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Old 08-27-2018, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

I'll kick it off!












So long. And may your new owners give you what I couldn't!

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Old 08-27-2018, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Once I sell a watch, all pictures are deleted.
I don't want any reminders, lol.
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Once I sell a watch, all pictures are deleted.
I don't want any reminders, lol.
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Sadly, I will be thinning my collection soon. I have too many that don't get any wrist time and they deserve to see the light of day. I just need the time to give them a once over to make sure the new owner will be happy.
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I prefer Nothing compares to u by Sinead O' Connor while I'm deleting. 🤣
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Well, a good friend of mine found out I tinker with watches and has decided he needs one for himself, his wife and 3 adult kids. All have just been sitting in a drawer in my room for a while and of course need service, and while he definitely isnít being pushy he is absolutely champing at the bit to get them.

My friend gets a 6309-7290 mutt with a 6349 movít
His wife gets a 2205-0760
His oldest daughter gets a 2205-0599 nurseís watch
His next daughter gets a 2517-3320
His son gets a 6309-7049 mutt with a 6349 movít

Those ladies watches, ugh. The movíts have too many ping-able tiny parts compared to a 63 series. Iíll take Diafix any day over these.

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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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breaking up is hard to do ....
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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'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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That looks sweet, it will look right at home on my 6139-6030. But i know its worth more than im prepared to pay Those bracelets are pretty rare and expensive to buy
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I have sold many and I can't remember the vast majority of them so i don't miss them and it seemed a good idea at the time

But my next really big sell off will be happening soon and I will miss a lot of those but..................
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MM300 x 1
Sumo x 2
SRP77* x 4
SKX x 1
7123 x 2
7546 x 1
non Seiko,
Bulova x 3
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Sold my Seiko collection 5 years ago due to health circumstances wife didn't want to have to deal with them,I kept two a longines and a Smith's astral.So starting again now if I could turn back time

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None recently - at least not in the last 6 or 7 years.
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Still trying to buy them Guy..... not sold any yet, may be interesting to see what John has for sale......
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Still have occasional pangs of seller's remorse:
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The only one I regret selling was a 6309 mod -



I've asked for first refusal on it and was speaking to the owner recently but he has no intention of selling. Can't say I blame him.
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Aloha ,
Since I have been collecting I have never sold a watch yet
so .....YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT I HAVE HERE.....
When given a Watch ...... I NEVER LET IT GO ......
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Almost all of the watches I've set free are non Seikos, so that should tell you something. The few Seikos I've sold were.

1) SKZ323
2) SKX175 (bought another one later)
3) SRP779
4) SRP775
5) SNZH53
6) SNDF93
7) SBDC033 (twice, but only because I finally found the non "X" 003).
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Honestly I might miss them now and again but I'm relieved to have let them go, plus the people who have purchased these I feel will give them good homes, so that's cool.

I have a few here that I will never sell because they have come from certain people on here and they mean the most to me.

Anyway, not sure what is next but I've a few more to say goodbye to!
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I have a few that I could never part with. Mostly my 7A28-7029. I bought in new in 83 and it's been a dependable companion for 35 years and going. The other is a 1980s Rolex fake that my Dad bought new in New York for 20 bucks. Not much value to anyone but me.

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Havenít sold them yet, but Iíve gotten to the point where I have watches that I need to get rid of (not wearing them nearly enough). Contemplating selling my SLA017, SBDX012, and my SLA013 to trim my collection back.


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Most recently this.SARB005

Do i miss it.....Nope as i never wore it for over a year and it was Unmarked.
A Guy in the US bought it from WUS.


Hey Guy i never knew you sold the Poor mans 62MAS i sold you?
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Fraid so. I have had to let go of a lot of stuff unfortunately.
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I shall not commit such sacrilege!!!

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