OT - Today I met another Rolex Legend, Lt. Don Walsh.....

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OT - Today I met another Rolex Legend, Lt. Don Walsh.....

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June 16th, 2011, 10:01 pm #1

Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!



Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...









As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....









A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see

Rg.Philipp
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June 16th, 2011, 10:27 pm #2

You know of course that during the just past anniversary year of the Trieste dive he not only toured with Rolex but also serves as Lifetime Honorary President of the Explorers Club. Did he mention his experience with the watches he consigned recently?
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June 16th, 2011, 10:47 pm #3

We discussed the AQ fiasco in detail again but I know now where his GMT currently is
so next time I'm in US I might try to confince the current owner to let it go to me as
somewhere in between my stuff, i've seen a correct bakelite & a matching swiss dial

http://www.network54.com/Forum/207593/t ... Antiquorum's+December+8th+auction+in+NYC

To be honest, the most i'm surprised about the fact that Rolex is NOT honoring their legends correctly in detail.
It's a shame to hear from all the important explorers that wore Rolex during their expeditions that Geneva still
'uses' these achievements on their website selling their current (drama) collection but not rewarding them for it!?!

Best to YOU!
rg.Philipp
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June 16th, 2011, 11:14 pm #4

Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!



Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...









As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....









A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see

Rg.Philipp
Thanks for sharing! Appreciated!
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June 17th, 2011, 1:50 am #5

Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!



Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...









As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....









A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see

Rg.Philipp
love these historical posts!

janice
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June 17th, 2011, 7:47 am #6

Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!



Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...









As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....









A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see

Rg.Philipp
Its amazing the lifes some of these guys have lived

Thanks for taking time to put this post together
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June 17th, 2011, 12:56 pm #7

Storry like this. Appeciated.
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June 18th, 2011, 11:22 pm #8

Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!



Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...









As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....









A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see

Rg.Philipp
He's a true friend and one of my greatest heroes. I hope he did not share all of his secrets. He needs to save something for his book!
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June 18th, 2011, 11:22 pm #9

Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!



Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...









As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....









A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see

Rg.Philipp
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June 20th, 2011, 1:42 am #10

Don Walsh (born 2 November 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Mariana Trench on 23 January 1960, the deepest point of the world's ocean. The depth was measured at 35,813 feet (10,916 m). It was simply amazing to listen to all his exciting stories, with his almost 80 year old he's still explorering around the world fulltime, BIG respect!!



Rolex gave him for the 50 anniversary of the deepest dive a green Submariner with inscription he showed me...









As he just came back from a lecture he gave at Rolex HQ where he met new Rolex CEO Martini,
I was very happy to show him my first heritage Rolex project I did with the Piccard family....









A absolute wonderful person, very dedicated to his work with the right touch of humour.
It was for me a big honor meeting Mr. Walsh, a giant in Rolex history and so important
for our heritage we all here on VRF like to see

Rg.Philipp
Very cool, met Don a few years ago!
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