Did you ever buy a watch by accident?

I bought my Everest without meaning to. Months after deciding I had enough of Timesfactor and moved on to other things, I tried again for shit and giggles, fully expecting to have my order rejected again. To my surprise it didn't and I ended up two weeks later with a gilt dial Smiths Everest on my wrist. I'm not complaining (well I do, but it's only because I'm becoming an old fart), however I do wonder how many of us bought watches they didn't mean to, or can't figure out how they ended in their collection, versus those of us who plan every purchase like a corporate takeover.

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I accidentally win an auction every so often.  Price of flying close to the sun.

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While I've not bought a watch while under the effects of drugs or booze, I HAVE bought a couple watches on just literal sheer impulse. 

The "Tattoo" (my name) 

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The Invicta Pro Diver

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Not really by accident, but I had a similar experience with the Olko Steinhart GMT which is always sold out. I happened to randomly see a “buy” button on the site on an old browser window I still had open. So I attempted to buy it and the order went through.

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Not really by accident either, but I once sent in an insultingly lowball offer on a vintage watch on eBay. I never anticipated they'd take it.

 Seller accepted my offer without a word in 30minutes. 😂

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Nuclear1711

Not really by accident either, but I once sent in an insultingly lowball offer on a vintage watch on eBay. I never anticipated they'd take it.

 Seller accepted my offer without a word in 30minutes. 😂

That's something I never tried. Maybe because I didn't buy any vintage yet.

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UnholiestJedi

While I've not bought a watch while under the effects of drugs or booze, I HAVE bought a couple watches on just literal sheer impulse. 

The "Tattoo" (my name) 

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The Invicta Pro Diver

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My first reaction when I saw your "Tattoo" was thinking that there is no way on earth that you were sober and in full possession of your wits when you bought it.

But then I looked again, and yeah...I get it. It's unusual, but the engraving is also interesting.

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Was every purchase intentional?  Yes

Were some of them impulsive? Most definately!

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Catskinner

My first reaction when I saw your "Tattoo" was thinking that there is no way on earth that you were sober and in full possession of your wits when you bought it.

But then I looked again, and yeah...I get it. It's unusual, but the engraving is also interesting.

I never said I was in full possession of my wits, just sober. 😂

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I bought a Black Bay Blue by accident.  During the lockdown period, I bought it via text with my AD’s sales rep.  I picked it up in somewhat restrictive conditions but they did get it sized for me.  
 

It wasn’t until I got it home that I began wondering why it felt so big when it felt so tiny the last time I tried it on.  That’s because it was the Black Bay Blue.

I had forgotten the “58” in Black Bay 58 Blue when I sent the text.  They sold me exactly what I asked for but what I asked for was not exactly what I wanted.  LOL

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Davemcc

I bought a Black Bay Blue by accident.  During the lockdown period, I bought it via text with my AD’s sales rep.  I picked it up in somewhat restrictive conditions but they did get it sized for me.  
 

It wasn’t until I got it home that I began wondering why it felt so big when it felt so tiny the last time I tried it on.  That’s because it was the Black Bay Blue.

I had forgotten the “58” in Black Bay 58 Blue when I sent the text.  They sold me exactly what I asked for but what I asked for was not exactly what I wanted.  LOL

Oh, that's an expensive mistake. Did you keep it or traded it for the BB58 you wanted originally?

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Catskinner

Oh, that's an expensive mistake. Did you keep it or traded it for the BB58 you wanted originally?

I bought the BB58 blue later and kept them both for a while.  I recently traded the big one towards a Bvlgari Octo Solotempo and kept the BB58.