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speedmaster
09-05-2010, 05:23 AM
The Plaisted Polar Expedition Speedmaster
"Apparently, insurance salesman and amateur adventurer Ralph Plaisted and a few friends decided on a lark to see if they could get to the North Pole on snowmobiles, the first land attempt. They had one failed try then succeeded in 1968 after a 43 day effort. They (Plaisted and 3 friends) used Ski-Doo snowmobiles, 300cc with 16hp, amazing in today's world of 150hp sleds! The used Omega Speedmasters that not surprisingly, performed quite well (44 days at an average -52C)."
http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/plaisted-polar-expedition-speedmaster.html

Pistolero
09-05-2010, 08:31 AM
Of course the Speedmaster Pros worked, space is colder than that! :HUGE GRIN:

Sushi
09-05-2010, 12:58 PM
Anything to sell a watch ... they'll make a special edition, selling the same watch with a special case back... it is getting ridiculous