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a watch flipper's diary

Post by koimaster » February 16th 2017, 12:52pm

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 300 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!


http://flippersdiary.blogspot.com/2015/ ... kxa35.html
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Post by hcharles » February 16th 2017, 5:32pm

For a minute, thought that this was Big Loaf's diary.
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Post by spanky1 » February 16th 2017, 5:37pm

He definitely has the collectors addiction, spent lots of time creating his blog, takes good pictures. Thanks for the link Koi.
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Post by biglove » February 16th 2017, 5:37pm

hcharles wrote:For a minute, thought that this was Big Loaf's diary.


FFS! I was waiting on someone to comment along those lines. :lol:

I, unlike the blogger, have only flipped some 101 watches in the last three years, thank you.

I could list them out with photos and reasoning, thoughts, any regrets; but, who has time.
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Re: a watch flipper's diary

Post by koimaster » December 24th 2020, 12:16am

pauliedoggs wrote:
December 23rd 2020, 11:39pm
At first I thought this was koi's blog. It's not, right?
Nope, not mine. I do like the Seiko SKXA35 though.
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Post by pauliedoggs » December 24th 2020, 5:46am

koimaster wrote:
December 24th 2020, 12:16am
pauliedoggs wrote:
December 23rd 2020, 11:39pm
At first I thought this was koi's blog. It's not, right?
Nope, not mine. I do like the Seiko SKXA35 though.
SKXA35 is a beauty for sure. I've never owned a yellow-faced diver or any type of watch for that matter. Someday.....
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Post by codguy » December 24th 2020, 8:24am

"Collectors " like the OP has a sickness (or possibly an affection for the delivery guys).

I assume most people in this hobby do not purchase more than a half dozen watches a year. I purchased exactly three this year and none of them will ever be "flipped".

OP definitely has a sickness imho.
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Post by TemerityB » December 24th 2020, 10:22am

I've given away several watches, but never "flipped" one.

To sit around worrying about "resale value" isn't watch collecting - it's commerce. Not my scene.

trying to add a personal touch to my journey

Yeah, I gotta journey for ya - my "personal touch" starts at the end of my foot.
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Post by 3Flushes » December 24th 2020, 11:44am

TemerityB wrote:
December 24th 2020, 10:22am
I've given away several watches, but never "flipped" one.

To sit around worrying about "resale value" isn't watch collecting - it's commerce. Not my scene.

trying to add a personal touch to my journey

Yeah, I gotta journey for ya - my "personal touch" starts at the end of my foot.
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Post by codguy » December 24th 2020, 12:07pm

Only in this wrist worn time-telling jewelry hobby is the phrase............ "price only for forum members in good standing".

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Guess that is what distinguishes a look-at-me "WIS" "collector" flipper from a genuine hobbyist whom genuinely purchase watches to own.

Sickness alright in a sad way..... like Glyvicta Bob, mouse jingles and others in this hobby that feel the need to be noticed in the many multiples of "my new watch" threads and corresponding "for sale" threads...........

Sad, sad sickness.
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Post by koimaster » December 24th 2020, 2:15pm

Seiko SKXA35

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Well, the SKXA35 is probably the one of them with the most summer feeling. The striking yellow dial is really nice and I loved to combine it with light blue shirts. My first one was bought new in the end of April 2011 from eBay. I also ordered a 22mm shark mesh bracelet for it. I didn’t realize back then that the stock jubilee bracelet actually was the real deal.

The second one was bought used in February 2014 and was kept for a couple of weeks. A great summer’s watch indeed but I bought it during the wrong season

http://flippersdiary.blogspot.com/2015/ ... kxa35.html

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Post by pauliedoggs » December 26th 2020, 12:18pm

I can sympathize with the OP's need to sell in order to buy another. I have a small budget myself. If I could, I would buy, keep and admire all my watches but I just cannot do that right now.

I quickly got tired of his comments on this watch or that. It was just interesting to me to see his taste in watches which was kind of similar to mine. And in the early days of this hobby for me I did struggle with finding watches that fit my 6.5" wrist and ones that I actually liked to wear. It took a while but flipping to figure things out (and to reduce losses--was never in it to make any money) was and still is the way to go for me.

And finally, yes, I agree that flipping is a sickness but a unique one for me in that it keeps me amused--that is, I have to laugh at myself when I constantly think, "Oh, I'm keeping this one".
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