SOTC November 2022 Part# 5

My last watch box started as a place to dump watches I really didn't care enough about. Somehow it evolved into the box where some of my more often worn watches are kept.

I think that I didn't care about it because I don't like this style of boxes where the watches are kept horizontally flat because I can't look at them when I'm sitting in the study. However I found that the box can be brought to the desk near me and that's how it slowly became colonized with some of my better watches.

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From left to right the watches are:

  1. Yema Superman steel & bronze, green dial: I got that one from the original Kickstarter campaign, so it's one of the numbered 1948 watches (mine is number 1652).
  2. Seiko SPB147: It's one of the best watches in the Prospex line with a great chocolate sunburst. I do have a lot of issues with it but they somehow disappear once I strap it on my wrist.
  3. Lorier Safari copper dial: It took so long for the pre-order to materialize that i honestly forgot about it. Now I think it's one of the better looking item in my collection and it's very comfortable to wear.
  4. Yema Superman bronze with charcoal dial and red sapphire bezel: It's probably the second best looking watch I own, edging past the SPB147 to a position just a bit under the Dietrich SD-1.
  5. San Martin SN021-G: The "absolutely not an Explorer" watch and it's very good three hand watch for everyday use.
  6. Nomos Ahoy "siren red": I'm not so sure about it being red but this is the only thing I'm undecided about it. Discovering how badly they depreciate in the second hand market made it a no brainer to get once I found a good seller.

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If I were to break into to the Catskinner base in a Mission Impossible like attempt, this is the box I'd go for.

Really like all of them!

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Nice selection of ‘under the radar‘ brands! Thanks for the tour. I’m awaiting a Yema now, good to see your two. 

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Robcollects

Nice selection of ‘under the radar‘ brands! Thanks for the tour. I’m awaiting a Yema now, good to see your two. 

That's great, I own 3 watches from Yema and it's a brand that does thing a bit differently, which is why I like their models.