The WS for the 11th of November - ‘Dress to impress’ - is live

Nov 11, 2022,16:24 PM

First of all apologies for the delay - something came up unfortunately. Irrespective, the WS for this weekend - ‘Dress to impress’ - is now live. 

So watches that you would wear for special occasions, whatever these are for you are what I am looking forward to seeing this weekend. 

Now special occasions are different for all of us and so are watches we would use for them. So let’s see what you use for the finer moments in life!

The WS will be open till Sunday night and a separate thread with the judges and verdicts will be posted on due course. 

Have a great weekend ahead!

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I will have to do mine in installments…

 By: KMII : November 11th, 2022-16:57
Between drive sections. But to get the ball rolling here are some first ones: ...  

Patek? 🧐

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-06:56
Sorry, you’re probably referring to Abel’s post below 😊👍🏻

Hello dear friend KM: you share some great watches here…

 By: Subexplorer : November 12th, 2022-01:23
… which surely serve to dress and impress. I’m specially fond of your signature VC timepiece. So unique and elegant design! Tough my personal preferences in watches are sport/tool types and usually dress sport/casual clothes I own a few timepieces which I...  

Fantastic, Abel!

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-07:04
I am glad the theme brought out some pieces you show less often but which are no less appealing as a result 👍🏻 The Patek, the DD, Reverso, FPJ, Cartiers - all fabulous choices 👌🏻

Thank you so much dear KM. You are so kind. I’m happy…

 By: Subexplorer : November 12th, 2022-13:47
… to know you like my choices. Indeed these are timepieces I do not wear often but which I love so much in spite of that. It’s my big pleasure to share them here! Have a nice weekend my dear friend! Abel

I’m impressed ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-09:25
So good to see your dressier collection of watches this weekend. All are absolutely gorgeous. Best regards Captain

Thank you so much for your so kind comments dear Captain!

 By: Subexplorer : November 12th, 2022-13:50
I’m glad to read you like them. I don’t wear them very often but love them and they give me much pleasure to own and admire them. Have an enjoyable weekend my dear friend. Abel

It’s all about the pleasure they give …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-14:57
Not using them regularly keeps the magic for special occasions.

Thank you so much for your kind comments my friend!

 By: Subexplorer : November 13th, 2022-14:24
I’m also very fond of the Rouge Reverso which I find so versatile. Hagwe! Abel

I know, I know - very much too late but ( was away for almost 2 wks).. Just couldn’t resist & thus wanted to drop you a line about these of your last week‘s choices..

 By: hs111 : November 17th, 2022-09:24
- Really liked your „sequence of pleasure“, whereby your Patek Calendrier, the 2 Cartiers and the good ol‘ Rolex Day Date WG are my personal favs. And not to forget the FP Journe - what a classic to dress, especially with the black leather strap. In fact,... 

Hello my dear friend HS! It´s never too late! I was missing your participation in our last WS events and I´m happy to read you now. Thank you so much for your so kind comments...

 By: Subexplorer : November 17th, 2022-14:00
... on my choices for playing last weekend Theme. These are watches I don´t wear very often but love them so much, and I´m so glad you like them too. Thank you so much again for letting me know. I send you my best cordial regards and good wishes dear frie... 

The fabulous Vacheron …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-09:17
and a beautiful Cartier !

Thanks Captain!

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-11:36
The Cartier gets lots of everyday use as well but equally well doubles as something for more formal occasions 😊👍🏻

The Cartier is a very flexible choice…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-11:45
Especially if you enjoy playing with straps 😉

Stingray ! 👍

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 13th, 2022-13:25


 By: jml_watches : November 13th, 2022-18:05

Ah, complicated…

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-11:16
The strap appears to be attached with two screws on each side into the bottom of the case - making it one of the rare watches where I never change straps 😊🤷🏻‍♂️

Give it a try…

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-11:16
My wrist is puny, too and it still works nicely 😊👍🏻

A truly lovely piece!

 By: KMII : November 11th, 2022-19:25
And fully fitting the theme 👍🏻👌🏻

Thank you!

 By: Mary Anny : November 11th, 2022-19:42

Two fantastic pieces for the theme!

