WS edition for weekend starting Friday 27th is Open Now! Theme: "Three Watches that never fail to make me Smile!"

May 27, 2022,03:17 AM

... Hello dear friends!

I'll have the pleasure to host this edition of our classic event WS starting today Friday 27th and ending Sunday 29th afternoon around 5 PM UTC.

I'm sure all our friends own at least one (and most probable several) watches which never fail to bring a big smile to their faces every time they strap them to their wrists. 

The challenge is to share no more than three watches and tell us briefly the reasons they bring such a smile: probably a watch always provoking a big smile relates to a personal achievement, a connection with a close relative or friend, or an special event in our lives. 

I wish this Theme will bring many participants sharing awesome timepieces and stories!

You may begin posting your entries in this same thread and as usual you may participate in any or all three categories:

Best wrist shot

Best Static shot

Best Watch of the Week

Those participants who wish to act as Volunteer Judges may contact me by PM. Judging is an interesting and enjoyable experience! 

Look forward to a very enjoyable and interesting weekend viewing and reading the entries of our participants! 

Best cordial regards,

PS: thank you so much dear Captain Scarlet for your kind help with the nice posters for our WS editions!

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Here three watches in my collection which never fail …

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-03:56
… to bring a big smile in my face when wearing them! My Rolex Submariner ref 1680 Red. This oldie reminds me my far youth in the mid 1960’s my early love for Rolex brand, my passion for becoming an Scuba diver and everything related to the U/W world. It a...  

Wow 🤩 …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 27th, 2022-08:42
Tremendous start to WristScan der Abel. Three that definitely made me smile just thinking about the combination. The vintage Red Sub is legendary and the Moonshine is one that got me as soon as I first looked at it. As for the Flightmaster, friendships ar... 

Hello dear Captain! I’m happy to know you liked my selection!

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-12:09
Thank you so much for your kind comments!! Have a great weekend my dear friend and look forward to your entry! Guess you got some great “smile making watches” in your collection!! Cheers! Abel

I shall return !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 27th, 2022-12:48

Ha ha ha! Of course!! 😉

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-16:54

Hello, dear Abel !.. You did it again, in bringing not one, but several up to many pics selected.. In a way, quite a smart move ! ;))

 By: hs111 : May 27th, 2022-12:41
My personal fav is the Submariner 1680 Red, a real Classic ! Also liked the shot with the Astronaut quite a bit !.. But, but.. You cleverly presented 8 pics for the Sub alone, 4 for the Omega and 4 again for the Flightmaster !.. Really a thick ticket, but... 

Ha ha ha!! Hello dear HS!! It was a little license for the host! Lol! Limit is three watches…

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-16:58
… maximun but not limit in number of shots! Lol! Glad you like my selection and shots dear friend. Appreciate your kind comments and your good wishes dear HS!! I wish you’ll enjoy a wonderful weekend! Cheers! Abel

Three pieces guaranteed to bring a smile to one’s face…

 By: KMII : May 29th, 2022-14:08
All three with special stories behind 👏🏻👌🏻👍🏻 Great way to kick off the theme, Abel 🙌🏻

Thank you so much dear KM for your kind comments!

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-14:33
Yes, stories are as important as the watches to their owners!! Glad you liked my choices! Hagwe! Abel

Well.. Let me see, of how to play within the boundaries of the theme..

 By: hs111 : May 27th, 2022-13:14
So here my three choices ( tough call to decide within my stables); One caveat though: As so many here, I’m convinced, that most of us have a number of tic-tacs, which really make us smile.. For Humble me , to name a few, such as the Vintage Rolex 6542, m...  

Hello dear friend HS!! Knowing part of your collection…

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-18:02
… I can well understand that it was not an easy task to choose just three pieces as absolutely all of your watches would make me smile like a very happy man! Anyway you made a great choice following the three watch challenge! How not to smileviewing your ... 

Thx kindly for your nice & long message, which I appreciate a lot !!

 By: hs111 : May 28th, 2022-08:50
It’s a pleasure for me, that you liked my choices for your stimulating theme. - You are right, that it sometimes is not too easy, to really select just very few, here 3 tic-tacs, but it was an almost educational selection to pick them out from a whole num... 

Calways my big pleasure to view and comment your posts dear HS! Yes, yes: agree with you: birds of a feather flock together! Lol!

 By: Subexplorer : May 28th, 2022-18:47
Agree with you : we have a common friend a Devilish Parisian friend I may add that has stimulated both you and me in several occassions! Lol! Knowing our members would own several smile making watches I wished to complicate things a bit limiting the choic... 

;)) = :)))

 By: hs111 : May 29th, 2022-07:21


 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-13:53

Three pieces that are also somehow identified with you…

 By: KMII : May 29th, 2022-14:11
And that fit you very well - not always the common choice but superb, understated, elegant and well informed 🙌🏻👏🏻👌🏻

Hello, dear K !.. Thx so much for kind looking & your nice words !

 By: hs111 : May 29th, 2022-15:01
Wishing you a good Sunday evening & a not too stressful upcoming next week ! Cheers & Best, hs.

