WS Theme “Devil is in the Details” is OPEN now!!

Dec 17, 2021,12:51 PM

Hello dear friends! I will have the pleasure of being your host this weekend and as announced last Wednesday the Theme is “Devil is in the details “.

It is often said that "Devil is in the details" and this specially true when talking about our beloved watches. There are many evident or subtle details in our watches which are the reason we fell deeply in love with them.

May be some sexy lugs design, the patina on a dial, some fluffy lume indexes, a lunar phase window, some lovely dial inscription fonts or an awesome caseback are some of examples that come to my mind right now.

So the challenge this weekend is to share with us pictures and comments about all those "Devilish details" in your watches which are important reasons for you to love them.

The event is Open now and participants may post in this same thread their entries.

Of course you may participate with shots for any or all of our three traditional categories:

1) Best wrist shot
2) Best Static shot
3) Best Watch of the Week

As usual we will need two volunteers for judging categories 1 and 2. Those willing to play Judge please contact me by PM. It is an enjoyable experience and a big help for the host. Thank you so much in advance!

Look forward to an enjoyable event and I widh a wonderful and relaxed weekend to all our friends!
Best, Abel

(Poster by our dear Captain Scarlet. Thank you for your kind help Captain!!)

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A few of my favorite “Devilish details” here…

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-13:03
Awesome case backs Some sexy and devilish lugs Colorful handsets and dials Surprising details when dial is viewed under UV light Thick and fluffy lume indexes Awesome moon phase window with moon showing foot print left by first Human on its surface. ...  

Love the lugs on your VC.

 By: Emil Wojcik : December 17th, 2021-16:36

Thank you so much Emil!!

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-18:07
A devilish touch which gives the name to this model: Cornes de Vache! Glad you like it!! Hagwe! Abel

Wonderful detail …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-18:54
It’s a fascinating theme dear Abel and you are showing us some excellent photos. The snoopy is an incredible example of design detail and I particularly love the moon phase on your Omega. Have a great weekend Captain

Thank you so much for your kind comments on …

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-19:21
… my pictures and choices. Agree with you that exploring and discovering the many details of our watches is a fascinating aspect of our hobby. Also agree about the Snoopy case back. I also love the Omega Moon phase and details on the little moon. Thanks a... 

Jumping hour and a crown

 By: brauner : December 17th, 2021-13:10
Bvlgari Gefica Hunter Richard Mille 028 ...  

Ultraman! Well Played. :)

 By: enjoythemusic : December 17th, 2021-13:20

You're welcome

 By: brauner : December 19th, 2021-14:07

Wow … the RM028 looks very cool

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-18:55

A Klingon ship in space 🙂

 By: brauner : December 19th, 2021-14:10

On it’s route to planet Hublot?

 By: Weems@8 : December 19th, 2021-15:49
We shall see where the Klingons go with it’s Hublot inspired space ship.

Great shots Brauner

 By: Cookies : December 17th, 2021-20:18

Thanks Cookies

 By: brauner : December 19th, 2021-14:08

Superb examples of design detail.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-18:54

Thanks a lot

 By: brauner : December 19th, 2021-14:07

Hagwe 🍻

 By: Stoikos : December 17th, 2021-14:21
Which is the wrench? Structural and visual details of a blunt, efficient tool… (Colors highlighting similarities; note the caseback of the Luminor is 12-sided/not round, and special shout out to its fish symbol in relief to mark water resistance….) The se...  

Zoomed out…

 By: Stoikos : December 17th, 2021-14:59

Thank you so much Stoikos for these additional wrist shots. The new SD has an atunning presence on the wrist. I may add that the red inscription is a Devilish touch which...

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-15:10
... makes a big difference compared with previous variants. Keep enjoying your beauties so much. Hagwe! Abel

Good to see your Sea-Dweller …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-18:58
Nice detail.

Thank you, Cpt 🍻

 By: Stoikos : December 20th, 2021-13:37

Thank you!

 By: Emil Wojcik : December 17th, 2021-16:40

My big pleasure Emil!!

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-18:08

I like it 👍…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-23:58
Very imaginative from JD.

Dear Abel...Details, details....

