#ScottishWatches Week 26

Happy Fourth of July weekend to any of you who take part in such things. Otherwise, happy Week 26, of #scottishwatches photos, which is obviously the more important event. As the sun gets hotter and hotter and forces me indoors, embracing the air conditioner, I see many of you suffer no such weakness, still out and about creating photographic brilliance. Here are the best of the week:

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First up is something I never thought I would see in this life, outside of a drunken night gone horribly wrong: A Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight right in the toilet. I don’t know if this shot by the suitably named @crapwatchphotography is low-brow humour, or high-brow Dada-esqe art. Either way it makes you stop and take notice, and isn’t that the point of art at the end of the day? Discuss.

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Scottish Watches and TOCKR Watches

Next up is @inquisitivewatches with a brilliant little Scottish Watches-inspired watercolor (correct me if I’m wrong about that). A Hairy Coo with some watches and a little balloon for a splash of color. Not a photo, per se, but excellent work nonetheless.

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@Nash_watch_shots adds another utility to the very capable Rolex Submariner by leaning on it as a fishing companion. Rolex should take note of this and create a line of fishing watches with lure-inspired names. Imagine the Rolex Hula-Popper, or the Rolex Hoot-a-Nanny. Solid gold idea.

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Continuing the theme of watches as tools for old man sports, the aptly named @golfspymbp brings us this cool shot of the coke-bezeled Timex Q amongst some golfing paraphernalia. I love to see different takes and angles (pardon the pun) on watch photography and this one fits the bill nicely. I also initially thought that the cup was some kind of radiation symbol, which would have been cool in an entirely different way.

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@Thewatchyeti has amassed a sizable and impressive collection of Casio digital watches. Maybe after you buy a certain number Casio sends you one of the plaques they have left over from the early 80s? Dare to dream.

 

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As the world slowly returns to a little bit of normalcy (fingers crossed) I expect to see loads more of these shots celebrating a return to travels and I intend to celebrate with them. We’ll start with this cool airplane window shot of @sr_watches and his Seiko Turtle. Godspeed.

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Last up this week, @subparwatchenthusiast is celebrating a new job as a UPS driver with this sweet shot of the Nodus Contrail on a matching Nato strap. As a former Fedex driver myself (don’t know if that makes us comrades or mortal enemies) I say cheers and be safe out there!

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