WS edition for Friday 12th is Open Now! Theme is: "Defining Keeper for Life" Participants can post their entries in this thread now.

Feb 12, 2021,04:59 AM
 

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! 
Abel

PS:
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.









































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Beautiful watches Abel ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 12th, 2021-05:06
I will be back to post later today. Best regards The Captain

Time for Minerva

 
 By: deBalzac : February 12th, 2021-06:56
The Minerva Pythagore is a very special and personal watch for me. I bought the watch from a watchmaker who became a good friend, sadly he past away on Christmas Eve only 77 years old. I will always remember him as a friend, a great watchmaker and a gentl...  

Hello deBalzac!! A beautiful timepiece with a nice story...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-08:35
... behind and including wonderful memorabilia. It will always remind you of your good friend and watchmaker. I understand you so well as I also lost a good friend of several decades who was also my watchmaker. I miss him so much and I fond so much a coup... 

Keepers...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 12th, 2021-07:27
Hello dear Abel and friends of WristScan, The theme for WristScan this weekend is certainly thought provoking. I would like to share just a few of the many watches that I would consider keepers for life. They certainly evoke special thoughts and memories....  

Hello dear Captain! Thanks a lot for sharing with us...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-08:49
... your Keepers! Easy to understand that this classic beauty you had on your wrist when you married your keeper for life is in your list! Beautiful choice for such an special event in life. The Nautilus an awesome timepiece I wish I could view in the met... 

Thank you for your kind message

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 12th, 2021-14:34

Hello, dear Captain ! As so many times, great choices of superb tic-tacs.

 
 By: hs111 : February 13th, 2021-07:56
I’m specially taken by the two PPs, whereby the formidable Nautilus would get my nod, without forgetting the Vintage one. Also that special Speedmaster is a revelation, like it is in Abel’s list. Have a great remainder of your WE ! Cheers, hs

Hello dear hs ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 13th, 2021-10:42
Thank you for your kind message. I must admit that I enjoy the Nautilus, it’s no “safe queen” ;-)). Hope that you are keeping well. Best regards The Captain

Thank you Hans for your kind comments. I hope...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-08:51
... you can share with us a Keeper from your collection. Look forward to know it! Best! Abel

Beautiful theme and stories

 
 By: Cookies : February 12th, 2021-08:18
I will join in after careful reflection on this deep topic. Sorry my photography is bad, but I try for camaradarie. Have a great week ahead.

Hello Cookies!! No special photography skills are needed...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-08:54
... to participate. We will be delighted to know your Keeper or Keepers ... The goal is to share stories, thoughts and memories and enjoy the feedback and the stories of other friends here. Thank you so much for your kind comments! Best! Abel

Many keepers..... but let me show a few...

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : February 12th, 2021-09:47
My grandfathers Zenith. He only used it for official functions and.. christmas My CK2913.. because I was hunting it for 10 years A Omega sales model. with calibra 560. Because I spend a few years on hunting all references down and find out the story behin...  

What a great collection of Keepers you share Hans! Wonderful!! As I wrote in my presentation of the Theme, one of them is related to your Grand Father, another to your Father...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-12:57
... and that makes for such a strong liaison with you beyond the beauty of them making a Keeper for life. How nice! It is easy to understand too your love for the CK 2913: a long hunt for a coveted and beautiful piece makes for a strong connection. Intere... 

Hmmmm, the first two!!!

 
 By: amanico : February 12th, 2021-14:32

Wonderful memories...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 13th, 2021-03:42
You have a wonderful collection of memories with your watches. Truly keepers. Best regards The Captain

Bought my MIH...

 
 By: jporos : February 12th, 2021-09:56
not only to celebrate 20 years of service but more so to celebrate my promotion to full professor. Definitely a keeper. HAGWE! ...  

+1

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-13:03

Hello dear Jporos! A very special watch celebrating two very important milestones in your life! That makes a Keeper for life, no doubt! To the enjoyment of wearing it adds the ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-13:02
... reminding of these great accomplishments each time you view it on your wrist. Thank you for sharing it with us! Have a nice week end! Best, Abel

Excellent!

 
 By: amanico : February 12th, 2021-14:32

One of the coolest watches ever made

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : February 12th, 2021-22:36
A perfect watch for the Professor looking to keep things on the stealth side. Great story and watch to match.

Definitely an achievement to be celebrated...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 13th, 2021-03:44
With your keeper.

