Just sitting here thinking about the watches I've owned and then sold since joining WUS... here's a list:
Hamilton Khaki Officer Auto - This was the yellowish-vintagish dial, which looked really cool in the box, but didn't really work with anything on the wrist. Really nice watch though.
Steinhart Marine Chronometer II(Arabic) - This is a great watch, but I think there are better examples of "deck" watches out there... and I was rolling the money into the next big thing.
Steinhart Ocean 2 - I ordered this baby as soon as it became available for sale, but it came without the bracelet. When the bracelet finally arrived I was disappointed with the bracelet itself, and there were some quality control issues in the lugs that made putting the bracelet on exceptionally difficult.
Dievas Focal - I think I just got bored with this big bad bruiser. I thought that a scratchproof watch was something I needed, and it turns out I'm ok with scratches, especially on tool watches.
Bremont Alt1-Z - I really liked this watch, it just wasn't getting enough wrist time, and I felt I needed to make some tough decisions to reduce my collection so I could wear and enjoy fewer watches. Plus this money is going to a future purchase that I think will fill a hole in what I have now.
Ball Fireman Racer Classic - While the dial was beautiful, I felt like the case was just a little too raw in terms of finishing for me. I also have this weird thing about flat crystals.
Breitling SuperOcean 44 - At the end of the day this was just a generic diver, and there are so many interesting divers out there from micro companies for so much less.
Seiko SSC081 - Turns out I'm not a fan of compass bezels... and especially not a fan of internal bezels that drift.
Seiko SGEE89P1 - Simple, boring, quartz. Next.
Oris Aquis Date (Blue) - my dear friend Bacari pointed out to me that it was the perfect Dallas Cowboys blue... As a die-hard Redskins fan that was a problem.
Ebel 1911 BTR GMT - I didn't like that it had a Chronograph look with pushers that didn't operate a Chronograph.
Orient Vintage Power Reserve FFD0F002B - too small
Magrette Regattare Tiki (Black) - too similar to my Magrette Moana Pacific Pro, and not quite as nice.
Shinola Brakeman 46mm - This dial just felt low quality to me. The markers were uninspired, the texture of the dial itself could have been cardboard... just not impressed at all. Too bad because the case itself was very nice.
Prometheus Sailfish - Those arabic numerals just felt clunky... would have been much nicer with markers and less numbers.
DeepBlue Fleet Admiral - Way too big for it's style.. and the way the date window cut into the dial just ouch.
Crazy, when I think about it... but I do feel I'm finally zeroing in on a collection that I'm really really happy with.