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Design Inspiration: Deep Sea Diving

Design Inspiration: Deep Sea Diving

If you’ve taken note of specific design elements in our products, you’ll find one focus that we have, which is rather unique, is diving. Relatively speaking, scuba diving is a pretty new form of exploration, with the first open-circuit scuba equipment developed in the 1940’s. Before that, heavy suits and incredibly cumbersome helmets made from everything from bronze to copper to brass were the typical dress for deep diving. These large helmets were especially popular in the 1800’s, and was a time of various design change for standard diving dress. You can see several iterations illustrated in our Diver Helmet...

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Inspiration: Naval Designs

Inspiration: Naval Designs

Many of our pieces feature designs heavily influenced by naval vessels from around the world. From our own U.S. Navy to inspiration drawn from France to Russia, these elements remain timeless, and we’re proud to replicate clocks that look like they belonged on these ships. One common element that you’ll see in our naval-centric product line is the use of nickel-plated aluminum. The use of both metals are important for sea-bound boats; the aluminum keeps the clock light so that it doesn’t add any unnecessary weight to the ship, while the nickel plating prevents the clock from rust and provides...

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