIALLY that watch!

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Old 10-09-2018, 01:36 PM
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That is a great watch! Wicked good hunt.

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:35 PM
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Congrats on the finds, but especially on the Buffalo Nickel watch. Very cool.

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:40 PM
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Cool finds! The watch is killer.

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Yep, the watch is very cool!

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Very cool watch!!
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Junkminer View post
Congrats on the treasure and new machine. That watch is awesome, does it work?
Nah the watch is trashed. Prob spent too much time in the wet sand. Its not an expensive model, brand new it sells for about $40

Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
Killer finds but ESPECIALLY that watch!
Thanks Felix

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That is a great watch! Wicked good hunt.

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THanks Buford! GL and HH

Originally Posted by Wolf-Dog View post
Congrats on the finds, but especially on the Buffalo Nickel watch. Very cool.
Yea an odd way to cross off an item from the bucket list. Thanks for looking

Originally Posted by Beachhunter View post
Cool finds! The watch is killer.
Thanks!

Originally Posted by Saoirse View post
Yep, the watch is very cool!
Thanks!

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Very cool watch!!
Thanks!

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Old 10-15-2018, 12:50 PM
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Nice finds, love the watch!

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Old 10-15-2018, 07:44 PM
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Man, that is a cool watch. Awesome find and great job on the rings. I too have been curious to try a Nox, not because I think I will be find more targets via ID but with a tighter response and depth that it seems to produce and I agree no matter what the target ID, I dig anything semi repeatable. So good to hear you went after everything and it paid off.

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