Our July event "The Special One" is closed. Our Judges are working very hard with their veredicts...

Jul 07, 2024,20:36 PM

Hello dear friends:

Our July event is closed now. I wish to thank all participants for their interesting and great answers to our Theme.

We knew that it was so difficult to choose just one Special Watch and even to choose three as a maximun.

Now our Judges will go through some difficult task to choose the winners of each category among so many awesome watches and photographs submitted.

Our judges are:

Honorable Captain Scarlet for Best Wrist Shot Category

Honorable KMII for Best Static Shot

Honorable Dr. No (Art) for the special category "Best Classic Watch"

I will judge Best Watch of the Month category among all watches submited during the weekend.

The judges will be posting at their convenience as per their different time zones and personal engagements so we expect some veredicts to arrive tomorrow Monday.

Judges please post your veredicts in this same thread.

 I hope everybody enjoyed participating as much as me being your  host.

I wish you all a nice and safe week ahead.
Cheers! Abel

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Hello dear friends! Here my veredict for Best Watch of the Month.

 By: Subexplorer : July 7th, 2024-22:26
We have received a great response to our Theme "The Special One” making so difficult to choose a winner in any category. As I kept reading every submission received for this event I felt that in order to award The Best Watch category the motives and stori...  

Thank you Abel!

 By: Modernahab : July 8th, 2024-00:57
I don't envy you having to make choices here! Watches with a story are extra special, and I loved seeing everybody's entries. A bit of back story on my Reverso Chronographe Retrograde: the reference dates from the year my daughter was conceived (not born)...  

Now that’s more special…

 By: KMII : July 8th, 2024-10:48
Than any watch could ever be πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»


 By: Subexplorer : July 8th, 2024-13:28

Hello dear Modernahab: Thank you for your kind comments and I agree with you that the story behind a watch is what makes it so Special. It is a hard task for all the judges to choose...

 By: Subexplorer : July 8th, 2024-13:27
... the winners as we receive so many wonderful watches and stories which we welcome of course. Thank you for the additional details around the story behind your Reverso. I was moved by the reading and I appreciate so much your sharing the picture of your... 

That’s a heart warming story …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 8th, 2024-19:07
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Thank you Abel πŸ™β€¦

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 8th, 2024-19:05
Well played everyone mentioned.

Thanks Abel!!

 By: markosa : July 9th, 2024-04:56
I read over Art's "Original Pantry" and very fascinated by the story. Each piece does convey a sense of time.

Thank you!

 By: Anselm : July 14th, 2024-00:34
I’m deeply honored. This made my week! Congrats to everyone who shared their photos and stories.

Static shots this week

 By: KMII : July 8th, 2024-10:53
Dear Abel, first of all thanks for the well chosen theme and for being an immaculate host as always. So here go the verdicts for static: In third comes Spangles, with the special Eichi II on his sweet potato (plus some other ingredients) special watch pro...  

Honored to be selected

 By: TeutonicCarFan : July 8th, 2024-11:59
What a great grouping of photos this time πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

Well deserved indeed πŸ‘πŸ»

 By: KMII : July 8th, 2024-13:48
Even if I say so myself πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»

Hello dear friend KM! Thanks a lot for your kind words about my hosting and Theme and for your valuable help with judging Static. Great veredict awarding these great Static shots.

 By: Subexplorer : July 8th, 2024-13:34
ItΒ΄s true that most entries brought wrist shots but the few static received are wonderful for sure always making difficult to choose. Big congrats to winners TeutonicCarFan (What a chrono!!) and to Captain Scarlet (he shared a real rare variant of our bel... 

Thanks likewise πŸ™πŸ»

 By: KMII : July 8th, 2024-13:48
It’s been an exceptional week indeed πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you KM …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 8th, 2024-19:09
And congratulations to everyone mentioned, well played gentleman !

Best Wrist Shot - Results …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 8th, 2024-15:13
My thanks to our wonderful host Abel for bringing us together this weekend and to everyone that joined in. The Best Wrist Shots for our theme this weekend are as follows…. Markosa showed us his cool Stowa … Hora12reborn was looking good with this beautifu...  

Sincere thanks for the mention Cpt.

 By: KURT_DAVID : July 8th, 2024-18:10
Well done to everyone, great edition of WSπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Thanks Kurt …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 8th, 2024-19:05
Good to have you joining us this weekend. Best regards Captain

Thanks so much, Captain!

 By: Modernahab : July 8th, 2024-19:30
Perhaps humans will someday evolve longer wrists, allowing for regular wear of multiple watches. ;-)

Haha …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 8th, 2024-19:31
That’s made me laugh.

How could we not mention your Vacheron …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 9th, 2024-07:37
Pure class !

Thank you for the mention Capt

 By: markosa : July 9th, 2024-04:59
I thoroughly enjoyed viewing each piece and a glimpse into the story behind it!

My pleasure …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 9th, 2024-07:30
Good to have you with us and to see your photos.

Thank you very much!

 By: Anselm : July 14th, 2024-00:44
This win seriously made my week! Congrats to all my fellow members. I love reading your stories and learning new things about your treasures. I didn’t get a chance to express my awe and gratitude earlier, but thank you! It’s been a wild week of juggling w... 

Hello Anselm! Well deserved. Appreciate your kind comments. Always my pleasure to participate here.

 By: Subexplorer : July 15th, 2024-12:56
I can understand you and I regret so much for your Covid problem with the whole family. IΒ΄m glad to know everybody is doing better now and will be fully recovered soon. Take care and thank you for your participation in our WS event and I hope youΒ΄ll be jo... 

The classic field wasn't broad this month . . .

 By: Dr No : July 8th, 2024-19:55
. . . but man, was it ever deep! Not one but two spectacular Speedies, Abel's . . . . . . and Cap's desirable CB-case 145.012. Dr No approves highly of both. jml's JLC . . . . . . has long been one of No's favored vintage pieces on account of its futuris...  

Wow! Thank you! That’s made my day.

 By: KURT_DAVID : July 8th, 2024-20:37
β€œI’m over the moon” πŸ˜€ Congratulations to all, great stuff! 🍻

Thanks for your kind words Art …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 9th, 2024-07:36
Good to hear you like my Patek. Hopefully you can try it sometime πŸ˜‰

Thx a lot for your kind looking & the nice words !

 By: hs111 : July 11th, 2024-09:37
.. Continue to enjoy your own (rather recently ?) obtained specimen !! Best & Cheers ! 😊😊

Hello dear Art! Thanks a lot for your always great veredicts. I enjoy so much reading the comments you make in every mention or award. Big congrats to our dear HS for his winning...

 By: Subexplorer : July 10th, 2024-13:34
... classic, a watch I love so much. And big congrats to Capt. Scarlet and Kurt for their thrid and second places as well as to all participants mentioned which delighted us with their vintage jewells. Thank you for including my Speedy among them. As much...