WristScan: "Your most beautiful watch under 10 k." is live now till 31.07.

Jul 29, 2022,15:00 PM

Dear friends, 

Our hobby and passion doesn't have to break the bank, if you want to own a beautiful and well made watch. 

In order to prove, this weekend's round is all about desirable, beautiful watches for under 10.000.

I am sure we will see some great vintage watches as well as essily overlooked moden beauties. 

My most beautiful is the Omega 1894 on the poster: a stunning rose gold watch for very small money! 

We are looking for the most beautiful watch in the category:
- best wrist shot 
- best static shot 
- best watch of the week. 

 If anybody wants to judge one of the categories, send me a pm please! 

So let the contest beginn! 



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Good challenge ! โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 29th, 2022-15:53
Hello dear Moritz, This certainly an interesting challenge for usโ€ฆ..Hasta la vista !

Iโ€™ll try this week

 By: Cookies : July 29th, 2022-15:56
An old Omega Seamaster 200 professional. Quartz calibre used to be a thermocompensated movement I believe, but it was stolen while my late-father tried to get the battery changed. Now, Omega could only replace it with a non-thermocompensated movement, whi...  

Nice first entry to the competition, dear Cookies.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 29th, 2022-16:01
I am also not sure wether this is a Genta design, but it is certainly close to it. Nicely worn Omega here!

Interesting story Cookies โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 29th, 2022-16:32
and a very personal watch.

Used to be affordable, not so much anymore.

 By: mikephuvie : July 29th, 2022-16:09
My Tank Normale, simple in every way. ...  

A Tank under 10 k nowadays ... a daydream ๐Ÿ˜€

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 29th, 2022-16:22
You did very well and got yourself a golden Tank even. It has got a very nice size, too. Well played, dear mikephuvie.

And the Tank Normale is so cool !!

 By: Geo : July 29th, 2022-16:27
and for such a long time not re-released. GEO

Beautiful Cartier ! โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 29th, 2022-16:31
and a nice wrist shot.

And itโ€™s associated box

 By: mikephuvie : July 29th, 2022-16:42
All torn up. ...  

The Louis Vuitton Time Zone still qualifies

 By: Geo : July 29th, 2022-16:26
The fact that it looks so different from the well-known World Timers, and is so easy to read, attracted me a lot. GEO ...  

Aaaaahh ... I remember this cool, cool WT ๐Ÿ‘

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 29th, 2022-16:31
Unbelieveable that this was under 10 k. Lookibg back, I start to regret not having bought one ๐Ÿ˜€! A very smart catch, dear GEO.

The hand painted version looks amazing

 By: Geo : July 29th, 2022-17:50
but the reading of the high-end version is completely different. GEO

Thanks so much!

 By: Geo : July 30th, 2022-05:55

I always liked this one from LV โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 29th, 2022-22:17
The design really works well.

Love the theme, CDMโค๏ธ

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 29th, 2022-19:29
Of the watches in my collection Iโ€™d say Iโ€™m crushing on this one the hardest as the most beautiful. Thanks and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Brandon ...  

A masculine beauty: very fit for a Viking!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 29th, 2022-20:01
Amazing how much craftmenship one can get under 10 k. Fascinating colours and pattern pn the dial, dear Brandon.

Good wrist shot Brandon ! โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 29th, 2022-22:19
I love the dial in this one.

Great Theme dear Count!! I absolutely agree with you. I have said manytimes that I feel it is not necessary to spend big Bucks or brake our piggy bank to own a pretty watch...

 By: Subexplorer : July 29th, 2022-20:14
... which makes us smile every time we strap it to our wrists. You share a superb Omega to open the thread. I will return later with a picture or pictures to answer your challenge! Have a nice weekend hosting my dear friend. Cheers! Abel

Good evening, dear Abel!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 29th, 2022-21:16
Happy to hear, you like the theme. Yes, we don"t have to spend big money in order to own a fascinating watch, and it is good that the manufacturers can cover such a broad offering, for anyone. Lookkng forward to seeing your entries soon.

My big pleasure dear Count! Itโ€™s true !

 By: Subexplorer : July 29th, 2022-23:11
I will return later with my shots! Cheers! Abel

You knew . . .

 By: Dr No : July 29th, 2022-20:16
. . . this was coming. ...  