 By: KMII : November 11th, 2022-19:27
Both classy, both sufficiently unique to fully fit a special occasion 👏🏻🙌🏻👌🏻

Thanks a lot

 By: brauner : November 13th, 2022-10:00

Thanks Abel. Hagwe too.

 By: brauner : November 13th, 2022-16:10

You are welcome Brauner! Thank you!

 By: Subexplorer : November 13th, 2022-16:15

Wearing this VH during last night’s GPHG

 By: Watchonthewrist : November 11th, 2022-19:31
So a special watch for a special occasion imho ...  

It’s a thoroughly special watch and one I one day hope to add…

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-06:58
Hope you enjoyed the show 👌🏻👍🏻

Superb ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-09:27
My favourite version of this watch.

This minerva collection villeret beauty always impresses me!

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 11th, 2022-20:04
More light for colors on the dial ...  

This one certainly is…

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-07:00
A thoroughly impressive piece 👌🏻👏🏻 Fantastic on the red strap, too 🙌🏻

It tend to be either a gold Zenith or Omega

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : November 11th, 2022-20:40
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Who needs a watch…

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-07:05
With a V12 to do the music 😁👌🏻 Two very nice, classic pieces there and still curious which V12 it is 🤞🏻

Thankyou so much :-)

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : November 13th, 2022-18:21

You are welcome!

 By: Subexplorer : November 14th, 2022-16:01

The theme has seemingly been done with you in mind

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-07:06
Your selection is almost endless and one piece more fitting than the next 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Simply wow 🤩

It only matters how you use it…

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-11:37
Not what others do with it 😊👍🏻

Quite a lineup 👀….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-09:38
All are absolutely superb !

Older & wiser 😉

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-11:43

Impressive collection!

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 12th, 2022-13:46
Love the lugs on that 5172, very vc IMO. And that KV 😳

Many thanks.

 By: Timeout : November 12th, 2022-21:49
The Patek and VC CDV both feature signature lugs for dress chronographs - but very different approaches. The Patek’s stepped lugs add an Art Deco touch and the CDV - well that’s something else. And the GMT-6 has the signature “tear drop” KV lugs

And some more…

 By: KMII : November 12th, 2022-07:29
My only colored metal watch, hiding a true gem of a movement inside (the Zenith Cal. 135 adapted to central seconds in its Vostok 2809 iteration). I have worn this with black tie, albeit not on this strap 😂 And the Minerva Pythagore is always a contender ...  

The Vostok is certainly different from their more common divers…

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-19:35
As is the Minerva 😁👍🏻


 By: Subexplorer : November 14th, 2022-16:01

Another member for whom the theme appears custom made!

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-10:00
What a raft of exquisite combinations! The strap pairings and sartorial choices are sublime 👏🏻🙌🏻👌🏻

Thank you kindly! Lots of great entry this week-end!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 13th, 2022-11:38


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 13th, 2022-20:23

Thank you my friend! Enjoy your Sunday!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 13th, 2022-15:43

Big thanks my friend.

 By: Subexplorer : November 14th, 2022-16:02

A few finer moments in life …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-13:15
Hello dear KM and friends ! Simply the pleasure of enjoying the moment, that impresses me more than most things in life… Casually impressive ? … Impressive match ? … They were impressed ;-)) … Have a great weekend everyone ! Best regards Captain ...  

Wow Captain!! I’m deeply impressed!!

 By: Subexplorer : November 12th, 2022-14:32
That Gold Submariner is a dream! Didn’t know you owned this gem. I love golden Subs, specially the earlier niple dials 1680/8 200 mts like yours. I own a later version which is very nice with its blue turned purple dial but it lacks the charm of your prev...  

Thank you dear friend …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 12th, 2022-14:59
I love your “Purple” Sub !

Thank you 🙏

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 13th, 2022-13:26

You are welcome Captain!

