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 122 - Seiko SNM011
From an aesthetic point of view I’ve never been a fan of the steel Samurai.
I think it’s the lack of crown guards that mainly bothers me but also the hands
and the waffle patterned dial looks kind of out of place. Not to mention the
PCL bracelet (had it brushed of course!). Or maybe I’m just so passionate
about the titanium version that I think all the details that separates
them looks weird? Could be. Two details that I liked thoughwere the PVD bezel and crown
and that was enough for me as a watch nerd to convince myself it had to be tried.
It was already a kind of collectible when I found it for sale back in February
2012. I knew it was going to be easy to sell. Bought it cheap, sold it cheap.
No risk. On the bracelet it weighed way too much. I hate to wear watches too
tight and I remember the crown kept crashing into my wrist all the time just
like with a Marathon. A day spent together was enough to realize that the titanium version is so
much better in every single area.