LOL ๐Ÿคฃ Yes, dear Art!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 29th, 2022-20:55
That Japan version, it takes the 1894 to a higher level. It is a watch, I would love to own too and additionally to mine! I still looks and feels way more expensive than it was.

Nothing like blue enamel . . .

 By: Dr No : July 29th, 2022-23:55
. . . highlighted by rose gold to make me weak in the knees. ๐Ÿ˜Œ ...  

Lovely watch dear Art!! Another marvel from our beloved brand!

 By: Subexplorer : July 30th, 2022-13:08
Have a nice and relaxed weekend dear friend! Cheers. Abel

Looking good Art ! โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 29th, 2022-22:21
Superb Omega that has so far eluded me.

Here's another pic . . .

 By: Dr No : July 29th, 2022-23:52
. . . with rather more background . . . . . . for your viewing pleasure, Cap. ...  

Smoking hot buddy!

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 30th, 2022-01:57

Epic sunset !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 30th, 2022-08:25

This shot makes me feel weak in my knees my friend!!

 By: Subexplorer : July 30th, 2022-13:25
Superb shot of this Omega beauty dear Art! Hagwe!! Abel

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. This one makes me weak โ€ฆ

 By: Subexplorer : July 30th, 2022-18:36
โ€ฆ At knees and ankles!! Lol!!

You are confusing me for . . .

 By: Dr No : July 31st, 2022-15:40
. . . Bond. That crazy bitch made him weak in the knees. ...  

Wow,that's a beauty....didn't know you had it.

 By: halkcb : July 30th, 2022-01:22
What's the case size?looks comfortable on your wrist.

Joining in with an affordable Blancpain

 By: j.jota : July 29th, 2022-22:34
ref. 7002... had a very reasonable MSRP and still can found for well under $10k ...  

Interesting design: Breguet numerals and sword hands, dear j.jota.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-09:00
Is it in gold or steel?

Good choice ๐Ÿ‘

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:28

Go vintage

 By: jml_watches : July 29th, 2022-22:57
Lots of fabulous watches if you go vintage, that definitely won't break the bank. Strangely enough, you could also say go for a matic, as all of these have matic in the name. Cheers JML ...  

Now we are rolling!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-09:04
Indeed, vintage Land is wonder land if you are after great watches under 10 k, dwar JML. That JLC Future Matic is simply ๐Ÿ‘

Thanks ๐Ÿ‘

 By: jml_watches : July 30th, 2022-11:11
Only challenge sometimes is getting things serviced. Cheers JML

Good point JML โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:30
With care you can find a lot of pleasure in the vintage world under 10k

Pilots watch

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : July 30th, 2022-00:18
Great theme Here one of my favourite BR and hager Hans ...  

Very smart entries, dear jans_jorgen!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-09:07
These are two good examples of pilots, that over very good value for money. Well played.

Thankyou Count de Monet :-)

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : July 30th, 2022-17:06

Beautiful and classic pilotโ€™s watches โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:31
Good choices Hans.

May I ?. me and my shy one.

 By: Gelato Monster : July 30th, 2022-01:57
Milky smooth skin in spartan body . ...  

Thank you master Skinner

 By: Gelato Monster : July 30th, 2022-02:03

No reaso to be timid ๐Ÿ˜€

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-09:09
But I do see also: the watch is a bit shy! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Nice one, dear Gelato Monster.

Thank you Count ๐Ÿ˜Š

 By: Gelato Monster : July 30th, 2022-09:55

Amazing Sarpaneva.

 By: Watchonthewrist : July 30th, 2022-10:50
Love it

Thank you Watchonthewrist๐Ÿ™‚

 By: Gelato Monster : July 30th, 2022-13:21
Glad to share the same feeling.

Cool Sarpaneva ! โ€ฆ.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:33
Thats a powerful look.

Thank you Capt

 By: Gelato Monster : July 31st, 2022-10:59

My pleasure.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-12:38

Thank you for a great theme Count

 By: Gelato Monster : July 30th, 2022-02:02
๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ. You make us remember how fun and exciting is this passion of ours. Rare thing in todays manipulated market

Hello, desr fernando!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-09:12
A very masculine but also elegant Cartier Tank here. Yes, great pleasure does not have to cost too much for us. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Well played Fernando ! โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:34
Cartier style shows the way in this case.

Great theme,Count....

 By: halkcb : July 30th, 2022-03:32
...after all,beauty is in the eye of the beholder,regardless of costs Have a few under your criteria, but this strikes me most.....now simple and elegant HAGWE ...  

