When you say never a sportsman…

Sep 10, 2023,04:43 AM
 

Weren’t you a passionate diver? At least that’s what my memory tells me. Great shots as always and I have to say the water shot of the MM is my favorite of yours this weekend 😊👍🏻👌🏻

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The WS for the 8th of September - ‘Sports favorite’ - is live

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2023-11:22
Given that sports watches are the flavor of the decade (and possibly longer) - thanks @Captain for pointing this out - let’s see some of your favorite pieces. Whether the shots involve sports or not very much depends on you. Looking forward to seeing your...  

And here some of mine for a start

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2023-11:26
As I don’t do that much sports seeing action shots would be hard 😉 But I possibly have the only G-Shock on a leather strap to compensate 😁 ...  

The only sports watch in my collection . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 9th, 2023-21:26
. . . will never get to do what it's designed for. No never swims, much less dives. Bad memories, and all that. 🤿 ...  

So no shots of you…

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-04:39
Emerging from the waves like David Hasselhoff? 😁

Funny you mention David Hasselhoff. I sat next to him and his wife at a Stones concert . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2023-07:52
. . . in Vegas. Seemed like a regular guy; left during Keith Richard's two-song set in the middle of the show to get a couple of beers. Didn't strike up a conversation, though.

Is your German rusty? 😁

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-15:38
I believe he was much more of a thing in the German speaking world 😉

My German is as rusty . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2023-16:06
. . . as David's jacket . . . . . . is loud. 🇩🇪

That´s awesome!

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-22:59

Also a few seats away from Morgan Fairchild . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 11th, 2023-00:16
[MF 1989] . . . at a Stones concert back in '89, and maybe ten seats away from Madonna and Sean Penn at a Pretenders show . . . [SP & M, 1987] . . . in '87. Not to mention right next to Burt Bacharach . . . [BB & CBS, 1984] . . . and Carol Bayer S...  

Ohh! Morgan Fairchild! What a woman! I see that spending …

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2023-01:14
… some time in LA (and attending the right places I guess) will allow some interesting encounters with celebrities. Cheers my dear friend!! Abel

Lol!

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-22:59

A thrilling clip from that first Bond movie dear Art. You share your stunning recent addition to your collection and mention it´s your only sports watch. But guess you have at least two...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-22:59
... more considering the two great Speedmasters (vintage and new 321) in your collection. Speedmaster is an iconic chrono for car racing pilots after all. Enjoy your Ultra Deep and Speedys so much dear Art! Cheers, Abel

I guess Speedies could be considered sports watches in a broader sense . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 11th, 2023-00:05
. . . but they're more akin to tool watches in my perspective, Abel. That's why I left them out. In the distant past there was an Overseas . . . . . . in my collection. I would consider that to be a sports watch. Best, Art ...  

Ahh ok Art. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2023-01:08
Interesting to read your view. Best Abel

Forgot about this one! . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 11th, 2023-02:40
. . . yes, the Great White - a gift from a friend, recently received, and currently at my watchmaker's for its first service. It's not NOS, but close; my friend wore it only a few times since acquiring it twenty years ago. Art ...  

That´s a beautiful gift dear Art. Very nice! It has the added value of being a present from a good friend. That makes it priceless.

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2023-13:11
Past year I also received a beautiful watch as a present from a good friend. That was a Chronoscope (previous model) from his own collection which he wore just a very few times. Another priceless watch in my collection. Hopefuly your will come back from s...  

Such an interesting and seldom seen Omega!

 
 By: KMII : September 12th, 2023-04:27
And a Rattrapante, too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Thank you dear KM

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2023-13:36
Very interesting indeed. Specially having the rattrapante complication.

Now that’s a cool piece indeed!

 
 By: KMII : September 12th, 2023-04:25
And a great friend you have there 😊👌🏻

Both Art and me are lucky to have…

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2023-13:37
… great friends!

A lovely Overseas there 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

 
 By: KMII : September 12th, 2023-04:24
Wasn’t aware of that one, Art. Did it finally not bond with you?

It's a sad story, K. The Overseas was a prize won in a contest . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 12th, 2023-23:48
. . . put on by Westime in conjunction with The Purists. Unfortunately the photos that accompanied the original threads posted November 19th, '04 have disappeared; the threads can be found by entering my name in the search engine of the VC forum. Several ... 

watching Alcaraz-Zverev; a new generation is in place

 
 By: Jakx : September 8th, 2023-12:05
... Quarter-final September 6th US Open ...  

