When does the weekend technically start? Is it Friday arvo or does the clock have to strike 12am on Saturday morning? Reason I’m asking is because I spotted all my watches in this weekend’s instalment on Friday afternoon and, boy oh boy, were there some lookers … enjoy!
John’s (@minutes_intime) Oris Big Crown Pointer Date with Red Dial
You know that one watch friend you’ve got that’s always wearing something new on their wrist every time you catch up with them, without fail? For me, that’s John – the man’s collection is a revolving door of exciting timepieces, both new and old. One of his latest acquisitions is this Oris Big Crown Pointer Date with arresting burgundy maroon dial. The 40mm stunner oozes charm, and ticks all the boxes of a proper weekend wearer – vintage styling, check; fluffy suede leather band, check; playful dial with real personality, check – the Big Crown Pointer Date has got the lot. Well played, John.
Gary’s Omega Speedmaster 1957 ‘Trilogy’
Gary had always wanted a Speedmaster, but he’d never found one that he 100 per cent gelled with … until Omega unveiled their stunning Speedmaster 1957 a few years back, as part of their 1957 Trilogy Collection of watches, which also included an homage Railmaster and Seamaster. After trying it on in the boutique, Gary knew he had to have it. While he exclusively reserves this watch for weekends, Gary openly admits that if it wasn’t for its relatively tall proportions (measuring 14mm thick), he would happily daily it. Great watch, Gary.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref.15037
OK, technically this is not an individual’s watch … it’s owned by a small watch boutique in Melbourne, the European Watch Gallery. But I had to put it in this week’s story because, well … look at it. I honestly can’t recall seeing another example like it, and the radially brushed, sunburst blue dial is drop-dead gorgeous. Anyone good at predicting this week’s Powerball numbers?