You cannot go wrong with this one on a desert island. [nt]

Jul 26, 2019,13:05 PM

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WristScan July 26 - 28 starts now (end is July 28, 12:00 GMT). Theme is "A Robinsonade". I declare the island open!

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-02:04
Cast away for a couple of years like Robinson Crusoe, you and a single watch, your personal only watch. Which of your watches should be with you on the remote island? Come clean and tell us your considerations. Is it a tool watch which can stand all the c...  

Solid choice ๐Ÿ‘ [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-02:49

Nothing wrong

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-07:32
I expect many tool watches like your Rolex Submariner.

me think the same [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : July 26th, 2019-17:42
Rolex Rolex Rolex and then Tudor, Panerai, Gshock, may ROO and Aquanaut/Nautilus

Great WS theme dear Brauner .

 By: Watchonthewrists : July 26th, 2019-02:28
I would pick my LW . Great diver , gold to trade (if someone wants it ๐Ÿ˜‰) and i still can hold one of my independent watches with me . ...  

Its the ocean ๐Ÿ˜‰ [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrists : July 26th, 2019-07:14

A mixture

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-07:38
A tool watch and gold for a return ticket if you have to buy one. But beware any natives. They might love the ethno pattern. And they have big cooking pots. ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Fantastic choice indeed...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:10
I was actually expecting your SUF Vetehinen but this is certainly an equivalent ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Love the 2nd photo๐Ÿ™‚

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 28th, 2019-06:56

Superb! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 28th, 2019-07:37

On WristScan Island...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-02:29
I would need my trusty Doxa, because itโ€™s robust, reliable and an old friend. What more would a man need ...., apart from โ€œGirl Fridayโ€ ...  

:))) [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 26th, 2019-14:45

If it is an old friend

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-07:43
you made a good choice. I am getting closer to the Doxas. ๐ŸŒ‹

Thanks Brauner...,

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-13:57
You should take a look, tremendous history in the world of diving.

Impossible to fault your choice...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:11
And fantastic shots!

Thanks Brauner for a great theme, nicely presented. For my two years alone on the island, it came down to an Aquanaut 5167 and a Deepsea, and I ultimately chose the 5167...

 By: FabR : July 26th, 2019-02:36
Very simple and versatile, sturdy enough if I misbehave and get chased by the natives, but most important of two years from now, if I enjoyed my stay, I'll be able to sell it to the chiefs and buy the entire island with the proceeds... ...  

Itโ€™s going to be a fun place ๐ŸŒด....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-02:51
On Fab island ๐Ÿฅ‚

I guess youโ€™re going for the long run...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:12
The rubber strap might wear down but the bracelet - never ๐Ÿ˜Š Great shots ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

The paper, beer and the toothpick (grateful to the crab for holding), are the important things but...

 By: aWtchslvr : July 26th, 2019-03:42
if we talk about watches my choice is the Seiko Astron Gps Solar. I will know the exact time and the date wherever my bones had landed. No more looking at the stick shadow and no more stone carving!! ...  

Your choice is very modern and the Seiko meets all requirements

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-07:49
We call such things "eierlegende Wollmilchsau". Can't translate.

Top photo! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2019-13:07

And a good one! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2019-14:52

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‚ [nt]

 By: aWtchslvr : July 26th, 2019-15:08

Thatโ€™s serial !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:16
But great fun ๐Ÿป

Well, thereโ€™s already some excellent suggestions...

 By: kev09 : July 26th, 2019-03:48
...but there really is only one watch that ticks all the boxes; indeed, it could have been designed for just this situation. The Rolex Explorer 1016. This oneโ€™s my sonโ€™s (but he lets me wear and enjoy it). Perfect for a castaway. Tough and rugged, waterpr...  

This can do too

 By: ไธญ้‡Žใ‚Œใ„ : July 26th, 2019-04:14
Simple and reliable ...  

Looks like she had some sunny days already

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-23:31
Island rated top

Unfortunately, not mine

 By: ไธญ้‡Žใ‚Œใ„ : July 27th, 2019-00:39
Had a similar one long time ago

An Explorer is always a great choice..,

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:18
Just donโ€™t forget to screw that crown in!

Nautilus 5711 or any simple variation 3700/3800

 By: ไธญ้‡Žใ‚Œใ„ : July 26th, 2019-04:12
Fits the environment and love its slim case and look. Very reliable movement too ...  

Lol! ๐Ÿ˜‚

 By: ไธญ้‡Žใ‚Œใ„ : July 26th, 2019-18:59

Quality !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:18
Great idea ๐Ÿ‘

Thanks guys... aside from its price now

 By: ไธญ้‡Žใ‚Œใ„ : July 28th, 2019-01:44
(I didn't buy it recently...thankfully), it's really an excellent watch.

