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Is Jomashop reliable?  Sounds as though they are.  They seem to have some good prices when they have a flash sale and don't charge sales tax if you live outside of New York.  Anyone ever used them?  

I think they are but as far as grey market goes you may be able to do better with dealers like DavidSW and others.
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Do any Invicta have a MSRP up around there? :p

Haha! Totally!

 

List - $3499.00

Now - $84.99

 

Act fast!

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A little shouty there, jefe.
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Haha! Totally!

 

List - $3499.00

Now - $84.99

 

Act fast!

the reason why no one take Invicta seriously hahaha

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@BLAUGRANA

 

I bought an Omega from Jomaahop. Arrived in full working order. I thought for a week or so there was a positional error that I'd have to have fixed, but apparently it was due more to Omega's reluctance to change the core Speedmaster's half-century-old movement than it was any neglegence by Jomashop. They were willing to take it back and work on it regardless, but I declined.

 

So if you see something there you like, go for it. However, I still recommend always having service carried out by a manufacturer, regardless of any warranties offered by a gray.

 

Recommendation: only buy a gray market watch that's un-complicated enough for little to go wrong in the first few years of ownership.

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I bought my Longines from them.  Perfectly decent service and a good price.  It's a chrono, so might theoretically be more expensive if it has a fault.  But by a similar logic to BH's, it wasn't an especially expensive watch, so the risk/reward balance seems fair.

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@BLAUGRANA


I bought an Omega from Jomaahop. Arrived in full working order. I thought for a week or so there was a positional error that I'd have to have fixed, but apparently it was due more to Omega's reluctance to change the core Speedmaster's half-century-old movement than it was any neglegence by Jomashop. They were willing to take it back and work on it regardless, but I declined.

So if you see something there you like, go for it. However, I still recommend always having service carried out by a manufacturer, regardless of any warranties offered by a gray.

Recommendation: only buy a gray market watch that's un-complicated enough for little to go wrong in the first few years of ownership.

This is a good general recommendation, but for some models that have been out of production for years, unless you're going the auction or private sales route, a grey market seller might be your best and only bet.

There are some grey market dealers with fantastic relationships with the manufacturers themselves; when one of my perp cal chronos lost a pusher cap, it was my grey market dealer that brought the watch to Patek, followed up on its repair status, coordinated the specifications of the repair (Patek wanted to do a full service; we settled on the replacement of BOTH pusher caps and some internal parts) - and they also foot the bill (which was close to a thousand bucks), since the repair/service happened within my grey dealer's stated warranty period.

When my cousin bought an annual calendar from the same grey market dealer, I had the strap changed at HSWA and Patek told me the pins weren't original. So my grey market dealer bought pins from Patek and overnighted it to my cousin in Spain.

So, I have nothing but great things to say about my grey market dealer! But YMMV with others, so due diligence is key.
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@Meurice: I agree re the enamel dial, as well as the Tiffany co-branding. Of the world timers out there, the 5130 is a classic (although the more contemporary resized version of the classic). I personally prefer it in Pt, since I like the dial more, but the WG is nice too.

This thread can occasionally become an echo-chamber, and for some there are certain brands that can do no wrong. Regardless of whether merited or not.

I judge watches one at a time, not by the brand. Some brands are more consistent than others; some brands trade on their name and marketing spend more than others. Even Patek has its share of duds, and frankly, its status, while oftentimes merited, is not the be-all-end-all for those who are horologically inclined. But branding is critical to some.

I suspect I may be one of those folks that certain people on this thread have written off and/or blocked, but that's not for lack of relevant content or input. Some people just don't like it when you call a spade a spade.

BTW I pulled the trigger on a PP 5130, will post a pic once I have sorted out my Iphone autofocus malfuntion....:-(

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any recommendations for an automatic dress watch for less than $500 (needs to have a black dial and leather strap)? the orient bambino would be perfect, but i'm worried it'll be a little big on my girly wrists (just over 6", so i think 36-38mm would be the sweet spot).

the citizen eco-drive AU1040-08E also looks good, but i've never owned a non-auto watch before.
Edited by conqueror - 6/7/15 at 4:24am
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Image 1 of Casio Classic Digital Watch F-91W-1XY

 

 

One of the all time classics, have one similar when my submariner is away for servicing, to be fair it keeps much better time.

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For those who are the market, sort of a random question, what's the best deal I can get on new Omega Seamaster from AD these days (212.30.41.20.03.001), say I pay all cash can I get 20~30% off? Is HK still the place to buy (I'm 80% sure I will in Asia within next 6 month)
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BTW I pulled the trigger on a PP 5130, will post a pic once I have sorted out my Iphone autofocus malfuntion....:-(

Congratulations - look forward to pics!!!
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any recommendations for an automatic dress watch for less than $500 (needs to have a black dial and leather strap)? the orient bambino would be perfect, but i'm worried it'll be a little big on my girly wrists (just over 6", so i think 36-38mm would be the sweet spot).

the citizen eco-drive AU1040-08E also looks good, but i've never owned a non-auto watch before.

 

A Tissot PR 100.  38mm, solid ETA movement and pleasantly understated.  A proper Swiss watch for under $300 - Jomashop has them in now at $299.

 

But if you can bust your budget, pay $1000 for a classic-sized black dial Stowa Antea.  Also ETA-powered, but a much more interesting design with a long and proud history.  35.5mm for the smallest and cheapest size.

 

Also, both have display backs and some simple but attractive decoration.

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Originally Posted by Meurice View Post

BTW I pulled the trigger on a PP 5130, will post a pic once I have sorted out my Iphone autofocus malfuntion....:-(

Nice! One of my all time favorite watches and one I hope to have in my collection one day. Now, in order to use it properly, you're going to have to do a lot more traveling! satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

A Tissot PR 100.  38mm, solid ETA movement and pleasantly understated.  A proper Swiss watch for under $300 - Jomashop has them in now at $299.

But if you can bust your budget, pay $1000 for a classic-sized black dial Stowa Antea.  Also ETA-powered, but a much more interesting design with a long and proud history.  35.5mm for the smallest and cheapest size.

Also, both have display backs and some simple but attractive decoration.

thanks for your reply - that tissot is nice, but i prefer the dial of the citizen i posted. what do you think? one thing i forgot to mention is that i live in australia, so will probably have to end up buying from a HK/singapore seller.

unfortunately, 1k is way over my budget at the moment.
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