I am looking for some advice or opinions about buying IWC. I live in Canberra Australia. The watch I am interested in is the XVI Pilot but would also consider a XV pilot or spitfire.
My options are
1. Buy from an Australian AD. I have looking in Watches in Switzerland in Melbourne and they wanted AUD 5100 for a XVI pilot on strap less whatever discount I could negotiate. The advantage is that I get a new watch plus a warranty. The disadvantage is the cost.
2. Buy from an Australian second hand dealer. The advantage is that I can save some money and I still am protected by Australian consumer law. The disadvantage is that they have limited stock.
3. Buy from an overseas dealer. The advantage is that the prices are cheaper, especially with the high Australian dollar. The disadvantage is I have zero protection from consumer law and will have to pay shipping, duty and GST on the watch.
Have an Australian members got any experience in buying from overseas or any opinions.