As he writes:
“Remembrances of things past….
I have been out of this game for the better part of a year now (or thereabout, I’ve lost track). But tonight, as I settled down with a nice Pinot Noir and a good cigar, I decided to thumb through the Kenjo catalog I still receive at this time of the year.
All the usual suspects were there, including a number of new models. While I’m still mildly interesting in looking at watches, I found I had no real desire for any of them. In fact, looking at the various design features, I was reminded of how, when I was afflicted with the watch disease, I’d actually have opinions about minutiae such as lug width of this new model, or the choice of hands on some other. It all seemed a little absurd, and a little amusing. No offence meant to anyone, it’s just that when you step away for a while, most of these issues seem almost incomprehensible in hindsight.
Anyway, as I was turning the last pages, I came upon a watch listed in their “preowned” section. Seeing that watch did bring back fond memories. So here is a small homage to that watch, and I almost wish I still had it: “
I have seen this watch a couple of time in the flesh, and I have to admit that it looks great. The dial is far from perfect as the Speedmaster Professional dial is for example, and the watch is a bit small if you are used to 40mm watches and upwards. To me however, there is some magic in this watch.
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more