WristScan - June 26th-28th - Starts Now !

Jun 26, 2020,05:23 AM

The theme for WristScan this weekend, starting on Friday 26th June is ...“Play It By The Book”

We all enjoy a good book and for WristScan this weekend we want to share photos of our watches accompanied by some of our favourite books. 
Show your watches and favourite books, telling us a little about why you have enjoyed it. 

Three categories of WristScan for you to enter if you wish and they are:

• Watch Of The Week 
• Best Wrist Shot 
• Best Static Shot 

The results will be announced at around 17:00 GMT on Sunday.

A helpful guide to WristScan can be found using this link:


Best wishes and enjoy the weekend 

Cpt Scarlet  - Your WristScan Host

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Stunning opening shot my dear Captain!! Nice to have you hosting this week end. You challenge us with a very interesting theme. Books make marvelous world around us...

 By: Subexplorer : June 26th, 2020-06:30
... which enlighten our lives with their contents taking our minds to new horizons, lands and thoughts and enrich our knowledge with information. No doubt internet offers many advantages nowadays but the pleasure of handling an object like a nicely bound ... 

Welcome to WristScan Abel ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-06:43
I completely concur with you about handling a nicely bound book and the pleasure and knowledge available. I always admire the authors of well researched books. Looking forward to seeing your photos. Kind regards The Captain

Thank you so much for your kind comments Captain!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 26th, 2020-16:19
With much pleasure will return later with a few sots!! Cheers! Abel

The pleasure of books and watches ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-06:38
I find great pleasure in both and there is a link between the two. Both are based on time and the time we have available to enjoy them. These are a few books and watches that have been pleasure to discover. Moon Dust The personal journey of one man who in...  

Thank you 🙏...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-06:59
Much appreciated.

Top titles and top watches and shots dear Captain!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 26th, 2020-16:21
Great watches matching themes of these books!! Hagwe! Abel

Great photos Captain!

 By: dkaleal : June 27th, 2020-05:03

Many thanks 🙏

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-08:10
Have a great weekend !

I've not only read Donohue's book . . .

 By: Dr No : June 27th, 2020-13:59
. . . it's in my library! He was my idol way back when. Saw him race a few times, and on the winner's podium once. I'm somewhere . . . . . . in this video, no doubt . . .

Wow .. that’s fabulous...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-14:14
He is one of my heroes and holds special memories for me. I will tell more sometime. The book is incredible and from a golden era that is sadly long gone.

What a great theme Captain...

 By: RG1 : June 26th, 2020-06:44
Have a great weekend ...  

Wow Led Zeppelin ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-07:03
One of the greatest bands and that’s a particularly beautiful Patek. What’s you favourite track ?

Thanks Captain

 By: RG1 : June 26th, 2020-07:10
Kashmir is one of my favourite track from Zep.

That’s a cool track ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-07:15
I also love Ramble On (played at high volume) 👍

Interesting, interesting ... a song about freedom

 By: COUNT DE MONET : June 28th, 2020-11:56
Not only freedom but the whish to change things and start again ...

Hey, you are a Zeppelin fan?

 By: COUNT DE MONET : June 28th, 2020-11:52
That is great taste in music, too. ...  

Incredible band 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-12:20

One of the best drummer, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist in rock history

 By: COUNT DE MONET : June 28th, 2020-12:27
All in an romantic, occult, mystical expression with great, great lyrics. I do not know of another complete package than this band.

Robert Plant ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-13:16
What a fantastic voice.

+1 [nt]

 By: RG1 : June 28th, 2020-18:01

Sorry for late reply 🙏

 By: RG1 : June 28th, 2020-18:00
Ah that album. Great piece. Boxset right?

Watch and letter from the same period1

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : June 26th, 2020-06:51
I have to many favourite books. But I love reading old letters ...  

Welcome to WristScan Hans ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-07:14
That’s a very stylish Omega Ranchero. Have you ad it for many years ? I completely understand your fascination for old letters as I have some interesting ones from the past. Thank you for joining us this weekend. Kind regards The Captain

mise en abime

 By: psfparis : June 26th, 2020-08:12
mainly works for french speakers ! you can freely translate it as "a man in a hury" ...  

The man in a hurry ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-09:32
About a busy Paris antiques dealer, I should get a copy .. I like your Seiko World Time. Thank you for joining us for WristScan and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. Kind regards The Captain

There's a black dial version on auction . . .

