Timepiece Chronicle

In-depth, passionate and entertaining articles that explore the stories behind great watches

This Week in time: 4th to 10th June

This Week in time: 4th to 10th June

Seven watches for seven days. If you'd like to see your watch featured on Timepiece Chronicle then make sure to use #thisweekintime or tag @timepiece_chronicle when posting to Instagram

Saturday

A photo posted by SUPERDOC (@rjkama) on

There are two things about rjkama that I don't understand; how he has arms the size of cantaloupes and how he gets these utterly amazing watch shots. I mean look at it! The light, the spray, the watch, it's wonderful! The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is one of the unsung heroes current collection, it's a dress watch that can also go to 150 meters underwater. The teaked dial is really beautiful and I have always loved the blue over any of the other colors. 

Sunday

Not every watch has to cost thousands of dollars and this Timex from alushe909 is a perfect example of that. Now in its 44th year the watch looks just as good as it did back in 1972. I love the contrasting chapter rings and hour markers on this piece; the simple alternating black and white color scheme is really timeless. 

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Monday

A photo posted by HD (@halukhd) on

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is a masterpiece in minimal design for maximum effect. Eight small circle and four rectangles for the hour markers, two distinct yet harmonious hour hands, a slight touch of color to the second hand. It all just works so wonderfully together. I have no idea how practical it is underwater but when it's this gorgeous I don't care. Great shot from halukhd.

Tuesday

It's been a while since I picked a Speedmaster for #SpeedyTuesday so when I saw this on the wrist of kidwizzle I knew what had to be done. I'm not as well versed in the individual references as I should be but I don't need to know the reference to know I love this. It might be down the list from a Tri-Compax in order of purchase but it's definitely on my list.

A photo posted by kidwizzle (@kidwizzle) on

Wednesday

A video posted by Jared Payne (@buyingontime) on

Who said anything about hands being the only way to display time? This Hamilton pocket watch from 1929 shows that a little bit of inventiveness can make a truly mesmerizing effect. The wandering seconds is so simple yet so charming and works perfectly with the dulcet tones of ol' blue eyes. Not that you should be distracted from the interesting typeface used for the hour markers! Video courtesy from buyingontime

Thursday

Man. Heuer really knew what they were doing forty years ago didn't they! These four examples (Three Autavias and one Montreal) that will be coming up for auction at watchesofknightsbridge in July show just how strong Heuer's watch game was. I'd be hard pressed to think of a favorite amongst them but I'm leaning towards the colorful Montreal with that great barrel case. Then again that top right Autavia isn't too bad either. Nor is the bottom left....That bottom right is gorgeous as well. Fine, I'll take them all.

Friday

I don't know much about Habring2 but what I do know is that it looks amazing on this Hodinkee strap. (Of course Hodinkee have a meet up in Harrods only after I've left my damp and tea-filled home country! Guarantee that when I visit again they'll be stopping down to NC for an intimate gathering as well. ) In this brand dominated world it's nice that so many smaller brands like Habring2 can carve out their niche amongst loyal fans. Great picture from jjhughes1969.

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