Pros of going with an unauthorized dealer regarding warranty?

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    Pros of going with an unauthorized dealer regarding warranty?

    Hello.

    So the following link is the cheapest I can find for this eco-drive.

    http://www.jacobtime.com/osc/product...ducts_id=18048

    It's about $80 cheaper than most other places, including Amazon, BlueDial, and Princeton Watches.

    From what I can tell, Jacobtime offers their own warranty for 2 years whereas Princeton supposedly offers the 5 year Citizen warranty.

    I'm aware they only cover manufacture defects.

    Granted that nothing goes wrong, the Jacobtime option is evident.

    However, if , the dials or diamond markers fall out this would be covered under a manufacture warranty, correct?

    If the watch was out of warranty and I had to go to a repairer, how much would I expect to pay for miscellaneous repairs?

    Would it be better to buy a new watch?

    And how much would a scratch face cost to repair?

    I know this is a $300 watch, but I'm intending on a purchase like this to be a 5 year investment or so.

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    Re: Pros of going with an unauthorized dealer regarding warranty?

    For repair costs, go out and get quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    For repair costs, go out and get quotes.

    would you think quotes would be around the same ballpark regardless where you are?

    I don't even own a watch but I'm trying to guage price of watch repairs in case it happens in the future.

    I'm just asking if it's cheaper in general to replace gears and dials or to but another 300$ watch.

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    Re: Pros of going with an unauthorized dealer regarding warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diaby2afc View Post
    would you think quotes would be around the same ballpark regardless where you are?

    I don't even own a watch but I'm trying to guage price of watch repairs in case it happens in the future.

    I'm just asking if it's cheaper in general to replace gears and dials or to but another 300$ watch.

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    Re: Pros of going with an unauthorized dealer regarding warranty?

    Little things like buffing out a scratch or gluing a "diamond" back into place are quite cheap. If the watch actually breaks and stops working you'd probably fix it more cheaply than replacing it, but not by enough that most people would bother for anything but sentimental reasons.

    If you're really concerned, pay the extra to buy it from Amazon, whose "warranty service" on inexpensive watches like this is a new watch or a full refund.

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    Re: Pros of going with an unauthorized dealer regarding warranty?

    80$ is no saving if you sacrifice the proper warranty.

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    Thanks a lot. I was able to find one on ebay. Yikes but apparently tons of positive reviews (200,000+)

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    I've contacted a few sellers whose warranty policy mirrors the manufacturer's. Maybe 1,2 or 5 years.

    The concern is that if I purchase thru paypal or ebay, I have a 45 day window where I'm protected. If, the watch breaks after that do I have any protection in case the seller refuses to honor their warranty?

    I read a post where one guy bought from loriswatches on ebay and they shafted him on the seller warranty. Shocking considering they have 5000+ reviews at 99.8% being positive.

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