Very elegant Credor โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:35
So easy to enjoy.

Thanks for invite. I would like to present simple Loghetto

 By: Ajas : July 30th, 2022-03:46
Easily to be found for half of the budget, rest can be spend on straps. Have a good weekend. ...  

Thank you Sir!

 By: Ajas : July 30th, 2022-22:06

Excellent choice and wrist shot โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:37
I love your choice of strap. Good to have you joining us.

My pleasureโ€ฆ.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-12:38
Have a great weekend.

A pair of beauty for $1K

 By: Sfwatchlover : July 30th, 2022-06:44
A great theme for this WristScan! In terms of values and joys for money, perhaps no brand beats Seiko. Here is a pair of them for about a total of $1K. One is a collaboration with Rowing Blazers, a clothing brand. The other is a collaboration with PADI, a...  

Wgat a pair! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-09:21
Seiko is hard to beat in this category. Even special editions are very reasobable priced. You have got two great, fun summer watches, dear Sfwatchlover!

Thanks a lot, Count, for the compliment!

 By: Sfwatchlover : July 31st, 2022-00:28
I could not agree more. I just went swimming this afternoon with the Seiko PADI edition. Take care!

Both are fantastic choices!

 By: NT931 : July 30th, 2022-11:57
The vibrant colours of both are tremendously appealing

Thank you so much for the kind words!

 By: Sfwatchlover : July 31st, 2022-00:29
I am so happy to hear that )

Nice pair ! โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:39
Itโ€™s the first time Iโ€™ve seen the Rowing Blazers collaboration piece.

Thanks a lot, Captain!

 By: Sfwatchlover : July 31st, 2022-14:21
There are 3 designs in this collaboration actually. My version is still available from time to time, while the other versions sold out long ago. There is a skeleton drawing on the case-back too. Take care! ...  

Thanks for that โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-14:50
Very interesting, I obviously missed this collaboration.

Below USD10k? That's doable! Two subthemes for me : vintage chronographs, and modern Japanese

 By: NT931 : July 30th, 2022-10:14
First the vintage chronographs! A Breitling Top Time 810. I love the reverse panda dial! A pair of jumbo 38mm RG dress chronographs - a Longines 30CH and a UG with sexy faceted lugs. Square pushers and a sprinkle of patina add to the charm. And then a Zen...  

Outstanding entries, dear NT931 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-10:29
Phenomenal line up. It sounds a bit tacky but I love them all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘! Maybe the Btreitling most? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ƒ

All fantastic and beautiful choices!

 By: Sfwatchlover : July 31st, 2022-00:35
By the way, do you plan to get the new Kurono calendar watch? What is your take?

The Kurono Calendrier-type-1 is appealing

 By: NT931 : July 31st, 2022-02:18
The size, dial and overall look speaks to me, so yes I think I'll be trying to get one (whether I'm successful is really up to speed and luck though!)

Yeah, I agree that it looks quite good!

 By: Sfwatchlover : July 31st, 2022-06:29
Good luck to you! I am still trying to decide if I should try to get it.

Wonderful selection for the WristScan theme โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:45
Breitling Top Time 810 Is a cool vintage choice and the Grand Seiko Shunbun is certainly a beautiful watch. I love all your choices. Best regards Captain

I have many incredible and beautiful indie watches that are below 10k

 By: Watchonthewrist : July 30th, 2022-10:53
Will show you my latest and fun edition ...  

A near philosophical piece ๐Ÿ‘

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-11:29
I think I saw it before from you? Will need to read about it soon. How is it telling time?

Its more a drivers watch . You read time on the side

 By: Watchonthewrist : July 30th, 2022-19:46
Time is indicated with to moving rings on top of each other

Thatโ€™s a MAD choice โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:47
Good to see your latest addition. Best regards Captain

Hello dear Count! Here my entry to answer your challenge.

 By: Subexplorer : July 30th, 2022-13:20
This is my last arrival just a few days ago of a nice under 10k watch: the very popular here CK859: Here another option I love to wear sometimes. A lot of pleasure for a fraction of 10k: Hamilton Field manual wind: Last but not least: vintage options are ...  

Good day, dear friend!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-13:59
I saw the Omega CK859 comming! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am sure it will pop up later in this competition again. A Hamilton Field and as well the lovely Eterna Kontiki are a must have for any collector. Your Kontiki is however again an exceptional one! Have a great Saturday, d... 

