WS for Friday 11th is Open Now! Theme is: "A Place for the Humble" ...

Sep 11, 2020,05:43 AM

... Hello my dear watch loving friends! 

I will have the big pleasure of being your Host this week end.

As I announced last Wednesday I´m inviting all our members to participate sharing with us their "humble" pieces. 

We know that many wonderful high end watches -both modern made or vintage- reside in our members collections, but I´m sure that most of us have a place within our watch boxes for some humble pieces in the opposite side of the price scale of our main watch collection which still have a significance or make us smile when wearing and viewing them in our wrists.

I have learned that there is no need to spend big money to enjoy a charming and enjoyable watch and this is the challenge this week end: share with us those watches and tell a bit about it, how it reached your watch box or why you have so much joy wearing it.

As usual we will have three categories which will be judged on Sunday: Best Watch of the week, Best wrist scan shot, and Best Static shot. Members can participate in any or all categories.

I´m posting a few of my own Humble Watches below.

Have a nice and safe week end friends and I wish you will enjoy this WS edition so much!!

Best cordial regards,

My Squeleton Fossil automatic was a present from a dear family member. It also serves me well each time my little grandchildren ask me how my watches work.

Two Swiss Army watches have been giving me faithful services for more than twenty years specially when my work duties take me to some unsafe neighborhoods where a pricey watch is an absolute insane decision.

My 1960’s Tressa dive watch was found at such a low price which I could not resist bringing home this charming little watch 

My 1963 Chinese Air Force Sea Gull chrono:
I find this watch so charming!

This Vostok Russian diver was a present of a good friend from Spain and it reminds me about him every time I wear or view it!

A place for them in my watch box:

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let me open this fantastic theme with my Seiko

 By: Tyo : September 11th, 2020-06:07
I used to name it the poor man Grand Seiko. It took me a couple of months to find one, then a couple of days after my wife-to-be confiscated it from me. I could finally enjoy it 6 years later when she collected a Rolex OP. ...  

Hello Tyo! I´m happy to know you like the Theme for this week end and thank you so much for your great entry. It really is a beautiful watch and can understand your wife confiscated it for...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-06:30
... so long time. Glad you recovered it for your own pleasure! Thanks a lot for sharing it Tyo! Cheers! Abel

humble clamshell from the 40's

 By: psfparis : September 11th, 2020-06:43
by Lusina ...  

humble bcse

 By: psfparis : September 11th, 2020-07:17
unknown brand / not show off / no dedicated website etc...

Ah yes, I understand what you say here Psf!. I got a few watches with this description but so beautifully made, superb dials, etc.. They are a delight to view and wear.

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-08:57
I enjoy them so much as I´m sure you enjoy wearing these ones you share here. Thank you! Best cordial regards, Abel

Wonderful! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2020-09:15

I haven’t seen one for years ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-14:58
Very cool 😎

Classic Seiko ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-14:57
Ever reliable 👍

Great theme Abel!

 By: fernando : September 11th, 2020-06:11
I'll enter my humble Zenith Defy Gauss from the 70s with its original lobster bracelet. A watch I'm proud to wear for any occasion. It keeps good time and is more comfortable than it looks. ...  

Hello Fernando! Thank you for sharing with us your lovely Defy! And with its original bracelet! I also own one of these beauties but regrettably without its bracelet...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-06:40
... which I feel is an important part of its charm. So I wear it with a set of leather straps but would love to find a bracelet for it though I feel it will be almost impossible to find it. Enjoy your beauty so much and thank you for sharing it with us! H... 

Very stylish ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-14:59
A forward thinking design from Zenith.

Very funky choice 👌🏻

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-03:29
I take it the watch offers a magnetic protection - Milgauss range?

My submission

 By: Cookies : September 11th, 2020-06:35
I wear a Garmin Swim 2, 3-4 times a week to track my marathon swimming progress. This watch humbles me to look within for strength and internal motivation by tracking my performance vs the benchmark. For example, if I want to attempt the English Channel c...  

