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    Rust still is the biggest problem for ships and everything that is permanently in contact with seawater. See Queen Mary´s ship propeller. It is is made from stainless steel and it starts to rust. It´s just skin deep but it shows how agressiv seawater is. I would like to test a normal steel divers watch and a sub steel U by fixing them under a supertanker for 1 year and see the difference. Any volunteers here? :-D Or somebody here with a supertanker?
    Of course this is not representative to show how good sub steel is, but if they use it on German submarines it gives me a better feeling when I am bathing in the sea. Even on a Rolex they tell you that you should clean it with freshwater after using it in the sea, I guess they know why. This leads to the insight that sub-steel is definitive no PR gimmick!

    Sorry for not wearing my U on QM II. It´s my Citizen Promaster Titanium but Titan is still better than normal stainless steel.
    So here are some pictures
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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on you U

    You know Marcus, you could take your UX and put it in a bucket full of salty water. You can take it out to wear it every day but when you take it off at night, you can place it back in it's new home in the bucket. After a year, you can share your research with us and we would be ever so grateful!! :-D :-D ...that is..unless somebody here owns a supertanker.

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    Hi oyster,

    Nice pics, as always!
    There is more to metal and sea water than corrosion, though. One of the biggest problems is electrolysis. While I was working as a ship cook, we had to check the so-called "Opferanode" (sacrificial anode) on the steel hull every month, some big zinc blocks screwed to the hull to prevent the hull from dissolving.

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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on you U

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Patrick
    You know Marcus, you could take your UX and put it in a bucket full of salty water. You can take it out to wear it every day but when you take it off at night, you can place it back in it's new home in the bucket. After a year, you can share your research with us and we would be ever so grateful!! :-D :-D ...that is..unless somebody here owns a supertanker.

    cheers,
    Tim

    Hi Tim,
    what should I wear meanwhile ???? :-S :-S :-S
    I would be lost without my U.
    You can´t expect me to wear Rolex all the time! :-D
    But as I´ve said earlier, I´ve ordered my 2. UX (GSG9 Edition), maybe then I think about it again. I already found a tanker who will sponsor this research program ! :-D

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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on you U

    hi oyster, just one quick question:
    Whe I ordered my (normal)UX, the receipt read as follows:
    "EZM 2B UX für Taucher der GSG 9, U-Boot-Stahl" The Order# was according to the catalogue.

    Was this on your receipt for the normal UX too, or did Sinn preorder the GSG 9 Edition for me? I was just too lazy to ask at sinn directly:oops:

    Thanks in advance !

    Christian

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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on you U

    Quote Originally Posted by Onkel C
    hi oyster, just one quick question:
    Whe I ordered my (normal)UX, the receipt read as follows:
    "EZM 2B UX für Taucher der GSG 9, U-Boot-Stahl" The Order# was according to the catalogue.

    Was this on your receipt for the normal UX too, or did Sinn preorder the GSG 9 Edition for me? I was just too lazy to ask at sinn directly:oops:

    Thanks in advance !

    Christian

    Sorry, I don´t remember, but I had a look at my bills.
    They say: "EZM 2B UX für Taucher der GSG9, U-Boot-Stahl"
    That means you´ve ordered the "normal" UX
    Or let me put it this way you have ordered one of the best value watches money can buy.:gold

    regards oyster

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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on you U

    Quote Originally Posted by oyster
    Sorry, I don´t remember, but I had a look at my bills.
    They say: "EZM 2B UX für Taucher der GSG9, U-Boot-Stahl"
    That means you´ve ordered the "normal" UX
    Or let me put it this way you have ordered one of the best value watches money can buy.:gold

    regards oyster

    Thank you for the fast response, that was exactly the watch I intended to order! I'm not so much into the "crown at 10 o'clock" thingy...
    About the best value watches: Let's wait for the new September Price List...

    Bye,

    Christian

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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on you U

    Thank you for the excellent photos, oyster!
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")

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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on you U

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Thank you for the excellent photos, oyster!

    My pleasure ! Martin

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    Re: That´s why YOU need Sub Steel on your watch

    Quote Originally Posted by oyster
    Rust still is the biggest problem for ships and everything that is permanently in contact with seawater. See Queen Mary´s ship propeller. It is is made from stainless steel and it starts to rust. It´s just skin deep but it shows how agressiv seawater is. I would like to test a normal steel divers watch and a sub steel U by fixing them under a supertanker for 1 year and see the difference. Any volunteers here? :-D Or somebody here with a supertanker?
    Of course this is not representative to show how good sub steel is, but if they use it on German submarines it gives me a better feeling when I am bathing in the sea. Even on a Rolex they tell you that you should clean it with freshwater after using it in the sea, I guess they know why. This leads to the insight that sub-steel is definitive no PR gimmick!

    Sorry for not wearing my U on QM II. It´s my Citizen Promaster Titanium but Titan is still better than normal stainless steel.
    So here are some pictures
    oyster
    This would be a very fair and reasonable test for those hundreds of people whose job involves clinging to the bottom of a moving supertanker for at least twelve months!

    I don't personally know any supertanker-hull-clingers but I imagine that this job pays so well that they'll buy something much more expensive than a Sinn anyway.

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