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Huge VIP Armani watch sale @ Brand Alley -
Huge VIP Armani watch sale @ Brand Alley -

Huge VIP Armani watch sale @ Brand Alley -

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Watches start @ £55. Huge discounts available- my hubby's work watch (which he paid £400 for in June 07) is on sale for £100!!!

You need to become a member before making a purchase- I've been a member for a few months and you'll receive notification of their upcoming sales on other designer brands.

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Work watch, wish I had a job where I could wear a £400 watch to work. Good find, great deal. Voted hot.

are these fakes?

I have just taken a look at this site and these are almost certainly NOT authentic Armani watches.
They require you to sign up as a "Private" member, which means they will probably mean these watches are fakes. When you sign up you will probably agree to some sort of terms and conditions.

Be very careful here people, I would personally avoid this deal entirely. The website has been made to look quite good, so this may trick a lot of people.

Thanks

Neo3998

Thanks Neo3998

neo3998;1540370

I have just taken a look at this site and these are almost certainly NOT … I have just taken a look at this site and these are almost certainly NOT authentic Armani watches. They require you to sign up as a "Private" member, which means they will probably mean these watches are fakes. When you sign up you will probably agree to some sort of terms and conditions.Be very careful here people, I would personally avoid this deal entirely. The website has been made to look quite good, so this may trick a lot of people.Thanks Neo3998




LOL, I think you should take up Science Fiction writing.

The T & C's are clear for everyone to see.

I'd be very surprised if these were anything but genuine...

business.timesonline.co.uk/tol…ece

"News Corporation, the parent company of The Times, is to create an on-line fashion store in a joint venture with the French Brand Alley, which specialises in selling surplus stocks of designer clothes at discount prices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is hoped that the UK site will generate £100 million in revenue and have four million registered users in four to five years, according to the Brand Alley chairman, Sven Lung."

[COLOR=#726150][FONT=Verdana]AUTHENTICITY OF PRODUCTS[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#726150][FONT=Verdana]
We guarantee that all our products are new, and manufactured directly by the named brands in keeping with their high quality standards. [/FONT][/COLOR]

Has anyone recieved anything from this website yet?

[QUOTE=rorynolan;1540617][COLOR=#726150][FONT=Verdana]AUTHENTICITY OF PRODUCTS[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#726150][FONT=Verdana]
We guarantee that all our products are new, and manufactured directly by the named brands in keeping with their high quality standards. [/FONT][/COLOR][/QUOTE}
sign up page states all items are 100% genuine

Armani watches are not that great, yeah they make good clothes, watches - not so much

Look too cheap and nasty for my liking, but then I like the traditional syle watch!

Original Poster Admin

neo3998- don't threadspoil please, you can't slander a site like that without having hard evidence. I've bought from brandalley before and they're great. You're basically signing up to recieve their updates, that's all the membership is, they don't have a vast amount of things available all of the time and do one-off sales every now and then.

Thanks for the post. I was looking for a watch to get my Dad for his birthday or Christmas. I've just ordered one of the black face ones. Here's hoping he likes it.

Heat added.

Nice Mimi Holliday items as well, shame no more size small thongs or i would have ordered a load of them too.

kentc81;1540907

Armani watches are not that great, yeah they make good clothes, watches - … Armani watches are not that great, yeah they make good clothes, watches - not so much



They are more than likely made by someone else, you pay for the name.

They will be end of line, often sold off cheap by the watch houses to make room for this years models.
Armani are a licensed product, so the manufactures pays to use the name, but they must be up to a standard or they will lose the licence.
I've worked in the watch trade for over 30 yrs and we often get offered watches to sell at less than 1/2 price.

so, they are genuine then?

fitzybhoy;1541201

so, they are genuine then?



Apparently so...

fitzybhoy;1541201

so, they are genuine then?



