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  1. kakscy

    kakscy Dec 21, 2019

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    Hello guys,

    Im in Melbourne at the moment on my honeymoon for the next 3 days and i would like to buy a used watch for me and maybe for the wife as well

    Any suggestion of trustworthy shops around here?

    Thank you
     
  2. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 21, 2019

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    Congrats! And what are you looking for?
     
  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Dec 21, 2019

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    Trustworthy - Yes

    Expensive - Yes

    Would I buy a vintage watch from a shop in Melbourne - It would have to be exceptional.

    Truly exceptional.

    Just enjoy your honeymoon.

    (I'm surprised you can think of buying stuff when you should be ........................ er, you know ;)).
     
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  4. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 21, 2019

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    Frankston Mall, you will never forget your honeymoon ;)
     
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  5. kakscy

    kakscy Dec 21, 2019

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    Heheh lots of time for that too! Thanks for the reply. It doent have to be something super expensive or vintage i want a watch that i can tell my children i bought this on my honeymoon :) i will try new then or buy from Sydney
     
  6. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 21, 2019

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  7. kakscy

    kakscy Dec 21, 2019

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    Thank you i will check it out!!
     
  8. kakscy

    kakscy Dec 21, 2019

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    Im from Cyprus
     
  9. DiiQue

    DiiQue I don't believe that is possible. Dec 21, 2019

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    You'll have better luck in Sydney. I was in both places a few weeks ago and you definitely will have more options in Sydney. All the big brands have boutiques and the Queen Victoria mall and the surrounding areas had some "antique" stores that had watches on the display window. Here is one of the stores: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/.

    Good luck with the search!
     
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  10. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 21, 2019

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    Pretty sure you could drop into @JimInOz s place in the outskirts of Melbourne and rummage through he’s giant box of vintage watches and find something.

    Also hire’s Vespa,s for the day I hear... ( for those latte sipping tours )
     
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  11. omegaswisst

    omegaswisst Dec 21, 2019

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    There are a couple of shops selling used watches in the city area. Also keep in mind you will be paying a premium as JimInOz mentioned. All of these are quite good shops but I feel you still need to have some knowledge of what your buying. Also keep in mind if they offer a warranty and there is an issue with the watch how you will get it back to them.

    Here are some suggestions. You may have to Google their opening hours.They all offer a variety of second hand Swiss watches.


    The Watch Gallery at 337 Little Collins St Melbourne

    The European Watch Gallery at 83 Collins St Melbourne

    Watchtime in the Block Arcade at 98 Elizabeth St Melbourne

    Watch Collector Co at Level 1 22 McKillop St Melbourne

    The Watch Trader at Level 4 289 Flinders Lane Melbourne

    I would also consider buying something new.

    Best of luck with your search and married life.
     
    Edited Dec 21, 2019
  12. kakscy

    kakscy Dec 21, 2019

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    Thank you soooooo much for your insights guys i will let you know how it ended :)
     
  13. Evitzee

    Evitzee Dec 21, 2019

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    Bargains are hard to find anywhere these days, the internet has leveled the playing field. You might find something unusual or different. Currency exchange will often dictate how good the deal is. Australia is a pretty good place to buy new, reasonable discounting, rebate of 10% GST, and good exchange rate in most currencies.
     
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