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Oh man, that was mean Frans. 馃槃

Was thinking Tag Heuer as well, and the Silverstone. But it's not
actually 100% the same like you are saying. Kind of takes a little
from each of these, all while doing it's own thing too like you said.
Now I'm 0 for 3 ! 馃槉






 

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Oh man, that was mean Frans. 馃槃

Was thinking Tag Heuer as well, and the Silverstone. But it's not
actually 100% the same like you are saying. Kind of takes a little
from each of these, all while doing it's own thing too like you said.
Now I'm 0 for 3 ! 馃槉






These look great BTW!
 

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The fourth one. Again, the regulars know the brand. What very special watch is this (toned down) version based on:

 

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Thank you, sir... I'll take a crack at this one.

Is it perhaps based on this flamboyant classic,1960 Rolex Deep Sea Special?
(Out of a scene from 'The quick and the Dead'): "That was quick!". Yes, this Helberg can even be ordered with the full domed crystal like the original but that renders it unwearable in my opinion. I also have the bracelet but putting back the separate solid end pieces is a [email protected] of a job. On the bracelet you can use it as a dumbbell :)
 
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Such a ridiculously cool watch Frans. Was going to guess this
one right this last time, I swear. 馃槃

Seriously though, really great work Eric ! (y) (y)
 

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What I find quite remarkable is that this Helberg CH1 (in the version I own) is tested to withstand 600 BAR but Clemens achieved this without the almost unlimited R&D resources Rolex must have had at their disposal back in 1959/1960. Yes, the Rolex could withstand 1,000 BAR but at what costs? The figures are meaningless, it's just an exercise in applied technology but in the case of Helberg very 'special'.
 
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