WristScan - The Time Machine

Sep 06, 2019,04:34 AM
 

Hello friends, this weekend the WristScan theme will be “The Time Machine”... this was originally a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, about traveling forward or backward through time. 

Simply chose the watch or watches, that you would travel through time with and tell us about your time travel experience. 
Let’s get creative and have some fun !



I would like to share my experience with you...
In preparation for WristScan, I decided to spend the week in my garage knocking up my Time Machine from various leftover parts lying around and the wiring loom from some household appliances....
The result ...



After thinking about where to go I decided to go into the future as my Rolex AD promised me a new Rolex in “the future” so I set of in The Time Machine.
When I arrived I sensed that all was not well....



A little low on Sports Models... 



The Rolex Boutique staff had changed since my last visit...,
I was left with only one option, use The Doxa, also know as Doxa Who...



I asked about the the availability of a New Gold Daytona and that’s when things got a little rough....



But “The Doxa” saved the day....



Stay safe and have fun this weekend friends !
The Captain 

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OMG! is that time machine real? [nt]

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 6th, 2019-04:42
No message body

Yes but...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-04:49
My wife isn’t going to be happy when she finds out that none of our household appliances work ;-)

OMG! Good luck... [nt]

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 6th, 2019-05:06

And...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-05:49
Our electricity bill could be quite high 😮

Time capsules...

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-05:26
Among other things... Best, Nicolas ...  

You’ve chosen to travel back in time ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-05:54
Thanks for joining in 👌

LOL ! [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-07:04

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-08:41

That cream-dial Explorer 2

 
 By: NT931 : September 6th, 2019-07:01
Is bewitchingly delicious!

Thank you, my friend. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-07:03

I was going to say something similar.

 
 By: DruidPadj : September 7th, 2019-14:22
A cream cake, perhaps. Delicious. Lip-smacking. Mouth-watering. Tasty. Creamy. Cream of the crop. Creme de le creme. Creamumptious. Creamabulous. Creamtastic. Creamderbar. Creamation. Oops. No. Not that one. I do like that watch, though.

How about...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-14:40
Creamy dreamy ice creamy 🍦

It inspires you a lot! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 7th, 2019-15:37

Creamspiration!

 
 By: DruidPadj : September 7th, 2019-19:32
I like it!

Adopted. ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-01:59

Hi dear Nicolas! I see you made some arrangements in your charming Volvo to make it travel in time in the "Back tio the Future" style!

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 6th, 2019-08:22
And you got some interesting Time Capsules as a souvenir of your trip! Beautiful watches and shots as usual. The "creme dial" Explorer II always leaves me drooling in front of the monitor! Un abrazo y buen fin de semana amigo mio!! Abel.

Beautiful and awesome collection Nico.

 
 By: KamalRostov : September 6th, 2019-22:05
I’m green with envy 😍 Would love to add a vintage red Sub someday 🙏🏻

This is one of the natural themes for you, Nico 👌🏻

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:32
And the time travel with the P1800 - superb 👍🏻

Yes, indeed! Thanks, K. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-04:34

Time capsule it sounds to me

 
 By: Tyo : September 6th, 2019-06:24
...  

Great black and white photos ..

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-07:05
Thanks for joining us 👍

Stunning trio you have! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-10:52

That looks very enticing, Tyo!

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:33
Both a time capsule and timeless at the same time 😊

For my time travel excursion...

 
 By: kev09 : September 6th, 2019-06:35
...I have chosen to travel to the office of the Chief Designer at JLC in the early 1930s on the day that he received a letter from a British Indian Army Officer bemoaning the fact that whilst playing Polo, he and his brother officers were prone to damage ...  

Good story and photo Kev 👌 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-07:32

I love your travel, Kev. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-08:43

I'd travel back to Christmas 1942...

 
 By: NT931 : September 6th, 2019-06:58
When this Longines was new... The Longines archive is wonderful - it was able to tell me that this watch was delivered to Italy on 23 Dec 1942. Amazing folks at the Archive! ...  

Can you imagine who ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-07:35
Purchased that watch in the middle of WW2 !.. I bet it was sold in Rome. Thanks for posting it !

+1 👍 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-10:54

What a charming watch. [nt]

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2019-14:27

Thanks dear friends, indeed if the watch could speak...

 
 By: NT931 : September 8th, 2019-08:08
What stories it might tell!

Cpt..your travel sounds frantic.....

 
 By: S F : September 6th, 2019-07:07
Bringing the GO thru the wormhole..... ...  

Once upon a time in Switzerland...