Genuine or not, I personally dont see the point spening money on a "rebranded" watch, Dont see the point of having a cheapo generic watch with a so called reputable fashion designer label emblazened on it, unless anyone can prove that these have good quality precision movements. To me its false economy and you are much better spending money on a manufacturer that specifically designs and sells watches.

cicobuff;1541300

Genuine or not, I personally dont see the point spening money on a … Genuine or not, I personally dont see the point spening money on a "rebranded" watch, Dont see the point of having a cheapo generic watch with a so called reputable fashion designer label emblazened on it, unless anyone can prove that these have good quality precision movements. To me its false economy and you are much better spending money on a manufacturer that specifically designs and sells watches.



go on...:thumbsup:

cicobuff;1541300

Genuine or not, I personally dont see the point spening money on a … Genuine or not, I personally dont see the point spening money on a "rebranded" watch, Dont see the point of having a cheapo generic watch with a so called reputable fashion designer label emblazened on it, unless anyone can prove that these have good quality precision movements. To me its false economy and you are much better spending money on a manufacturer that specifically designs and sells watches.



I completely agree with that statement

Would rather have a cheap 'proper' watch than a rebranded Armani.....i mean lets face it - Giorgio designs clothes.....i very much doubt he had a 'hand' in designing these

Hey OP, If you get everyone to buy a watch from here you could have received £5 for each purchase.
very nice of you to do it for free:)

A lot of designer watches are made by Fossil on behalf of the likes of Donna Karan and Armani and are rebadged and sold for double the amount.

RedOnRed;1541413

A lot of designer watches are made by Fossil on behalf of the likes of … A lot of designer watches are made by Fossil on behalf of the likes of Donna Karan and Armani and are rebadged and sold for double the amount.



so are they poorly made?

fitzybhoy;1541419

so are they poorly made?


Well i've got a Diesel watch on now and a Guess watch at home which I suspect are both also made by Fossil and they've both been superb...and I got them off (reputable) Ebay sellers! I've had both of them for a few years now.

RedOnRed;1541449

Well i've got a Diesel watch on now and a Guess watch at home which I … Well i've got a Diesel watch on now and a Guess watch at home which I suspect are both also made by Fossil and they've both been superb...and I got them off (reputable) Ebay sellers! I've had both of them for a few years now.



thank you. some positive feedback at last. im interested in one of the watches on the site, but the comments on this thread are kinda pushing me away. i know absolutely nothing about watches, as you may have noticed. for £100 the armani one, even if it is "re-branded" seems like a good deal to me. nice looking watch, imo.

fitzybhoy;1541455

thank you. some positive feedback at last. im interested in one of the … thank you. some positive feedback at last. im interested in one of the watches on the site, but the comments on this thread are kinda pushing me away. i know absolutely nothing about watches, as you may have noticed. for £100 the armani one, even if it is "re-branded" seems like a good deal to me. nice looking watch, imo.


It's not that they're really re-branded, they're just made under license with pretty stringent quality control. In the same way somthing like Fosters or Carlsberg is brewed in this country. The only thing is, with Armani's premium brand reputation, they should really be made in Switzerland not some large American watch factory which probably subs the work out to the far east anyway.

For all of you posers out there. More than likely somewhere out there will be a watch manufacturer whom use the Armani brand for a range of watches. They also more than likely manufacture lots of other watches under other brand names - quality and presentation probably not much different. The only difference being the PRICE and NAME.
For those that have their designer sunglasses stuck to their forehead the majority are made by the same sunglass manufacturer - american optical, they also make and brand lesser names, same quality for less money.
What the heck? Go get your 50 quid armani LOL Voted hot for the posers 'feel good factor'

u actually do buy the name where the quality is probably equal to if not worser than cheaper counterparts

Original Poster Admin

rizla01;1541351

Hey OP, If you get everyone to buy a watch from here you could have … Hey OP, If you get everyone to buy a watch from here you could have received £5 for each purchase.very nice of you to do it for free:)




Referals aren't allowed on HUKDs so it would've been a complete conflict of interests for a mod to start claiming fivers left right and centre :-D

Fossil has been very successful with its own brands and this success has led to companies coming to Fossil to create licensed watch lines. The licensed watch lines that Fossil designs, manufactures, and distributes include Burberry, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Columbia Sportswear, Diesel, Frank Gehry, Philippe Starck, Michael Kors, Callaway Golf, Davis Cup, Marc Jacobs and Adidas. When referencing Fossil's watch lines, they are generally regarded as a "manufacturer"; However, Fossil only assembles watches, using pre-made movements and only designing the cases and dials of the watch.

