+1 ..25-30% is standard and then claim the gst
First hand watch with a respectable in house movement at the $7-8,000 price point in a classic (i.e. not crazy trendy) size?
Easy - Zenith or JLC.
The Zenith El Primero range is pretty broad and I'm sure you'll find something up your alley - my pick is the 38mm El Primero with the tricolour dials. Another nice Zenith is the Captain Elite. You could easily pick up a JLC Reverso at that price too - either the base GT models or the TTR 1931, which is swish.
When negotiating a price - be firm but polite. Avoid using the word 'discount', especially in boutiques (as opposed to ADs). Use euphemisms like "price consideration", e.g. "Is this price open to consideration?". Smile a lot while negotiating a price. Eye contact too. Don't look stressed. You want them to know that you are serious about purchasing the watch, yet also not a pushover re: pricing.
Whilst i love my collection of JLCs i should warn that servicing them is expensive. i have 3 JLCs ... Grande ultra thin reverso limited ed, memovox and a classic and servicing is $600-700 a pop through official means. This is unavoidable if you need replacement parts rather than merely an oil. If just oil then there are a few places that will do it but unfortunately few and far between.. Im sure after the current generation of clockmakers it will be near impossible to avoid official service... Richemont monopoly...