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View Poll Results: If you were gifted a watch that is not your liking, would you keep it with pride or get rid of it?
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I was gifted a watch this past xmas from a friend at work. Its a nice Invicta, but its shiny chrome and gold, not my taste exactly, but I intend on keeping it and have worn it a few times, nice watch, just not something I would've bought.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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As I have before, if i win something or something is given to me by someone, whether gifted to me, or they bought it for me, if it is something that i would not personally wear, I dont keep it......but i gift it to someone else...

I won the lupah in one of CJ's giveaways, and I entered that contest more because of the fun of trying to guess Tv's birth of his child, and the lupah was a great prize, but it turned out to be something that i wouldnt wear, and I knew James really wanted a lupah, so I gifted it to him.....

my feeling is this, once given to me, its mine to do with.....that does not take away from the person that did the gifting at all, they still did something for you and that is the point...
now , i wouldnt go rubbing it in their face that what they gave me wasnt what i liked, I will tell them that i like it, and then quitley give it to someone who will enjoy it....
I'm in the same opinion as you & chef on this...I received a watch that was just not my style and I gave it too someone who had no watch and loved it..win...win for all.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:13 AM   #23 (permalink)
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this is a tough one - generally depends on the person who the gift came from

if they are a dear friend or family member - the inclination would be to keep it no matter how bad the quality/look of the gift

then again most of my family & friends know how picky i am so they wouldnt gift me a watch

if its a casual friendship or a collegue - i may turn around and trade/sell/gift the item after an appropiate time frame (3 months)

or use it as a beater






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Old 01-28-2010, 10:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Chef, I'm glad you gave it to James. I see how much he enjoys it and it makes it all worthwhile! And you did qualify to me that you entered more for the contest (baby date) than the gift. It's all.....no, better than good Brotha!!

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As I have before, if i win something or something is given to me by someone, whether gifted to me, or they bought it for me, if it is something that i would not personally wear, I dont keep it......but i gift it to someone else...

I won the lupah in one of CJ's giveaways, and I entered that contest more because of the fun of trying to guess Tv's birth of his child, and the lupah was a great prize, but it turned out to be something that i wouldnt wear, and I knew James really wanted a lupah, so I gifted it to him.....

my feeling is this, once given to me, its mine to do with.....that does not take away from the person that did the gifting at all, they still did something for you and that is the point...
now , i wouldnt go rubbing it in their face that what they gave me wasnt what i liked, I will tell them that i like it, and then quitley give it to someone who will enjoy it....
well, Thank you CJ........at least someone understands.......LOL.....

I hope no one thinks less of me ( i know, you cant think much less of me than you already do......).....but its just the way I am...

its not like i dont appreciate things that are done for me, ask any of my friends, even the friends i have here, like James, or Tuna, Ukwolfeman.......they know how appreciative I am for things that are done for me.........and I always try to repay that in someway or another...

i have been a very lucky individual this year, and have been gifted and won some great prizes, but I just never understood the fact of , just because it was given to me, that if i dont like it, i have to keep it......If someone is offended because they gifted me something, and i dont like it, well the skin is to thin......in my opinion. its like if you go out and get a meal, and you dont like the way it tastes....or someone made you something you dont like to eat..........do you still eat it?
let me give an example....

I was gifted a watch last year from someone at WG'S, and someone who I think is a great person, and just a caring individual.........She sent me a watch, that i didnt know was coming, to say thank you......I was utterly shocked, The feeling i had was without words.....The fact that someone just gave something to me, made me feel like a million bucks.......

but, it was a goldtone watch, and I just dont wear gold, at all. Now my father, who is into watches as much as I am, I had spoken with him on the phone a couple of nights before and he was looking for an all gold watch with a blue face.....well this is what i was gifted......So i gave it to my father, and he was estatic, he loves the watch , and still wears it till this day........

now i ask all of you, would it have been better, to wear something that i hate, or put it in a drawer forever , or to have given it to my father, who loves it, and wears it happily. to me, thats easy, someone elses generousity gave me the chance to make someone else happy.........I dont see anything wrong with that at all......
Like Don I would gift it to someone else I know who would wear it. just to see the joy in some one's eyes as they receive it. My wife got my an Armitron gold tone watch with black dial and diamonds on the dial. I wore it for awhile until I started collecting better watches. On X-masI gifted it to my nephew. when i gave it to him the look and excitement on his face was priceless. he thought he was PIMP...LOL that's what's it's all about.
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I would pay it forward with pride especially if I knew it wouldnt get much wrist time with me. I was gifted a BNIB Invicta pro diver that I gave my son for his birthday.
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I would keep it. May not wear it to often, but would keep it!!
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:54 AM   #27 (permalink)
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it would depend on a couple things- if the giver was someone very special to me or the reason for the gift was something i wanted to remember, i definitely would keep it. if the giver/reason were not "that" important, i would keep it until i found a reason to re-gift it.

