Yema SUPERMAN dive watches

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    Yema SUPERMAN dive watches

    Hello everyone. I've always been a watch collector but now I'm starting to learn more about quality and history and looking to turn my collection into investing.

    I do want to wear them occasionally so I wanted my first investment watch to be an all around durable and cool wearer. I was thinking about Divers and found a French series by a company called Yema that are fairly well priced and have an excellent history.

    I suppose the "Superman" was the best offered. When looking for one though, I'm not sure what would be the most desirable of the Superman models. There also seem to be models by Le Jour and other makers. Any input? A few seem to be available on eBay at the moment but I'll probably wait to learn more myself before making my purchase.

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    Anyone out there know anything about this company or these watches? There's very little I can find available on the net and nobody really discussing quality or preference between the models.

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    Re: Yema SUPERMAN dive watches

    Go to the original website? Use Google Translate.

    https://yema.com

    Some old discussions here.

    Introducing the Yema Watch Company of France

    Yema - ?History?

    Elsewhere

    Anyone ever heard of a Watch brand called Yema ?

    Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yema

    I vaguely recall a discussion on a thread somewhere watch related on the Yema Superman Quartz. That's what sparked my interest in looking at these watches and the company. I've remembered the name since then. While the modern watches are good, the vintage ones seem to be more interesting.

    Sorry I'm not of much help. I would think you would need to go to a French watch forum and ask around there. They should have more information.
    Sent from somewhere in the 20th century.


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    Re: Yema SUPERMAN dive watches

    What do you mean by "investing"? Buying watches and hoping they go up in value?

    This generally doesn't work.

    And buying very obscure brands almost certainly doesn't work.
    Sharper Image moonphase, Ronda 708 quartz (my only watch for 20+ years)
    Citizen BM8242-08E Ecodrive, black dial, gold-tone case
    Citizen AP1042-03A Ecodrive moonphase, white dial, gold-tone case
    Bertucci A-2T, black PVD titanium case, electroluminescent gray dial, Japan quartz
    Sartego Ocean Master SPA27, yellow dial, Miyota 8215
    Christopher Ward C5 Aviator Mark I, black dial, ETA 2824
    Chinese Mechanical Forum 2011 project watch, moonphase, Sea-Gull ST25
    Casio G-Shock AWGM100B-1A, analog solar atomic
    Kadloo Scubamarine, black dial, ETA 2824
    Aevig Huldra, orange dial, Miyota 9015
    Makara Hawksbill Sea Turtle, bronze case, maroon dial, Seiko NH35A
    Timex Weekender, Indiglo cream dial
    Rodina R005 small seconds, white dial, Sea-Gull ST1701
    Ginault Ocean-Rover, black dial, Ginault 7275
    Grails: RGM 801 A, GO PanoMaticLunar, ALS Lange 1 moonphase


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    Re: Yema SUPERMAN dive watches

    Hi,
    Tanjecterly already linked some valuable pages about the current brand and model.
    So, nothing else to add from my side.

    In fact I am collecting vintage watches.
    And in that segment, YEMA was the shooting star of 2016, meaning every one wanted to have a "Superman", "Daytona", "Navygraf" and "Rallygraf Formica" and especially the "Yachtingraf".
    As a consequence also prices for those vintage models literally exploded (e.g. value increase for a "Daytona" from 2015 to 2016: from 500 EUR to 1500 EUR, "Yachtingraf" from 1000 EUR to 4500 EUR, etc).

    These old watches are absolutely amazing, since Yema always successfully managed to add something special to their diver watches or chronographs, And I am happy that I bought some of their vintage models before the price explosion.
    As you stated correctly, a lot of the Yema models were also distributed with different brand names like "LeJour" (US market), "Eisenhardt" (maybe Northern Europe), etc
    While LeJour models faced the same price increase like Yema, other brandings are still quite affordable.

    So if you want to gain a deeper insight into the history of Yema and the highly sought after vintage models please check

    https://sites.google.com/site/yemaniasaga/

    https://yemania.wordpress.com/

    Yema - Regatta Yachttimers

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