WRISTSCAN for January 24 is now OPEN.

Jan 24, 2019,06:46 AM
 

Hello all, 


The theme of this week's WS is: Interesting acquisition story. As a raminder, this can mean anything you like. We want to read interesting/funny/harrowing/suspensful stories about how you got that one piece you wanted or just had to have.


Credit: Getty Images

I will save my most interesting and exhausting for another time. But, I will share this: one of my most difficult buying processes was due to speed, efficiency and the easienss of it all. I wanted to treat myself to a grail watch for my 40th. So, I ordered this PP 5370p so it would arrive on time. But, the industrious people over at Patek decided I need to suffer, so they made sure to deliver it 11 MONTHS early. This meant the watch stays in the box, untouched for almost a year, lest I put some sort of curse on it or me. So yeah, I was stuck looking at this for 11 months:





That's torture, right there. 11 Months of staring and waiting, of anticipation and disbelief.

So, let's hear them, your best ones. Oh, and please limit to 1 or 2 pics per post so our judges can survive.

HAGWE.

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Could be one of many for me, but i will go with this one

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 24th, 2019-06:56
This was the first Patek Philippe that I ever bought. 2009. Up until 2009, I had only ever bought Rolex or JLC. But I saw this 5070P and just had to have it. I rang around one or two ADs. They told me I would have no hope at all of getting one as demand w...  

Great luck, there, Joe.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-07:03
And that blue 5070p need no introduction.

Thanks Abel [nt]

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 24th, 2019-08:14

Great story 👍🏻

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 24th, 2019-10:01
Lucky you

It was ment to be! :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:35

First but what a first!

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:15
Endurance pays...always. Excellent Cheers D

i saw it.....

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 24th, 2019-11:16
..... and i just had to do everything i could to get it.

You did well my friend.

 
 By: beejo : January 24th, 2019-11:55
You pulled the trigger on the right time,Before it’s too it was meant to be

That must have been your luck day!

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 24th, 2019-13:37
And indeed it is a stunner!

love the story...

 
 By: Fricks : January 24th, 2019-13:46
... just make it a bit more special. I recall 2009, financial crisis, etc... and we couldnt even find 1 to see how it looks like. So I went for the R then 3 years i managed to get the P. An event it was to get that 5070P. The good old times

Good to see you my friend [nt]

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 24th, 2019-23:45

Here is my story

 
 By: beejo : January 24th, 2019-07:18
Last March I was ready to buy my first vintage Calatrava when I saw the 3417 amagnetic ,It was for sale in Italy by a well known dealer.I decided to buy the watch without seeing it(Not something that I would do usually) but the dealers reputation watch h...  

Good luck / bad luck story.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-07:28
More good luck, as the Amagnetic looks great on you. Thanks for sharing.

Yes,I believe good things come

 
 By: beejo : January 24th, 2019-11:57
After some patience ! The 3417 gives me immense pleasure when I wear it now

Wow. Not just any 3417

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 24th, 2019-07:37
Really rare 3417. It was destiny

+1000 [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-10:12

The pinnacle of my collection

 
 By: beejo : January 24th, 2019-11:59
At least for the time being 😜

He did save me !

 
 By: beejo : January 24th, 2019-11:59
Luckily Egyptian cuisine is not that expensive 😄

Such a stunning watch! [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:36

Excellent watch and story!!!

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:14
Cheers D

Bababa ! Incredible luck too ! I am so happy for you my friens and a;so...

 
 By: Mike H : January 24th, 2019-13:37
...so impatient to see it one day. Just wait a few months so that I can make some photos again because for the time being I can't and then pleeeease bring it too me for a super photo shooting . Best my friend enjoy it and wear it in the best of health

Thanks Abel [nt]

 
 By: beejo : January 25th, 2019-04:12

great story. timing is everything And a great watch as well

 
 By: watch-guy.com : January 25th, 2019-14:56
No message body

Great story to start this interesting thread/Theme for this week end my friend Zabreg!! It´s truly a torture but a very sweet one I feel! The watch is beautiful and I wish...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2019-07:18
... you a happy Birdthday celebration and a lot of enjoyment from this stunning Patek chrono! Be it with a lot of good health my dear friend! Cheers! Abel.

