Wrist Scan Friday, 5th Jun 20 – “Feeling Good!” is LIVE!

Jun 05, 2020,02:35 AM

Greetings, fellow Purists!


Time to wind down and chill a little on a Friday.......but maybe too early for our friends in the US? 😁.


As announced, we would like to see a couple of your “feel-good” happy watches this week.  




For me, venturing into vintage has added a new dimension to my watch enjoyment.  I never knew I would be sweating to hunt down watches with imperfections rather than going to a shop to pick up a perfect new watch over a cup of coffee.


I was over the moon when the 1961 GMTM 1675 arrived after a 15-month search.  Three years on, it remains my default feel-good watch whenever I look at the glossy dial, warm patina and the nicely faded bezel. It definitely is not for everyone – but works for me and makes me happy 😊.

Now, over to you my friends!  WS will end on Sunday 7th Jun.

The dog is not mine smile

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very cool watch [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : June 5th, 2020-03:56

Thanks SF 🥂 [nt]

 By: Monopole : June 5th, 2020-08:03

Thanks Abel!

 By: Monopole : June 6th, 2020-09:55
It’s an amazing piece from well known designers, Vaucher flying hours... hard to beat at that price.

Feeling good with this new arrival ! IWC Porsche Design Ocean 2000 which will be my new daily companion i was looking for. Full steel didn`t do it for me, but this titanium is great !

 By: Ron_W : June 5th, 2020-03:33
The Ocean text on the bracelet had lost it`s black paint so for an extra € 2,- i had a lot of fun smering it full of Revell Email taking me back to childhood model plain disaster projects...... but this one turned out nicely ! VERY BIG SMILE ON MY FACE em...  

handsome and sporty [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : June 5th, 2020-03:56

thank you ! [nt]

 By: Ron_W : June 5th, 2020-04:11

This is a historically important piece

 By: Cookies : June 5th, 2020-05:02
Very lucky you own one

Many thanks ! [nt]

 By: Ron_W : June 6th, 2020-08:23

Big congrats on your new catch Ron!! And a great paint job you did to restore the inscription on the bracelet! Yes, these little great things make us feel happy and to enjoy ...

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:42
... a new catch in the middle of these troubled times helps to bring smiles to our faces. Enjoy your beauty so much my friend! Hagwe! Abel

Feel good piece

 By: Cookies : June 5th, 2020-04:35
I never liked GS but this converted me. I’m more of a JLC fan actually. “No one has to know what it is, the less they know, the better I feel. Only I have to know what it is to me...and wearing it without anybody seeing it, makes my day” Used to like bigg...  

happy face

 By: psfparis : June 5th, 2020-05:20
raw but subtle ! (no filter) i always feel happy with this beast on the wrist ...  

Thanks [nt]

 By: psfparis : June 5th, 2020-07:43

Oh my!

 By: Cookies : June 5th, 2020-07:31
It is very well maintained. Beautiful historical piece.

Yes a keeper [nt]

 By: psfparis : June 5th, 2020-07:44

Cool clean [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : June 5th, 2020-21:27

I have a confession

 By: Cookies : June 5th, 2020-07:32
I swap watches twice a day.

Timeless [nt]

 By: RG1 : June 6th, 2020-01:27

GS has a big success with their Four Seasons collection

 By: NT931 : June 6th, 2020-05:35
I love my Sakura spring, and your autumn is stunning!

Hello Cookies! That´s a great watch and I´m glad to know this one convinced your about the brand. I have a great fondness for GS watches. They bring a lot of quality, finish, precision...

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:47
... in each model. And they offer a big array of models to choose from. My own GS´s never cease to bring a big smile on my face each time I wear them. Keep enjoying and loving and I wish it won´t be the only GS in your collection. Hagwe! Abel

I remember you Abel

 By: Cookies : June 6th, 2020-10:25
I used to comment on your posts from many years back. Happy to see you are here.

Superb photos S.F ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 5th, 2020-06:06
Your Rolex 1675 was a great choice for your collection. Thank you for being our WristScan Host this weekend. Kind regards The Captain

👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 5th, 2020-12:35

Biggest smile

 By: brauner : June 5th, 2020-08:20
No wonder

Your not Joking 🙃...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 6th, 2020-11:37
Yep ... you definitely are and I love it 👍

Made two out of one

 By: brauner : June 5th, 2020-08:46
so I feel good ...  

