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My grandfather passed away a few years ago and left my uncle his Datejust. My uncle isn’t a watch guy and just offered the watch to me. Should I offer to pay him for it or just take the watch?

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“I’d love to have it, but I’m not sure what a fair price to pay you would be.” Good chance he just says you can have it. If he gives you a price, you can decide if it’s worth it. New DJs start at $7k, but there’s also the sentimental factor.

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Good call!

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Probably not, most likely wants someone else in the family to enjoy it.

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Family watches are special. If he wanted to sell it for the money, he would have sold it for the money. Offer him a number you’re comfortable paying. If he declines and gives it to you, take him out for a nice dinner when he gives it to you.

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This watch is your birthright….

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My brother gave me my dad’s Swiss Army watch that he inherited and I took it graciously without question. If it was a watch worth a significant amount of money I would at the very least make sure the person offering was aware of its value and most likely offer to purchase rather than accept as a gift. Who knows, your uncle may reject all forms of payment anyway. But I think it’s appropriate and decent to offer.

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Is your uncle rich?

Yeah, I’d probably insist on paying for it in some way. If he is uncomfortable with taking $7k from family, take him out to a nice dinner or something. If $7k wasn’t a meaningful amount of money for him, I’d graciously accept without pushing payment.

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