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WS for Friday July 17th is OPEN NOW!! Theme: Connections...

 By: Subexplorer : July 17th, 2020-05:24
Hello dear friends! I have the pleasure of being your host this week end. As I announced last Wednesday, the theme for this new edition of our classic WS contest is "Connections" and I am inviting the participants to explore the relationship between our m...  

What can we post after that?

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2020-06:05
Well, some watches, here... Connected with friends, this Omega 2179: And this Lecoultre Polaris 65: Jaeger Lecoultre is a brand I have many connections with... An a drawing coming from Magali Metrailler: Best, nicolas ...  

You are very kind my dear friend Nicolas!! Thank you for sharing these wonderful watches with connections! Friends, places, brand links! All in spectacular shots. That drawing from...

 By: Subexplorer : July 17th, 2020-06:47
...Megali Metrailler is a true piece of history!! Not to mention the Polaris variants and DSA! The real Mc Coy! Lovely Omega as well. Those stories and persons enclosed in those watches make them so special and charming. Well played my dear friend! Have a... 

Very nice dial

 By: Cookies : July 17th, 2020-08:54
I like the “burn” patina on the Omega’s dial. Tasteful combo with a grey nato.

Lecoultre Polaris 65 ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 17th, 2020-14:58
I like the watch and your static shot of it. Well played Nicolas 🥂

Thank you, Cpt. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2020-15:13

My pleasure dear friend...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 17th, 2020-15:30
Hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.

Superb selection, Nico 👌🏻

 By: KMII : July 17th, 2020-23:44
That drawing by Magali Metrailler is fantastic 👌🏻👍🏻

What an awesome Polaris

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : July 18th, 2020-05:46
You have an incredible JLC collection

Merci, Hans. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 18th, 2020-05:46

Oh! That drawing (not to mention the complimentary timepiece)! And the many reminders of the depth and breadth of your collection… hardly a watch you own that doesn't have an

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:12
interesting tale to tell. So fortunate that you are a leader here, dear Nicolas. The DeepSeaAlarm is a true treasure! FH

Merci, Mahesh. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 19th, 2020-08:46

How sweet! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2020-07:15

Good start Tony 👌 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 17th, 2020-14:59

Thanks Cpt [nt]

 By: aperna : July 17th, 2020-18:52

Thanks for coming up with a great theme this week, Abel, connections are more important than ever right now ;-) Which watch to play with in this thread for me is quite a natural choice...

 By: FabR : July 17th, 2020-07:24
This rare handcraft Patek 5177G 'Boccadasse' is not only the big favorite of my collection, but is more meaningful than ever this summer that, for the first time ever, I couldn't return to Italy. As you probably all know, the dial represents my favorite s...  

Hello my dear friend Fab! I´m very happy you liked the Theme! You nailed the spirit of my call: your thoughts and feelings about your place in the World (a beautiful place indeed) and...

 By: Subexplorer : July 17th, 2020-07:49
... its close relation with you charming and so special PP make evident the connections between a timepiece and fond and loved places, people and memories. I can understand how hard is not to be able to stay in your loved Boccadasse this year to repeat th... 

This one was too easy ;-)) [nt]

 By: FabR : July 17th, 2020-12:58
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Clearly. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2020-15:16

Hi Fab ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 17th, 2020-15:04
It’s always good to see this beautiful and rare handcraft Patek. We all hope that one day it will become safe to travel to these places again. Keep safe and enjoy your weekend.

It had to be this one 👍🏻

 By: KMII : July 17th, 2020-23:46
Great shots, FabR - and a very meaningful connection 👌🏻

A beautiful shot and what a shame

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 18th, 2020-19:31
🤞you can get back to your happy place soon!

Can't ever be "over-posted," Fab. Not this one. I especially like the glint of light off the divisions between buildings that occurs as you subtly tirn your wrist. A FABulous piece of art

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:02
to carry with you to show so much more than the time—your appreciation for the world, and your love of home. Can't wait for your next posts from afar! Best regards, FH

Tremendous post Abel ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 17th, 2020-07:31
Your beautiful Submariner from 1965 is a very special watch. I just love the patina. The Speedmaster is another exceptionally cool watch especially on the same bracelet that the Astronauts made so famous. Now I have the challenge of finding something to r... 

Thank you so much my dear Captain for your so kind comments! Appreciate so much! Always my pleasure to play host and challenging all our friends here to participate and make another...

 By: Subexplorer : July 17th, 2020-08:45
... mos enjoyable and playful WS edition. I´m sure you´ll find some watch/watches with connections among those in your superb collection. All the best, Abel

Rest assured...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 17th, 2020-08:50
I shall be working on it ;-))

Cheers! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 17th, 2020-18:40

Have’t seen that Dunhill for a long time

 By: Cookies : July 17th, 2020-08:52
It is unique and stands out!

