• Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Memovox -07 Whenever I think of luxury timepieces and jingle bells, which is surprisingly not that often, my mind turns to the one of the most irritating watches I've had to ...
    Posted 24 Dec 2015, 03:37 by Markus Helander
  • Montblanc Star 4810 Automatic -12 I felt like writing about a watch with hideous, modern numerals, so obviously it was Montblanc!I bought this watch because in the hour of need, it was there. Pretty ...
    Posted 9 Oct 2015, 10:19 by Markus Helander
  • Officine Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 183k Alright,What next? It's been a while since my last post due to some new work endeavors. But here now to continue the slowly decreasing list of watches to ...
    Posted 30 Aug 2015, 10:43 by Markus Helander
  • Zenith El Primero Rainbow -01 I remember this came to my attention totally by surprise. It was just one of those things that happened while I was browsing through different fora and sales sites ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2015, 23:51 by Markus Helander
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II -91 Ah, Rolex.At the time simply the only Rolex I felt I could ever own. The other models were just too boring or.. for the elderly. Funny how that changes ...
    Posted 13 Jul 2015, 09:25 by Markus Helander
  • IWC Portofino Automatic -05 Something to start the holidays, then.International Watch Company. It has tried to get under my skin for years. The Portofino was a clear sign of my weakness when it ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2015, 09:25 by Markus Helander
  • Kemmner Mechanik -10 After trying to find a shoe that fits with rather poor results, I stumbled upon a post featuring different pieces of Roland Kemmner. They were mostly made on a tonneau ...
    Posted 3 Jun 2015, 08:27 by Markus Helander
  • Eterna KonTiki 1958 Automatic -01 Unlike my other watches, this actually has something more to it. I've had a lot of those that just have the looks, have the thrill, and in the end ...
    Posted 3 Jun 2015, 07:39 by Markus Helander
  • Poljot Chronograph Journey Redgold -11 While on the subject of gold, this Poljot remains as my proof that gold, red gold in this case, and white dials go happily together. When I look at this ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2015, 08:24 by Markus Helander
  • Seiko Diver's 200m Automatic -08 Another of my true Catch & Releases.Never had a Seiko before and I saw this while browsing through F2 at WatchUSeek.com. Price was next to nothing, around 200 US ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2015, 10:22 by Markus Helander
  • Omega Seamaster De Ville -72 Time to look back on another vintage Omega. I'm normally not in to yellow gold, but I was browsing through the "online catalog" of a Dutch collector, I started ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2015, 23:51 by Markus Helander
  • Poljot Aviator -08 What a piece of crap this was! Made worse only by my terrible judgement call of buying a low-quality silicone strap which gathered all the dust and dirt everywhere ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2015, 06:42 by Markus Helander
  • LACO Support Chronograph 44 -09 Having just started my very expensive hobby, I was daily seen on the awesome watch community called Watchuseek. It's been on hold for a while now but every now ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2015, 06:10 by Markus Helander
  • Suunto T3 -07 The real oddball of the lot, Suunto sports watch, was really an aftershock of my first Authorized Dealer purchase Tag Heuer Carrera (thoughts here). The store was neat and shiny ...
    Posted 2 Feb 2015, 05:19 by Markus Helander
  • Omega Speedmaster Date -03 Compared to Rolex Milgauss and its GlideLock mechanism, this Speedmaster Date somehow manages to hold its place in being the other of the two best fitting watches to date. To ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2015, 06:13 by Markus Helander
  • Omega cal 265 -51 I lied. I flat out lied. I had completely forgotten the single most exciting piece I had had in the vintage spree days. Straight from an auction site, with a ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 09:29 by Markus Helander
  • Omega Dynamic De Ville -74 And one more for the road.Something different, was the driving force when I started looking for this item. Even something so different, I had decided that it will not ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 09:30 by Markus Helander
  • Rado Purple Horse -70s My first and so far only Rado. Something that back then had the basic vintage 34mm looks, materials, the lot. Today, mostly glossy black with futuristic attitude to mechanical watches ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2014, 04:48 by Markus Helander
  • Zenith Sporto -61 At the time Zenith represented agricultural equipment to me. But like with the Seamaster 30 just before, I did my share of sherlocking and learned lots of the prestige of ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2014, 03:11 by Markus Helander
  • Omega Seamaster 30 -63 The first of my vintage spree; the first of my many vintage watches, but truly the one that took me away and started my new hobby.Central sweep seconds, hippocampus ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2014, 03:14 by Markus Helander
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My relationship with watches has always been on the move. Sure, it's seems to have been gradually developing to some weird direction. Still, most of the time I never really have had the feeling what I preferred in the long haul.

So, I'm a clear flipper. I've decided countless times that this will be my goal or that's going to be my "Grail" and I might have even got there but then I've changed my mind. The collection I've acquired, or some fantastic piece I've bought, hasn't meant anything in the end.

And since flipping an expensive watch is difficult mostly due to high prices and the overall poor financial times, I've often ended up trading pieces to slightly more expensive or cheaper just to keep the rhythm.

I've pondered this many times; is it the thrill of chase when searching for the next perfect watch, or is the excitement on sealing a deal that makes my heart race? Or maybe I'm just that much too impatient to keep anything on me.

Thanks!
Markus