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Re: OT Metal detector experience?
We used to do lots of metal detecting in the 70's and 80's and had White's detectors. I hope you're not right about it being a foot down, because that's a long way. I can't ever remember digging up stuff that far down.
Radio Shack might have a decent detector. You're not after the discriminator functions and I once had a radio shack detector (was a kit you soldered all the parts together, like Heathkit used to make) and it was as sensitive as the White's, but had no discrimination between coins, bottle caps, and tin foil. Meant you dug up a lot for crap. But as I mentioned, we usually found what we were looking for, coins and rings, in the top couple of inches of soil.
Tell them at Radio Shack what you want it for, and perhaps if it doesn't work that well after you test it (by finding some test object, like your watch), you could return it?