#ScottishWatches Week 23

Another week and another batch of excellent photos to painstakingly parse through for your viewing pleasure. So you can either go back to your cushy jobs cleaning chimneys or sticking up old ladies or whatever it is you hooligans do when you’re not out there creating watch masterpieces, or come along for the ride. As I write this it is National Bourbon day, so grab a drink and let’s get into it:

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First up this week is @drwatcherman, taking us and his trusty Speedy on a whirlwind tour of the dirty waters of Beantown, and even flying a plane. As a strong advocate for getting out there and using these watches, this is what I like to see. A+ sir.

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Martins of Glasgow Watch Servicing and Repair

Continuing the aviation theme, next we have @parkavewatches with a lovely shot of the ol’ Flighty, on the green and yellow parachute strap that it may as well just ship with at this point. I sold this exact watch/strap combo about 6 months ago, could it be…?

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@Speedeedidi is next with a splendid shot of Scotland’s favourite sons AnOrdain’s Model 1 in the Iron Creme colorway. That enamel dial is stunning as always and I dare say this is probably a “piece unique”; the only AnOrdain on earth with a map of Texas printed on the back. Worlds collide.

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Someone needs to tell @doingtimescotland that their root beer Rolex GMT has sprung a leak. Still looks pretty cool with its two-tone bracelet, even though it’s clearly malfunctioning.

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I might start a new sub-segment of things I have never seen before and never thought I would, and it begins with the combination of Breguet and Super Mario Brothers. @Enjoy.your_time has made this fever dream a reality. Hopefully Breguet notices and makes this a real thing, like the AP Black Panther, only not as terrible.

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Next up is @watchupwithyou with a hot pink summer watch for the proletariat. For those of us that don’t want to drop multiple thousands on pink watches from Oris and Rolex, this is a pretty dope alternative. Might be the watch you guys force me to buy this week. There is always one.

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Sarapaneva is probably the independent that ends up here most often. Seems you guys love them and love taking cool, moody shots of them. Like this one from @hairspringwatches; I cant tell if it’s the shadows or the frowny moon that make it moody. Probably both.

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The penultimate shot of the week comes from @nicklikeswatches. New watch alert and it’s a good one, the classic Casio World Timer. At around £15 everyone should have one of these. Seriously, go get one. Now. And if Nick figures out how to get this on a MN strap like he claims in the caption, he better share that secret with the class. You listening, Nicholas?

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Last, but certainly not least this week is @therumourmonger with a great shot of a symmetrical approach to strap selection. They all look pretty solid on the Stowa Flieger, but I’d go with grey. Always grey. You’re welcome.

That’s all for this week. Remember to keep tagging all your splendid photos with #ScottishWatches to have your hours of hard photographic work featured right here, week after week. Until next time…

Derek Haager is a watch enthusiast, TV editor and part-time music maker from Brooklyn, NY.

Instagram: @derekhaager