In training for the 1WC

I have started training for the 1WC. I have put my watches through rigorous tests for accuracy, comfort, and overall wearibility. Each watch must be able to be worn with a blue suit. I have narrowed the choices down to just 12: two automatics (a Felsa 415 and a Felsa 690) and ten mechanicals. The oldest was made when FDR was president, the newest was made in the Nixon administration. Vintage did not do well overall last year. I have to do better this year.

This year no bracelets. The bracelet was my undoing last year. All bracelets start to get to me after a while. I picked a bracelet because I wear brown and black dress shoes. Because my NATO and silicone straps are too casual, leather is the obvious choice. I may have to wear a brown strap with black shoes. It will hurt, but it is for a good cause.

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What is your preparation ritual? (I am also carb loading for extra energy.) And which one of the 12 would you choose if you want me to lose?

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Already started lol. Had to since work stuff crept up. But will be home long enough to play around with some newly arrived straps before day 0.

Fashion rules can ALWAYS be bent or broken, confidence is key. 馃馃徎馃馃徎

Also started tidying up the ol photog and writing skills.

Haven't decided if I'm bringing out the Yashica GTN....馃槑

I believe the rules do not prohibit reversible watch straps. Just switching out straps.

Classy collection and different from the usual divers and such. I don't sport bracelets either, however a few as of late have given me pause. As for what you can lose, how about the one with the green dial? Nothing against the color of course. ; )

So last week I did a bit of parading some of my 鈥榦ther watches鈥 that will be shelved for the future. Then this week I鈥檒l be wearing a different strap on my Tudor Ranger every day ending in the bracelet Sunday which will be my choice for the challenge.

I鈥檝e drafted haiku.

I鈥檝e reacquainted myself with Disney villains and debated which could wear the Ranger.

The two watch boxes that hold my collection will be moved under the bed and the Tudor box will sit with in their place until the rest of you throw in the towel.

Ranger on bracelet forever and ever.

This has nothing to do with your post.

I just want you to know that I involuntarily hear Puccini in my head whenever I read one of your posts.

I now fear you may be an Agatha Christie villain, or perhaps it is that your great-great-granduncle was Prof. Moriarty.

I respect you, sir, and I will expose you.

Brown watch strap with black shoes? You鈥檝e already lost.

I can鈥檛 really help here. I don鈥檛 have a problem wearing a single watch all the time. I don't because I like changing watches, but I don鈥檛 need too. I guess I鈥檇 say stay away from vintage, too many possible issues. What if it needs a service? I would go with your newest automatic.

OlDirtyBezel

This has nothing to do with your post.

I just want you to know that I involuntarily hear Puccini in my head whenever I read one of your posts.

I now fear you may be an Agatha Christie villain, or perhaps it is that your great-great-granduncle was Prof. Moriarty.

I respect you, sir, and I will expose you.

I rather think of myself as Lord Peter Wimsey. The music playing would be this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqDsEdGklI

Aurelian

I rather think of myself as Lord Peter Wimsey. The music playing would be this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqDsEdGklI

That tracks. I鈥檓 glad you鈥檝e chosen the right path.

OlDirtyBezel

That tracks. I鈥檓 glad you鈥檝e chosen the right path.

"I always have a quotation for everything--it saves original thinking."

馃か馃槒 Guess who.....?

One gets eventually runs out of the known books and ventures into uncharted waters on long deployment....馃馃徎馃馃徎馃憤馃徎

If I wanted you to lose, you should wear the Kulm

A true baller such as yourself would pick that cream dial, red second hand and the green leather strap.....馃馃徎

I鈥檓 preparing by wearing all of my possible temptations except my chosen strap/watch combo. I could use some clarification on one thing鈥. Lucas Films is now owned by Disney, which of course includes the entire Star Wars franchise. Am I safe in assuming a Star Wars character qualifies as a Disney character, because of course it is a subset of all Disney characters.

first world problems 馃う馃徎

What is your preparation ritual?

I did a poll just to feel the people mood on four options.

This week I'm wearing each of that watches to take a decision. I'm weighing the pros and cons of those watches and the sugestions on poll.

Magstime

I believe the rules do not prohibit reversible watch straps. Just switching out straps.

and I believe that @Aurelian could adjust rules to avoid that kind of cheat. 馃槣馃槀

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Man, Good Luck!

If you want to lose take the square one whose band is the colour of tea with too much milk. That watch band will destroy your retina in a few days. On first impressions, the yellowish dial one seems to have most flair.

My preparation for 1WC was to buy a new (old) watch on ebay. Hopefully it arrives on time. I'll give it a quick check on the timegrapher when it arrives. If it fails that plan B might be a vintage Ruhla/MuDu/Nisus/Certina if I feel brave, or a modern Pagani/Baltany if I want to be sensible.