Wow Cookies! That´s very interesting indeed. You challenge yourself here. It is easy to understand that present pandemia situation imposes many problems to our daily lives...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-06:48
... with restrictions of every kind. Sport training has not been easy due to these restrictions in every Country. As a matter of fact here we are going through 170 days of lock down though in practice it is not complied as it should. Some sport practices ... 

Thanks Abel

 By: Cookies : September 11th, 2020-07:21
I will get back to a stronger baseline in the next few months. Maybe, the Channel crossing is not possible for the next few years because of the backlog of bookings, but the spirit of swimming is to meditate on oneself while focusing on breathing, being r... 

My pleasure dear Cookies. I´m not familiar with the procedure to face a Channel crossing, bookings, permits, etc.. In any case it is a Big challenge and I can understand that even...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-08:19
... if not actually attempting it such a demanding swimming training requiring a mind set and advanced swimming techniques in breathing and style, etc. is the most important aspect of your training. I can well imagine that hours fly and how rigorous the t... 

加油!💪 [nt]

 By: terbaboom : September 11th, 2020-08:08

;) [nt]

 By: Cookies : September 12th, 2020-07:54

Good to see a dedicated and advance swimmer like yourself here.

 By: fernando : September 11th, 2020-19:04
Swimming is practically my only form of exercise for the past few years due to knee problems from other impact sport like tennis. I'm no where near your level but I try to work mainly on my form and efficiency. This watch you have is ideal for lap swimmin... 

Hello Fernando

 By: Cookies : September 11th, 2020-21:17
Good to hear you are also an avid swimmer. It is very humbling to aim for something colosal like the English Channel, Gulf of Gibaltrar, or the other Oceans 7 routes. I could have gone for New Zealand’s Cook’s Strait but it is fiercely guarded by a diffic... 

Gotta go faster, harder

 By: Cookies : September 13th, 2020-00:58
It is a way to unwind all the worries about life

Aye aye Captain [nt]

 By: Cookies : September 13th, 2020-00:58

You’re seriously attempting the channel?

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-03:30
That’s a monumental achievement irrespective of time 👌🏻👍🏻

Yes, I really really want to

 By: Cookies : September 13th, 2020-04:03
The truth it I contacted the Channel Organization earlier this year, and started training for it. But COVID came and the pools got closed, and my training was gone. I was swimming a weekly mileage of 30+ km before the pandemic; and was about to bump it up... 

Vintage time-only watches are very humble

 By: NT931 : September 11th, 2020-06:47
I have a peculiar obsession with collecting vintage jumbo (36mm and above), manual-wind, time-only watches... " JMWTO" as I called them in another forum. To me, they're the epitome of simplicity. Easy to service, infinitely variable in design, and easy to...  

I love your own definition of humble dear NT931! No doubt time only vintage watches can give us such a big pleasure! I specially love your Longines and Tissot ...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-06:50
... though any of the pieces you share here would make me a very happy man. Thank you so much for your entry! Hagwe! Abel

Beautiful vintage style ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:02
I love all of them 🥂

Thanks Cpt Scarlet and KMII!

 By: NT931 : September 13th, 2020-07:25

The Tavannes is superb! [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : September 13th, 2020-07:57

Humble & Unique

 By: PoyFR : September 11th, 2020-07:45

Both pieces are to me about special times and made in or for a very special place ;-)

 By: PoyFR : September 11th, 2020-10:47
Photo 1 allah Nico and Photo 2 The Modele Unique is a prototype one only piece (2001), a chronograph that was later produced differently. It is in titanium grade 5 with a Valjoux chronograph modified, the watch case was entirely MADE IN MARSEILLE Photo 3 ... 

Very interesting 🤔...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:03
I need to take a closer look.