So it would seem!

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2023-12:09
Enjoy the match and looking like you have the correct wrist companion on already 👌🏻👍🏻

Dear KM, how about...

 
 By: S F : September 8th, 2023-14:02
some desk diving 😂 Ok, some F1 stuff since it is around the corner here in SG... ...  

+1 ! 👍

 
 By: jml_watches : September 9th, 2023-11:24

😉

 
 By: S F : September 9th, 2023-13:08

🙏🏻🥂

 
 By: S F : September 9th, 2023-13:08

Thks dear Abel!

 
 By: S F : September 12th, 2023-13:54
As a Doxa fan, I am not surprised of your fondness for my yellow poseidon . The Paneria is PAM140 with a carbon fibre dial. Have a good week ahead!

One of my favourite for sports

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 8th, 2023-15:02
...  

Forsyth still?

 
 By: SayNo2Babies : September 8th, 2023-16:20
Where was that?

Whisky actually…

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 8th, 2023-19:33

Beer brewing as a sport 🦾

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2023-18:02
Great shots indeed and a fitting choice 👏🏻🙌🏻

Actually whiskey distillery

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 8th, 2023-19:36
In small Denmark, close to where I live @Fary Lochan ...  

Nice to see

 
 By: Drek : September 9th, 2023-06:14
Fary Lochan on this post 😀. I really enjoy their whiskey’s having randomly stumbled across them first in a kiosk (of all places) in Gråsten.

Awesome

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 9th, 2023-10:04
Maybe we should meet up one day I am actually from Sønderborg Pas på dig selv i Dronning Ingrids dejlige by MVH Hans

Det ku være hyggelig

 
 By: Drek : September 9th, 2023-16:17
It’s been a while since I’ve been But I’ve enjoyed many holidays in Gråsten strolling in the woods and gardens as well as many trips to Sonderborg, it’s a lovely part of DK

Little did I know 😊👍🏻

 
 By: KMII : September 9th, 2023-06:21
Thanks for this detail 🙏🏻 How’s the produce?

Awesome

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 9th, 2023-10:06
In my humble opinion on par or better than another great dane.. Stauning.. Best Hans

Thanks Hans 🙏🏻

 
 By: KMII : September 9th, 2023-13:22

My favorite - ultra light, smooth as a pebble, brilliant movement with titanium bridges that can withstand anything.

 
 By: als1678 : September 8th, 2023-15:57
Nadal, I am sorry - your RM is ok but the Continuum is better... ...  

Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf & Ford GT40 @ Goodwood Revival 2023

 
 By: enjoythemusic : September 8th, 2023-16:07
A great day to watch the Goodwood Revival 2023 . . Enjoy watching the live stream below . . ...  

Love your strap choice to go with it!

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2023-18:05
For many years the Monaco (in any iteration) was the absolute dream piece for me. Then I cannot say why, when I could easily afford it the fascination never translated into me getting one 🤷🏻‍♂️ Great, signature piece 🙌🏻👌🏻👏🏻

Hmmhh.. Let me see what to chip in to play

 
 By: hs111 : September 9th, 2023-10:11
😉😉 Summer sportive impressions.. PAM 1074 Submersible Bronzo/ Titanium backsided, a sportive companion PP 5172, maybe not a pure sports watch but a sportive character – PP 5172 Chronograph, (one of my most fav Summer Chronos this year) A real GADA watch (...  

How could one mind 😁👍🏻

 
 By: KMII : September 9th, 2023-13:25
A great selection of pieces, HS and true gems there. Would the PP5172 be your current favorite?

Thx for kind looking, dear KMII !.. And yes, since this spring the 5172 Chrono is one of my fav Chronographs (low key, great movement, classy dial, good fit for my wrist) — a pleasant wear !

 
 By: hs111 : September 9th, 2023-14:00
.. followed by my JLC „Shark“– Worldtime (Ref E 2643) and the Breguet Type XX, which you both know.. HAGWE & Best, 😊😊

Indeed I do!

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-04:41
Technically the Type XX would at least have qualified initially 😊👍🏻

Hello dear friend HS! As usual you share a great selection of watches from your superb collection. And of course I discover some pieces which we share the love for. Yes, yes, I know...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 9th, 2023-20:52
... I know: we are Horological Twins!! Lol! Panerai Bronzo, Patek Aquanaut, DSA US version, Zenith chrono for Purists, Milgauss and Pepsi ceramic GMT. How not to love them!! Well, then there are some watches you share today that I love so much but regrett... 