 By: S F : December 17th, 2021-15:41
Vintage GMT has many..... Cheers! Long E..... Chapter ring, exclamation.... Nipple dial ...  

Good wrist shot ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-00:01
GMT-Master nipple dial.

The number of the…..

 By: Ludi : December 17th, 2021-15:41
…. BEAST Be careful, the temptress is out, testing my faith… not sure for how long I will resist her …. ...  

Wow, very nice!

 By: Mary Anny : December 18th, 2021-13:49

A few details..

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : December 17th, 2021-16:06

Wow Hans! Some interesting details in these charming vintage Omega. Apllied Omega name and indexes and a Devilish shaped date window on th first one, a unique crossed lines dial...

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-16:23
... in the second (and a beautiful bracelet to boot) and a superb handset in contrast with the blue dial in your Dynamic are details which make us fall in love with them. Thank you so much for your participation! Hagwe! Abel

Beautiful vintage Omega detail !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-00:03

Devilish (Missing) Detail

 By: colton_d : December 17th, 2021-16:40
The year was 2015, I was taking a brief mental break at my office and perusing the 'new arrivals' section of a local unscrupulous grey dealer when my heart stopped upon seeing none other than a Lange 1 101.027x staring back at me... or was it? Upon closer...  

Interesting story you share Colton…

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-18:15
… these are thrilling moments our horological passion reserves to us sometimes. Steel case in a Lange 1 is truly a Devilish detail!! Thank you so much for sharing it ! Hagwe! Abel

Thanks for hosting this weeks WS dear Abel .

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 17th, 2021-17:08
Lots of details inside this dial imho A watch with very sexy lugs , main reason I bought it back then Hagwe ...  

Thank you so much dear Watchonthewrist. Always a big pleasure to host our classic WS event. You are share two superb watches: the Akrivia and DB both with so nice details.

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-21:41
It is true that the DB has some unique lugs which add to the charm of this classy watch. The Akrivia dial got a truly mesmerizing dial: a joy to view. Great entry my friend. Thank you! Hagwe! Abel

It is really all about the details on this one as well

 By: @lberti : December 17th, 2021-19:06
Fixed lugs, no HEV, less text on the dial, thinner, less depth..... soooo manily details 😁 ...  

Two great timepieces full of enjoyable details to fall in love with KC wether awake or trying to sleep! Lol! Which are your favorite details in each of them?

 By: Subexplorer : December 17th, 2021-21:35
I can well imagine you are enjoying them so much. Thank you for your entry! Hagwe! Abel

Thank you Abel!

 By: KCLQMULKU : December 17th, 2021-21:43
For me its the centre hands column of the PP, and the sapphire halo of the speedy (rather controversial, I know!).

Thank you for your kind answer KC. Interesting to know. The PP is an spectacular piece no doubt and you mention a devilish detail. You refer to the "milk ring" which distinguish the...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-01:43
... saphire from the hesalite models. Controversial yes, but this is a very special detail for sure. Cheers! Abel


 By: KCLQMULKU : December 17th, 2021-23:02
Many thanks!


 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-01:40

Old and new options

 By: MPP : December 18th, 2021-01:28
For a new watch, I love the detail of the Maltese Cross on the column wheel of my CDV. (Sorry, I know Abel also showed the lugs on his CDV, but I figure it’s a great watch so ok to show twice.). For an old watch, I love the patina on an old GP that belong...  

Hello MPP ! Welcome to WS event. You can post any watch you wish even if other member also posted a similar one. And my pictures only intended to serve as example of the challenge...

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-01:54
... of our Theme this weekend. And... can you believe I hadn´t noticed the Maltese Cross on the column wheel on my watch? Ooopss! Well I just put in use my own watch very recently and need to examine-admire more carefully yet. It´s a devilish and charming... 

Cool Contest

 By: SALMANQ8 : December 18th, 2021-04:06
I noticed a cool detail on my watch, the text on the dial have different fonts and colors,my favorite is the Navitimer in Gilt, really pops in the sun S ...  