Spring Drive (not a Grand Seiko)

 By: terbaboom : September 11th, 2020-08:05
Thanks, Abel! for this theme that gives me the opportunity to share this watch here. it was not bought in Japan, but in Switzerland... surprise surprise it was during the second or third weekend of my work posting in Switzerland and my family travelled to...  

Interesting tale

 By: Cookies : September 11th, 2020-08:19
Nice Seiko SD. Was this in the 90’s?

thanks! this was about 7 years ago...

 By: terbaboom : September 11th, 2020-19:35
in the 90s i was still studying... hehehe

I miss the 90’s

 By: Cookies : September 12th, 2020-08:01
It was the era where people took the time to call up a friend, because there was no quick messaging. Also, handphones were scarce back then, and appointment were made based on trust (setting a date, time and location, and then waiting for a friend to come... 

Thank you so much for your participation Terbaboom. A beautiful watch with a great interesting story behind. The Spring Dive movement is a very interesting concept indeed...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-08:32
... combination of a traditional mechanic movement with Hi Tech electronic regulation of escapement. I own a Snowflake GS model with this movement and it is incredible accurate and its very intriguing to view the constant movement of its seconds hand glid... 

thanks, Abel! the GS Snowflake has a very beautiful dial!

 By: terbaboom : September 11th, 2020-19:43
besides the accuracy, the glide motion of the spring drive expresses the natural and continuous flow of time

Seiko are always great to own ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:05

absolutely agree! [nt]

 By: terbaboom : September 12th, 2020-20:53

Fantastic piece, Terbaboom!

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-03:33
Awaiting a non-GS Spring Drive, too 😉

Dear true..

 By: S F : September 11th, 2020-08:19
price has nothing to do with the enjoyment we find in this hobby. Your seagull is so vintage cool . A few early American brands that I have...each giving a glimpse of the lifestyle and environment of that particular time period. Cheers! ...  

Thank you for your participation dear S F!! I´m happy to share same feelings about this matter my friend. You share with us some beautiful examples ...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-08:37
... which let the owner and observers to have a glimpse on past times as you well describe. Three interesting pieces among which I specially love the Hamilton piece. So classy and elegant watch. I wish you´ll keep loving and enjoying them so much! Hagwe! ... 

Nice Hamilton ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:07
Vintage classic 👍

Some truly cool pieces, S F 👌🏻

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-03:35
This is a part of horology that is somewhat unjustly getting a lot less attention that it deserves 🤷🏻‍♂️

My " humble "...

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2020-09:14

My dear Nicolas: You were very nice in suggesting me to have my pills at hand. I was prepared... you see... my hand is not trembling now while writing this! Well my friend, let me say ...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-14:39
... I love your very personal concept of "humble"! You share some killer examples of ... "humble watches"? Lol! I specially love those two Longines and... well... all of them! Lol. The Lemania got some lovely creamy dial. Superb! You share a great selecti... 

That's true! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 12th, 2020-09:37

;) [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-11:56

LOL [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:13

that first two shots with the fav

 By: mahesh : September 12th, 2020-14:27
that military watch face has a timelessness to elegant, purposeful & built to last ! Bravo mon ami !!

Cool military collection ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:12
Always good on the wrist.

Fantastic pieces, Nico...

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-03:36
As always. Some real vintage gems there but I would wager quite some have strongly appreciated over the years, putting them at the very top of the humble category 😉

Abel, you have opened the Pandora's Box

 By: cazalea : September 11th, 2020-09:49
Please Pardon my excessive number of entries! And here we go in alphabetical order, some of my humble watches: Cazalea ...  

Ah my dear Mike! Guess every Host opens a Pandora box every week end when he announces the Theme chosen! You share a wonderful array of "humble" watches which I´m sure...

 By: Subexplorer : September 11th, 2020-14:52
... you enjoy so much wearing or just admiring in your watch box. I´m delighted with your entry! Thank you! I think we could have a long and interesting talk while examining each piece and you telling me a bit of the story of each of these pieces and abou... 

