Another regret post

Is there anything you have currently in your collection that you wish you didn't buy? For me, the Tissot Prx automatic with a blue dial. I just don't wear it. I bought it since wanted an integrated watch. Should have went with my gut and waited to get something I really like. I'm getting rid of mine and I NEVER do that.

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Already sold. Hated my Seiko FlightPooper.

Now I'll be selling my blue Citizen chronograph as it's being replaced by a blue Casio.

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A swatch chronograph … wasn’t terribly expensive but don’t really use it. Same with a g-shock atomic watch, thought it was a cool watch with the tech etc. but just don’t wear it.

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Not sure if I could call it a regret or not. But my first ever automatic watch was a 41mm Seiko 5 in field watch style. Nowadays I think it's a bit too big for my taste, doesn't wear that nicely and I never put it on.

It's still my first watch though.

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as of late I've been obsessing over the ability to track elapsed minutes at a glance.

So of course the fastest and most affordable way to get into that is a dive watch. But then I started to spiral.

If I'm always only timing 5 to 10 minutes (workout rest time) a digital with an alarm is kind of perfect. Except I don't really care for the aesthetic. So back to analog.

So I bought a Turtle mod:

The problem: you first have to find where the minute hand is, then draw your eye to the bezel. It's not a large gap, but it's there and I figured there was a better way to minimize that invisible line. Selling off.

So I bought a compressor style diver:

Physically brings the rotating bezel closer to the minute hand and let's me more accurately see the elapsed time. The problem: that damn 2 o'clock crown is such a pain to manipulate while the watch is on wrist, it wasn't even a screw down. And even still, I need to first locate the minute hand. Sold off.

And then I learned about the ETA 251.262 central minute chronograph:

I'll always know where to look since I'll only be tracking 5 to 10 minutes, so top right edge. It's a quartz movement that's in a heap 90's swiss quartz chronographs so no issue with availability or durability. The only thing keeping me fully satisfied is that I'm not much of a 3 register chronograph guy and I have small wrists. In a perfect world Sinn would make the 717 in a quartz version in 38mm. OR the guys over at a-13a would shrink down their current quartz model. Until then, I'll keep with the Wenger and Shreve&Co I picked up for $100 on eBay.

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I've gotten rid of my regrets, chiefly a Seiko Sports 5. Now I'm left with a few broken down watches, some I'm repairing, & the one I wear every day.

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I really wanted one. I thought this would make me the happiest. I tried it on and realized it wasn't for me. I got the Straum instead. Very happy with that.

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The one I regret most and wear least is my Pagani Design chronograph with that useless 24h subdial. If I had more reasons to use a chrono, it would be gone by now.

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citizengray

I've gotten rid of my regrets, chiefly a Seiko Sports 5. Now I'm left with a few broken down watches, some I'm repairing, & the one I wear every day.

What didn't you like about it?

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I ordered a pagani design Aquaracer Hommage. Although the dial looked nice in the beginning it’s just super uncomfortable to wear especially the bracelet, so I just don’t want to wear it. Although it was really cheap I regret buying it as it just doesn’t give me any joy and I should’ve bought the original…

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My biggest regret was my Omega Speedmaster Racing with the rubber strap. It doesn’t seem to fit my wrist comfortably with the Omega rubber strap. I didn’t have a chance to try it on first and didn’t listen to the reviews. I purchased it used on Chrono24 without papers (stupid impulsive me) and didn’t return it when I had the chance. I won’t and can’t resell it now because I don’t want to take the loss. I’ll put it on another bracelet and trucking. I like the watch but find I’m just not wearing it because it’s just uncomfortable.

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PhilsWatches

Not sure if I could call it a regret or not. But my first ever automatic watch was a 41mm Seiko 5 in field watch style. Nowadays I think it's a bit too big for my taste, doesn't wear that nicely and I never put it on.

It's still my first watch though.