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 84 – Squale 50atm
During July 2011 I placed an order on the official
Squale homepage for two watches. One of them was the Squale 50atm. This was the
NOS-version based on the old parts that had been fitted with a new ETA 2824-2
movement. The 50atm shares its case with many other dive watches from that same
era and is one of my absolute favorite designs of all time.
I think it was Fedex that arrived at my
office around lunch time. The other watch was a Squale Tiger which I wasn’t that
excited about; I just got it because I got a good deal when purchasing two
watches. So the 50atm was the one I put on the wrist first. I just loved that
rubber strap. So flexible and comfortable with that great smell of vanilla.
#84 - The Squale 50atm ref. 1521-026/A.
There was actually nothing to complain about regarding
this watch. It was perfect. Of course I didn’t realize that at the time but
after owning several other Squale watches and seeing what they have come up
with latley nothing can’t really beat the old traditional 50atm with the
tritium dial. And the fact that it was built on old NOS-parts and had a new movement inside just made it better since I'm not a fan of old rusty vintage movements. Goddamn, I even lost money selling it which today really makes me pissed