Vintage Watches with an evil past

I have to admit, I really love the look of all things Vintage, especially watches. I'm not a religious man but still believe in something (I'm a true agnostic). I know many people believe in energy both good and bad. My question to Vintage lovers is do you ever wonder if you are wearing a watch that was owned by a truly evil person? That would kind of freak me out of I found out the guy was a serial killer and wore the watch to commit unspeakable evil. I know this is a far out question, but I would hate to find out that watch has that evil energy as part of its story. Have I been watching to many YouTube "Why Files" or "Mr. Ballen". lol

What's your take?

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Don't think I will ever buy a Timex. For the obvious reasons 馃槀

Most probably I would not think about it too much. If it's not exactly written on the listing such as: 'status: item pre-owned by a mass murderer', then that thought would not cross my mind.

GoQuartzYourself

Don't think I will ever buy a Timex. For the obvious reasons 馃槀

Noooooo. We are cheap, practical and easy to get but not evil. 馃槧

TimexBadger

Noooooo. We are cheap, practical and easy to get but not evil. 馃槧

Classic 馃槀

I had that thought just today actually, how we romanticize the history timepieces carry with them, and then I heard how someone had their Rolex seized after a fraud trial ruling and was sentenced to asset forfeiture (or something, I was also working while listening so鈥).

But yeah, I bet some of us could possibly be unknowingly wearing watches that were worn during a murder, by the victim or the perp (maybe both?) and just got sold on along鈥 why was that used Roly so cheap, anyway鈥?

I guess buy from reputable sources, or buy new!

I wouldn't because it would take an ordinary watch and make it expensive. I can't imaging bidding on Ted Bundy's Casio for the notoriety of it.

Aurelian

I wouldn't because it would take an ordinary watch and make it expensive. I can't imaging bidding on Ted Bundy's Casio for the notoriety of it.

Yes, and I wonder whatever happened to that watch a year or so ago that they said was Hitlers. I briefly saw the headline to that story but never followed up.

I have quite a few Russian watches from Ukraine. This country seems to be the main supplier for vintage Russian / Soviet watches. I have momentarily pondered them being removed from dead Russians.

Eliminator

I have quite a few Russian watches from Ukraine. This country seems to be the main supplier for vintage Russian / Soviet watches. I have momentarily pondered them being removed from dead Russians.

Yes, I did just that. I had three Vostok's and I didn't want them in my collection so sold them on ebay.

Not with vintage watches as I do not collect vintage watches but with pre owned older models from different markets/countries, I always think about: why the poor guy has sold this wonderful piece. I live in Europe and order sometimes nice gems to a great price (incl tax) from Japanese dealers. Like a pre owned first James Bond Omega SMP or the older versions of the Speedmaster. Why are they available in such huge stock quantities and what is the story behind, who purchased it and why sold it. This is something that I ask myself.