Keeping it simple with a robust no-date tool watch

 By: NT931 : July 26th, 2019-04:18
Will probably wear this new arrival from the microbrand Baltic - I think the blue gilt dial will match the charms of the blue sea! ...  

This would be a nice companion. [nt]

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-13:03
I like the dial very much.

No fuss and practical...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:19
Nice dial ๐Ÿ‘

A different but very interesting idea...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:17
Seen a lot of them online lately. Whatโ€™s your impression so far?

Thanks guys!

 By: NT931 : July 29th, 2019-06:24
I like the Baltic Aquascaphe! The bracelet is comfortable, the watch nicely sized at 39mm, not too thick, and the blue dial is the right shade of blue. And I like the gilt dial. Overall, good value for money

Summer in Sardegna

 By: fifty fathoms : July 26th, 2019-05:51
Have fun Stephan ...  

Cala Liberotto, about 70 km south from Olbia

 By: fifty fathoms : July 26th, 2019-09:09
Very nice and calm beaches. A very good place to calm down and to relax. Definitely no party zone. My family and me are the third time this year in Sardinia and not for the last time. I know beaches all around the world (Caribic Sea, Australia, Hawaii, Af... 

Itโ€™s a Sinn !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:20
Tough and reliable, good choice ๐Ÿ‘Œ

A Sinn makes Sinn

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:21
means a good decision

Fantastic piece! And definitely different...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:19
I suppose their Fliegers are not made from Submarine steel but should be robust enough irrespective ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

You could look at it ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:21
Whilst waiting to be rescued ๐Ÿš

Like a tv [nt]

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:20

Great Theme, great opening shot and great watch choice dear Brauner! Panerai will stand a two years solo island adventure I am sure.

 By: Subexplorer : July 26th, 2019-06:45
I feel we will view a lot of interesting watches and shots this week end! I have not decided yet which watch to take with me for a two years in an isolated island. A challenging theme you have proposed! Will post some pictures later. Hagwe my friend and e... 

Thank you very much. How about your Doxa?? [nt]

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-07:57
ah saw it some minutes later.

Lol! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 26th, 2019-14:33

Ha ha ha!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 26th, 2019-14:45

Hello dear Brauner! Here is my choice of watch for a two year cast away experience in a deserted island. I wish ...

 By: Subexplorer : July 26th, 2019-07:43
... Iยดll have less trouble than Mr Robinson Crusoe, specially confronting pirates or cannibals! The ideal watch should be an automatic movement diving watch I feel. Diving watches are very sturdy built and will withstand activities in the sea and a hard t...  

Dear Abel, my comment was made because at that time the photos Subexplorer said he was posting didn't show up. I have no Rolex. BUT...

 By: halgedahl : July 26th, 2019-19:44
Yes! I will enter with a surprise. Need some time Saturday for photos. Hopefully you will be entertained. GREAT IDEA FOR THE CONTEST! Appreciate the encouragement. Thanks! FH

Hello dear FH! Thank you for your clarification. I understood your were having trouble to shoot your Sub! Lol!! Sorry for my mistake!! Lol! Agree with you that Brauner had ...

 By: Subexplorer : July 27th, 2019-15:37
... a great idea with the Theme for this week end WS contest. I look forward to your participation and I wish you will have great enjoyment with our traditional week end contest. Cheers! Abel.

Claro que si! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2019-14:45

:)))) [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 26th, 2019-14:45

Haha ... Abel, thats an entire collection for some people !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:26
Are you setting up your own boutique on the island ๐ŸŒด

Hello Abel...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 27th, 2019-01:01
Thatโ€™s a great Sea Dweller and probably the perfect choice for WristScan island ๐ŸŒด can you tell me anything else about your choice of knife ?

Thanks a lot my dear Captain! Glad you agree with me in the choice for a watch for an Island two year adventure. Regarding the knife...

 By: Subexplorer : July 27th, 2019-15:28
... I have been collecting knives, both antique and modern for more than 40 years now. Randall Made Knives are among the most well known knives and I had the big pleasure of meeting Mr. Bo Randall in person several times and maintain a friendship for many... 

Hello dear friend...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 27th, 2019-16:12
I find that fascinating, Have you ever seen one of the โ€œAstroโ€ knives ?

My big pleasure my friend to talk knives! Yes, I got one Astro in my collection of course. Will try to find a picture in my HD or take a picture of mine.