JLC Master Control Date

 
 By: 1neilfrancis : February 12th, 2021-11:42
...  

Albino Speedmaster

 
 By: 1neilfrancis : February 12th, 2021-11:48
...  

Hello Neil! You share two beautiful watches you share here, both the JLC Master Control Date and the Albino Speedy. I love the straps you choose for your MC. They add a touch...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-13:15
... of color to enhance the classic and understated presence of this beautiful timepiece. I am a lover of Speedmasters and the Albino is a superb variation. Just for the beauty of these watches can make them a Keeper. Do you have any story behind their hu... 

Hello, yes... sorry...

 
 By: 1neilfrancis : February 12th, 2021-13:25
I should have filled in the story a little more. The JLC... I bought this in 2005 and for many years never 'loved it', but lived with it. I thought it too 'conservative' for me. And it has taken a long time to reveal its charms. Honestly, I am still findi... 

Thank you for your explanations about your beautiful JLC. My personal experience with this type of "conservative" watches is that they need the touch of a different and sometimes ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-16:01
... striking set of straps to add a little spice to the combo. That´s exactly what you did with these superb Camille Fournet set. They make some extraordinary work indeed. I own a Calibre by Cartier with its black alligator original straps which I liked s... 

I've always loved Speedmasters

 
 By: 1neilfrancis : February 12th, 2021-13:29
... and a white dialled one makes an attractive change every now and again. I think as long as I have a black dial Speedy, I'd like to keep this for the contrast. And I will, for sure, always have so black dialled Speedmaster in the collection.

Speedmasters are lovely watches and the white dialed ones very attractive and different to the classic black. Regrettably white dialed Speedys have been offered only in special editions...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-16:06
... and never as a common option. Black is of course the classic Moonwatch dial and historically the one associated with this model. I feel you are right in your idea of adding a black dialed one to your collection and enjoy rotating it with this superb A... 

Wow, very cool!

 
 By: amanico : February 12th, 2021-14:33

A few keepers

 
 By: jml_watches : February 12th, 2021-12:52
Hi If I'm honest - once I've got a watch, it's going nowhere. So a few picks. My Oris Big Crown - the first proper watch I bought for myself. My Reverso - took over 3 years to pull the trigger. Now had for nearly 20, so a good decision. Finally my Poljot ...  

Thank you so much for your entry JML! You made me laugh when I read your phrase "Once I got a watch... it goes nowhere" because it is my same feelings. My close friends call me...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-13:32
... "Black Hole" because everything which enters my collection never gets out! Lol. You share three beautiful and interesting pieces which show that being a Keeper is not a matter of brand or price but of the emotions it brings to the owner. A first "seri... 

Thanks - they're all really enjoyable to wear & as I said not going anywhere

 
 By: jml_watches : February 13th, 2021-10:26
The only downside - if there is one - of never letting anything go, sometimes they don't get worn as often as they should Cheers JML

Jajaja!

 
 By: amanico : February 13th, 2021-17:16

;)

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-18:53

I like the Oris

 
 By: Cookies : February 12th, 2021-23:40
The lume on the hands are so abundant. Poljot is very nice too. Rarely seen, and in a very military styled case.

Thanks :)

 
 By: jml_watches : February 13th, 2021-10:23
I decided to wear the Oris today. Looked at the guarantee & I've had it for 23 years now. Not bad going 🙂 Cheers JML

Keepers...

 
 By: amanico : February 12th, 2021-14:30
I have... A bit too many, but I cannot really complain. And I could keep on playing ad infinitum... Best, Nicolas ...  

Certainly! You can´t complain! I saw they comming my dear Nicolas. They are truly Keepers, I know they are all beautiful and some unique and I know your love for them.

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 12th, 2021-15:53
The photography? Superb! Just keep enjoying and loving my dear friend. Abrazos desde unas muy humedas Pampas!! Abel

:)))

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-18:54

I predicted some correctly

 
 By: Cookies : February 12th, 2021-23:41
Esp the GMT master, and the Duometre. Superb photography!

Nice to have so many keepers and story about them!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : February 13th, 2021-04:50

As always great choices and superb pics. I’m recurringly mesmerized by that formidable Milspec I ! (That Tudor is a treasure as well).

