Article : The Best Of This Weeks #HalfWatchTuesday

I’m going, to be honest with you. It did feel a little strange doing a #Halfwatchtuesday (HWT) article last week. Given the hashtag had only existed for four weeks it might have been presumptuous to start a weekly article. What if no one submitted? Would Tuesday become barren for Omega Speedy non-owners again?

As I sat in front of a blank computer screen last Monday the ramifications seemed unfathomable. But then I reminded myself #Halfwatchtuesday is not for us but for all of you, regardless of the watch brand, colour or style. We are the Mother of Dragons to your Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion (the less about Goldilocks the better), we simply have a platform for you to be creative and have some fun and wow did you answer. We were blown away Varys style with the quality and creativity of the submissions. Let’s jump straight into some of our favourites in the #HWT week 5 top picks.

@jwit94 makes it two weeks in the HWT top picks with a sensational Doxa Sub 300 submission, an example of reissues done right. We loved the detail in the photo and that flash of orange is stunning. Well done and keep up the good work.

Next up is a newcomer to the HWT movement. @watchin_around blasts in with his jaw-droppingly clean Patek 5167 Aquanaut; a grail watch for many. Fantastic watch and submission.

Martins of Glasgow Watch Servicing and Repair

Top marks to @jontford for creativity and ironing skills. We can confirm a speedy fits under the cuff.

Orange was the colour of the week with this stand out submission from @katlenschmidt…endorsed by us all but heavily by @rickticktalk. Well done Katlen for this Sunkist shot.

(editors note: I owe her the submission for continuing to mispronounce her name! Regards Rick)

I am a self-confessed Grand Seiko fanboy and nearly fell off my seat at the quality of this submission from @alakbatakhorology. Much is said about how black Grand Seiko black is and it has been captured perfectly here, and then there are those hands; razor sharp.

Last up to put you in the mood for summer is this beautiful submission from @watchesinnature. I love the way the Seiko Presage indices reflect the pink. An amazing photo as always.

We have to give a few special shout outs. Firstly to Adrian from @barkandjack for supporting HWT and his almost unbelievable submission this week, that new camera is working for you buddy. Click on his youtube channel for some great watch content.

Next special shout out to @new_forest_robin_young, the UK distributor for Moritz Grossmann. That’s as good as the brand posting itself. I am thoroughly impressed every time I see one of their watches and would be delighted if they paid us a visit north of the wall.

Thank you all who took part this week, it does pain us we cannot mention everyone, but believe us when we say we love seeing every submission. Reposts will come up on the Instagram page over the week so click on @halfwatchtuesday to see more. Remember #halfwatchtuesday is for everyone and you’re invited


Nic & Omair