What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
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Sunflower Wrote:I would say, a genuine guarantee/service card, with the right watch number on it, suffices. If an issue arises, that card should give you any help you need at any dealer that may help, for instance a genuine IWC AD. But I must say, the genuine IWC AD is a real guarantee that the watch is 100% OK to start with. That doesn't say other dealers are not OK, but the perceived risk must be balanced against the price you pay. I my self don't like risks for this kind of money.Kind regards,Paul
glp916 Wrote:I bought a brand new IWC 377704 from an authorised IWC dealer in Sydney last weekend after nearly coming very unstuck when I thought I had purchased a genuine "used" one from a supposed dealer on a reputable watch website in the US. After purchasing the watch I got suspicious as the seller had a yahoo email address yer was supposed to be a watch dealer. Cut and long story short, as soon as the watch cleared customs I went straight to IWC in Sydney and they confirmed it was fake but they had to open it up to confirm.I was naturally horrified, got in touch with the seller and PayPal. Seller claimed he didn't know and refunded me (amazingly) but my suspicion is that it's a numbers game, one out of two may check. Anyway, I was very lucky and I got my money back although, I did have peace of mind through PayPal would refund otherwise (maybe).Anyway, after that lucky escape I bought a brand new one from an AD in Sydney obviously a few grand extra but at least it's real. I have to say, it was scary because I really could not tell the difference between the fake and real one - how the hell are people getting away with selling these quality fakes? It's like they are stealing the body's from IWC and sticking in cheap inner parts they were that good.I have to be hones,t I nearly didn't buy a genuine one or an IWC for that matter because the fakes tarnished the fact i feel people will just think it's fake but I loved it too much and in the end I know mine is genuine and that is all that cares.
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If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me!
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