Great and fun theme dear Abel

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 27th, 2022-13:20
Tbh all my watches make me smile when i see them (if not its time to let it go tbh) My latest NWA which is a gift from a very close and dear friend of mine. This is priceless and It puts a big smile on my face when i see it and think of our friendship Thi...  

Thank you so much dear Watchonthewrist for your wonderful entry!

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-17:07
Yes, I suspected that most of our participants would own several (many) smile provoking timepieces that’s why I challenged with a three watches limit! Lol! Nice watches you choose here: the MeisterSinger is a watch I have in my wish list and will enter my... 

Ich geb without looking at the pictures…

 By: KMII : May 29th, 2022-14:13
I would have guessed two out of the three chosen ones correctly 😁 Good reasons, why they make you smile, too - actually the best ones 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Smiling watches 🍾

 By: Stoikos : May 27th, 2022-14:06
Ceramic, metal, rubber…. Still sporty after all these years, in spite of its own luxury baggage The thrill of a chronograph at high speed Red text Daytona catches the light Casual Taking the happy face theme to ridiculous extreme… 🙂 ...  

Stunning shots to share these two “Smile makers” dear Stoikos!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-18:09
Thank you for sharing these beauties with us! A magnificent Daytona variant and an attractive Speedy both smile provoking timepieces you show here! And a great smiley T shirt you share as well! Love it! Keep enjoying your timepieces so much my friend and ... 

Three for joy

 By: jml_watches : May 27th, 2022-15:17
Hi All Here are my 3 Swatch yellow jelly - just a fun watch, came with me on my last big holiday. Also the one that gets the most comments! My first alarm & with a great blue dial Last but not least my Futurematic - 70 years old & still a joy to wear. Che...  

Hello dear JML !! Thank you so much for your superb entry!

 By: Subexplorer : May 27th, 2022-18:17
Three nice watches ! Your lovely Swatch confirms my thought I have mentioned several times: it’s not necessary to spend big bucks to own a watch which is enjoyable to wear and which brings us big smiles! Your Poljot beautiful blue dial starting your alarm... 

A great, diverse trio…

 By: KMII : May 29th, 2022-15:56
Showing that there is pleasure all over the watch world, and that our experiences with the watches are more important than anything as profane as pecuniary value 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Dear Abel, all 3 are superb!

 By: S F : May 28th, 2022-10:29
Your 1680 Red sings the loudest to me with a great story and such pristine condition. And you took great pics of the charmer! Have a great weekend! My top watch will be the 1675 Gilt PCG exclamation. I am late into Rolex and one particular ref that intrig...  

Helo dear friend S F! Thank you so much for your kind comments…

 By: Subexplorer : May 28th, 2022-16:27
… on my 1680. It is interesting how that little red detail makes a difference. Thank you for sharing your three smile makers. I feel the early 1675 pointed guards, minutes rail and dot is among the most beautiful and interesting vintage GMT. Yours is in a... 

Smile ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 28th, 2022-12:16
Hello dear Abel and friends, Smile and the whole world smiles with you ! This one gets me every time… Then you see the back ;-) … What is it about Snoopy that raises a smile every time … Having a little fun makes me smile … Finally, colour brightens any d...  

Simply love your choices and their pristine condition !

 By: hs111 : May 28th, 2022-14:44
That first shot is a hammer !.. HAGWE & Best !

Thank you HS 🙏…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 28th, 2022-18:11
I had a lot of fun with the first shot ! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Best regards Captain

Hello dear Captain!! “Smile and the whole world similes with you” …

 By: Subexplorer : May 28th, 2022-16:37
… a big truth!! And a great selection of smile makers you share! Agree with you that the Speedmaster Snoopy is such a charming and lovely watch. You can’t avoid a big smile when viewing its caseback !! Same can be said of your Timex Snoopy. Such a cute ch... 

Thank you Abel …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 28th, 2022-18:12
I thought you like the first photo ;-))

Haha, thank you !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 28th, 2022-19:05


 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-02:53

Hmmm… ok these three:

 By: RabidManatee : May 28th, 2022-15:24
Old reliable… always a great companion. How can a bright yellow diver not make you smile..? And the “new guy”, which is fast becoming a favorite. I’m beginning to understand why it’s such a classic. Have a great weekend everyone (and enjoy the extra day o...  

Rolex Explorer …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 28th, 2022-18:14
I absolutely love this watch, a real tool watch !

Thanks! It’s a keeper.

 By: RabidManatee : May 28th, 2022-19:38

Hello Rabid manatee! Three great choices you share! Thank you! The Explorer 1 is one of my own favorites too. It alwais brings me a smile too!

 By: Subexplorer : May 28th, 2022-18:51
I can well understand your other two choices as well. My two Reversos also bring big smiles and though I don't own a yellow dial diver, I own an orange dial Doxa which plays in same league I feel. Keep enjoying these watches so much my friend! Hagwe! Abel... 

An orange Doxa is a watch I’d like to see in person.