sometime things grow on me, too. i recently bought a used set of wheels and tires from a guy at work because he needed them out of his garage, the deal was too good to pass up and i needed to get my snow tires off for spring and i had no summer tires to mount (cost of the wheels and tires would have been equal to new rubber alone). the wheels were not exactly to my liking, but not terrible. i figured i could run them for the summer and put them in a FSOT thread on a VW forum. after about a week, i didn't want to get rid of them. they are quite unique, and great brand (O.Z.).
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I love to give stuff away and a "gifted" watch that is not exactly "my cup of tea" is a great opportunity to do just that. In some cases (sensitive or special relationship), re-gifting is not an option. But when it is, I love to do just that...
And not always because I don't like the watch. I received a beautiful Tag Heuer as an award from my employer a few years back. The watch was exactly to my liking, but I gave it to my son as a college graduation gift. I didn't have the money to purchase anything that nice for him at the time so I was thrilled to have it to re-gift.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:34 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Gift it!

Very grateful for the generosity others had bestowed upon me. If the item is not of my style or liking, I would gift it to someone deserving, like I had done recently with an Invicta. The case size and numerals were larger than I desire, my neighbor with failing eye sight liked it, he could read the numbers, the watch fit. I doubt he's taken it off since he put it on.

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Me personally? I keep the timepieces that are gifted to me as it represents more than just a watch. I've always said, it's about the gesture. But that's just me. That being said, I see nothing wrong with "paying it forward" either. If a timepiece is just gonna sit around and not be worn and someone else can benefit from it then I can't see why not, but I'd much prefer to know it was also gifted rather than sold, again ......... "paying it forward". JMHO.



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I WOULD GIFT IT INSTEAD OF LEAVING IT IN A DRAWER. THERE ARE SOME GIFTS YOU GET THAT HAVE GREAT SENTIMENTAL VALUE. SAY SOMETHING FROM A LOST ONE THESE I GIVE TO MY CHILDREN WITH AN EXPLANATION SO THEY VALUE IT.
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When I recieve a watch as a gift, I keep it! If somebody was kind and generous enough to gift me a timepiece, I consider it special.
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The first watch I ever got was from my wife and it was not to my liking. Years later it is still not my favorite but I wear it every time I have a big event in my life, job interview, birth of my sons, passing of a friend. I put on my $60 Wenger Standard issue. It is more than a watch, it is a reminder of where I have been and who got me there.
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I have a friend who likes watches so I would give it to her. Its not like I don't appreciate getting a watch as a gift, but if I don't like it and will not wear it then it might as well go to someone who will. Unless it was given to me by someone very very important to me then I would keep it for sentential reasons.
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I would keep it.
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I'll keep it.. you have to appreciate gifts from people who love and appreciate you..jmho:c
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Keep it, gift it or trade it but never outright sell it for cash. If traded the person receiving will be told the story behind the watch. I have done each and seems to work well.
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Gotta get rid of it.Or if its sentimental,keep it but
never wear it,lets be real...
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I voted get rid of it. My philosophy is that if someone gifts you a watch that you wouldn't wear why not pass it on to someone that would. I'm not saying sell it to make a profit but just simply trade or re gift it.

Do you all feel the same way for the giveaways? The reason I ask is because alot of times the member having the giveaway doesn't tell what watch he or she is giving. So if your name was selected and all they wanted was your address, would you keep it then?
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Wow - that's a tough one! See, I would keep it because of what it represents. I also know, that by not wearing it, then the watch wouldn't really be a watch.
A watch is made to be worn, in my opinion (not saying every watch should become a beater - but hopefully you get my drift).
So I guess the watch would be gifted away in the same manner to someone else, whom I know would appreciate it more than I was (hence fulfilling the objective of the watch). In my head that would be even more in the style and thread of the Angel. That being said, I think that at least 2 years would go by, before I would contemplate that, as the gift alone (and me being reminded by seeing the watch), gives pause for thought.

So when the time comes, when I know the watch would give someone else more pleasure and joy, then it would be the time to set it free.

Wow - talk about metaphysics and metaphors... but to me a watch is never just the metal it's made out of
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