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Well, my Thresher is here. It's awesome.

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The blue is not like anything I have. It's not as bright outside as it was the other day when I took a similar group shot but you get the idea. The anti-reflective coating also plays tricks with perceived color, I think.

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This is my favorite view.

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Love the starkness - simplicity, maybe? - of the watch, the shade of blue, and the date at 6 o'clock and that it didn't completely replace the 6 o'clock index. The polished chamfers are also a nice touch that I'd only seen on my Scurfa Bell Diver 1 before.

I'm keeping it. The only thing I would change is maybe have the word 'THRESHER' in a subdued orange in a similar fashion that the black Thresher has that nice blue-green text. Ultimately, I think that would not work as well as it does now or as I think it would in my head, however.

My buddy's Skipjack should arrive tomorrow. I was looking at pictures of it last night and I'm excited to see that in person. I like the date at 6 o'clock and that there is a lume plot there also, the broad arrow hands, and the polished chamfers.

ETA: My watch is one of the nearly new watces that NTH offers. The only marks that I think I see are one or two scrub marks where the bracelet pins into the clasp where the micro-adjust holes and around the clasp post. To be honest, I had already put the watch on my wrist and taken it off a couple of times before I thought to take a close look so I probably caused them. In any case, I'm very, very pleased with the watch's condition and always like getting a few dollars off.
 

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Yep. I posted it here and to the NTH group on FB. Sold within 12 hours. Wonder if it was someone who saw my post about it.

We only made 20 of the Tiburón. 10 with date, and 10 no-date, back in mid-2018. I can't remember the last time I saw one for sale.
I wonder wonder wonder wonder who?
 

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Ok. So months and months ago I posted about a large project I was working on. A 40' long by 12' wide structure weighing in at about 40k lbs.

Well today we shipped it. I figure some of you may find this sh*t kinda interesting and cool. And there is obligatory watch photos. Pic heavy.
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That's me in the photo holding the guide line
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And an escort to I-20 where we leave him. He'll pick up pilot vehicles at the Louisiana border, then it's all the way to North Carolina.
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Final weight, just shy of 46000lbs. And get this, it's technically a second story. It'll sit on stilts when placed on site. Underneath will be an Airbank system to provide a positive pressure environment in an emergency, as well as a 36hr duration battery backup system to power the UPS and aircon.

Now back to your regularly scheduled tomfoolery.
I'm always interested in stuff: technical, scientific, engineering, historical, social, etc, etc.... I'm basically just very very nosey.

But what is it? I can see it says "chemsafe". Initially I thought mortuary, but on stilts?! Plus I can't see a chiller unit. Or is it a huge industrial meth' lab..... 😉 But really, no idea.

Put me out of my misery please, I'm worse than the curious cat. What is it? And why is it on stilts ???
 

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I'm always interested in stuff: technical, scientific, engineering, historical, social, etc, etc.... I'm basically just very very nosey.

But what is it? I can see it says "chemsafe". Initially I thought mortuary, but on stilts?! Plus I can't see a chiller unit. Or is it a huge industrial meth' lab..... 😉 But really, no idea.

Put me out of my misery please, I'm worse than the curious cat. What is it? And why is it on stilts ???
It's technically a "safe haven". It will be installed and used at a petrochem site as some kind of control room. The company I work for builds refuge and life support systems. I do the electrical, been with this company about 18 months. Close to 16 years in the trade, and almost 10 years as a Journeyman Electrician.

So in the event of an emergency at this specific site, from either the interior or exterior they can, at the push of a button "lock" the entire structure down from outside air. Push the button, three bubble tight dampers(air intake & exhaust, plus one for the "fart fan") close in about 30-40 seconds, and a positive pressure system kicks in to keep toxic/caustic gasses out, and the occupants safe. They've got Honeywell interior and exterior gas monitoring systems as well as my companies proprietary gas monitors installed. As well as a stand alone CO2 scrubber.

Why it'll be on stilts, I have no clue outside of it gives the site the ability to bring in their main power source, as well as connect the plumbing(we gave 'em a sh*tter and a shower per request).

According to the engineers I worked with, nothing like it has been built before. There's similar things that are built on site, but a transportable one, first of it's kind(so they tell me).

Bearded,

Fortuitious timing of your 1st Swifty photo.
Which photo, mate? You've lost me, I've posted quite a few shots of my Swifty.
 

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It's technically a "safe haven". It will be installed and used at a petrochem site as some kind of control room. The company I work for builds refuge and life support systems. I do the electrical, been with this company about 18 months. Close to 16 years in the trade, and almost 10 years as a Journeyman Electrician.

