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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?
Keep It 90 67.67%
Get Rid Of It 21 15.79%
Other - explain below 22 16.54%
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I would keep it as it was gifted to me and even if it was but arse ugly I would wear it, maybe not much BUT I would wear it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I would get rid of it, but I've never been given one I didn't like, that's my problem.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:44 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Not sure about wearing it but i'd definitely keep it..at least for in order to respect that person..but i am pretty much sure that if a person ever thinks of getting me a watch than he/she would know my likes and dislikes and purchase it accordingly.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:08 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Last August my step father passed. A few weeks later my mom sent me his watch. It's a simple Timex. But, it means more to me then any watch I could ever own. I rarely wear it because I'm afraid I'll damage it. But, it will be on my wrist when my son gets married next September.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #105 (permalink)
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This happened to me and I simply said that it was not my kind of watch. So it got returned.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I have one on now. My daughter knows of my love for watches and heard about one of mine being broken. She used her money at 6 years old to buy me a timex. I don't wear it all the time but i do wear it with pride. Always makes me smile.


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Old 08-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Interesting range of responses here. . . What follows is the sum total of my experience with gifted pieces - as an adult.

My SMP was gifted from the first Mrs. Keys. Leaving sentiment completely out of it, there is still no way I ever dump an Omega Seamaster.

Second gifted piece was Valentine's Day of this year from the second and final Mrs. Keys. It is my Orange Monster. Total surprise and very touching. Another definite keeper, this time very much out of sentiment.

Now the most sentimental of all. . . First up I have to tell you that ( minus the greed), I am a real life Charlie Babbitt. The "Rain Man" I grew up with is my younger brother, for whom I act as guardian. One of his hobbies is dismantling broken down worthless watches and other mechanical objects. He obtains most of these from a thrift store near the vocational rehab workshop where he earns a modest salary.

A couple of days after the arrival of the Monster, he told me he had something for me that I would like. I usually tolerate these occasional episodes with some amusement, and the object in question is relegated to the back of a drawer for production upon demand; and is almost invariably something I couldn't care less about, but it's nice to know you're well thought of.

Well, imagine how I felt upon being handed:



Jack at IWW has it now, and I will probably have it back sometime in the next few weeks, after which it will have to be pried from my cold dead fingers.

So you well see that my experience inclines me to keep gifted pieces.

But if the next one should be a 55mm Invicta Russian Diver, I have to admit my best intentions will be sorely tested :-)
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yes i would but if it wasn't to my liking i would gifted to someone that will.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:19 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I would keep it..
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