Comments on: CX Swiss Military 20,000ft Dive Watch: What Were They Thinking? http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/ Vintage, Military, and Omega Watch Blog Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:51:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: old geezer http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-131264 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:25:24 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-131264 Late to the party, but … Making a watch this waterproof is still a fail, as after all, it cannot survive to the bottom of the Marianas Trench at 10,994 m, so why bother? Of course, you regularly free dive to that depth, no doubt making smiley faces at James Cameron as you flash by his deep submersible. Also, the massive bullet resistance is best utilized if the watch is even a skosh larger, so that you can completely cower behind it. I suspect the watch is itself an homage to the early bathysphere, as it looks like one strapped onto a wrist. A conversation piece, surely, but probably no more so than my Sponge Bob Reverso, a subtley ironic work as I don’t believe it is even slightly water resistant.

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By: Noel http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-126383 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:37:24 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-126383 I’m with you Dean! It’s an awesome watch for sure. Besides, I want to know that if I drop it in the ocean for some reason, it’ll probably still be working when they find it. ” Whether its 20,000 feet underwater or 20,000 hours underwater, the CX military 20,000 will be there.
Noel McCully
Guinness World Record holder
“25,000 hours underwater in a diving helmet”

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By: Bubba Mudriple http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-82701 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:04:33 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-82701 What many people probably just don’t get when looking at watches like this is that even if one doesn’t dive, it’s nice to know there are still products out there that go above and beyond.
Watches like this, as impractical as they may seem for every day use, are still found interesting to a great many people as being symbolic of mans engineering capabilities. After all, we’re the earths only species that went to the moon. To create a watch capable of reaching depths of 20,000 feet may not be comparable, yet it’s still an engineering masterpiece in itself. It’s bulk is simply a byproduct of this.

Why put a crono movement in a dive watch? Will deep sea fish races be timed to a micro second? Why not put one in there? Overkill is the name of the game with watches like this. This is a “because we can” watch. Anyone who doesn’t like or understand that still needn’t sit up on some high horse and put it down.

That being said, the watch isn’t for me, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t for someone else. If the case were about 10mm thinner I’d consider one, but still find it pricey to my own standards, even though for what it is the price seems fair.

I actually prefer dive watches although I don’t dive, and regularly wear an old 150m Citizen 21j automatic lately. Thick and bulky in comparison to most dress or sport watches, dive watches still offer several advantages even if you don’t dive. To begin with, the screw down back and crown seal out moisture and keep cases air tight. I’ve been working on watches for years and those with screw down crowns generally seem to run longer before needing a CLA. Also, a screw down crown has less or no chance of snapping off of the watch. If you’ve ever busted the crown off a watch moving furniture as I havethen a dive watch may be for you. And finally, because my eyes aren’t the greatest, I find I can actually read the dials of most dive watches due to generally larger hands, markers and dials.

By the way, 550 horsepower aint nothing til you pop the clutch on an engine with 550 foot pounds of torque. There’s nothing like the feeling of all your internal organs becoming one. Anyone can drive fast.

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By: Al http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-48378 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:41:39 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-48378 Come on folks, with all that’s going on in the world does it really matter that much about a watch. WHO CARES!!!!!!!

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By: Stefan Vorkoetter http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-33992 Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:52:15 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-33992 Gotta love the “Explosion” video. “High end watch manufacturers don’t subject their watches to real world tests. We’re about to change that.” Blowing up a watch is a real world test?

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By: happy chappy 2 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-33630 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:19:19 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-33630 Not happy about these watches

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By: happy chappy http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-33629 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:18:54 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-33629 I really don’t like this website

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By: Liam Jones http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-33628 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:18:29 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-33628 Not so good watches here fellas

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By: Liam http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-33627 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:18:02 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-33627 message for the masses these watches are really horrible

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By: P Buddery http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/12/cx-swiss-military-20000ft-dive-watch-what-were-they-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-20808 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:04:06 +0000 http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/?p=1631#comment-20808 So who is Dean Grant Baker? Can he dive to 6000m? Can he dive to 600m? According to the internet, the maximum depth attained by a scuba diver as of 2005 was 330m, and recreational divers are limited to 40m.

What is the fire truck hose test, Dean? Bernoulli’s equation, when calculated out for a jet of water travelling at high speed does not give a huge pressure increase. Buckle your Casio on a piece of wood and hit it with the fastest water you can arrange. Yes, all real watch collectors own Casios, at least in my version of the world.

And this stuff about girls? A girl and a great lump of metal on a wrist are two different things. Girls overly impressed by material possessions aren’t worth worrying about.

550 brake hp, misspelled as “break”? Oh Dean, if you own a car like this, take it out one night and floor the throttle. How long can you do this? Those things shooting past are trees or houses, not that it really matters at very high speed. So do you actually drive your car to its limits, Dean, or do you just trundle about slowly and enjoy the fact that your car is too scary/macho/manly? My car has 126 hp which – police permitting – gets used.

Concerning the watch, it appears to be impractical to me. Thick, no doubt heavy; it seems like a good idea spoilt by too much waterproofing. I like the 7750 movement, but this watch looks like a clown watch. Having said that, it can’t be too ridiculous or we would see rappers wearing them.

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