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 99 - Kemmner Marine
This little 38mm
automatic watch really surprised me. In a good way that is. I wasn’t sure what
I was getting into when I purchased my first Kemmner on eBay. I just happen to
come across this user called ‘erkahund’ who had a big variety of custom made
watches. He had some nice sub-looking dive watches and usually I would have
gone for one of those but there was something with this dresswatch that made me
want to go for that one instead.
I paid about $300 for it
and I must say I really got my money’s worth. It housed an ETA 2824-2 movement
which ran perfect and the overall finish was really high. It had a see-through
sapphire case back and I even think it had a screw down crown. The blue hands
looked perfect against the off-white dial. It was so clean and simple and went
great together with all kinds of clothing. A great budget choice for someone
who’s looking for a real watch and not a “perfume” watch.
#99 - The Kemmner Marine.
On the train together with my wife. The Marine on my wrist.
I later learned that the
man behind Kemmner Watches was Roland Kemmner and that he sold all his watches through
eBay. We’ve had some e-mail correspondence and Roland has always been really
friendly and helpful. Looking forward to one day give one of his 007 Sub's a try.