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  1. Omega
    Hi, I recently decided to purchase one of two watches: either an Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon (likely 311.92.44.51.01.004; $12k authorized retail) or a Rolex Datejust 41 Wimbledon dial (fluted bezel on jubilee bracelet; $15k grey market new). I realize these two pieces don't look...
  2. Public Forum
    Dateline: Causeway Bay, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Yau Ma Tei - Hong Kong over a couple of trips
  3. Public Forum
    I was retired from here for some time, the lack of regular activities during the pandemic brought me back. I haven't bought anything GM in a long time but I occasionally browse the sites and they all look the same now. I remember back in the early 2010s, Ashford, Jomashop, The Watchery...
  4. Public Forum
    So just had a totally underwhelming experience buying from non-AD on Ebay. Seller is 100% positive feedback and looked to be reliable. Purchased a limited edition chronograph in the $800 range, 500 made worldwide. This watch is listed as "brand new and unworn in box", showing the equally rare...
  5. Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Hi, I am considering buying my first JLC timepiece. I found a good deal on the internet seller, and it does provide the manufacture warranty saying there will be a two-year with six-year extension JLC warranty. However, the seller is not an authorized dealer. I wonder, in this case, what will...
  6. Rolex & Tudor
    Torn between buying a new blue DJ 36 (126234) from an AD ($8500 pretax) vs 116234 ($8000 no tax) from AuthenticWatches pros on 116234 from AuthenticWatches Prefer some style elements of prior model (roulette wheel, railroad track dial) no sales tax so cheaper by ~$1k when you factor in taxes...
  7. Public Forum
    Hello guys. Going to buy this UN Marine Regatta: https://www.ulysse-nardin.com/product/marine-regatta-1553-155-3-43 Need some advice on buying from a GM / online shop as I have never done so. This will be the most expensive watch I have bought and I am concerned about warranty and service...
  8. Public Forum
    So I have concluded that I may as well bite the bullet and buy what I really want instead of buying/selling a bunch of different watches that I will get tired of quickly. I'm going to pick up a ceramic Seamaster (as a Father's Day gift from my wife). I have been wanting one for a long time but...
  9. German watches
    I think what keeps me from buying German watches is that I never pay retail. ;-) I kind of grew up with that, with my Mother's daily indoctrination: "brush your teeth and never pay retail". So, I was wondering if there is a US based discount, grey-market retailer for German watches. I really...
  10. Public Forum
    I want to tell you guys about my journey with a Revue Thommen's Specialties watch. I first jumped the gun on a jomashop doorbuster sale. When I received the watch, I immediately asked for a return label because the watch was not new (I mean it was aesthetically but something was fixed inside)...
  11. Public Forum
    Where do you guys stand on the warranty issue? Do you guys choose to buy watches with grey market warranties like Jomashop, Authentic watches, etc, or do you guys choose to buy watches that has manufacturer's warranty? I've posted a poll regarding this topic. Hop in!
  12. Public Forum
    Hey guys, if you buy from amazon from a third party who is responsible for any issues? amazon right? I will be purchasing a Tag Heuer Formula 1 GMT or the Calibre 6 with the second sub dial not sure, but the third party dealer is watchmaxx which i've heard some bad things about so a bit scared...
  13. Public Forum
    I purchased a Citizen watch with a leather strap that is stunning. However, I feared it may be too large for my wrist. After a few days of contemplation and trying it on at home, I decided I would return it. Because it was a crisp leather strap, it had slight signs of wear, even from the first...
  14. TAG Heuer
    Hey everyone just a quick Q about the Heuer Silverstone Limited edition if I may?. A friend asked me awhile ago about them, I think he loves them because of the rarity and also that it isn't a Monaco (which he has 2 of already), anyhow he asked me because I'm always on ebay looking to get my...
  15. Affordable watches
    This is the story of how I came to own a busted Hamilton Boulton quartz. Hamilton Watch · Boulton I hesitated at first, but a little over 5 months ago I bit into this [regrettable] purchase. Yesterday, I noticed the watch stopped working. I assumed, since it was a grey market watch, that it...
  16. Public Forum
    Hi… I am new to this forum and was hoping to find some advice and guidance. I am buying my boyfriend a watch for his Dental School Graduation. I am looking for a classic, well-manufactured watch that will transcend styles and trends for the next couple decades. I want something he can wear on a...
  17. Rolex & Tudor
    Hey guys, previous owner of a (now stolen) Omega Seamaster, I'm now looking at picking up a Milgauss GV, and in doing some shopping around, as well as browsing on here, I'm seeing a trend that Rolex AD's don't really do a lot in the way of pricing concessions for a 1st-time Rolex client. I was...
  18. Public Forum
    Does anyone have an estimate of the grey market market size? Would love to see some data and assumptions for an annual market value.
  19. Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    http://www.dcjewelers.com/ After signing up at WUS and asking for a great Omega dealer, it was suggested I use CJ (continental jewelers).. I called and spoke with jim, the owner. We had a great conversation and Jim put my mind at ease that the planet ocean he had was infact in perfect...
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