That vulcain looks stunning! [nt]

 By: jml_watches : September 12th, 2020-04:12

Ir rings like a buzzer, not a bell, but certainly catches your attention

 By: cazalea : September 12th, 2020-11:40
I've had it a very long time - since 2003 - and it was New Old Stock when I bought it from this seller's picture. Somehow I found a matching bracelet about a year later, and it's been on the bracelet ever since. ...  

They're certainly lound!

 By: jml_watches : September 12th, 2020-12:34
Mine can just about wake the dead - or at least me of a morning, which isn't very different! Looks good both on strap & bracelet. Definitely a cool alarm. Cheers JML

The Oris is very interesting

 By: Cookies : September 12th, 2020-07:55
Can you tell me more about the piece? I’ve never seen something like it before.=)

They made several series of these regulator diver watches

 By: cazalea : September 12th, 2020-11:32
I had the earlier version, liked it and looked around for the beefier alternative model, but couldn't find any. Other than the lume falling out of the hands, it was fine. I got mine used in 2008, and sold it about 2012. This is the one I was looking for -...  

It is a surprisingly useful complication

 By: Cookies : September 13th, 2020-00:30
The beefy minute hand is easier to read off and there is no confusing it with an hour hand.

Universal is very cool ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:17
as is your Accutron. The Vulcan looks in great condition. Well played Mike.

As always with your posts...

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-03:38
There is an unexpected bonus - in this case for me the two books accompanying the last shot. And that Railroad Bulova 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

The so called Russian Speedmaster ...

 By: Ludi : September 11th, 2020-11:56
.... well, a close relative actually, Sekonda "Strela" from mid 60’s, caliber 3017, made in USSR Great value for (little) money if you would believe me ...  

How about ...

 By: Ludi : September 12th, 2020-05:27
.... this humble Caravelle Sea Hunter diver, made by Bulova, nickname devil diver (666ft waterproofed), sporting the snake hand which reminds the infamous - yet far more expensive - Longines diver Again, great bang for pretty low value ...  

Lovely!!! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 12th, 2020-09:37

I love zis pis

 By: Cookies : September 12th, 2020-07:57
It is beautiful and your photography is great.

That’s one cool Sekonda ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-15:20
I like that one 👍

It certainly is great value...

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:04
These were initially made for astronauts only, later they were issued to military pilots as well, and apparently given to BBC reporters in Moscow. Strela, Poljot and Sekonda versions exist. But very hard to get decent ones nowadays and they are getting qu... 

The important bit I I like them

 By: jml_watches : September 11th, 2020-11:57
Cheers JML ...  

The Poljot is so you. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2020-13:11

Thanks :) my first alarm & an absolute bargain

 By: jml_watches : September 11th, 2020-14:36
Though you could argue it's my most expensive as it started my obsession with alarms. Cheers JML

These are definitely watches I associate with you, JML 👌🏻👍🏻

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:05
And both truly cool pieces 😊

Thanks :) [nt]

 By: jml_watches : September 13th, 2020-07:18

I think we all have these ,,humble,, watches in our collection that give us a big smile on our face when wearing them .

 By: Watchonthewrist : September 11th, 2020-12:41
I have few of these . Like many i do like the Seiko brand a lot and my love for the brand started with the more expensive Presage Enamel dial . After that one i was on the hunt for more affordable but great looking Seiko,s . Here a few from my collection ...  

+1 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 13th, 2020-08:53

Some great Seikos there 👍 [nt]

 By: jml_watches : September 12th, 2020-04:13

Hello my friend Watchonthewrist!! It is true what you say here confirming my own suspicion: we all have one or several humble watches in our collections. No needed big money to...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:27
... catch them but they bring us much joy owning and wearing them. That was my feeling when thinking about the Theme for this week end. I love your humble collection and specially the Alpine model (which I have in my wish list since long time) and the las... 

