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Help me with this dilemma, SD vs 321 Speedy

  1. Love Your Speedy

    Love Your Speedy Feb 14, 2017

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    Hi guys, this is LYS.

    I am actually pretty torn apart by a problem... A few months ago I got as a gift a brand-new Rolex Sea-Dweller 116600.
    I am happy with that watch, it is stunningly precise and the matte dial was and still is a game-changer to me BUT I keep looking at it as a possible way to a 321-cal. Speedmaster and this is not as it should be.
    I have done deep researches before going for the SD but now the problem seems unavoidable.

    The real matter lays in the fact that the watch is a gift and I would feel at least "awkward" selling it.

    What do you guys think?

    Sorry for my English in advance.

    LYS
     
  2. calalum

    calalum Feb 14, 2017

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    To me selling such a special gift would be a real problem. What are you going to do when the giver asks about the watch? Be truthful and you hurt their feelings or lie and even worse. Save up and buy a Speedie when you can. JMHO.
     
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  3. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Feb 14, 2017

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    Tell us which dark alleys you frequent. Problem solved.
     
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  4. Love Your Speedy

    Love Your Speedy Feb 14, 2017

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    And if the giver would be told the truth? I don't think he would be mad for that since, at least to me, it is always better to say the truth than pretending everything is good. Maybe it's just the wrong choice (hence, watch)
     
  5. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Feb 14, 2017

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  6. Davidt

    Davidt Feb 14, 2017

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    Unless it was gifted as a reward at work, it's bad form to sell it to fund something else imo.
     
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  7. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Feb 14, 2017

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    How/why did the gift giver pick a Rolex Sea Dweller? Had you had a conversation with him/her and indicated in some way that you wanted a Sea Dweller? In any event, I think you should sell the watch and get a nice 321 Speedy, as it seems that's what you really want. JMO.
     
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  8. Love Your Speedy

    Love Your Speedy Feb 14, 2017

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    I personally went to the AD to purchase the SD while the gift giver waited for me to be back home with the gift...
    I read fora and online reviews and discussions for weeks before choosing the SD.
     
  9. Snorkelflip

    Snorkelflip Feb 14, 2017

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    Let's take a look at this Sea dweller. You never know, someone might offer you a swap ::popcorn::
     
  10. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 14, 2017

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    Either / Or? Why be so black and white?
     
  11. Love Your Speedy

    Love Your Speedy Feb 14, 2017

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    @oddboy Owning both would be the best option but it is not currently possible

    @Snorkelflip It is a full-set Rolex Sea-Dweller purchased in Dec 2016, it's nearly N.O.S. I would say
     
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  12. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 14, 2017

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    Sea Dweller can get wet. Are you a water loving human and this prompted the gift? A 321 Speedmaster is indeed a special watch but it loathes water. (I know since I stupidly had mine on when doing laundry) So I'd say keep the SD and avoid the awkwardness. I'm a water rat so I need to own a modern Rolex.
     
  13. Love Your Speedy

    Love Your Speedy Feb 14, 2017

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    I already own a 1861-cal. Speedy so I know that it is a watch which actually fears water ahah
    I love water and if I will sell the SD I will still have my Seiko SKX007 to go diving if necessary.
     
  14. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Feb 15, 2017

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    ::popcorn::
     
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  15. Snorkelflip

    Snorkelflip Feb 15, 2017

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    I'm done, I can't eat anymore popcorn!
     
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  16. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 15, 2017

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    Then Patience is your friend. Enjoy the SD. Save for a 321.
     
    Edited Feb 15, 2017
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  17. watchlovr

    watchlovr Feb 15, 2017

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    So you picked the SD and a significant other paid for it as a gift after discussion and research?
    Of course you should not sell it.
    Next question.
     
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  18. jsalasrush

    jsalasrush Feb 15, 2017

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    Agree. Enjoy the SD. Save for a 321.
     
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  19. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Feb 15, 2017

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    I would never sell it. But then again if you do not feel any sentimental value attached to the watch you could sell it
     
  20. bgrisso

    bgrisso Feb 15, 2017

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    Depends on your relationship with the OG (original gifter). My gf gives me gifts occasionally that eventually I want to swap out, and sometimes we talk it through and settle on an approach that we both feel good about. Like recently I sold the first nice watch she ever gave me (a Gevril with an eta movement, I think it was just under a grand some years ago) and put it towards a tri compax. That way the spirit or intention of the original gift is still contained in the next generation. Sort of like watch reincarnation I guess. Maybe we need to come up with a new religion to justify the fancy footwork of watch collecting. Anyhow she was totally cool with it. I wouldn't sell something if she didn't feel OK about it. And granted, a gevril is a far cry from an SD. But still, I say if all parties involved feel ok, get what you actually want.
     
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