By TLex: The book looks great! This has been in the making for a long time and Jon Wallis has done superb work. I wish him the very best! I have always enjoyed the DeskDivers site, so I am sure this book is going to be a real treat for all PloProf and dive watch fans alike.
I myself have never owned a PloProf but have the new 2009 PloProf on order. I hope that it lives up to all that the original still is and was, it's going to be a tough job though.
By the way I recognize many of the beautiful Ploprof images from the book as coming from Bill, Colin, Stefan, Todd, Vic and others, these guys know how to take lovely photos and their dive watch collections are amongst the best that there are.
From the publisher: Detailing the history, development and ownership of one of the most iconic dive watches of all time, the Omega PloProf book covers it all.
This book takes the PloProf information that originally appeared on the DeskDivers.com website and casts it into another dimension, with a vast amount of new information and illustrated with an impressive set of full colour photographs (close on 300 images over 158 pages). Research for the book uncovered previously unknown information including new dial and bezel variations, case manufacturers and an in-depth look at the fakes that have proliferated recently.
The book is written in an easy to digest style and will provide a solid reference for anyone who owns or aspires to own, this seminal dive watch.