 By: Dr No : June 27th, 2020-14:02
. . . at this very moment. I'm thinking about it . . .

Let's see what I have...

 By: amanico : June 26th, 2020-08:08

Hello Nicolas...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-09:36
It’s good to see your photos and it would be interesting to find out about your books. Kind regards The Captain

Merci, mon ami. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 26th, 2020-14:26

Fabulous watches and interesting books! The best combination!

 By: Subexplorer : June 26th, 2020-19:29
Great shots and watches as usual dear Nicolas!! And that salmon dial... Hagwe! Abrazos! Abel

What a great idea!

 By: JLCman : June 26th, 2020-10:36
Best idea ever since the early days of WristScan. Well, more or less. Will be fun

Thank you ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-10:38
Hope your week went well and looking forward to seeing your photos and books. Kind regards The Captain

A couple of watches with references about them

 By: jml_watches : June 26th, 2020-12:09
Hi All Couple of watches on the relevant pages. Though current favourite book - one by Christopher Brookmyer - described as Tartan Noir. Quite Ugly one morning. It has the best opening sentence I've read and the pages that follow are wonderful. Though - n...  

Thanks for sharing this with us ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-12:23
Your JLC and Seiko look excellent with the books. Thank you for joining us for WristScan.

Bauhaus book it is

 By: @lberti : June 26th, 2020-12:32

Good shot ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-13:31
I was hoping that we would see some architectural books as well as novels. Your Yacht Master looks striking against the background. Thank you for joining in this weekend. Best regards The Captain

Thanks captain for the kind words.

 By: @lberti : June 26th, 2020-14:47
I have more architecture books and will post some from time to time with my watchss.

It would be interesting to see them ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 26th, 2020-15:24
Do you have a specific interest in architecture ?

Lovely, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 26th, 2020-14:32

Thank you, Nico

 By: @lberti : June 26th, 2020-14:48
I am bound to this piece. Got it from my lovely gf.

Here I play by the book my dear Captain!! ...

 By: Subexplorer : June 26th, 2020-19:05
... A well stocked library brings joy to our souls and hearts. My personal library has brought me much enjoyment through its most eclectic content. Literature and history books share place in the shelves with books related with my several passions and obs...  

Ha ha ha! Yes I do! I got it just a few months...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-09:07
... after it was announced a few years ago. Though I’m not fond of the little seconds sub dial in a divers watch it reproduces an original UN model of the 1960’s with same feature. I feel it is a very charming and gorgeous watch which reminds me a bit of ... 

Ahh yes. I knew this detail wouldn’t be of your taste but...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-15:28
... even this is made with much taste in this watch: the little loupe is round and inside the domed sapphire glass.

This post has thrown down the gauntlet ;-)) ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-02:14
Books and a Speedmaster Ref 2998 ! ... a special watch in the history of Omega and space exploration. I love all the watches and books that you have posted including the Bond book, Rolex Sub combination. We have two things in common, the Colonel Chis Hadf...  

Thank you my dear friend!! We share similar passions ...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-08:00
... similar obsessions... and same trouble with images posting turning sidewise by themselves! This begun happening to me a couples of months ago after years of posting but two weeks ago I discovered the cure!! It’s easy : when you use the photo posting o...  

You found a solution !..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-08:49
Thank you Abel 🙏

Yes! I hadn’t noticed that loading feature

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-09:12
Before! I was going to post this in a sepRate post to help other friend who are experimenting same problem. Please try it !! Cheers! Abel

That Bond book is awesome and great pair with the rollie...

 By: dkaleal : June 27th, 2020-05:08
And your Moonwatch is in incredible shape....jealous!!! Have never seen this UN... really like it..what size is it? Thanks for sharing... -D-

Hello D!! Thank you so much for your kind ...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-09:20
... comments about my watches. Please note that my gold Speedy is not the original 1969 model but the new Moonshine Limited edition of also 1014 examples launched past year to celebrate 50 years of Moon Landing. The UN watch was launched about three or fo...  

Authors and watch designers...

 By: jporos : June 26th, 2020-20:42
Ventura V-matic Master on a book about its designer, Hannes Wettstein: Seeking Archytypes ... Here is a photo of Hannes Wettstein wearing his V-matic. He was a DJ as well as a phenomenal product and furniture designer. The other book is A Scientific Autob...  

