Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

Congratulations to all of NDC’s Member teams, coaches and all Sunnyside teams that raced at the 2011 TIDBRF on June 25th & 26th. It was a great weekend of racing with impressive results across the board - from the Grand Championship Final right through to the “R” Final! 

Notably, the course was devoured during Sunday’s finals by our very own NDC OCEAN1 Open Class Representative Crew who took gold with a course best time of 1:50.00!

A Special Congrats goes out to the Spirit Challenge participants who raced with heart and showed us what teamwork and commitment are all about!

1.19.2015 Haven’t posted in a few days, but I’ve been wearing this Steinhart Ocean 1 GMT in paradise. It was very hard choosing just one watch to take, but I needed one that could take pool water, saltwater, and a lot of sunscreen (and a few wayward piña coladas) and ask for more. Half a day left tomorrow, then back to the real world Wednesday morning.
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Steinhart Ocean 1

Acquired: 2011

Sold: 6/2013

This was an incredibly lucky find for me.  I was scouring the local pawnshops as I do, every so often, and very unexpectedly happened upon this diver.  It was in a sad state–pushed towards the rear of the display case and with a destroyed bracelet–and, according to the salesperson, had been sitting at the shop unsold for quite some time.  Because of this, the manager was more than happy to cut a great deal for me.  

I sourced a new bracelet, and the NATO strap shown, and wore it very regularly for quite some time.  

Steinhart makes excellent watches that are a top quality, use swiss movements (this one has a ETA 2824-2), and are very affordably priced.  The Ocean 1 also resulted in me purchasing another Steinhart watch (an Ocean Vintage) direct from the company in 2012.

Sadly, there came a time recently when I realized I’m just not wearing this as I much as I normally would and, because I have another watch on the way and needed the money, I decided to sell it off in June 2013.