Thanks, my friend. That was a difficult 11 months.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-07:28
I look forward to reading yours, if you can pick 1 out.

I know well what that wait means my friend! I´m sure it was worth the waiting and that you are enjoying it so much! Yes, I have several stories...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2019-07:59
... which I would gladly share. I will chose one and post it this afternoon with much pleasure. Cheers! Abel

Hunting watches can be difficult but if you have good helpful friends around the world...

 
 By: crown comfort : January 24th, 2019-07:34
it not only makes it easier, it also provides a special meaning to the watch. It can be anything, a vintage watch you hunted but then appears in Argentina, with a seller only speaking Spanish, no international shipping option or any meaningful way of paym...  

Rules are ment to be broken

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-08:09
Glad you joined WS NickO Cheers D

I’m concocting my story now

 
 By: NickO : January 24th, 2019-08:13
Truth’s not mandatory, right? NickO

Truth is in the eye of beholder ;) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-08:58

HEY! Respect my authorita. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-08:15

This reminds me of an awesome story early in my career

 
 By: NickO : January 24th, 2019-11:51
I'm working for a tech start-up around 1999 and we are trying to land Merrill Lynch as a light-house customer. Our VP of Business Development, Mark, is very well connected at ML and gets us personal meetings with the CEO and the COO at their New York HQ. ... 

A mythical northern creature. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-08:14

LOL! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-08:23

a mythical legend? [nt]

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 24th, 2019-09:02

rich and famous? [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-09:04

Used to be... [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-09:06

Hey! Hey!! [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-23:34

What? I'm talking about someone else.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-23:43
Someone else that's not as good looking as you... or dangerous.

A man with a fist of fury,

 
 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : January 24th, 2019-11:15
a legend, a coloss, a killin machine!

He's preparing for inevitable :) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-12:05

Priceless. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-23:43

Yup, that just about sums up the WPS experience.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-08:14
The people and friends you make, above all, make this an amazing place. And be careful with that Moscow dude, I hear he’s got a screw or two loose.

Or five...?! ;) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:38

Possibly. And a cracked dial. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-23:44

As do I. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-23:44

Yes, this community is a fantastic place! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:37
You come for the watches, you stay for the friends! Best Blomman

Wise words, my friend :) [nt]

 
 By: crown comfort : January 24th, 2019-11:39

You globetrotter you :) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:14

ROFL

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:41
I know that's why I gave up

each one has a story, never went into an AD and just bought one

 
 By: Tyo : January 24th, 2019-08:18
Maybe the most beautiful or most epic is my Reverso Rouge. I wanted one so badly since years. 2 years ago one spotted on the market place of Purist. The price was good, the watch in mint condition. The only concern was the localisation. I live on a small ...  

Behind :-) [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 24th, 2019-10:44

LOL 😱 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 24th, 2019-14:12

Great story, beautiful watch.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-10:13
It's always worth the wait, right?

Argh, the wait ....! ;) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:39

+1 [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 24th, 2019-13:41

Very nice story, very nice friend...

 
 By: Mike H : January 24th, 2019-13:43
Is she the oine on the first photo together with your Reverso Rouge ?

The original ☝️

 
 By: xxn : February 13th, 2019-00:38
The new reverso is an imposter. True reverso tribute is with ‘REVERSO’ logo not JLC & loses art deco appeal with circular sub seconds!

Two watches, same friend. But I will post only one of the two.

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-08:21
I was burglarized in January 2011 and I lost 22 watches. among them a superb Lecoultre Deep Sea Alarm, the vintage, the original. Well, some yeas ago, I had one, which was in less good condition than that one. I bought it, my first DSA US, from a well kno...  

Sums it up.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-10:14
I love the DSA US.

Absolutely, Rogi. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-11:57

Crazy story, happy ending! [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:40

Back and forth but sweet ending

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:23
Cheers D

Yep, Damjan. Yes! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-11:56

+++1. Thanks, Mike. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-14:17

Gracias, Abel. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2019-13:18

Siempre un placer mi amigo! [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 25th, 2019-17:56

Great watch and the friendship shines again. [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 27th, 2019-03:26

My story from Omega to Rolex is as follows....nothing too adventurous but it proves how customer service is essential.