You’ve acquired quite a collection in the meantime 👍🏻

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:06
Very cool pieces indeed 👌🏻

Thanks my friend 🤗

 By: Watchonthewrist : September 13th, 2020-04:34
All thanks too you and others on this great forum who opened my eyes for the brand

I have a few that would qualify for this humble category.

 By: BigAppleBill : September 11th, 2020-12:44
But none more humble than this Sears dive watch with genuine Swiss mechanical movement (I wouldn’t dare attempt to get it wet at this point in its life). When I spotted it on eBay years ago I just had to have it. There was a time when Sears was ubiquitous...  

How about this?

 By: mazizata : September 11th, 2020-13:02

Excellent! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2020-13:11

Thanks! [nt]

 By: BigAppleBill : September 11th, 2020-15:08

I like so much your "humble" watch you choose to play here Mazizata!! I´m biased here as I love the brand and the diving watches they made in the past and they are re issuing ...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:39
... at present. As a matter of fact I got from them the orange, grey and black versions of this model with US Divers logo. Looking for a vintage example to add to the collection. A great watch which always brings me much pleasure wearing and I suspect it ... 

Upper end of humble 😁

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:09
Nothing to be said against a Doxa Sub, of course 👍🏻👌🏻

Excellent choice 👏👏👏 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 13th, 2020-08:55

Much appreciated! [nt]

 By: BigAppleBill : September 11th, 2020-15:08

How cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2020-13:11

It surely qualifies Bill! Great watch! I share with you the feelings you describe about Sears. It was a big pleasure for me to visit their shops and while my wife and daughter...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:34
... were shopping at the clothing departments my son and me visited the tools section to enjoy walking around discovering their treasures and always bringing home some new tool. A very nice watch from Sears you share here. It would be interesting to know ... 

Abel, Thank you for your nice comment and story. You’re very kind.

 By: BigAppleBill : September 12th, 2020-12:09
I haven’t opened this particular watch, but I do know that Heuer made watches under the Sears brand name. I believe they were a version of Heuer’s Jack Ickx racing watch. There was a time when Sears was a retail juggernaut with many top brands like Kenmor... 

My big pleasure Bill! Interesting to know that Heuer was behind Sears watches. Quality assured! Agree with you that you can spend a very nice afternoon exploring their many departments...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-13:29
... specially those with tools and home machinery. Yes, you are right everything can be bought today with a click but not the same pleasure of past times! Cheers! Abel

That’s a great memento indeed 👍🏻

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:08
Thanks for the stories, too 😊

Good choice Bill 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 13th, 2020-08:54

Thank you, Cpt! [nt]

 By: BigAppleBill : September 13th, 2020-10:18

It's all in the dials,which attracted me to these pieces

 By: halkcb : September 11th, 2020-18:18
...variations on a theme of materials Soething i always wanted from way back and picked up while on holiday in Verona An attractive offer for NOS many years ago---my favourite world time---like the case style and size my 'humble lot' HAGWE henry ...  

The Ebel had something. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2020-23:08

Hello Henry! You share with us a wonderful collection of "humble" watches. Love your definition of humble!! Your Seikos show beautiful dials indeed. I can understand you were...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:46
... attracted by them. The Bulova Accutron: a great classic from an era of revolution in watch making. And the Ebel World Time a watch I like so much. I would gladly buy one if the opportunity of catching a NOS example comes. Thank you so much for sharing... 

The Ebel is truly a fantastic, underrated piece 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:10
And I see Presage is strong with you 😉

this timepiece i kept just looking at it for a long time...

 By: mahesh : September 12th, 2020-03:05
it is colorful, simple and youthful if i might say so...and it was just <1000$ i contemplated for long time wondering will it really keep good time & to my surprise...the accuracy on this is +3 sec/day & have never been above or never slow ! my first Nomo...  