Thanks a lot [nt]

 By: brauner : June 5th, 2020-21:03

Classic [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : June 5th, 2020-21:37

Nice one [nt]

 By: RG1 : June 6th, 2020-01:28

Double Panerai ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 6th, 2020-11:38
at the house of mirrors ! Very cool 😎

That DOG makes me feel darn good!

 By: patrick_y : June 5th, 2020-09:37
Add a nice watch in there and I feel even better!

These watches all bring a smile to

 By: timerider : June 5th, 2020-13:19
My face, great watches and great memories. Best to all, Tim

Merci, Tim. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 5th, 2020-15:06

Your collection my friend is just unbelievable!!

 By: dkaleal : June 5th, 2020-18:40
Both DSA's!!! When you get bored of one of them you can send one my way!! Have to ask if you could only keep 1 of your JLC's... which one would it be? -D-

Sorry about that...

 By: dkaleal : June 6th, 2020-04:51
I was thinking to myself would I take one of the DSA's over a Duometre... so different and on different levels of price... but there is just something about those DSA's that get me going everytime I see one on this site... lucky for my bank account I have... 

Yes it would be a very hard decision to make! But one of those DSA's woudl be my choice I think...

 By: dkaleal : June 7th, 2020-05:56
I cannot wait to try on one day and hopefully have one as part of my collection! I have 2 more on my list before the DSA gets my full hunting attention! -D-

Smorgasbord of awesomeness [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : June 5th, 2020-21:29

Drool dead gorgeous 🤤

 By: Gelato Monster : June 5th, 2020-21:31
No message body

Merci, GM. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 5th, 2020-23:09

Happy Days my friend:), Superb series!

 By: S F : June 6th, 2020-02:19
You feeling for the 6542 resonates strongly with me😁......followed by the impressive TR.

The Tornek Rayville ...

 By: NT931 : June 6th, 2020-05:39
Looks like it was plucked from a time machine, awesome!

I´m happy for you my dear friend Nicolas! Because you have many reasons to smile each time you open your watch boxes! so many full of joy timepieces will bring you ...

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:33
... a warm feeling which is specially welcomed in these troubled times. I wish you´ll keep enjoying and loving these awesome watches so much my dear friend! Superb shots as usual! Hagwe! y abrazos! Abel

Happy days !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 6th, 2020-11:40
May you have many more 🥂

Thank you, Cpt. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2020-15:33

This shot...

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 7th, 2020-11:39
Makes me very happy too! ...  

All my watches make me smile and happy!

 By: dkaleal : June 5th, 2020-18:14
But today sharing some LUME shots that always bring a smile to my face.. along with my Girlfriends Speedmaster and Krosslee's heart!! Enjoy the weekend and your awesome watches everyone! -D- ...  

Lume-Inous. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 5th, 2020-23:09

Great photos.. the one with the leaves is...dont have a word to describe it..

 By: dkaleal : June 5th, 2020-18:16
its that cool looking... And one of the best dog photos i have seen in awhile... seems like a happy dog with a great smile! -D-

Thk you dkleal...autumn colors bring out the best in our watches :).

 By: S F : June 6th, 2020-02:20
As a dog owner, I really like the happy smile of the shiba inu. Makes my day, everyday!

Hello dear friend S F! So nice to have you hosting this week end...

 By: Subexplorer : June 5th, 2020-18:45
... and a challenging Theme you choose! I can easily understand why this superb early GMT makes you feel happy when you view it on your wrist! Superb condition, cornino, minute track glossy dial gilt... a delicious combo which you share in these great sho...  

Handsome pieces [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : June 5th, 2020-21:34

Dear Abel, marvellous! I do remember well the story behind your Flightmaster :)

 By: S F : June 6th, 2020-02:21
And how true this quote is " True friends don't let you do stupid things alone!" LOL Enjoy your weekend!

Friendship Flightmaster ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 6th, 2020-11:43
Gets me every time dear Abel !

The Flightmaster ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-07:28
Has lots of interesting history attached to it. Definitely a special watch.

Agree my friend. Regrettably it remains under the shadow of his brother Speedmaster and collectors don´t pay the attention the FM deserves. By the other hand that´s good as for the moment...

