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Those cheap international on-line watch suppliers, are they really true? - in2watches.com
I’m out on a mission. On-line buying of watches gains extremely in popularity; recent investigations proved that there’s a huge shift from the, in the past regular, brick and mortar jeweler to on-line web shops. And we all saw that coming of course while most smaller brands have their own web shops now, and even large luxury brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre sell their watches on-line too. However except for the brands themselves with their official on-line shops, there are other sellers or selling networks (like f.i. Amazon) as well who sell the same watches. And more important, often selling the same original and officially supplied watches with high discounts thus at remarkably lower prices. So is there a catch? Are these cheap sellers or selling networks really an alternative for buying a watch at MSRP at an official brands website, or even at a brands official brick and mortar dealer? To have the experience first hand, today I took the risk and ordered a Seiko SNK805 automatic watch. The MSRP of the watch in the country I’m residing, The Netherlands, is € 185,= including 21% VAT (as far as I can find). Amazon offers the watch at US$ 60,= (€ 45,=) …