Have you ever had seller's remorse?

As a space race fanatic, a speedy was always my grail. I love the look and the history. The first picture is of the two Speedmasters that I owned a few years ago. I sold them because I never really like the way they looked on my wrist. 

I now miss having them; however, I am afraid if I buy another the issues that I had with the original two I owned would come to light. The second picture is of the Speedmaster Racing at 40mm. The am thinking of buying it because I think it ticks the boxes that the man on the moon watch could not. 

Question- how many of you have sold a watch only to purchase it again down the road? And after buying it a second time remember why you sold it in the first place? 

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I've had seller's remorse, but I've never gone back and rebought.   

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I gifted a watch and am now actively trying to replace it but in a different color

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I've had seller's remorse on this watch:

1919 Datetimer Eternity - 1919 Datetimer Eternity | Porsche Design

So, I bought this:

Porsche Design - 1919 Datetimer Eternity Black Edition | Time and Watches |  The watch blog

And, now, I remember, "Oh, yeah, it never fit quite right, because the lug-to-lug is made for people with 19-inch wrists!" and instead of seller's remorse, I have buyer's remorse!

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I've rebought several, but i've only had seller's remorse once, i decided to part ways with an Air King 116900 just before the price hike ;) - well, not really, i know i wouldn't feel comfortable wearing a piece that has 5 digit value.

Anyway the rebuys. It all started with a Speedmaster. I had the previous gen hesalite and i really liked the watch, but then i got the chance to trade it 1:1 to a brand new sapphire sandwich (previous gen) and i jumped instantly. The bad thing was that it was not nearly as nice as the hesalite version in my books. So i soon sold the sapphire sandwich. At the time the new 3861 version was introduced but i felt like i did not want to pay the price, plus i never have grown to like the new bracelet. I always buy on bracelet.

Then some time passed and i had the opportunity to get the 3861 but with cordura strap. The price was right and i thought what the hell, i can get the bracelet later if needed (and i seriously don't want the new 1479 bracelet). Now just sporting it on an Uncle Seiko President. Instant vintage. Thinking of getting the Forstner version, i hear they're nicer.
 

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Another rebuys - Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission GMT - sold it to fund another purchase, missed it, got it back, then remembered why i sold it and sold it again. It's very damn beautiful watch that suits me perfectly, the size is just not right. If only they made a 43mm version it would be perfect.
 

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Seiko 'MM200' divers (the one introduced in 2018) i've rebought 2 of them. The basic black SPB077, sold it because "i have too many black Seiko divers", rebought when i decided to collect all 6 regular versions of the MM200. Sold again when i realized i'm not the type of a watch collector who has many versions of the same watch... The other version i've had twice is the PADI MM200 SPB087. First time i bought it because i found one brand new from AD 40% off and it felt like a bargain. Sold it for the same reason i sold the rest of the MM200's. The second time i bought it because a) i did not have any dive watches left b) i still found one brand new from AD 40% off... c) I wanted a Seiko diver. I was thinking i've never had a Turtle. Maybe i should get one of them King Turtles? Beautiful watch but when i tried it on it just did not fit my wrist. Other option was the newer MM200, SPB187 and the like. Very beautiful again, but i did not feel that the new one is on par with the previous release. Case, sure, but dial, hands and rehaut, i just liked the ones on the previous better. I was also contemplating on the new SLA055/057 but did not connect with that either. 

 

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Here's the SPB087. SPB077 is all black and comes on a bracelet. I do have a bracelet still left for this, but it's summer now.

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This. I sold it because I could not get past the wiggly hands and misalign 6pm on the older 3185 movement and i could not, for the life of me, understand or get used to the hour hand being separated from the minute hand due to the extra gmt hour hand in the middle. I prefer the minute hand directly stacked on top of the hour hand, and then the GMT. Poor design for its value imo
 

But damn does it look good….

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Luckily no, and I’ve sold a good amount of watches

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I’ve only sold a few, and for good reasons, so no regrets yet. I almost sold my Sinn 556 recently, but decided to give it another chance. I likely would have regretted selling that one. 

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Sold hundreds over 20 odd years and probably only regret selling a handful, but I wouldn't have the collection I have now and the experience I have now with a vast array of watches, if I didn't sell all those watches in the past.

Live, learn and move on 👍

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HotWatchChick69

I've had seller's remorse on this watch:

1919 Datetimer Eternity - 1919 Datetimer Eternity | Porsche Design

So, I bought this:

Porsche Design - 1919 Datetimer Eternity Black Edition | Time and Watches |  The watch blog

And, now, I remember, "Oh, yeah, it never fit quite right, because the lug-to-lug is made for people with 19-inch wrists!" and instead of seller's remorse, I have buyer's remorse!

