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One thing's for sure, I will forever remember that I was wearing that RO when I got the phone call. These new pieces have brought a ton of luck in the new year, thanks to you guys for enabling/encouraging! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Thanks guys, really appreciate the kind words! I won't bore you with the details, it's a very significant business victory--the largest of my career. I'm going to be extremely busy over the next 6 months! smile.gif


icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif awesome news. how many more watches will this fund? a dozen perhaps? a grande complication maybe?

feel free to bore us with as many details as you like.
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Hi Dopey,

Interesting story about your TAG and its journey up and down Kilimanjaro.  Based on that story you clearing understand that moisture getting inside a watch, can come from sources other than submersion in water.  I think many of us often think about water resistance in a very limited  sense, simply wearing it to swim in a pool or the ocean.  However, other factors beyond water can lead to moisture getting into a watch, be it extreme temperatures swings, pressure changes, significant differences in the density of air etc.  I am sure most watches can withstand extreme conditions on occasion, but repeated exposure puts a lot of stress on a watch and its gaskets.  A person might be lucky and not experience any problems for long time, but all it takes is that one unlucky occasion and you will see tell tale signs of moisture such as fogging up of the crystal.  IMHO, if you have a good watch its just not worth it .  Again thanks for the story about your watch and Kilimanjaro. 
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Interesting point Dino. A while ago, I was looking into watches that were rated for extreme temperatures. Living in a cold climate, I have never had a problem but generally my watches are somewhat protected by clothing. What watches out there are rated to extreme conditions. The first that came to mind (at least the mainstream variety) were the Explorer and the Planet Ocean. Rolex has documented some cases where their watches were used in the Arctic but I couldn't find anything that indicated a rating on the watches. As I expanded my search, I found only one so far, Sinn U2/U1000 which I believe is rated to -45C. Do you know if the Explorer has such a rating or is the depth rating good enough to translate to protection from other elements like extreme cold?
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I recall the Panerai Arktos had some low temperature rating down to -70C or something like that.
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Interesting point Dino. A while ago, I was looking into watches that were rated for extreme temperatures. Living in a cold climate, I have never had a problem but generally my watches are somewhat protected by clothing. What watches out there are rated to extreme conditions. The first that came to mind (at least the mainstream variety) were the Explorer and the Planet Ocean. Rolex has documented some cases where their watches were used in the Arctic but I couldn't find anything that indicated a rating on the watches. As I expanded my search, I found only one so far, Sinn U2/U1000 which I believe is rated to -45C. Do you know if the Explorer has such a rating or is the depth rating good enough to translate to protection from other elements like extreme cold?

Hi Rooster,

 

there are watches that have been used in extreme temperatures, vintage Explorers and Explorer 2s (older models, as I'm not sure the new ones have actually been used by mountain climbers or for cave exploration), and the old Oysterquartz watches.  Probably most professional dive watches that are going to great depths, as water often gets very cold at deep depths.  However, what you need to be mindful of is that it is not necessarily an issue for a watch to function in extreme temperatures, part of what I discussed was how a watch is treated in terms of having time to slowly reach normal temps as opposed to going from room temp to extreme heat or cold and  then quickly back to room temp.  Those things don't affect the functioning of a watch, but they can cause condensation to form under a crystal if its temp is forced to change quickly.  Its less likely to happen to people wearing a watch with winter clothing over it and its case back is against your wrist.  But extreme cold against an exposed crystal, or maybe bringing it into a steam room and then bringing it back to room temp could be an issue.  Most people, short of those that actually do climb mountains or go to polar regions, probably do not need watches rated for extreme temps.  I would say, that people who constantly subject their watches to extreme conditions probably should have their watches serviced more frequently and have the gaskets replaced more frequently.  

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^^Good advice as always.^^




I'm wearing this one today, in an extreme environment that I like to call "my office":








The swings that we get around here tend to be more of the mood variety, rather than the temperature.
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^^^ I just love the crisp legibility of that dial.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Thanks guys, really appreciate the kind words! I won't bore you with the details, it's a very significant business victory--the largest of my career. I'm going to be extremely busy over the next 6 months! smile.gif

A boss of mine once gave me the advice to mark major career and life changes with a major lasting purchase - promotions, marriage, etc. I like that idea - one thing to mark another, and you will forever remember this business win when you look down on your wrist.

Now, which watch will you get to celebrate?
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

One thing's for sure, I will forever remember that I was wearing that RO when I got the phone call. These new pieces have brought a ton of luck in the new year, thanks to you guys for enabling/encouraging! smile.gif

Congrats on your recent successes.  Any hints as to the next purchase??? 

 

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I'm wearing this one today, in an extreme environment that I like to call "my office":

The swings that we get around here tend to be more of the mood variety, rather than the temperature.

:rotflmao:  Looks great Keith....depending on the office it could involve being subjected to far greater extremes than the Arctic.  

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^^^ I just love the crisp legibility of that dial.

what he said. such a pure look.
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I'm sure I could find this myself but what was the thinking on switching from a single viewable date window to the three visible dates on the Mark XVII?  Seems to ruin the watch for me.

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I'm sure I could find this myself but what was the thinking on switching from a single viewable date window to the three visible dates on the Mark XVII?  Seems to ruin the watch for me.

So that for the minute or so that the minute hand obstructs the date, you can still figure it out by reference to yesterday or tomorrow's date. A solution in search of a problem, IMO.
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So that for the minute or so that the minute hand obstructs the date, you can still figure it out by reference to yesterday or tomorrow's date. A solution in search of a problem, IMO.
Is that why they do that? I'm not a fan of those types of date display.
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@Keith T, just home from a very long day and cheered by your IWC, thanks.

Looking forward to tomorrow as taking the Duchess to Birmingham (UK) as she wants another pair of CJs, so I'm doubling up with some window (!) shopping with that old IWC itch uhoh.gif
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

^^^ I just love the crisp legibility of that dial.

+1!

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Congrats on your recent successes.  Any hints as to the next purchase??? 

Thanks! Ehhh it's so far off (at least 12 months) that I'd rather not get the juices flowing too much. I do have 2 very specific pieces in mind which I could only justify following a very successful 2014. smile.gif
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