Wrist Scan Personal Best is live! . . .

Sep 15, 2023,08:05 AM

. . . let's share the best photos we've ever taken of our watches, with a limit of two wrist shots and two posed off your wrist.  Our Photography Forum Casey H will be judging both the Wrist Shot and Static Photo categories on Sunday.

Let the Games begin!

My four:

On your mark, get set, go!  

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A bit of MB&F Magic

 By: enjoythemusic : September 15th, 2023-08:45

Cool beans! . . .

 By: Dr No : September 15th, 2023-08:49
. . . you can share two static photos as well. Thanks, Art

A most humble thanks. Hmm, two more and being static...

 By: enjoythemusic : September 15th, 2023-09:58
Imho the best static is someone truly made for the task. Sherman is (literally) in a Class of his own ...  

Sherman is a cheeky one…

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:21
But almost always there for the win πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

My four:)

 By: jml_watches : September 15th, 2023-22:59
I had to resist the urge to post pure Urushi shots - it both challenging & wonderful to photograph, I've added some other options as trying to refrain from the obvious. Cheers JML ...  

Wow 🀩

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:22
That JLC Complete Calendar shot is mind bogglingly good πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Thanks :)

 By: jml_watches : September 16th, 2023-20:12

Ok, I’ll play

 By: @wewannaporsche : September 15th, 2023-10:44

Thanks! That was at Cape Cod

 By: @wewannaporsche : September 16th, 2023-19:41
They had a cool looking lobster sculpture in Plymouth. Had to take a wrist shot!

Thank you!

 By: @wewannaporsche : September 16th, 2023-19:33

Some of mine

 By: brauner : September 15th, 2023-13:29
RM 028 RM 028 ZRC Grands Fonds Zenith Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback ...  

Not only great watch shots…

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:24
But tasty seafood to go with them πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Really like the crown shot!

 By: Timeout : September 16th, 2023-22:58

Hmmhh.. Let me see how to play..

 By: hs111 : September 15th, 2023-14:27
πŸ˜‰ Breguet 3773 - I love the fine GuillochΓ¨ on this Triple Calendar A cool shot on a hot day - JLC DSA-EU LC 3072 - A Child of the 70ies: curves, curves, curves.. My oldest β€žgood watchβ€œ: Rolex Date 16000 ...  

Great shots as usual dear friend HS!! The Breguet awesome dial is shown in all its glory in your first close up. And the DSA EU is a "cool" shot literally! Lol!

 By: Subexplorer : September 16th, 2023-14:48
Then your Le Coultre Alarm is truly representative of the 70' s style with its charming pebble shape. I specially like your lovely Rolex Date (an early one I feel) with the Bokeh effect flower in background making a great shot of this charming watch. Well... 

My big pleasure to view and comment even if I knew and remembered some of these shots specially the LC one and the Rolex Date.

 By: Subexplorer : September 16th, 2023-15:10
The Date shot is a winner. I find the Bokeh effect rightfully done to make it a very special picture. Have a great weekend dear HS! Best cordial regards, Abel

That DSA shot…

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:25
Is one of my all time favorites of yours πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Really like the capture of the dial in the Breguet!

 By: Timeout : September 16th, 2023-22:59
Lots of detail and depth to the shot.

Breguet 3773 ….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-16:05
Hello dear hs. The shot of your Breguet 3773 is excellent. Well played dear friend ! Best regards Captain

Thx for your kind looking & the nice comment !

 By: hs111 : September 17th, 2023-16:26

My pleasure !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-16:38

Dear Art, a few which I quite like..

 By: S F : September 15th, 2023-14:29
2 GMTM gilt ...  

Had the same experience in New Zealand while on a walk thru the countryside . . .

 By: Dr No : September 17th, 2023-16:13
. . . and wish I'd taken a photo of the Kiwi cows following my every motion with intense scrutiny.

Love that third shot! πŸ‘

 By: KCLQMULKU : September 16th, 2023-20:41

Thks my friend!!

