Ft. Lauderdale, FL Diver puts together winning clues in most recent Aquadive Great Underwater Watch Hunt
March 6, 2013: Chris Augustin, of Fort Lauderdale, FL beat out over 400 other divers in a
search through Fort Lauderdale wrecks for clues that lead to a new Aquadive Bathyscaphe 100 watch (value $1990). The Aquadive Great Underwater Watch Hunt celebrated the launch of the new Aquadive watch line, a modern update of the wildly popular original Aquadive watches from the 1960's.
The Fort Lauderdale Watch Hunt was the second location in an international relaunch of the
Aquadive watch brand. The Fort Lauderdale Hunt challenged divers to follow a series of
underwater clues placed in wrecks along the famous "wreck trek" on the Fort Lauderdale coast. A total of 200 tokens were hidden by noted Florida wreck diver and Instructor Trainer Hugh Hare, of Underseas Sports in Fort Lauderdale. The program was also supported locally by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor's Bureau and South Florida Diving Headquarters.
The new Aquadive watch line is a modern update of the wildly popular original Aquadive
watches from the 1960's. The original Aquadive brand was founded in 1962, with no less than astronaut Scott Carpenter appearing as an advertising spokesperson.
The Aquadive line is composed of four models: the Bathyscaphe 100N ($1490), Bathyscaphe 100 DLC (black coated case $1990), Bathyscaphe 100 SS (stainless case, edition of 500, $1990) and Bathyscaphe 300 (depth rated to 5000 meters $2990). A limited number of watches assembled to current specifications out of New Old Stock parts are also available as the NOS Diver ($1290).
Unlike many other watch offerings that represent a hodgepodge of European and Asian parts stuffed into off-the-shelf Chinese cases, Aquadives are handmade in Switzerland of Swiss and German components. Every aspect of an Aquadive's design and execution reflects thoughtful precision: from original German CNC machine crafted cases to engraved ceramic bezel inserts. Their look is unmistakably classic and unique in a market filled with dive watches assembled from common catalogue components. All watches have an unprecedented two year limited warranty.
About Aquadive Watches
Aquadive watches are a modern update of the famous Aquadive dive watch brand of the 1960's, designed in the United States by a team of divers and engineers and handmade in Switzerland of German and Swiss materials. The Great Watch Hunt is being conducted internationally from September 2012 – May 2013; each watch will be hidden by a well-known professional diver.
Complete details on the Hunt can be found at: