WristScan Coronation Edition - Live !

May 05, 2023,13:29 PM

Hello dear friends !

We are now live for WristScan and we have something slightly different for our WristScan theme.
The last time this theme was possible was 1953 ! 

Please join us with a watch from your collection that you would wear, if invited to the Royal Coronation this weekend in London. 

Judging will take place on Sunday depending on how much celebrating our judges have done over the weekend ;-)) 

Simply show us your watch and tell us why you decided to choose this one from all the others in your collection. 

Don’t forget to polish your shoes ;-)) 

Best regards 
Captain - Host

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My G-P ref: 2730

 By: chippyfly : May 5th, 2023-13:53
This watch is one of my favourites and I would chose it to wear for the coronation because I wore it a few years ago to attend, as one of 8,000 guests, our late Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace Royal Garden Party to share that honour with her tea and c...  

Happy memories Clive …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 5th, 2023-14:31
I’m sure you will remember that moment forever. I love you photos of the day And your choice of timepiece. Best regards Captain

Can't beat that!

 By: TeutonicCarFan : May 5th, 2023-15:01

Lovely piece!

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:06
Too bad you don’t get stuff like this from GP anymore πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

A British coronation requires a British watchmaker

 By: toddg : May 5th, 2023-14:40
My PSM perpetual calendar seems like a fitting choice. ...  

Welcome to WristScan toddg…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 5th, 2023-17:18
That’s an excellent choice, have you had this one for many years ?


 By: toddg : May 5th, 2023-18:12
I have had this one for a long time (15+ years). I got it when Peter was still there. He was very helpful in guiding me through the process.

I wish Peter was still involved with the business …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 6th, 2023-08:53
So much promise as a watch maker.

Such a great PSM πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 By: Watchonthewrists : May 6th, 2023-04:26

Thank you.

 By: toddg : May 8th, 2023-18:49


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 By: toddg : May 8th, 2023-18:49

What a fabulous piece!

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:07
And one seen as often as the coronation, it seems - a true rarity πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

The crown of my collection would be on my wrist

 By: cazalea : May 5th, 2023-14:45
Vianney Halter Classic I would drive our Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas, in Westminster Blue and cream (chosen to match the one I saw Margaret Thatcher depart in, from #10 Downing St about 30 years ago) and I would remember the fine day when my dear friend and for...  

Excellent choice, hard to beat a VH imho

 By: Watchonthewrists : May 6th, 2023-04:27
Love your car choice too

Well thought out Mike …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 6th, 2023-09:08
Getting your watch and car sorted first. The Vianney Halter Classic is a great choice for this special occasion and your car would be a perfect stately ride to Westminster Abbey. Blanche and her family look splendid to received her OBE from the Queen. Wel... 

What fine choices !.. What class & finesse, both- watch & car !

 By: hs111 : May 6th, 2023-10:40
Your Vianney Halter truly is a sublime watch & I as well love your Jaguar Vanden Plas ! Continue to enjoy both of these in the Best of your health ! Kind regards, 😊😊

I would travel in my right hand drive Mercedes CL 500 from the UK ...

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 6th, 2023-14:39
... here is a rather nicely shot of it, caught speeding. In Germany the passenger must be blocked/blackend on camera shots, but in my car I am sitting on that side. πŸ˜ƒ Love your VH watch!!! ...  

The excuse that you were late for the coronation…

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:19
Hopefully got you out of the ticket? πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ˜‰

He he, good idea

 By: brauner : May 8th, 2023-15:19

As always, a fantastic story to go with the watch and car πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:15
The Classic is a fabulous choice - possibly my favorite watch in your collection. With a cool story of its own, right? Watch for a car, right? πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Given the History... and the Names involved here...

 By: HighEndOne : May 5th, 2023-16:52
The Royal Oak is the answer for the Lady and I. We have the history of the term "Royal Oak". We have that fact that the King-to-be involved was Charles II. In the highly unlikely event we were invited to the Coronation, these would be worn. ...  

Nice mirror!

 By: cazalea : May 5th, 2023-21:30

The Royal Oak …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 6th, 2023-19:01
I’m sure The King would approve of this pairing.

The Royal pair…

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:20
Very well chosen for the occasion πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

If I could be so lucky that I could attend at the cerenomy

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : May 5th, 2023-19:16
I would wear my Tonda PF Gmt. Rattrapante without a heartbeat because the King will wear his very own Parmigiani and because the Greenwich Mean Time and because of the hopefully beautiful sunny weather! God bless the King! Terrific thread, my dear Captain...  

Lovely watch my friend

 By: Watchonthewrists : May 6th, 2023-04:28

Good choice Adam ….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 6th, 2023-19:03
I was hoping we would see a Parmigiani especially as The King is very fond of his. Well played !

A gold dress watch…

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : May 5th, 2023-19:24
Probably one of my Omega’s or a Zenith Enter text ...  

Splendid choices Hans …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 6th, 2023-19:04
I really like your pictures as they have a real sense of occasion, perfect for a royal event.

Thankyou Cpt

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : May 6th, 2023-20:36

Hello dear Captain!! Let me say I feel very excited with …

 By: Subexplorer : May 5th, 2023-20:26
… the possibility of viewing this most historical celebration tomorrow. I was just four years old when the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 so I obviously can’t remember that event. If I had the privilege of being invited to the Royal Coronation t...  

What a wonderful choice, dear Abel !.. I truly love your 7027 !

 By: hs111 : May 6th, 2023-10:18
Your various shots are sublime and exhibit true class !! - The last three pics are simply fabulous ! Well done, my friend ! 😊😊

Very smart choice, dear Abel!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 6th, 2023-14:42
A time only watch, but with a twist: simple time telling but with all the wheels exposed. πŸ˜ƒ

Thank you so much dear Count Moritz! IΒ΄m happy to know you liked my choice. You describe it so well. This is an amazing watch which I love so much.

 By: Subexplorer : May 6th, 2023-15:14
I felt itΒ΄s a watch fit for a King. God Bless Charles III !! Have a superb weekend my dear friend. Abel

A Tradition for the tradition…

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:22
Great choice Abel - love the watch you chose (one of very few I would consider in YG) πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Thank you so much dear friend KM!

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-14:30
Glad you liked my choice! Hagwe my friend! Abel

Welcome dear friend …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:09
I think your Breguet looks beautiful and I’m sure King Charles would be delighted to read your thoughts and appreciate your kind words on this special occasion. Best wishes Captain

Thank you so much dear Captain for your so kind words. I followed the Ceremony yesterday and I would have loved to be there to feel in person this historical event.

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-15:22
I wish the King would read my little humble message. By the way: I was thrilled with the air parade including some WWII airplanes and also modern aircraft and the Red Arrows pass! I wish you have enjoyed this weekend so much my dear friend.


 By: brauner : May 8th, 2023-15:20

It would

 By: Drek : May 5th, 2023-22:09
have to be my Smith’s Cheltenham, Wedgwood St. George’s cuff links and a choice English beverage πŸ˜€ ...  

The triple…

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:25
All suitable to the occasion πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Thank you

 By: Drek : May 7th, 2023-17:35
Happy that you liked the photo. All the best, D.

Many thanks Abel

 By: Drek : May 7th, 2023-17:32
I’m happy you like the shot πŸ˜€

What a splendid idea …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:11
That’s a great combination ! Well played.

Many thanks Cpt

 By: Drek : May 7th, 2023-17:31
I appreciate your kind words. I hope you enjoyed the event. Best D.

I’ve really enjoyed the celebrations …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-14:02
Thank you and I hope you have.

To be frank I can’t care less about the coronation or the monarchy for that matter

 By: loujo : May 6th, 2023-01:45
And this has caused multiple arguments between me and the misses. But if I do attend the coronation, it would be this. I mean it says on the dial after all. ...  

As you are wearing the Crown …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-11:02
I’m sure The King would arrange a private visit to the Tower Of London πŸ˜‰ What would your wife choose ?

In this honorable ceremony

 By: Chaiwat : May 6th, 2023-03:05
Some things should be elegant and aesthetic so I select this open worked ...  

Hello Chaiwat! An stunning timepiece you have chosen: elegant and beautiful no doubt. An awesome presence on the wrist. A great choice I feel.

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-15:14
Thank you for participating and sharing this awesome timepiece. Have a nice Sunday, Abel

Superb AP ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:15
A powerful choice for a King.

My pleasure…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-11:00
Thank you for joining us for WristScan

,,Its good to be the King ,,

 By: Watchonthewrists : May 6th, 2023-04:42
This would be a very good option to wear on a special day like this the Corum RR But the current King of watchmaking is RR (Rexhep Rexhepi ) imho But any watch will do imho and i have already seen some gorgeous choices hereπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ€— ...  

Both very fitting choices…

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:27
Is there a vintage RR in the garage to go with the watch? 😊🀞🏻


 By: Watchonthewrists : May 7th, 2023-21:37
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The Silver Lady …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-09:05
Looking majestic for the occasion.

