Timefactors

Does anyone else have any experience with Timefactors watches? It’s a very unique method of selling - opening up their online store, once every couple of weeks, for as long as it takes to sell out their stock (can be anything from a few minutes to a few hours).  They usually let people know which models will be available. I don’t know of another retailer/brand that does this on a consistent basis.  I missed out originally on the watch I wanted because my typing skills were too slow - it took another couple of months before I was able to purchase the watch you see in my photo!  Feel free to share your experiences and buying advice from them.

On wrist today: Smiths PRS-25 Everest from Timefactors

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I've only bought them pre-owned.

Not worth the hassle and aggrevation to buy "online" from them.

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foghorn

I've only bought them pre-owned.

Not worth the hassle and aggrevation to buy "online" from them.

@foghorn which one did you go for?

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Chunghauphoto

@foghorn which one did you go for?

Smiths Everest. Had it for just over a year and ended up selling it.

Bought from a member at Watchuseek.Time Factors watches show up with regularity on WatchRecon.

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Stay away from buying new on Timefactors. Worst customer experience ever by far. Watches are ok: basic design copies but alright all in all. Bracelets are of low quality and poor finishing in my personal experience. I talk about this here: https://youtu.be/UfN4TLjsXPg

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@marioap fair enough. Luckily, I never had the same experience as you. Would you advocate paying more just to avoid buying direct from Timefactors? I only mention that because they sell for more used (the PRS-25 that it is). 

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My advice would be to simply not buy a Timefactors watch. There other options out there, even San Martin design copies of the 1016, or better, Traska Summiteer and of the like. I believe that the business "Timefactors" should be avoided and in no case bought directly from them (well, him, it's a single person company). This said, this is my personal experience and also from a range of other people, but by no means I'm here to impose my opinion "not to buy". But I have to honestly tell about these experiences so that people don't buy from Timefactors unaware of the possible consequences. 

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marioap

My advice would be to simply not buy a Timefactors watch. There other options out there, even San Martin design copies of the 1016, or better, Traska Summiteer and of the like. I believe that the business "Timefactors" should be avoided and in no case bought directly from them (well, him, it's a single person company). This said, this is my personal experience and also from a range of other people, but by no means I'm here to impose my opinion "not to buy". But I have to honestly tell about these experiences so that people don't buy from Timefactors unaware of the possible consequences. 

I only asked that question because you specifically said “new from Timefactors”. Its never nice to hear people having bad experiences and I’m sure your comment/opinion will be of use to some people out there

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Chunghauphoto

I only asked that question because you specifically said “new from Timefactors”. Its never nice to hear people having bad experiences and I’m sure your comment/opinion will be of use to some people out there

I understand. The problem, as you stated, is that second hand the prices are over the roof and simply not worth the product. I got the Everest second had a bit under retail, but after the disgusting experience with Timefactors did sell it at a reasonable price, about retail I believe. If you find someone kind enough as to not to try to overprice it, it's a reasonable watch, but again, there are other better options out there.

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I got an Everest first try last drop. Wasn’t too stressful, just had to be quick.

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I just bought one a couple weeks ago And I enjoy it quite a bit. I wear this when I go to work at the the hospital and not worried about banging it up against a wall or something. I was previously wearing my mom’s rolex that she passed down to me and was too afraid to get it banged up. 

I had watched youtube reviews and it seemed the old models had clasp issues. But the videos I watched had the older models and so far havent seen much reviews on the updated clasp. I personally don’t have a problem with mine. I have read threads and forums of people having difficulty with the owner as well. For me, I emailed him because I forgot to place my apartment number on my shipping address for the watch and he never replied for a confirmation so I was a bit nervous. But it came through... Would have been nice getting an email back confirming the address. But I don’t mind.

I responded to a previous thread about purchasing the watch: “The advice I give to get one is get on the web page early. These things sell out in literal seconds. Make sure to have good internet and refresh constantly. Once you get one in the cart, put your info quick. I was shaking when I was placing my info as fast as I could (hence forgetting placing my apartment number). “ 

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MMVTWW

I got an Everest first try last drop. Wasn’t too stressful, just had to be quick.

@MMVTWW lol - your typing skills are faster than mine!

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sora_c

I just bought one a couple weeks ago And I enjoy it quite a bit. I wear this when I go to work at the the hospital and not worried about banging it up against a wall or something. I was previously wearing my mom’s rolex that she passed down to me and was too afraid to get it banged up. 

I had watched youtube reviews and it seemed the old models had clasp issues. But the videos I watched had the older models and so far havent seen much reviews on the updated clasp. I personally don’t have a problem with mine. I have read threads and forums of people having difficulty with the owner as well. For me, I emailed him because I forgot to place my apartment number on my shipping address for the watch and he never replied for a confirmation so I was a bit nervous. But it came through... Would have been nice getting an email back confirming the address. But I don’t mind.

I responded to a previous thread about purchasing the watch: “The advice I give to get one is get on the web page early. These things sell out in literal seconds. Make sure to have good internet and refresh constantly. Once you get one in the cart, put your info quick. I was shaking when I was placing my info as fast as I could (hence forgetting placing my apartment number). “ 

@sora_c  glad to hear you had a better experience. That is the danger of having to enter information in quickly - forgetting info/details etc.

if you hadnt done any research on the buying process it could‘ve be quite frustrating 

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My mate has two of those, they are nice watches.

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Stunning watch! 

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I wait for re-release of Smiths PRS-29A. It doesn't show up too often on portals I follow and if it pops up the prices seem exaggerated. 

AFAIK the Timefactors system works like this because they assemble watches in small quantities.