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    Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    I got a wowcher offer for a luxury mystery watch deal and decided to spend the £20 they were asking and see what I got. For that money I wasn't expecting much, but I should have set the bar even lower than that lol. What I received was one of these with a canvas strap:

    https://www.jacobekland.com/collections/all

    Described rather cheekily in the delivery note as 'Rose Gold' and apparently selling for the princely sum of £249 it looks suspiciously like a watch you can get from Ali Baba for about £2 and which I'd have been disappointed in if I'd found it in a Christmas cracker:

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...513422618.html

    I feel desperately sorry for any poor soul who handed over £250 of their hard-earned for one. Hopefully there's not many that have done so.

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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    In other words a knockoff Daniel Wellington at 2X price of Daniel Wellington, which itself is way overpriced.
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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    Hm. NOT going there. Google returns secure web sites (https) but I'm getting "connection is not private" errors in Chrome, which means it's http, and not secure. I *pass*.
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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    Yeah, I get the same message, but the site works.

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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    I don't get it. If people really really want a DW style watch, then why not buy one from ali baba for £2?
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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    Quote Originally Posted by EnderW View Post
    In other words a knockoff Daniel Wellington at 2X price of Daniel Wellington, which itself is way overpriced.
    Interestingly both brands are sold by the same retailer:

    0203DW DANIEL WELLINGTON MEN'S CAMBRIDGE SILVER 40MM WATCH – RRP £149

    Jacob Ekland - Brands

    Make of that what you will.

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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    Looks like they are made from the same company and charging a up for the DW. It also looks like a Brathwait

    Last edited by ltb828; October 25th, 2016 at 11:35.

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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    Maybe the Ali Baba copies are modelled on the Brathwait, which appears to have nicer looking hands and a Swiss auto movement?

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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    I'm guessing they have a discount structure similar to Invicta.


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    Re: Beware Jacob Ekland watches

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    Hm. NOT going there. Google returns secure web sites (https) but I'm getting "connection is not private" errors in Chrome, which means it's http, and not secure. I *pass*.
    Quote Originally Posted by greengriff View Post
    Yeah, I get the same message, but the site works.
    Their SSL cert isn't valid/current.

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