 By: RabidManatee : May 28th, 2022-19:43
The Seiko is fun but it’s a pity it isn’t more accurate; I’m too OCD to deal with 15 secs fast per day, especially when the movement doesn’t hack. Yes, the Reverso is cool. I’m thinking about strap options (one of our fellow members has been especially in... 

Hello Rabid Manatee! The Doxa is a lot of a watch for its price and the movemen is COSC certified. Very accurate. And its a classic among diving watches

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-02:39
there are several dial colors options as well. Regarding the Reverso (another classic!) agree that a watch can change a lot with a new strap once you find one that you really like on your watch. That's a very personal choice. Engraving is another interest... 

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my post.

 By: RabidManatee : May 29th, 2022-03:44
I feel like my collection is at an infection point, not sure where to go from here — I love vintage but am afraid that I don’t know enough to deal in that market. And I’m drawn to some independents as of late. Not sure what to get engraved on the Reverso ... 

It's my pleasure to answer you and to all participants dear RabidManatee! You deserve it!

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-13:51
I understand your point as I feel every collector arrives to a point of turn at one stage of this long and meandrous journey of collecting objects. I guess sometimes this can happen several times as our tastes change, our experience lets discover other ho... 

Thank you!

 By: RabidManatee : May 30th, 2022-20:38
I greatly appreciate your perspective and advice. Yes, many decisions to be made; as you said so well, this is a “meandrous journey”! Thank you and best regards!

The one that always brings a smile would be . . .

 By: Dr No : May 28th, 2022-18:00
. . . Niklaus . . . . . . because every time I see that dial it reminds me of our Nicolas. 🙂 ...  

Dear Abel, I love the theme again this week! However since most of my current collection is less then 2 year old, pretty much every watch I wear put a smile on my face…

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 28th, 2022-21:09
I still feel I live a small honeymoon phase with each one when I where each of them. That being said a few of them triggers a larger smile… I clearly seem to have a “thing” for 38-40mm dress watch which can be dressed down! Totally different from 5 years ...  

Thank you so much for sharing your smile maker watches dear Yacomino. I can well understand your point regarding the fact you own many watches ...

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-02:52
which are smile provoking as it happens also to me and I feel that it happens to most of our colleagues in passion here. That' s why I decided to challenge with a maximun of three watches. But don't worry about sharing four as it is a joy to view your Lan... 

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-13:54
Ha ha ha! Don't worry my friend! I was really tempted to break my own rule too! Lol! Those three make a superb choice as well! Keep enjoying all your watches in your superb collection my friend! Abel


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 29th, 2022-18:49

What a nice quartet !.. For me please..

 By: hs111 : May 29th, 2022-07:59
.. the VC & the Lange, (which doesn‘t say I don’t like the Omega CK 859) ! Well done, ! Cheers !!

Thank you my friend!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 29th, 2022-10:44

Very well chosen Trio !.. The BP & the VC for me pls ! ;)

 By: hs111 : May 29th, 2022-13:00
Great specimens, true Smilemakers one can trust.. - Bravo !! Best,

Thanks very much hs111

 By: Andy_Mac : May 29th, 2022-13:40
..appreciated 🙏🍻

Hello Andy! How not to be happy with this trio! I' m sure all of them are bringing you big smiles!

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-13:59
Look at that Blancpain dial with those Breguet numbers! Superb! An the VC... Sublime timepiece! No need to tell you how much I love the Rolex brand, even if they are making me mad with their present marketing policy which makes it so difficult to get one!... 

So glad you like this trio! Agree with everything you say. I was definitely lucky to get this little green gem from an AD.

 By: Andy_Mac : May 29th, 2022-14:41
….but tbh most of my collection is pre-owned 👊 Have a great week 🍻

You were lucky indeed Andy!! I’m happy for you!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-15:24
A great trio you share here! Always a pleasure to view, read and comment your posts. Keep enjoying your watches so much!! Cheers! Abel

Your turn-of-the-century BP chronometer is rarely seen . . .

 By: Dr No : May 29th, 2022-15:36
. . . and underappreciated. While I can't honestly say I've been searching for one, I'd be tempted should a black dial pop up at a fortuitous time. Best, Art

Me too 😂

 By: Andy_Mac : May 29th, 2022-16:11

Let’s see how to play…

 By: KMII : May 29th, 2022-16:00
The Discus Burger - the Death Star for the wrist… The Raketa Big Zero, cause there are few pieces taking themselves less seriously 😁 And finally the LUC Chrono One, the watch I got myself for the birth of our first child. She marked it by biting into a lu...  

Well played dear KM! I was expecting your entry!

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-17:13
Great trio! They make me smile too! I specially love the Chopard chrono though the Raketa dial is lovely and your Death Star is really awesome I may add! Hagwe my friend!! Abel

Hello Radone!! How not to smile with that cute Mickey Mouse on your wrist?

 By: Subexplorer : May 29th, 2022-17:16
Beautiful GG design indeed! Thank you so much for sharing! Hagwe! Abel