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Soooooo im planning to get a grey market watch off Jomashop and I have 2 questions.
1.If there is no manufacture warranty can I still take it there for repairs? if not what do i do after the 2 year warranty off Jomashop expires?

2.I read Jomashop is a legit seller but read some of his feed backs and some claim he sold them fake watches could this be true? or just a jealous competitor?

Thanks in advance!
 

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You will not be able to take it to the manufacturer for repairs but depending on the brand grey market sellers sometimes offer BETTER warranties than the manufacturer.

Jomashop does not sell fake merchandise, I don't believe it's jealous competitors leaving fake reviews, It's most likely misinformed customers getting a defective watch getting pissed off and ranting and making up the worst review possible.
 

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I only buy grey market because I would never pay the OUTRAGEOUS prices that you pay for any watch at an AD.

THAT said - I am not buying high-end pieces - and I consider the warranty to be out the window. BUT If I was buying a watch over, say $500, than I would want a warranty and would then go to an AD.

As for Jomashop - I have had a bad experience, and a good experience, but I would have no reason to think that they would sell fake watches.

In fact, when I read reviews about "fake watches" on Amazon or wherever, I always consider it nonsense from angry customers or people who don't know what they are talking about. Especially when it is a $50 watch, or the company has had thousands and thousands of transactions over many years. Are they really gonna slip in a fake Seiko to ruin their profitable, long standing business? Very unlikely.
 

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Jomashop is a fine store, I wouldn't worry about them.

After Jomashop's warranty expires, you can always take your watch to an authorized service center and pay to have any work done. There are also good watch service people in many places that will be able to service your watch. You just have to find the good ones.
 
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Jomashop is a fine store, I wouldn't worry about them.

After Jomashop's warranty expires, you can always take your watch to an authorized service center and pay to have any work done. There are also good watch service people in many places that will be able to service your watch. You just have to find the good ones.
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You will not be able to take it to the manufacturer for repairs but depending on the brand grey market sellers sometimes offer BETTER warranties than manufacturer
This is actually the only thing I would worry about. While gray dealers do have their own warranty, they do not have access to OEM parts thus possibly getting rejected by the actual manufacturer to work on if you send the watch in at a later time.
 

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Just bought an AP Diver SS and saved almost 5grand. If anything goes wrong I can almost replace the entire movement for what I saved. Who needs a warranty? Not like im keeping it 10yrs or more anyways
 

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Soooooo im planning to get a grey market watch off Jomashop and I have 2 questions.
1.If there is no manufacture warranty can I still take it there for repairs? if not what do i do after the 2 year warranty off Jomashop expires?

2.I read Jomashop is a legit seller but read some of his feed backs and some claim he sold them fake watches could this be true? or just a jealous competitor?

Thanks in advance!
1) In some cases the Jomashop warranty is even better than the manufacturer's warranty, because it's two years versus one year for many. After the Jomashop warranty expires you can send it to a manufacturer's service center for repair. You will simply pay the cost of repairing it exactly as you would if it was purchased from and AD and the warranty was expired. The only difference is that, up until the warranty expires, you will send the watch to Jomashop for warranty service rather than the manufacturer's service center. After the warranty expires, you can have whoever you want service it (manufacturer's service center or local watchmaker).

Jomashop will not provide you with a manufacturer's warranty card. They will instead provide their own warranty information so there's no confusion (you wouldn't be able to use the manufacturer's warranty card, anyway).

2) Totally untrue; spoken by people who don't know what they're talking about.


You will not be able to take it to the manufacturer for repairs...
This is correct only if you're trying to get a grey market market watch serviced under warranty by the manufacture (which they won't do). You can send a grey market watch to the manufacturer for service at any time (they won't turn you down); you simply pay them for the service the same way you would if you took it to any other place for repairs.
 

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I live on the other side of the pond so to speak and have heard only good things about Jomashop. That's the downside of the internet - some idiot with an axe to grind can start the warning signals flashing but hopefully there have been enough posters on this thread saying positive things about Jomashop to put any fears you may have to rest.
 

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Could you name some, ones that are sold by AD's outside of Europe?
Although most major brands have been moving to longer warranties in recent years, a small number (IWC comes immediately to mind), still offer a 1 year warranty. Jomashop, however, will cover IWC with their own warranty for 2 years. Micro-brands commonly have 1 year warranties, but you typically won't find micro-brands sold through grey market dealers.
 

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I would put Jomashop on the same level as Adorama Camera in NYC. Both offer grey market goods at good prices but their customer service consists mostly of taking orders. Don't expect any in depth discussion about the item in question.
 

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IWC is two years, I stamped enough of their warranties to know.
Although most major brands have been moving to longer warranties in recent years, a small number (IWC comes immediately to mind), still offer a 1 year warranty. Jomashop, however, will cover IWC with their own warranty for 2 years. Micro-brands commonly have 1 year warranties, but you typically won't find micro-brands sold through grey market dealers.
 

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This is actually the only thing I would worry about. While gray dealers do have their own warranty, they do not have access to OEM parts thus possibly getting rejected by the actual manufacturer to work on if you send the watch in at a later time.
Yep, if you want the original manufacturer to service or repair your watch down the track, make sure it is serviced with genuine parts. Otherwise you may get rejected even if you are in the situation of paying for the service.

All manufacturers hold the right to reject your watch if they have evidence of the watch being fiddled around by non-authorised agents or some of the parts have been replaced with none OEM parts.

And one more thing with grey market watches is that some watches will come without the serial number printed on the back. I think Jomashop and Authentic Watches list their items with "serial intact" remark in the description if the watch has serial number on the back.

There is nothing wrong with not having a serial number, but for servicing and for selling, you might find that some people get little bit skeptical.
 

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Yep, if you want the original manufacturer to service or repair your watch down the track, make sure it is serviced with genuine parts. Otherwise you may get rejected even if you are in the situation of paying for the service.

All manufacturers hold the right to reject your watch if they have evidence of the watch being fiddled around by non-authorised agents or some of the parts have been replaced with none OEM parts.

And one more thing with grey market watches is that some watches will come without the serial number printed on the back. I think Jomashop and Authentic Watches list their items with "serial intact" remark in the description if the watch has serial number on the back.

There is nothing wrong with not having a serial number, but for servicing and for selling, you might find that some people get little bit skeptical.
I have yet to see a watch from any reputable grey market dealer without serial numbers.....I have yet to see any watch not stolen with
serial numbers removed.....Come on people show me one...I've bought 14 watches from GM's ... Show me a watch that you own with serial
numbers removed...Show me a friend's watch with numbers removed.....I think it's an "old wives tale"....Any body out there...Let's see them.
 
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