Bezel- can we trust this App?

Bezel is an app that you can buy watches off of and they have a huge selection. they have watches from Seiko to Richard Mille.

Supposedly you can buy a watch, then it gets shipped to Bezel and they authenticate it there before you receive it. 

Has anyone used this app and do you trust it?

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Not on Android, so no I have not

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Never heard of them. They are based out of CA. Using the SOS site to look up the business, looks like they opened just last year and are based out of a private residence.  Founder looks like he is just out of school, so this is HARD PASS for me trust-wise.  Also, an "authentication guarantee" is only as good as the person guaranteeing it.  This guarantee is sketchy as hell:

"We verify watches sold through Bezel by means such as machine learning technology, digital authentication, in-hand verification, or a combination of the same. To support our verification process, we log thousands of data points on our products to help ensure their authenticity. Our team of authentication specialists are highly trained to identify any indication that a watch may not be authentic. "

‍That is a total BS guarantee relying on AI (maybe, would love to see what they claim to use) to determine if a watch is real or not. Wow. There is no way they could maintain a margin while covering shipping from the seller, paying for authentication, and then getting to a buyer. Looks like they are trying to make money on the spread with an app. That said, in all fairness, they could be trying to start something new, but based on the TOS and the number of fly-by-night grey dealers trying to make a quick buck, I would be hard pressed to trust them for buying a watch. 

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AllTheWatches

Never heard of them. They are based out of CA. Using the SOS site to look up the business, looks like they opened just last year and are based out of a private residence.  Founder looks like he is just out of school, so this is HARD PASS for me trust-wise.  Also, an "authentication guarantee" is only as good as the person guaranteeing it.  This guarantee is sketchy as hell:

"We verify watches sold through Bezel by means such as machine learning technology, digital authentication, in-hand verification, or a combination of the same. To support our verification process, we log thousands of data points on our products to help ensure their authenticity. Our team of authentication specialists are highly trained to identify any indication that a watch may not be authentic. "

‍That is a total BS guarantee relying on AI (maybe, would love to see what they claim to use) to determine if a watch is real or not. Wow. There is no way they could maintain a margin while covering shipping from the seller, paying for authentication, and then getting to a buyer. Looks like they are trying to make money on the spread with an app. That said, in all fairness, they could be trying to start something new, but based on the TOS and the number of fly-by-night grey dealers trying to make a quick buck, I would be hard pressed to trust them for buying a watch. 

Agree, this is complete nonsense written to confuse people. Plus…

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Sorry, but this app all sounds sketch. 

I'd stick with places like WatchBox or WatchFinder if you want 3rd party authentication. 

Even Ebay now offers free authentication over $2k USD I think. 

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UnholiestJedi

Not on Android, so no I have not

You can download it on IOS as well.

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AllTheWatches

Never heard of them. They are based out of CA. Using the SOS site to look up the business, looks like they opened just last year and are based out of a private residence.  Founder looks like he is just out of school, so this is HARD PASS for me trust-wise.  Also, an "authentication guarantee" is only as good as the person guaranteeing it.  This guarantee is sketchy as hell:

"We verify watches sold through Bezel by means such as machine learning technology, digital authentication, in-hand verification, or a combination of the same. To support our verification process, we log thousands of data points on our products to help ensure their authenticity. Our team of authentication specialists are highly trained to identify any indication that a watch may not be authentic. "

‍That is a total BS guarantee relying on AI (maybe, would love to see what they claim to use) to determine if a watch is real or not. Wow. There is no way they could maintain a margin while covering shipping from the seller, paying for authentication, and then getting to a buyer. Looks like they are trying to make money on the spread with an app. That said, in all fairness, they could be trying to start something new, but based on the TOS and the number of fly-by-night grey dealers trying to make a quick buck, I would be hard pressed to trust them for buying a watch. 

Thank you for the amazing insight!!!

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HenryWilson

You can download it on IOS as well.

The app is not available on Android. 

I knew I worded that poorly.