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    Spinnaker Piccard SP-5082-02

    I thought I would throw out a quick review and history on this piece. First off, this is a tribute to Jacques Piccard. In addition to travelling down 10,911 meters into the Marianna Trench, he was also known for the Grumman-Piccard PX-15 aka Ben Franklin. This 6 man submarine travelled from Palm Beach to Novia Scotia under water in 30 days nearly 1500 miles in 1969.

    The sapphire crystal of the Piccard watch was designed/modeled after the Bathyscaphe Trieste actual window the 2 divers looked out onto the ocean floor. The Piccard watch actually has a picture of the PX-15 (not the Trieste) on the case back carved out of titanium. That submarine was not built to set any depth records, but instead to serve as a science observatory for the 1500 mile trip. I sense the intention of this watch was not to have an extreme depth rating either. So this is not another copy of Rolex’s non-production watch in my eyes. Jmo.

    Pretty cool watch. It wears super light imo on the wrist being made out of titanium. The dome distortions are unreal. More to come. 😉.
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    Congrats on your Spinnaker Piccard. And thanks for supplying the pics, however, there is one pic missing and that is the top wrist shot. It is a stunning watch. Enjoy your Spinnaker Piccard and looking forward to your later entires.
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    Rock it Brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_Hager626 View Post
    Congrats on your Spinnaker Piccard. And thanks for supplying the pics, however, there is one pic missing and that is the top wrist shot. It is a stunning watch. Enjoy your Spinnaker Piccard and looking forward to your later entires.
    Thank you! The only thing I could complain about on the entire watch is use of spring bars. Not a fan, but the watch is only 160 grams so weight is not an issue. On a 300 plus gram watch screw in bars more appropriate imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojote View Post
    Thank you! The only thing I could complain about on the entire watch is use of spring bars. Not a fan, but the watch is only 160 grams so weight is not an issue. On a 300 plus gram watch screw in bars more appropriate imo.
    Thanks for the shots. That is one thick watch. Enjoy your new diver.
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    Re: Spinnaker Piccard SP-5082-02

    Now that’s wrist presence... Thanks for sharing the pics. Enjoy!
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    Couple lume shots.
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    Piccard, EcoZilla, Helson 45
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    Comparison weights...
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    Re: Spinnaker Piccard SP-5082-02

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojote View Post
    Piccard, EcoZilla, Helson 45
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