Wrist Scan for Friday 18th "December Horological Questions" is Open now!!

Dec 17, 2020,18:09 PM

Hello friends! I will have the big pleasure of hosting this week end.

I hope that in spite the troublesome year we are having making a very different year to keep old family traditions, we will manage to celebrate next Christmas and the arrival of New Year 2021 with our beloved ones.

For us watch lovers these dates confront us with the dilemma of choosing an special watch to wear on the nights of December 24th and 31st.

The Theme for this week end edition requires to answer two questions:

1) Which is the watch (or watches) you´ll be wearing on these two nights? and...

2) Are you expecting Santa to leave a new watch for you or for any member of your family under the Xmas tree?

My friends here already know that for these two nights I have been wearing the very same watch since I received it as a gift from my wife in November 1982: A gold case and bracelet Rolex Date ref 1501. I will repeat the tradition this year as well of course, though as usual I will be wearing some different watches during the day.

Regarding Santa... I have sent him a letter asking for two watches one for me and one for Mrs. Subexplorer but I don´t know if they will arrive in time to the AD for Santa taking delivery of them. 

So I will post a couple of commercial pictures here (which of course should not be considered part of the contest): A Pam 931 faded brown California dial for me and a Speedmaster 38mm "Capuccino" for my wife.

You may begin posting your entries in this same thread.

Please remember that as usual we have three categories:

Best Static Shot

Best Wrist Shot

Best Watch of the Week 

And participants may send photographs for any or all the categories.

Look forward to your participation and I send all our friends and their beloved ones my best wishes of Happiness and Good Health for next Christmas and New Year 2021 
Have a nice week end! Cheers! Abel

My Ref 1501 Date from 1982

Pam 931 Cali dial

Speedmaster 38 mm ”Capuccino”

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Well, here's hoping!

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : December 17th, 2020-18:40
😹😹😹 I'm told it may arrive in time... ...  

Wow Spangles!! That’s a beautiful watch!!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-03:38
I can imagine it is not easy to bear the waiting!! I wish it will arrive in time for Christmas! Have a nice weekend!! Cheers! Abel

I am speechless about the Frodsham London

 By: Geo : December 18th, 2020-04:26
Please post enough pictures when it arrives. GEO

We are pulling for you

 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-08:25
But not so much that your new watch rips, laser welding the paper case is expensive and not invented yet


 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : December 18th, 2020-09:07


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-03:56

Thank you so much dear Tony !! I’m happy to know...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-03:41
... you like my selection. Thank you so much for your warm and kind greetings and I send my best wishes and regards for you and your family as well. Be it with much joy and Good Health my dear friend! Abel

Dear Abel, it is going to be a wonderful wrist scan, despite all the difficulties of this year

 By: renerod : December 17th, 2020-20:14
Like you, I tend to wear the same watch for the special holidays: my Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean first generation 42mm It is special to me for several reasons: It was with me at my wedding, it was with me when my dear son Bruno was born, and I hope I wil...  

Hello dear friend René: Thank you so much for your thoughtful post. Agree with you that these special days should serve to remind and thank for the many blessings we have received...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-05:23
... whichever the religion or beliefs we profess we should take that in account. Regarding watches we are privileged in having several enough to be a dilemma which one to choose. A delightful dilemma I feel. You present here two great choices. The first s... 

As always, you are very kind my friend

 By: renerod : December 18th, 2020-08:05
I will have to agree with you in everything, perhaps I missed wishing well to all our Purists friends regardless of beliefs and religion. It is very good that you mentioned it. Didn't you have an orange Planet Ocean if I remember well? I hope you can get ... 

Thank you so much for your kind comments my dear René. I felt your good wishes went to all friends in our Community of course.

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-08:20
Yes, I still own the Orange PO. But the model you own has a different character as the indexes are not orange. A very "J. Bond" look. I guess I will get a good example sooner or later as as you well say they were very popular and many can be found in seco... 

Muchas gracias amigo mío!

