- On 18/01/2012
- In Auction News
From Paul Fraser Collectibles
Rare watches and memorabilia items from the estate of legendary UK deep sea diver Carl Spencer are auctioning in Birmingham, England on Monday 23 January.
Walsall-born Spencer is well-remembered as a talented technical diver and for his dives during various famous expeditions. He lead a modest life which included his day job as a heating and air conditioning engineer.
As Spencer himself used to tell people, he was "just a plumber from Cannock."
Highlights in the sale include Spencer's Rolex Sea Dweller watch with an estimate of £3,000 - £4,000.
Two limited edition Doxa diving watches will also be auctioned, each with an estimate of £1,000 - £1,500.
One of Spencer's famous expeditions was in 2000. He joined the Bluebird project to locate and recover the body of the world water-speed record holder, Donald Campbell, from the waters of Coniston.
A few years later, in 2003, Hollywood came knocking. Famous film director James Cameron asked Spencer to join his team to dive to the wreck of R.M.S Titanic (pictured top right) as part of a Discovery Channel expedition.