The countdown has begun! I will guide you through my watch flipping journey. One by one. From the first to the last. What made me buy it? What made me sell it? More than 350 watches has come and gone during the years. Instead of boring you with too much technical details I will try to focus on giving you my thoughts and refelections and at the same time trying to add a personal touch to my journey by sharing some moments when the watches has accompanied me through life. Read and enjoy!
No 51 – Hamilton Khaki
this little bad boy on eBay back in September 2010. Threw in an offer while
being a little drunk one evening, forgot about it, and then received an e-mail
a couple of days later saying I won the auction. Classic! It came on a bracelet
I haven't seen on any other Khaki's and it looks a little IWC inspired. The movement
inside was an ETA 2824-2 and the case measured 36mm. A great casual everyday
#51 - The Hamilton Khaki automatic.
See through case back with the ETA 2824-2 visible.
when I sold this watch the first time. I met up with this guy Björn that I hadn't
done any deals with before. Björn greets me on a shady subway platform with
a huge dog (and I'm terrified of big dogs) and has tattoos all over his arms. I
was sure he was going to rob me. Of course he turned out to be the sweetest dude
and we have been good watch buddies since.
A couple of
years later I started to miss it and asked Björn if he still had it. He'd given
it to his dad and told me I could have it back as long as I could find a watch that
his dad liked more than the Hamilton. I gave Björn loads of suggestions but
nothing worked until one day when a Kemmner showed up for sale. I paid for the
Kemmner and asked the seller to ship it over to Björn's dad and then got the
Hamilton sent to me. Mission complete! I wore it every now and then but mostly
it got to spend time in the drawer.
A wrist shot at work.
It sat in the drawer for quite some time
but finally got some attention from another friend who asked if could have it. Christoffer
has been wearing it together with his Seiko SKX007 since 2012 and I love to see
it on his wrist.
had any Hamilton's in a while but after seeing the movie Interstellar with Matthew McConaughey last
weekend a little spark lit up to a flame inside me. The old military style Khakis
are really cool watches.