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  1. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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    Hey guys,

    So there’s always a ton of great looking modern-ish (last 15 years) Omega’s for sale on eBay from Japanese sellers, most at great prices with boxes and papers. I am always leery of buying from Asia (although Japan seems safer to me for some reason). The sellers all have tons of positive feedback and seem to have an endless supply (or they never sell). Some are watch specialists, some sell everything under the sun.
    Anyone have experience buying from any of these sellers? Any that are known for great QC? Any to avoid?
     
  2. speedamatuer

    speedamatuer Jun 15, 2019

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    The one piece of advice I'd have is to check the length of the bracelet on any watch you buy, they often seem to come with short ones...
     
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  3. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    Where’s your pics please? Who/Which sellers do you refer to?
     
  4. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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  5. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    Ok so cross referencing those dealers you know

    1. Sweet road

    2. Private eye

    Existing. Not my recommendations mind you.
     
  6. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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    Are these members here? And when you say not your recommendations, you are saying you haven’t dealt with them?
     
  7. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    Dealers in japan. Higher side of price ranges, generally

    I’ve dealt with, visited, spoken with.
     
  8. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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    Agree that their prices are on the higher side but with full kit and being a reputable dealer there is always a bit of a premium. But seeing as they are legit that makes 2 then that would be safe
     
  9. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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    I’ve seen closer0924 mentioned in other threads, not always favorably
     
  10. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Jun 15, 2019

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    Look on eBay for the items you may be interested in, but always google the seller to see if they have a separate website. Oftentimes the website will be cheaper.
     
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  11. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    Bull. But appreciate we all have our views. They’re likely getting stock from pvt sellers etc and adding massive premiums. Simple.
     
  12. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    And here on OF. Make reasonable offers too
     
  13. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    Oh yeah?
     
  14. mmrols

    mmrols Jun 15, 2019

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    I've also wondered about buying from Japan. Has anyone who's done so had a negative experience?
     
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  15. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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    Full kit means with boxes and papers- common terminology.
    What’s bull? I agree their prices are higher than the norm, so there is no “we all have our views”, just stating that they can ask what they ask as dealers- doesn’t mean they are going to get it.
     
  16. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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    Yes- a well known member here bought an item he had listed and the auction was cancelled with a PM stating that closer has listed it too low and was resisting it at a higher price. That’s not good business.
     
  17. bloomy

    bloomy Jun 15, 2019

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    I have had three good buying experiences with closer. Ymmv and I would judge each watch individually, most if not all watch dealers sell some stinkers.
     
  18. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    Curated, imho. That’s all
     
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  19. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    Shhh :whistling: Hahahaha. There are those
     
  20. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

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    Got it. So they are consigning from private sellers and marking them up?
     
  21. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

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    One view, taken with a pinch of salt. Don’t know their sources and methods!!