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Fraid so. I have had to let go of a lot of stuff unfortunately.
Sad news mate.
Hope your ok and you do whatís needed to keep your head above water.
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I regret selling the only sumo Iíve ever had, an orange one.
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Thinking about setting my Turtle free.
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In the words of Nick Drake, oh how they come and go!
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Thinking about setting my Turtle free.
This is for when you already have!
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Hmm, nothing like an old thread to conjure up some memories. Nothing overtly painful mind you. Here's a few Seiko's I would like have liked to spend some more time with.







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I've sold (7) of my 6139 Pogue's over the past 90 days...no regrets. I have a couple more that I plan to sell this fall....along with 2 or 3 of my 7a's. As I get closer to retirement, I know that I will rarely wear any of my vintage collection.
I also have a NOS 6139 Speedtimer bracelet that I plan to sell too.
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I was at a high of 36 vintage Seiko's and now I am down to 10. Many of my recent sales went to members here. I have no regrets and I'm actually ecstatic when I see the wrist shots that these members display...because I know that they went to good homes where they are appreciated.
I acknowledge that I still have some tough decisions to make going forward to get to my goal of 5 or perhaps even 3. Here is the comment that I received from the recent sale of my 7a48 Fishing Master:

HI Michael,

The watch arrived yesterday and itís all you said it would be, Iím psyched, thanks for the opportunity to own this jewel.

Thanks again for great transaction, have a good weekend.

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Old 02-10-2019, 03:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I've sold 2 - 3000 (possibly a little more) in the last 7 years. Mostly Seikos.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:36 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I really wish I'd kept these ( a couple non-Seiko's)







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Old 10-01-2019, 02:43 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Set free? Pah! Just wear 5 up the arm
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:13 PM   #37 (permalink)
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This is an incredibly painful topic

Just let me dig up old photos and I'll post every Seiko I've lost
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:27 PM   #38 (permalink)
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These are a limited selection of what has moved on. There are more but you get the picture.
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some very nice watches. So .... does anyone have any regrets?
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In all honesty, no. Just wish the pound was stronger!
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I havenít sold any Seikos yet. In fact, my plan is to move in the opposite direction. I have two Datejusts that I donít wear very often. Iíve decided to move them in order to fund one or more Seiko acquisitions.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:41 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Sold this beaut back to the fella I got her from. No regrets though as I didnít wear it all that much. It was his birth year watch as well so I feel good about that.
My wife bought me a fantastic Rolex Explorer that never leaves my wrist. I love the damn thing quite a bit. I feel guilty about not wearing my other watches however. Iím going to sell most of them so that someone can wear or at least appreciate them more than I have.
One in particular is a 7002 pictured in Guyís original post. It is immaculate and I fear wearing it so Iím letting it go. Someone looking for a safe queen will scoop that one up. He sold me another 7002 that I actually enjoy wearing so Iím keeping that one. A very nice 6309 From Jack of IWW Iím wavering on. It wears great and Itís my favorite diver but damn, I hardly wear the thing anymore. Iím busy putting my ďstoryĒ into this Explorer. I think thatís a big part of watches; the stories they have. Most of my watches have someone elseís story-which is great as I love a good story and provenance. But I also want to hand down a watch that has my story...no matter how mundane and boring it may be. I donít mind telling someone down the road how that ding got there. ď that one is from the time a spider ran across my leg so I leaped up, screamed a little and bashed my watch on the oven door handle.Ē Iíd probably throw some ninjas and maybe a couple of mountain lions into that story to spice it up a bit but you get the drift of it.
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Sold this beaut back to the fella I got her from. No regrets though as I didnít wear it all that much. It was his birth year watch as well so I feel good about that.
My wife bought me a fantastic Rolex Explorer that never leaves my wrist. I love the damn thing quite a bit. I feel guilty about not wearing my other watches however. Iím going to sell most of them so that someone can wear or at least appreciate them more than I have.
One in particular is a 7002 pictured in Guyís original post. It is immaculate and I fear wearing it so Iím letting it go. Someone looking for a safe queen will scoop that one up. He sold me another 7002 that I actually enjoy wearing so Iím keeping that one. A very nice 6309 From Jack of IWW Iím wavering on. It wears great and Itís my favorite diver but damn, I hardly wear the thing anymore. Iím busy putting my ďstoryĒ into this Explorer. I think thatís a big part of watches; the stories they have. Most of my watches have someone elseís story-which is great as I love a good story and provenance. But I also want to hand down a watch that has my story...no matter how mundane and boring it may be. I donít mind telling someone down the road how that ding got there. ď that one is from the time a spider ran across my leg so I leaped up, screamed a little and bashed my watch on the oven door handle.Ē Iíd probably throw some ninjas and maybe a couple of mountain lions into that story to spice it up a bit but you get the drift of it.
well stated - I like your thinking .... the Rolex is truly special, for several reasons.
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It seems as though the moment I begin to regret moving a watch along something else catches my fancy and all is forgotten.

I have given a number of watches to friends and family who have an interest so I get to enjoy those vicariously.
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I have never sold a watch. That's my way of avoiding future regrets. Learned that as a kid trading comic books...took me years to get them back as an adult.
( still ongoing btw.)

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But you do trade them Rob ?
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Just shipped it off today. I've flipped a few of these, but this one was special because it was on the original velcro. I just keep telling myself "what you really want is the red one" to ease the regret.
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Great watch, and I was tempted to keep it, but I just don't dress well enough to wear a watch like this . I still wish I had it though so I can imagine how nice it would look on me if I DID wear a suit though.
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A very fine watch, probably the nicest I've owned in terms of quality-of-build (even better than my Seamaster), but it felt a bit sterile next to my vintage collection, and too much of my budget was tied up in it. That being said, my SKX doesn't give me the same pride in ownership, and I wish I still had this one.
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Let us not feel the deep pangs of jealousy for those who have watches winging their way to them in eager desperation and excitement. But instead, let's have a thread for those watches that end up being set free from their owner's sweaty palms with impending regret.
A few I regret having let go but know I would probably let them go again...











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SRP-773 Turtle reissue
Orient Star Classic Power Reserve
SBDC011 Field Tuna (regret)
SRP387J "Laurel"
SARB017 Alpinist
Majesta quartz
SBBN027 "Bumble Bee" Tuna
SBDX017
GS SBGW235
Seikomatic-P 5106-7020 (sorta regret)
6458-6000
SBDC003 Blumo
6309-7290

I treat this hobby as an evolving pursuit. I'd like to be consolidating and upgrading, but there is so much shiny out there.
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All but one of my Seiko dive watches plus some others this summer - no regrets as I used the cash to buy a Speedmaster, which has had more wrist time in three months than everything I sold put together.
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I wish I had kept this Actus.

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