Ahh yes dear Count! Agree with you that we will see more of them โ€ฆ

 By: Subexplorer : July 30th, 2022-18:39
โ€ฆ along the weekend considering the popularity of this model among our community. Glad to know you liked the Hamilton and the Kon Tiki. The later was a lucky find indeed. Have a great weekend dear friend!! Best, Abel

Thank you so much dear JML! It got a stunning dial indeed.

 By: Subexplorer : July 31st, 2022-02:43
Appreciate your kind compliments! Hagwe! Abel

Hello dear Abel โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:54
The CK859 has it all wrapped in one watch. I remember the first time I saw this watch before the official launch and I knew that it was a going to be a big hit with our community. Sadly, it appears that the production of this watch has been concluded. One... 

Hello dear Captain! Thank you for your kind comments my dear friend. Agree with your about the CK859. You add something I havenยดt thought about before: it is a modern watch but will gain...

 By: Subexplorer : July 31st, 2022-13:37
... some patina some day as its dial is made of silver. We usually tend to think that modern made watches will never develop patina in lume and dials due to the present materials, lacquers, etc, employed but in some cases it is most possible some patina w... 

Hello, dear friend !.. As so many timed great choices of lovely watches !

 By: hs111 : July 31st, 2022-11:08
As we found out we share the Ck 859, I obviously like that one.. Infact, quite a lot ! The Hamilton has a sort of casual charm and also to me is really an attractive Ref. ! And last but not least the KonTiki is a sort of witness of โ€œsunkenโ€ times.. Thus, ... 

Hello dear friend HS! Thank you so much for your always so kind comments on my posts and watches. Iยดm very happy to share another piece with you with the CK859. A very beautiful...

 By: Subexplorer : July 31st, 2022-13:23
... watch it is. Agree with your comments on the Hamilton and Kon Tiki. They all have their own charm and attraction. Thank you so much for your kind good wishes and I send similar wishes to you my friend. Cheers! Abel

The red Kon Tiki is gorgeous!

 By: NT931 : July 31st, 2022-11:35
Indeed encapsulates the magic of vintage watch collecting!

Beauty under $10k? BP was pretty good at this..

 By: S F : July 30th, 2022-16:09
Great weekend, dear Count๐Ÿฅ‚ ...  

As if this theme was tailored to show these two absolute beauties: bravo! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-17:36
Thank you for the Inspiration, dear S F ๐Ÿ˜‰. Pretty movement too, I must say. Are they 36 mm?

Beautiful choice S.F โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:56
And very well photographed.

Thks Cpt!๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚

 By: S F : July 31st, 2022-14:38
The Cartier Santos is so fine, looks like a million dollars ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Thk you dear hs!

 By: S F : July 31st, 2022-14:37
Your pair of triple cal never fail to amaze!

With pleasure !.. HAGWE & Best to you & yours !

 By: hs111 : July 31st, 2022-15:34

Here are my entries at the price limitโ€ฆ..

 By: Timeout : July 30th, 2022-18:20
I picked up this BLNR in 2014 for $8,500 - sitting in the showcase at the AD believe it or not! This 1959 re-edition Navitimer was in my ADโ€™s safe having not sold on issue a few years ago. Bremont MBIII also came in under the limit As did this Mediterrane...  

Solid, very solid entries, dear Timeout.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-18:45
Well, I saw also the Batman several times at the AD in the past, but could not make a decision. Very silly of me! From your auggestions the Mediteraneo is the prettiest, to me Nice!

Many thanks Count.

 By: Timeout : July 30th, 2022-18:49
I feel your pain. In 2014 I purchased a WG Patek Worldtime below list. I could have picked up a Nautilus 5980 at a discount too from the same dealer - oops๐Ÿ˜ญ

Awesome salvo Timeout

 By: Gelato Monster : July 31st, 2022-03:26

Great selection of watches โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-11:00
And itโ€™s good to see a Bremont. The case design is excellent.

This one is way, way, way, way below the limit.

 By: mikephuvie : July 30th, 2022-19:28
In fact I believe it is the lowest cost among all the watches posted so far. A proof that fun can be had below a big brand crocodile strap. I am actually enjoying this watch as much as the 3970EP as I donโ€™t have to be careful with my wrist movement. And t...  