 
 By: hs111 : February 13th, 2021-08:10
And your 6542 is a treat, obviously, not to forget the Vintage DSA, the shared Duométre and that PP Worldtime being appealing treasures. Seeing again some of your compelling FF’s and TRs is something I definitely would be looking forward to see again (onc... 

Two Blancpains And A Duometre...

 
 By: elliot55 : February 13th, 2021-10:34
... Go into a bar... Beautiful, mon ami. - Scott

When The Watch Is A Gift From The Watchmaker Himself..

 
 By: elliot55 : February 12th, 2021-18:21
... It's something you keep for life. Martin Braun Selene A New Moon for this week's WristScan. Thanks for your consideration. - Scott ...  

Awesome one, Scott!

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : February 12th, 2021-22:39
When you coming to Solana Beach next?

Hey Brandon,Thanks...

 
 By: elliot55 : February 13th, 2021-10:42
... I am so due for a visit. Maybe something in the next couple of weeks. Have to see my uncle in La Jolla.

Ain't That The Truth...

 
 By: elliot55 : February 13th, 2021-10:43
... You and I both.

Haha!

 
 By: amanico : February 13th, 2021-10:46

Fantastic Scott!! A superb watch as a gift from the watch maker himself makes for a Keeper for Life without any doubt!! Awesome timepiece this Selene by MB!

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-04:54
Thank you so much for sharing this unique piece with us and I wish you will keep enjoying it so much! Hagwe! Abel

Thank You, Dear Abel...

 
 By: elliot55 : February 13th, 2021-10:45
... I figured you can't just call a watch a "never let it go" piece unless there is something very special attached.

The toughest watch proven in action

 
 By: xiu laba : February 12th, 2021-22:27
This Orient saturation diver has been through a lot with me. Worn it on many dive trips, but more importantly it has been through a motorcycle accident and a car accident with me, and we both survived with scars to tell the tale. A reminder to my older se...  

Thank you so much for participating in our WS Xiu laba!! Terrific tool watch you share with us. Looks like super tough indeed, built like a tank. I´m happy that you survived those accidents...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-05:01
... and that the watch too. It looks like a serious diving watch it is. I can understand it is your Keeper for life. Take care and have a nice week end. Best, Abel

Thanks Abel!

 
 By: xiu laba : February 13th, 2021-10:17

Here’s my contribution

 
 By: Cookies : February 13th, 2021-00:35
Mistakes I’ve made a few...one was to trade away my kermit. I can never get it back now. But here’s to life. It’s my birthday today and I’m wearing the Airking which will stay with me for life. There is something about this piece that resonates with me. ...  

Thanks Nico

 
 By: Cookies : February 13th, 2021-05:31
=D

Wow Cookies! Happy Birthday!! Beautiful and yummy B-Day cake!! I wish you´ll spend a wonderful day celebrating with your beloved ones. The Air King is a wonderful watch which ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-05:08
... deserves more attention from users and collectors. A unique dial, specially for Rolex standards. It can make a perfect Keeper for life. Regarding mistakes... we all have made our mistakes which we will always remember and regret. But that´s Life! Have... 

Thanks Abel so much

 
 By: Cookies : February 13th, 2021-05:30
Sincerely, if I could take one watch to heaven, this would be it. ;/

It arrived only this week but will be a lifetime keeper for sure

 
 By: penfriend : February 13th, 2021-04:54
Montblanc Villeret Grand Chronograph Grand Feu Champleve blue enamel dial with Minerva caliber 16.29 housed in platinum case at 47mm (LE 1/1) There are others I could share but currently my focus is only on this piece ...  

Wow! What a marvel you share Penfriend!! Awesome timepiece! And what a case back and movement. Such a beautiful timepiece which arrived in time to share with us. Thank you!

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-05:17
I can well understand that your attention is focused in this magnificent arrival. I feel this can easily became a Keeper for Life for you. Enjoy it so much and in the best of good health! Hagwe! Abel

A wonderful one, my friend.

 
 By: amanico : February 13th, 2021-09:37

Amazing Piece...

 
 By: elliot55 : February 13th, 2021-10:46
... And fantastic photographs. Superb.

I would consider all of my watches as keeper. But there is the one and only which is like to show you.

 
 By: Ahoi : February 13th, 2021-05:13
We all know how hard that is for a watch Holic. The ultimate keeper for life is my pam1080 the paneristis watch made from and for German speaking Paneristi community (Swiss - Austria - Germany ) . On the case back it has the 3 flags engraved and the text ...  

