Ever sold a watch because of weight?

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by blkgsl » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:09 pm

Same here. I’ve moved many watches on as a result - all my 9300 chronographs, U1 multiple times, Datograph in platinum. Size also gives me issues - I’m considering moving the Zenith El Primero 21 on due to the size - it wears bigger than its 44mm suggests, although titanium is light - I’m giving it the rest of this week to see if it survives the cut.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by River Rat » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:50 pm

Well I was cheap once really wanted a Omega Speedy moon watch but a used vintage Omega MKII speedy was cheaper so went for that instead. It was bulky heavy and uncomfortable. So later I went to a NAWCC regional saw a vintage Omega Speedy moon watch for a great price got it and it was between night and day in comfort and lighter and smaller on the wrist. Then I sold that lead weight. But do have a few larger watches that are comfortable like the Eterna Kontiki Super IDF mite be the bracelet the has the spring loaded clasp but that MKII just never felt comfortable.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by petethegreek » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:40 pm

Yep. Sold a U1 and UX due to the size and weight, which is why I wear a T2 now. Really liked the UX and had it for several years but just couldn’t get past the heft.

If Sinn would only make a U1 in 40mm and in Ti that would rock...

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:23 am

Oh I just remembered I had an og Dievas diver I sold due to weight, and Marcello C chrono, Jenny diver (co-owned), I think that is it. But I have owned so many

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by unsub073 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:27 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Micah shark works well on the U1, too.


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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:10 am

unsub073 wrote:
mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Micah shark works well on the U1, too.


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I may have to steal that idea for myself. That looks great together.
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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by watches503 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:56 am

Ryeguy wrote:Not weight for me, but yes to size (especially thickness). I really, really, liked my CREPAS Cayman, but it was just too thick for me to wear comfortably, especially with the domed case back. If they had made this watch with a 500 meter rating and 14mm thickness, I'd still own it.

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Ti watches are always fun, especially after wearing a heavier watch for a few weeks. Switching from my MM300 to my Shogun is a bit of a trip.
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And for a lot less than the Cayman’s go for now.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by Ryeguy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 am

I saw those when they came out, but to be honest, I struggle to get past the name (both brand and model).

I’m sure it is a decent watch.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by unsub073 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:40 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:10 am
unsub073 wrote:
mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Micah shark works well on the U1, too.


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I may have to steal that idea for myself. That looks great together.
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I am assuming you did that to push me over the edge?

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by Denizen » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:17 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:56 pm
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Yes. I’ve sold every U-series Sinn I’ve owned because of weight. 45mm Planet Oceans too. I loved all the larger, heavier watches I’ve owned but when something had to go it was the heavy ones first. Since I wear most of mine on nato it was an easy choice.
The 45mm PO on bracelet is the only watch that's ever felt uncomfortably heavy on my wrist. I love the watch so I wear it on OEM rubber.

I don't recall having an issue with the weight of the U1. Wonder how their weight on bracelet compares?
225g on bracelet
Is that on the full bracelet or sized on your wrist? Both my U1 and U2 have moved to rubber so I forget how they felt on bracelets.

Though I enjoy my Ti watches for their lightness, I have a bunch of heavy divers on bracelets (Rasmus, Orient 300M, Doxa Sharkhunter to name a few) and once on the wrist, I find the weight is manageable.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by zepp21 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:31 am

Weight hasn't specifically bothered me on a watch. Size and weight is a different story.

I've also sold a few girlfriends because of weight and size in the past :shifty:

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by jswing » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:24 am

I always wore my U1s on isofrane, so the weight wasn't bad, but I did end up selling my last one because it felt too big. I too have moved to smaller watches.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by blkgsl » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:40 am

zepp21 wrote:Weight hasn't specifically bothered me on a watch. Size and weight is a different story.

I've also sold a few girlfriends because of weight and size in the past :shifty:
I usually give them away - I need to learn your game !

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by CarloDWC » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:16 am

As long as it does not impact the comfort the weight is not an issue for me. I guess one has to wear a watch to learn and see, feel for himself if it works out or not.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by Steve O. » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:16 pm

Reminds me of back in the day when I sold watches for a living. More often than not, people would judge the quality of a watch by it's weight. I'd always get a kick out watching some neophyte jiggle a watch up and down, then proclaim that because it wasn't heavy enough, that it must be cheap.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by dnslater » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:24 pm

Steve O. wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Reminds me of back in the day when I sold watches for a living. More often than not, people would judge the quality of a watch by it's weight. I'd always get a kick out watching some neophyte jiggle a watch up and down, then proclaim that because it wasn't heavy enough, that it must be cheap.
Like gauging an automobile's quality by kicking tires.

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by smalls » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:44 pm

Well, ended up selling the U1 as much as I liked it. I have an incoming that should be here tomorrow. Stay tuned...

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:18 pm

smalls wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:44 pm

I have an incoming that should be here tomorrow. Stay tuned...
Congrats. :thumbsup:


Interesting choice, saw the seller's picture...


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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by smalls » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:27 pm

I never said it was lighter than the U1. How else am I going to work out my non dominant arm? :jerk:

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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by Henryj » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:34 am

Steve O. wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Reminds me of back in the day when I sold watches for a living. More often than not, people would judge the quality of a watch by it's weight. I'd always get a kick out watching some neophyte jiggle a watch up and down, then proclaim that because it wasn't heavy enough, that it must be cheap.
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Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Post by smalls » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:55 pm

Well, picked this up today. So far it feels like a good replacement for the U1. Can’t pay the 58 prices right now and have always wanted to try the BBB.

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