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Decisions ................................. >>>>

Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

May 8th, 2011, 1:10 pm #1

........... >>> when you decide to sell off watches out of your collection, what criteria you use? How do you select those watches: not worn in a long time, crapy looking, emotinal value, dollar value, brand, etc....

I know I will have to sell off some of the watches I have and I`m just trying to make my selection... but I can`t! I know there is that saying: "you know it when you are ready" but I can`t wait that long. And what if I`m never ready? So, there is got to be something else... because the problem is that I only kept the watches I wanted to have and keep. So.... I`m stuck!

I don`t make things. I make things better !
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

May 8th, 2011, 2:10 pm #2

Lately it has been the ones that will raise the most funds or are easier to move. A lot of more "painful" sales have happened in the last 6 months. Outside of the 62MAS though I knew that I would be able to replace most of them relatively easily...

Take a good look at your watches and see which ones you like or wear the most. Put those off to the side and see what's left. You might find a few left that are very sellable that you will not "miss" quite as much.

Also, you might be planning on buying a watch that will "usurp" another watches position in your rotation thus making that watch "expendable". That is how I justified moving the Doxa 5000T even though I really liked it. I still kind of miss this watch but moving the 5000T raised funds which went to the Planet Ocean.

Same for the Doxa 750T. Some of the funds of that watch went towards the SD 600.

The SD 600? Nope... Did not want to sell that one. The funds got me through a couple of months expense wise. Believe me I miss that one but I know that one day when things are better I will either snag another of those beauties or one of these amazing watches...
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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

May 8th, 2011, 3:40 pm #3

.......... >>> I would be able to find a couple (2- 3) of "expendables". Unfortunately they won`t bring in a significant amount.... almost like it wouldn`t be worth selling them. The rest, is the where the $$ sits but those are also the ones that get into the more regular rotation.
Well, I guess I will have to cut into those...
I think I have to change the way I look at those watches... Instead of asking myself "why do I wanna sell it" I should ask myself "why do I wanna keep it" and if I can`t answer that, off it goes.


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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

May 8th, 2011, 9:11 pm #4

would you pick to have with you on a deserted island haha! When push comes to shove, I could wear any watch so long as it is reliable. Otherwise, like Zoodles, situational ethics comes into play....what can I sacrifice now to pay bills etc???....watches are only things.....in the final analysis....people and our loved ones come first, not our toys.....IMO.
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

May 9th, 2011, 1:00 am #5

........... >>> when you decide to sell off watches out of your collection, what criteria you use? How do you select those watches: not worn in a long time, crapy looking, emotinal value, dollar value, brand, etc....

I know I will have to sell off some of the watches I have and I`m just trying to make my selection... but I can`t! I know there is that saying: "you know it when you are ready" but I can`t wait that long. And what if I`m never ready? So, there is got to be something else... because the problem is that I only kept the watches I wanted to have and keep. So.... I`m stuck!

I don`t make things. I make things better !
sure you'll end up having seller's remorse but that will happen no matter what you sell.

So just move along the ones you aren't currently really in love with and wearing often

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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

May 9th, 2011, 1:35 am #6

......... >>> I suppose I have to bite the bullet. But it would be so much easier if I would have 2 of each. But noooo... I only have one... one I like!
How can I get rid of the one Sawtooth? Or a 12 jewel quartz Citizen Alarm Chrono? Or the Orange Monster? Or the vintage 7548? And the list goes on .... but I will get down to the bottom of it. Just need some time to think about them...

I don`t make things. I make things better !
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

May 9th, 2011, 1:47 am #7

The Orange Monster is very easy to find so start there. Sawtooths are getting harder to find but they are out there. The 7548 will be harder to replace so that goes third and so on...

Check current and past ads to see what fair market value is and see if your watch is similar/better/worse condition than the ones you are price comparing with and go from there...

I like to combine items with a discount to save on shipping and headaches for myself but that is just me...

As for your watches that are not worth enough to make it worth shipping... Put them together in a lot for a decent price and put it out there for consideration. Again, give yourself some wiggle room to account for shipping and Paypal fees but price them well enough that someone might bite. A little money and shipping watches you do not like anymore is better than keeping 10-30 watches you will never wear anyways.

I have done this before with mixed success. Worth a shot though...
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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

May 9th, 2011, 2:06 am #8

.........>> the same thing about mixing them up and sell them like that. I will eventualy get around it - the more I chew on the idea, the more I`m getting used to the fact that I will have to sell the ones I never wanted to sell. I will deal with the remorse later...

I don`t make things. I make things better !
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

May 9th, 2011, 2:11 am #9

I am preparing to sell a watch I really like and it is hard to find as well. It will help pay for my trucking school and at the end of the day the reward of a new career more than offsets losing a watch I really, really like.
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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 2:21 am

May 9th, 2011, 2:52 am #10

........... >>> when you decide to sell off watches out of your collection, what criteria you use? How do you select those watches: not worn in a long time, crapy looking, emotinal value, dollar value, brand, etc....

I know I will have to sell off some of the watches I have and I`m just trying to make my selection... but I can`t! I know there is that saying: "you know it when you are ready" but I can`t wait that long. And what if I`m never ready? So, there is got to be something else... because the problem is that I only kept the watches I wanted to have and keep. So.... I`m stuck!

I don`t make things. I make things better !
I've been looking at all my pieces and its very hard to let go...

Some I don't wear anymore but are getting harder to replace.

I'm with you Leslie, I guess I put too much emotions into it

*Never a waste of time to look at a watch*
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