WS for the 1st of November - hunting - is go...
As every hunter worth their weight in stuffed boar will know, starting early is essential to hunting success 😉
The theme for the WS this week, as announced, is hunting. I believe most of you will have stories of prolonged stalking of a specific ‚prey‘, of it appearing suddenly in front of you, of pieces that keep on eluding you... whatever your story, a couple of words next to the picture would be appreciated.
As always the WS will run till Sunday 17.00 GMT and judging in the three regular categories - WS, Static and WotW - will take place in a separate post.
Looking forward to your entries and stories and wishing you all a great weekend!
Here are mine.
Starting with the Minerva Pythagore. It was both Livius‘s superb pictures as well as seeing Ádám‘s live during my first live GTG with another Purist that did it for me. Took a while till I found it - and on the day I was made moderator I got it 😁
The P15 is related. Ádám and me discussed a Club watch during that meeting and I have done my utmost in pestering everyone who would and wouldn’t listen that making one would be a great idea. And the team that did it made a spectacular job of it. My hunt for it was also quite long. Committed from the start, I had to back out, as the tax authorities decided to interfere. Then finally, when most were delivered and my pecuniary situation improved, I managed to bag one of the final ones.
The Doxa Searambler is perhaps not one that’s exceedingly difficult to get but it took me years of lusting after one before I pulled the trigger. One of the few brands available during my childhood, it had a pull all of its own, on top of its undoubted rational attraction.
And finally my Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige de la France. A grail watch for so long. When it came into my cross hairs earlier this year I pulled the trigger straight away.
Looking forward to your hunting stories 👍🏻