Lots to like with a Nomos [nt]

 By: jml_watches : September 12th, 2020-04:16

Thanks a lot for sharing your humble watch this week end Mahesh! Nomos offers watches of minimalistic design but great quality and price. They fly under the radar but judging for...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:49
...your personal experience the accuracy is Top and the enjoyment of wearing them is what counts when considering any watch. Keep enjoying it so much my friend! Hagwe! Abel


 By: pongster : September 12th, 2020-04:18
A gift from my father when i was in college. His birthday tomorrow. Will surprise visit him at his house wearing this. ...  

Hello Pongster! You’ll give a nice surprise visiting your Dad ...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:21
... today to celebrate his birthday! I feel he will be delighted to see you and then discover your Sandoz on your wrist. A beautiful watch which will be always related with the image of your father. Enjoy so much your visit and the company of your father!... 

Thank you very much.

 By: pongster : September 12th, 2020-07:01
That’s the hoped for result.

Thanks again

 By: pongster : September 12th, 2020-09:09

My grandfathers GP, a simple dress watch from the 60's

 By: Bobbe : September 12th, 2020-05:27
This watch was worn by my grandfather in the sixties. My mother gave it to me a few years ago. I love it! It's plain and simple, 34mm, a Peseux caliber and nothing fancy, other than it was the watch of my grandad. Sometimes I think I can see champagne bub...  

Hi Bobbe! What a nice little vintage watch you share with us!

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:16
A watch from a prestigious and traditional brand with a most important provenance for you makes it so special. I wish you’ll keep enjoying and loving it so much!! Hagwe! Abel

Thanks Abel. I will. [nt]

 By: Bobbe : September 12th, 2020-06:52

Always my big pleasure Bobbe! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-07:12

A keeper, for sure. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 12th, 2020-09:35

Vulcan Cricket 1947 Heritage Replica

 By: penfriend : September 12th, 2020-05:37
So here is my humble entry: issued by and purchased brand new from Vulcain in 2017. This is a limited edition run of 30 watches in sterling silver - so it regularly tarnishes! It is a direct ancestor of the first Vulcain cricket from 1947 and the cases (2...  

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely watch Penfriend!

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-06:11
A rare piece from Vulcain with an interesting story behind. I’m sure it brings a smile to your face each time you wear it! Hagwe! Abel


 By: Cookies : September 12th, 2020-07:59
Very unique piece. Penfriend is a true collector to seek out this rare piece.

You deserve it! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-08:26
No message body

Agree! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-08:25

Superb. My cup of tea. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 12th, 2020-09:38

A humble watch with distinguished creators... [nt]

 By: jporos : September 12th, 2020-07:53
The Braun AW10 was born out of the disgust that Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs had for the promotional watches that Braun was handing out to clients. Launched in 1989, this modest 34mm watch is still a design classic. HAGWE! ...  

Thank you, Abel...

 By: jporos : September 12th, 2020-08:48
I am really enjoying 34mm these days.

A design classic indeed!

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:12
Definitely a watch I would still like to get - a truly fantastically designed piece 👌🏻

Always fun ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-07:58
Hello dear Abel and friends ! I hope that everyone is enjoying the weekend and hopefully some September sunshine. If you really love watches, pleasure can be found at a simpler level ... Even for a Bond fan ... Moonraker ... Dr No ! ... Even “Goldfinger c...  

Hello my dear Captain!! Love your collection of "humbles" specially arranged around the Bond theme. I absolutely agree with your words: True watch lovers can find pleasure and ejoyment...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-08:33
... in at a simpler level. Swatch made a great move with that special collection related with Bond films. The Moonraker with the Space Shuttle is my big favorite! And you show it with a great shot. The Goldeneye Seiko is a favorite of mine too. A lot of b... 

This theme has been fun to play with dear friend ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2020-09:03
Your watches look superb in your opening post for WristScan. You certainly gave us all something to think about, starting with your Fossil “Open Dial”. Hope that you have a great weekend. Kind regards The Captain

Thank you so much for your kind comments dear Captain. That´s the objective of our WS editions: to have fun participating and starting some thoughts about our passion about watches...