I can well understand your feelings around this beautiful Pam 1080 dear friend Ahoi. It is a beautiful model with all the DNA of the brand and with a very special meaning for...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-05:22
... Paneristi Community and specially for those German speaking fans of the brand as you well explain. All its features make it very special and ticks all the boxes to consider it a Keeper for Life. Keep enjoying it so much my dear friend and thanks a lot... 

Interesting theme,but sometimes serendipity play a role

 
 By: halkcb : February 13th, 2021-05:48
...here are two keepers that were bought unplanned and on first sight,not top watches, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder First, the at a retailer on the way to the airport,an impulse buy that stood the test of time by its simplicity--i just love i...  

Hello Henry! Thank you for sharing your watches and thoughts. I completely agree with you about serendipity playing a role. Our hobby is a long journey full of surprises...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-06:09
... and many times unplanned catches. I know that so well! Both the Credor and the Cartier Santos are beautiful timepieces with classic designs worth the title of Keepers. I personally feel that price, brand or spectacular designs have nothing to do with ... 

This is a great theme

 
 By: Boris : February 13th, 2021-05:56
There are a few watches in my collection that I'd like to think are keepers for life: the Explorer II 16570 and the VC 1955 Cornes de Vache, to name but two. Then, there is also something to be said about an absolute classic, iconic watch that has stood t...  

Thank you so much Boris and I´m happy to know you like the theme. The two watches you mention are surely Keepers. Both are among my favorites in my own collection. Now...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-06:01
... Big congrats on your new catch. It is a timeless classic in its new recently introduced version and I´m glad you got it for your collection and that you already consider a worthy Keeper for Life. I like very much the features included in this new vers... 

Congrats, my friend. Enjoy!

 
 By: amanico : February 13th, 2021-09:40

Hmmhh.. Let me see how to play..

 
 By: hs111 : February 13th, 2021-06:32
Actually - like most of us - there are several keepers, but I’ll simply focus on some of the bunch.. This one FF Aqua Lung NoRad as it’s unusual but with sportive appeal Here my very first “good watch”, from some 60 yrs ago. She has been with me allover i...  

Hello my dear friend HS! How fortunate you are of having so many Keepers for Life in your collection. Agree with you that it would be very difficult to reduce your list and leave outside...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-06:43
... any of these beautiful watches. If I were the owner myself it would be impossible not to mention all of them. I liked so much reading the description you made of each of them and agree with all your comments. Keepers for Life are chosen not only for t... 

Hello dear Abel in kind return !Thx a lot for your as always so nice sentiment

 
 By: hs111 : February 13th, 2021-07:43
Indeed, it is on occasions, such as this WS-topic, one realizes how intense

Hello dear friend HS. It´s always my pleasure to view and comment your superb timepieces. Indeed our theme of this edition reveals the intense sentiments behind our pieces in our...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-18:33
... collections. Intense enough to make us feel that we wish to keep them forever to remind us those stories, events and persons they treasure in their cases. Hagwe! Abel

Thx my dear friend for your kind looking

 
 By: hs111 : February 13th, 2021-10:35
BTW: also you happen to know most of them. as well. Best, hs

Well.. Just quite few.. As you in fact know pretty much all in my stable.. Maybe with..

 
 By: hs111 : February 14th, 2021-01:14
.. the exception of 1 or 2 only (maximum).. Have a great Sunday for you

Wow - great selection

 
 By: jml_watches : February 13th, 2021-10:32

Beautiful Pieces, HS...

 
 By: elliot55 : February 13th, 2021-10:50
... Blancpain 50 Fathoms are tops. Great Pics!

Thx for your kind looking

 
 By: hs111 : February 13th, 2021-11:56

Your 1680 is full of character dear Abel..

 
 By: S F : February 13th, 2021-06:39
Seeing the patina and bezel fade evolve thru the years of ownership is real joy. I have several which I would call them keepers..... The JLC Sun Moon - my first watch into the hobby. The 249 - the one to keep among my PAMs My first VC, the Historiques Tri...  

