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    Re: Buying watches in Japan

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    Hello!

    You can try "Jackroad" as recommended by Jeremy2101 which is located inside Nakano Broadway Mall. It is about 5 minutes walk away from JR Nakano station (not Nagano as Nagano is another prefecture). I have never been to Ginza but apart from Jackroad, there is another store "Kamekichi" which is worth to check out as well. You can google "Kame-Kichi" for the store's information.

    This store is in the same building as Jackroad and on the same storey if I remember correctly. I bought my Omega Speedmaster Tokyo2020 Panda (worn but in very good condition) at a good price from Kame-Kichi.

    Good luck exploring and enjoy your coming vacation in Tokyo! ;)
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    Re: Buying watches in Japan

    Thanks Coldcut
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    There's an eBay seller with an obscene selection of used Omega. Most certainly would have bought from there if it wasn't for shipping and taxes
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    Re: Buying watches in Japan

    @Coldcut -- just to close the loop here, I got back from Japan a couple of weeks ago and had a great time checking out all the watch shops in Nakano Broadway Mall -- thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

    For those who haven't been, it's worth learning the Japanese train/subway system and the 30 minute ride to get there (from Ginza). There are about 7 or 8 watch dealers there and whether it's new, used or grey market, it's all top shelf stuff. It's just one display of Rolex, Omega, Patek, Breitling, Panerai, etc. after another!

    To me, the best place was Jack Road on the third floor and Kamekichi just around the corner from it. Jack Road even has a private viewing room where they give you your own table, a desk lamp and mirror and green tea to peruse your selected watches at your leisure. And none of this "are you gonna buy it or not?" sales pressure. A very civilised way to purchase a watch!

    Unfortunately, I did not get my first choice which is an Omega 2264. There was an endless selection of all the skeleton hands Seamsters from all years. But I didn't see any examples of the big triangle / sword hands / black wave dial series, like this:

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    The watch gods were merciful, however, and I found a great deal on another watch I've been eyeing, a Junghans Meister Pilot:

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    The search for a 2264 continues...
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    I was in Japan recently near Tokyo area and picked up a mint condition Tag Heuer Carerra at a small pawn shop at Mishima. Had a nice excuse to stop by while visiting the Mishima skywalk. Saw the watch on Chrono24 and went to get it there last year. I must say, great service, great condition as described and with full box and papers.

    And wow that omega 2264 is a nice watch, been looking for that model as well to collect in the future. I need a diver in my collection!


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    Re: Buying watches in Japan

    E Lady from Japan is a great source, they ship free to the United States and their direct website has cheaper prices than their offerings through Ebay. They also give coupons to VIP members pretty often on the 7 to 12% range (a 12% is currently being offered)




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    Quote Originally Posted by fskywalker View Post
    E Lady from Japan is a great source, they ship free to the United States and their direct website has cheaper prices than their offerings through Ebay. They also give coupons to VIP members pretty often on the 7 to 12% range (a 12% is currently being offered)



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    Happy to confirm Francisco's reccomendation from my own experience.

    Bought my better half's Aqua Terra through eLady about 3 years ago, & it was a very easy & efficient experience.
    The watch is rather better than described.

    She's also very happy with it (...& doubts that it had been worn before).

    Both thumbs up.
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    Very tempted to pull the trigger on an elady purchase. I'm in UK, anyone know if the customs and import duties are handled by. Parcelforce? Their handling fees are extortionate. Had much better experiences with FedEx and UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuvolablue01 View Post
    Very tempted to pull the trigger on an elady purchase. I'm in UK, anyone know if the customs and import duties are handled by. Parcelforce? Their handling fees are extortionate. Had much better experiences with FedEx and UPS.

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    Un my case all their shipments have been using EMS, you can ask them to find out what they would use to the UK


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    Re: Buying watches in Japan

    Buying a watch in Japan usually there are no surprises. The watch comes as described with no hidden defects.

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