 By: S F : September 17th, 2023-09:17

Typically I delete watch pics after I've posted them because otherwise my phone would be full of nothing but watch pics!

 By: Gregineugene : September 15th, 2023-16:48
But here are a few that I can't seem to get rid of... ...  

Appreciate your joining in, Greg, but three are wrist shots. Can you share one more static . . .

 By: Dr No : September 15th, 2023-16:53
. . . and advise me which wrist shot should be removed? 'Statics' are photos not posed on a wrist. I can handle the editing. Thanks, Art


 By: Gregineugene : September 15th, 2023-16:57
I thought the Croton with beer was static but I see I was wrong. I think I can still edit but if not thats the one to delete. I'll re-do it now

Extra wrist shot deleted . . .

 By: Dr No : September 15th, 2023-17:25
. . . per your request. Thanks, Greg!


 By: Gregineugene : September 15th, 2023-20:24
Hopefully it wasn't the one the judges would have liked the best...

Some real classic beauties you post here!

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:26
Can definitely understand, why these stayed πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

Hi Art - interesting theme for this week and I like the limit on shots which makes for more thought at our end!

 By: Timeout : September 15th, 2023-18:07
Here’s my first wrist shot. Black and white shot for a black and white watch. Second wrist shot of my Moser Endeavour Dual Time Tourbillon. First static is a macro dial shot of my DB 25 Starry Varius GMT. And my final entry is another dial macro - this ti...  

Casey has judged 'Personal Best' a few times in the past . . .

 By: Dr No : September 15th, 2023-18:30
. . . but this time I felt it would be fairer for all participants to limit their submissions. Not to mention easing Casey's burden of going thru reams of photos . . .

Splendid shots !.. Specifically like your Moser &..

 By: hs111 : September 16th, 2023-08:01
.. the DB25 shot !! The latter being my fav of your Foursome !! HAGWE & Best ! 😊😊

Many thank HS.

 By: Timeout : September 16th, 2023-22:55
The. DB has a lot of depth to the dial which adds to the shot for sure.

Many thanks!

 By: Timeout : September 16th, 2023-22:56

The DB macro is truly epic!

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:27
Great detail, superbly captured πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Thanks - glad you liked it!

 By: Timeout : September 16th, 2023-22:57

Hello Art, great theme and format.

 By: KURT_DAVID : September 15th, 2023-19:00
Here’s four of my favourites so far… 🍻 ...  

Great pictures but especially love the last two!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 15th, 2023-19:46

Thank you ChronometerπŸ™πŸ»

 By: KURT_DAVID : September 16th, 2023-06:56

Ha! πŸ˜€

 By: KURT_DAVID : September 17th, 2023-06:21
I made it back to shore okπŸ˜‰


 By: KURT_DAVID : September 17th, 2023-06:22
Thank youπŸ™πŸ»and thanks for looking.

Very nice Dr No!

 By: Aquaracer1 : September 15th, 2023-19:09
And same to all the other Purists! I am an amateur, but will play for fun . Have a great weekend friends! ...  

I apologize

 By: Aquaracer1 : September 15th, 2023-19:30
I just re-read the instructions and realized it should be limited to 4 photos only. Please feel free to delete as needed. Thanks!

Which photos would you like to have removed? . . .

 By: Dr No : September 15th, 2023-21:43
. . . thanks in advance, Art

1,5, 8 and 9

 By: Aquaracer1 : September 15th, 2023-23:23
Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you!

That would leave five, one more than allowed. Are you sure 1, 5, 8, and 9 . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-20:51
. . . are the photos that should be deleted, or are those the four you wanted to remain? Personally fond of #9, btw.

Some of my favourite

 By: Miranda : September 15th, 2023-19:49

All your shots are just wow!

 By: KCLQMULKU : September 16th, 2023-20:44

Love the GMT shot!

 By: Timeout : September 16th, 2023-23:02

Some shots

 By: hora12reborn : September 15th, 2023-20:35

Two of your wrist shots should be deleted. Which . . .

