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Jun 8, 2023

The Grey NATO – 242 – A Deep Dive With Don Walsh (The First Man to the Deepest Spot on Earth)

Batten down the hatches! We’ve got the definition of an extra-special guest for this episode which features an in-depth (ahem) chat with Captain Don Walsh, ...  PhD (USN - Retired). Yes, that Don Walsh – who piloted the Bathyscaphe Trieste to 35,797 ft in Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench with Jacques Piccard on January 23, 1960. Don hopped on a call with Jason and James from his home in Oregon to chat about his history in the U.S. Navy, how he was selected for the famed deep-diving mission, what it was like to sink into depths unknown, and, of course, the watches involved in the mission (and those he and his son have collected since). For the TGN boys, this is a pinch-yourself moment as they chat with a legend of underwater exploration, aka. Mr. Challenger Deep.

Chicago : Windup Watch Fair

The Windup Watch Fair is a three-day-long shopping event that brings watch brands and customers together in a fun, approachable, and engaging environment. Always free and open to the public, Windup encourages everyone from seasoned collectors to first-time watch buyers to come in, take a look, and talk watches.
Windupwatchfair

Great Central Brewing Company

Community is at the heart of Great Central Brewing Company. All walks of life are welcome to walk in, any time. Come try all our original beers and a rotating menu of recipes from our client breweries, all brewed here at Great Central, just steps from your bar stool.
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Loop-Less Khaki Green Sailcloth Watch Strap with Green Stitching

Designed specifically for the deployant clasp. Unlike standard watch straps, this strap requires minimal bending when putting on the wrist, and the excess strap length is neatly hidden underneath. Inspired by the Omega Speedmaster Snoopy as a premium alternative to your OEM strap or bracelet
Artem Straps

Hands-On: The New Aquastar Model 60

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Hodinkee

Bathyscaphe

A bathyscaphe is a self-propelled vehicle used for deep-sea dives Earth Science, Oceanography, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Physical Geography, Social Studies, World History A bathyscaphe is a self-propelled vehicle used for deep-sea dives. Bathyscaphes can dive deeper than a person with scuba gear, and even deeper than submarines.
Nationalgeographic

The Grey NATO - 231 - David Concannon On Visiting the Titanic, Recovering Apollo Rockets, And His Love Of Rolex

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Navy

Office of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Office of Naval Research

FOR SALE: Two Ultra-Rare Rolex Deep Sea Specials

First, they dove off of Capri to 1,080 meters, then on September 30, 1953, the Trieste hit 3,150 meters (remember this dive). Later, while diving south of Ponza Island in October of 1956, they hit ~3,700 meters.
Hodinkee

Introducing: Rolex Shatters Water-Resistance Records With Its First Titanium Watch (And We've Got Exclusive Live Pics)

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The final frontier: How Victor Vescovo became the first person to visit the deepest part of every ocean - Oceanographic

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Rolex presents: The Trieste's Deepest Dive (Extended) - Video

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