Taken from Wiki...so these watches are no better or worse than any Fossil watches, will work fine but are ultimately generic, you do just pay for the name to be emblazened on them rather than any quality movements from dedicated watch manufactuers.

right not being funny, but these are designer watches at half price, so this argument about why not get a fossill that it half the price your argument is flawed as you can pay half the price and still get the designer brand.

and as for the irrelevant discussion on brand names, if you don’t want a brand name then don’t buy it, some people like labels what’s wrong with that, why do people who dont buy them think they are morally in the right ???

Voted hot just bought one, great going out watches.

Holden;1541593

right not being funny, but these are designer watches at half price, so … right not being funny, but these are designer watches at half price, so this argument about why not get a fossill that it half the price your argument is flawed as you can pay half the price and still get the designer brand.and as for the irrelevant discussion on brand names, if you don’t want a brand name then don’t buy it, some people like labels what’s wrong with that, why do people who dont buy them think they are morally in the right ???Voted hot just bought one, great going out watches.



And whats wrong with liking quality instead of liking a "label"? Nothing wrong with that argument either!

cicobuff;1541603

And whats wrong with liking quality instead of liking a "label"? Nothing … And whats wrong with liking quality instead of liking a "label"? Nothing wrong with that argument either!



why is an armani or fossil not a quality watch ?, what are you classing as a quality watch and what are you classing as a brand ???

Fossill is a brand, Tag, Cartier, Breitling, are all brands and also can be perceived as quality watches.

Won't add to the basket and site keeps crashing. :x

Holden;1541635

why is an armani or fossil not a quality watch ?, what are you classing … why is an armani or fossil not a quality watch ?, what are you classing as a quality watch and what are you classing as a brand ???Fossill is a brand, Tag, Cartier, Breitling, are all brands and also can be perceived as quality watches.




Actually if you read my Wiki link Fossil is a brand as well as a manufacturer of clothing and watches and jewellery, Armani have their watches licensed by Fossil.

There is nothing particularly wrong with the quality of Fossil watches, they do decent designs, I own a Fossil watch myself, however they buy in and use generic movements, and only assemble rather than do the whole manufacturing process of watches.

My argument is people thinking that just because its "branded as Armani" this deems it to be quality.

If i personally wanted a quality watch to make a "statement" then I would much prefer my watch to actually have a brand of a reputable watch manufactuer instead.

Holden;1541593

right not being funny, but these are designer watches at half price, so … right not being funny, but these are designer watches at half price, so this argument about why not get a fossill that it half the price your argument is flawed as you can pay half the price and still get the designer brand.and as for the irrelevant discussion on brand names, if you don’t want a brand name then don’t buy it, some people like labels what’s wrong with that, why do people who dont buy them think they are morally in the right ???Voted hot just bought one, great going out watches.



I totally agree. All designer names fall into same category. The world is full of brands and majoirty of them are proably made in China. I bet most of the people complaining wear or use branded items. Who doesn't have a pair of adidas, Nike, Nokia phone, or even Microsoft Internet explorer? Nike, Adidas etc are made by some poor kid in the far east and asia under licences. That does not mean the quaity is poor or good. You could go to George Asda and buy something of equal quality but that's your choice. Branding and image make a difference to some people and the world is cruel as it judges you, so if people decide 'if you can't beat them, join them' then it's thir choice.

If you like the design, the item or if you like to wear a label then it's your choice.

BTW - How do you vote for deals hot or cold?

I've had an armani watch for a few years now and had not had any problems with it so far. good deal. heat ad rep added!

most of it now sold out..

good price for GA watches.

I guess that's why a lot of folk pay £100 for a Man U Tshirt.

Probably 'fruit of the loom' but got Man U emblazened across it and its blue & burgundy.

Sadly, there is a lot of money in a name.

I guess also that in years to come an Armani watch would Ebay for more than a Fossil, though.
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