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chrfi

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Thanks. I do like the escrow system. How much diligence is reasonable for the buyer, and how much is approaching overkill? I guess I'm wondering how much diligence Chrono24 does before allowing a listing.
I would feel confident if the dealer actually has a shop, proper website for the shop etc. If it's just an address in a residential area I would be wary.
 

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Had a situation on Chrono24 where I bought a preowned watch from a dealer in Germany. He was having issues on figuring out how to properly ship it, but the price was good, so I was willing to be patient. After three weeks and a variety of excuses (potentially legitimate), the same model appeared on ebay in the US for about the same price and had decided that I had given the dude enough time to get his shit together, so I politely requested through Chrono24 to void the transaction. I promptly received a refund from the escrow account.

So kind of a hassle, but at the same time feels like the system worked as it should have.
 

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A fine middle ground (for most watch brands at least) is buying grey market. I bought my omega from a grey market dealer for less than 70% of MSRP, and only slightly more than what the used market was for the same watch at that time.
It depends on the watch of course. Look at what the gray market is asking for those sought after SS sport watches from Rolex, AP and PP.
 

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I would feel confident if the dealer actually has a shop, proper website for the shop etc. If it's just an address in a residential area I would be wary.
yup that was one of the due diligence I did to find out if it was an actual jewelry store in Italy (google and google translate...)

now if you want to deal with private seller then I have no idea what's the proper way to DD
 

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Found an FP Journe Chronometre Resonance that’s going on sale at a trusted dealer in the perfect configuration: yellow dial, 38mm, brass movement... $350,000. :oops:
 

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Found an FP Journe Chronometre Resonance that’s going on sale at a trusted dealer in the perfect configuration: yellow dial, 38mm, brass movement... $350,000. :oops:
Govberg Jewelers did a great job cornering the market on FP Journe and then hyping them up endlessly with Tim Mosso on Youtube.
 

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Is that the guy who says “It just slides under a shirt cuff” in every single video? Where else is it supposed to go, Tim?
"Slides easily under a dress shirt" or something like that if it's a thin watch. If it's a thick watch "slides easily under a jacket cuff".

If you go to youtube and search just about any popular watch reference, his videos will pop up as either Govberg or Watchbox (a subsidiary of Govberg).
 

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^ That‘s your 2nd, right? Didn‘t the other one have diamonds on the dial?
 

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How do you like the bark finish on the bracelet? I’ve never handled it in real life but I’m not the biggest fan in pics......would be curious to hear your thoughts :)
 

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