 By: Dr No : September 15th, 2023-21:45
. . . two? I'll edit them out. Thanks, Art

Thanks much . . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-20:58
. . . for the deletions. πŸ™‚


 By: hora12reborn : September 17th, 2023-01:57


 By: hora12reborn : September 17th, 2023-01:59

Here we go…

 By: KMII : September 15th, 2023-21:49
Without access to the full archive these might not be the all time best but they’re a start πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» ...  

Thanks, K! . . .

 By: Dr No : September 15th, 2023-21:52
. . . boy, does Casey have his work cut out for him or what? ;-) . . .

I might not be a contender…

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-09:50
But it’s the Olympic thought that counts πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

The Pythagore is my favorite

 By: brauner : September 17th, 2023-14:34

Hello dear KMII …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-16:07
Cool shots of your watch and strap combos. I love the shot of your Minerva πŸ‘

πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰ yea they are! Cheers

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 16th, 2023-20:22

I'm truly sorry, C, but session limits have to be adhered to. Which photos . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:03
. . . should be deleted? Two statics and two wrist shots total, please. Empathetically, Art

Thanks, C! . . .

 By: Dr No : September 17th, 2023-01:02
. . . usually, our motto is 'the more the merrier', just not this week ;-) . . .

No problem my friend! Enjoy your weekend

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 17th, 2023-10:50

How the hell did you know . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-02:32
. . . that I’m in a pool hall right at this very moment?! πŸ˜‚ ...  

Pretty safe bet...right?

 By: Gregineugene : September 16th, 2023-02:34

Here are my recent 2 static and 2 wrist

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 15th, 2023-23:00
Maybe not the best here, but trying to get the best has led to some funny situations! ...  

If only we had a category . . .

 By: Dr No : September 17th, 2023-00:59
. . . for 'Most Humorous'.

I only have one that I love …

 By: jrbar-on : September 16th, 2023-02:47
and it isn’t the watch. An old photo as we no longer have Nova due to bone cancer but she was a sweetheart (and watch liver of course). Cheers, Jonathan ...  

I'll bet Nova was wondering what was going on . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:08
. . . at that very moment.

Posting four here because, ummmm...

 By: pplater : September 16th, 2023-05:22
...that's what you asked, and because 'no net, no fair tennis', right? Cheers, pplater. ...  

Cannot pick between the BeBa and the KV πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:33
Four superb pieces and shots πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

Paris had a similar problem...

 By: pplater : September 17th, 2023-05:17
(Painting by Botticelli, image by Wikipaedia) Your dilemma, of course, is made a little easier by the fact that they share a common movement. Cheers, pplater. ...  

Thanks for 'getting it', pplater. Most have, thankfully, . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:18
. . . and frankly, the limit is at least as much for Casey's benefit as for leveling the playing field. It's quite a task he's taken on, judging both categories. Art PS - played snooker last night for the first time since '69, and yes, Bob is making a cue... 

If history is anything to go by...

 By: pplater : September 17th, 2023-05:20
...Bob will nail it! Enjoy the wait - and your re-immersion into the gentleman's ball-game. Cheers, pplater.

Bob trimmed a purpleheart shaft down to 11 mm at the tip . . .

 By: Dr No : September 18th, 2023-18:41
. . . and will aim for the same diameter in maple. Pool cue shafts are typically 12.75 mm +/- .25 mm, snooker cues are between 9 and 10.5 mm. The reason he can't go any narrower than 11 mm is the ferrule materials he has on hand to work with aren't up to ... 

I am normally to impatient to take time for a proper pic .

 By: Watchonthewrists : September 16th, 2023-07:02
HAGWE ...  

Two of your wrist shots have to be surrendered, Watchonthewrists . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:23
. . . but the good news is that you can submit another static. Please let me know which two should be removed, and post another static (assuming that's your desire) as a reply to this post. I'll edit your entry to include an extra static. Thanks, Art

Sorry πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

 By: Watchonthewrists : September 17th, 2023-11:52
Just remove the second and last pic πŸ˜‰

I doubt any of my pictures are any good, but I know which ones I like!