 By: Subexplorer : June 7th, 2020-07:40
... it is possible to find a nice condition FM at very reasonable prices. Guess this will change soon: while Speedy prices keep rising sooner or later collectors will direct their interest to this model. Cheers! Abel

Hehehe... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2020-02:25

Ha ha ha!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:11

I always feel good..

 By: RG1 : June 6th, 2020-01:25
When I wear this one. Stay healthy, stay safe... ...  

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2020-01:38

Thats one absolute masterpiece and a true grail FPJ .

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 6th, 2020-05:37
I totally understand that this watch makes you happy

I like this FPJ 👌...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:59
Have a great weekend.

Here’s mine

 By: aperna : June 6th, 2020-05:01
After three months of lockdown and being on the front lines this one finally arrived. Obviously it has put a huge smile on my face. Hopefully we can turn this world around, warmest regards to all my friends. Tony ...  

Congrats on the new FPJ!

 By: dkaleal : June 6th, 2020-05:03
Great looking moonphase and that backside is incredible! -D-

Thank you D! [nt]

 By: aperna : June 6th, 2020-05:25

Sublime watch dear Tony!! Big Congrats on this new piece in your collection!! The watch well deserves the waiting and you deserve to enjoy it on your wrist my dear friend!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:15
I wish you´ll keep enjoying and loving this and all in your collection in the best of good health my dear Tony! Hagwe! Abel

Thank you Ron [nt]

 By: aperna : June 6th, 2020-11:12

Dear Tony, unusual times indeed...but we all will get through it surely!

 By: S F : June 6th, 2020-09:42
Very happy to see your new FPJ, well deserved my friend 😊


 By: RG1 : June 7th, 2020-04:14
It’s very beautiful piece. Cheers...

Beautiful FPJ ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:58
Nice hots Tony. Keep safe and well 🥂

My pleasure Tony 🥂 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-07:01

Sunny, colourful and happy!!!!!!!!

 By: Charilaos : June 6th, 2020-05:40

Hello Charilaos! Thank you for sharing this colorful and joyful Citizen diver! Though its condition is great it looks like it has been used under the sun and in the sea. I´m correct?...

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:19
... I guess this watch can tell some interesting stories on your wrist. Looks great on the Milanese band! Hagwe! Abel

Citizen make great divers watches...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:57
I’ve had a couple over the years for diving and they always work so well. That’s a very cool and tempting one. I think I need to own another one 🤔

This one - always good to wear

 By: jml_watches : June 6th, 2020-05:41
Cheers JML ...  

The Futurematic... I miss mine! Yours is in great condition.

 By: NT931 : June 6th, 2020-05:55
And is that Zaf Basha’s book in the background? Great reference text.

Thanks :)

 By: jml_watches : June 6th, 2020-06:37
Yes reference text in the background - great book. My Futurematic, currently being serviced - looking forward to getting it back! Cheers JML

Thanks - took a bit of luck to get mine

 By: jml_watches : June 6th, 2020-15:05
I enjoy it as it feels so different, one watch I'd really like a re-edition of. We can live in hope! Cheers JML


 By: RG1 : June 7th, 2020-04:15
Iconic and timeless.

Vintage heaven 🤔...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:55
That looks very good.

Thanks :) always lots to like with a Futurematic

 By: jml_watches : June 7th, 2020-09:34
Currently back at JLC being serviced, looking forward to having it back. Cheers JML

Let’s see it on WristScan again soon ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-09:36
Many thanks for joining us this weekend for WristScan.

Two of my hobbies make me feel good - watches and chocolate

 By: NT931 : June 6th, 2020-05:43
This one still charms after several years, and I love how slim it is And even without a watch, one can always console oneself with a good bar of chocolate - in this case, a lovely bean-to-bar chocolate from Thailand, made by a couple who were formerly law...  

I share same pleasures with you NT931!! Watches and chocolate make a winner combo which can make us feel good and happy. Very interesting what you tell us about this...

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:25
... "Chocolate Couple" in Bangkok! Leaving their original professional careers to make special chocolates and having a great taste in watches make for a wonderful story indeed. Have a nice and sweet week end my friend! Abel

Thanks Abel, and if you're ever in Bangkok, do visit their store - lovely ambience for an afternoon iced hot chocolate.

 By: NT931 : June 6th, 2020-09:30
I guarantee you'll leave with 10-11 bars of chocolate, as I did! I had a great chat there with Paniti, the male half of the couple... about cocoa, chocolate and watches. Best wishes!