 By: Subexplorer : September 12th, 2020-13:34
... and our lives too. Surprising watch that Skeleton Fossil, isn´t it? ) Have a nice week end too my friend! Cordial regards, Abel.


 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:14
Done differently. Let’s not forget the Roger Moore Bond wore a Seiko Calculator watch 😁

Bond on the cheap 😉 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 13th, 2020-08:58

Ha ha ha!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : September 13th, 2020-10:36

Coincidentally, I happened to be wearing one of the humbler, if not . . .

 By: Dr No : September 12th, 2020-21:17
. . . humblest, Omegas in my collection before viewing your theme thread, Abel. Ca '53 Ω ref 2667 . . . . . . powered by the obscure cal 420 movement. It's the sort of watch that's not on anyone's radar . . . there's nothing to interest an avid collector ...  

Many guys wouldn't give it a second look, Nicolas. Too tiny . . .

 By: Dr No : September 12th, 2020-23:09
. . . for most. But there's a special satisfaction gained from wearing a mundane masterpiece like this. Art

A watch with character 👌🏻

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-04:15
And so typically you, Art 👍🏻

Hello dear Art!! Your "humble" Omega once again confirms my thoughts: no big money is needed to enjoy a great piece which brings lots of joy and satisfaction. It is not price but...

 By: Subexplorer : September 13th, 2020-06:08
... the pleasure it can bring us or the "worlds of discovery" we can find in a piece like your little Omega. Details on lugs, case, dial, handsets or movement performance your describe are all details which make it so interesting to a collector. Not to me... 

Let’s see...

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-02:56
As I am just being ‘examined’ by my son I cannot take fresh pictures 🤷🏻‍♂️ Here are a few... A kickstarter project from a friend (same movement as your 1963, Abel)... A Seiko Recraft, which is really great fun and has a vintage vibe... My trusty Vintage R...  

Hi KMII ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 13th, 2020-03:08
You have a great collection of watches for this theme. I particularly like your Vintage Raketa, very elegant. Any Seiko is a perfect option, especially the PADI. The Sturmanskie Gagarin reissue is an interesting watch. Kind regards to you and your family.... 

Hello dear friend KM!! Wonderful collection of humble watches you share here!! All interesting pieces which bring much enjoyment wearing on the wrist. ...

 By: Subexplorer : September 13th, 2020-06:40
... Very interesting the chrono from a friend´s project. The movement is very tough and reliable and the design very classic. The Russian watches are so charming. I had been thinking in assembling a little collection of them though not easy to find them i... 

Same to you, Abel!

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-07:53
And should you ever require help in building your Russian collection, let me know 👍🏻

Thanks a lot dear KM! Thank you also for your kind offering. I surely will take in account your kind offering of help in my Russian collection project. May be next year...

 By: Subexplorer : September 13th, 2020-08:12
... when all this madness is gone (I hope so!) I will start working on that. I send you my best cordial regards, Abel

Any time 😊

 By: KMII : September 13th, 2020-12:25
Would gladly go a couple of further steps on that journey myself 👍🏻

I would break my 'embargo' on new additions to my collection . . .

 By: Dr No : September 13th, 2020-15:18
. . . for a KS like yours. 😋


 By: Weems@8 : September 13th, 2020-17:47
When a hobby is a paradise. From the pictures comes a therapeutic treatment. Watches cure my soul so often, it refresh all. When i see your Omega watches, it is nice to look at. Also the humble watches. The Fossil is remember me of Arnold and Son hands wh... 

Thank you so much my friend Weems for your so kind words. Yes, our hobbies are a paradise where we can warm our hearts amidst these so trouble times and our personal problems.

 By: Subexplorer : September 16th, 2020-08:05
... Just a place to retreat and hide away from them at least for some little time we reserve for them and recharge our batteries to keep going. Glad you like the Omegas and the humble Fossil! Cheers! Abel.