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    Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    So I am looking to get into an Oris Aquis date, 43mm case, the grey face with orange accents, steel bracelet. My local AD has one in the store, and they have had it for over a year, so she immediately came out and said that would do better on the price (starting out $1999) and came down to $1750. The grey market on this watch is $1100, so I am just unsure of what would be a good price on this watch. This will be my first higher end watch, so I am new to the buying experience, and any advice would be appreciated.

    The other watch I am looking at is the Tag Formula 1 Calibre 5. Similar grey market, and the AD came down to $1500 right away, but its at an inferior AD to the Oris dealer. I am leaning towards the Oris, but the higher price has me concerned as its much further off the grey market.

    Any thoughts? Or should I pull the trigger grey market? I think there is value in a relationship with the Oris AD, but not $650 worth.

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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    Oris is a better quality watch than a tag.

    Online Grey market savings is worth the difference.

    Get your best online deal and show it to your AD. If they don't match it, buy online.



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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    I could be wrong but isn't MSRP for a steal Aquis $1850? That starting price sounds inflated off the bat. Ask them how close they could come to grey market if your paying cash. If they get within 300 I would buy it, otherwise Im going Grey.

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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    Absolutely go grey market or even pre owned if you don't mind going with potentially a different color scheme. I don't think there is really any reason to spend more than 700-800 on an aquis of you don't mind going preowned

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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    The retail price for the Aquis 43mm on a bracelet is $1850. I paid $1400 for mine with the gradient blue dial and black bezel in September 2015 at a local AD.
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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    It doesn't sound like the bargain of the century. See if the AD will get close to the grey market price and if not I'd give Rob at Topper a bell and see what he could do for you.

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    ^^^^ yeah I would definitely recommend checking with Topper! I have an other strap for my aquis coming from them, ordering was painless and the price was $30 less than I was expecting to pay. I dealt with Andrea.

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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    Okay I think I will go back to the AD with a cash offer in the 1450 range or 1500 and see if they will throw in a strap or something to sweeten the deal. i wouldn't pay over 1500 for the watch though.

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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    Quote Originally Posted by Fathomitout View Post
    Okay I think I will go back to the AD with a cash offer in the 1450 range or 1500 and see if they will throw in a strap or something to sweeten the deal. i wouldn't pay over 1500 for the watch though.
    Is a warranty worth paying 600-700 more than you really need to ?

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    Re: Looking to buy Oris Aquis

    I would check some used sites. These pop up all the time, but you might have to wait for the color combination you want. Used, in like new condition, is around $700 or less.

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