The theme for this weekend, 27 - 29 of November, will be "watches and our other passions/hobbies"

Nov 26, 2020,06:33 AM

Before I start, just want to thank Cpt for inviting me to host WristScan this weekend. Although I have received multiple invitations prior, this was the first time I accepted and could put a bit of time and effort into hosting 😁

So we discussed possible themes and as you all know by now, I am partial to animal companions (notice how I didn't say furry companions Ted πŸ€£πŸ˜‚) but I guess that would have limited some members from participating if they did not have an animal companion so ai had to broaden the scope a bit more.

Eventually I settled on "watches and our other hobbies/passions" as I feel we all have other interests that overlap with our love for watches. I know many who collect or are passionate about pens, cars, travel, sports, I think this topic would pertain to everyone.

In any case, it will be fun to see some of the other interests WPS members have and share in common.

Here's a sample photo of one of my other interests πŸ˜‰

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Cool theme Supreme Jedi!

 By: Ted-Lo : November 26th, 2020-06:49
Let’s see what people come up with.

So true my Sire....

 By: Ted-Lo : November 26th, 2020-07:40

Superb challenge

 By: Jurry : November 26th, 2020-08:04
You’ve picked the kind of cross-over I really like. My wife suggested to put my collection of golf clubs next to the watches (she thinks I’m buying new clubs too often but that’s not true, I only buy them when the new models are out) So I’ll think if some... 

LOL, you and me both πŸ˜‚πŸ€£. If I were to line up all the golf clubs I own or have stored away, I would have a wide enough lens to take the photo...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 26th, 2020-08:15
No exaggeration, I think I have owned over 100 sets of clubs in my lifetime but that includes many from sponsors, OEM manufacturers, and friends in the golf industry that were custom made to my specs and gifted to me since I was one of the testers for the... 

Sounds like you are a very serious golfer

 By: Jurry : November 26th, 2020-08:57
Looking forward meeting you one day and play that round

You already know a bit about it. Have been playing for over 35 years, since childhood basically...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 26th, 2020-09:13
Don't know about serious but certainly at a competitive and collegiate level πŸ˜‰ The reason I have so many clubs is due to be a tester, basically a guinea pig, for a few golf labs and custom build shops. I was one of 5 people who would test all the new equi... 

I have owned a couple of Danitrios -- the nibs were never to my liking -- so I ended up letting them go.

 By: orahu : November 26th, 2020-09:21
But, they surely know how to make beautiful pens as yours attests!!

Shame you let them go. I only collect fountain pens but do have some rollers which are a necessity when called for...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 26th, 2020-09:29
As for nibs, I have really never liked any standard nib besides maybe a couple Sailor nibs. All of the pens I own have had their nibs custom ground by a nibmeister during the ordering process or after I received them if they were no longer available. I fi... 

This theme rocks ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 26th, 2020-11:59
Great choice that you made, I’m certainly looking for to seeing the posts from our community. Best regards The Captain

I’m sure it will be very interesting ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 26th, 2020-12:03
Well done πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘


 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 26th, 2020-12:04

Here are mine

 By: Tim_M : November 26th, 2020-12:37
Watches, cars, road bikes, and illustration. Best, Tim ...  

Will do - thanks!

 By: Tim_M : November 26th, 2020-18:48

yes sir!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 26th, 2020-14:43

Very nice pens indeed!

 By: patrick_y : November 26th, 2020-16:15
And thank you for hosting!

Hello dear Holdemchamp! IΒ΄m delighted to have you at the Guest Host Team this week end. Welcome! You have chosen a great Theme and I feel it will bring a big quantity of answers from our friends...

 By: Subexplorer : November 26th, 2020-21:12
... here which will make for a very interesting and enjoyable edition of WS. IΒ΄m also delighted to know that we share another passion: Fountain Pens! You show a couple of beautiful examples here: A MB 90th Anniversary Edition 149 Model and a superb Danitr... 

Thanks Abel. It is my pleasure to host and hopefully inspire people to post and have some fun as we all need it on this moment of lockdown and COVID-19...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 27th, 2020-08:38
As for you sharing a passion for fountain pens, that is super cool. There are several of us who share this passion, Mike is another πŸ˜‰. Really amazing to know that you have been using fountain pens for over 50 years. I grew up in the US so sadly fountain p... 

Hello Holdemchamp. Yes, IΒ΄m sure you and all the community will enjoy another edition of WS with this interesting theme you choose.

 By: Subexplorer : November 28th, 2020-05:18
It is very interesting to read about your passion for fine fountain pens. IΒ΄m also very fond of Japanese pens, which offer their beautiful artful pens and interesting nibs to experiment with. Absolutely agree with your thoughts on these superb pens. Handw... 

Thanks Abel. I really hope everyone enjoys this theme and that we learn a bit more about each other and our other interests...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 28th, 2020-08:15
As for our shared interest in fountain pens, I find it great to know that I am not the only crazy one 😜 Looking forward to seeing what you post πŸ‘

Definitely πŸ‘

 By: holdemchamp1225 : December 1st, 2020-13:18

Love the set up you got there!!

 By: Spencer Karrington : November 27th, 2020-10:42
Very cool, especially the Mayan pen! who made that?

Don't have a Mayan pen πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ. Which one?

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 27th, 2020-11:04
If you mean the gold Maki-E, then it is a Danitrio Genkai custom LE of 8 pieces. It is considered an oversized pen, equivalent to a Namiki Emperor in size. It's a big boy 😜. You can just Google Danitrio and go to their website to have a look if you are cu...  

Wow!! That is a stunning pen and lolz...

 By: Spencer Karrington : November 28th, 2020-05:21
I could have sworn it looks mayan, It has a very Mayan feel to it! Thanks so much for those pics, really appreciate it and that is a clunker but I am sure worth the extra heft! I would love to see those vids and I will def check the brand out! I am not su... 

That Maki-E pen is an art!

 By: patrick_y : November 28th, 2020-20:26
Maki-E is a special technique where a master artisan paints on the gold in a paint with tiny brushes. Chinkin is an entirely different technique where the base is a lacquer, patterns are cut in relief into the lacquer, and then gold foil is rubbed into th... 

Spot on Patrick. I have a rather large collection of Urushi, Maki-E, and Chinkin pens from Danitrio and Namiki with a few from Sailor and Nakaya as well. True Japanese art for sure...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 29th, 2020-01:41
I sent a PM with links explaining the process along with videos so he could see how beautiful it is being produced and the extensive time it takes to do so πŸ‘

Hi, sorry about that!! Just sent you a PM

 By: Spencer Karrington : November 30th, 2020-03:20
Have some deadlines coming up before winter break and so my replies have been very inconsistent and I rarely use the PM settings here and so was trying to figure out how to reply to you :p ! Thanks again for all of the amaizng information !!