I would love to see the Corum RR …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:19
On King Charles wrist. That’s a good call my friend. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

RR for the win! πŸ‘

 By: enjoythemusic : May 7th, 2023-17:22

Hmmhh.. Let me see, how to play..

 By: hs111 : May 6th, 2023-09:38
πŸ˜‰ I β€˜ll be decided to present several options, hope that’s ok.. A quite modest selection, JLC Master Calendar Blue Splendid Guilloche & RG Breguet Calendar Moonphase Breguet as festive choice A potential modern choice - Tribute to Geophysic Guess, tha...  

Hello dear friend HS! You are sharing some superb choices for such a regal event happening today. To own a superb collection like yours always provokes a big dilemma (I must recognize...

 By: Subexplorer : May 6th, 2023-14:57
... it is the type of dilemmas I love to have! Lol ! ): the dilemma of choosing just one among several first class choices. I absolutely love your triple date -date sautante- JLC. An under the radar presence on the wrist but recognized by the connosieur. ... 

Hello my dear friend !.. Thx for your as ever nice comments..

 By: hs111 : May 6th, 2023-15:19
.. You always are so kind & thoughtful ! And finally yes, as you rightfully commented, Out would either be the RG Breguet Calendar or my beloved JLC Vintage Geomatic.. I realize, you probably know my watch tastes pretty well ! πŸ˜‰ HAGWE & Best, 😊😊 ... 

Always my big pleasure to view and comment my dear friend HS!

 By: Subexplorer : May 6th, 2023-19:36
Ah yes! I know your watch tastes as they are so similar to mine! πŸ˜‰ ☺️☺️☺️ Hagwe my dear friend!! Cheers!!πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚ Abel

Beautiful and well thought through choices, as always πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:29
Am actually quite smitten with the first - the dial color here really makes a huge difference (for me) πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Welcome dear HS …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:23
I think you just gave King Charles a shopping list for his Watch collection ! All your choices would fit in perfectly. Best regards Captain

Hello dear KM …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-14:05
I like all your choices but particularly your gold JLC, perfect for the occasion ! Best regards Captain

Dear Captain, this is hopefully a rare opportunity to make this theme real.

 By: GDG25 : May 6th, 2023-10:01
As soon as I saw your announcement, I started thinking which one would be the right choice. It was a tough one. First of all I thought of JLC as a reminiscence to the queen’s coronation. Another one would be a Breguet with its rich history, and Heritage a...  

Hello GDG25! A great choice you share here in a couple of great shots: a very romantic one showing it among white roses and a second one very creative including the new King in the...

 By: Subexplorer : May 6th, 2023-15:02
... background. This is a neo vintage watch of beautiful classic design. Well chosen! Have a nice weekend! Best, Abel

Dear Abel, thank you for your kindness.

 By: GDG25 : May 7th, 2023-09:21
I’m glad you liked it. Wish you a pleasant weekend.

You are welcome dear GDG!

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-12:45
Thank you for your kind good wishes. Best cordial regards Abel

Thank you.

 By: GDG25 : May 7th, 2023-13:52

Welcome GDG …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:27
I like your logical thinking on this choice and I think it would be a good idea. Your photos are very good and I particularly like the last one. Thank you for joining us this weekend.

Thank you for hosting this event, dear Captain.

 By: GDG25 : May 7th, 2023-20:25
It was a unique one for my generation. Appreciate your kind comment.

Were I to be invited,

 By: Volney. : May 6th, 2023-13:56
I would wear probably wear this Vacheron & Constantin Ref. 7255, fitted with Cal. 1003 and an anthracite dial (pictures below), for it would be way to pay respect to my host, without exposing myself, as a Frenchman, to taking pump and circumstances to...  

A wonderful watch you choose Volney!

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-12:47
A most appropriate timepiece for the Celebration I feel. Thank you for sharing!! Best Abel

Style and quality …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:30
Never look out of place. Excellent choice !

My most regal watch can only be one, and it happens to be from Germany, since King Charles does speak fluently German:

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 6th, 2023-14:26
Lange 1815 moon phase in honey gold, albeit time only watches would be more formal. Choice of shoes can onky be English: Edward Green Chelsea oxfords. (Mind the red leather inner lining!) ...  

Two very well chosen classics for your wrist and feet my dear Count!! The Lange is so lovely and classic with a romantic complication I love so much: moonphases.