 By: renerod : December 19th, 2020-12:05
I'm eager to see your cards! Best. René

Great sentiment René ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-02:22
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is an excellent choice. I hope that you and your family have a great Christmas.

Thank you very much for your kind comment dear Cpt Scarlet!

 By: renerod : December 19th, 2020-12:08
I hope the same for you and your loved ones! Best. René

My pleasure René 🥂

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-12:14

There will be tough competition

 By: rrregulator : December 17th, 2020-23:04
No doubt about it 1) this one, as it reflects in the most interesting way. Notice the lights reflecting on the dial vs the lights reflecting on the crystal. So much fun. 2) many on the horizon, but unlikely that with the current circumstances any will arr...  

Hello Rrregulator! Thank you so much for your awesome shot! Your stunning Datograph shows such an interesting play of lights reflecting in both dial and crystal! Great capture!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-05:28
As you well say Health is what really matters... a our biggest Treasure! Hope your expectations will arrive in time for the celebration but in any case they will arrive sooner or later. Have a beautiful and safe Holidays Season! Cheers! Abel

Thank you Abel!

 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-07:49
You have set the scene well, giving us all a cozy feeling. I imagine we are all waiting for fun things to arrive, all the better to have things to look forward to.

My big pleasure Rrregulator! Thank you for your kind comments. I´m glad to know I could set the Xmas feeling in my opening and Yes, we are all waiting...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-08:03
... for fun things to arrive and better times next year. It is good to have things to look forward to, specially for a safe New Year with much Good Health for Humankind. Have a nice Xmas Season and a great New Year 2021! Cheers! Abel


 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-08:32

Superb phot!

 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-10:43

Thank you Amanico!

 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-12:37

Very cool picture!

 By: timerider : December 18th, 2020-12:03

Thank you, it is a photogenic one!

 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-12:38

Beautiful Lange ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-02:18
I completely agree, health is the most important thing in life. I hope that you have a merry Christmas

Thank you Captain

 By: rrregulator : December 19th, 2020-20:15
A Merry Christmas and best of health to you !

Such a perfect choice and an amazing picture by the way

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-03:58

Thank you yacomino !

 By: rrregulator : December 19th, 2020-20:16
It lends itself well to the task

You are right Moana

 By: rrregulator : December 19th, 2020-20:16
It's an alright one !

Wonderful shot!

 By: jml_watches : December 19th, 2020-15:48

Thank you jml !

 By: rrregulator : December 19th, 2020-20:17

put on white shoes

 By: paullin : December 17th, 2020-23:50

Fun and young.

 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-16:19

Cool wrist shot ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-02:16
That’s a beautiful RM.

Love the white shoe as on this one - works well!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-03:59

using my wife's reverso as the star

 By: paullin : December 17th, 2020-23:57

Such a nice Star crowns your Christmas tree Paullin! Well played! The Reverso... a true classic! I see some other watches under the tree! You leave me wondering about them...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-05:32
... ah! you make me feel curious about that arrangement. Lol! Thank you so much for your contribution and I send my best wishes. Merry Xmas! Abel


 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-16:19

That looks very festive 🎄...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-02:15
I can hear your tree ticking )

This is what I will wear during Christmas

 By: Geo : December 18th, 2020-02:00
But not the jeans of course. Have a great holiday season gents. Geo ...  

Thanks a lot Abel

 By: Geo : December 19th, 2020-05:05
I wish you great holidays and all the best for 2021. GEO

A self contained holiday

 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-08:33
Well done Geo

You are my hero!

 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-10:42

Wow, wow, wow, thanks Nicolas!

 By: Geo : December 19th, 2020-05:07
Wishing you a great Christmas and New Year. Let's hope 2021 will be a little easier. GEO

Utterly gorgeous!

 By: mrds : December 18th, 2020-11:10

Very classy picture Geo!

 By: timerider : December 18th, 2020-12:04

Thank you Tim!

 By: Geo : December 19th, 2020-05:07

Superb photo 👍...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-02:13
Well played !