Great Reverso - looks stunning

 
 By: jml_watches : February 13th, 2021-10:33

Thank you JML!🥂

 
 By: S F : February 13th, 2021-20:07
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Thank you so much dear friend S F for your kind comments about my Sub 1680. Its many scars and faded bezel insert is testimony of many years of faithful service. It has many stories...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-18:07
... to tell lived on my wrist. You share a superb collection of Keepers. The GMT PCG is truly fabulous and well deserves the title of Keeper for life. You share it in a great static shot. Then I´m specially fond of the Sun Moon Reverso and of course the P... 

Great theme dear Abel ,

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : February 13th, 2021-07:56
I consider all my watches as keepers 😉 but i have two very special watch for me personally and thats my Baume ...  

Baume and Mercier Linea

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : February 13th, 2021-08:09
The first watch I bought for myself Another keeper is my Christiaan vd Klaauw Modial . A watch i bought when my little princess was born and has her name and birthdate engraved on the rotor. Hagwe ...  

Awesome, this CVDK!

 
 By: amanico : February 13th, 2021-09:44

Hello Watchonthewrist! So cute that B&M! Being the first watch bought for yourself makes it an special pieces and a Keeper for Life.

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-18:19
And your CVDK is an awesome timepiece. Celebrating the birth of your princess and having her name and birthdate on its rotor makes this wonderful watch well worth the title of Keeper for life too. Thank you for sharing with us my friend. Hagwe! Abel

Most of my collection is keepers for life - my kids problem.. but maybe these three are the last to go if a crises 😏

 
 By: FRAMII : February 13th, 2021-09:55
Patek 5035 the watch I got for myself after finishing my MBA: Patek 5131 J and P - just because my love for worldtimers: Fram ...  

Gorgeous and stunning Pateks Fram!! 5035 celebrating your MBA is a wonderful reminder of that milestone. The WT´s both sublime timepieces.

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-16:58
Thank you so much for sharing with us and I wish you´ll keep enjoying and loving so much. Hagwe! Abel

. . . and boy, what a project . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2021-12:24
. . . that was! There were so many pitfalls and dead ends we had to confront, starting with FedEx delivery. But as they say, "all's well that ends well." So obviously, the Argentine Bombshell is tops on my list . . . . . . for the very same reason your 91...  

Thank you so much dear Art for sharing with us your Keepers for life. The story of my (our) Friendship Flightmaster is epic. My intervention in the Argentine Bombshell project is so far from...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-15:41
... all the work, time and dead ends you had to confront have no comparison. I was very happy to finally capture your SM and be able to deliver it to you. Now about the other Keepers you share: All have awesome stories behind and that make them so special... 

Actually, it's been an interesting weekend so far . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2021-21:29
. . . to say the least. Hint: it's the Omega in the background that's really interesting ;-) . . . ...  

Your eyesight . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 14th, 2021-09:19
. . . is perfect, Abel!

Oh, yes ... if it is the new Sedna Gold Speedy?

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : February 14th, 2021-09:16
Any real ptctures of it?

None . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 14th, 2021-09:20
. . . other ;-) . . .

My keeper for life :)

 
 By: Filip : February 13th, 2021-12:47
RL 867 White Gold with Piaget 430 ...  

Never say "never" said a wise person once...but I'd be hard pressed to not keep this UN amongst others it has to be said.

 
 By: Tim Jackson : February 13th, 2021-13:43
A 2006 gift for Father's Day many moons ago, my older girls might not and rightly so, ever forgive me for letting this Blue Surf go! The following would be extremely difficult to let go of too... HAGWE All, Cheers, Tim ...  

A lot!

 
 By: amanico : February 14th, 2021-01:00

Thanks Ron!

 
 By: Tim Jackson : February 14th, 2021-08:53

You know I am not a Rolex fan but your submariner is awesome

 
 By: Ahoi : February 13th, 2021-13:44
That would be even a keeper for me. Looks so great . I remember your MM story . So for sure u gotta keep it

I also have a few “lifers.” But for today’s purposes I’ll choose my 5164a.

 
 By: BigAppleBill : February 13th, 2021-18:10
Once I saw the 5164 I was smitten. Great symmetry, sporty, casual, comfortable, under-the-radar, and still nice enough to wear with a suit. But the main attraction was the intuitive Travel Time function. I had a Rolex GMT at the time, but the Aquanaut Tra...  

Hello dear Bill! How nice story you share behind your superb Aquanaut 5164! I´m happy to read it and specially its happy end when you finally got this beautiful and practical timepiece.