Welcome to our WS edition Joffre! 25 years is a long love affair indeed. You share an awesome collection here! I was familiar with Dunhill pens, lighters and of course cigars, but...

 By: Subexplorer : July 17th, 2020-08:56
... had never seen their watches line before. You have built a great collection which I wish you enjoy so much and thank you for participating and sharing here! Have a nice and safe week end! Abel

Mutual! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2020-15:17

Beautiful collection of pipes Joffre! Though not a smoker myself, my Dad was and he had a nice large collection to which I contributed many times adding some I bought...

 By: Subexplorer : July 19th, 2020-05:45
... along my travels. I learned a bit about brands, woods and shapes and of course I bought several Dunhills among them. This is a most charming object to collect. Congrats on your collection! Cheers! Abel

I’m sure there is a connection here!

 By: Subexplorer : July 29th, 2020-06:59
Keep enjoying and loving so much both of them Joffre! Cheers! Abel

That’s quite a collection you have ..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 17th, 2020-15:08
Fascinating that you have collected so many.

Mmmmm....connections, initial easy one is UN Blue Surf

 By: Tim Jackson : July 17th, 2020-17:33
From 2006, a "Father's Day" gift from my 2 eldest daughters...forever associated with SF Bay Area where we spent their formative years. Where to start with this beauty from 2005! My journey down the road with artisanal independent watchmakers began with P...  

Thanks Abel! [nt]

 By: Tim Jackson : July 18th, 2020-19:16

Appreciate it Nico! [nt]

 By: Tim Jackson : July 18th, 2020-19:16

Thank you! Kind words. [nt]

 By: Tim Jackson : July 18th, 2020-19:17

Tim! I've always loved the Marine Collection, and that the watch came from your daughters is so dear. But the Speake-Marin is a knockout! So amazingly versatile for such a precious

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:22
object! And of course the blued hands are the frosting on this rare piece. Heartiest congratulations! And what a fine story of personal connection to add to this collection. Be well! FH

Here are mine...

 By: KMII : July 17th, 2020-23:34
My graduation Breitling Aerospace I got from my parents... The IWC Ref. 3520 I got as a present from my father some time ago... A Seiko 6602, which I got as a friendship gesture from Art - the story has also repeatedly been told... Our wedding anniversary...  

Excellent! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2020-23:54

Fantastic!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-16:11

Hello dear friend KM!! Thank you so much for sharing these fantastic watches with many strong connections with family and friends and most important events in your life.

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-07:21
... No doubt these connections make them so special to you beyond the beauty or horological interest they have. Well played my dear KM!! Great shots as well. Have a nice week end my friend! Abel

Love the Minerva, KMII

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 18th, 2020-19:35
And may I ask, who makes the strap for your Aerospace?

Dear Kristjan, what wonderful company your Minerva finds itself in! And let us not forget your photography, which is always superb. Sentimentalist that I am, the Habrings make your

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:31
post for me. So sweet! Not to mention handsome. And what fun to collaborate with those two warm and friendly people. The fabric strap on your Breitling I think all of us associate with you—perfection! But I'm sorry to say I missed the story of you and Art... 

Here you go 😊

 By: KMII : July 19th, 2020-23:01

Holidays in France with ZRC

 By: brauner : July 18th, 2020-02:13

Cool shot Brauner 😎 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-03:23

Thanks [nt]

 By: brauner : July 19th, 2020-05:07

Great shot dear Brauner!! A watch with a very strong character connecting with a nice experience visiting a lovely place. I also own several watches which connects me with places...

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-07:12
... I enjoyed so much visiting and meeting good friends. Those watches always bring back memories of those places and persons each time we wear or view them. That makes them so special. Thanks for sharing with us dear Brauner! Hagwe! Abel

Nice one [nt]

 By: aperna : July 18th, 2020-16:00

Thank you [nt]

 By: brauner : July 19th, 2020-05:06

What a cool shot 👌🏻

 By: KMII : July 18th, 2020-23:39
Enjoy your holiday 👍🏻

Zenith and Grenson

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : July 18th, 2020-03:34
Zenith watch I inherited from My late grandfather Grenson shoes I wore when I asked my wife to Merry me ...  

Hard to beat! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 18th, 2020-03:45

Hello Hans! A lovely watch which connects with your Grandfather and a pair of shoes which connects with a most important and romantic event in your life. Interesting to note how...

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-07:00
... some objects bring back special memories and make us to develop an attachment to them for this reason. Great wrist shot!! Hagwe! Abel

Many connexions ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-04:08
Hello Abel and friends. Connections and watches go hand in hand connecting people, places and moments in time. Connecting with wonderful mechanical things... Connecting with beautiful places.... Connecting with golden opportunity ... Connecting with Heroe...  

