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Leosweeneypod Wrote:Hi guys, I have only just come across your Gas Valve chat.I have been workshop manager for IWC UK for the last 12 years or so.3 years ago I received an email from a guy who was in a decompresion chamber 250 meters down at the foot of an oil rig.He had an Aquatimer 3536 and his dive partner had a Rolex with escape valve.His partner had convinced him that his IWC would not survive their 2 week assent. I spoke at length to all concerned in IWC and the sumarised opinion was that the valve is a gimick or compensation for insufficent sealing of the watch. I relayed this to the diver and 3 weeks later he let me know that his watch was still functioning perfectly, now on dry land.Good luckLeoLeo.email@example.com
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shing Wrote:I know also that for all active AT collections save the AT 2000, the maximum depth is 12 bar = 80 metres. AT 2000 can withstand pressure up to 1333 metres (200 bar). This would be the question mark for me, based on what I have written above, on why the AT 2000 would not require a helium valve - because at this depth you probably would. Alternatively, it could also mean that the deep diver with the AT 2000 simply needs to ensure that the helium escapes during the ascent.
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jonathanniewerth Wrote:hi IWC i am a professional diver and will be going into SAT, i have been unable to find an answer to the previous questions posted. i will be in a helium environment for approx. 30+ days at a time, so will the watch malfunction while I'm in deco?
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