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Unread 2017-02-14, 09:38 AM   #601
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I like mine, I needed a nice clean look for a black tie event. I spent a lot of money on my tux and shoes and had to make a quick decision on the watch. Strangely enough I got more compliments that night on my watch than anything else. To each his own guys. As for knockoffs, they are all knockoffs of divers, flyers, and military style watches. No new ideas for decades in my opinion. Here we are with the lovely bride.

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What are everyone's feelings and/or experiences on buying a used watch (either from a store/pawn shop or an individual/forum)? I think I'd be too afraid I'd either be buying a watch that doesn't work quite right or isn't authentic. I understand that there are certain safeguards, but for someone that isn't educated on things to look for, I feel like I could never trust a second-hand watch. The only way I'd even consider it is if I'm buying from someone I know well with all the right documents backing up the purchase.

Also, where are some good places around town (I'm in Lenexa) that are trustworthy for good prices? As nice as it can be to cut out the middle man and save money, sometimes I feel like it would be nice to handle the watch I want in person. I have seen that most jewelry stores sell watches, but I worry about mark-ups so sales people can meet commission.
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What are everyone's feelings and/or experiences on buying a used watch (either from a store/pawn shop or an individual/forum)? I think I'd be too afraid I'd either be buying a watch that doesn't work quite right or isn't authentic. I understand that there are certain safeguards, but for someone that isn't educated on things to look for, I feel like I could never trust a second-hand watch. The only way I'd even consider it is if I'm buying from someone I know well with all the right documents backing up the purchase.

Also, where are some good places around town (I'm in Lenexa) that are trustworthy for good prices? As nice as it can be to cut out the middle man and save money, sometimes I feel like it would be nice to handle the watch I want in person. I have seen that most jewelry stores sell watches, but I worry about mark-ups so sales people can meet commission.
I have only bought two mid/higher end watches new (Breitling Superocean Heritage and the Air King). The balance (multiple Tudor, Rolex, Panerai, etc.) have been bought used. First and foremost, you have to buy the seller.

A lot of higher end AD's will carry used. I bought my first used Rolex from Meierottos there in KC ( https://www.mjewelry.com/ ). I could have found a little better deal, but it was decent and like you, I was nervous.

After the AD, there are a lot of used dealers out there that are trusted. A lot started, and continue to sell on forums. You can find watches a little cheaper, but most of these have some sort of guarantee, along with a good history in dealing with higher end watches. A few examples are below;

https://davidsw.com/
https://www.nashvillewatch.com

To a lot of people that buy used, it is worth the extra hundred or two, to make sure what you are getting is legit.

I would put gray market dealers (like jomashop) in this same category. You will get new watches, but being gray market, you generally will not get all of the paperwork, and they will warranty the watch rather than the manufacturer. There is nothing wrong with that, but if you are going to buy and sell high end watches, not having all of the paperwork can impact resale.

Lastly, you have forums. I have had success with this. Usually you can get the best deal, but know what you are doing and what you are buying. Research the seller. Look at feedback. Know your payment methods. As always, buyer beware.
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I have a friend that runs a watch shop in Florida.

http://www.providentjewelry.com/inde...ice/order=DESC

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I got a Timex Metropolitan + that tracks steps, % to goal, Distance, and connects to an app on your phone that keeps a comparative table of those stats. I used to use a Jawbone but it died. I like this much better since I already wear a watch. It looks a lot like the Expedition married to the Flyback. I love it so far, its pretty cool for the price.

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I threw the Metro on a khaki Nato. I like this look.
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