 By: NT931 : September 16th, 2023-11:23
Just one submission, since we are only allowed 2 watches for static. A pair of indies in steel with salmon guilloche, with 2 different complications. A pair I am rather fond of! ...  

The limit is two static and two wrist shots . . .

 By: Dr No : September 17th, 2023-02:41
. . . but there can be any number of watches per photo, N. Feel free to submit one more static and two wrist shots. Getting more than one wrist in a wrist shot is difficult, but that's another matter altogether.

Nice Genta.

 By: brauner : September 17th, 2023-04:29

Hello dear Art! Thank you so much for hosting this weekend.

 By: Subexplorer : September 16th, 2023-14:07
A nice theme and let me play with four of my personal favorite shots to answer it: Two statics: That day I was wearing my Kermit Sub and watched one of my grandchildren playing in our backyard with this charming frog toy and I imagined it falling in love ...  

Hello, my dear friend Abel !.. You share a very nice Foursome here !.. Actually sometimes it just takes 1 or 2 decent shots to highlight our favourites plus β€žwhen & whyβ€œ..

 By: hs111 : September 16th, 2023-14:45
😊😊 All four of your pics stress a special point and are well taken: If I may, Iβ€˜ll pick the very first with that magnificent frog with the green Kermit Rolex, all like taken from a Disney movie with delicate lights in that pic !.. – My other fav, no hesit... 

Hello dear friend HS! Thank you so much for your always so kind viewing and commenting of my shots. I appreciate them so much.

 By: Subexplorer : September 16th, 2023-15:03
The Kermit shot is a big favorite of mine because though not perfect I find it funny and amusing and reminds me the surprise looks of my grandchild when I asked him borrowing it and then shooting it with my watch. Probably he thought he had a bit mad gran... 

The Doxa makes an appearance again πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€Ώ

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:35
But you post four great ones Abel! Love the Kermit story, too 🐸

Ha ha ha!! Yes my dear friend KM. I have shown this shot before not so long ago. ItΒ΄s one of my favorite shots together with some other "splash shots" made with Panerai and Seiko divers in the past.

 By: Subexplorer : September 17th, 2023-16:55
I appreciate so much your kind compliments on my shot choices and IΒ΄m happy you love the little story behind the jKermit shot which always brings a smile and fond memories to me. Have a nice day my dear friend. Abel

Excellent shots Abel …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-16:38
Difficult to choose between them. I always smile when I see the Kermit Sub shot, absolutely charming. Your Doxa splash wrist shot is a β€œfeel good” photo. Best regards Captain

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my shots dear Captain. IΒ΄m happy my Kermit shot brings you a smile. It happens to me too as I remember the backstage of that shot.

 By: Subexplorer : September 17th, 2023-16:46
Agree with your comments about the Doxa shot. I was lucky to get it after several tries. And reminds me of a relaxed day by the pool. Best cordial regards, Abel

The Panerai shot …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-18:14
Nicely composed dear friend.

Had a great night Friday playing snooker for the first time in over fifty years, Abel, . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:26
. . . and hoping to keep it up on a weekly basis. Staying home today to keep on top of the WS thread, not to mention getting a few hours of practice on my pool table. Warmest, Art

Wow! ThatΒ΄s really wonderful to play snooker for first time in 50 years! What an experience must be considering your expertise with pool. Looks like you enjoyed so much as you are planning...

 By: Subexplorer : September 17th, 2023-16:50
... to keep doing it in a weekly basis. Double pleasure: snook and pool!! Keeping at home after WS event and some pool practice looks like a nice and relaxed plan for a Sunday. Enjoy so much! A big hug for you my dear friend. Abel

Ok… here’s what I’m going with.

 By: RabidManatee : September 16th, 2023-15:05
Wrist shot #1 (I like the water droplet cyclops). Wrist shot #2 (I just like the watch, strap and beat up jeans together). Don’t have a lot of static shots but I like this combo. Cheers all! ...  