Dear NT931, a great JLC and Kad Kokoa combo :)

 By: S F : June 6th, 2020-09:31
Very elegant Reverso with good vintage vibe.

Watches and Chocolate ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:53
Great combination 😉

This one always makes me smile

 By: Iceman : June 6th, 2020-06:57
1680 in 18k ...  

Wow Iceman!! I surely would smile too with such a beauty! You see... I still am recovering from the view of your BC Sub of last week when you share this other Tropic dial gold 1680...

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-08:29
... today. That´s a marvelous watch with an insane dial! Your collection is sublime! (guess I said that before!) Keep enjoying and smiling with this beauty and have a nice week end! Abel

Thank Abel. Gold sub is not actually my thing.

 By: Iceman : June 6th, 2020-15:58
But this one was love at 1st sight.

Thank you [nt]

 By: Iceman : June 6th, 2020-15:58

What a dial!!!! [nt]

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2020-15:36

Top draw ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:31
That’s absolutely beautiful.

Wow, that is GORGEOUS! [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 7th, 2020-11:37

that looks incredible! [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : July 27th, 2020-02:15

You knew . . .

 By: Dr No : June 6th, 2020-12:35
. . . this was coming. 😉 "Say it loud - I'm black . . . . . . and proud." ;-) ...  

Ohh ! The Marine!! Beautiful example dear Art!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-19:09
And yes... I knew this were coming!! Lol!! Great Theme!! Hagwe my dear friend! Abel

Ooooomega !..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:16
That looks funky Art !

I be da DJ . . .

 By: Dr No : June 7th, 2020-16:20
. . . wid all da tunes . . . . . . ats mah finguhtips!

Feeling great...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 6th, 2020-15:39
Life’s what you make it ;-)) ...  

Thank you for your kind message...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-05:47
Hope you are having a great weekend.

I’m happy for you knowing you feel great my dear friend!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-19:12
These watches you share surely help to make it better! First shot and watch... Magnifique!! Hagwe my dear friend!! Abel

Thank you dear friend...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-05:50
The moon always shines on the righteous ;-))

Thank you S.F 🙏....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-05:51
You know the feeling !

Both look tasty 👍...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-05:52
Love that dial.

Evening blues

 By: time4fun : June 6th, 2020-17:25

No blues at evening but joy to have this watch on your wrist!

 By: Subexplorer : June 6th, 2020-19:16
Great shot of a coveted Rolex Time4fun! Cheers! Abel

Thank you very much

 By: time4fun : June 6th, 2020-20:08
You are very kind Be safe please

Definitely one of my favourite Rolex watches in recent times...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-05:55
Always very comfortable on the wrist.

Great theme and a fantastic watch choice 👌🏻

 By: KMII : June 6th, 2020-23:07
Let me see what I can add... The LUC Chrono One, which came as a present after our first child... The P15, for many reasons... The 1972, which for long was my grail... The SBGH035 - my grail GS... The wedding anniversary Habring2 Foudroyante... And last b...  

Dear KMII, I can feel the happiness behind each of your feel-good watches!

 By: S F : June 7th, 2020-00:00
Great shot of your VC and GS! The Raketa is BIG fun .

Happy to see that lineup 😮....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-05:59
Always impressive and I like the blue strap on your Grand Seiko 👍

Beautiful watches and fond memories and reasons behind make for these pieces which can bring happiness and a big smile when viewing or wearing them.

 By: Subexplorer : June 7th, 2020-07:34
Great shots and straps combo to boot! Thank you for sharing these pieces my dear friend! Keep feeling good and safe my friend! Cheers! Abel

Sharing some happy moments: my ingredients: sunset my favored watches...

 By: Ahoi : June 7th, 2020-03:09
The first pictures is my favored . The Fiddy with doomed glas is hard to beat. The 1080 as the closest Pam towards its vintage mother 6152/1 looks as well great with its tabacco dial and its simplified dial with not additional text. Just like the original...  

Super Nice [nt]

 By: RG1 : June 7th, 2020-04:18

You have a good formula for happy moment!

 By: S F : June 7th, 2020-05:25
Super shots of your PAMs, dear Ahoi!

Great wrist shots 👍....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 7th, 2020-06:03
I especially like the last one.