Hello everyone, I am new to this forum, so thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions you might have regarding this post. In a nutshell, I bought a Tissot V8 (cream dial, brown leather strap) from Amazon.com (NOT 3rd party sellers), and there are a number of oddities when the watch came. I do believe the watch is authentic, but I am not sure if it's 100% new. My concerns are 1) The watch is already running when it came in the mail, no one knows how long it's been running, so probably I'll have to pay to change the battery quite soon 2) No protective sticker on the surface of the watch to protect the bezel and sapphire crystal when the watch came 3) Many scratches on the bezel around the crystal (NOT on the tachymetre), a dent below the 6 o'clock index, plus several chips around the rim of the bezel. Pictures are attached.
I am unsure if the watch is 100.00% new, how could these imperfections come about, as I don't think Tissot will release sub-standard products into the market. My personal feeling is that the damages on the bezel are bound to happen quite soon anyways (I had similar experiences with my other tachymetre watches, or divers), but I suppose it would be useful to let others know what to expect if they were to buy from Amazon.com (even if it is direct from Amazon LLC). The watch itself is gorgeous, so I probably wouldn't go through the hassle of returning and ordering a "new" one, since I can't be sure if the "new" replacement would be of any higher cosmetic quality. Thanks for reading!