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WS edition for Friday 12th is Open Now! Theme is: "Defining Keeper for Life" Participants can post their entries in this thread now.
Hello dear friends!
I have the pleasure to be your Host this week end and as announced in my post of last Wednesday the theme request our participants to define what means that a watch (or watches) in their collections is "a keeper for life".
We´ll be delighted to view your shots of watches deserving this title and a few paragraphs describing why they bring this special feeling to your souls and hearts.
A keeper for life has been bought to mark an special event: an special date or celebration, or a personal achievement. May be it was received from your Dad or Grandad or as a gift from your wife or a cherished friend.
In any case a watch considered a keeper for life is a very special piece which always provokes thoughts and memories and an special joy whenever we wear them. It is a watch that we deeply wish to keep for the rest of our life.
I wish we will be receiving many answers to this call along the three days of our classic event ending next Sunday around 5PM GMT when our judges will reveal their veredicts.
As usual participants may send shots to participate in any or all three Categories:
1) Best Wrist Shot
2) Best Static Shot
3) Best Watch of the week (to be chosen by the Host among all watches submitted)
You may post your entries in this same thread.
I wish a nice, safe and enjoyable week end my dear watch loving friends!
I am sharing five keepers for life in my collection:
1) My 1680 Submariner which accompanies me since bought brand new in February 1977 to replace a beloved 5513 stolen from me during a robbery at gun point I suffered a few days before. It was my only watch for several decades in my daily life, vacations by the sea, sport scuba diving, etc.. I feel it is part of me.
2) My PP World Timer ref 5110G which I had been dreaming with for years like an unreachable watch till I could buy mine pre owned in an "as new" condition after being offered to me twice in a two year period.
3) My Panerai Pam 587 Mamma Mia with a nice story and memories of how I could finally get it in Paris in 2014.
4) My Friendship Flightmaster. Reminder of the fact that friendship and passion transcends frontiers and distances. This watch traveled all the way from Germany to the US West Coast to the hands of my good friend Art who invested time and efforts to restore it to its working NOS condition and then it travelled to Miami and from there to my own hands in my Country where I enjoy and treasure it.
5) My Omega Speedmaster Moonshine celebrating 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing. An old dream come true when Omega announced it and I felt I would die if I could not get mine.