#ScottishWatches Week 27

Welcome, welcome, welcome back boys and girls to the weekly column where we painstakingly sift through the hundreds of photos you submit (knowingly or not) and award praise and accolades to a few lucky individuals. Numerous superstars* have gotten their start right here on these pages, and you could be next! Here we go:

 

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Beginning the festivities this week is a very fitting shot by @thewatchyeti for the #scottishwatches tag. While the Helm brand hails from the USA, the bottle of Irn Bru gives the orange Komodo a very Scottish twist.

Scottish Watches and TOCKR Watches

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Next up is @adamthomteague with a simple, yet elegant shot of a watch I aspire to own someday, the pink 36mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Something about that pink dial makes me want to become a one watch kind of guy. For the summer at least…

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Continuing the all-too-obvious theme of Scottish watches is this cool shot by @watchanthrun of a watch that should need no introduction: the Scottish Watches X Swatch watch from last year. Seeing this one in the wild always brings a smile to my face.

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I always like to see photos of watches from different angles than just straight on, as lots of them have very interesting and well made features that are not dial based. Case in point is the beautiful caseback medallion of the Grand Seiko SBGW253 (still need to work on these names, Seiko), perfectly captured by @jbmjbm0 Bonus points for the wear marks, good to see fancy watches being worn.

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Join me, won’t you, as I revert back to my old ways of being so easy to sway that all you have to do is throw up a photo of a Doxa Sub and I just pick it automatically, like muscle memory. It also doesn’t hurt when it’s a sweet photo like this one by @dr.day.date of the Sub 300T, interestingly paired with a green rubber strap. I may have to steal this idea…

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You don’t see enough Moser Pioneers out there in the world. Having been lucky enough to wear one for about a month, I think I am qualified to say that it’s a damn shame. These are some beautiful pieces of craftsmanship and those dials are just bonkers. As evidenced in this cool wristshot by @enjoy.your_time. Keep the Moser shots coming, please.

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We don’t get too many shots of mods here in these hallowed halls, but this one was too good to pass up. A Seiko 5 SRPE vastly improved (in my humble opinion) with a sterile, heat treated meteorite dial and some elegant baton hands to give full reign to the dial. A very well imagined mod and a great photo by @stefan.watchik. Nice work.

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…

*superstardom may be in some very small and niche circles…

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

Instagram: @derekhaager