Dempster Trucker

$78.99

Chasing dreams

 

For several years, I had this dream of driving the Dempster Highway, after seeing and drooling about it in a magazine. You've maybe never heard about this 740 km long road without any gas station, don't worry about that.

 

It's in the middle of no where, calling itself a bucket list journey from Dawson City, Yukon (Canada) to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, offering incredible scenery, wide open spaces, and and remote beauty.

 

The whole time we were on that highway, I could count the total number of humans we had encountered, on one hand.  You really are all alone up there.

 

Why did this highway call my name so badly? Perhaps a special combination of things, the incredible beauty, the wide open spaces that are so hard to come by, when you've been used to living in a big city for most of your life. Or maybe a craving for a more primal connection, just me and the earth, no distractions.

 

Changing flat tires in the midnight Sun

 

While changing one of our 4-5 flat tires on this highway (the road is made of gravel and shale, because using other materials would cause the permafrost to melt, buckling the road and causing tiny lakes to form) we encountered this big rig, driving into the sunset; which by the way was at midnight on the summer solstice. Yes, 'midnight sun' is a real thing, and you're looking at it right here.

 

He stopped to ask if we were Ok, and as he drove away I snapped this pic. It's always been one of my favorites, maybe because it's my favorite color yellow. But I also think it's just so cool, one lonely trucker, driving straight into the sun. It kind of looks like he's driving straight into heaven, or even into another dimension. 

 

If you can't make it to the Dempster yet, try this watch on for size, it'll remind you of that feeling of being free, which I think is what I loved the most about that road. I felt like I was on another planet, and it was the best feeling ever.

 

Is it Waterproof?

 

3ATM = Daily Splash Resistant

 

Just like the Steel Strap Watch in our store tagged with 3ATM water resistance label, this watch is actually splash resistant, which is OK for some rain, hand washing, and other occasional contact with water. Please, don't take it 30 meters below water. Trucks don't usually like swimming, anyway!

 

Shipping, Warranty, & Returns

 

All watches are shipped worldwide for free using global partners such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.

All watches come with a tracking number and a one year warranty, that includes free return shipping if you do encounter an issue.

We are only able to offer refunds in the case where the package arrives damaged or goes missing.

 

Photograph by Carmen Allison. (me ;)

See FAQ's

 

Style: Trucker

Gender Unisex
Movement CITIZEN
Case Stainless Steel
Bands Stainless Steel
Crown Collision-Avoidance Lock-down Crown
Diameter 41mm
Thickness 8mm
Water-resistance 3 ATM
Occasion Business / Casual