 
 By: Rogi : January 24th, 2019-08:41
I was looking at the Omega James Bond Spectre model before it even came out, I called multiple dealers until I decided to go with one, their promise was that 99.9% chance that I'll obtain one, they had 5 on order and I was number 2 on the list. So I waite...  

Interesting how life plays with us like that.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-09:11
I was expecting another Omega delivery story. But a great twist at the end led you to a path you never imagined.

Timing is everything! :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:42

Everything happens for a reason.

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:24
Excellent choice much much better if you ask me. Cheers D

Great story and great outcome

 
 By: crown comfort : January 24th, 2019-11:53
I think I heard similar Omega stories before, but the Daytona is a clear winner.

You made your own luck that day ! [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 27th, 2019-03:28

It was a serious test put upon me. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-09:07

First of all cool theme bro

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-09:15
When thinking about your theme I realized that all stories connected to watches are happy stories for me. So I'll stick here with best and last GTG. Best stories are connected to friendship for me and GTGs are just place for it. And in more than 10 years ...  

Indeed my friend...indeed!

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:18
HAGWE

Always great to break out some great memories.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-10:16
And the Tony... well, what else needs to be said?

Soon. Very soon.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-20:19
Got a great Carabineri story waiting.

Three fantastic stories, my friend!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:45
And three great watches as well! Best Blomman

All good things cames in threes :)))

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:04
My only hope is that among four watches one you don't wanna mention is not Tony

oi!

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 24th, 2019-13:48
Haarlem is an innocent 😇 beautiful elegant little city. The darkness must have come from its visitors 😜

I posit it’s definitely from inhabitants.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-20:20
Most of us arrived whole and left with some sort of emptiness, physical or mental.

And here I couldn't agree more :))) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-22:21
No message body

Well I completely agree here :) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-22:18

Time to catch up soon dear Mike

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-22:19
HAGWE D

Hello my dear friend D!! Yes, these memorable stories are happy stories indeed and they add to the enjoyment of each piece, like the great examples you share with us...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 25th, 2019-04:10
... and that we enjoy viewing here (even if braking the rules! Lol!) These stories always come to our minds and hearts every time we wear them and bring a lot of joy! Hagwe my dear friend!! Abel

How very true dear Abel

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 25th, 2019-08:41
Wearing a nice watch is gift of life per se but when that watch has also deeper meaning... meaning of friendship or love then there is not much more to ask for. Have a great one and best to family. Cheers D

Unfortunately I don't have any dramatic watch stories, so let me just tell a quick tale of sheer luck. In summer 2017, I was window shopping at an Italian AD I'd never visited before...

 
 By: FabR : January 24th, 2019-09:54
So as I often do, I decided to enter, say hi, and just have a quick chat. They are one of the main ADs in the country, so without carrying much hope, I concluded by asking for the newly-released 5131P. She obviously mentioned a long waiting list and so fo...  

The forgotten watch story.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-10:17
And what a watch...

Great to have friends...

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:48
who is also AD! Best Blomman

Now I really wanna know your name :)

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:12
We usually find while not searching. Cheers D

:-) [nt]

 
 By: FabR : January 24th, 2019-14:50

No need to be dramatic to be a good story dear Fab!! And the story behind your breathtaking WT Patek is a great story indeed! How nice of this AD to come to help you...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 25th, 2019-04:14
... to reach your dreams!! Superb piece which I wish you will keep enjoying so much and in the best of good health! Hagwe! Abel

Most interesting acquisition story? Probably . . .

 
 By: Dr No : January 24th, 2019-10:09
. . . this one. On account of . . . [Worshipful Leo Anderson, right] . . . the previous owner. Who I met . . . once. ;-) ...  

Good one, Art. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-12:07

Having a chance meeting with a stranger . . .

 
 By: Dr No : January 25th, 2019-08:32
. . . and then owning his watch a quarter-century later has got to be one of the more interesting acquisition stories ever. Hope all's well, Abel! Art

It’s great that you had the opportunity to talk to Leo [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 27th, 2019-03:32
No message body

The moment I realized I'd met the original owner . . .