The Il Momento is an interesting watch to me...

 By: jporos : June 27th, 2020-06:16
I believe that it is the first watch that Alessi manufactured because Rossi was so enamoured with clocks and watches. Rossi designed it so the case pops off the movement, hiding the crown... The version that I have been desperately trying to find for year...  

Excellent post jporos...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-02:19
I like the photo of Hannes Wettstein wearing his V-matic. This is an interesting watch. Your Ventura V-matic Master on a book about its designer, Hannes Wettstein: Seeking Archytypes looks perfect for our WristScan theme. Well played ! Thank you for joini... 

Wettstein also designed watches for Nomos, Zed, Tumi...

 By: jporos : June 27th, 2020-06:21
as well as of course Ventura. Thanks Captain!

That’s an interesting fact ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-07:21
I didn’t know that. Thank you.

Great post and watches Jporos!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-09:26
Very interesting to know!! Thank you for sharing!! Hagwe! Abel

Thanks Abel! [nt]

 By: jporos : June 27th, 2020-09:27

Spellbinding, addictive and wonderful

 By: jlc.thomsen : June 26th, 2020-21:03
These were the headlines from the critics when the book came out. Pretty good match. Remains one of my favourite book of all times. Mysterious is another word that comes to mind easily when thinking about this book- and this 1959 Tudor. ...  

I really like this shot.

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 26th, 2020-21:56
The beat up table makes it. I enjoy the nice use of negative space. Well done.

Thank you Brandon! I just couldn’t get it right with a close up.

 By: jlc.thomsen : June 27th, 2020-00:31
And if someone wants to get closer to the watch they can just use their 2 fingers right? Have you read the book at all?

Not only the crown, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 27th, 2020-14:12
No message body

Hmmm I just don’t see it Nico.🙃

 By: jlc.thomsen : June 27th, 2020-17:04
I’ve been comparing with yours and another one. Let’s get educated! From a Chrono24 add Yours Mine ...  

This is the one from the Tudor website

 By: jlc.thomsen : June 27th, 2020-17:18

Fabulous! [nt]

 By: jlc.thomsen : June 27th, 2020-23:16

Excellent choice ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-02:26
To combine this book and your Tudor. I love the composition of your photo. Thank you for posting on WristScan this weekend. Kind regards The Captain

Thank you Captain! [nt]

 By: jlc.thomsen : June 27th, 2020-03:01

My pleasure and thank you...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-03:04
Enjoy the weekend.

There you go!

 By: Boris : June 26th, 2020-21:04
Wishing you all a nice weekend. ...  

Hello Boris and welcome to WristScan ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-02:35
Nice choice of photos with your Lange. Good to see you joining us this weekend. Kind regards The Captain

The Catcher in the Rye

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 26th, 2020-22:34
The first book assigned to me in High School was The Catcher in the Rye. Somehow I really identified with the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Fast forward almost 20 years and my wife let me talk her into naming our son with the same name. Below is Holden's...  

Your post is a joy to read ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-02:41
Great sentiment and excellent photos. I hope that you and your family have a great weekend and keep safe. Best wishes The Captain

Great book, story and family!

 By: dkaleal : June 27th, 2020-05:10
I still have a copy from College as we did a study on it! -D-

Great story, shots, watch and charming ...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-15:33
... and lovely family Brandon!! Looks like you had already instilled your passion for watches to your Family!! Thank you for sharing this post with us!! Hagwe! Abel

I am not one who can sit for hours with a book in hand....

 By: S F : June 27th, 2020-00:02
But I will if I need to research.... Or maybe when I run out of stupid things to say ...  

Straight to the point ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-02:46
Two photos that tell a story. I particularly like the second photo. Have a great weekend.

Thank you ☺️ [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-08:56

Now that’s one which should be easy for me...

 By: KMII : June 27th, 2020-00:26
If it wasn’t for two things - first of all in the meantime about half of my library is on Kindle, and secondly 98% of the physical one is in another country. Still, it’s the Olympic thought that counts... First two shots without a book but with Flight Int...  

Welcome KMII ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-02:53
Thank you for joining us this weekend. I also enjoyed Flight International, a great publication. Your watches are a really interesting selection. The Eterna-Matic looks excellent, especially on the red strap. Your Universal Geneva is very cool against the... 

