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Old 10-10-2019, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Over the years I have Gifted and received Gifted Watches, I was wondering, Have you re-Gifted a Gifted watch ? Have you sold them ? Sometimes the watch just isn't your type, You wouldn't be seen with it ? Too nice to wear ? Etc...What do you do with those Gifted Watches ? TIA
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I keep them. Even a watch I received from a horrible ex girlfriend I still have and intend to keep. I don’t even like the watch


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I sell them or give to Goodwill.
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I always keep them too, though I have parted with one that was gifted to me by another forum member that has since passed away. I gifted that watch to another member of the forum, knowing that it would mean a lot more to him than it would me.
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Keep them. If nothing else they might be good for parts at some point.
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David Sir I’ve always been of the Opinion that if someone has kindly taken the Time(No Pun Intended) to even consider me Worthy Of a Gifted Watch then I have always made sure I never Sell it👍⌚️

I’ve received 2 Awesome Divers from Good Buddies Mike(Pollyc) and (Jimmy) Both Forum members this year as well as a Superb Personalised Clock from (King Kenny) Humbling experience even though I’ve Gifted many Watches myself.
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I've been a recipient and also gifted quite a few over the years, all good Karma and good friends

Like I have said in the past the SCWF is like a Iceberg because you don't see or hear of the 90% thats happening below the surface.
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I've recieved a few and keep them. One was in bits and I've got to build it, though. Tut....
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It really is a great community here. I've been gifted some hard to find parts, a few were very nice dials, and paid it forward by doing the same, even gifted a couple of watches. What goes around comes around.

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I've recieved a few and keep them. One was in bits and I've got to build it, though. Tut....
And if that @#$&^%! box ever gets out of customs, you might have another ;-)
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And if that @#$&^%! box ever gets out of customs, you might have another ;-)
Oh holy moly well that is intriguing!
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I have received some watches, including from my good matey Neilo who sent me a very very nice birthday present and I have gifted watches. The ones I have received will stay with me until I pop my clogs. Although having seen the comment about paying forward to another forum member I think that may be a good idea. The ones I gift however I’m very firm with the receiver that they can do what the F they like with them.


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The great Neilo gifted me 2 watches and I had only been a member of the forum for a very short while. That gesture made me feel so good and solidified my belief that the SCWF was and is an awesome community of really nice folks!

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I have adopted the view that if i make a gift to someone they may do with it as they wish - and apply the same approach myself.

That does not mean that I place no value on the friendship, love, or shared appreciation the gift represents. Those remain even after the gift may have turned to dust.
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My take is that it's generally ok to regift, but not to sell a gifted watch. Specific circumstances may dictate otherwise.


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My take is that it's generally ok to regift, but not to sell a gifted watch. Specific circumstances may dictate otherwise.


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I concur!
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My take is that it's generally ok to regift, but not to sell a gifted watch. Specific circumstances may dictate otherwise.


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Yeah, that seems reasonable


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Hmmm, I’m going to dwell on this.


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Thought about this for a couple hours and I'm going to take a minority position: sell it and buy what you really want. Their intention was for you to have a watch to enjoy. They don't want you to have a watch that gives you a feeling of missed opportunity. They want their gift to give you pleasure.
Giving it away is problematic because unless you're really sure the receiver wants it, you're just passing this confusing dilemma to someone else.
If someone buys it, on the other hand, you know they will enjoy it because they're paying good money for it. That's win-win-win.
Be honest with your friend about selling the watch. They know you're a watch collector with your own refined tastes and will reinvest the proceeds into something special that makes you smile


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Default Gifted Watches I Received

Over time I have been Honers to have some members Except Gifted Watches
More important is the Two Gifts I have received There are a few more but these two are Close to my Heart.

First 6139-6000 Proof From My Watchmaker Pete k in AU Pete must have serviced and Built 125 Vintage Seiko's My Great good Fortune

Second 6138-0002. From A Dear Friend Alvin from So. Africa
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Default Second Gift Watch 6139-6000

Having trouble trying to post two pics let alone Sideways but This pic has a second 6139-6022 also but was a Decent pic of the 6000
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Having trouble trying to post two pics let alone Sideways but This pic has a second 6139-6022 also but was a Decent pic of the 6000
There you go Sir 😜👍
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Default Gifted Watches ?

For me, it depends on who gave it to me and why. I have several watches I’ve received from family members that will remain with me. I would only consider re-gifting them to the next generation.

Gifts given for special occasions—birthdays, weddings, graduations, Christmas—fall into the same camp.


If it’s a case of a friend saying “Hey, I no longer have a need for this, do you want it?” then I would not feel too bad about giving it to someone, but I’d never sell it.

I’ve only given two people watches; both were Christmas presents and neither would I want to see re-gifted or sold.

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Generally, Keep it or re-gift...... Anyone give it back ?
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There you go Sir 😜👍
Thank You Neilo Appreciate your help always. Russell
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