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    Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty


    A) Have a new one shipped from a private seller with the IWC warranty for $3150 without trying it on.

    B) Buy locally for a 3 month old watch with a jomashop warranty for $2700 w/o the strap, and being able to try it on with my straps.

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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

    By your description both watches are used. So you should determine whether either warranty is transferrable to you. Call IWC and Joma.
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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

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    You can be a ..... and meet him to try on and then buy new from the other guy. Lol

    So no local AD carries it anymore?

    I would just go to an AD and try the current model and then buy new old stock from the private seller. The bracelet alone is probably worth more than that 3100 vs 2700 spread.
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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

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    Thanks, very helpful!

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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatoes11 View Post
    You can be a ..... and meet him to try on and then buy new from the other guy. Lol.
    Lol, I couldn't do it. I'd feel bad about it. I can't even go to the AD without intentions of buying.
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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post

    Based on the warranty being unlikely to be used on a watch that's a few months old, I think i'll go locally. This way, I can try it on and pay less. If I ever want the original strap, IWC said it would cost $300.

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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

    If your worried about the non-transferable Joma warranty find a competent local watchmaker (an actual watchmaker not a mall kiosk guy) and arrange to meet there. Have the watch checked out. The watchmaker will likely charge $20 maybe $40, not a lot for piece of mind.
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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

    Go with the IWC warranty. IMO its worth the extra money as its not a big enough difference and the condition appears to be better based on your description.
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    Re: Need Help Deciding on a watch based on the Warranty

    Given that there is no strap on the gray market one then we're talking about ~$150 difference (maybe less) between a new AD watch vs a used gray market watch? What's the decision here again?


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