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Clever way to buy designer watch at a discount?

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TB303

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Hello,
I want to buy a proper grown up watch (lets say a Raymond Weil that retails at around £900), is there a clever way of getting it at a discounted price?

I recall a chat in a bar one day with a guy who worked in the trade who claimed there are huge margins on those and that you could get last years models and a massive discount.

I know that with Hifi kit you could get deals by bargaining and shopping around but I'm not sure where to start. I'd also rather avoid ebay as I hear there are lots of fakes etc...

Please share your thoughts and ideas thank you!
 

TB303

Established Member
Thanks people, will try the watch thread ;-)

Looks like creation watches doesn't do the brand I'm after
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
Hello,
I want to buy a proper grown up watch (lets say a Raymond Weil that retails at around £900), is there a clever way of getting it at a discounted price?

I recall a chat in a bar one day with a guy who worked in the trade who claimed there are huge margins on those and that you could get last years models and a massive discount.

I know that with Hifi kit you could get deals by bargaining and shopping around but I'm not sure where to start. I'd also rather avoid ebay as I hear there are lots of fakes etc...

Please share your thoughts and ideas thank you!

AV kit is superceded by next years upgrade , a decent watch is a timeless classic.
 

TB303

Established Member
AV kit is superceded by next years upgrade , a decent watch is a timeless classic.

There are new models of watches coming out every year they may not be new tech but a new 'collection' - I'd imagine it has an impact on last year's model prices?
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
There are new models of watches coming out every year they may not be new tech but a new 'collection' - I'd imagine it has an impact on last year's model prices?

Thats for sites like The watch shop. Classic well designed desiner watches though are the same as jewellery and as such maintain their prices . I have a mate who actually buys watches as an investment opotunity . Not sure if its a wise investment though.
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
Thanks mate,
fascinating stuff!

Yeah sorry mate I'm not much help I'm afraid and all I can suggest is to save them pennies as you seem to want the real deal on the product. Its hard to get a good deal on quality and if it is then I always have my doubts.
 

TheBlueBrazil

Prominent Member
See how much it is at Heathrow buy the cheapest one way ticket possible, buy watch and then decide to miss flight and leave the airport.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
As this has now been asked in the watch wearing thread I'll close this one down. Good luck in your quest :thumbsup:
 
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