Carl Spencer's Wrist Watches
Carl Spencer was born in 1970 in Bloxwich and was well known for joining the Bluebird Project in 2000 to recover the body of the world water-speed record holder Donald Campbell from Coniston Water. After 34 years, rescuers found change in the pockets of Campbell's over clothes and a cigarette lighter which still worked. In 2007 Spencer managed to recover a missing piece of Bluebird's frame.
Spencer also went on to dive on the wreck of the Cunard Carpathia - one of the steamers that went to Titanic's aid, becoming one of only two people on earth to have seen both ships. Unfortunately Spencer lost his life in 2009 during his dive on the Britannic commissioned by National Geographic to survey previously unseen parts of the wreck. This was his second time diving on the HMHS Britanic after originally uncovering evidence that the ship had been sunk by a mine rather than a torpedo - a question that had long divided historians.
Doxa were the first company to design a watch specifically for the sports diving market, introducing the bright orange dial, decompression table on the bezel and producing the first watch with a helium escape valve. In 2010 Dr Pete Millard published a book called "Diving with Legends" which collaborated with the prestigious watch brand. This book bought together the experiences of the foremost names in the diving world and naturally Carl Spencer was amongst them.
A limited edition Doxa watch was created to mark this publication with one watch being given to each of the featured divers.
Lot 225 (top left)
A Stainless Steel Automatic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller Bracelet Watch Circa 2002
£3,000 - £4,000
Lot 49 (top right)
A Stainless Steel Automatic Limited Edition Doxa Seaconqueror Sub 5000T Professional Bracelet Watch Circa 2007
£1,000 - £1,500
Lot 50 (bottom right)
A Stainless Steel Automatic Limited Edition Doxa Sub 1200T Professional Bracelet Watch Circa 2007
£1,000 - £1,500