Excellent choice 👌🏻😘

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 19th, 2020-03:36

Thanks a lot!

 By: Geo : December 19th, 2020-05:09
Have great holidays my friend! GEO

I saw a PAM 931 in the flesh...real nice!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 18th, 2020-03:22

Thank you so much Yacomino for your kind comments. Glad to know you liked the 931. It is really nice and the dial need to be seen in the metal to really appreciate it.

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-03:49
I´m specially fond of Cali dials and this is a very different offering to the other Cali Pams I own. Have a nice weekend and I look forward to know about your December watches and expectations for the Xmas tree if any. Best cordial regards, Abel

If I am not mistaken the Pam 931 has an older manual wind movement P3000...I wonder how it compares to the P4000 which is really pleasantly surprising me!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 18th, 2020-03:53
Yes can’t wait to get into the wrist can mode this weekend with this theme

Yes Yacomino, the 931 has same P3000 movement. I have no experience with the P4000 as no one of my Panerais got this movement. But I got several with P3000 and they proved to be ...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-05:12
... very reliable and with the added comfort of allowing the independent action of the hour hand which is very nice feature to have. Most of my Panerai are manual winding and the P4000 (introduced in 2014) is an automatic micro rotor movement which offers... 

Festive decisions 🎅 ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-07:59
Hello dear Abel and friends ! The big dilemma of choosing an special watch to wear on the nights of December 24th and 31st ,could change at the last minute but as things stand these are a few of the options. Happy Christmas to everyone. Best wishes The Ca...  

Wow my dear Captain!! Looks like Santa advanced his visit this year!! Big Congrats my dear friend! I´m very happy for you getting this lovely new Snoopy in time for Xmas celebration.

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-08:11
This is a most charming model and I feel for the first time in my life as watch lover that I´m so excited for the back of a watch as much as for its front! I was told that my watch will arrive in about two months down here so I need to be very patient. I ... 

Seasons greetings ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-08:29
With best wishes to you and to Mrs Subexplorer and your family. We are looking forward to seeing you in person and sharing some more good times with you in 2021 🥂 Best regards The Captain

Fabulously untool-like tool watches

 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-08:37
Except for the edible one, it is a kitchen unto itself

Even Explores get hungry 😋

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-10:46

Rightfully so!

 By: rrregulator : December 18th, 2020-12:21


 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-16:09

The cupcake for me!

 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-10:42

Do you mean Gateaux ;-))

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-10:47


 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-10:55

Wow dear Captain. Your quick with the new Snoopy

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 19th, 2020-03:38
Thats a great Xmas watch .

Nice selection captain

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-03:59

Thank you 🙏 ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-08:35
I’m really enjoying it.

Thank you for your kind message 🙏

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-09:48
Are going to get one ?

Probably not in the stars for me. 😉

 By: Moana43 : December 19th, 2020-12:43
But, I’ll look forward to more photos of yours! 👍🏻

Never say never 😉

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-15:06

Dear Captain, I'm over the moon with your choices!

 By: renerod : December 19th, 2020-12:55
That Snoopy is very nice, and the back engraving is superb! or should I say painting? Would you mind sharing some close ups of the back? Best. René

Thank you René ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-12:59
The design detail is superb. I hope that you enjoy this one ... ...  

I really appreciate your gesture, my friend!!!

 By: renerod : December 20th, 2020-12:06
It is really beautiful and well executed! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Happy holidays and enjoy your watches with your loved ones in good health! René

Thank you René 🙏

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-13:29

That is a good dilemma to have, my friend! Huge congrats again!

