Receiving a large shipment of twenty watches was a new experience and while I unboxed the first one I must admit I was quite nervous. The watches were built and assembled in Switzerland and sent to the Cabot Watch Company HQ for quality control and that’s when I received the first live pictures. Up until then I had only had the prototype I made and computer renderings but this was the real deal. It looked perfect so I already knew they had succeeded but later when I finally held no. 001 in my hand it really was something special and it looked even better than in the pictures. It was much better than the prototype I had made because it felt so solid and new while the prototype was built out of old used parts. I knew right there and then that I had found my perfect watch. This is honestly the watch I would chose if I could only chose one watch for the rest of my life to wear. To me it is perfection. I honestly don’t think that a Patek Nautlius, a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms or a Rolex Comex Sea-Dweller would make me happier.
|#394 - The CWC Tactical Diver. This is the first picture of no. 001 that I received.|
|Works absolutely best together with camouflage!|
|No. 002 on the wrist on a snowy day in February.|
While developing my Tactical Diver concept I also had a logotype made. I had visualized this jacked up dolphin in my head with a knife between his teeth in this stereotypical army logo design and I really felt that the guy I was working with did an awesome interpretation of my vision and making it come to life. I decided to have patches made that would be sent with the watches as a small surprise gift just to show my appreciation. I also decided that the logo would become the future official logo for Flipper’s Diary.
|The Flipper's Diary logo ©.|
Not long after I wrote this piece CWC contacted me with some disappointing news. Unfortunately they had trouble with solving two of the most critical details for the gen.2 diver. So until we have managed to find a solution for that issue the gen.2 project will be paused. I’m not making a watch that isn’t 100% how I want it would be. I would definitely regret doing that.
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