 
 By: Izhik : September 6th, 2019-08:04
...  

In a different time and space...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-10:34
A beautiful Urban Jorgensen exists ! Great photos, thanks for joining in this weekend.

Hello my dear Captain!! You really surprised me with your Voyage through time adventure...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 6th, 2019-08:16
... and I´m very happy to know your home built machine worked so well to put you in the future and bring you back safely to our present time again. A thrilling experience it was indeed! Regretably your experience with Rolex AD in the future shows things w...  

July 69

 
 By: psfparis : September 6th, 2019-08:34
a 105.012 the real moonwatch & back in July 1969 indeed hagwe watch friends ...  

Great to see your Speedmaster !...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-10:45
It’s beautiful. How long have you had this one ?

It’s a great model 👌 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-02:06

Nice one, Pierre. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-11:54

Thank you dear Abel...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-10:43
It was quite a journey and as you know, when you need a real “Tool Watch” you reach for a Doxa !

Is that you, Abel??? ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-11:53

:))))) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-23:31

Hello dear Captain! I finally could make my old Time Machine work and its old batteries allowed me...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 6th, 2019-08:33
... to make two quick stops in the 1950s and 1960s and bring back a couple of time capsules as souvenirs. I was tempted to make some additional stops in other far years to view in person some historical events I had always dreamed to see in person but reg...  

Good heavens Abel !...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-10:51
Two fabulous watches. I absolutely love your Heuer and wish that I had one in my collection. The Omega Constellation is incredibly sharp, probably the best I have ever seen. Your collection always amazes me. Thank you and I hope that you have a great week... 

Thank you for your kind comments dear Captain! I'm glad you like them. The Omega was found in the stock of a watch shop which closed.

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 6th, 2019-17:01
It remained there unsold. Its minty with the local Customs Stamp still glued on its case back. A few very light scratches on its back probably from handling in a display at the shop. The Heuer doctor's chrono looks like his original owner wore it just a c... 

I see, I see... ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-23:34

:)) [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 7th, 2019-07:46

I have to agree 👌 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-16:37

🙏🙏🙏 [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 6th, 2019-17:08

You really need to make a business of renting out your time machine, Abel!

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:38
Fantastic watches and photos from your journey 👌🏻

Ha ha ha! Thank you so much my dear friend KM! That's a great idea! I guess I need to solve the batteries problem first...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 8th, 2019-06:36
... Or my customers will have some trouble to return to 2019! Thank you for your kind comments! Hagwe! Abel

What would time travel be without the

 
 By: KamalRostov : September 6th, 2019-09:57
Aquanaut Travel Time? Very useful for keeping track of home time whilst exploring the infinite, past or even future... Where in the timeline would I go? Back to the happy place in my childhood. Vivid memories of time spent with my dad... HAGWE everyone! ...  

Possibly the perfect travel companion...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-10:53
And great sentiment about your father. Thank you for sharing this with us 🥂

Thank you for your kind words Capt

 
 By: KamalRostov : September 6th, 2019-21:50
nt

Thank you Nico 🙂

 
 By: KamalRostov : September 6th, 2019-21:51
nt

Thank you Abel 🙏🏻

 
 By: KamalRostov : September 6th, 2019-22:01
My only regret is that both of us had not many of those ‘moments’ together. He was travelling the world due to his work commitments on most occasions. I grew up in boarding schools from an early age through college. The little time we had together are mos... 

My big pleasure Kamal. I can well understand you. But as you say : such is Life? I'm sure that in spite of your Dad and yours life full of travels you have ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 7th, 2019-07:28
... Many little times with him to remember and treasure. I'm an old man now and lost my Dad 19 years ago, but still miss him and would love to own a Time Machine to travel back in time and have a nice chat and give him a big hug. Regrettably this is just ... 

I would pick my first watch that started this crazy journey of mine for more then 30 years

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 6th, 2019-12:16
I would go back 30 years with the knowledge about watch collecting that i have now 😉 ...  

Wow ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-16:10
It’s great to see the watch that started this crazy passion 👍

But would the journey be so much fun...

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:40
With the knowledge of now? Always good to go through the journey as opposed to just getting to the destination 😊👍🏻

True my friend 🤗

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 8th, 2019-05:46
But would have made some better purchases back then so my grails would be out of reach now 😉

I know 😊 [nt]

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-05:47

Future Anterior courtesy of VH!

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 6th, 2019-12:44
It's a classic ;-) HAGWE all, Cheers, Tim ...  

H. G. Wells might have worn one ;-)

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 6th, 2019-12:59
My other option would be by another clever Frenchman, M. Silberstein....the longest held watch in my collection, from 1993! ...  

