#Scottishwatches Week 18

It seems like there are more and more photos each week, and they just keep getting better and better! I am going to have to hire a whole team to parse this out soon, but for now, my one-man, highly biased opinions will have to do. And in a week that included May the Fourth, I hope you will forgive me for including a few Star Wars photos. Like I said, highly biased. Here we go:

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First up, we have something very special for you guys. A top-secret, inside look at what REALLY goes on when you send your Rolex to their Switzerland service center. Shocking inside scoop provided to us by @handsandcogs.

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@The_watch_and_dry_goods_co gives us a nice, clean shot of that modern classic, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight. “Proof that you don’t need to be a banker to own a beautiful watch”. True, but owning a bank or two certainly doesn’t hurt. That’s what bankers do, right?

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Next, we have @watch_diversion with a shot of the under-photographed MIH watch. Look it up if you don’t know, but it was released way back in 2005 as a fundraiser for the Musée International d’Horlogerie, and hides a mono-pusher chronograph and annual calendar complications underneath the simple, minimalist dial. Fantastic piece.

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@Beyond_the_dial has brought the Smiths’ Commando to what looks like the losing (but quite fun) Scrabble game of a deranged madman.

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I had never considered this combo until I saw @time_n_travel’s photo, but I now feel confident in saying, I think the Seiko Alpinist might be that rare watch that belongs on the much-maligned bund strap. If anything is going to generate comments today I’m sure it will be that statement. Come at me.

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@Nicklikeswatches left the CasiOak out in a 1920s noir rainstorm and the results are great. Now all you have to do is solve the mystery and save the damsel, for she is in distress. Get to work.

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Now, finally, on to the Star Wars stuff. @Doingtimescotland captured this stormtrooper foolishly using his root beer Rolex GMT Master II as a shield. Sidebar: what are they paying stormtroopers these days…?

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@Setter_watches’ modded Seiko SKX007 is captured here being attacked and chased off by Master Yoda in his Starfighter. I guess we can safely assume from here on that SKX models are loyal to the Empire…

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Last, but certainly not least, we have a fun shot by @enjoy.your_time, featuring a bunch of watches and a bunch of Star Wars characters. What else could we ask for to wrap up the week. This one has it all!

That’s all for this round. 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