One must be careful...June 12 2012 at 3:14 PM
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about using the word "rare" to describe anything...especially Timex watches!
To you, your watch is "rare" because you've looked at thousands and not seen another like it. However, someone who collects Timex watches may have many similar to it in his collection and to him it is not rare.
You inquired about how much it is worth. Again, that is a rather subjective matter. Some selling these watches will, in order to increase the price they receive, try to make it sound as "rare" as possible. OTOH, some buying them and trying to drive the cost down will try minimize the distinctiveness and available quantity of them.
It's a sort of bizarre "mind game" that sellers and buyers often enter into. Ultimately, ANY item is only worth what YOU can get for it at a particular point in time. It does not matter how much YOU originally paid for it. At the time of a sale, whatever you get is what it is worth...at that time and to BOTH you and the buyer. And, it really does not matter if you are "happy" with the selling price or not. Once the item is "sold" that is it's value at THAT time. Five minutes later, the buyer could sell it to a friend at double the price he paid you and, at that time, its value is immediately doubled!
I can't give you a "firm" value for your watch that will be good for any sale of it you might make in the future...nobody here can. However, I can tell you that colorful, well designed, FUNCTIONALitems tend to "command" higher than average sale prices than do bland, poorly designed, NONfunctional items. Your watch would certainly fit the former catagory.
- KEEPER - Bruce on Jun 12, 2012, 5:09 PM