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SAS sponsors Ice Project

Post by Graeme » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:54 am

SAS Watch Company Ltd, is extremely pleased to announce our partnership with Mike O'Shea and Clare O'Leary Ireland's leading explorers. Mike and Clare will set off on an expedition to the North Pole on foot the equivalent to two marathons a day in temperatures of -20C to -60C (-4F to -76F) !! They will travel 778Kms over 60 days pulling sledges with all their supplies and equipment. They will also be wearing SAS watches that have been prepared by watch-making legend John McGonigle to withstand the freezing temperatures. Each watch has been completely stripped down, serviced, and re oiled using oils specially developed for freezing conditions.

You can find out more about the LIFEPROOF ICE PROJECT and Mike and Clare on their website The Ice Project and their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheIceProject

I will post up photos to this thread as I get them and we will be following their expedition on our website.

We wish Clare and Mike a safe journey and look forward to their speedy return.
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Post by JBZ » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:57 am

Nice Graeme! What a terrific cross-promotion for SAS.
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Post by 4pfrench » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:00 am

Congrats Graeme...i see a SAS LE in the future...
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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:02 am

This sounds awesome. For those that havent heard of them, the McGonigle brothers are the real deal and build truly grail worthy watches.
Graeme, don't go all Mike Kobold on us now and raise your prices 400%. :lol:
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:18 am

Very cool. Looking forward to following; can't say that I know much about polar exploration, polar moments or even polar moments of inertia, but I'm happy to watch! Congrats!
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Post by JBZ » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:19 am

CGSshorty wrote:This sounds awesome. For those that havent heard of them, the McGonigle brothers are the real deal and build truly grail worthy watches.
Graeme, don't go all Mike Kobold on us now and raise your prices 400%. :lol:
Graeme will include a free canvas pen holder with every order. :grin:
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:23 am

JBZ wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:This sounds awesome. For those that havent heard of them, the McGonigle brothers are the real deal and build truly grail worthy watches.
Graeme, don't go all Mike Kobold on us now and raise your prices 400%. :lol:
Graeme will include a free canvas pen holder with every order. :grin:
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Post by aikiman44 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:44 am

I'd, er, rock that.
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Post by Graeme » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:49 am

JBZ wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:This sounds awesome. For those that havent heard of them, the McGonigle brothers are the real deal and build truly grail worthy watches.
Graeme, don't go all Mike Kobold on us now and raise your prices 400%. :lol:
Graeme will include a free canvas pen holder with every order. :grin:

I'm sorry to say there will be no canvas pen holders, or belts :rolleyes: :mrgreen:
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Post by unixshrk » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:50 am

Good stuff Graeme

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Post by JBZ » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:54 am

Graeme wrote:
JBZ wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:This sounds awesome. For those that havent heard of them, the McGonigle brothers are the real deal and build truly grail worthy watches.
Graeme, don't go all Mike Kobold on us now and raise your prices 400%. :lol:
Graeme will include a free canvas pen holder with every order. :grin:

I'm sorry to say there will be no canvas pen holders, or belts :rolleyes: :mrgreen:
That's only because you lack vision (or that you have scruples).
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:05 am

JBZ wrote:
Graeme wrote:
JBZ wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:This sounds awesome. For those that havent heard of them, the McGonigle brothers are the real deal and build truly grail worthy watches.
Graeme, don't go all Mike Kobold on us now and raise your prices 400%. :lol:
Graeme will include a free canvas pen holder with every order. :grin:

I'm sorry to say there will be no canvas pen holders, or belts :rolleyes: :mrgreen:
That's only because you lack vision (or that you have scruples).
I, personally, could go for a $600 knife that looks like a junior high shop project.

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Post by manitoujoe » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:34 am

I think this is kickass.
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Post by AntonioPD » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:32 am

That's cool! I look forward to following this. Given the winter we've had here a polar expedition seems right up our street! :lol:
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:33 am

AntonioPD wrote:That's cool! I look forward to following this. Given the winter we've had here a polar expedition seems right up our street! :lol:
Probably warmer than a walk around the block in any city in the upper Mid-West.

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Post by alund » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:16 am

Very cool...

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Post by dukerules » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:19 am

Great cross promotion, Graeme! The modified watches sound too cool.

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Post by Heuerville » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:49 am

Well done Graeme, I wish Mike & Clare well.. I'll try to follow their progress.
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MK all over again, great.
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:21 am

Congrats bro, that is some good stuff for sure.

Now if you need some foreskin for you pen holder's then let me know.................I might have a little laying around. :shrug:

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Post by tmw » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:32 am

great Graeme - lets see pics of the watches!
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Post by greenlightning » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:31 am

Outstanding. Kobold?? This reminds me more of early rolex. English channel, everest. Keep us posted

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Post by jeckyll » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:34 am

Very cool!

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Re: SAS sponsors Ice Project

Post by Graeme » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:45 am

This is a video of what Mike and Clare will be going through.... I'm freezing just looking at it :headbang:

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