How sweet! 30 mm ๐Ÿ˜€

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 30th, 2022-19:49
Never read Neuchatel on a watch. Will have to look into Ernest Borel watches. Very true words, dear mikephuvie: quality, design and heritage do not need to be always expensive in our hobby. Having said that ... I would love to own your 3970, too ๐Ÿคซ.

So manyโ€ฆ how โ€˜bout this one?

 By: RabidManatee : July 31st, 2022-00:25


 By: RabidManatee : July 31st, 2022-15:19

Weelll.. Let me see what to chip in to play

 By: hs111 : July 31st, 2022-01:40
I chose some of my humble โ€œ10-underโ€s.. JLC Triple Calendsr - Yin & Yang A spring photo on to a famous coastline - one of my absolute favs , ABP Pro for Purists. From Indies my Habring2 Chrono Rattrapente Jaeger Valjoux 72 chrono on a bed of flowers J...  

I do like the triple date JLC.

 By: mikephuvie : July 31st, 2022-02:59
This one is in poor shape, it was quite cheap. Retailed by Turler but itโ€™s pretty much gone from the dial. The minute track disappeared, copper dial is full of spots, one of the teardrop lugs was reattached. It looks much better in real life though. I lov...  

all gorgeous piece

 By: Gelato Monster : July 31st, 2022-10:15

Superb entries, dear hs๐Ÿ‘Œ

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 31st, 2022-09:10
This task was far to easy for a collector of your caliber. From all suggestions the JLCs are my top picks: triple calendars and the parkings ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. A good Sunday to you!

+1 Triple calendars

 By: Gelato Monster : July 31st, 2022-10:15

I love your definition of "humble" dear friend HS! All of these choices are absolutely gorgeous!! Of course I see two of them we share: The charming JLC Triple date vintage and the CK 859.

 By: Subexplorer : July 31st, 2022-13:47
Then you show a large selection of very tempting options. Some of them in my wish list since long (e.g. The JLC Shark chrono) and others like the Habring which is absolutely impossible to find in my Country but I wish to view some day during a trip abroad... 

Beautiful theme โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-10:23
Hello dear Count and friends ! Hopefully everyone is enjoying the weekend. Beauty below the limitโ€ฆ The Cartier fits the bill โ€ฆ Louis Erard knows how to deliver a beautiful watch without the guiltโ€ฆ Habring are always in the mix โ€ฆ Beauty and the bar ) โ€ฆ Hav...  

Lots of character pieces here. ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 31st, 2022-10:51
A cool dandy watch, your Cartier dear Captain. Like the mood of it a lot

Lovely pics & well chosen !!

 By: hs111 : July 31st, 2022-10:53
My favs are the Cartier & the Habring2 ! HAGWE & Best, hs

Thank you HS โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-12:39
Have a great weekend.

Lovely pieces

 By: Gelato Monster : July 31st, 2022-11:01
I love the LE the most

Many thanks โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-11:05
Itโ€™s interesting how many people comment about it when they see it. I know at least two friends who ordered one when they spotted it on my wrist.

Great choices to play dear Captain!! The Santos Dumont is so lovely and stunning timepiece. You add to my feeling of needing one in my collection. Regret the Habring and L. Erard are ...

 By: Subexplorer : July 31st, 2022-13:41
... absolutely impossible to get in my local hunting grounds and never had the opportunity of viewing them in the metal. They look so tempting! Keep enjoying and loving so much my dear friend. Best, Abel

Thank you Abel โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 31st, 2022-22:05
The Dumont is a definitely one for your collection, I think iyou would love it. Best regards Captain

My beauties ...

 By: Francis5 : July 31st, 2022-15:55
IWC Portuguese 3712 Limited to 30 examples Cartier Tank Breguet Aerovale Limited, with blue dial Henschel unique piece with maroon dial Mesmerizing De Bethune DB3, 7 Days, Dual time Moon power reserve indicator ...  

Late but great, dear Francis5 :-)!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 31st, 2022-16:09
That Hentschel is quite special, very cool colour, I must say. The De Bethune was under 10 k in yellow gold? Very surprised. . Quite an appealing line up from you.

The DB3 was bought from a Japanese dealer in a watch show

 By: Francis5 : July 31st, 2022-16:21
Some 12 years ago, costing only US9k back then, brand new. A very good deal indeed ๐Ÿ˜‰