 By: Subexplorer : July 27th, 2019-16:20
Iยดm sending you a PM with a link which Iยดm sure youยดll enjoy so much! Abel

Tha ha ha ! Great! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 27th, 2019-22:10

This is a picture form the Randall catalog. This is the present made version which differs in some little details from the original one...

 By: Subexplorer : July 27th, 2019-16:24
... which you can view in the article I PM ed to you. Cheers! Abel ...  

I have seen the originals at the Randall museum inside the Randall shop in Orlando. There is another original at the Smithsonian.

 By: Subexplorer : July 27th, 2019-22:09
there is a picture of those at the Randall museum in the article I linked.

Great choices, all...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:21
And fantastic shots to go with them, Abel (as usual). Most partial to the Doxa ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Great choice [nt]

 By: jml_watches : July 26th, 2019-13:31

A GMT surely is an island watch

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:18
And this one looks very well

Love your choice, Giles...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:23
And taking the TT, too? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Thank you gentlemen -

 By: nomadgiles : July 28th, 2019-17:31
It is indeed the perfect watch for hanging on an island

Assuming some luxuries on this island...

 By: jporos : July 26th, 2019-08:57
my MIH to keep track of the days and months and time events with the 30 minute chronograph, my Resistol cowboy hat to protect myself from the sun's rays, a nice stash of Punch cigars, and a supply of gin & tonic to keep my hydrated and happy. HAGWE! ...  

Reduced to the max

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-10:00
Perfect equipment. And gin & tonic is absolutely necessary on a remote island, just because of the mosquitos.

Brilliant, John. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2019-12:47

Some great choices [nt]

 By: jml_watches : July 27th, 2019-03:53

That sounds like a fantastic plan for two years ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:29
Whereโ€™s that island, though? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

I know it is hard to decide but that's the game this time

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-09:55
Both are top but only one can be your personal only watch.

Ok, then... 6542. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2019-14:26

Deep Sea Alarm !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:30
I love your choice Nicolas ๐Ÿฅ‚

Yes, me too. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2019-14:34

It simply looks great ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 26th, 2019-14:36

A treasure. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2019-14:44

Me too [nt]

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-20:39

Thanks, Brauner. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 27th, 2019-01:11


 By: Gelato Monster : July 26th, 2019-17:46

Which one? ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 27th, 2019-00:49

Lovely choices, both!

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:30
A Robinson with style ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Thank you, K. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 28th, 2019-00:01

Winner, Winner...

 By: elliot55 : July 28th, 2019-08:30
... Chicken Dinner.

Merci, Scott! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 28th, 2019-08:32

Pool side

 By: aperna : July 26th, 2019-11:17

Don't scare the natives with the alarm noise

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:16
Interesting choice

My Submariner 5513 MK1

 By: Franksc7 : July 26th, 2019-12:48
This one is the ultimate โ€œtool watchโ€ for me and would be the ideal candidate to share the hardships of being stranded on an isolated island. ...  

An island beauty [nt]

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:13

Something impractical

 By: jml_watches : July 26th, 2019-13:44
Hi All I'm going with something that will be of no use telling the time. Just there to provide a distraction - as it's a long time then what time of day is becomes unimportant. Cheers JML ...  


 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:12
and your JLC looks like a good old friend. Like the last pic.

Love your reasoning - in two years time should lose importance...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-23:35
And the watch should be there for something else ๐Ÿ˜Š

A difficult decision, for sure

 By: notdnl : July 26th, 2019-15:10
...but I'd probably have to go with this Seamaster. Tough as nails movement, ceramic bezel & dial (UV resistant, for all that sunshine), plenty water resistant with the benefit of a chronograph and rotating bezel. Plus, this color combination would remind...  

Grazie, Signore! [nt]

 By: notdnl : July 26th, 2019-15:20

Probably have to go with the UN Blue Surf for ruggedness

 By: Tim Jackson : July 26th, 2019-17:41
HAGWE All, Cheers, Tim ...  

Nice blue and nice maritime pattern

 By: brauner : July 26th, 2019-23:20
An islander

Unfortunately I cant participate

 By: Gelato Monster : July 26th, 2019-17:45
still searching for my Grail ...  

+1 [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 28th, 2019-06:10

Aa. Thank you

 By: Gelato Monster : August 3rd, 2019-09:12
Do they take coconut as currency?

Absolutely [nt]

 By: brauner : August 3rd, 2019-10:22

This hardy,reliable one

 By: halkcb : July 26th, 2019-23:59
will help in exploring and 'enjoying' the island and keeping track of home time when i leave the island ...  