 By: Seeks : December 20th, 2020-03:17
The Moonshine and the 321 are close choices too, I would guess Warmest regards

You forgot the “grand trotter” ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-10:50
Always a favourite at Christmas ;-))

A great HOLIDAY selection and the

 By: timerider : December 18th, 2020-12:10
Vacheron/Le Coultre is my special treat. Thanks for all you do here and looking forward to next year for sure. Best, Tim

That´s a great selection to celebrate next Holiday Season my dear Nicolas!! Spectacular watches all of them. You may rotate them for day and night use on the 24ths, 25th, 31st and 1st...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2020-16:05
... because it is impossible to choose only one of them. You share them in all their glory in your superb photographs. As per your first time Virgin Year, this has been a complete madly different year my dear friend. I wish next 2021 will bring much Healt... 

Thanks, Chronometer.

 By: amanico : December 19th, 2020-06:18


 By: amanico : December 19th, 2020-08:50

Love the one with that tiny titanium Leica

 By: Geo : December 19th, 2020-05:11
Really lovely pictures of two super designed products. GEO

A nice selection, indeed.

 By: Moana43 : December 19th, 2020-09:42

Merci beaucoup, Moana.

 By: amanico : December 19th, 2020-11:55

Splendid pics.. Superb tic-tacs !.. Apart from the two Vintage DSAs, which are always so enjoyable to see.. The skeletonized Ti MR would be my take..

 By: hs111 : December 20th, 2020-07:11
This very watch has it all.. Great concept.. JLC’s sublime making it real. One of the watches I attach very much to you ! - Lucky me, that once I had been able to wear it & also listen to it for almost half a day, some years ago, thanks to your kindness..... 

Happy Holidays everyone

 By: timerider : December 18th, 2020-12:34
Here is a festive holiday picture of my new Laine watch for your Holiday enjoyment. There will be a New Year’s offering too. Tim ...  

Spectacular watch from Laine...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-14:31
Good to see this one Tim. Hope that you and your family are keeping well. Kind regards The Captain

Gorgeous, my friend.

 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-16:18

Wow a great choice timerider

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-04:29

Same watch as every year

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : December 18th, 2020-14:46

Classic Zenith ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-15:51

Top class. A true keeper.

 By: amanico : December 20th, 2020-10:26

Great choice, mon ami.

 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-16:18

Love the tradition

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-04:29

Perhaps this one

 By: aperna : December 18th, 2020-15:38
My best regards for the holiday season for all my dear friends on this forum, Tony ...  

Loving that Santa outfit you have on Tony ;-))

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2020-15:54
Best wishes to you and your family for the festive season.

You can't go wrong, here.

 By: amanico : December 18th, 2020-16:19

Great choice Tony and best wishes to you and your family

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-04:31

Looking forward to a relaxing two festive days in this challenging year

 By: halkcb : December 19th, 2020-01:35
...so,these two would make me smile the functional gmt and the simple and elegant Best wishes for the festive season! henry ...  

Two excellent choices Henry ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2020-02:10
The Tudor is always a very useful watch. Have a great Christmas.

Hello Henry! You share two superb choices Henry! The Credor is a very classy and elegant timepiece and the Tudor a very nice GMT (I also own one) which gives much pleasure on the wrist.

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2020-05:18
I can well understand both of them provokes a smile whenever you wear them. I wish you and your beloved ones a peaceful Christmas Season and end of the year and hope our World will have a better and safer year 2021. Hagwe! Abel

Superb Credor!

 By: jml_watches : December 19th, 2020-15:50

Very appropriate theme dear Abel

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 19th, 2020-03:42
I think i will go ,,Crazy,, on one of the Christmas days And looking forward to unwrap this present 🎁 Hagwe 🤗 ...  

Congrats in advance!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-04:34

Thanks my friend 🤗

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 19th, 2020-05:32

The Franck Muller Crazy Diamonds made my day.

 By: Geo : December 19th, 2020-05:13
W h a t a s u p e r b w a t c h ! I am sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I love it. GEO

Thanks my friend and wish you a great Xmas 🤗

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 19th, 2020-05:33
Its def not everyone’s cup of tea but I always had and still have a soft spot for the brand .

Thank you so much for your message and glad you like the Theme dear Watchonthewrist!! You show an stunning FM my friend!! What a way to celebrate these Holidays!!!

