Buying for yourself or for others.

Seiko recently released the new Marinemaster in blue (SJE099), black (SJE101) and a limited silvery-white dial edition (SJE097)

A lot has been said about this watch, most people seem to agree that, to put it mildly, it's not great..

I however absolutely love it.

And yes I am old and wise enough to buy what I like and not let my decision be altered by others who have a different opinion about it.

However, and here's the catch.

The watch is not cheap and since I've started collecting watches I bought and sold quite a few. I usually lose some money doing this but never too much.

My question is, have you ever bought a watch that was unpopular and what watch was that

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Secondly, when you tried to flip said watch, how did that go?

Love to hear you thoughts and comments.

Ps

what do you personally think of the new MM?

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I like the new MM, & it will be a very well made tough one too.

I took in a microbrand watch in a trade (Zelos Swordfish Ti), absolutely hate it but can't shift it. No one wants it, so I'll gift it to a close friend tomorrow evening.

Also had a Yema Flygraph that was awful, managed to sell that at a loss.

I avoid microbrands now, I know they're really not my thing.

Inkitatus

I like the new MM, & it will be a very well made tough one too.

I took in a microbrand watch in a trade (Zelos Swordfish Ti), absolutely hate it but can't shift it. No one wants it, so I'll gift it to a close friend tomorrow evening.

Also had a Yema Flygraph that was awful, managed to sell that at a loss.

I avoid microbrands now, I know they're really not my thing.

Can imagine the annoyance of not being able to shift that Zelos, makes a nice gift though

Been through the whole microbrand thing aswell. Seems fun at first, usually affordable, but indeed hard to sell without a massive loss.

Just like @Inkitatus I have been burned with trying to resell microbrands. I have not fully given up on them yet. I try to buy dials that are eye catching and less likely for me to want to sell. I recently ordered the Orient Bambino LE in the champagne color. It seems like the least popular color especially compared to the salmon and blue. I really liked it because it doesn鈥檛 have the blue hands like the non LE Bambino does. I like the MM its cool. I wonder if the movement really justifies the higher price.

I think the new MM is a move by Seiko to appeal to watch buyers outside the watch enthusiast space. Most customers would rather a slimmer watch, than odd construction and 100m more WR.

I think any new Seiko is going to lose a lot against RRP, because in a bout a year they will be available from ADs at massive discounts new.

My advice is always the same, never buy a watch with resale in mind. If you're thinking about selling before you've even bought it, you likely don't actually love the watch enough to buy it in the first place.

Yea for me it was the moonswatch few months ago. Possible to most controversy watch to buy. So far it鈥檚 going really well with the Watch but I did buy it more for a weekend fun watch so I鈥檓 not wearing it a ton at all. For what it is I love it. I know I over paid. I know it鈥檚 plastic but it was for me until I can pull the trigger on the real deal moonswatch.