This came up on another forum where someone detected something wrong with their watch post purchase and you had one person mention they would never buy a new watch without looking at it with a loupe and another who said they have never purchased a display watch.
Asked someone I knew who works in a watch retail establishment and they said they have people every day who look at watches under a loupe before buying and roughly 80% of their customers don't want to buy the watches in the display case.
I was always under the belief that many bought the display model, and virtually no one looked at a watch under a loupe in a store....
And speaking for myself I have always bought what I believed were non display pieces (though no way of knowing with three of them, the third I saw them open the shipping container)
So my question is how many loupe it up before buying and also insist that their new from AD watches are "from the back" or special order? and do you typically get accommodated.