Sure an Explorer [nt]

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:05

A perfect island pic

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-21:03
Of a perfect adventure watch

i would like my Casio Protrek, but...

 By: terbaboom : July 27th, 2019-02:48
... i like this better ๐Ÿ˜ ...  

So beautiful

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-02:54
Fifty Fathoms is absolutely suitable esp. in blue

nothing really unexpected from my side....

 By: Izhik : July 27th, 2019-04:04
if it's one must be this one... 30 bars water resistance....3 barrels with 120hrs power reserve... FF BS...what else..? ...  

thanks Nicolas....

 By: Izhik : July 27th, 2019-04:16
I actually like also the 1st one....๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

danke sehr, y [nt]

 By: Izhik : July 28th, 2019-01:46

Dr No's desert island watch? Gotta be . . .

 By: Dr No : July 27th, 2019-04:33
. . . the Flightmaster if only . . . . . . to crack coconuts with. ;-) ...  

LOL! Good one! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 27th, 2019-05:08

"Great minds . . .

 By: Dr No : July 28th, 2019-17:50
. . . think alike." ...  

Ha ha ha! Wow Art!! What a shot!! ...

 By: Subexplorer : July 28th, 2019-19:00
It keeps me drooling my friend!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Abel

There are always . . .

 By: Dr No : July 28th, 2019-23:19
. . . two possibilities, Nicolas. The NOS 910 on the left belongs to our mutual friend, Dexter. I'm merely the conduit. ;-) ...  

Dexter was so helpful in assisting my acquisition . . .

 By: Dr No : July 28th, 2019-23:45
. . . of an Omega chronometer located in Argentina that I felt honor-bound to return the favor, Nicolas. That said, there may be a similar Flightmaster lodged in the same mine.

Ha ha ha!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : July 29th, 2019-05:07

I go for .....

 By: moc : July 27th, 2019-05:12
The bribery one... also, if the island has a deserted bar , I d be the most stylish! Mo ...  

Super shot, Mo! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 27th, 2019-05:15

Wow that's brave [nt]

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-05:29

A ticket on the wrist

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-20:58
Not bad on an island

The Obvious Choice...

 By: elliot55 : July 27th, 2019-07:46
... Would be a modern day Rolex... ... But then I thought I'd have to have something more interesting... ... So yeah, if I was stranded on an deserted island, let me have my AMVOX II. - Scott ...  

I was thinking for a while...

 By: KMII : July 27th, 2019-11:47
I guess it would be the JLC Master Compressor Memovox: ...  

Nice competitor [nt]

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-20:55

A Real Killer...

 By: elliot55 : July 28th, 2019-08:35
... On a killer strap, no less.

Please have a good coffee bar at the island ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 By: KamalRostov : July 27th, 2019-19:43
My choice would be this from Sinn. ...  

Yeay!!! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 By: KamalRostov : July 27th, 2019-23:05

All alone (except for the barista) in a deserted island..

 By: KamalRostov : July 28th, 2019-00:10
Iโ€™ll be needing a tried and tested tool watch with a chrono function (no les) to time the brew! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Thank you for your kind words Nico ๐Ÿ˜Š

This could be another choice๐Ÿค™

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 27th, 2019-21:56
Also may somehow help should the Romans and Arabs come to rescue me๐Ÿ™‚ ...  

Well who knows where the island is? [nt]

 By: brauner : July 27th, 2019-23:15
The Calinos will take the Panerai too

PAM 629...

 By: elliot55 : July 28th, 2019-08:39
... Another superb choice.

Ah Yes...

 By: elliot55 : July 28th, 2019-18:09
... Eight day power reserve.

The more I see this watch...

 By: kkochheiser : July 29th, 2019-11:25
The more I realize that I need to see it in person!

My reliable compagnon Sub no date

 By: Saxon : July 28th, 2019-00:30
on my favourit island of Rรผgen ...  

I would only trust my Rolex

 By: Jad : July 28th, 2019-00:53
in such a setup ...  

Only looks like

 By: Jad : July 28th, 2019-02:16
Thank God

๐Ÿ˜‰ [nt]

 By: brauner : July 28th, 2019-02:25

Yes indeed

 By: Jad : July 28th, 2019-02:16
Thank you

Great photo! [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : July 28th, 2019-06:59

A Sinn is always a good choice

 By: brauner : July 28th, 2019-02:01
when in the wilderness

Thanks bauner

 By: Jad : July 30th, 2019-06:22
great theme and congrats to the winners. Looking forward to next weeks WS. All the best

My pleasure [nt]

 By: brauner : July 30th, 2019-10:58