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2020-05:24
Good for you!! I wish you´ll enjoy that wonderful timepiece so much. By the other hand I can imagine that viewing that Seiko bag under your Xmas tree requires a big effort to wait till ends of next week to open it and enjoy its content. I hope you´ll shar... 

Thanks dear Abel ,

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 19th, 2020-05:43
I think its a great and appropriate time of the year to wear such a timepiece 😉. Looking forward to see that Seiko on the wrist . I will show it here when i get the chance .wish you also a great Xmas and Holiday time .

Hmmm, this FM!

 By: amanico : December 20th, 2020-07:32

Great theme again this week! First would like to offer best wishes to all my fellow purist and families who makes this forum such the special place it is!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-04:51
I feel fortunate this year. 1- for your first question it will be a rotation between these three 2- for the second question I actually think one of the above watch also qualify for number 2 as it was received yesterday, but I may have one last one coming ...  

Hello Yacomino! Thank you for your good wishes for all of us in our Community! And what a selection you share with us. Agree that you are a fortunate guy having such a choice...

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2020-05:31
... to wear during the celebration of next Christmas and New Year Season. You are also lucky to receive the visit of Santa in advance with such a beautiful present in his bag! You will need to rotate them during days and nights in order to fully enjoy all... 

Thank you for the wishes Abel. I am waiting for the Omega :-). It should arrive at my AD Monday. The only downside of having choices is very morning my routing is taking longer

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-05:43
As i stare at them trying to decide which one to wear as I can only wear one at a time -

My big pleasure Yacomino!! Glad to know you are receiving an Omega as well. I can understand you about your dilemma about which watch to wear. It happens to me but...

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2020-07:33
.. as I wear same Rolex Date every year, every night of 24th and 31st, I can also wear any other watches I wish during days 24th, 25th, 31st and 1st of January. That makes for a total of 5 watches Lol!! That´s a nice kind of dilemma I feel!! Hagwe my frie... 

Good strategy you got there! Cheers

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-08:45

Again huge Congrats with your new and beautiful ALS .

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 19th, 2020-05:46
I guess you hope to receive a new Omega (snoopy?)under the tree !!

Not a snoopy but yes an Omega under the tree - hopefully!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-08:44

Thanks Tony!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-08:44

A wonderful trio!

 By: Moana43 : December 19th, 2020-09:46

Yes it will...thanks. Best wishes to you and your family

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-04:15

Wonderful shots!

 By: Seeks : December 20th, 2020-06:41
Both the PAM (coming in with its Xmas green) and the beauty of the Lange...any one would be perfect for the day! Good dilemma to have! Warmest regards

Thanks again Seeks!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-06:52

Thanks Nicolas. A bit excessive as well so its time to press the pause button! Sometime when I get several reference in a short time I end up regretting some of them or at least

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-07:41
not appreciating all of them. The collection went down to 1 watch in Jan 2020 to now 8 watch in Dec 2020. Hoping I will not regret any of them (clearly not the 3 I posted here)...but i went so quickly these past month that I may have 1 or 2 that are still... 

Love that ALS

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : December 20th, 2020-10:11


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-10:13

Great X-mas WS-theme dear Abel, thank you. Happy holiday season to all my fellow-Purists and their dear ones.

 By: Bobbe : December 19th, 2020-06:57
This X-mas I'll wear my 2 newest watches. My special red anOrdain model1 and my 'orange' Ollech & Wajs Ocean Graph. ...  

Hello Bobbe! Thanks a lot for sharing your new watches and I´m happy to know you like the theme chosen. Thank you so much also for your kind Greetings for all of us!...

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2020-07:44
Big congrats on your new additions to your collection! The Ocean Graph is a beautiful classic diver with a charming vintage look. The straps color and material is very appropriate for the character of this watch. Your anOrdain model 1 watch is very beauti... 

Well, for me...

