I bought one too. I hope that it's a brand new watch. I've been wanting to buy this model Gulfmaster for the last few years, but I didn't want to spend $350 to $400 for one. The current $156.99 sales price is a decent price if the watch is factory brand new.I posted the Gulfmaster deal in the Affordables forum a couple of days ago with no intention of buying. But then the nagging feeling grew and just wouldn't go away. Long story short, I got shipping confirmation on a white one. Should be here next Thursday.