My soon-to-be 16 year old son has is looking to purchase an entry-level automatic watch for himself and asked me for advice on potential candidates. He has been saving for this and has a budget of about $400CDN. He doesn't know this yet but I will match his savings for this purchase so in actuality his budget is $800CDN. To narrow down the plethora of options available I went to Amazon.com and there I came across a third-party seller offering a NEW Alpine Seastrong Diver 300 (ref. AL-525LBBRG4V6) for $469.00US + $5.99 shipping. This watch retails for $1613CDN on Alpina's website. I am leery because of the unbelievable price and because the seller has no feedback as of yet as they have "just launched". I contacted the seller through Amazon and asked:
- Can the verify the watches authenticity by sending me some pics? Yes
- Is the watch NEW with all boxes/papers? Yes
- Is there a warranty and if so through? Yes - Certified Watch Company
The seller did send pictures of the warranty paper and back of the watch displaying the serial number. As this is my first post I am unable to attach the images here. The seller also has a couple of other Alpina watches listed on Amazon. Specifically, a couple of different Alpina Alpiner models.
My concern is the watch's authenticity and condition. Has anyone purchased a watch(es) from Amazon? What is their policy/coverage if this watch turns out to be fake or used? Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.