The Weekly Watch Crunch Photography Club!

Happy Sunday folks and welcome to our weekly photography thread!馃コ

Last week @TheSharperTheBetter kindly set the theme of "Furry/Fishy/Freaky/Feathered Friends!", meaning we got to see a whole bunch of cute pics.

In no particular order, his runners up for best photo go to:

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@FlatteryCamp

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@Stricko

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@IanCognito

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@Stricko (two pictures chosen!)

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@Fieldwalker

Well done guys! And thank you again to @TheSharperTheBetter for helping out last week.

This weeks guest judge and theme setter is @HotWatchChick69, so I am looking forward (kind of) to seeing what theme will be chosen for this week.

The theme will be announced in the comments below....

Good luck and have fun everyone!

Notes for Newcomers:

If you are new to this thread and enjoy photography then feel free to post your pictures! We run a fresh photography thread each week, starting on the Sunday, and have a guest judge set the theme and pick winners each week. You are welcome to post as many pictures as you wish with a connection to that weeks theme. The runners up will be mentioned in the following weeks thread and the winner gets a mention and their winning photo in the weekly newsletter.

WC admin are also working on creating an exclusive 'Winners Badge' for winners WC profile!

Okay! Now that I get to pick the theme, this week we're gonna focus on my favorite photography subject matter...

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Nah, just joking. This week's theme is "Sentimental Watches."

Here's mine...

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It's a reminder for me, every time I wear it, that even if you're ugly, you can still be loved.

HotWatchChick69

Okay! Now that I get to pick the theme, this week we're gonna focus on my favorite photography subject matter...

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Nah, just joking. This week's theme is "Sentimental Watches."

Here's mine...

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It's a reminder for me, every time I wear it, that even if you're ugly, you can still be loved.

The lume on that GS is just bonkers. Like a supercharged Lumibrite which in itself is nuts on regular a Seiko 5.

What is the reference?

nightfury95

The lume on that GS is just bonkers. Like a supercharged Lumibrite which in itself is nuts on regular a Seiko 5.

What is the reference?

It's the SBGC249!

You know how us enthusiasts always complain about how there's no lume on GS watches? Well, they clearly heard our complaints, because the Evolution 9 series of sports watches have tons of lume.

They're just charging us several thousand more dollars for the privilege. I guess there must be a lume shortage! Either that, or they're using a formula of lume that's 95% platinum.

I was gifted this Bulova Futuro for circling the sun through the universe a certain number of times. It is a very lovely watch to look at but I have trouble wearing it for very long, just loses its flavor quickly.

Draw me like one of your French watches.

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HotWatchChick69

It's the SBGC249!

You know how us enthusiasts always complain about how there's no lume on GS watches? Well, they clearly heard our complaints, because the Evolution 9 series of sports watches have tons of lume.

They're just charging us several thousand more dollars for the privilege. I guess there must be a lume shortage! Either that, or they're using a formula of lume that's 95% platinum.

They鈥檝e got airplane light lume on the Prospex LX as well. I鈥檓 really curious how GS divers can compare to the LX.

Wouldn鈥檛 be too shocked if LX takes the crown 馃憫 馃挕. Our own version of lume wars 馃槈

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Guess the LX in above group !

Thanks for the shout out! I'll throw this morning's pic into the "Sentimental" mix and in the spirit of "if you're not cheating you're not competing" I have made it a collage with a gratuitous nod to WC (bonus points?) It's pretty much a here and now shot of my lazy rainy morning geek fest. Sentimental because these watches have old interesting histories already while my wife and I are actively creating new ones. I'm sooo fortunate that she is game for watch gatherings so I try to keep her mix fresh and she really holds her own. These "projects" are way more enjoyable than fixing the phantom flushing toilet right? Looking forward to seeing all the WC pics. Did I win yet? I need this!

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Fieldwalker

They鈥檝e got airplane light lume on the Prospex LX as well. I鈥檓 really curious how GS divers can compare to the LX.

Wouldn鈥檛 be too shocked if LX takes the crown 馃憫 馃挕. Our own version of lume wars 馃槈

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Guess the LX in above group !

Ohh can鈥檛 wait for my Lx Flashlight!! 馃槀

Ichibunz

Ohh can鈥檛 wait for my Lx Flashlight!! 馃槀

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Seiko called it LX as a short form for 'lux', the measurement for intensity of light:

Fieldwalker

They鈥檝e got airplane light lume on the Prospex LX as well. I鈥檓 really curious how GS divers can compare to the LX.

Wouldn鈥檛 be too shocked if LX takes the crown 馃憫 馃挕. Our own version of lume wars 馃槈

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Guess the LX in above group !

What are the two watches either side of the LX???

Congrats peoples!

Hmm. And something I can get my teeth into maybe鈥 I am sentimental about many of my watches after all.

my grandfather passed away in April of 2020 at the age of 94. My grandmother had passed at 90 years old in December of 2019. As many people often say, when folks are together for very long they don't tend to wait long after the first one passes to join them. In this case it was roughly 5 months. My mother packed me a bag of some of my grandfather's things (NY Yankee stuff) that she thought I'd like to have. To my surprise there was a bag of watches at the bottom. Nothing shocking, no gold Rolexs but they are all nice to have.

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I've put the Benrus on blue leather and wear it occasionally.

My grandfather wasn't a watch guy, but he did always make sure he had one, a working watch was good enough, but a watch, usually a Timex on a stretch band or something could always be found on his wrist and if the battery died or it broke for some reason he never hesitated at all to have it repaired or replaced. As he got older and his dexterity would fail him he'd call me over to set the time (the more poorly made the watch the harder this is) fix the date or shorten the band if needed. As noted above, he passed during the height of Covid. I broke quarantine to go see him a couple days before he passed because we knew that his time was running short. I got there but he wasn't wearing his watch, rather it was on the dresser in his room, probably taken off by his aide or my mom so he'd be comfortable, but before I left for the night I set it for him one last time.

that watch is the Timex in the back, to the right.

Thought I'd pop in to see what this week's topic is.

It's too sad for me, I'll have to come back next week.

Thankyou for the mention, its an honour to be voted in the shortlist against some super (and cute n furry) subjects.

Sentimental watch, now I'm lucky here as I don't have a legacy piece, you know a watch that's been passed down the family as my oldies are still alive and kicking(and that's far better than any bit of metal no matter how Sentimental or historic). So mine is this, on September the 5th 1988 I started working in the power industry as an apprentice mechanical fitter. 30 years later I got a cash reward for my service and converted into this

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My sentimental piece, the one watch I've actually earned and one I will never part with and will pass down and hopefully be their sentimental watch to remember me by.

HotWatchChick69

What are the two watches either side of the LX???

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Rado right, US special edition Seiko Turtle on left. Pic was about 1 second exposure in pitch black room, so it looked a little different than real life. The Rado glows blue, Seiko turtle is green. Rado lasts well, seiko turtle little better, LX till next week, maybe longer than tritium 馃お

Sorry for thread hijack, I鈥檒l get onto the sentimental shots soon!

Yay, thanks for the nod!

This theme is easy for me. It's the Undone Snoopy I gave my son on his 5th birthday. He began helping me do unboxing videos the year before and with great response from the #watchfam. He even made it on Hodinkee!

https://youtu.be/U-bDd5FECNM

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