Helo Hmd for your entry and kind comments!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-15:30
Lume is an interesting detail to consider. It seems that each brand and/or model has its own thoughts about this detail. Great lume shots you share of your beautiful GMT ceramic black. Hagwe! Abel

Unusual rotor

 By: halkcb : December 18th, 2021-05:49
blue dial which changes hue with light and angle patinated indices in my hardy explorer Interesting theme,Abel HAGWE henry ...  

Hello Henry! Glad you like the Theme and thank you for your participation!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-15:32
Great details on rotor and dial of your GS. I’m a fan of GS and they know how to pay attention to details! Lovely patina on your Explorer indexes!! Hagwe! Abel

Devilishly good theme …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-10:52
Hello dear Abel and friends ! The details are a significant part of the pleasure of owning a watch. These are a few of my favourites: The Zenith “Onion” crown … Omega Moonshine moon meteorite… Patek Philippe rotors … Zenith Big Pilot dial and hands … Omeg...  

Hello dear Captain! Thank you so much for your participation. Absolutely agree with you that details are part of our enjoyment in owning our watches.

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-12:34
You are sharing some truly devilish details from your watches. Handsets shapes, colors, small references to the past accomplishments done by a model, inscriptions, everything adds to the charm and the joy of having them on our wrist and in our collections... 

Thank you, it’s an amazing watch …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-22:26
You can hear it ticking from miles away ;-))

Now that is even cooler!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 18th, 2021-23:57

Amazing! Zenith

 By: myles721 : December 18th, 2021-22:10

Thank you 🙏

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 18th, 2021-22:26

Wonderful photos.

 By: MPP : December 19th, 2021-05:06
Lovely watches and equally impressive photography. Am curious what camera/lenses you use.

Thank you 🙏 …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-11:43
I used my iPhone for the photos.

I like the onion crown

 By: brauner : December 19th, 2021-14:16


 By: Mary Anny : December 18th, 2021-13:48
Those are effin' devilish! Great theme this week Abel! ...  

Ouch!! Absolutely agree with you Mary Anny!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-17:36
Well… they hurt when our watch receives them but then the become part of their story! Glad you like the theme and thank you for your participation! Hagwe! Abel

Hello dear Abel! Very cool theme this week-end! Here is a picture of my Explorer II where the orange accent stand out as well as the hands...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 18th, 2021-14:00
this angle reveals so much depth that we would not have suspected simply looking at the watch from the top! Cheers! Chronometer ...  

Hello dear friend Yacomino! Rolex did so well…

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-17:46
… a few years ago to return to the thick orange GMT hand on their revision of the Explorer 2. You perfectly captured this devilish detail to perfection. Viewing from that angle shows the beauty of this detail. Thank you for your entry! Hagwe! Abel

Thank you kindly dear Abel. HAGWE!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 18th, 2021-18:25


 By: Jaccard : December 18th, 2021-14:07
Apologies as I may have previously posted one of these. Nonetheless, it is these details that drive this insanity (following up on the symmetry of crew threads from a previous post..). Have a great weekend everyone ...  

1st shot is insane!!!🤯

 By: Brandon Skinner : December 19th, 2021-05:00

Thanks for your kind words

 By: Jaccard : December 19th, 2021-05:38

What could be

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : December 18th, 2021-14:12
better for this thread as the DEVIL himself: Yours and HAGWE, Adam ...  

OMG Adam! I think you should change your name for Lucifer!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 18th, 2021-16:15

Dear Yaconimo

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : December 18th, 2021-16:43
I am too good for that! 😀😃😄

Wow Adam!! Great shot and watch! Every detail is Devilish! Lol!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-17:34
Well played! Thank you for your participation! Hagwe! Abel

Haven’t done macro shots in a while…

 By: KMII : December 18th, 2021-14:29
And somehow don’t get along with the camera of my new iPhone, so some archive details from a distance 😉 The hands of the Raketa Avantgarde… And the domed crystal that makes taking shots of it so hard… The hands of the Colibrica Indicator… The bezel of the...  

Hello dear KM!! Great shots! I love the super dome…

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-17:32
… and hands set of your Avantgarde Raketa! Actually I love the complete watch! Interesting detail the Launcher bezel ! Great Devilish detail! And the Indicator handset is really superb. Great selection of Devilish details my dear friend! Hagwe! Abel

Thanks so much, Abel!

