Week 32 is upon us. Over half of the year is gone and the competition is really heating up around here in the world of wristwatch photography. One day we will devise some sort of system of playoffs and prizes and accolades for all your hard work. But until then, a good hearty verbal pat on the back will have to suffice. Here we go:
First up this week is @timertravel with a cool shot of a very specific collection: many colors of the Seiko JDM SUS Telemeter. It’s hard to go wrong with so many fun colors of a quirky, inexpensive oddity such as this one. I have to wonder, though, being a quartz watch, why are they all set to different times? The eccentric man’s GMT setup perhaps…
Next up is a beautiful shot of a watch that needs no introduction, but I will do it anyway for the sake of continuity. The Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight looks simply stunning here in a catalogue-quality shot by @watchcompanion. Excellent stuff.
I often advocate for shooting watches from all different angles to mix things up a bit, and the Swatch Sistem 51 is an excellent candidate for some reverse angle shots, as there is usually something interesting going on back there. This capture by @vfp.watches proves this, while reminding us to make the most of our limited time on this mortal coil. Heavy stuff. I need a drink.
Welp, it’s official. I just never get tired of the Vostok Scuba Dude. Ever. I might have to finally procure one of these little Russian gems. This fun aqua green version is caught just getting out of bed by @casedintimeuk.
Having taken the safari version of this Seiko Arnie diving myself, I can attest to the fact that it is pretty much the ultimate in tough watches. And putting it right next to a knife turns things up to 11. Did Rambo wear a watch? If he did it was probably this one. Great shot as always by @will_beney_photography.
Next we have @uaireadoir_check with a fun and colourful little shot of the under-represented Tudor Black Bay 36. What I especially like about this shot of the future classic is how it makes the watch look gold. If they make one of these in gold I will be first in line. I know you’re reading this, Tudor.
Last up this week is a very captivating shot of the clunkily-named but beautiful Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co‑Axial Master Chronometer GMT Worldtimer 43mm. Shot by @chronolytical. It’s hard to tell exactly what is going on here. Is the watch being bestowed down from heaven, or is it simply being scolded in the sunlight? Only one person knows for sure. Whatever it is, it looks fantastic, and that’s all we really care about here.
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.