The Altimaster II was originally designed by Stephen L. Snyder over 50 years ago. The Altimaster dial face is internationally recognized.
Steve Snyder introduced the Altimaster concept of: 0-12,000' which was founded on the belief that most people are accustomed to reading a clock face, and that a free fall takes about 60 seconds -- one sweep of the second hand. The needle points at the numbers and does not cover them up.
The Altimaster II contains a durable mechanism made from temperature compensating metals for minimal friction and precision accuracy with an altitude range of 18,000 feet. Available with feet or metric face.
Most sport skydivers these days prefer the smaller profile of the Galaxy Altimeter, this is a good choice if you are mounting in unusual location or just prefer a larger read out.
A unique version of the Altimaster II was created especially for President George H. W. Bush.