Should I buy this JLC on the grey market?

Hi everyone,

I love this watch but at $14k retail it's just way too high for a watch that resells around 9k used.

I could maybe get at 12.6k at an AD.

However Jomashop has it for 10.8k.

That's a large difference.

Where do you think I should buy based on your experience?

As long as you weight out the cost of the service if something goes wrong. So if the saving is more than the service the warranty really dosent mean much. If it makes more sense to spend the extra $1,800 to have the warranty and build a relationship with that AD because you plan to collect more coveted pieces do that. That is pretty much how I weigh out if I鈥檓 going with my AD or grey.

Go to a trusted reseller. Anything JLC is too expensive at MSRP. Go preowned!

Definitely do your homework, but I am seeing 24 of this exact watch on Chrono24 starting at $9500 to MSRP. I have had good experiences on Chrono24, but this is a higher price point than I work at, so buy the seller as much as the watch. Hope this helps!

A JLc service on that watch鈥 probably close to $1500. Seems like a wash to me.

For something at that level, I鈥檇 lean towards the AD. If grey market was more like 20%+ off, that would be different. The $1,800 seems like a lot but the percentage just isn鈥檛 enough that I think going grey market makes sense. IMO

I would go used from a trusted dealer. I'd get the whole bag box and papers. I'd check reviews if you're buying online. I'd stay away from new dealers or private sellers. I'd try to communicate with the chosen dealer to get feel for who they are. I wouldn't buy the cheapest one you find.

whystopatone

I would go used from a trusted dealer. I'd get the whole bag box and papers. I'd check reviews if you're buying online. I'd stay away from new dealers or private sellers. I'd try to communicate with the chosen dealer to get feel for who they are. I wouldn't buy the cheapest one you find.

Jomashop seems like a good compromise no?

It's new and they at least offer their own warranty

genxwatchguy1969

A JLc service on that watch鈥 probably close to $1500. Seems like a wash to me.

So basically if I buy at an AD JLC would service the watch for free vs if I buy at Jpmashop I'd have to pay?

SeahawkOG

For something at that level, I鈥檇 lean towards the AD. If grey market was more like 20%+ off, that would be different. The $1,800 seems like a lot but the percentage just isn鈥檛 enough that I think going grey market makes sense. IMO

What if the difference was 2.8k? Lol that's a serious question btw

Antoine62

Jomashop seems like a good compromise no?

It's new and they at least offer their own warranty

Yeah. I've never dealt with them. But I haven't heard anything bad.

Antoine62

So basically if I buy at an AD JLC would service the watch for free vs if I buy at Jpmashop I'd have to pay?

Joma offers a 2 year (in house) warranty. JLC would fix covered issues under warranty. I鈥檇 rather have the mfg fix issues. You may choose differently.

I have had all good transactions on Chrono 24, but check who is selling, buy from a professional with good record, Don't get a JLC at retail, and search a bit more for a better price.