 By: KMII : December 21st, 2021-06:01

Always my pleasure dear friend.

 By: Subexplorer : December 21st, 2021-20:38

Hi KM ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-11:01
I really like the Raketa Space Launcher, made from an actual Soyuz rocket. I feel the need to find one 🤔 Have you visited the Cosmonaut museum in Moscow ?

Thanks Captain!

 By: KMII : December 21st, 2021-06:01
The Moscow Cosmonaut museum I only visited briefly but have spent a lot of time in the refurbished Kaluga Space Museum and a day in the Star City, the training center for all cosmonauts outside of Moscow 👍🏻

I would love to visit them one day …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 21st, 2021-10:02
Which did you think was the most interesting ?

thanks Abel for hosting this weekend's Wristscan!

 By: terbaboom : December 18th, 2021-14:56
it's a fantastic selection of watches you've presented with their awesome details! some of the favourites in my collection will be... the crown on the crystals (6 o'clock position) of my Daytona and Hulk... and the Omega sign in the middle of the plexigla...  

thanks, Chronometer!

 By: terbaboom : December 19th, 2021-03:43

Amazing devil of a detail

 By: Cookies : December 20th, 2021-13:49
Nice Red Devil on the Tag.

Hello dear Terbaboom! Glad you like the theme and thank you…

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-17:06
… for the wonderful shots you share showing your favorite details. I always found fascinating that Rolex and Omega display yheir emblems on the glass of their watches. Truly a charming devilish touch! No doubt the Devil on your Tag Heuer dial is literally... 

Well played ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-10:57
Excellent photos and great detail !

thanks, Captain!

 By: terbaboom : December 19th, 2021-11:10

My pleasure 😬

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-11:41

Dear Abel, thanks for hosting and here is my contribution ……..

 By: Sfwatchlover : December 18th, 2021-15:18
I found a map to confirm that the details on the Omega Seamaster Worldtimer are roughly lined up, haha. We are going on a road trip tomorrow from San Francisco Bay Area to Santa Barbara, L.A. and San Diego. This watch will be on my wrist for the next 11 d...  

Thank you so much for your contribution Sfwatchlover!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-17:02
It’s always a pleasure to host WS. I also own a Seamaster WT and testify the beauty and devilish detail of its stunning dial. Absolutely agree with your comments on his watch. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it so much during your trip. Great choice! Hagwe! Abel ... 

Thank you very much, Abel, for your kind words!

 By: Sfwatchlover : December 18th, 2021-22:41
It is wonderful that we both own this Worldtimer. Have a very nice weekend 😊

My big pleasure dear Sfwatchlover you well deserve them. I´m happy to share this superb watch with you. Guess it deserves more attention and coverage from the press and web portals. It is an awesome watch...

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2021-02:39
... with an stunning dial and one of my most favorite complications. Have a very nice weekend too! Cheers! Abel PS: mine says hello!! ...  

Thanks Abel for sharing the wonderful pictures!

 By: Sfwatchlover : December 19th, 2021-05:14
It is quite versatile with the option of bracelet and rubber strap. Agree that it is an underrated hidden gem among the world time watches available today. Take care!!

Omega World Time …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-10:53
Excellent photos Abel. I think this watch deserves more attention.

Very cool shots …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-10:56
Of your Omega World Time. Your road trip sounds exciting, post some photos if you get time. Best regards Captain

Thanks Captain! Here are some pictures from day 1 of the road trip. Will post more later :)

 By: Sfwatchlover : December 19th, 2021-23:46
Lunch at a Mexican food restaurant. Solvang, a Danish village in Southern California. A Spanish mission in Solvang ...  

I love a good road trip and …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-23:52
Yours looks like it’s got be great. Thanks for sharing your photos. Safe journey !

Hello Andy! Welcome to WS! Thank you so much for…

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-19:15
… sharing your favorite devilish details. As a lover of Tudor subs I specially love the non Mercedes hour hand of yours. A rare variant not often seen as it was used during a short period of this watch. Both your UJ and MG got many nice details of course ... 