The rebuying remorse is exactly what I'm afraid of! 

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133rokee

I've rebought several, but i've only had seller's remorse once, i decided to part ways with an Air King 116900 just before the price hike ;) - well, not really, i know i wouldn't feel comfortable wearing a piece that has 5 digit value.

Anyway the rebuys. It all started with a Speedmaster. I had the previous gen hesalite and i really liked the watch, but then i got the chance to trade it 1:1 to a brand new sapphire sandwich (previous gen) and i jumped instantly. The bad thing was that it was not nearly as nice as the hesalite version in my books. So i soon sold the sapphire sandwich. At the time the new 3861 version was introduced but i felt like i did not want to pay the price, plus i never have grown to like the new bracelet. I always buy on bracelet.

Then some time passed and i had the opportunity to get the 3861 but with cordura strap. The price was right and i thought what the hell, i can get the bracelet later if needed (and i seriously don't want the new 1479 bracelet). Now just sporting it on an Uncle Seiko President. Instant vintage. Thinking of getting the Forstner version, i hear they're nicer.
 

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Another rebuys - Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission GMT - sold it to fund another purchase, missed it, got it back, then remembered why i sold it and sold it again. It's very damn beautiful watch that suits me perfectly, the size is just not right. If only they made a 43mm version it would be perfect.
 

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Seiko 'MM200' divers (the one introduced in 2018) i've rebought 2 of them. The basic black SPB077, sold it because "i have too many black Seiko divers", rebought when i decided to collect all 6 regular versions of the MM200. Sold again when i realized i'm not the type of a watch collector who has many versions of the same watch... The other version i've had twice is the PADI MM200 SPB087. First time i bought it because i found one brand new from AD 40% off and it felt like a bargain. Sold it for the same reason i sold the rest of the MM200's. The second time i bought it because a) i did not have any dive watches left b) i still found one brand new from AD 40% off... c) I wanted a Seiko diver. I was thinking i've never had a Turtle. Maybe i should get one of them King Turtles? Beautiful watch but when i tried it on it just did not fit my wrist. Other option was the newer MM200, SPB187 and the like. Very beautiful again, but i did not feel that the new one is on par with the previous release. Case, sure, but dial, hands and rehaut, i just liked the ones on the previous better. I was also contemplating on the new SLA055/057 but did not connect with that either. 

 

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Here's the SPB087. SPB077 is all black and comes on a bracelet. I do have a bracelet still left for this, but it's summer now.

Did you have rebuying remorse on any of these? 

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1969mustang

Did you have rebuying remorse on any of these? 

No, actually it felt better the 2nd time. Both buying and selling.

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DOXA 750 Searambler and a Dagaz Tsunami with MM300 hands.  That's about it.  

A few I wish I'd held onto longer so I could have made $ on them (Synchron Military, PO2500, various Seikos)

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1969mustang

The rebuying remorse is exactly what I'm afraid of! 

The Speedmaster was the one watch that I've purchased and sold and then rebought and resold over and over and over again.  

Bought the first-gen Speedmaster '57, because it looks the business...  and then realized that it's too thick and lug-to-lug is out of this world ridiculous, AND it comes with male end links!!!  So I sold it...

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...  And directed the money toward the 3861 Moonwatch, because that's what you're supposed to get if you're an enthusiast.  But, it just never really did it for me in the end.  So, I sold it...

Review 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Master Chronometer

...  And directed the money toward the Speedmaster Chronoscope, because it has awesome vintage vibes.  

Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope silver dial

... But, again, just didn't do it for me!

No more!  I'm all done with the Speedmaster!

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HotWatchChick69

The Speedmaster was the one watch that I've purchased and sold and then rebought and resold over and over and over again.  

Bought the first-gen Speedmaster '57, because it looks the business...  and then realized that it's too thick and lug-to-lug is out of this world ridiculous, AND it comes with male end links!!!  So I sold it...

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...  And directed the money toward the 3861 Moonwatch, because that's what you're supposed to get if you're an enthusiast.  But, it just never really did it for me in the end.  So, I sold it...

Review 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Master Chronometer

...  And directed the money toward the Speedmaster Chronoscope, because it has awesome vintage vibes.  

Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope silver dial

... But, again, just didn't do it for me!

No more!  I'm all done with the Speedmaster!

That is too funny. I guess you helped make my decision not to buy another! 

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Yep! My first Role  Datejust,  my only two tone Datejust ( wouldn't wear it much but...) A Submariner.  I dumped a lot of great Rolex thinking I could always just replace them I am stupid