to the OP: I would be well ticked off too. But as you say you took the tags off so JOMA don't have to take it back. On the flip side: would you have bought this watch over a new one at retail with the scratch for the discount? I would-of course in a situation where you could not get one with clean lugs for the price you paid.
I would try and polish it out myself.
2011 2500D Planet Ocean
Seiko SKX 007
1998 Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Reissue
Ginault Ocean-Rover 181070LSILN
If I didn't wear the watch for anything that might damage it, I'd never wear it. Also, it is at a risk of a different kind in a gym locker (theft).
I take mine off for sailing, and put on a cheap Casio diver, as it can be very high impact. Also cycling, I don't like the degree of vibration.
Guess it's all a matter of compromise in the end.
Sad story... quite a terrible experience.
There are some pretty concrete knowns when buying from them:
- It will be legit. I have never seen a confirmed fake/rep from Joma.
- It may or may not be in new, unworn condition. (And very unfortunately, it seems it’s usually higher-end, $1k plus watches they pull this crap on - not $100 or $200 watches.)
- Getting a refund is a long shot.
- Their warranty is as worthless as tits on a bore.
But as others have said, it sucks, it blows, but it’s a nice watch that’s meant to be worn. The money you saved buying grey market was a gamble, and you unfortunately lost that hedge.
"Oh, nice. So now we're quoting other people to sound deep." -alx007
Never buy joma. Too many horror stories
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