The WS for the 8th of May - ‘Far, far away’ is live!

May 08, 2020,05:29 AM

As announced, the topic for this weekend’s WS is ‘Far, far away’. So the place you’d love to travel to, when this is all over and the watch / watches you would take with. 

Looking forward to seeing your entries and for all of us to the opportunity to resume safe travels when the time comes!

Entries accepted till 17.00 GMT on Sunday, as usually. 

Here’s my destination - Magadan in the Far East of Russia. It is more or less the furthest you can get by car here - about 9900km driving from Moscow. Something that’s on my bucket list. 

The roads are variable - the stretch from Yakutsk to Magadan is known as the Road of Bones 🦴 

The destination remains exotic, even if it can be reached more or less normally by airplane nowadays. 

And then there’s the mammoth. 

Speaking of watches, the LUC Chrono One for the driving...

And the Doxa Searambler for pushing the car out of the mud and for the dip in the Sea of Okhotsk at the end 😉

Have a safe and great weekend all!

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 By: deBalzac : May 8th, 2020-05:59
Villeret Best Regards Livius ...  

Superb, Livius!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-08:22
The shots of your Minerva are the first thing I remembEr from WS many years ago 😊 Still a winner 👌🏻

One day... [nt]

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-09:27

That sounds like a fantastic idea!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-09:33
I am definitely in


 By: Weems@8 : May 9th, 2020-08:55
That Minerva. I think i have a grail watch. So pure, so Swiss, so everything. What is the ref? Greats, Sven.

ref no. A481-R8 [nt]

 By: deBalzac : May 9th, 2020-15:21

I can only wish and dream of travel now...

 By: NT931 : May 8th, 2020-07:23
But imagination can take me far away... The dials of these two 1964 Worldtimers conjure up locales -- Noumea, Iceland, Calcutta, the Azores -- places I can still visit in my imagination! But if there was a chance to travel, I'd bring another Seiko with me...  

This is the beauty of world timers...

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-08:33
There’s at least the promise of the far and exciting on the wrist. And I am sure the Alpinist would be a great travel companion, wherever you go 👌🏻 Fantastic shot from India - a place I am yet to visit 🤞🏻

My "Odyssey" through the world of watches will lead me

 By: brauner : May 8th, 2020-08:09
to an island of the Greek mythology, Polyphem's island. Angular Momentum sent a series of ten to the States. I ordered the 11th Polyphemos today. Watchpics ...  

Great watch! [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : May 8th, 2020-08:26

Such a fascinating piece!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-08:34
But I have to say I seas thinking you’d pick a different location 😉 Great choice, though 👌🏻

Excellent! [nt]

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-10:41

Wow ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-04:06
That’s very cool 😎

Thank you

 By: brauner : May 9th, 2020-05:25
Have to wait 3 weeks. Not easy.

I know how that feels...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-08:48
Got 5 pieces stuck where I am not 🤦🏻‍♂️

Thanks a lot [nt]

 By: brauner : May 9th, 2020-22:43

Let's go!

 By: amanico : May 8th, 2020-09:05

Fantastic travel pictures, Nico!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-09:21
As expected - you are a master of this genre. Just out of curiosity, which would be your preferred location to go to after the lock-down is over?

That's a very interesting choice :)

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-09:28
And a place I am yet to visit. Definitely looking forward to the time when I will have a chance to do so!

Great tour Sir. How we long for those

 By: timerider : May 8th, 2020-12:02
Days to return. Tim

Thanks, Ahoi. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 8th, 2020-23:06

Lots of great moments...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-04:22
If you had to choose just one ?

Good choice [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-09:22

Great topic and lovely pictures of a very far off place my friend! [nt]

 By: nomadgiles : May 8th, 2020-09:16
For dreaming of travels there’s nothing better than a world time: And favourite watches to travel with - and as a consequence hold very fond memories- are the fume GP - here in Maroc: And Italy: Portugal: And Hungary: And then there’s the GMT that’s been ...  

Thanks a lot, Giles!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-09:22
I am really hoping that I will manage to execute the trip. It's 13 days of hard driving, in case all goes well. And of course in case my wife allows me - it most certainly isn't a family trip

As said, early days ;)

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-10:42
But ideally I would like to do the silly thing and do it in a non-SUV There is one car I have my eye on but I do not want to jinx it yet


 By: cazalea : May 9th, 2020-12:53
No doubt a 2CV is first on your wish list! 4x4 version very capable I no longer look forward to these journeys! I've been to the western edge of Russia & Finland in a 2CV, but not driving "into" Russia Sounds like a REAL adventure. Have you seen the movie...  

