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    Shortest time you have owned a watch

    I am positive there are those of you that can beet this, but please don't include any watches you have intentionally bought to sell. Only 19 days ago I had a slot in my watch box for a diver. I had done some research, and everything indicated the Phoibos 300m quartz diver is an absolute steal. I ordered one from Amazon, who had it on offer for £100 inclusive of postage. Indeed, it is remarkable value for money. Sapphire crystal, 316L stainless case and quality bracelet. The watch has a Ronda quartz movement, excellent bezel, and brilliant lume. All that said, it just didn't excite me. However, it was my genuine intention to keep it. Today I made the big mistake of looking on eBay, and up for sale was a brand new Heimdallr/Sharkey Sea Shephard. It's very rare that Sharkey watches come up for sale in the UK, and as I already own the Turtle, I know how good the watches are. In short, I knew if I could sell the Phoibos quickly and buy the Sharkey, my additional outlay would be minimal. Bingo, I did it. I have pictured the watch below, but would love to hear your stories...........

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    Less than 15 minutes. I unboxed a Seiko Tuna SBBN017, tried it on and repacked it and sold it within 24 hours. This was 3 years ago. Another classic Seiko diver, a SBDX001 was purchased by me earlier in 2019, worn for 50 plus days straight and then sold. I can’t truly explain either with much rational thought, they just happened.
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    Re: Shortest time you have owned a watch

    White dialed pilot from HMT....

    Stuck it on ebay 2 weeks later.
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    Double post.... Bleedin forum.
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    This Pulsar. Wanted a Seiko with 7t62 movement, interested in a tonneau case watch, too. Turns out to be not the combo I was looking for. Got it very cheap, unboxed it, let it sit overnight, listed it the next day. Took a while to sell and I lost money on it (less than US$20, which represented a nearly 40% loss on the deal). Basically, with everything going on with the dial and no lume, it was nearly unreadable, day or night.

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    I bought an SKX013 thinking I needed a 38mm version because until that point I'd always preferred smaller watches.

    I wore it for a day and it went back in the box. Bought a 007 less than 24 hours later, and it's one of my favorite watches.
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    Re: Shortest time you have owned a watch

    Quote Originally Posted by AC81 View Post
    White dialed pilot from HMT....

    Stuck it on ebay 2 weeks later.
    Pah! I can beat that with a Steinhart 39mm gmt (pepsi), had it for two hours and put it on ebay.....
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    I bought a squale last year and put it up for sale here and on eBay within 2 hours of receiving it. Took a few days to sell though
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    Re: Shortest time you have owned a watch

    About 30 mins from the time I took receipt of the watch to the time that I sold it. Probably about 16 hours total by the time I dropped it in the mail the next morning.
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