 By: Moana43 : December 19th, 2020-09:58
... for Christmas Eve, the Snowflake will get some tree time... And, for Christmas Day, the green dial of the GO will feel right at home... As for New Year's Eve -- time for toasting with a champagne dial... Here's wishing everyone all the best for the ho...  

Much appreciated, Nico.

 By: Moana43 : December 19th, 2020-10:05

Understood... 😉

 By: Moana43 : December 19th, 2020-12:40

You made a great choice here Moana! The Snow Flake is one of my favorite GS too. Looks wonderful in your shot in the Xmas tree branch! The Glashutte chrono is fantastic...

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2020-13:11
... I like so much the design combining that awesome green round face against the square case. And the Champagne dial GP very classy and classic most appropriate for your toast celebrating the arrival of New Year 2021. Well played my friend! Have a nice a... 

Thanks so much, Abel. Appreciate your kind comments.

 By: Moana43 : December 19th, 2020-13:59
Happy Holidays and a Very Safe New Year to you and yours! Cheers, Jim

Hi Abel, great threat for this time of the year.

 By: Ahoi : December 19th, 2020-13:23
Your Rolex seems to be the right companion for the Christmas Eve. Looks really good and luxury .

Hi Abel, I think you probably now which watch I gonna wear right?

 By: Ahoi : December 19th, 2020-13:30
I gonna wear my beauty Pam1080 with a matching strap. And that’s the watch which is on my wishlist ... not sure if Santa will bring it to me too Christmas though🤪... ...  

Hello again dear friend Ahoi! Of course! What else? Great choice that 1080 to celebrate these dates. Pam 1080 got the perfect dial for a Panerai. Beautiful model of our favorite brand.

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2020-14:00
Now, if you have behaved well along all this year and you have sent Santa your letter then you have great chances to get that awesome Bronzo to complete your Panerai collection! Let´s look under your tree next Xmas!! I hope Santa will bring it to you my f... 

Love the bronze patina!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 19th, 2020-16:06

Hi Ahoi 👋...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-02:36
Excellent photos of your Panerai. The green dial Bronzo looks very cool. I hope that you have a great Christmas and a successful 2021. Kind regards The Captain

No new watches

 By: jml_watches : December 19th, 2020-15:58
But I'm likely to be wearing the usual suspects Yes I know you're probably bored of the urushi by now! But I'm not 😀 So that's a racing certainty As for the other one perm any one from And yes as sad as it sounds I'm looking forward to getting on a train ...  

Good photos ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-02:32
Especially the Seiko shots. Have a great Christmas.

Thanks :)

 By: jml_watches : December 20th, 2020-08:37

Good to see this PSM ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-02:30
Thanks for posting it !

What a superb watch dear hmd4m

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-04:16

Same to you ! The hunt is fun indeed! Best wishes!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-17:41

Hello Hmd4m! What a wonderful watch you choose to celebrate Holiday Season every year. Nice to see this PSM on your wrist and thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-06:25
I wish you and your beloved ones will enjoy a peaceful Chrtistmas and a great New Year 2021 with much Good Health. Best, Abel

Thank you so much Huy for your so kind greetings and...

 By: Subexplorer : December 24th, 2020-07:33
... good wishes. I wish you the same for you and your beloved ones. Merry Christmas and a great New Year with much Peace and Good Health!🙏🙏 cheers ! Abel

A very good choice. Enjoy.

 By: amanico : December 20th, 2020-07:41

2020 was the year of . . .

 By: Dr No : December 19th, 2020-18:28
. . . the Dornblüth . . . . . . in April, and the patina-from-heaven vintage Seamaster . . . . . . in September. And until last week, I thought that would be it until 2021. Then I saw this . . . [seller's photo] . . . on eBay. A perfect ca '44 Ω ref 2390 ...  

Great catch Art!

 By: timerider : December 19th, 2020-22:22
Merry Christmas. Tim

Thanks, Tim! . . .

