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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 09-20-2010, 09:23 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I wouldn't dump it so to speak.But i'd probably give it to someone who might appreciate it.That's it plain and simple.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:29 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I wouldn't dump it so to speak.But i'd probably give it to someone who might appreciate it.That's it plain and simple.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:39 PM   #43 (permalink)
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OK, here's a dilema I have. Someone, who knows nothing about watches, gifted me a FAKE Breitling:madd... Now, I really, really tried not ot take it, but they insisted and I did not want to be rude.

I won't wear it.......... I can't give it to someone else knowing that it is a FAKE...... and I don't want to just throw it away.....however, I have considered throwing it under a asphault roller :lol

So what the hell do you do with something like that????
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:51 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I would keep it. The thought that someone gave of themselves, well, that means something.
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I would keep it for sure. I would not want to hurt the person who gave the gift.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:37 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:43 PM   #47 (permalink)
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My mother in law gave me a watch w/ a fish on it (straight K-Mart watch)in a wooden box w/ a raised fish on it, hideous as hell but I will 4ever cheerish it , it's the thought that counts..
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:39 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I would definitely keep it. As it has been said before the person thought enough to get or give you something they thought you would like. They, hopefully, gave it from the heart so why should my EGO be so big to not accept it. I am a bit torn about re-gifting. If it is to just get rid of it, then no, but if you know someone that would love it more then you, why not pass it along and spread the gift. Just by receiving it you got a gift..Kind of pay it forward thing.

Now to prove the point of what I said. I have a drawer of socks, closet of ties and some sweaters in a trunk that came from various gifts. :lol
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:24 PM   #49 (permalink)
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This is a tough one. I would keep it as long as I could, but if it wasn't getting any wear, I would find someone, somehow, that would enjoy wearing the watch and give it to that person.

I would also make sure I don't take the credit for giving it away. The credit would go to the person who gave it to me and I would make sure of that.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:13 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Depends on who and the manner given to me. If I won a watch that was nto my style I would make a gift of it to someone I know would wear it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:00 AM   #51 (permalink)
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i would keep it and wear it in front of the person who bought it. i would treat it like a torby.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:58 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I was gifted a Ti Roven Dino watch that I hate. I have never heard of the brand but that's not the issue. The watch appears to be made well but it is way too small for my taste, probably 38mm. I wont give it away or wear it. I just look at it from time to time and wish that it was a different watch. It's basically a waste at this point...
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:35 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I'd keep it but I'd also likely gift it to someone else who might like it more. I've done that before and everyone was happy anyway.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:31 PM   #54 (permalink)
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sorry, it would not get worn and would sit and collect dust. It would make my skin crawl to wear a watch that I didn't like. Make someone else happy.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Just had this happen to me during the holidays. My Daughter bought me a piece I would never of bought. She had a gift card given to her that she had no use for. So she used it on me. This past weekend she came over for a visit and I ran downstairs and put it on. She did look to see if it was on my wrist. For me its the thought that counts. Thanks God it wasn't a tie. Jeff
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Id keep it, its a special thing, and a rare thing today.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Keep it, I have several old watches from my family and wife that are part of my life. Certainly not the fanciest but back in the day they were the only ones I used.
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I believe if a piece was gifted to you it was a gift from the heart & it should be recieved with a humble sense of pride that you are special to somebody. As a result it should never be sold or given away. For example I was gifted a watch by a friend at another forum (the only time anyone ever gifted me anything)her name is Ruthie a.k.a. Red Ryder It can be had for around $100.00 or so. In the event t6hat I could only keep one piece out of my collection (other than the ones my mother got for me) I would keep Ruthies gift & get rid of the others & some of them are $3,000 & up (very few).

My point is to me there is no value that can be placed on a gift from the heart, It Is PRICELESS & will be kept FOREVER close to my heart.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:55 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Keep it. It's the thought that counts. Sorry TC and Ron.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:58 AM   #60 (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

+1 But I wouldn't out right sell it and for me it would be closer to a year or so. I do have some bought for me by my wife that I asked if she minded if I sold she told me go ahead taste's change and I was buying something in the higher end range.
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