Saying Goodbye: YEMA Superman Bronze Bordeaux

The cull of my collection continues with my YEMA Superman Bronze Bordeaux zooming off to a new owner today.

"Rob, have you gone mad? This is the third cool watch to depart in recent times..." And yes, that's true.

I'm in the process of paring back my collection quite a bit. I'm at 4 watches presently, and that might drop to 3 before I add another 2 in the near future which I already have pencilled in. Or it might not and when I get those 2 watches, I'll find myself sitting on 6 watches, which feels manageable. My main interest is getting more wear out of everything, hence why I've been culling the collection.

So why did the Superman specifically go?

Well, it wasn't for its looks. The watch is a stunner. Beautiful design. Elegant size. On a parachute elastic band I could barely even feel it on my wrist. Super comfortable.

If anything, besides having 'too many' watches and not being able to wear it often in a general sense, I did find the bronze was very polarising. I really liked how it looked... but I didn't want to wear it all the time. That must sound weird, but even when I'd whittle down my choice to 2 or 3 watches to wear on any given day, if the bronze was one of them, it would generally lose to something more regular.

And it just got me thinking... I'm not wearing the watch often... even when I'm halfway interested in wearing it, I generally choose something else... but when I do put it on, I think, "What an amazing watch..." What do I do here?

And as time went by, I felt I just didn't have very solid reasons for keeping the watch. I'd always wanted to experience a bronze watch and now I've experienced it, I can say it was a very polarising time. A beautiful, different sort of watch that I ALWAYS enjoyed looking at, but hardly ever ended up wanting to strap on.

So goodbye YEMA Superman Bronze Bordeaux.

I hope your new owner treats you well.

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Sounds like sound logic. The Yema Superman lines are all stunners. Did you bronze in concept better than wearing bronze watch in real life?

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Salty1

Sounds like sound logic. The Yema Superman lines are all stunners. Did you bronze in concept better than wearing bronze watch in real life?

It's interesting to think about. While my gut reaction is to say 'no' my actions in reality clearly showed a preference for non-bronze watches 'most of the time'. Don't get me wrong; sometimes I would wear the Bronze Bordeaux and think it looked a million bucks. But not always. And maybe some of that was because it was my only bronze watch, so it was always up against non-bronze watches as its competition. By sheer numbers, and the power of stats, I always had a greater chance of not picking it, regardless of anything else.