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Discussion in 'New York Tri-State' started by Black355, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Black355

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    Hi,

    Anyone have a good watch dealer in NYC? I need one of these:

    http://store2.yimg.com/I/jomashop_1781_11745403

    ...and a Rolex for a "friend" -- and maybe a GP Ferrari watch, too. Any leads, sources, shops, etc. are appreciated!

    Emil
     
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  3. Hubert888

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    well....this is not in NYC...but this site is awesome if you need to buy a high-end watch for probably the cheapest price you can find.......i have used them many times.

    www.feelgoodwatches.com
     
  4. technik1

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    Hey Emil,

    It was a pleasure meeting you, Vik, and I had met Noah, on Saturday. Thank you for the kind words...

    For the Cartier, you want to use Gelber & Mundy, 74 Bowery, 212 925 0639. They're 30-40% off, depending on demand/availability. They should have the Roadster.

    I'm more familiar with Rolexs', myself. Which model for your friend, and which GP? I know authorized jewelers for both both...

    Gus

    Anyone have a good watch dealer in NYC? I need one of these:

    http://store2.yimg.com/I/jomashop_1781_11745403

    ...and a Rolex for a "friend" -- and maybe a GP Ferrari watch, too. Any leads, sources, shops, etc. are appreciated!

    Emil[/QUOTE]
     
  5. sjmst

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    ...and a Rolex for a "friend"

    Thought you were married... :eek:)
     
  6. Black355

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    Well... er... uh... um... I swear it's work related. It's a gift for a performer in a show I'm producing...
     
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  8. SefacHotRodder

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    I am by no means an expert, but I do have a bit of an 'automatic' watch fetish, and did a fair amount of research before buying the pieces I own...

    One thing to consider is that each manufacturer has different requirements when it comes to warranty service. You should verify whether or not the brands you that are interested in require purchases to be made at "Authorized retailers" before doing anything. The lowest purchase price may not actually translate to a "good buy" in the long run. Some manufacturers simply deny warranty coverage on any piece not purchased at an authorized reseller.

    One example of this is the Ebel automatic I am wearing right now. If I had bought it on the Internet, or at a non-authorized reseller I would have to pay for the routine servicing - which is REQUIRED every two years to keep it under warranty. Service on ANY automatic can easily cost north of $500, and having to pay for just one of those might make your "good deal" become a bit less of one. (Ebel actually provides free servicing with their automatics when purchased at an authorized reseller)

    The Cartier and the Rolex you mention would most probably be more than $500 to have serviced....depends on Jewel count and number of seals, etc.

    Remember that automatics are prone to poor time keeping and in need of more tlc than quartz movement watches when not worn everyday or kept in a special box that winds them when not being worn - the lubricants tend to solidify a bit.

    While it would probably cost more $ - I might go with Tourneau - they are pretty much authorized to sell anything.

    Good luck.

    K-
     
  10. W00dEar

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    My family is in jewelry/watch business. So let me tell you this, there is no way a store can sell you those watch at 30-40% discount as they claim. Just like many internet sites, those watchs are considered "grey market" watches, kinda like a Euro Ferrari. It is a real watch, but not reconginzed for United States authorized dealer for service or repair. You don't get the warranty card with USA serial #.
     
  11. papaleo1

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    Be sure to check out Kenjo on 57th Street. They are authorized to sell all of the best watches. They enjoy a really positive reputation with all of the watch enthusiasts.

    For all of you guys who are watchnuts, just walking into this place will get your adrenaline pumping.
     
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  13. Black355

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    http://www.atlantictime.com

    I found these guys online and will visit them in 2 weeks. Their prices are very low and I'm capable of spotting fakes from several manufacturers.

    While they are not authorized dealers, they are "brokers" and deliver brand-new products that bear all appropriate dealer/warranty stamps.

    If anyone is interested in what I find, I can report back here...
     
  14. idloveaguinness

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    Yes!

     
  15. ghost

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    Let us know your thoughts.
     
  16. jhl1963

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    Hi Guys - have some IWCs, a Lange and a Daytona - so I have been down this road before. I like to buy my Rolex's from official dealers due to all the fakes/if I want to sell it the pedigree, however for most other brands I have no problem getting one (if the papers have been "signed" ) from a non authorized dealer.

    For IWC/Lange try www.europeanwatch.com (great guys in Boston on Newberry - stellar service, great prices.

    For Rolex in NYC I would try Wempe - if you want a big discount you need to find a dealer in a small town who wants to sell a watch...in my experience, the demand for Roles in NYC is so high discounts are small. HL Gross in Garden City is also very fair and an authorized dealer.

    For Omega, try Continental Jewelers in DC, great price, authorized dealer and nice service.

    For GP/Jean Richard try Marshall Pierce jewelers in Chicago and ask for Andrea - super service and they go out of their way to make sure you are happy.

    Tourneau is good for finding the watch you want before you seriously shop. I guess they have enough traffic from people who don't price shop that they don't care to discount competitively....

    Good luck!

    Jordan
     
  17. Ferrarispeed28

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    Wilson & Son Jewlers in Scarsdale NY, is the only authorized rolex dealer throughout westchester. They have a great selection and rare variations. They our located in the village of Scarsdale. The address is

    Wilson & Son Jewlers
    18 Chase Road.
    Scarsdale, NY 10583
     
  18. darth550

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    ABSOLUTELY true! You will get your watch back (three months later) still in need of repair.

    Anyone who has sent in an unauthorized Franck Muller will tell you!

    DL
     
  19. technik1

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    Ah, yes. Excellent point. If you do purchase from an "independent", the trick is to purchase from a reputable jeweler you have a relationship with, that has the prope warranty papers. What is done is, a Cartier jeweler for example may sell a Rolex and vice versa, both of which offer their warranties intact. The selling jeweler is merely delivering the watch.

    Gus
     
  20. CitySnake

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    Daminc Jewelers. 3rd Ave and 44th Street. email me if you're interested.
     
  21. Hubert888

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    The ABSOLUTE BEST place in NYC to look at the cream of the crop watches is Cellini in the Waldorf Hotel on Park Avenue. I guarantee it!
     
  22. pchop

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    Hurbert, those guys in Cellini love you. I went in there and they know you by first ame. Yes, they have some dame fine watches, but very overpriced though...
     
  23. darth550

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    I have purchased several watches from Westime in LA. They are ULTRA competitive and the watch is only an overnight Brinks delivery away!

    Ask for Adriana

    DL
     
  24. Hubert888

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    Yes, overpriced....but you go in there to check out the selection of what you would like. They always have the hottest new watches there first.
     
  25. Quasimotor

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    You should give Stuart Singer of Stephen Singer Estate Jewelry a call. He's an old friend and recently had two GP Ferrari watches come through his hands. Has lots of interesing things for men and women. You might have to wait, but he'll get it for you.

    email him at stuart@slsinger.com or call 212-599-1515, but you'll need a reference to visit the shop which is pretty high security. Give him my name - George Avgerakis.

    I know you'll find something you'll like.

    George
     

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