Photo 2 and 4

 By: KURT_DAVID : September 16th, 2023-19:21

Thanks! :-)

 By: InDebtButOnTime : September 16th, 2023-22:28

That is a lovely shot

 By: Drek : September 17th, 2023-11:02
of your Fifty Fathoms, with the blue and the reflection πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

That Flightmaster shot is simply magical, Art!

 By: KMII : September 16th, 2023-19:20
Somehow imbued with so much positive emotion πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Glad you like it, K! . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:30
. . . it's Casey's call to make, of course ;-) . . .

Fun theme thanks for hosting Art

 By: Drek : September 16th, 2023-20:43
Here are some on my favourite shots I hope you enjoy. Sub doing what it does best, taken on a swim in Øresund. The Black Bay 58 Silver in the afternoon winter sun, I just love how the light enhances the colours of the watch For this still I think the watc...  

I hope you noticed the tiny green bug . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:49
. . . by the minute hand. Nicely done!

Good spot Art. Nothing escapes your

 By: Drek : September 17th, 2023-08:11
Sharp eyes, yes the green critter was definitely on a photobomb mission here he is on one on the outtakes. ...  

Another great theme!

 By: KCLQMULKU : September 16th, 2023-20:53

Glad you're on board with 'Personal Best' . . .

 By: Dr No : September 16th, 2023-21:51
. . . which we haven't done in quite awhile. We really should have it as a theme more often . . .


 By: KCLQMULKU : September 16th, 2023-21:59
I admit to being rather lazy with taking timepiece photos, but if there were to be a regular theme... πŸ˜‰

Some of my recent favorites ...

 By: diracpoint : September 16th, 2023-23:21
HAGWE!! 🍻😊 Statics ... Wrist shots ... ...  

Four only !

 By: Wachnut : September 17th, 2023-06:47
Great theme Art ! Distilling down to a limited no is always tough , so I decided to use my quota of two wrist shots only to illustrate one of the great principles in life , viz the wonderful clarity that downing a great beer will bring πŸ‘‡πŸ˜› Before=All is bl...  

Would you like the two statics rotated 90ΒΊ? . . .

 By: Dr No : September 17th, 2023-08:47
. . . just say the word. And thanks for establishing the duration required to finish half a pint of Guinness: eleven minutes.

Haha πŸ˜‚ yes pls !

 By: Wachnut : September 17th, 2023-15:52
That would be great if they could be rotated . Thanks !

A small classic.

 By: kev09 : September 17th, 2023-10:20
Regards Kev. ...  

Best is in the eye of the beholder :-) …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-10:31
Hello dear Art and friends ! Inspired theme Art and my sincere thanks to Casey for agreeing to our honourable Judge this weekend. The vortex… Space, the final frontier … Panerai ice diver … Doxa splash ! … Best regards Captain ...  

Very nice & cool Foursome !.. My personal favs are the two last pics: the PAM North Pole GMT and the somewhat hilarious Doxa Splash !!

 By: hs111 : September 17th, 2023-11:08
Very well done, dear Captβ€˜n and have a good upcoming next week ! Cheers !! 😊😊

Thank you dear hs …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-15:51
The Doxa splash almost ended in disaster. The following wave was much larger πŸ˜‰

Thank you my friend πŸ™

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-15:49
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


 By: brauner : September 17th, 2023-18:45
Yes I did. Wish you a good week.

The aberrations in the "Space" shot make it my favorite!

 By: Gregineugene : September 17th, 2023-17:26
I'll be humming Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra" all day now!

Thank you for your kind message …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-18:30
Best regards Captain

Many thanks my friend 🍻

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-18:15

You are absolutely right dear Captain! "Best is in the eyes of the beholder". You bring some great choices from your shots collection (and watch collection let me add).

 By: Subexplorer : September 17th, 2023-20:33
I didnΒ΄t remember viewing "The Vortex" before. ThatΒ΄s an stunning shot: both the background and the superb timepiece you share. Then "The Space, final frontier" is a very striking image too. The Panerai and Doxa shots I remember well, as both were winners... 

Thank you Abel …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 17th, 2023-21:13
True praise coming from you my dear friend. Best regards Captain