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Locoboy5150
12-01-2016, 12:32 PM
I stumbled across this video of Seiko doing some depth testing of a quartz and an automatic Marine Master "Tuna Can" dive watches:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYVVGpZNyws

watchingout
12-01-2016, 01:10 PM
Cool stuff, it made my ears pop just watching! :)

pacerguy
12-01-2016, 01:14 PM
This reminds me....Ok...who grew up in New Jersey, went to Atlantic City Steele Pier, and rode the Diving Bell?

ACE
12-01-2016, 01:54 PM
Pretty cool. I can think of a few things to strap on there with the Seikos to see what happens 4579

Locoboy5150
12-02-2016, 12:08 PM
This reminds me....Ok...who grew up in New Jersey, went to Atlantic City Steele Pier, and rode the Diving Bell?


Diving bells were quite common out here in California at the beach front amusement parks and piers that dotted the coast line during the 1920s. I know a few people in the roller coaster club that I belong to that rode the diving bell at San Francisco's Playland at the Beach (R.I.P.) Here's a video of it:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZW1LQnkev8


Unfortunately, I have never ridden in a diving bell, but DisneySea at Tokyo Disneyland has what could be considered a modern diving bell called 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. (It's similar in concept to the identically named ride that used to be at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, only smaller.) Here's a video of it:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2ezHzl6SFU


I've been to DisneySea and that is a great ride that all ages can enjoy. It was one of the surprise hits at that park amongst both my wife and I.

daycoo2
12-03-2016, 02:51 AM
A very interesting video for sure. Thanks for posting it up.:good::cool2:

buzzard
01-05-2017, 04:39 PM
I knew there was something familiar about that video - it was referenced in a review about a year ago.

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/seiko-marinemaster-sbdb009-spring-drive-tuna-watch-review/

Excerpt:

The purpose? Dive until they stopped working. And "stop working" they both did — the quartz at 3,000 meters (nearly 10,000 feet) and the automatic at a staggering 4299 meters — four times beyond the watch's claimed depth rating. The aim was not to measure failure, but to inspire confidence that the engineering in Seiko’s Prospex series is capable of feats well beyond what’s advertised on the dial.
This is what we call "under promise and over deliver".

bestofnyc
01-05-2017, 04:45 PM
Nice, that's one deep video! Thx