Jomashop a good market place?

First of, thanks to anyone helped me out (in my last post) with your recommendations. But lets get down to business: As someone who tries to buy watches online, you can´t ignore Jomashop. They have nice prices and a big variety of watches. Never bought something there but I already know that they are a grey market dealer and that this is the reason for their prices. I´m a little cautious buying a watch there, because you lose the factor warranty and I also heard about some fake watches selled there. On the other side I hear a lot of good things about them. What do you think, should I buy a watch from there? Thanks for your time and help.

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If you are looking for a good deal on a watch, why not buy from a professional dealer on Chrono24?  You don't lose the factory warranty if you buy there.  You can order a new watch, with box and papers, still wrapped in plastic, with full manufacturer's warranty, and still get an amazing deal.  

Typically the professional dealers on Chrono24 are ADs just selling off excess inventory.

Good luck!

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It's a mixed bag.  If you get a watch from them and it doesn't need any warranty repairs, it's a great deal.  If it needs a warranty repair, however, the experience is not likely to be as rosy.

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HotWatchChick69

If you are looking for a good deal on a watch, why not buy from a professional dealer on Chrono24?  You don't lose the factory warranty if you buy there.  You can order a new watch, with box and papers, still wrapped in plastic, with full manufacturer's warranty, and still get an amazing deal.  

Typically the professional dealers on Chrono24 are ADs just selling off excess inventory.

Good luck!

Thanks defenitely gonna take a look there😀👍

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JBird7986

It's a mixed bag.  If you get a watch from them and it doesn't need any warranty repairs, it's a great deal.  If it needs a warranty repair, however, the experience is not likely to be as rosy.

Ok, thank you. 

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JBird7986

It's a mixed bag.  If you get a watch from them and it doesn't need any warranty repairs, it's a great deal.  If it needs a warranty repair, however, the experience is not likely to be as rosy.

It's a mixed bag.  If you get a watch from them and it doesn't need any warranty repairs, it's a great deal.  If it needs a warranty repair, however, the experience is not likely to be as rosy.

Exactly this. Keep in mind what a manufacturers warranty covers and what it does not. (There are often surprising limits.) Also, an AD may show good will to an established customer. In that sense, I use these sites for watches where I really don't expect an issue, or would be able to fix things myself. Problems with a standard entry-level Seiko movement? I'm not gonna drive to the post office for that, nor to an AD.  

Would I buy something truly expensive from Jomashop? No, probably not. I would have to inspect the watch prior to purchase, and I can do that at an AD.

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I have had very positive experiences with Jomashop for moderate priced watches (Longines, Nomos, Oris) that were listed as in stock. YMMV.  

From a cost perspective, you need to decide if the difference between AD's (or Chrono24 pro dealer offering an warranty) and Jomashop's price are worth your valuation of the warranty. 

I use a mental model which treats the price difference as the cost of purchasing an insurance policy.  

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You may not lose the factory warranty with Joma. For many brands the warranty travels with the watch regardless of where it is sold. In addition, I’ve heard good things about their service.

I’ve purchased a few watches from them and they were good to deal with. I like knowing they are behind deals vs a stranger online. As @HotWatchChick69 said, you may be able to find better deals on Chrono and eBay if you look.

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JBird7986

It's a mixed bag.  If you get a watch from them and it doesn't need any warranty repairs, it's a great deal.  If it needs a warranty repair, however, the experience is not likely to be as rosy.

Yeah, this is the answer. Coupled with the response from @HotWatchChick69, I'd just buy from Chrono24. 

There are a couple posts on the Crunch that talk about some bad experiences w/ Jomashop. 

Were I to consider buying from Jomashop, I'd add the cost of a service to the price and send the watch to my watchmaker, JIC. 

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I bought my BB58 from Jomashop on eBay. I believe they’re overall reputable, but you’re always taking a risk on the warranty. If the price is good enough, it can pay off. My BB58 has been flawless so far and the discounts eBay was running at the time on top of the Jomashop price made it irresistible. Unless there’s a substantial savings on the price, I’d prefer to seek one out with the factory warranty.

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hgilson

I have had very positive experiences with Jomashop for moderate priced watches (Longines, Nomos, Oris) that were listed as in stock. YMMV.  

From a cost perspective, you need to decide if the difference between AD's (or Chrono24 pro dealer offering an warranty) and Jomashop's price are worth your valuation of the warranty. 

I use a mental model which treats the price difference as the cost of purchasing an insurance policy.  

Thanks 

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AllTheWatches

You may not lose the factory warranty with Joma. For many brands the warranty travels with the watch regardless of where it is sold. In addition, I’ve heard good things about their service.

I’ve purchased a few watches from them and they were good to deal with. I like knowing they are behind deals vs a stranger online. As @HotWatchChick69 said, you may be able to find better deals on Chrono and eBay if you look.

Thank you 

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UnholiestJedi

Yeah, this is the answer. Coupled with the response from @HotWatchChick69, I'd just buy from Chrono24. 

There are a couple posts on the Crunch that talk about some bad experiences w/ Jomashop. 

Were I to consider buying from Jomashop, I'd add the cost of a service to the price and send the watch to my watchmaker, JIC. 

OK gonna keep this in Mind 

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gbelleh

I bought my BB58 from Jomashop on eBay. I believe they’re overall reputable, but you’re always taking a risk on the warranty. If the price is good enough, it can pay off. My BB58 has been flawless so far and the discounts eBay was running at the time on top of the Jomashop price made it irresistible. Unless there’s a substantial savings on the price, I’d prefer to seek one out with the factory warranty.

OK Thank you

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hbein2022

It's a mixed bag.  If you get a watch from them and it doesn't need any warranty repairs, it's a great deal.  If it needs a warranty repair, however, the experience is not likely to be as rosy.

Exactly this. Keep in mind what a manufacturers warranty covers and what it does not. (There are often surprising limits.) Also, an AD may show good will to an established customer. In that sense, I use these sites for watches where I really don't expect an issue, or would be able to fix things myself. Problems with a standard entry-level Seiko movement? I'm not gonna drive to the post office for that, nor to an AD.  

Would I buy something truly expensive from Jomashop? No, probably not. I would have to inspect the watch prior to purchase, and I can do that at an AD.

Thanks for your time and Help 

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I've bought from Joma in the past but the last two attempts were a hot mess. Items marked "In stock"-ready to ship" wre neither and talking to a rep on the phone got me nowhere.

I'm done with them.

Never had a problem with Ashford.