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 38 – Timex
I picked up
this mechanical Timex of unknown model at a flea market in April 2010 for 10USD.
Why? Well it was cheap, it seemed to function quite well and wasn’t totally
uncool. Old crap like this is something I usually don’t deal with. Some love to
browse through second hand stores or flea markets for vintage watches but not
me. Vintage watches are cool but I prefer newly produced. I’m totally fine with
heritage watches with fake patina that have the features of old classics but
with new fresh movements inside. Take the Longines Legend Diver or the new
Omega SM 300 as an example. That’s more my cup of tea. I don’t like old
watches because of their unreliable accuracy and doubtful water resistance. A
service of an old movement is also associated with high costs. Not good for us
flipper’s. That’s why we should stay away from vintage watches unless their service
history can be ensured with some authentic documentation. Otherwise we would be
ruined in no time. I hate to sell watches that I can’t say work well for sure.
That’s why it is extremely important to point out any uncertainties you can’t
vouch for when putting out watches for sale. Otherwise it will come back and
bite you in the ass sooner or later. I would of course make an exception regarding
a service if I happened to find an old rare classic watch for a bargain. This
Timex though didn’t fall under that category so I sold it for the same price I
paid just to get rid of it. It wore quite well on an 18mm nato-strap and
measured approx. 35mm but it was nothing for me to keep.