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Old 11-11-2019, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How's about a 15,000m diver then? Apologies if it has already been posted, I only just came across it.

@theNeilo1 I think I may have just found your new grail, this is right up your street.

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Old 11-11-2019, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that is a beastie. At 55mm it might just fit Neil's wrist. For the rest of us...…?
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Ha! Not exactly made to be worn.

Im on the Omega FB board and this was a cool conversation for a bit. As a design experiment in a very short period of time Omega did a superb job. And beat Rolex.


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I posted a thread on this back in June - thanks for re-posting this. There's a link to the article about it. It's an amazing watch no doubt.

https://www.thewatchsite.com/22-non-...928m-dive.html
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My only thought is why?
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My only thought is why?
Bragging Rights. Just like the watt wars of old school hifi, the CPU speed days, etc.
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Bragging Rights. Just like the watt wars of old school hifi, the CPU speed days, etc.


Yup, and horse power and top speed. But there is also a lot learned from these experiments such as material compression, gasket design, etc.


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Bragging Rights. Just like the watt wars of old school hifi, the CPU speed days, etc.
You're right, landing Omega on the moon, Rolex on the ocean floor, etc ... marketing.
(Rolex just forgets to write that during the dive his watch was "controlled" by clocks ..... Longines
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Yup, and horse power and top speed. But there is also a lot learned from these experiments such as material compression, gasket design, etc.


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+1 - very true. I image they get a trove of data too.
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I posted a thread on this back in June - thanks for re-posting this. There's a link to the article about it. It's an amazing watch no doubt.

https://www.thewatchsite.com/22-non-...928m-dive.html


Please accept my apologies, had a very quick look (too quick it seems) before posting and completely missed your original thread. Not sure how I managed that.


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Please accept my apologies, had a very quick look (too quick it seems) before posting and completely missed your original thread. Not sure how I managed that.


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Absolutely no apologies! It's impossible to know sometimes what's been posted before.
This was worth posting again. Pretty cool stuff.

makes me want to watch "The Abyss".
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You've omitted the glamor shot!
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That's so you can stick your arm out of the window of the bathysphere to indicate which way you're going to turn.
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Love Omega and a great looking piece albeit a bit too thick for my liking but love the tech here. On a similar note, Hodinkee recently did a great interview with a Rolex Sub watch collector and he had the #1 Rolex Oyster dive watch from 1953. A great story along similar lines. Testing the outer limits for technology and what is and is not possible with a dive watch. Look at the thickness of the piece and the tech that went into it for the time period. Amazing.

https://www.hodinkee.com/videos/talk...-ali-rashidian
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