Thanks a lot, Captain 🙏🏻

 By: KMII : June 27th, 2020-03:59
The good old days 🤷🏻‍♂️

The good old days ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-04:10
One day in the future they will return 🥂

Superb shots dear friend KM!! I specially like...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-15:35
... the IWC / Porsche design one. And always admire your taste to choose the straps for your watches!! Hagwe my dear friend!! Abel

Play it by the book

 By: Explorertwo : June 27th, 2020-03:33
I love to travel ... the old romantic way, by train, boat etc... despite the fact I barely have time with a young family and all. But in my twilight years I hope I manage to do a few trips. Hence this book, really one of the first guide books for the cont...  

Welcome to WristScan Explorertwo ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-04:08
Your post strikes a chord with me as I agree with you about travel in old romantic style, taking in the pleasure of watching the scenery pass by whilst enjoying a book and a Gin & Tonic ;-)). The GMT Master is the perfect travelling companion and Bond... 

Hello Explorertwo! Great shot ...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-15:43
... I share with you the taste for travels and specially in the romantic way as you describe. Your Guide Book reminds us of those charming times and ways of travel and of course a Rilex GMT is the ideal watch to have on the wrist for a traveller. Bond is ... 

Thanks for the comments

 By: Explorertwo : June 27th, 2020-19:26

My big pleasure Explorertwo! Thanks to you for sharing...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-20:53
... the book title! Hagwe! Abel

Great theme dear Captain,

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 27th, 2020-04:19
I am lucky that my Boss also loves this crazy hobby so i can put some books on the Salon table and on other places in the living room 😉 HAGWE 🤗 ...  

Hello and welcome ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-08:36
Thank you for your kind message about the theme. Your photos and books look excellent and I’m particularly taken with your Kudoke shot. Hope you and “The Boss” have a great weekend ;-)) Kind regards The Captain

Great theme! Books have always been a big part of my life...

 By: dkaleal : June 27th, 2020-04:58
Along with watches!! Here are some of my favorites along with my "collection"... -D- Favorite watch with all time favorite book... 2 great characters in Captain Call and Augustus Mcrae! A classic with a classic...yes the book is better than the movies!!! ...  

Hi dkaleal ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-08:44
Tremendous post from you ! You’ve got a great collection of books and your Omega watches look good in the photos. I particularly like the photo of your bookcase with the watches. As you are into Omega watches, do you have any books on space and the Astron... 

Here’s my little contribution Captain. My Oris diver and my favourite humorous writer.

 By: kev09 : June 27th, 2020-07:51
And here’s a couple of quotes from the great man... “Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the ...  

Hello Kev ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-08:52
I would think of a better reply but I’m still laughing about the second quote ;-)) ... “She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say "when". Thanks for joining us and posting an excellent photo. Kind regards The Captain ... 

Too good! [nt]

 By: amanico : June 27th, 2020-12:34

Merci. [nt]

 By: Bobbe : June 27th, 2020-12:59

Excellent… a Doxa 👍

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-08:24
Looks very good with the book in the background. Thank you for posting on WristScan.

Thank you. [nt]

 By: Bobbe : June 28th, 2020-13:38

Books, books, glorious books! I contribute

 By: timerider : June 27th, 2020-12:40
a photograph of a mountain in Canada that I adore. It has been climbed by another member of our group, who will recognize the drawing(yes, this is a drawing) by Glen Boles a Canadian artist, photographer, and mountain climber. The Dutch watch is by my Fri...  

Merci Sir. [nt]

 By: timerider : June 27th, 2020-13:03

Hi Tim ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-13:06
I’m sorry for the loss of your father. This must be a very difficult time for you and our community should be honoured to receive your post today. I spent much time in Canada and have many fond memories of the country and friends. Kind regards The Captain... 

Hello Tim! Wonderful post and thank you for your warm...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-15:50
... homage you are paying to your Dad with your words and Superb mountain drawing you share. I regret to read about your Dad passing and I wish you and your family my best regards in these hard times. Abel

So sad to hear that .

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 28th, 2020-06:58
I wish you and your family all the best with this great loss 😔

My . . .

 By: Dr No : June 27th, 2020-12:50
. . . secular Bible. One of my favorite chapters . . . . . . with a personally meaningful passage: You knew . . . . . . this was coming. ...  

