Actually, I know a couple of people who have this problem...or at least, who claim to have the problem. They claim that watches seem to die quickly when they wear them.
The first person who mentioned that to me I knew to be an honest and reasonable person. I know she bought several watches during the time I knew her...and I know I saw the watches after she wore them...and truly, they did not work properly.
My thoughts were that somehow she was inadvertently damaging them, perhaps by allowing them to get wet in some way.
When that same thing was mentioned by a second person much later in my life, I came to the conclusion that perhaps this actually does happen due to some feature of particular people.
While typing this response, I decided to Google the item…and searched “People kill watches.”
I got 209,000,000 hits. It is a real problem. You can Google it and see if you fit any of the suggested reasons.