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    Hello
    I'm after one of these stupidly expensive watches. The dollar is weak against the pound, so I want to order one from a reputable shop in the US. Can anyone suggest a good online watch store, based in the us, that would stock these? I can't find a good online American jewellers - I must be losing my touch.

    Help please?

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    have you tried Macy's? in NY

    Macy's dont do Breitling

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    Interesting, basically £2k or of Goldsmiths sell it, £500 in Tesco Vouchers

    Just a reminder that most of these watches transmit on 121.5Mhz. ]The Cospas-Sarsat monitoring of this frequency will cease in 2009. The emergency transmission will still be picked up by suitably equipped rescue craft if they are in "line of sight" but the satellites will not see you. So just have a little think about the circumstances and type of terrain you might be in when your life depends on the watch.

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    True, Melipona, and I am a little bit concerned about this (Maybe Breitling will do a free upgrade? ) but still, a watch that transmits an emergency signal in LOS is better than no signal at all. I agree that your point is very valid, however

    Original Poster

    Oh, and incase anyone doesn't know, tesco has reduced the number of points you get from recycled mobile phones from 500 per phone to 300.

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    HelloI'm after one of these stupidly expensive watches. The dollar is … HelloI'm after one of these stupidly expensive watches. The dollar is weak against the pound, so I want to order one from a reputable shop in the US. Can anyone suggest a good online watch store, based in the us, that would stock these? I can't find a good online American jewellers - I must be losing my touch. Help please?



    Hi

    Unless you're going to the US yourself and can see the watch and ensure all papers etc are with it I would not advise buying online especially something that costs so much and could be liable to import duty.

    In addition if you happen to pull the emergency aerial out in a drunken stupor (missing the last bus home is not an emergency) the watch becomes useless and you will probably end up with a hefty fine from the FAA

    Apologies for cutting and pasting but, I read this below before buying my Omega Seamaster online and ending up going to Goldsmiths with my Tesco tokens and getting a watch for 25% of the retail price.

    Buyer Beware
    We have compiled these notes for you to give you some information, to make you aware of the many pitfalls in buying NEW watches off the Internet.

    All watch manufacturers from Breitling through to Rolex stipulate on their own web sites that they do not sell any NEW watches on-line.

    How Can I Be Sure I am Buying a Genuine New Watch?
    You can be sure you are buying a genuine NEW watch if you follow these steps:

    only buy a NEW watch from an authorised high street retailer
    ask for the official brands warranty cards or paperwork, duly completed with the serial numbers, the watch reference and the retailer's full name and address
    if you want to know whether a watch is genuine, please contact the Manufacturer with the serial numbers which are usually engraved on the outer edge of the watch, on the case back or shoulders of the case. They can then compare this information with their official records to determine whether the watch is genuine.
    Are NEW Omega/Cartier/Rolex/Tag Heuer watches and other brands sold over the Internet by the manufacturer?

    These brands and many others are NOT sold on the Internet they are only sold through their own network of selected high street retail outlets.

    Internet Companies offering these brands and other NEW watches on the Internet are not authorised retailers of NEW watches, they are generally grey imported watches from overseas and very often do not have ANY manufacturers warranty. The internet seller may give you a warranty of their own but this is NOT recognised by the ANY watch manufacturer, so be very careful when confirming what warranty it is going to be supplied with. If you have any doubts about the warranty then call the UK distributor of the actual watch brand, most high street jewellery retailers will have these contact details or check the watch brands own web site.

    Some Internet websites may advertise a discount on many new watches, but have they actually got the watch in stock? Probably not, they will use your money, as you will have to pay upfront, then they will try and find the watch for you.

    One Internet retailer, Blitz watches were always being quoted as somewhere to get good discounts off of watches. These discounts came at a price to the customer as when finally receiving the watch they had ordered it only had the Blitz warranty, not the manufacturers full warranty.

    Why? This was probably due to the fact that the watch had originally come in from an overseas supplier/distributor and they had not been provided with the correct cards and warranty papers relevant to the individual watch. These are usually known as "GREY IMPORT" UK duty has not been paid on these watches. Are the watches actually NEW? Or are they pre-owned watches polished up as new with the original watch papers replaced and their own warranty cards put in their place?

    One Internet company Blitz Watches, have now gone into Administration, possibly taking many customers deposits and payments with them, having paid for a watch upfront but unfortunately never going to receive it.

    Always check out who you are dealing with. a good website to use for information is the Companies House site; just a few minutes spent browsing will help you decide whether to use a particular company. Are they safe? How long have they been trading? Do they have any financial backing? Have they got a Net worth?

    Please ask a few questions before you buy, have some confidence in who you are dealing with. If you are ever in doubt, go elsewhere.

