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    Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Looks like Marc is pulling - likely being forced to pull - all JDM watches from his site.

    He's disabled comments on the video and said it will be taken down at some point. No explanation but he looks exhausted in the video so draw your own conclusions.

    Last edited by LosAngelesTimer; August 3rd, 2019 at 19:48.

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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM watches

    I’d guess that someone has kicked a fuss up about him selling JDM models. It wasn’t that long ago that Rolex had ago at him over the O & J bracelets.

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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    I would assume Seiko USA is the issue. I’m guessing Marc sources these JDM models from a grey market distributor overseas. I wonder if Seiko USA threatened to pull his authorized dealer status? But who knows. He’s obviously not able to talk about it. Strange he’s not doing a fire sale to clear out these models?

    In honesty most of the JDM models Marc sold could be found cheaper elsewhere, however, it was worth it paying a bit extra knowing you’d be getting excellent customer service and that LIW would help you out if your watch broke in a year or two.
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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Quote Originally Posted by mi6_ View Post
    I’m guessing Marc sources these JDM models from a grey market distributor overseas. I wonder if Seiko USA threatened to pull his authorized dealer status?
    This was my assumption as well.

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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Some years ago I bought my JDM watches from Chino Watch, English language website and good service, then they informed me that they could no longer sell Seiko JDM watches into the EU.

    Looks like Seiko want to keep JDM away watches as just that.

    I cannot remember how long ago this was but perhaps they are addressing the US market now.

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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Bummer, but I’m not too surprised. eBay doesn’t allow JDM products to be sold as new, and pulled a Casio listing of mine citing some law about it.


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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Isn't the SKX a JDM model? If Seiko is cracking down on GMs, that could be bad news for the SKX fan community outside of Japan (or good news for Japanese ADs selling to overseas customers).
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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Quote Originally Posted by MX793 View Post
    Isn't the SKX a JDM model? If Seiko is cracking down on GMs, that could be bad news for the SKX fan community outside of Japan (or good news for Japanese ADs selling to overseas customers).
    I didn't realize it was until Marc explicitly said so in a video.

    I'm guessing we'll still be able to purchase JDM models from the likes of Seiya and Japan Online Store.
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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Honestly I always found that guy sorta shady. This doesn’t surprise me. Might be something to do with him selling Seiko, and Seiko modded watches (they weren’t modded by Seiko)

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    Re: Long Island Watch No Longer Selling JDM

    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    Honestly I always found that guy sorta shady. This doesn’t surprise me. Might be something to do with him selling Seiko, and Seiko modded watches (they weren’t modded by Seiko)
    I'm curious what you have found shady about him?

    I've purchased two watches via his site in the past few years... a Phoibos and a JDM Seiko, both transactions were great and I have zero complaints. But I would be curious to see if others have had less than stellar experiences. I ask because I recently found out that a custom knifemaker that I've been a fan of has been developing a reputation of not delivering on time and using funds from new sales to buy supplies to fill existing orders... kinda like multi-level marketing, but with custom knives. Dang shame about that guy... I hope LIW / Mark remain on the up and up, they've been good to me so far.

    I always assumed his modded Seikos were sold without any implied Seiko warranty... I wonder if that has been an issue?

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