Longines Hydroconquest 41

So I bought this watch because it was offered to me at a very very reasonable price, it's the old model with a modified eta 2824-2 that longines calls the L633.5, so it's beautifully decorated, I had to send it immediately to service because it was running poorly, 5 months later is back in my wrist but I'm now thinking that it's to big for my wrist, so I bought it, serviced it, barely worn it and about to sell it because it's big, what do you think?

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So sell it because you'll probably keep finding things wrong with it. So 5 months is a long time, so what was the repair that was done?

That's a great watch. Only you can know if you like it or not. Wear it for a bit and see if you get used to it and come to love it.

Other people's opinions aren't worth much, especially strangers online, plus it's extremely hard to form an opinion from a photo because camera distance and perspective can make a watch look way bigger or smaller.

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So sell it because you'll probably keep finding things wrong with it. So 5 months is a long time, so what was the repair that was done?

Nothing really, it just needed a basic maintenance and a new ball bearing, the reason why it took so long is because the watchmaker I trust had a lot of watches to attend to first, so mine was delayed

The reason you bought her was because of the price. I don't think you really wanted her.

So sell her to someone who can appreciate her.

Both of you will be happier.

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Based on your post, it feels like you need to sell it on.

It's a bit hard to tell from the photograph if it looks too big or not but only you can say how it feels. I'd agree with @IceCreamMan that if you bought it just because it was cheap it was not something you really loved.

Yes, you might take a hit, especially having serviced it. But that's a sunk cost now. What you need to decide is would you rather just leave it unworn in the drawer so in effect losing 100% of the value or recover some value towards a watch you really love.

Personally I love large watches - I find them very charismatic. But the problem with that is that is sort of a one-way street. Once you become accustomed to them it is so hard to go back. I recently tried a 36mm and to my eyes it looked like a childs' watch on me.

I would try different straps to change the theme of the watch befor selling it.