 By: Subexplorer : May 6th, 2023-15:09
The shoes impeccable and well polished. See you tonight at the party dear Count. Hope we will be able to join our dear Captain there among so many guests! Hagwe, Abel

My big pleasure dear Count!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 6th, 2023-20:16
Thank you for your good wishes!! Cheers! Abel

As a Count …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:33
The King would be most pleased with your choices for this historic occasion. Excellent choice of watch and shoes.

The royal choice!

 By: brauner : May 7th, 2023-16:58

Thank you. πŸ™ It is one of my core watches, that defines me as a humble collector.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 7th, 2023-17:57
The other one is my Breguet La Tradition, first generation in WG as an auto! I hereby put this watch also into the competition! πŸ˜ƒ ...  

Looks very good on your wrist …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-09:21
The rotor is so well integrated into the mechanism.

There are two Omegas in my collection that would be appropriate, Captain: the Dennison cased bumper . . .

 By: Dr No : May 6th, 2023-18:48
. . . would be the obvious choice, as it could possibly (although not likely) have been present at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953. The Omega that I'd choose to wear, though, would be the oldest member of my collection. This ref 2099, ca '39 - '40, h...  

Two great choices from your superb Omega collection dear Art.

 By: Subexplorer : May 6th, 2023-20:14
Your ref 2099 with that inscription on caseback seems very appropriate for this most historical celebration. Have a nice and relaxed weekend! Best Abel

At one time there was an RAF ref 2292 in my collection . . .

 By: Dr No : May 7th, 2023-15:59
. . . that's now departed. Had I only known Captain was extending an invitation to the coronation ;-) . . . ...  

Very appropriate …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-16:07
Especially as a Spitfire has just flown over !

Much time and effort was expended in returning that Omega . . .

 By: Dr No : May 7th, 2023-19:26
. . . to correct condition, Abel. The minute hand had to be replaced, for which I scrounged eBay until a scrap 2292 came up, and the replacement crown was sourced from a Belgian watchmaker. Best, Art

Good work Art …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-09:09
Saving this watch was a good move. Hopefully another generation will still be enjoying this watch in many years to come.

Hi Art …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:37
Your Omega ref 2099, ca '39 - '40 has a strong historical link that I’m sure The King would be very interested in seeing. Excellent choice ! Best regards Captain

Two great watch options dear Brauner!! And awesome shoes!

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-12:49
Well played! Hagwe Abel

Thank you so much.

 By: brauner : May 7th, 2023-17:00

My pleasure! Best, Abel

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-18:53

I simply love the shoes πŸ‘ž

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:39
Suitably quirky for the occasion πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Could be πŸ™‚

 By: brauner : May 7th, 2023-17:09

Two choices that wouldn’t disappoint …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:39
and the shoes look very interesting. Can you tell is anything more about them ?

Once my wife said "Go to London and have fun. Take this adress".

 By: brauner : May 7th, 2023-17:17
She arranged everything. Then I had to go there two more times. Was an adventure. Now it seems that we share the same shoemaker (see pic) ...  

Queen Camilla looks like . . .

 By: Dr No : May 7th, 2023-17:40
. . . she's in heaven. πŸ˜‡

Yes it is

 By: brauner : May 8th, 2023-11:17
Worth a visit. Old shop with workshop. You can look over everyone's shoulder and have a chat.

John Lobb …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-09:17
One of the wonders of St James, London. This should be followed by a visit to Lock & Co, the oldest hat shop in the world.

Great shots Timeout. Two crowns to celebrate The Crown!

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-14:33
Well thought. Hagwe! Abel

The Crown …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:41
Perfect choice for anyone in London surrounded by the household cavalry !

Only one choice…

 By: KMII : May 7th, 2023-13:05
No brown in town but the watch just fits 😁 ...  

Fits for a King!! Wonderful timepiece…

 By: Subexplorer : May 7th, 2023-14:35
… and a Crown in your collection dear KM! Excellent choice. Hagwe Abel

This watch is a killer choice !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 7th, 2023-15:43
I’m sure you have a wide choice of straps for the occasion ;-))

Prestige de la France for our English friends!

 By: Volney. : May 7th, 2023-19:53
This one is watch I would like, especially with dial, cross and hands association.

It’s been a wonderful weekend …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-13:53
Hello dear friends, I hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend and I wanted to finish with a couple of shots and my choice for this special occasion… My beloved Patek … With a flag from the battle of Trafalgar … The Royal precession … Best regards Captain ...  

Thank you dear Count …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 8th, 2023-14:12
Discretion never goes out of fashion.