Hi Art ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-12:57
That’s a fabulous book and that last photo is a killer shot ! I can feel my credit card melting ;-)) Thanks for joining this weekend it’s a pleasure to see your post. Best regards The Captain

Erich's tome won't melt a credit card, Captain! . . .

 By: Dr No : June 27th, 2020-13:38
. . . an Ω chronometer: maybe. ;-)

Thank you Sir. [nt]

 By: timerider : June 27th, 2020-14:06

Mamma mia, Art! [nt]

 By: amanico : June 27th, 2020-13:08

Wow dear Art!! That’s a fabulous post!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-15:57
And being part of the Omega Bible you show !! Wow again!! Superb watch you share in the book pages and here in this WS edition as well! A true jewel from our favorite brand. Hagwe my dear friend! Abel

I have never read this book

 By: brauner : June 27th, 2020-13:46
but I saw two film versions. The older French with Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider and a later Canadian (title "Intersection") with Richard Gere and Sharon Stone. It is about a man who is in trouble with choosing between two women. Like with watches. To...  

Thank you😎 [nt]

 By: brauner : June 27th, 2020-14:03

Hello Brauner!! I also viewed the movie version...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-16:01
... of yhis novel. The French one with Picolli and Schneider. I loved how it ended after the death of the man. Agree that watches are not as dangerous even if you have to face the hard decision to choose among these three beauties! Hagwe! Abel

Hi Brauner...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-04:02
Good post with your book and watches. Anything that includes Sharon Stone sounds interesting. I think you made a great decision on the watch. Thank you for joining us this weekend and I hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well. Kind regards... 

Great choice and amazing watches .

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 28th, 2020-07:00
Really like these Zeitmachines

My effort with the beloved L&H Georg

 By: Tim Jackson : June 27th, 2020-14:39
HAGWE All, Cheers, Tim ...  

Hi Tim ..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-14:45
It’s good to have you with us for WristScan this weekend. Your photo hits the spot perfectly ! I hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well. Best wishes The Captain

Thank you Capt.!

 By: Tim Jackson : June 27th, 2020-16:06
Great to be back, took a little trip to see my daughter down in Baja, MX See the Seiko forum for pics ;-) Cheers, Tim

My pleasure Tim 🙏 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 27th, 2020-16:08

Great choice for the theme of this week end Tim!!

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-16:05
I had chosen same book for one of my shots! A very interesting reading from our beloved horology genius. The L&H timepiece so classy and elegant!! Well played Tim!! Hagwe! Abel

Thanks Abel!

 By: Tim Jackson : June 27th, 2020-16:18
I really enjoyed reading this book a few years ago. Cheers, Tim

We def have a winner here imho

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 28th, 2020-07:01
Excellent choice, both watch and book . Well played my friend

Sadly, novels are not the case because of time limitation and I need to keep up with the journals

 By: aperna : June 27th, 2020-17:27
Hopefully that will change soon, I plan on being semi retired next year. Wonderful team captain! As always best regards, Tony ...  

Great shots dear Tony!! I can well understand...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-21:15
... that you have little time to devote to literature! These are hard times indeed. I also look forward to my retirement after all this madness is gone! Fortunately we can still enjoy our timepieces! Lovely those you share with us!! Stay safe my friend! B... 

Hi Tony and welcome to WristScan..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-02:15
The time limitations are unfortunately all part of modern life. I have a stock of books for when I get time to read them. Your photos and watches are beautiful. Thank you for joining us this weekend for WristScan. Best regards The Captain

Journal reading and pretty watches...

 By: Subexplorer : June 27th, 2020-21:22
...Viewing those pretty GMT’s will help with their charming presence to digest the information I guess! Cheers! Abel

I love the GMT ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-02:37

Strapless on Sunday

 By: Watcholic_id : June 28th, 2020-04:10

Killer shot! [nt]

 By: amanico : June 28th, 2020-04:11

Looks even better on WristScan ;-)) ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 28th, 2020-06:10
Perfect 👌 Thanks for joining in and I hope that you have a great weekend. Kind regards The Captain

Nice shots dear friend Giles! Travel watches and travel books make a wonderful combo indeed! Nice to have your participation.

 By: Subexplorer : June 28th, 2020-09:10
I see you have same trouble with pictures many of us have been suffering later. Please read my post previously in this same thread explaining our friend Captain Scarlet how I found the solution. It´s very easy and at hand but I have just discovered it a f...