Not quite...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-13:37
Even though it would be fun. If one is to make it in 13 days (10.000km), one needs to be able to make good progress. I believe that if it all works out to plan, we would use one of the few cars you’ve not driven yet 😉 As for the movie it rings a bell but ... 

Didn’t see the pictures the first time around...

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-12:40
Spectacular is all I can say! You definitely managed to inspire wanderlust 😊👌🏻 And that Goan bar...

Great shots and watches dear Giles!! I agree with you that World Timers are the most suitable watches to dream with traveling around the World. You show some beautiful places...

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2020-07:40
... in company of your great watch collection. Hope we will be able to resume traveling soon my friend! Best wishes! Hagwe! Abel

I had been looking forward to bringing this GO on a trip to its "homeland" for the Bavarian State Opera summer festival, but...

 By: Modernahab : May 8th, 2020-09:23
...with the festival and the trip cancelled, setting the SS Cosmopolite to Central European Time is as close to Munich as I'm liable to get for a while. ...  

Fantastic shots...

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-09:32
And city selections

Great shot...

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-09:29
And watch! At least it allows for travelling 'virtually', which is better than nothing. Hope you will be able to do the trip next year

That's very nice...

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-10:43
From them and you both

A faraway place

 By: Tick Talk : May 8th, 2020-11:01
I was gutted to have a climbing expedition cancelled for this season but hope the restrictions are lifted to get back above treeline soon. The feelings of serenity and solitude are absolutely spiritual. Sometimes I even think of this inscription on a V&C ...  

Now that’s serious!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-12:42
And you really meant significantly above the tree line! Fantastic shots, and an Overseas really being ‘Overseas’ 👌🏻👍🏻

Funny story

 By: Tick Talk : May 9th, 2020-08:28
I had arranged to take a loaner 2nd Gen Overseas on Denali when it was newly introduced but VC cancelled at the last minute saying something about the endeavour not being the proper image for their marketing plans. Instead they waited ten years for Cory R...  

Excellent!!! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2020-08:35

A cool story...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-08:49
And what a shot 👌🏻

Great stories and hats off to your Vacherons

 By: timerider : May 9th, 2020-10:18
Of course. Remembering our time in the shining city of Geneva. Take care my friend, Tim

Hey Tim!

 By: Tick Talk : May 10th, 2020-09:24
so pleased to hear from you Hoping to get back there for the new show next

Hi Dean! It is a very good possibility. We will need

 By: timerider : May 10th, 2020-11:16
to get Alex and some of the Loungers for a proper reunion. Still love the &, Tim

I was able to get out and enjoy a watch that is

 By: timerider : May 8th, 2020-12:08
very under rated. Having nice Summer temps and maybe a Modelo or two. Take care Amigos, Tim ...  

Been a while...

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-12:44
Since someone showed a Mühle. Very interesting one, too 👌🏻

A real beauty and water resistance to100M

 By: timerider : May 8th, 2020-13:13
Great for timing wet events like how long it takes to enjoy a few beers!!


 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-23:00
That’s what chronographs are for 👍🏻

Nice large and clear subdials on that watch

 By: cazalea : May 9th, 2020-13:03
They have a surprising number of models that don't get much exposure. My only one Cazalea ...  

They were originally famous for marine clocks...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-13:39
Hence the name, Nautische Instrumente 👍🏻 Fantastic specimen 👌🏻

Yes. Very easy to read and true to their

 By: timerider : May 9th, 2020-15:32
instrument heritage. The dial is a little French but that gives it a nice flair!! Best, Tim

Andy's in Yurakucho near Ginza...

 By: mdg : May 8th, 2020-20:51
...on the Hibiya line. An Izakaya under the train tracks frequented by native Japanese and ex-pats living abroad. Most fun you can have with your pants on : ) Andy is an Englishman who has been in Japan for many years. It's a long story but can be found o...  

Very cool!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-23:01
And definitely something I need to try out next time in Tokyo 👍🏻

Cool. I am in and ready to take off.

