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PostSubject: 50 Fathoms History...   50 Fathoms History... Icon_minitimeThu Sep 23, 2010 10:05 am

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By TLex The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms as we know it today (launched in 2007) pays tribute to the original Fifty Fathoms watch that was first developed in 1953. These early models more specifically the Aqualung model or 'BUND no RAD' watches were issued to the German and Polish Military (from the 1950s up to the 70s) used radioactive material on their dials.

In order to reassure those who bought the civilian models that theirs were safe and weren't using radioactive material Blancpain placed the 'NO RADIATIONS' icon on their dials.

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PostSubject: Re: 50 Fathoms History...   50 Fathoms History... Icon_minitimeThu Sep 23, 2010 2:26 pm

What a cool history lesson Alan ! 50 Fathoms History... Icon_study Thanks !!! ..The look of these
watches is impressive enough, but what about the whole radioactive
thing from years ago ?! WOW ! The No Radiations emblem is neat to
see as well, and it's nice to know the story behind it. I also like the
rest of the watch ! ..Those bezels with what seems like a lacquer
of some type on the top, are just off the charts !

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PostSubject: Re: 50 Fathoms History...   50 Fathoms History... Icon_minitimeThu Sep 23, 2010 10:25 pm

really?... the "no radiations" on the dial takes away from the timeless classic design IMO. It would have been so much nicer had they left that out, but what do I know...
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PostSubject: Re: 50 Fathoms History...   50 Fathoms History... Icon_minitimeThu Sep 23, 2010 11:34 pm

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really?... the "no radiations" on the dial takes away from the timeless classic design IMO. It would have been so much nicer had they left that out, but what do I know...

I see what you mean Guy ! ..I guess it's just a tribute with the "no radiations" on there !
..There are alot of other versions that seem not to have it on the dial, and they look really
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PostSubject: Re: 50 Fathoms History...   50 Fathoms History... Icon_minitimeMon Oct 01, 2012 4:48 pm

I am starting to love the BPFF! I tried iron at the AD and can definitely see myself getting one!

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