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    Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    Has anyone on the forum purchased a watch from Chrono24: Buy & sell luxury watches
    I am looking to purchase my first premium watch in the next few weeks. As such, i have been SCOURING the old interwebs. I think I know the priced ranges for what I am looking for.
    Then I got on Chrono24 just now and I am seeing, for instance these three Breitlings:
    A Chronomat 81950 for $740
    A Colt Quartz A57035 38mm for $741
    A Colt automatic A17035 for $846

    I like a good deal like the next guy. But I ALSO know that if it looks too good to be true, then it just might be...

    Any input is appreciated.
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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    Although I haven't bought anything from there, I believe the site to be reputable. As for the individual sellers therein, you'll have to do your homework on a case-by-case basis (buy the seller and all that). I occasionally have a look there, but have found a lot of the watches that I'm interested in to be a bit over-priced.

    Anyway, good luck!

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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    Like KG said, the site itself is reputable, but it's the dealers themselves that you have to trust. I bought a Submariner from Plus Watch in Italy and the bezel on the watch I got wasn't the same as the bezel shown in the seller's pictures. There. I said it. Again.
    Just like eBay, buy the seller.
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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    I have had some good experiences on Chrono 24 but you need to buy the seller more than anything. Also I think using the trusted checkout option or paying with paypal or a credit card is important as you have some protection against fraud. Recently I had a seller who would not reply to my questions which makes me think they were willfully ignoring my queries because something was amiss and they didnt want to acknowledge it. Either that or they just didnt care for my business and if customer service sucks now, imagine how they might react if there were an actual problem with the watch. Needless to say I didn't buy from them. I think ebay offers more in terms of buyer protection but in the end, it all comes down to who you are buying from.
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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    I got ripped off by a seller on a SMPc. Fortunately PayPal refunded me, but now I believe in buying the seller.

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    Can you relate your story? How did you get ripped off?

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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    I have heard that if you are going to use Chrono24 (and there are many threads by those who've used them) stay with those with the most trusted checkout transaction counts on the page, they are listed with the green checks.

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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    The prices in some of, if not most of, the listings on there are ridiculous. I consistently see sellers on there, private and dealers, asking for waaaay more than what's reasonable a lot of the time. I've even seen watches going for more than MSRP sometimes from sellers oveeseas. Really wierd and it's turned me off from the site for sure. I don't like having to haggle with some dealer in Poland over the internet because he's asking for $7000 for an Explorer II with no box, papers, or service history. It's kinda sketchy.

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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    Chrono24 is no different than eBay except that it is limited to watches and that there are more dealers. Like others have said, the ite is reputable but you need to "buy the seller"

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    Re: Is Chrono24 a Reputable Site To Buy A Watch?

    It was a private seller, not a shop. Watch was well priced, but not suspiciously well priced. I paid and initial payment was rejected, I think he wanted me to split the payment in 2 (apparently then PayPal don't refund you, they only refund single payments). Then he asked me to make payment to his wife's PayPal account. I paid and the watch was "mailed". The "tracking system" was unlike anything I ever used and I realised something was fishy. The location the watch was sent from wasn't the same as the location on the ad. I think I lodged a dispute within 2 days of making payment. Seller had plenty of time to respond, but never did. Eventually, PayPal refunded me (thankfully). Not worth the stress going through that again.

    Use a trusted seller or AD.

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