 By: Ahoi : May 8th, 2020-22:37
My favorite place to travel and the farest away I have been is Hawaii. A also 30h journey. But worth the travel. I am mixing it with travel to Cornwall,south of France and other places. ...  

Fantastic itinerary, Ahoi!

 By: KMII : May 8th, 2020-23:02
And some wonderful Panerai wrist companions, too 👌🏻

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2020-00:19

The watch Pun likes

 By: Weems@8 : May 9th, 2020-08:51
If Pun spot your Pam, he is in heaven. Great picture.

Double zero with Zenith, Ilheu das Rolas (Sao Tome)

 By: brauner : May 9th, 2020-04:51
A trip I want to do again any time. Went to the equator next to zero meridian in the Gulf on Guinea. Equator, Ilheu das Rolas View of the main island Sao Tome Main island in the south, Pico Cao Grande, Jurassic World With Joao Carlos Silva, TV cook, in hi...  

What an amazing photo journey 👌🏻

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-08:51
That’s definitely an interesting place to add to the list 👍🏻

Just 6 hrs from Lisbon.

 By: brauner : May 9th, 2020-09:29
Not so far but very different. True Africa.

It’s a really great WT!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-08:53
And a PM enroute to you 👍🏻

So many fascinating destinations...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-08:52
And watches to go with them 👌🏻👍🏻 Superb!

Great [nt]

 By: Ahoi : May 9th, 2020-23:19

For me Everest Basecamp. The Watch Rolex Explorer, nauturally.

 By: nasseriq : May 9th, 2020-06:36
Picture Credit the Web- Lonely Planet ...  

Excellent duo. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2020-09:18

Hello dear friend KM! Great theme for this week end...

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2020-08:08
... which I’m sure will bring many interesting answers from our community. Magadan look like an intriguing and interesting place to explore judging for the pictures you share! You choose two great watches to accompany you durong that trip. The Luc chrono ...  

Great dreams...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-08:55
And I hope they all come true soon enough. And what fantastic watches 👌🏻 I think some GTGs will be in order once this is over 👍🏻

Thank you so much for your kind comments my dear friend KM!! Agree that a GTG would be a superb way of celebrating the return to a "normal World"! I wish...

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2020-06:13
... these trouble times end soon!! Best wishes and warm regards my friend! Keep safe! Abel

Thank you so much my dear friend Nicolas! Glad you like it! Yes, yes, the PP WT is my grail, and the 587 you say well: linked to my last visit to Paris and you had a part on it too!...

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2020-06:10
... look forward to be able to travel again. I miss my favorite city so much and for several reasons I couldn´t return yet. Keep safe my dear friend! All the best! Abel

Te espero! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2020-14:43

Going on a travel adventure and Doxa go hand in hand ..,

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-15:38
The anticipation of what you will find is all part of the trip. It’s very similar to collecting watches ;-)) Great shots Abel, keep well dear friend !

Old Trafford

 By: terbaboom : May 9th, 2020-08:30
i had booked the trip to watch a soccer match live at Old Trafford in April and was planning to bring these 2 watches but the trip had to be cancelled. hope i can go next year. ...  


 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-08:34
When we get the opportunity to go “Back To The Future” ... A road trip is a possibility... Possibly stopping off for a swim ;-)) ... But I think I’d really like to just move to another planet !... Have a great weekend friends and stay safe ! ...  

Now of those the road trip is my firm favorite...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-08:57
And your wheels are amazing 👌🏻👍🏻

I’ll swing by and pick you up ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-08:58
Let’s find a good restaurant for lunch on the way 🥂

The road trip is very much my taste. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2020-09:13
No message body

And why not 🥂 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-09:22

Many thanks 🙏 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-10:09

You show a great trip plan my dear Captain!! A road trip in that car looks very tempting!! Well... may be visiting a new far planet would be interesting too!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2020-06:35
Great watches to make company both on earth, sea or even aboard space ship you choose!! Great shots as well. Best warmest regards, Abel. Keep safe my dear friend! Abel

Thank you dear Abel ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2020-07:37
It feels as though we are on an alien planet at this very moment !

When things get normal and borders open, I will go as far from Norway as I can get - to New Zealand.

 By: kjell_watchmaker : May 9th, 2020-11:00
Our youngest daughter lives there and I have not visited since November last year. ...  