Welcome to WristScan Andy …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-10:48
It’s good to have you joining us for WristScan, especially with your superb choice of watches and the excellent photos. Your Tudor has really caught my attention, it’s in great condition. Your Moritz Grossmann is a watch that I admire for its understated ... 

Thanks Cpt…

 By: Andy Mac : December 20th, 2021-12:24
….appreciate the kind words. I think, deep down I may have a bit of a hands fetish going on 😆

Ahhh! The secret signature of Breguet!!

 By: Subexplorer : December 18th, 2021-20:12
Truly Devilish Hmd!! Lovely chrono the 5247! Breguet numerals and handset, that red snail scale and of course the signature are all charming details of this wonderful timepiece. Thank you so much for sharing your beauty!! Hagwe! Abel


 By: hmd4m : December 18th, 2021-22:23

Very well captured!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 18th, 2021-20:27

Well done my friend! Cheers! Abel

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2021-02:31

I completely agree …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-10:41
Classic Breguet style.


 By: jml_watches : December 18th, 2021-22:18
Always been struck by the dial on my Oris Big Crown Cheers JML ...  

Hands and dial are very elegant.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-10:40

The detail I find most delightful . . .

 By: Dr No : December 19th, 2021-08:36
. . . is a double signature. 🙂 ...  

Superb !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-10:39

Ahh dear Art! Two delicious pieces you share here. Agree with you that double signature pieces are most delightful. I would also add that they are very rare and coveted.

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2021-12:39
You show here two beautiful and rare examples. Keep enjoying them so much my dear friend. Abel

Comes to detail

 By: Weems@8 : December 19th, 2021-15:59
many interesting spots on a watch come to live. Not only on the surface of a watch, but a strap can be housing interesting details. Like the grooves of the alligator curves. I seen this on my Roamer as a beauty spot, sometimes seen on a beautiful face of ...  

Hello Weems! You share a very interesting detail. I absolutely agree with you that devilish details can also be displayed in other places. I had never seen a Roamer in the metal and...

 By: Subexplorer : December 19th, 2021-18:40
... hadn´t seen this unique signature on the straps. Very original! Straps buckles also offer interesting details in our watches when we get the original buckles of our model/brand. Well played! Best, Abel

from a time when Genève still had its 'accent grave'

 By: VinnieD : December 19th, 2021-16:04
The accent is so small, I can barely see it ...  

My humble contribution.

 By: BigFatPauli : December 19th, 2021-16:34

Thank you, Sir!

 By: BigFatPauli : December 19th, 2021-19:34
I am just happy to contribute to these amazing threads!

Looking sharp !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-21:10

Thanks, Cpt! :)

 By: BigFatPauli : December 19th, 2021-21:42

In Palm Springs for a little golf and R&R

 By: doubleup : December 19th, 2021-17:25

Good lume shot !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-21:10

A famous detail for the ones known with Seamasters

 By: Weems@8 : December 19th, 2021-19:08
I head it up by Abels reply to get details outside the dial of a watch. Well, disliked or liked by many, the helium escape valve at 10 0’clock by Omega is an original detail for sure. I am in the club who like it. Use it while my watch sees no water at al...  

Cool Omega Seamaster 😎

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 19th, 2021-21:09

Hello dear Weems! Agree with you that the HV at ten in Omega Seamasters is a characteristic detail in their modern divers. I personaly would like better a flush valve like offered by Rolex and ...

 By: Subexplorer : December 20th, 2021-20:34
... other brands, but I have learned to live with the Omega type as I love and own several divers models from the brand and also know that it has became some kind of signature of their diving watches. I own an identical watch like yours and find its silve... 

Stronger said

 By: Weems@8 : December 20th, 2021-20:46
If you see the Audemars Piguet Off Shore diver, Audemars Piguet did the same. That is why that Audemars Piguet is a watch i die for. My favorite Off Shore model by far. Yes, i am busy to get my hands on that Audemars Piguet. A perfect watch that would be ... 

The number of the…..

 By: Ludi : December 20th, 2021-17:46
…. BEAST Be careful, the temptress is out, testing my faith… not sure for how long I will resist her …. ...