+1! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-13:01

That’s a modernist classic...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-16:21
I love it, thanks for posting 🥂

From day 1 seeing these in SF at a shop on Union Street in 1992, it was love!

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 7th, 2019-11:40
Come full circle and that shop turned out to be owned by the founder of TZ, Richard Paige, who was the first retailer on the west coast of the USA if not the whole of the US. I had lunch with him 2 days ago here in So. Cal. and we were reminiscing about t... 

Fully agree with you on that last few words my friend .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 7th, 2019-14:52
Its all about the great people we meet during our voyage through this ,,crazy,, hobby imo

I was going to write same words Tim! The Vianney Halter is an awesome watch which could be worn by George himself!

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 6th, 2019-17:28
The Silberstein an interesting option indeed! Cheers! Abel

Thanks Abel! [nt]

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 7th, 2019-11:41

My pleasure Tim! [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 8th, 2019-06:36

Well played my friend .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 6th, 2019-14:36
Such a stunner

Hi Tim ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-16:23
Superb, this is high up on my “want list” ! ... thanks for posting this weekend 🥂

It’s my pleasure 🥂 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-11:48

Perfect choice, Tim!

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:40
So fitting 👍🏻

Traveling back to Lake Geneva in 1914...

 
 By: FabR : September 6th, 2019-16:13
This beautiful rare handcraft watch was created for Patek's 175th anniversary in 2014, which, the story goes, occurred precisely 100 years after the picture represented in the dial was taken... It is now a postcard in Philippe Stern's office, the honorary...  

Hi Fab ! ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 6th, 2019-16:20
your traveling back in considerable style .. did you find some new old stock shoes !

If in any doubt...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-01:34
Go up half a size 😉

Great choice Fab! An exquisite watch! You may travel to 1914 and same place and take a photograph with same scene!

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 6th, 2019-17:34
This is a most beautiful watch to make company to your wonderful Bocadasse! Hagwe my friend! Abel

🙏🙏🙏👍 [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 8th, 2019-06:39

Great photo 👌 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-01:35

Amazing pics and watch .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 7th, 2019-14:55
Well played and i think we have a winner here

Wearing Ref 5235 to the year 1839 and back to present...

 
 By: terbaboom : September 6th, 2019-20:08
...will be interesting if we can see how different the brand and maybe the industry is like as a result enjoy your weekend, everyone! ...  

Thanks! not Stuttgart...

 
 By: terbaboom : September 7th, 2019-00:50
but Munich ...  

Superb brushed dial ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-01:36
No one does this better !

thanks! [nt]

 
 By: terbaboom : September 7th, 2019-18:12

Thank-You🙏 [nt]

 
 By: FabR : September 7th, 2019-18:26

My flux capacitor

 
 By: brauner : September 6th, 2019-22:33
Takes me back and forth ...  

Intriguing! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 6th, 2019-23:46

Great close up !...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-01:37
Are you going back or forward in time ?

Travel through time [nt]

 
 By: brauner : September 7th, 2019-09:04

Nothing matches a little Divine intervention...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-10:32
Great photo 👍

A very Catalea entry...

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:43
Different yet so intriguing 👌🏻

That’s very cool Bob ..

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-14:46
Excellent work, thanks for making the effort to do this and join in the spirit of WristScan.

Well played! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 7th, 2019-15:31

These three might fir the bill

 
 By: watch-guy.com : September 7th, 2019-15:45
beautiful old ROLEX Breitling in stunning NOS condition time in the title ...  

That’s a good lineup 👍...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2019-15:48
Thanks for joining us this weekend.

Pondered the theme for quite a while until . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 7th, 2019-18:12
. . . the answer hit like a ton of bricks. Set the time machine back to the day in October '85 when I had a chance encounter with this gentleman . . . [Leo E Anderson, holding the box] . . . at the Original Pantry café in downtown Los Angeles. The watch o...  

That is a beauty,Art

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2019-23:08
Pardon my ignorance. Who was this gentleman?

I'm unable to add links at the moment, Christian, but if you enter . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 8th, 2019-07:34
. . . 'Original Pantry' in the search engine, you will come up with my initial post six years ago on the Piaget forum, as well as Damjan's thread covering a podcast created by Chase [log-in: horology411] a few years back. Happy Sunday, Art

Thank you so much, Art

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-10:33
What a fantastic tale. It sends shivers down my spine. It was destined for you. Happy Sunday to you also, dear friend. Warm regards Christian

That’s a great moment Art...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-02:17
I remember the story and it still resonates with me. Thank you for reminding us and posting the photos. I hope that you are having a great weekend.