Thank you Nicolas...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-04:19
It’s an interesting subject that reminds me just how enjoyable our “sport” is ;-))

+1. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 18th, 2020-04:20

Hello dear Captain! Thank you for sharing your superb watches and their connections with people, places and moments in time through your great shots. Agree with you...

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-06:54
... that watches connect us with all these matters and I feel this is the main reason of the fondness we have for these little and marvelous ticking machines. Your last picture also connects me with an unforgettable experience I keep in my heart too. Than... 

Memories are made of this 🥂...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-08:47
I almost forgot about the food !.... ...  

I’m sure we will ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-15:30

Thank you Tony ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-16:10
Hope that you are keeping well and enjoying your weekend.

Thank you KMII...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 19th, 2020-02:24
I hope that life being good to you and your family.

You are the Captain for a reason, dear Scarlet! A terrific collection of connections. Well played! (Now tell me more about that Patek. It intrigues me more than most I have seen.

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:40
Naturally I should know the reference on sight, but since I rarely travel in those circles… Would you be so kind as to PM me the reference? SOooo handsome!) FH

Thank you for your kind message...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 20th, 2020-13:58
I hope that you have enjoyed WristScan this weekend.

I cannot get rid of this watch because of this...

 By: jporos : July 18th, 2020-06:01
I bought my Tudor on a cruise to the Carribean many years ago. After my daughter saw me go through the process of selecting and purchasing a new watch, she wanted one too so we went from the Rolex dealer to the Swatch store down the way. Here we are with ...  

Hello dear Jporos!! Both of those watches have a great connection which I thank you so much for sharing with us. An unforgettable experience with your cute lovely daughter...

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-06:48
... and two great watches which will keep this charming story forever within their cases. I wish this pandemia will end soon and allow us to carry on with our lives, projects and dreams! Have a nice week end! Best! Abel

Children are an inexpressible joy I have never had the pleasure of experiencing. Destined to be the "honorary uncle" in the room, I nevertheless have the tiniest appreciation for the

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:46
depth of feeling such a sweet photo carries with it. Marvelous! What will be the next store you take her to, I wonder??? HAGWE! FH

I believe I wrote briefly of this before, but for those of you who missed the tale, here's a slightly longer version. (A read—after all, it's from moi!)

 By: halgedahl : July 18th, 2020-07:42
Some of us have been married more than once. Things happen: spouses die, spouses change, WE change. And so it goes… A fair piece down this road, in a quiet period in my forties, alone for the first time in awhile, a colleague in my department brought to c...  

Wow Frederick!! What a wonderful and charming love story behind this classy looking little Seiko!! When I opened the thread yesterday I called for those watches connected...

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-13:25
... with people or events which were special for us "regardless of brand, model or price". The connections, thepersons and the stories behind those special watches I wished to read about along this thread are what make them so special to us, and your stor... 

Well this was a bit much, perhaps. But who doesn't revel in the memory of first meeting the woman of their dreams? I simply couldn't resist living it over again! My thanks for the

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:51
opportunity, and for the forbearance of our membership. I understand that some memories run too deep for words….. Fred

Wow, that’s a great story ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-16:27
Music, watches and a Norwegian lady, I think the full story would make a great book ... or film 🤔

Wonderful story

 By: Boris : July 18th, 2020-21:21
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Personal connections? I've . . .

 By: Dr No : July 18th, 2020-10:27
. . . a few. Dad's Seiko Sea Lion . . . . . . and Longines Conquest, . . . . . . a special Omega that wouldn't have been possible without your efforts . . . . . . and, of course, the one-in-a-billion connection to the original owner of this uncommon Seama...  

Thank you so much for sharing your "watches with connections" dear Art!! You share some beautiful vintage Omegas with strong connections and awesome stories.

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-13:34
These are good examples of what makes certain timepieces so special for us. The Anderson Seamaster has a most extraordinary story indeed. And watches which belonged to our Dads inspire us to remind many wonderful times shared with them. All are true keepe... 

Good connexions Art ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2020-16:13
But to have your Dad's Seiko Sea Lion is really something special. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Hardly ever wear it now as its timing performance . . .

 By: Dr No : July 19th, 2020-13:44
. . . is far off the mark. The mechanical issue has to do with the reverser gears; those parts are difficult to come by. I really should give it to my watchmaker as he was trained by Seiko. He may even have the parts in stock. Art

Dear Dr., I don't know how I would ever take that Conquest off my wrist! And that it came from your father! Marvelous! The Anderson story I missed, but you will be kind enough to

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:56
point me in the direction of the tale. I should very much enjoy it! That Seamaster is uncommonly handsome even without it. Terrific choices, as always. Stay safe! FH

I've forgotten how to insert links into a post, but . . .

 By: Dr No : July 19th, 2020-13:35
. . . if you search for 'Original Pantry' in our Piaget forum, you'll find a post from 2013 outlining the story behind my Seamaster De Luxe. Best, Art

First of all what a wonderful theme dear Abel. I gave this topic significant amount of consideration and I thought I would only present one.