 By: Subexplorer : November 14th, 2022-16:02


 By: Subexplorer : November 13th, 2022-14:26

Generating pleasure for oneself…

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-10:03
Should be the highest motto - in most cases no one else knows what you’re wearing anyway 😉 The choices you have made are sublime for that very purpose - bringing pleasure to the owner 👍🏻

I completely agree …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 13th, 2022-13:35
and thank you for your kind words. I started collecting by choosing watches that gave me personal pleasure, something that I intended to continue doing. Trends come and go but if you really love a watch, a car or a woman none of it matters 😉

Here is my entry

 By: mj23 : November 12th, 2022-17:52

Simply beautiful

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 12th, 2022-19:06

Very nice - simple & elegant

 By: jml_watches : November 13th, 2022-18:09

For me,dress watches for formal occasions tend to be slim and elegant

 By: halkcb : November 13th, 2022-01:48 this VC very slim case for a thin movement my full calender for new year's eve and the new year not too slim,but elegant enough to be enjoyed a versatile watch for all occasions Great ...  

Glad you like the theme!

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-10:11
And it seems to be one close to your heart and collection 😊 I fully agree with the thin and simple theme - close to my heart, too! And the specimen shown, be it the VC, Cartier or the others all fit so well 🙌🏻👌🏻

Frankly, I'm the kind of guy that could wear . . .

 By: Dr No : November 13th, 2022-08:27
. . . a Flightmaster . . . . . . on special occasions. I might even wear short pants. But if I had to pick out a dress watch from my collection by traditional standards, it would be the Genève. And no short pants. Tennis shoes, maybe. ;-) ...  

Both fine choices 👌🏻👍🏻

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-10:14
You’d certainly get me with the Flightmaster and the Geneve is an impeccable choice for sure 🙌🏻👏🏻👌🏻

I’ll go with your choices 👍…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 13th, 2022-13:44
Especially the Genève … and a pair of Converse 😉

Nomos for me

 By: jml_watches : November 13th, 2022-09:06
Cheers JML ...  

Such a lovely, versatile piece!

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-10:16
Nomos in many ways is so spot on 👏🏻🙌🏻👌🏻

Thanks :)

 By: jml_watches : November 13th, 2022-12:51

Good to see a Nomos on WristScan ….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 13th, 2022-13:54
Very stylish.

Thanks - at the dressier end of my watches

 By: jml_watches : November 13th, 2022-14:08
Manual winding & being relatively slim also help. Cheers JML

Love how you sneak in the cheeky diver…

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-10:17
And make it work! Love the combinations 🙌🏻👏🏻👍🏻

The Moser definitely hits the spot …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 13th, 2022-13:55
I had one on last night for a concert and dinner. Good choice SF.

Good choice Cpt! Hope you enjoyed the concert with your Moser!

 By: S F : November 13th, 2022-16:43
Was at the GnR concert yesterday with my Freak Out😁

That Moser shot - just about perfect

 By: jml_watches : November 13th, 2022-18:12
Not sure I'd have been able to take it - the view is stunning, but also petrifying Cheers JML

Haha, thks dear JML.

 By: S F : November 14th, 2022-02:59

That VC is exquisite

 By: lm6 : November 13th, 2022-13:17
I go for one of the following, all depending on occasion, outfit and mood. The Lange 1 is a true all rounder when it’s time to dress up. The Saxonia for the more formal occasions (when not the pocket watch comes to play). But it works just as well with je...  

Three good choices and ….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 13th, 2022-13:57
The UJ is perfect for slipping under a cuff 👍

What a trinity 🙌🏻👌🏻👍🏻

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-19:37
The UJ being the less common but no less exciting choice 👍🏻

Very interesting topic

 By: Wachnut : November 13th, 2022-16:21
Hello KM , I actually went back and read your writeup a second time as my first impression was that it was primarily to do with ” “ formal wear “ and associated watches. But then I realised it was actually talking about any occasion which one uses to dres...  

Thanks so much for this well considered reply!

 By: KMII : November 13th, 2022-19:39
And for showcasing some watches we rarely see - great choices all 🙌🏻👌🏻👍🏻

Yes, I think the N Rieussec is impressive.

 By: aWtchslvr : November 13th, 2022-19:45
Mine says hello. ...  

Very cool

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 13th, 2022-19:48
This a limited model?

Yes, 200.

 By: aWtchslvr : November 13th, 2022-19:57
It was released in september 2021. I fpund one last christmas, during a family holidays at Paris, by pure chance. It was love at first sight.

Oh that’s beautiful!

 By: Wachnut : November 14th, 2022-16:08
Thanks so much for posting it - have never seen this version before