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WS challenge is on! Weekend of 14th-16th of September - “Safe Queens”

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WS challenge for the weekend of the 14th-16th of September “Safe Queens”

Ladies and gentlemen! We are now ready to see your ”Safe Queens” on stage.

 


Please post in one of the three categories to be judged:

Best static shot

       Best Wrist Scan 

       Watch of the Week


**deadline by 1700 GMT, Sunday September 16th**



The Challenge is : Please post a watch from your watchbox or safe that You never wear but you still appreciate and don’t have the heart to sell - Because It is still a great watch! The watch has become a “Safe Queen” and it is now time to bring it out and share this hidden pleasure with the rest of us J


The term “Safe Queen” is obviously open for interpretation. I think Abel said it best - Please let me quote our very own Abel:


I feel Safe Queen is a very subjective term. It can be as you say, a watch we own which has very little or any wrist time and which we don´t dare to say good by.

It can be a watch so valuable (in terms of price or in terms of sentimental value) which we don´t wish to risk to scratch it or to loose or have it stolen and for that reason never leaves our safe.

It can be an owner of a very large collection so the rotation of each piece makes each piece to stay for months or years within the safe unworn.

For other owner, it can be a watch bought more as an investment than to fullfuil a desire or a personal taste."



Ladies and Gentlemen: Please post your entries! I cant wait to see your hidden treasures.

Best

Christian




PS: 

Here is one of my safe queens that gave me the idea for this theme. I bought this watch in 2004 on ebay, and have never worn it more than twenty minutes at a time. I try, but I quickle take it of again. I don’t ever feel like wearing it. I have never posted it before. I told myself so many times to sell it, but somehow I just cant!!!  It is just too cool, too original and interesting to let go. The compass, the unusual materials, the strict geometric lines, designed by Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche. Made in the late 1970íes, I believe it will just keep living in my safe! 

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Cpt Scarlet September 13th, 2019-04:46
That’s a cool Porsche design Christian 👌 Don’t sell just enjoy 🥂
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ChristianDK September 13th, 2019-04:51
Thank you so much, Cpt Yes, it seems to be stuck with me haha!
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Cpt Scarlet September 13th, 2019-07:47
It’s all part of our sport 😉  
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cazalea September 13th, 2019-07:54
Another reason it might be stuck with you the same reason several of mine are stuck with me! A very sad note from IWC saying "Don't send it to us, we don't want it either!" Cazalea ... 
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ChristianDK September 13th, 2019-09:48
Oh dear. This one runs well though, since it seems never to really have been used. Do you have any of the IWC pieces, Mike?
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cazalea September 13th, 2019-15:49
I have some watches, yes I do have some of the IWC / PD - yes. but no spare parts for this I do have a number of catalogs from back then and my friend Martin has this remake of yours which he lets me wear ... 
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ChristianDK September 22nd, 2019-08:21
It was an interesting epoch for IWC I am surprised there is a remake. I wasn’t aware! By IWC ? It seems I’m not the only one in the world who find the model interesting. The remake is a bit different in that you see your arm trough the compass. Thanks for posting this!
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Subexplorer September 13th, 2019-05:20
Hello dear Christian! You choose a great watch to open the thread as an example of what a "Queen Safe" can mean to a watch aficionado. This is a most interesting ... timepiece with a very unusual design which brings you much pleasure owning even if you actually never wear it. And this is enough motive to keep it in your collection! Will come back later with some pictures of a few Safe Queens from my own watch box.... 
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psfparis September 13th, 2019-05:32
My kingdom for a safe queen My queen outside its kingdom To be honest it is too much money on the wrist. I commute everyday and don’t want to over expose it... sad world ... 
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ChristianDK September 13th, 2019-06:14
Now, that is one beautiful watch! I agree the world is becoming dangerous to watch collectors, sadly. The hobby has become more mainstream and with that much more attention on your wrist from criminals.
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Announcing the WS theme for the weekend of the 13th of Sptember is “Safe Queens”

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Ladies and (mostly) Gentlemen.. The WS for the weekend is approcing fast. So please get ready for this weekends challenge... From the back of the safe… Let us present to us….”THEE SAFE QUEEEENS”….


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