The Fortune Bay Expedition Team recently had the opportunity to test a quality timepiece on the Ice Road Expedition. The time piece hails from a new Australian Company, “Haigh and Hastings” and they feature the world’s first uniquely “Australian Timepieces”. They dared us to test this device in our own unique and punishing way.
Since we are not the sort to turn away from a formidable challenge, we strapped the handsome mechanical wonder to the cargo rack of our expedition Jeep and drove through 60 mph arctic winds, zero visibility and driving snow. We drove in these arctic conditions for 2 hours from Moosenee to Fort Albany along the Arctic Shore of James Bay. After this harrowing drive through some of the world’s worst conditions (the type of conditions that test driver, spotter, convoy and eye straining passengers), we halted the convoy to get our wits and checked on the bloody thing.
The M2 Diver from Haigh and Hastings was still keeping perfect time. It showed no signs of stress and the second hand still moved with a sort of “No Worries, Mate” sweep across its face.Curiously impressed with this good looking devil, we release the strap, chipped off the ice that had formed around the face and we strapped it back on our wrist.
Pictured is the timepiece on our testing stand!
We are proud to call this unique and quality Australian timepiece, our “official” time keeping device. It glows all night for checking time under the sleeping bag. It keeps perfect time, is self winding, boasts all solid stainless steel, stout and rebellious sapphire crystal, is a model citizen for the boardroom, with an Australian Flair that signals our desire to be out exploring. The natural rubber band not only provides comfort, but also dispels the less desirable “scent” of a laboring expedition chap. This little gem withstands the elements (up to 1,000 feet “Down Under”). Give it a gander – the last time keeper you will buy.
After two hours, the convoy halts in the shelter of trees. The test challenged drivers, vehicles and our shotgun spotters – but not the M2!
We like to extend our congratulations to our friends and Haigh and Hastings. Top Form in your admirable product.
We would also like to thank them for their support with a time piece that certainly does “Go Farther” and matches our dangerous spirit. Good Show!
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