I appreciate everyone sharing their advice and experience. I am planning on purchasing a PO 600 in the next few weeks. I had thought of buying from Jomashop but I am rethinking and will likely go with a reputable seller on Chrono24. I’ve used Jomashop when buying watches costing less than 1000 USD, but given the expense of my next purchase I will gladly pay a little more and get the international warranty.
Last edited by Rokovakian; April 21st, 2018 at 16:01.
Had no problems with the watch itself I purchased (old Bell & Ross by Sinn) but found the wire transfer process to be a pain since their site is based in Germany, I was buying from a seller in LA who did not want to do PayPal so the whole thing drug out over almost two weeks. Just lack of patience on my part I guess.
Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2201.50
Bell & Ross by Sinn Pilot B Chronograph
Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPB43
Mercer Lexington Bi-Compax
I have purchased one watch through this site and it was a smooth transaction with the seller. They shipped and delivered within the estimate time frame and even removed VAT as I am a U.S. buyer. However since then, I have inquired about other watches (different sellers) and each time, as soon as I bring up VAT they tell me they do not sell to U.S. residents. I am not sure how much of a hassle it is to go through filing such paperwork but if it is inconvenient then the sellers should out right just not list their watches to residents of countries they don't want to sell to. It's a waste of my time. I have emailed Chrono24 support and am awaiting their response.
Purchased a watch through Chrono24 and had a relatively easy experience. I did a wire transfer from my bank to the bank of the seller (a brick and mortar place in Germany). Aside from the usual reading things twice to make sure one is doing it correctly, was relatively easy. There was a bit of a kerfuffle from a US import tax thing. The seller did not disclose the individual values of the movement, case, strap, so some of the import fees became a back and forth between FedEx/DHL/?, Chrono24, and the seller. Chrono24 assisted in relaying the messages back and forth. The import fee did not delay the shipping/receiving of the watch.
I would do business with them again, and intend to if the correct watch becomes available.
I always buy the watch there from trusted seller and everything smooth and fine...
Buy from trusted seller and you should be fine. A lot of the chrono24 sellers are often reviewed here in the forums. search for your seller in the forums here and you may find other people asking similar questions about that store. I love chrono24, don't always buy on it, but it's the fastest way to see so many options.
I've bought a couple of pieces on Chrono24, had no problems, but the consensus on this thread is sage advice.
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