 
 By: Dr No : January 27th, 2019-05:48
. . . was surreal, and burned in my memory. Can't get over the feeling that particular watch was destined to end up in my possession. Art

You did well my friend [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 27th, 2019-13:00

Straight up the best acquisition in my life

 
 By: NickO : January 24th, 2019-10:29
The following is a [somewhat] true story. It’s set at the Baccarat table at the Wynn Encore Tower in Vegas sometime in late 2014. I’m having a particularly good night and lady luck is smiling on me. I had pretty much cleared out the table and was getting ...  

I refer you to this earlier post

 
 By: NickO : January 24th, 2019-11:28
The answer is whisky. Preferably Japanese and at least 18 years old. But - just for you D - Grappa can also be substituted. NickO ...  

Much appreciated

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:34
And now I'm sure you are man of great taste

Shaken not stirred 😉 [nt]

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-00:27

Can't believe it! Wow! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-12:08

Me either!! LOL!! [nt]

 
 By: NickO : January 25th, 2019-09:10

😮 [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 24th, 2019-13:52

That is an unbeatable story...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 24th, 2019-14:19
I may be laughing for sometime 🤣

That’s Bond-ish... [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-20:27

I knew it.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 25th, 2019-09:18
No Urwek for you

Amazing story 👍🏻🤗 [nt]

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-00:28

Crazy story, my friend!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-10:35
11 months.... I would have lost it! Best Blomman

Who said he didn't :))) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:06

Well, many stories...

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 24th, 2019-11:01
But let's select one: my very first Black dial Memovox - Master Compressor Memovox! By chance I stopped by my local AD and had a look... They just received the Jaeger -LeCoultre Master Compressor Memovox! Baam! Yes, I wanted it, I had to have it! But when...  

I just love inspecting watches with you specially in AD and boutique

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:07
Yes we get banned but it's worth it. LOL!!! And that second picture is winner...an absolute winner. Cheers D

Yes! Always a highlight.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-22:55
And especially when there is a Geiger counter involved...

The Geiger is not me! ;) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-07:57

It's a lot of fun!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-07:57
Problem is if they recognize you next time you go back...! Best Blomman

They know me well...

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-07:59
Know I would not accept anything but perfect! Best Blomman

this is a very very "you" story [nt]

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 24th, 2019-11:17

LOL! Your are probably correct...! [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-07:59

Fun movie! ;) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-08:00

Those sales people must have been both scared and impressed.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-22:56
No wander they ran over to get a 3rd, hehehe.

The guy quit a couple of years later...! ;)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-08:02
Think it was around the time when I should get the AMVOX I …….. Best Blomman

Thank you, dear friend, Abel! [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-08:02

One of my stories

 
 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : January 24th, 2019-11:19
may not be so exciting but I still pull it. I had just placed an order for a Dornblüth watch and set me on the normal pregnancy period of 9 months for delivery. Then there comes a Russian mail with a request if it was not time for me to get a Moser? Of co...  

Oh so you are sadist friend as well :))

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-11:29
Cool story Jocke. Cheers D

Great one, Bad Santa! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-12:13

Hahaha. Bad Santa strikes again.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-22:53
Oh Moser, why do you give me sleepless nights? BTW, your comment on waiting to pass the time in the boat had me on the floor laughing.

I hate you! LOL!!!

 
 By: Tony.A. : January 25th, 2019-07:12
No, it was funny and I promise that there is a payback time ))

No, it's not. LOL [nt]

 
 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : January 25th, 2019-08:41

Depends on the point of view. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 25th, 2019-08:48

LOL!! [nt]

 
 By: Tony.A. : January 25th, 2019-10:31

Clearly, the acquisition of „the Karl“ took a long time and comprised some lucky timing: one morning, some years back, I walk into a small watch store to see a watch ....

 
 By: HSTE : January 24th, 2019-11:48
.... that was on display. In the store, on the table is a tray of 6-8 AP RO 5402. Most of them special (custom dials, white gold case etc.) but one caught my eye immediately: a black, rocked 5402. I asked what it is and the guy said: ah, it’s from Lagerfe...  

That's superb story my friend!

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-12:03
And that is one super cool and special 5402 Cheers D

Patience is a virtue.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-22:49
Nice story for a watch with a pedigree.

