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Post by Steve O. » Sun May 29, 2022 11:59 am

Time for my annual "I'm a dumb ass", wish I would have had a crystal ball, would give almost anything to get them back, hindsight is 20/20, post. Just a sampling from over twenty years of collecting...


Jaquet Droz Caribbean...

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First year/month April 1965 6217 (62MAS) Seiko diver...

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1969 early Resist 6105-8000...

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1974 6105-8110...

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Citizen 150m Diver...

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1960's Enicar Sherpa Guide...

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Doxa Sharkhunter...

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Heuer (TAG) 1000m...

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Heuer 1000...

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Tudor Sub...

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1965 Rolex 1675 GMT Master...

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Rolex Sea Dweller 16600...

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Another Rolex Sea Dweller 16600...

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Pre-moon DON Speedmaster...

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Omega Flighmaster (not my pic, but bought in 2008...)

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1960's AMF Swimaster...

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Near mint Scubapro 500...

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Eterna KonTiki Super...

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Bulova Snorkel...

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Darwill Squale...

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Eagle Star Squale...

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Aquastar Seatime...

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Sandoz Redfish...

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Zenith Compressor...

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Rodania...

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1974 Bulova Big Block

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Beacon Hill (Glycine) Compressor...

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1970's Bulova 1000m...

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1960's Certina DS-2 PH200M...

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Sabina Compressor...

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Beuchat Ushuaia...

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Post by Chocodove » Sun May 29, 2022 12:03 pm

I’d probably be punching myself in the nuts as well. Regardless, it’s really cool you got to spend some time with each of these.
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Post by Steve O. » Sun May 29, 2022 1:03 pm

Who the fuck replaced my Omega Flightmaster pic with a NO WAR Ukranian flag?
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Post by dukerules » Sun May 29, 2022 1:04 pm

Wow. Some really nice things that have come and gone. I’ve had my share, but I really regret selling my 62MAS so I could buy a Doxa. Still have that Doxa, and absolutely love that Doxa, but that was dumb. I’ve done plenty of other dumb watch sales too. A certain 1665 comes to mind.

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Post by gr8sw » Sun May 29, 2022 1:13 pm

all I can say is 'ouch' Steve... that was a nicely curated collection :thumbsup: now you've reminded me of all my fuck-ups :crybaby: :lol:

I'd love to have this one back...

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Post by Steve O. » Sun May 29, 2022 1:19 pm

Steve O. wrote:
Sun May 29, 2022 1:03 pm
Who the fuck replaced my Omega Flightmaster pic with a NO WAR Ukranian flag?
Flag deleted, although Slava Ukrayni!
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Post by Steve O. » Sun May 29, 2022 1:30 pm

Thanks guys. There's plenty more that I don't even want to think about. However, a $300. Seiko 6159-7000 and a similarly priced 6159-7010 come to mind. Both bought through a friend who got them from his watchmaker on Saipan around 2004 or 2005. And then there's the completely original 1956 Rolex 6536/1 Sub that I found at a local antique/flea market in 2003. Bought for $700. Ouch!
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Post by dukerules » Sun May 29, 2022 1:36 pm

Steve O. wrote:Thanks guys. There's plenty more that I don't even want to think about. However, a $300. Seiko 6159-7000 and a similarly priced 6159-7010 come to mind. Both bought through a friend who got them from his watchmaker on Saipan around 2004 or 2005. And then there's the completely original 1956 Rolex 6536/1 Sub that I found at a local antique/flea market in 2003. Bought for $700. Ouch!
Oooffff. That 6536 could but you a nice car right now.

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Post by deepcdvr » Sun May 29, 2022 2:12 pm

Sabina and swimaster 😎

I can’t bear to post my old watches… it’s too painful lol
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Post by flyskate » Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:42 am

Ouch is right.
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Post by River Rat » Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:46 pm

You had some nice ones. Only sold a few and miss those. But held on to most kind of glad I did. Could not afford them now.

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Post by smellody » Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:08 pm

Fantastic watches that you have had the chance to own and put on your wrist! More out there and still in the watch box.

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Post by DON » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:27 pm

Did the same

Maybe a variety of 40 Rolexes. 1/2 dozen Seamaster 300's. 3 Speedmasters, 4 Tudor subs, Longines, IWC's and Omegas galore.

Had a Longines 13ZN in an oversized waterproof case with 2 pushers worth about $40,000 today I sold for $2000 a week after I paid $250. It did have a very bad dial and my watchmaker didn't like working on chronos

3 containers filled with Omega movements

A number sold off when my watchmaker passed away and dial refinisher retired

I made money on all the sales. Maybe a few I broke even and lost money on a 1/2 dozen

If we had them back to resell again. We'd be posting about this another 20 years from now :)

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Post by ncstate1201 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:19 am

Yeah I have a lot I should not have let go based on what they are worth now... the Daytona 116520 comes to mind for me... I liked the watch but I didn't bond with it when I owned it... I bought an unpolished pre-owned with boxes and papers and had it for 6 months... hard to hold onto a high end watch that is eating up your watch fund that you are not bonding with... I did do well on it, but clearly would have done better had I held it.

But instead I got some other stuff that I like and that is what makes the hobby fun...

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