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    Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Has anyone purchased a watch online from a company called BWS? I can’t find any reviews online and haven’t heard of them before.

    They’re offering a Seiko I’m looking for at a very good price. I wrote to them asking, “Is this watch covered by your in-house warranty or by the Seiko warranty? If the watch requires repair would I send it to you or to Seiko?”

    They replied, “Hello sir. We do offer 3 year international warranty by Seiko. and 1 year warranty by us. Estimate time delivery worldwide 6-8 Business days, we ship out by DHL shipping company.”

    I’m still not convinced this is not a grey market item, however they state that it has the Seiko warranty. They appear to have two locations – one in Singapore and one in Jakarta. I just want to make sure I’m buying from a reputable place with a manufacturer’s warranty.

    The company details are as follows:

    BWS (Branded Watches Sale) LUXURY PTE LTD
    We guarantees you the utmost in quality, authenticity, and reputability
    365 Day Money Back Guarantee & Return Policy if item is not original and damage
    All items are brand new with serial numbers
    1 to 5 Year Warranty on all watches from Manufacture or Retailer
    Our Watches:
    are brand new, first quality, with all original parts and authentic.
    have the original manufacturer's serial numbers intact.
    have a 1 to 5 year warranty program (see our warranty section for details).

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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Some reviews in Yelp (for what that's worth)
    https://m.yelp.co.uk/biz/best-watch-source-new-york
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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    I would avoid quite frankly. Egregious grammar mistakes are usually enough to keep me well away.

    Assuming they are using "BWS" in the hopes that some consumers confuse it with the other reputable BWS (Best Watch Source in NYC).

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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Ah, thanks for that. This is definitely not the New York BWS, but located in Singapore and Jakarta.

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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Oops. Just googled for reviews of BWS.

    I would avoid.
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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Reminds me of the Singapore seller mentioned in this thread. That seller's website is now non-existent.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/has-...s-3158394.html
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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by portis View Post
    I can’t find any reviews online and haven’t heard of them before.

    That'd be a dealbreaker for me
    Name one thing in this world that is not negotiable

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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Red flag!!!

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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    I also see that this BWS site offer the Seiko 3-year guarantee however to my knowledge Grand Seiko comes with a 2-year guarantee from authorized dealers? By the way the watch I'm looking for is the GS antimagnetic SGBR079. The price they have listed on the site is $2873.50. List is $5225 however I'm having a difficult time finding one. I was told at the Grand Seiko boutique in New York that it must be discontinued because they haven't had one from Seiko for a year now. Retail is somewhat out of reach financially for me so I'm searching used.

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    Re: Should I buy a watch from these guys?

    Yeah, to me that too much money to be spending on a company Im not 100% comfortable with. if it were a $100 Seiko 5, then maybe, but almost 3K, no way. some say, if its too good to be true, then it probably isn't. shame though, thats a good deal on a killer watch!


    Quote Originally Posted by portis View Post
    I also see that this BWS site offer the Seiko 3-year guarantee however to my knowledge Grand Seiko comes with a 2-year guarantee from authorized dealers? By the way the watch I'm looking for is the GS antimagnetic SGBR079. The price they have listed on the site is $2873.50. List is $5225 however I'm having a difficult time finding one. I was told at the Grand Seiko boutique in New York that it must be discontinued because they haven't had one from Seiko for a year now. Retail is somewhat out of reach financially for me so I'm searching used.


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