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Here are some pics I found of a Sea Dweller being strapped to an ROV and taken down to 1200m.b-) b-) b-)


1- Preparing for 1'30 deep dive in Angola waters. Sea-Dweller is fixed on a soft metal plate.



2- Some words as a souvenir. Oups wrong year date pal!



3- Ready for diving in a few minutes....



4- A view of the ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle).



5- The Sea-Dweller on all remote control screens.



6- Look at the screen, the Rolex reached 1200 meters, that is a pressure on the crystal of about 1200kgs. Sea-Dweller where it belongs... deep sea.



7- The robot arm of the TOTAL ROV.




8- Coming back to the surface from the dark, Luminova is working at 257meters.



9- The Sea-Dweller...?



10- Alive and well, the SD kept good time and did the job.



11- The SD can go back on the owner's wrist!



All pictures and credit go to - Pol Palacios.
 

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Great pics John and thanks for posting a great thread.
Nice to see what one of my watches can do even though I will never go lower than the deep end of a pool.

Merry Christmassantasmile
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing.
 

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That's very cool I enjoyed that, Is this an Oil company where this happened Like SONANGOL British Petroleum?? Just curious really.
 

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Now that is pretty darn cool!
 

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THE Legend - & a very cool experiment - and just think, my Breitling Seawolf could go a further 2.5x deeper ;-)

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Ah but have you got the pics to prove it;-)
Fair point! I gather they strapped a Seawolf to a giant squid at the bottom of the marianas trench but sadly the squid got hungry & ate the camera which was following it.

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Outstanding ! I suggest we do a group test of all the watches that claim to be water resistent to 1000 Meters or more. I would like to see how the Tauchmeister, Wenger 1000 MTR diver do at around $ 180 etc. I see lots of watches making claims and this is a great way to test them. The camera will face the watch and if the watch stops/breaks on it decent you can see how far down it got with the depth meter in the camera shot.
I honestly am skeptical about the $ 100 Tauchmeister and $ 180 Wenger 1000 meter divers.
 
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