I didn’t have a time machine like the Captain

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2019-23:04
but this one does make me feel like traveling in time. The condition is like new. ...  

Yes, my friend.

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-05:00
We never get tired of this watch 😉😄

Gold or steel ? [nt]

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-06:24

with this condition .. you don’t need a time machine!

 
 By: Seeks : September 8th, 2019-01:44
the watch has traveling through time to land on your wrist 👍😄 Best regards

Exactly, Seeks.

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-05:02
I love to play with it and when I do, that is exactly the experience 😄 🙏

Beautiful JLC, Christian 👌...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-03:43
You must be very proud to own this piece in your collection.

Yes, Capt

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-05:04
I am. I cherish this watch. I couldn’t imagine to sell it. 😊

Thank you for your kind words, dear friend

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-05:04
Hope you are doing well.

As they say...

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-05:49
Even that will pass 😉 Not the easiest of times but working on it 👍🏻 Have a great weekend!

Superb photos and watches dear Captain ! If I had a TARDIS time machine...

 
 By: Seeks : September 8th, 2019-01:49
I would go back and tell my collector friends to consider this Speedy. 😅 Best regards and HAGWE all! ...  

oh yes! :) [nt]

 
 By: Seeks : September 8th, 2019-02:06

What I had in mind. My favorite Speedie.

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-02:38
...  

Ouch ! [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-03:40

Yes, sadly... [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-03:43

I have the same problem...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-03:44
With the ones that get away 😮

Is something wrong with my memory ???

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-06:27
I have an idea that when the re-edits came out you could find one very very cheap? Now I think they are pretty pricey?

I think your memory is perfect...

 
 By: Seeks : September 8th, 2019-06:41
The tribute was released and it was not as pricey as now. the increase came around the same time with the increase of other omega models and other steel models... best regards

Correct. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-08:20

An AD that I know...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-08:46
Had one in stock for months 😢

That is the way I remember it also. Slow moving stock without much interest.

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2019-10:10
Something to be bought with a nice big discount.

Yes but... I missed it ! [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-10:15

oh yes ! [nt]

 
 By: Seeks : September 8th, 2019-06:41

Ha ha ha!!👍👍 [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 8th, 2019-07:43

Clearly. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-08:00

😂😂😂👍👍 [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 8th, 2019-10:57

Definitely the prototype 👌 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-03:40

Yes, a dream. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-03:44

Sadly, yes 🤔 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-03:45

Snoopy in the Tardis !.....

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-02:12
Simply fabulous my friend your entry for this weekend is a winner for me. Thanks for making the effort to join in with my theme. Have a great weekend.

it’s my pleasure capt! and had fun snapping a few pics

 
 By: Seeks : September 8th, 2019-02:17
many thanks and HAGWE!

That’s the whole point of WristScan....

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-02:19
Fun, fun, fun 🥂

You remind me of another year I would like to travel back to, Seeks...

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:46
Namely to the day the Snoopy was launched, so I could place an order in time 😉

A big pleasure Seeks! [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : September 8th, 2019-07:42

Time set to fit in th 60-70s!

 
 By: Tegis : September 8th, 2019-02:09
...  

Great composition. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 8th, 2019-02:09

Very creative Tegis...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-02:14
You posted a great photo. Thank you and have a great weekend.

Your time machine story is epic 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:31
Here my humble contribution. I was searching for two days for a Campari world time poster from the 1920s, which would have fit perfectly but alas it was not to be. So here some ideas. In some ways I regret having been born past the prime of some places, o...  

That it is...

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-04:49
At least uncommon 😉 Thanks Nico!

Moments in time and watches ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-04:40
go together and evoke memories and passion for our sport. I love the Paris & Vacheron link and my old favourite the Doxa. Thanks for joining us KMII 🥂

My pleasure..,

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-05:04
Enjoyment is my mission 😉

These are fantastic pictures from your time capsule

 
 By: Seeks : September 8th, 2019-07:05
Love the VC Uber coolness !

Good taste Seeks 👌 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 8th, 2019-08:19

Thanks a lot Seeks! [nt]

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-14:22

Tito had Patek??...hahaha...true sozialism....

 
 By: Izhik : September 8th, 2019-09:03
great photos from the past, liked the Beirut impressions from the happy days.... great watches...also...as usual...👍

Not only one...

 
 By: KMII : September 8th, 2019-14:23
He actually gave quite some away as presents to people who he considered friends 😉