My name is Jonas Henriksen. I’m the founder of AllInWatches.com.
I have loved watches since 2015, where I bought my first mechanical watch. I had purchased a fashion brand watch from U.S. Polo Assn previously during education abroad. However, the watch died quite fast after I returned home.
The mechanical watch had something the quartz watch from U.S. Polo Assn. didn’t have. First of all, I have had a love for skeleton watches for a long time, looking at many different types of open clockworks.
However, they all seemed to be from a very expensive brand or a Chinese replica producer. Second of all, the sweeping second hand was/is unique as you rarely see other mechanical watches
The transparent case back and the sweeping hand started a curiosity in me since I found it much more aesthetically pleasing, and since I knew quartz watches were partly electronic. I knew that if a quartz watch is damaged, it’s just junk. Whereas, if a mechanical watch got damaged, the components could be replaced.
I started investigating why quartz watches were so popular. In the age of sustainability and recycling, I was very surprised that quartz watches is more popular than mechanical watches.
The investigation led me deep into the passion for watches. I have learned a lot of exciting aspects of watches and horology that I didn’t know. This was also the main driver for me to start AllInWatches.com.
Getting into watches has properly been my biggest financial regret, but im addicted. There are so many different watches with so much history, craftsmanship, and development that I must own at some point in time. On top of that, watches have to be serviced in intervals, which is also adding a big dent in the future to my wallet.
My Holy Grails
I clearly have a problem. I want to own, see, and wear some of the most exclusive watches in the world. The probability of me getting to own all these watches are near zero. Nonetheless, I would like to own just a couple of them, as I like each and every one of them based on their own different characteristics.
- Rolex Submariner ref. 16610
- Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 16600
- Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 126711CHNR
- Konstantin Chaykin Joker
- Rolex GMT-Master II “Batman” ref. 116710BLNR
- Zenith Defy El Primero 21 ref. 95.9000.9004/78.M9000
- Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Moonphase ref. 304.93.44.52.03.002
- A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk ref. 140.029
- Breitling Navitimer Chronograph GMT ref. A24322121C2X1 or the older ref. A24322
- Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Ultra-Thin ref. 4300V/120R-B547
Just to put these unrealistic wishes in perspective, there is about $300.000 in pre-owned value. I would have to win the big lottery (which I don’t even play) ever to afford these watches.