 By: aperna : July 18th, 2020-15:30
This is my very first Rolex. My wife bought this for me when I finished medical school in 1980. I left the sales receipt there so you can see that it sold for a total of $680. Although by today’s standards that seems a pittance, back then it was a tremend...  

Wow my dear friend Tony! What a wonderful story connects this great watch with your wife and you! Thanks a lot for sharing. I´m happy this Theme brought these beautiful stories...

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-16:24
... this week end. Again they show what really make watches so interesting for us watch lovers. It is not the brand, model, or prestige but the feelings it arises or the memories they bring around people related to it what really counts. The Date just is ... 

Great sentiment Tony...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 19th, 2020-04:17
Time and life experience with our loved ones create a strong bond and your Rolex is a way point along the journey of life. Fabulous ! Kind regards and keep enjoying life 🥂 The Captain

A marvelous memory, Tony! Gad… the watch, of course, is timeless. And I love the fact that you were blue way ahead of the curve! The aged lume dots are to die for.

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-06:06
My wife's med school days were spent after her first husband died—as a single mother! By the time we met, she had tired of an OBGYN's routine, and had joined the music faculty in Trondheim to combine her medical knowledge, her conservatory degree in piano... 

The Family Tutima

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 18th, 2020-16:55
It’s Election Night 2016 Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. Like most Americans I was glued to the TV set, hanging out with my best friend who happened to be visiting from out of state. Strangely my wife wasn’t interested in the news. I walk into the bedro...  

Thanks to you Brandon for letting us witness through your photographs that night your cute baby arrived to your lives!! That´s a wonderful story connected with your Tutima!! Well yes...

 By: Subexplorer : July 18th, 2020-19:45
... your Family Tutima it is!! I understand why it is a keeper! Great pictures!! My best wishes for you and your beautiful Family Brandon! Have a great week end too my friend! Abel

Well… If this don't beat all! (Said in my best Midwestern farm dialect) I daresay, Brandon, that your beautiful wife's image is always looked forward to in these pages. But what a

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-06:13
story of familial surprise and delight! By all means let's elect your son (if we can make it through the next thirty years)! Surely this tale is a winner! FH

Thanks FH

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 19th, 2020-20:15
I loved your story as well! I hope you had a great weekend.

Wonderful theme

 By: Boris : July 18th, 2020-21:06
I have a few such watches: - The Zenith Port Royal V Elite was my parents' gift for my 30th birthday, and the research to chose this model is what sent me in the rabbit hole of watch collecting - The Datejust 1601's serial number places it within weeks of...  

Good story Boris...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 19th, 2020-04:23
And interesting to hear about your journey collecting. The Minerva is a certainly fine piece to own. Keep well and enjoy life !

Hello Boris! Thank you for sharing your great watches and tell us their connections behind them. All connections link them tightly with you and your beloved ones and the awesome ...

 By: Subexplorer : July 19th, 2020-05:59
... Minerva is not only beautiful but also with a great provenance. I feel it had been a unique experience to meet Mr. Massena and sharing with him a dinner and now owning a watch coming from him. Have a nice week ahead and receive my cordial regards, Abe... 

Good to see that Minerva in such good company! A marvelous watch never to be parted from. I like all of your choices, as that Port Royal has long been a favorite, and the Datejust

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-06:19
is such a good choice for a birth date watch. (And they look so good on straps, don't they?) Well-played! FH

Hello, dear Sub! Still taken with that sweet Liga, and am flummoxed to decide whether its is the better story, or the Flightmaster's. We all remember your joy when it came to you, and

 By: halgedahl : July 19th, 2020-05:07
would not have minded a reprise of that lovely tale. Thank you for starting us off with these reminders, and for a theme—as you have seen—that falls right into my lap! FH

Thanks a lot for your kind comments about my watches with connections dear FH! I appreciate your kind words and I´m delighted to know you remember the Flightmaster story and the ...

 By: Subexplorer : July 19th, 2020-05:53
... little Liga. I also am very happy that the Theme was well regarded by you and all friends who posted this week end. As a host we try to challenge and motivate our friends here to participate and make together an enjoyable edition each week end. You sh... 

I’m damn late...

 By: mahesh : July 19th, 2020-06:39
I choose this one as it is a timepiece I chose with my son in mind so he can start wearing in few years from now...(now he is with flik-flaks, Baby-Gs)... the watch number is his DoB too. Best, Mahesh., ...  

true...i used his paintings as background on the first 2 pics...

 By: mahesh : July 19th, 2020-07:11
our next generation is far better than us...unlike watches were vintages are better ;-)

thank you !

 By: mahesh : July 19th, 2020-08:29
i'm very thankful...we're lucky in life in a way !!