So in the event of an emergency at this specific site, from either the interior or exterior they can, at the push of a button "lock" the entire structure down from outside air. Push the button, three bubble tight dampers(air intake & exhaust, plus one for the "fart fan") close in about 30-40 seconds, and a positive pressure system kicks in to keep toxic/caustic gasses out, and the occupants safe. They've got Honeywell interior and exterior gas monitoring systems as well as my companies proprietary gas monitors installed. As well as a stand alone CO2 scrubber.

Why it'll be on stilts, I have no clue outside of it gives the site the ability to bring in their main power source, as well as connect the plumbing(we gave 'em a sh*tter and a shower per request).

According to the engineers I worked with, nothing like it has been built before. There's similar things that are built on site, but a transportable one, first of it's kind(so they tell me).



Which photo, mate? You've lost me, I've posted quite a few shots of my Swifty.
Cheers, that's kinda bonkers. But makes sense, and is very cool
Bearded,

Fortuitious timing of your 1st Swifty photo.
LOL..I didn't notice that either. The ultimate watch cliché
 

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Well, my Thresher is here. It's awesome.

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The blue is not like anything I have. It's not as bright outside as it was the other day when I took a similar group shot but you get the idea. The anti-reflective coating also plays tricks with perceived color, I think.

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This is my favorite view.

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Love the starkness - simplicity, maybe? - of the watch, the shade of blue, and the date at 6 o'clock and that it didn't completely replace the 6 o'clock index. The polished chamfers are also a nice touch that I'd only seen on my Scurfa Bell Diver 1 before.

I'm keeping it. The only thing I would change is maybe have the word 'THRESHER' in a subdued orange in a similar fashion that the black Thresher has that nice blue-green text. Ultimately, I think that would not work as well as it does now or as I think it would in my head, however.

My buddy's Skipjack should arrive tomorrow. I was looking at pictures of it last night and I'm excited to see that in person. I like the date at 6 o'clock and that there is a lume plot there also, the broad arrow hands, and the polished chamfers.

ETA: My watch is one of the nearly new watces that NTH offers. The only marks that I think I see are one or two scrub marks where the bracelet pins into the clasp where the micro-adjust holes and around the clasp post. To be honest, I had already put the watch on my wrist and taken it off a couple of times before I thought to take a close look so I probably caused them. In any case, I'm very, very pleased with the watch's condition and always like getting a few dollars off.
Where did you get that flattened shark mesh on the far left Scurfa??

I absolutely love the Ploprof style Flattened S.M. I bought some a while back for about £30. However, it turned up and the flattening was so minimal it was almost unnoticeable.
I find when it's all just rounded and shiny/polished, it doesn't look right.

I'd happily spend 4 times as much on a really good quality one where the flattening is really top notch.

This is my supposedly flattened mesh. The flat surfaces show only at exactly the right angle and light. But because it's polished (unlike the proplof), and not that flat, I don't wear it. The bits they did make really flat are the removable link pieces.
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Where did you get that flattened shark mesh on the far left Scurfa??

I absolutely love the Ploprof style Flattened S.M. I bought some a while back for about £30. However, it turned up and the flattening was so minimal it was almost unnoticeable.
I find when it's all just rounded and shiny/polished, it doesn't look right.

I'd happily spend 4 times as much on a really good quality one where the flattening is really top notch.

This is my supposedly flattened mesh. The flat surfaces show only at exactly the right angle and light. But because it's polished (unlike the proplof), and not that flat, I don't wear it. The bits they did make really flat are the removable link pieces.
Strapcode is where I got the one for the Scurfa.


I also have a Staib mesh that I've used with a Longines and another Scurfa. Both are 22mm lug watches. . .

 
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Discovered that this Geckota beads of rice bracelet I bought years ago fits okay on the Thresher.

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Still have that Staib mesh mentioned in the post above. I may take it off the Longines and give it a try on the Thresher.
 

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Strapcode is where I got the one for the Scurfa.


I also have a Staib mesh that I've used with a Longines and another Scurfa. Both are 22mm lug watches. . .

I got a great SE2 from strap code. Last time I looked they didn't have any mesh, but I'll look again.
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I got a great SE2 from strap code. Last time I looked they didn't have any mesh, but I'll look again.
Thank you
Search for "shark" on their site. I think mine was the tapered with V-clasp. I wanted the "unfinished" one with open ends near the head.
 
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Thresher now on Staib mesh:

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I'm way late to the game but glad I finally joined in. I was looking at the Nazario Vino Rosso recently, loving the look but finally convincing myself that I really didn't need another diver. Heck, I don't need another watch, period. Then I saw one pop up on the for sale board and finally pulled the trigger. I'm not sure why I waited so long. Doc, you've done some really nice work! Since I didn't buy directly from you, how about I buy you a beer once the GTGs start back up. I'm just down the road in Lancaster, so wouldn't be a big deal to hop the train if you have one near Philly.

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