 By: Dr No : December 20th, 2020-05:15
. . . and Merry Christmas to you and Mrs Timerider as well. Thought of you yesterday when I was visiting my friends in Hollywood Beach. Warmest, Art

“Lady Luck” was with you ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-02:29
Congratulations Art. Looking forward to seeing mor photos when you get it.

Macro lens at the ready, Cap'n! . . .

 By: Dr No : December 20th, 2020-05:22
. . . here's hoping it arrives Christmas Eve in time for a Christmas Day spread . . .

Fingers crossed for you Art 👍

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-07:04

It's not only grey, it's a specific shade . . .

 By: Dr No : December 20th, 2020-05:28
. . . identified as RAL 7037. Dirk and his team crafted the dial to my specification. Art

wow, no wonder it looked unique! well done!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-05:39

Wow Art!! That´s a beautiful horological Xmas Tale!! What a wonderful catch and with a most charming story around its hunting. Loved to read it!! I´m so happy for you my dear friend!

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-06:21
I´m so sure there is a Santa Claus as much as that sometimes stars align for us. This is a good example which confirms my beliefs! Some wonderful catches this year dear Art. I wish you´ll have a peaceful Xmas and a good New Year 2021 with much good health... 

Dear Abel, timely theme.....3-2-1 blast off🚀

 By: S F : December 20th, 2020-02:41
Just collected this today which will answer your 2 questions my friend 😁 The boutique still owe me anoother piece which most likely will be in before the new year but I am happy to have the speedy with me for X'mas! Wishing you and family a peaceful holid...  

Big congrats, this will be a classic

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-04:19

Thks Chronometer!

 By: S F : December 20th, 2020-05:44
I have wanted to add a speedy for years but never able to pin down on one (whether vintage or modern) with the CK2998 coming in the closest. Must confess I am quite confused by the many iterations, details, and amount of information available on the model... 


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-08:12

Suoperb dear S F!! Santa arrived a bit early for you buy in time to handle you this superb new Ed White 321 so you´ll be able to enjoy it on your wrist for the celebrations of these Holidays!

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-05:44
Another great job from Omega this year this new Ed White together with the new Snoopy both became coveted pieces for Speedmaster fans and with good reasons. I wish your Omega boutique will bring the second piece you are waiting very soon. Thank you for yo... 

Thank you Abel!

 By: S F : December 20th, 2020-05:52
Really was not expecting to receive the Ed White in 2020 but Santa sprung a surprise..... ...And I wish Santa will be in time with the goodies for you and Mrs Subexplorer this X'mas! Have a safe and enjoyable X'mas!

My big pleasure dear S F! As I told Art in my answer to his post, I believe Santa Claus exists and that Stars align some times for us. This is another clear case!

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-06:45
I hope Santa will arrive in time with his presents down here though I know that horological goods (and Santa) have a long trip down to South America and they usually arrive a bit late. Thank you so much for your good wishes and enjoy your EW so much! Merr... 

What a wonderful theme you have chosen for us dear Abel!

 By: Seeks : December 20th, 2020-02:57
Beautiful shot of your watches, especially the golden brilliance of your Rolex with a Christmas background! Wonderful! Even though this year is very different for so many of us, I can feel the festive season in the air. I will wear my Tudor Black Bay Harr...  

Thank you so much dear Seeks for your kind comments and I´m happy you liked the theme I choose. Thank you for sharing your Xmas Holidays with us in your usual superb photography.

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-05:39
Both the BB Harrods Special Edition and the new Ed White 321 model are wonderful watches to have on the wrist for these festivities. Agree with you that this year it will be a very different celebration for most of us after such a troublesome year but let... 

thank you dear Abel for your kind comments, not only here

 By: Seeks : December 20th, 2020-06:33
but throughout this whole strange year to all of us ! Wishing a Merry (and Healthy) Christmas to you and all at home. May your 2021 be the best yet !

Hey, back to back 321 with yours dear Seeks!

 By: S F : December 20th, 2020-05:47
And looks like you are all ready for X'mas.. have a good one, my friend!

thank you dear SF !