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 13th, 2021-19:19
It well deserves to be considered a Keeper for Life and I wish you´ll keep enjoying so much. Have a nice week end and thanks a lot for your participation! Cheers! Abel

This one is for (my) life!

 
 By: Mary Anny : February 14th, 2021-03:20
Born at some point in Rome in the sixties, it became mine in the late eighties. My everyday watch until 1993, at school, hiking, diving... After getting wet whilst diving in Italy, it never fully recovered. With all its service parts and stories to tell, ...  

Exactly!

 
 By: Mary Anny : February 14th, 2021-03:47

Hello dear Mary Anny, thank you so much for sharing your 5513 in this stunning shot. Regret you had this bad experience with your watch. I never heard comments saying that Submariners...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 14th, 2021-05:34
... are unreliable diving watches and my own experience with my several ones tells they are very reliable and tough. This is not to deny that a Submariner or any other watch can fail. As you know most problems with flooding watches is due to failure in O ... 

Thanks dear Abel!

 
 By: Mary Anny : February 14th, 2021-07:45
Well, at least in Italy Rolex dive watches have always had plenty of opponents, particularly among divers using Japanese watches, especially in the eighties and the nineties when literally everybody started to dive with Citizen and Rolex dive watches begu... 

Hello Simone. Thank you for your comments. Agree with you about diving watches both quartz and mechanics. The need to change batteries periodically makes natural to also check...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 15th, 2021-04:55
... gaskets and test the timepiece for waterproofness after the change. We (I include myself) tend to forget to check or test our mechanic dive watches for many years sometimes imagining that waterproofness is forever guaranteed in high end watches. That´... 

I like your 1680 very much!

 
 By: Mary Anny : February 15th, 2021-05:15
The old warrior has been forbidden to dive by the watchmaker so it now lives the life of a retired old man getting out for special occasions only. I own a stand-in watch, a Black Bay 58 that I use every day and for diving with me. Thanks for your comments... 

Hello again dear Simone. Thank you for your kind compliments. As an old workhorse these watches arrive to an age and a sentimental value which requires their retirement- I also retired ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 15th, 2021-06:59
... my old 1680 as it is too valuable to me for sentimental reasons to risk it in the water though it works perfect and passed its last waterproof check a few years ago. I also got several diving watches which can replace it easily and without any concern... 

El placer es mío.

 
 By: Mary Anny : February 15th, 2021-07:37
Saludos, Simone

🙏🙏🥂🥂

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 15th, 2021-08:44

Always collect watches to keep

 
 By: Weems@8 : February 14th, 2021-05:53
Selling is never an option for me. Buying at special places, a new watch immediately falls part in the emotional category. I buy to want something, not to sell a couple of years later. Not enough money for a watch is no reason to sell some of my watches. ... 

Interesting answer dear Weems!

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 14th, 2021-06:44
We share similar thoughts and feelings around the pieces which make our collections. They immediately develop a strong emotional connection and it is not easy to part with them. In any case I still have some favorites among them. Those I call Keepers. I t... 

Thank you Abel

 
 By: Weems@8 : February 14th, 2021-12:11
Today i decided that it is important keep on watch collecting. My new watch since Saturday have an interesting dial. It is well made and that is so typical Longines, i think it is a wonder. Different light falls change the watch it’s character. Kind Regar... 

My pleasure Sven! Glad to know your decision.

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 15th, 2021-18:21
I wish you’ll post some pictures of your Longines and your thoughts around it. It is a brand I like so much. Specially the new models they offer with designs based in models of the past. Enjoy yours so much! Best Abel

I can tell why it is Abel

 
 By: Weems@8 : February 16th, 2021-01:30
The heritage series. I have two of them. The fun for me with Longines is the surprise effect. 10 watch producing facilities in one building. They produce affordable watches, that can be seen, they produce expensive watches can be seen, and in de middle. E... 

Sorry for the late entry, Abel...

 
 By: KMII : February 14th, 2021-06:21
But the weekend was hectic. So far I have not parted from a single piece (apart of a handful that my wife now calls her own 😉)... But if I was to have to choose, I guess the following would stay, as it was a custom made wedding anniversary piece... As wou...  

Never too late dear friend KM!! Happy to receive your entry!

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 14th, 2021-06:39
I was sure your beautiful special Habrings ordered for your wedding was among your Keepers for life. It well deserves it! And of course your graduation present has all the merit too! Two great Keepers for Life my friend! Thank you so much for sharing with...