LOL!!!! [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 24th, 2019-22:20

First of all,

 
 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : January 24th, 2019-13:28
a fantastic thread!!! Many-many great memories, just to mention some: 1. The watch which brought me here: I discovered the watch on a german watchmagazine and after reading the article of the history of Geophysic I got so excited that I called immediately...  

Cool stories that show how good willing we are here at WatchProSite!

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 24th, 2019-14:10
Again a testimony on how this forum rocks.

Always great to read about the community helping each other out.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-22:46
And each watch comes with a good story, memory and connection to a person. Although you did break the 2 photo rule, you big bear, grrrr.

Great story’s my friend .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-00:35
Thats the power how these forums work and why i love them . After all its all about the people imho 🤗

Always about the people.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 25th, 2019-01:09
You can have the greatest collection, but how much can you enjoy without sharing?

Agree 100% my friend 🙏🏻 [nt]

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-01:53

Grrrrrrrr

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 25th, 2019-14:09
That Moscow connection sounds very suspicious to me

Hello dear friend Zabreg! I will play with one of my favorite stories...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2019-14:05
In Watch & Wonders 2014 (Ends of September 2014) Panerai unveiled their reference Pam 587. Just viewing the first pictures in Internet I madly fell in love with it and I was determined to get it asap! In November 2014 I made a two week trip to Europe with...  

;-) [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 24th, 2019-22:29

Ahh yes my dear Nicolas!! You gave me some great advice on that occassion: Insist, insist with these guys you told me! And I followed your advice and I got it!! Lol!

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2019-16:55
Vlad knows very well his hunting grounds! Lol! Hagwe my friend!! Abrazos desde unas muy calidas Pampas! Abel

Haha ... A great story, I can almost feel the pressure !

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 24th, 2019-14:36
Keep enjoying this fabulous Panerai Dear Abel.

Great story, my dear Abel.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-22:44
One of those time-crunch episodes I have come to know and love/hate. Happened to me in Geneva with the CK2988.

Lovely story Abel....

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : January 25th, 2019-07:18
.....maybe some time you will plan a trip to London?

Fantastic story, dear Abel!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-07:49
I can only imagine your heart racing! Best Blomman

The thrill of hunt perfectly described...very joyfull read not having to go throught that stress :)

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 25th, 2019-14:03
Another great story this week. Cheers D

Reposting my thread from the Independents forum

 
 By: jleno : January 24th, 2019-19:31
After looking at luxury watches for almost 3 years now, I had wanted to get a simple time-only dress watch with a highly finished movement. I previously considered a few of the usual candidates in this segment, but none of them resonated with me after put...  

What a great watch.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 24th, 2019-22:40
I am a big sucker for email dials, but the purple hands add another dimension. And a good auction story.

Congrats on this beauty! :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-07:50

Congrats

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 26th, 2019-01:04
This turns out into a week on WS with most text per post ever written and I'm very happy about it! Cheers D

It is wonderful to read the amazing stories.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 26th, 2019-02:35
And these are only the ones we feel comfortable writing down. Many, many more remain hidden until told at a GTG.

A not so exciting story but a very importend one for me .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-01:43
About 16years ago i went to a local car fair ( concours de elegance ) on that fair they had a few stands with all kind of items , one of them was from a jong watch trader (amsterdam watch company AWCO) who just had become a AD for Christiaan vd Klaauw . B...  

An origin story.Great to read one.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 25th, 2019-02:23
But now you're 100% Indy. And you are wiser when it comes to delivery dates, hehe.

Hahah your right my friend .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-02:58
The Long Wait 😫. Its only getting worse after all these years 😬

It's not getting worse.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 25th, 2019-03:44
You are getting older and less patient.

😁👍🏻

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-12:53
So true

🤗

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-12:53
Thanks

It will allways be part my collection .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-12:55
Its a special watch for different reasons but thats the most importent one 🙏🏻🤗

CvdK makes some amazing watches.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 25th, 2019-06:06
I have been hooked since I saw yours, Arie.

