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    Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    Have you done it before? Would you recommend it? My main concern is buying a fake or something without a serial number. I really want the watch to come with the serial number intact, what are the chances of that? I'm looking towards buying a Seiko or something around there.

    I'm new to watches so if there's anything I'm missing from buying off Amazon I should know please let me know anything.

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    Re: Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    Anything "shipped from and sold by Amazon" is safe.

    I believe Amazon is an authorized dealer of Seiko, Citizen, Orient, Timex.

    Any Tag Heuer you buy from them will have the serial number removed, and the warranty is offered through Amazon, not Tag. So a bit of a PITA there.

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    Re: Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    I have purchased off of Amazon with good results on watches and many other items. Read the fine print. I believe you are protected from "fake" items by Amazon. You can always pay with a credit card, which gives you the ability to cancel the payment later if you are shipped a fake.
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    Re: Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    Any Tag Heuer you buy from them will have the serial number removed, and the warranty is offered through Amazon, not Tag. So a bit of a PITA there.
    Over half-a-dozen Tag purchases on Amazon (me and other people), I've never seen this happen. I mean, it's always the Amazion warranty (which, frankly, it better than Tag's anyway), but I've never seen a removed serial number on any watch from Amazon. Is this something that consistently happens to people with purchases that are actually from Amazon itself?
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    Re: Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    The days of removed serial numbers are a thing of the past. That's what grey market dealers did years back. Really not a common practice any more.

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    Re: Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    I recently purchased a Tag that was shipped and sold from amazon and did have the serial number.
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    Happened to me about 2 years ago on a Tag Link I bought from Amazon.

    Bought the watch, it came with the serial removed from the case back. AD refused to service it.

    Maybe Amazon has changed since then.

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    Re: Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    That's awesome...So I can buy in confidence now.

    Don't really see why I have a reason to head over to one of my local jewelry story and pay full price for a Seiko or something like that when I can look for deals online now even on watches, right? :)


    Edit: Can someone confirm it comes with ALL original documents, papers, manuals, certificates, etc? AND the original box? I really like to have the original boxes.
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    Re: Purchasing a watch off Amazon

    I just bought a Laco from amazon.es. It is sold and shipped by Amazon.
    However I have one concern: They list only by model number, not which model it is, I had to search which one I was getting.
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    I bought one watch from Amazon and it didn't have the warranty booklet which was to be expected since they are grey market dealers.

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