Monday handover UN style

May 05, 2020,04:00 AM

I decided to go Blue today to cheer me up on a dreary grey Monday. The BC is hard to capture, but it amazes me how dramatically different the dial can be at different angles and lighting. 

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i love yellow/rose gold freak!

 By: edlien : May 5th, 2020-06:03
the metal fits its boldness

Thank you for the comments

 By: MNG : May 5th, 2020-08:10
I felt unexpectedly a bit forlorn this morning, but the BC did the trick and lifted my mood straight away. Then the sun came out and so it was only appropriate to take her for a walk and a view of the sea. ...  

This is the first Freak that has ever caught my eye...

 By: halgedahl : May 5th, 2020-08:15
That is to say, that I found pleasing, that I could imagine on my wrist. (Of course the Freak in any iteration catches one's eye!) Your first pic is especially beautiful. The flat nature of the blue surrounded by the gleaming gold… entrancing! (And those ... 

Thank you, I take your point

 By: MNG : May 5th, 2020-08:36
The second photo is an extreme example taken directly under halogen lights. In our lavatory actually! It is diifficult to capture the way that light plays with the dial but, for the majority of the time, it looks like this. It’s still not quite there - I ...  

Good to hear, thanks

 By: MNG : May 5th, 2020-10:55
They are only iPhone photos and I was trying to demonstrate the range of the dial from Matte to metallic. It is at it’s best in between the two when there is a lovely warmth as the light plays with the dial. Unfortunately, my phone cannot capture those su... 

I love this Cruiser.

 By: MichaelC : May 5th, 2020-19:26
Preference for white gold, but every Freak is awesome!

Yes, that’s for sure.......

 By: MNG : May 6th, 2020-08:43
Nice shot of the blued hands there. A great weekend and casual watch for me. I like to run the Chronograph when I wear mine as I really like to see the big second hand movement. I’ve had mine 12 years without a hitch. Only needed one service two years ago... 

This is my 2nd one of these. Against my watch savvy wife's advice I sold the 1st one I had. Big mistake! Missed it and had a heck of a time finding another sweet one. I wonder

 By: InDebtButOnTime : May 6th, 2020-16:33
how many were made in steel with the white dial. Not totally in love with many new Freaks. Yours rocks!


 By: MNG : May 7th, 2020-00:53
Whilst I appreciated the clever design, I didn’t really like the Freak when it first came out. The passage of time and exposure to images eroded that and I grew to really like them. When you see them in the flesh, things change very much for the positive.... 

Beer time

 By: MNG : May 6th, 2020-10:22
I’m sat in the sun enjoying a cold beer before dinner. The Freak comes alive in the sun and almost appears to be laughing joyously. It’s hard to capture with a phone the way that the light plays with the dial, but how Blue is it now?? ...  

Thank you

 By: MNG : May 7th, 2020-01:08
I’ll certainly take that as a compliment given your quality photo’s that I’ve seen on here. I have never taken pictures of my watches before until I found this forum. At first, I wondered ‘why do they keep taking photo’s of their watches’? Then I tried it... 

I've found that I now have a new reason to take more than one watch with me on a trip, so I can photograph them with interesting backgrounds. My ancient phone takes poor

 By: InDebtButOnTime : May 7th, 2020-06:58
images so I'm alwyas using one of my (numerous) cameras. Often I notice people watching me, scratching their heads! Those are some nice pictures of your wonderful Freak. The Blue Cruiser .... definitely a grail watch for me! Top Freak choice!

Thanks for the encouragement both.....

 By: MNG : May 8th, 2020-07:42
I did buy myself a decent camera last year but I haven’t used it all that much. Why? Well, whilst the technicalities of photography do make sense to me, it is not that easy in practice and my head tends to go blank in the heat of the moment. I suspect tha...