Thx a lot, dear Abel for your kind looking & nice words !

 
 By: hs111 : September 10th, 2023-07:57
I am glad, that you again liked some of the timepieces, I submitted; I am even more happy, as one another time we both appreciate the types & pieces, that much we both are always happily share, in the sense of „Horo Twins“. - Lol !! 😊😉 As per the PP 5172 ... 

Hello my dear friend HS. Thanks a lot for your kind reply and comments. I´m very happy for you with the arrival of your superb PP chrono early this year...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-13:08
... which adds to your already beautiful collection of PP watches. As you well say entering this special World of PP must be done slowly and with much caution considering our wallets, Lol! You have now a very representative group of watches from the Brand... 

Tremendous lineup …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2023-14:42
Both Patek watches are superb as is your choice of a Daytona. Perfect for this theme. Best regards Captain

Thx dear Capt‘n for your kind looking & the nice comments !!

 
 By: hs111 : September 10th, 2023-15:45
Have a great upcoming week and Best, 😊😊

Thx for your kind comments !

 
 By: hs111 : September 10th, 2023-17:52
😊😊

Yellow!

 
 By: jml_watches : September 9th, 2023-11:31
HAGWE Cheers JML ...  

Hello dear KM! Superb choices you share to open…

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 9th, 2023-13:56
… this edition of WS with the Sport Watches theme. All beautiful watches and I specially love the Memovox compressor case which I would like so much to have in my own collection. Though I have never been a sportsman myself I have been very fond with sport...  

Hello, my dear friend Abel !.. As I was already expecting your this week‘s input, I again meanwhile have enjoyed your selection and pics !

 
 By: hs111 : September 9th, 2023-14:24
My biggest fav of your line–up, were the wonderful Red Sub ( Single Red 1680), both your Blancpain FF‘s (lovely Vintage BTW !), the superb shot of your Marina Militare and also the Pre– Daytona 6238 ( pretty rare find, I guess); the Omegas are not far beh... 

Hello dear friend HS for your always kind comments after viewing my posts. I´m delighted to know you liked both shots and watches shared today.

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 9th, 2023-21:05
Agree with you that the old 1680 Sigle Red Submariner is a great watch. I´m always surprised how a little touch or red color adds so much charm to the dial of this classic model. I was very lucky to find this example in almost no previous wearing some yea... 

When you say never a sportsman…

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-04:43
Weren’t you a passionate diver? At least that’s what my memory tells me. Great shots as always and I have to say the water shot of the MM is my favorite of yours this weekend 😊👍🏻👌🏻

Ha ha ha!! Yes, I was a passionate sport diver, you say right. But only practised it in my vacations days perhaps three or four weeks a year. And I was not fond of other sports which I could practice all year around...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-13:13
... to keep my body moving a bit in contrast with my year around working in an office seated in front of a computer. Lol! I´m happy to know you like the pictures submitted this weekend and specially that MM shot. Thank you so much for your kind comments m... 

So my memory is not all faded 😁

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-15:40
I fully understand the behind a computer type of sport you speak of. Will definitely need to change that at some point though 😊👍🏻

Your memory is surely very strong my dear friend. Sport Scuba diving has been almost an obsession for me. Not only going underwater but studying everything connected with its history...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-22:27
... and development. Regret I had devoted so much time behind a desk but you know... so is Life! I have to confess I have also been a bit lazy to make some time to a good gym to compensate my sitting working hours. Have a nice week ahead dear friend. Best... 

Sporting intentions :-) …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 9th, 2023-15:30
Hello dear KMII and friends ! Sports watches are a phenomenon of our time and these are a few of my personal favourites … The instantly recognisable Monaco … The Daytona is the sports watch personified … How could I forget the Doxa ! … Designed specifical...  

Hello dear Captain! I agree with you that sport watches are a phenomenon of our times. I remember times when I was very young in the late 1960´s that my wearing of my Submariner...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 9th, 2023-21:21
... started many questions (and even some jokes!) about it among those who viewed that big and thick watch on my wrist. Times have changed and diving watches are being offered by so many brands and look so popular and often seen even in the wrists by owne... 

Hello my dear friend …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 9th, 2023-23:22
Indeed, this really is a phenomenon of our time. From memory, it all started on the late 80’s and early 90’s. Suddenly people started wearing more sports watches as apposed to dress watches as a daily routine. My Doxa photo is with some of my Scubapro equ... 