Any excuse will do! ;)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 25th, 2019-07:56
In our home, it would not been me to get a new watch...! Very happy you found the Indy's, my friend! Best Blomman

I really haven't forgotten her .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-12:58
Bought her a nice gift too back then 😉

Good! :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 26th, 2019-02:27

Birth of child and birth of love for Independents in correlation...can't get much better than this

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 25th, 2019-13:52
I really like your story....would press like under your post but we here are old school guys so we still appreciate writing to thumbing up unlike some other platforms Cheers D

Thanks for the nice words my friend 🤗

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 25th, 2019-14:24
👍🏻😉

Since I see many law breakers up in this here Wrist Scan this week, I guess I gotta break the law myself ;) with another story (don't have to count this one in the judging if its too much

 
 By: Rogi : January 25th, 2019-12:34
but just wanted to share how you guys triggered me to remember something.) With all this talk of Omega and your wonderful stories it reminded me of a piece I picked up around 4 years ago...…..then forgot completely :O I was on the lookout for a Rattrapant...  

NO they are not :)))) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 25th, 2019-13:46

+1000000 [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 26th, 2019-02:33

A rarely seen piece, and with a good story attached.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 26th, 2019-02:33
It counts.

I think I have posted this story before but here goes

 
 By: watch-guy.com : January 25th, 2019-15:17
I first learned about this watch about 10 years ago when the owner disclosed to me he had a pristine daytona in his sure of the reference but hardly worn Are you interested in selling? I asked Make me an offer he countered- Jeez I hate that I made him a ...  

That's long story ;)

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 26th, 2019-01:01
But great outcome. Cheers D

Late entry...

 
 By: KMII : January 26th, 2019-01:00
Been in the hospital since Wednesday, so a quick, late entry. Decided on the Minerva Pythagore A481. The watch used to belong to another Purist and he brought it along once, to my very first GTG, even if it was just the two of us over coffee 😊 I liked the...  

This watch was meant to be!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 26th, 2019-02:27
Hope nothing serious at the hospital! Best Blomman

Thanks Blomman!

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-22:14
Nothing tragic at the hospital but it involved the whole family with slightly different ailments. All home in the meantime 👍🏻

Never too late.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 26th, 2019-02:31
Hope all is well with you. Get out of the hospital soon.

I was actually the least afflicted...

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-22:17
With the whole family being hospitalized. Fortunately all are at home in the meantime (well, I am traveling for work, so unfortunately not home), so all good. Tired and on a tasking schedule but that will pass eventually 😊

That is also true...

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-22:18
Just depends on the definition. With one other Purist it was Adam, as a plural (which as you know starts with three in Slovenia) it was the Zagreb one with you and Zabreg 😊

:));) [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 3rd, 2019-02:39

Hello dear friend KM! Hope you are doing better and will be out of hospital soon! All the best for you my friend! Nice story you share...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 26th, 2019-05:02
... And a beautiful watch which will always remind you of this story! Hagwe my friend! Get better soon and have a nice week end! Abel

Thanks for the kind words, Abel!

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-22:13
We’re all out of the hospital in the meantime so things are looking up. Still got a schedule that kills, so no downtime till April at the earliest. Oh well...

Get well ASAP! [nt]

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 26th, 2019-08:15

Thanks Arie!

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-22:11
In the meantime we’re all out of the hospital, which is a start. Now all I need is a bit of a break on top but this is not looking likely so soon...

Get well soon my friend .🙏🏻

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : January 26th, 2019-13:46
Very nice story btw 👍🏻. The power of these forums and there people

Absolutely, Watchonthewrist!

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-22:10
The people at the end of the day are what it’s all about 👍🏻

My daughter and me.

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 27th, 2019-02:42
Thinking I didn’t really have an exciting story chasing watches I thought I would leave this weeks WS for what it is. And really I don’t have an exciting story, but I did just realize I have had a little watch buying accomplish on a few occasions. So situ...  

Great story, Arie.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 27th, 2019-02:59
The bonding with your daughteris priceless. Plus, you really can’t say no to them, right? But now you trained her, Pavlov-style.

Yes. Which at first I found endearing.

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 27th, 2019-03:27
But having giving it some more thought it will only mean she will take my watches from me sooner or later...

These are great charming stories dear Arie!! I feel you have a great watch lover partner in your little daughter!! And a potential young collector as well! ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 28th, 2019-04:26
... there is no better way of enjoying our hobby than sharing it with our beloved ones! All the best my friend! Abel PS: Great shot and watch as well!!