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Post by andrema on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:05 pm

With the current trend of watches with increasing water resistant levels, I thought that I would pass along the story of the ultimate dive watch -- The Rolex Deep Sea Special. This watch was developed back in the 50's and 60's by Rolex to test the limits of dive watches to the furthest extent. This culminated on January 23, 1960 when Jacques Picard made his record breaking dive in the "Bathyscaphe" to the bottom of the Mariana Trench off of the coast of Guam.

Here is a link to an excellent article about this watch, Mr. Picard and other significant facts/history in the world of sea exploration.

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/swiss-rolex-explorer-jacques-piccard.html

Oh yeah...here's some pictures of the Rolex Deep Sea Special (not mine, from article):


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Post by porschefan on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:06 pm

Is that a guppy in there?
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Post by andrema on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:24 pm

very small goldfish!
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Post by docrwm on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:25 pm

Small? That thing is HUGE. Shocked
Oh, and I thought it was a snow globe.

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Post by cali kid on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:31 pm

Rolex let fourtanes in Carmel borrow it this last summer for a huge Rolex get together from fans around the world! 20 minutes away but a little too intimidating for this kid to attend!
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Post by docrwm on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:32 pm

cali kid wrote:Rolex let fourtanes in Carmel borrow it this last summer for a huge Rolex get together from fans around the world! 20 minutes away but a little too intimidating for this kid to attend!

Trev,

You're a Rolex man from way back. Too bad you couldn't get out to see that. I hear Carmel is a nice little place.

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Post by cali kid on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:41 pm

just dont quite fit in at the RWF, love the guys at Fourtanes but the old rolex forum doesnt like new members all that much but a great place to research the brand!
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Post by docrwm on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:44 pm

cali kid wrote:just dont quite fit in at the RWF, love the guys at Fourtanes but the old rolex forum doesnt like new members all that much but a great place to research the brand!

Sad. I know a couple places like that, still sad.

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Post by Oen Htrad on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 6:00 pm

Oh, sorry. Thought you were talking about something else.
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Post by cali kid on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 6:54 pm

i got it Darth Neo!
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Post by docrwm on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 6:56 pm

cali kid wrote:i got it Darth Neo!

Trev,
I would refer you to this thread:
http://watchmen.forum-nation.com/t458-unfortunately-we-ve-had-to-ban-someone

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