 By: Seeks : December 20th, 2020-06:31
it is hard to keep this one away Warmest regards to you and all at home

many thanks my good friend

 By: Seeks : December 20th, 2020-07:50
Warmest regards to you and all at home for this festive season

Let me see, what to chip-in to play.. Sorry, a bit late but hopefully not too late..

 By: hs111 : December 20th, 2020-03:26
it’s this time of the year, when, many of us follow a certain tradtion which one to choose, whereas others have to pick from a full hand, in the first place. - For Humble Me, I decided on 4 watches which will get the nod, also this year, following a patte...  

Hello dear friend HS! Never too late for the pleasure of viewing your thoughtful selection for your Holidays celebrations. Great choice of four wonderful timepieces from your superb collection...

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-05:34
... I´m impressed by the Memovox blue dial Boutique Edition which regret to say I had no chance yet to view in the metal but your shots show it is very impressive indeed. Thank you for sharing these four beauties which will accompany you and I wish you´ll... 

Hello in kind return, dear Abel !.. Thx a lot for your nice words & good wishes..

 By: hs111 : December 20th, 2020-06:26
.. May the Festive Season & the upcoming last weeks of the old year be joyous for you and and your beloved ones. Best, hs BTW: You always exercise the perfect WS-host with nice words for all contributors & fellow purists, including great samples & pic... 

Dear friend HS: I thank you so much your nice and warm good wishes and so kind words for me. It is always my big pleasure to participate here and share my passion for watches and pieces from...

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-06:41
... my collection. I am very happy to have a good time here and I wish all our friends feel so enjoyable the experience of being part of our community as I do. I appreciate so much your so kind comments. Abel

Santa Update 🎅...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-04:06
Hello dear Abel and friends ! I have been asked by several of our members to post a few more shots of the new Snoopy. Enjoy ! ...  

Already a classic

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 20th, 2020-04:21

I completely agree ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-04:32
Omega out played Rolex with this one. No disrespect to Rolex.


 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-07:15
and I’m beginning to wonder if someone is asleep at the helm.


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 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-07:40

Hello dear Captain! Thank you so much for sharing these additional pictures of the new Snoopy! They add more fuel to my desire of getting mine though I know that I should be very very...

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-05:18
... patient as the few watches which will be allocated to our Boutique will arrive in about two months I was told. I think that Omega has done a great job with this third celebration of Snoopy and no doubt the moving caseback complication is the great foc... 

It’s an interesting watch Abel ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-07:43
I will post a more in-depth appraisal with my options on the various aspects of the watch for the pleasure of our community. Thank you for your kind message about the watch.

I love this watch

 By: aperna : December 20th, 2020-06:45

Thank you for giving us your opinion ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-07:44
It’s just as good in reality.

Wow. Looks great !! Santa was good to you. :)

 By: Rrpdc : December 20th, 2020-07:50
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Wow. Looks great !!

 By: Rrpdc : December 20th, 2020-10:17

Dear Purists, enjoy the hodiday season!

 By: VinnieD : December 20th, 2020-05:59
I think we all deserve a break to close off 2020 Some fancy lugs on the oldest piece from my collection, a gift from an old man who bought it to celebrate the end of WWII. If someone could confirm this piece stems from c.1945, it would be appreciated. I a...  

Hello Vinnie! Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful watch you choose for your wrist during the celebration of next Xmas and arrival of New Year.

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2020-06:34
Very interesting to know the story behind this watch, a timepiece which was bought as a celebration of end of WWII presented to you by his original owner! A charming vintage watch which is very special indeed. I can imagine you are working hard this week ... 

What a great watch to have in the collection

 By: Seeks : December 20th, 2020-06:36
Great design for the lugs and a watch to commemorate the start of years of Peace! Top! Warmest regards

That’s very interesting and looks correct for the period.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 20th, 2020-07:45
Good to have you joining us.

Thanks for confirming

 By: VinnieD : December 20th, 2020-08:14