A battle-hardened veteran ...

Mar 08, 2019,23:57 PM

... is my silver-faced Marine Diver from the very first Diver series. This one was even the first Diver to be equipped with the silver dial, the previous production batch being exclusively black. I wore it in all situations, including working on the house with power tools. However, nothing can compare with the stress exerted on the poor thing by my wife, who is wearing it now 24/7. Although she wants only mechanical timepieces, at the same time she does not really care about their well-being.

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Great photo...and interesting question that comes to mind...

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : March 9th, 2019-00:07
Is it "right" way to safekeep em or use em full force? I think your wife is doing it right no matter how much it hurts us . Hope you are doing well. Sincerely D

Thanks a lot, I'm fine.

 By: Marcus Hanke : March 9th, 2019-00:28
I have a new hobby, collecting sicknesses now ... Regards, Marcus

Humour is still strong :)

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : March 9th, 2019-02:14
Good to hear you are doing better. Cheers D

Glad the humor is there...

 By: KMII : March 10th, 2019-07:24
And I hope the sicknesses are nothing serious 🀞🏻

Depends on the point of view ...

 By: Marcus Hanke : March 10th, 2019-13:12
... but as long as I don't see it as unrealistic optimism to wear a "perpetual calendar", I consider myself more or less healthy. Marcus

That’s great to hear!

 By: KMII : March 10th, 2019-22:47
So 2100 is assured then πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

Fur years, mon ami...

 By: Marcus Hanke : March 11th, 2019-06:48
A conventional perpetual calendar is programmed four four years, not more. However, I seriously hope that my lifespan will stretch a while beyond that. Marcus

Alloy in UN

 By: 11111 : March 10th, 2019-12:25
Thank you for sharing this excellent photo of your marine chronometer. Considering the use, I would say it is in great shape. I have other steel watches and they are not anywhere near as bump and scratch resistant as the UN.

It is the same 316L steel used for most other steel watch cases.

 By: Marcus Hanke : March 10th, 2019-13:15
However, I think that the case's unique concave shape helps keeping away the sides from harmful contacts. However, the lugs and the bezel are in danger of being scratched, and the most damaged parts of course are the strap inserts and the clasp made from ... 

πŸ‘ [nt]

 By: 11111 : March 10th, 2019-13:18

Always loved this one, Marcus.

 By: MichaelC : March 11th, 2019-20:08
She has served more than well.