Thank you so much for your kind answer dear Captain. Interesting what you mention as though I have noticed the trend towards the wearing of sports watches I had no idea of when it started.

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-13:20
Thank you for your clarification about the Doxa photograph. Scubapro makes top quality equipment. Here in my Country it was the brand of choice of our Navy divers since the late 1960's. Have a nice Sunday my dear friend. Abel

Scubapro make great quality products …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2023-14:39
I’ve been very happy with my regulators from them. Hope your weekend has been a pleasurable one. Best regards Captain

Agree dear Captain and I´m happy to know that you also had a good experience with this brand.

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2023-22:29
Yes, thank you. We had a very pleasant weekend and I wish you also had a very good one. Best cordial regards, Abel

Nice selection Captain!

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-04:45
Some real classics and heavyweights you show this weekend 👌🏻👍🏻 Btw. is that a steering wheel behind the Doxa?

Thank you 🙏…

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2023-10:27
The Doxa photo is with some of my Scubapro diving equipment. A sporting shot for you, with a steering wheel in the background and the 321 Speedmaster. Best regards Captain ...  

Ah, wonderful!

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-15:42
Have seen that Abel identified the logo 😊 The steering wheel shot is spot on as always 👏🏻👌🏻👍🏻

Very nice line-up, dear Capt‘n !.. The Monaco & Daytona are racing style classics !

 
 By: hs111 : September 10th, 2023-12:49
Also enjoyed your PP Nautilus Chrono ! Thx for a stimulating theme again this week !! Best, 😊😊

Thank you dear friend for your kind message …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2023-14:36
Hope you have had a great weekend.

Some sporty touch

 
 By: hora12reborn : September 9th, 2023-16:24
...  

Wow!

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-04:47
The Alpine Eagle HF is a sublime piece - what color dial version is it? And lovely to see the Ebel - an iconic piece 👌🏻👍🏻

Art In Time edition, orange dial, green second hand,

 
 By: hora12reborn : September 10th, 2023-04:54
green HF logo and green rehaut. Thanks.

Very cool indeed!

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-15:44
The HF is a piece I am pretty interested in (just need to find a strap maker that will allow me to replace the bracelet 😉) 👍🏻

The bracelet wears very well.

 
 By: hora12reborn : September 10th, 2023-16:50

I believe that…

 
 By: KMII : September 12th, 2023-04:28
But almost all of my watches end up on a strap sooner or later 😂🤷🏻‍♂️

Sport’s Favourite! Great theme KM.

 
 By: KURT_DAVID : September 9th, 2023-17:32
No! I don’t row with a stopwatch strapped to my oar 😆 just having some fun. Is dog walking a sport?? I think it should be😀 A couple from a few days ago. Love that Cyclops.. A bit of distortion.. Thanks for hosting KM and a great weekend to all. 🍻 ...  

That rowing shot is pure perfection!

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-04:48
As is your lovely dog and the water ones 👌🏻👍🏻

Thank you KM.

 
 By: KURT_DAVID : September 10th, 2023-16:34
I would have loved to have had the water photos for a previous Wristscan but the weather had other ideas. 🍻

The vagaries of the weather 🤷🏻‍♂️

 
 By: KMII : September 12th, 2023-04:28
Glad it worked out this time 😊👍🏻

Cheers jml

 
 By: KURT_DAVID : September 11th, 2023-09:21
It was was actually a bit of fun aimed at my fellow rowers as they all have fancy fitness/heart monitoring smart watches and they’re constantly checking on the go. I’m the only one without one. Have a great week.

Good move!

 
 By: KMII : September 12th, 2023-04:29
I also refuse to wear one of the constant monitoring devices 😁

Great theme KMII

 
 By: Wachnut : September 10th, 2023-06:59
I love the flexibility of the concept of a sports watch , and that there aren’t very strict criteria on what qualifies ( unlike say a dress watch ) . From divers to chronos to various colourful or just funky pieces , ( just about ! ) anything goes 😄 Here’...  

Quite a selection you show Wachnut 👌🏻👍🏻

 
 By: KMII : September 10th, 2023-15:45
Have a particular fondness for the Sinn in the final shot 👌🏻

Thanks !

 
 By: Wachnut : September 10th, 2023-16:18
It’s one of my favourites as well 😊

Very nice Sinn 😎

 
 By: jml_watches : September 10th, 2023-22:26

Thanks very much ! 😊

 
 By: Wachnut : September 11th, 2023-15:01