    Have you got the actual watch in stock? Why do I have to pay for it before you order it? Do I get all of my money back if you can not get the watch within a reasonable and agreed time frame? Will the watch come with the manufacturers warranty and all correct booklets and cards? Is the watch coming from overseas? If so who is liable for the import duty?

    Always try your local jeweller for a NEW watch; ask them for a deal or perhaps a small discount off the NEW watch you want. A discount on a NEW watch from an on-line retailer does not always work out to be worth the saving.

    Buyer Beware

    Watch Out For Counterfeit/Fake Watches

    We have a watchmaker on our premises so if we are ever in doubt about a watch being genuine we are always able to get it checked out in the workshop.

    We have had watches presented to us for sale with a genuine watch case and bracelet but with a fake movement within the watch and we have had the opposite, fake case and bracelet with a genuine movement in the faked case. You really do have to be very careful.

    Please take great care if buying from any well known auction websites as they are very often littered with relpica watches. Always try and meet up with the seller or buyer of the watch, try and get the watch before full payment is made, this will give you time to get it authenticated.

    We are being told of many fake Panerai's being traded on auction sites at the moment, they are complete with a box and paperwork, but all completely fake.

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    True, Melipona, and I am a little bit concerned about this (Maybe … True, Melipona, and I am a little bit concerned about this (Maybe Breitling will do a free upgrade? ) but still, a watch that transmits an emergency signal in LOS is better than no signal at all. I agree that your point is very valid, however


    No chance of an upgrade, the technology is different, it will need a redesign.

    I dont want to put you off your dream watch but also remember this. Should you need to set off the transmitter for real, if there are other emergency transmissions in the localality, from liferaft, aircraft beacon or other watches for example, then it is more difficult for the rescue craft to dicriminate the bearing of the signals. This can cause a real delay in the rescue. Lets hope you never need to use it anyway.:thumbsup:

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    Hello Pluves1.
    I appreciate your response, and I have never really thought about what happens AFTER you pull the pin out in a real rescue situation. Is the watch just a paperweight?

    Frankly some of your advice is a bit rubbish. I can appreciate what you're saying, I should look at the watch, but if you think Goldsmiths (goldsmiths.co.uk/wat…=76) are selling bucketloads of fake Breitlings and Rolexes online, you're just mad. It also seems unlikely that a watch with an INTERNATIONAL warranty has its warranty "voided" by being imported? Thats just a nonsense.....Clearly there ARE authorised retailers that DO sell the genuine articles online. I would like to find one in the USA to get the biggest bang for the least number of pounds.

    So: Can anyone suggest the URL of a reputable USA jewelry store that would sell Brietling?

    EDIT: It seems that after being used, Breitling will service yor watch, so you can use it again in an emergency. The srvice cost is
    HALF the price of the RRP if used by mistake and FREE if used in an actual emergency.

    Original Poster

    I think thats why they're upgrading to the new gignal frequency, for just that reason, Melipona!

    I wonder how much Breitling costs to replace the battery do they or TAG Heuer do a kinetic range I wonder?

    schizoboy

    I wonder how much Breitling costs to replace the battery do they or TAG … I wonder how much Breitling costs to replace the battery do they or TAG Heuer do a kinetic range I wonder?



    When I had my Tag cleaned and a new battery it was just over £100, I think it's about £150 to have a Breitling done :?

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    Hello Pluves1. I appreciate your response, and I have never really … Hello Pluves1. I appreciate your response, and I have never really thought about what happens AFTER you pull the pin out in a real rescue situation. Is the watch just a paperweight?Frankly some of your advice is a bit rubbish. I can appreciate what you're saying, I should look at the watch, but if you think Goldsmiths (http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/watchlist.asp?cid=1&bid=76) are selling bucketloads of fake Breitlings and Rolexes online, you're just mad. It also seems unlikely that a watch with an INTERNATIONAL warranty has its warranty "voided" by being imported? Thats just a nonsense.....Clearly there ARE authorised retailers that DO sell the genuine articles online. I would like to find one in the USA to get the biggest bang for the least number of pounds. So: Can anyone suggest the URL of a reputable USA jewelry store that would sell Brietling?EDIT: It seems that after being used, Breitling will service yor watch, so you can use it again in an emergency. The srvice cost is HALF the price of the RRP if used by mistake and FREE if used in an actual emergency.



    Sorry you cannot buy a Breitling online at Goldsmiths. Click into any watch and you will see its for viewing only. :whistling:
    You have to go in store to purchase. :-D

    The watch must come with a warranty card showing when and where you purchased it. I nearly purchased an Omega online but, when I asked how many cards were in the box (there should be 3) there was only 2 - the warranty card was missing and makes the watch almost impossible to get serviced or repaired at a genuine and authorised dealer.
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