Superb photo! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2020-11:32

Thank you.

 By: kjell_watchmaker : May 9th, 2020-11:43
It’s on the train from Auckland to Wellington on the North island. Photo credit my daughter Taran Jorgensen

Nice photo; she captured the "traveling expression" extremely well

 By: cazalea : May 9th, 2020-13:12
When traveling on a train in the USA my face always says "Why are we stopping?!" And I would be looking at my watch. Thankfully much of the world has more reliable train service... Cheers Cazalea

That’s a great photo ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-14:50
Thank you for sharing it with us on WristScan.

That was cool !

 By: kjell_watchmaker : May 9th, 2020-22:14

Panerai Passports ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-14:51
Excellent 👌

Haha 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2020-03:10

I want to get back on the water again

 By: cazalea : May 9th, 2020-13:52
and leave all this dreary land and bothersome rules and regulations behind for awhile! A beer while leaving the harbor wearing an IWC Climate Action Leaving the harbor, putting on a fleece with the Seamaster Central California with the Samurai Monterey wi...  

Love that dial on your Seamaster ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 9th, 2020-15:40
Beautiful !

The water...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-22:42
Definitely a place I long to be, too. Actually had a sailing trip scheduled for April that had to be postponed indefinitely. But will catch up someday... Fantastic shots 👌🏻

Hello dear Mike!! I wish you travel dreams near or in the sea will come true very soon!! You share a great selection of timepieces to wear in your trips!! I see you are well prepared...

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2020-06:23
... for every place you plan visiting!! Hope all this troubles end soon my friend. Keep safe now! Best cordial regards, Abel.

Thank you so much

 By: cazalea : May 10th, 2020-13:47
Abel, I hope things are ok for you - we don’t have much coverage of the Southern Hemisphere and what’s happening there. Best wishes, Mike

Thank you so much dear Mike. We are doing well here in Argentina, following the Government measures of lockdown and the virus attack is still mild here but expecting...

 By: Subexplorer : May 11th, 2020-07:07
... a hard blow in the next few week as winter cold has not arrived yet this year and mild temperatures help somewhat. (Our Big neighbour Brazil is going through a very bad situation as their Government didn´t believe in lockdown and now they are sufferin... 

A trip to the coast

 By: jml_watches : May 9th, 2020-15:33
Not looking to go far - as I think international is so far away, looking forward to when local travel is a bit more relaxed. Cheers JML ...  

I'm ready for the fish and chips, that's for sure

 By: cazalea : May 9th, 2020-15:54
It's been a few weeks

Actually your last two shots...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-22:44
Remind of a thing definitely sorely missed - simply going out for a pint or a meal 👍🏻 And a walk along the beach 😊 Great shots, JML 👌🏻

Spent a year in Alaska during the mid-70s . . .

 By: Dr No : May 9th, 2020-17:16
. . . so we've been to the same distant parts of the globe. Loved the beauty of the place. The mosquitoes . . . not so much. ;-) No plans to go anywhere other than Minneapolis when the Stones reschedule their tour. Intrigued by Easter Island, as yourself;...  

Some really fascinating destinations, Art!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2020-22:46
And a UK GTG would be a blast 👌🏻 As would be one on Easter Island 😁

Great destinations you plan my dear Art. May be a trip to a tire shop is not very exciting or adventurous but necessary some times... and it gives you a chance and time enough to ...

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2020-06:19
... admire your beautiful Connie. Those spear shaped indexes are wonderful!! The Constellation was such a fantastic design!! I wish all our travel dreams will come true soon meaning the World will get rid of this horrible virus soon of course. Keep safe m... 

I’ve been lucky - mosquitoes don’t seem to like me

 By: cazalea : May 10th, 2020-13:49
And I stay very well clear of the Little buzzers — not so many when the daytime temps are near freezing!


 By: @lberti : May 10th, 2020-09:37
I would love to go back and that's the watch I would take with me: Seiko Zimbe LE ...  

A great shot, Alberti!

 By: KMII : May 10th, 2020-10:04
And a fan of the Zimbe, too 👌🏻

GMT in Zurich, Switzerland

 By: descartes1 : May 10th, 2020-11:24

Great shot Descartes!

 By: KMII : May 10th, 2020-22:47
Actually been a while since my last Zürich visit 😊