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 95 & 173 - MKII Sea Fighter
I got my
first Sea Fighter in a trade for my Rado Original Diver back in August 2011. As
with the Stingray and Blackwater, the Sea Fighter came in several different
variations with different dials, hands and bezel inserts. The one I got was the
Bund Type 1C. It wasn’t my favorite of them all but it was OK. The one called Type
IIA, which has the day/date configuration, ladder hands and the military type 2
dial, was the one I liked the most. The Sea Fighter, just as the Stingray, is
also a homage to the iconic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms diver but this one is based on the watch
that was given to the German combat divers in the 70’s. Just as all MKII watches
this one was very well built and kept time super accurately. Even though I
loved the case design I couldn’t get over the hands and the dial. They were
simply too boring and I couldn’t appreciate them. And by the way, red and orange do not go together! Never ever!
#95 - The MKII Sea Fighter. Here in its plastic case.
remember how I got my second one and why I bought it in the first place. It had
the exact same setup as my first. This one was also a full set but came with the bracelet,
which I didn’t had for my first one, but I don't think I ever tried it on. Sadly I never took any pictures of it but I
remember I wore it once during a walk in spring 2013 and luckily my wife had one picture on her cellphone were she’d managed to catch it.
#173 - The second Sea Fighter. Barley visible but its there.
it doesn’t seem like MKII has an ongoing project for another Sea Fighter at the moment I’m
pretty sure they will make a new version of it in the future.