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Posted: 10/28/2006 7:31:40 AM EST
Here is the update. I've been shopping around Jewelry stores all over South Florida. I decided to get the Omega, and I had cash in hand to make my purchase.

The thing was that everywhere I went wanted between $2300 and $2900. The MSRP on my watch that I want was $2800 to begin with.

I said, screw it, I'm not paying that kind of money when I can get it cheaper online. I did alot of research and discovered that the prices online are so ridiculously cheaper than retail is because of how the warranty is handled. If you buy through an authorized dealer, you can just ship your watch back to the manufacturer, and they will handle it from there. However, if it is not an authorized dealer (they mainly get their stock from distributors who can't sell their huge contractual inventory), the dealer can offer their own warranty on it, but if you send the watch to the manufacturer, it won't be under warranty terms.

So with that being said, I determined that if I was going to buy from an unauthorized dealer, I needed to make sure they have their own warranty on it, and make sure the business has been around, and will be around for the duration of the warranty.

After perusing through eBay for several days, I discovered a watch company called AuthenticWatches.com located out of California. Their company has been selling timepieces through the net for a long time, anywhere and everywhere. They also have had a storefront since 1979 in CA as well. They had mountains of positive feedback through eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, you name it. So I felt pretty comfortable.

Their website to which I ordered from was www.authenticwatches.com. Their product page showed me all the information I wanted to see, factory serial numbers, Omega box and manual, certificate of authenticity, Chronometer Certification card and pictogram cert card (from Omega with matching serial number to the watch on them).

They also included FREE overnight shipping, but since I ordered it yesterday, I had to pay an extra $25 to get it on Saturday. I received it this morning, and this is what I got!




So I took it down to a local store to be resized, and 30 minutes later, this is what I got!





Total price, including shipping and Saturday delivery... $1900 flat! So all in all, at first I was uneasy about buying from an internet dealer as opposed to an authorized dealer like Mayors or Jared etc. But the prices they commanded were obviously not the best prices I could get. I'm happy with my deal, I paid with available cash so I'm not in debt and I'm a happy boy!

That is all. So if you are thinking about buying a nice watch, give that website a look, I'm extremely satisfied with my product.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:37:11 AM EST
i thought you had a baby on the way
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:38:35 AM EST
Nice to see you got a watch you like at a price you liked as well. For some of us, factory warranty is important. But that's not necessary for everybody. If you're happy with it.. good for you! Personally, I like the Seamasters. I haven't bought an Omega yet, but plan to do so within the next year as finances allow.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:41:47 AM EST
Hey man, I hate to tell you. Thats a fake. You should send it to me for proper disposal.

Nice watch bro!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:46:40 AM EST
sweet
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:49:36 AM EST
Most Omega AD's will give you 20% off just for the asking.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:51:48 AM EST
Nice watch.



Here's my last watch:

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:07:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Most Omega AD's will give you 20% off just for the asking.


Which brings it to about $2240.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:08:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By fegsa85:
i thought you had a baby on the way


I do, it's been a good financial year, so I figured I'd treat myself now before the baby comes along, don't know if I'll be able to afford a new Omega in the upcoming years.

And I certainly didn't drain any savings for it either.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:10:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By jbombelli:
Nice to see you got a watch you like at a price you liked as well. For some of us, factory warranty is important. But that's not necessary for everybody. If you're happy with it.. good for you! Personally, I like the Seamasters. I haven't bought an Omega yet, but plan to do so within the next year as finances allow.


I do have a factory warranty on it, I just have to send it to the place I bought it from if I'm having warranty work done on it. I will say that regular maintenance work is not covered by the warranty, so I'll send it to Omega anyway when I need to have the mechanics maintained and tuned.

The reason I went with the Seamaster line that had the Co-Axial Escapement was because in my research I've found that most modern mechanical movements require regular maintenance every 3-5 years in which it gets sent to the factory. But the Co-Axial Omegas are only supposed to be sent in for maintenance every 10-15 years, depending on how much wear and tear you've put on it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:21:46 AM EST
Nice Aqua Terra. I have the Railmaster version. I have seen many watch threads on here and I wish I had seen yours. I have an authorized dealer near me that I bought through, and I paid $1875 for my Railmaster. He charges close to retail if you buy in the store face to face, but if you are a referral he will take 30% off for phone orders and ship it to your home. Great guy to deal with. I wish I could have referred you to him. I'm saving my money for a Speedmaster as my next watch.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:42:09 AM EST
You got a great deal.

I went to WorldofWatches.com and WorldWatches.com and it was the same deal there. A lot cheaper and their own warranty.
All real Omegas as well, not knockoffs.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:47:30 AM EST
I don't "Get" watches yet. I've had two Wengers and I broke them both in the past 2 years so I'm rockin a Timex now. What does a $3k watch do that a $40 one doesn't do... other then look good?
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:49:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 10:51:06 AM EST by BlackDog714]

Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
I don't "Get" watches yet. I've had two Wengers and I broke them both in the past 2 years so I'm rockin a Timex now. What does a $3k watch do that a $40 one doesn't do... other then look good?


Look $2960 better...

In reality, its more the difference between a Ferrari and an Escort. Both will get you from A to B but you will never get laid because of an Escort.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:23:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 11:24:18 AM EST by Tweakmeister]
Good deal.

I bought a 2254.50 "used" (well, new...never worn, only tried on and unsized) from a www.timezone.com forums reputable seller for less than half price. I have to say...the AD (authorized dealer) experience is nice (the sizing, warranty, and for Omega, you can send in a copy of the AD card and get the COSC certifications from Switzerland), and needed if you get something like a Patek, but for this Omega, it's worked great buying gray market/used.

I made sure mine came with all packaging and that the numbers engraved on the back were not removed (some gray market dealers do this - you have to verify first).

Enjoy your Omega! I wear mine shooting, jetskiing, etc. I love cheap Gshocks and Seikos, but the Omega just fits better, keeps amazing time, and is just fun to look at (in my line of work, it's also a way to get into places you wouldn't otherwise get in many cases).



Picture linked from here.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:36:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:

Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
I don't "Get" watches yet. I've had two Wengers and I broke them both in the past 2 years so I'm rockin a Timex now. What does a $3k watch do that a $40 one doesn't do... other then look good?


Look $2960 better...

In reality, its more the difference between a Ferrari and an Escort. Both will get you from A to B but you will never get laid because of an Escort.


You'll never get laid because of a watch either, unless she's planning on robbing you after.

Actually, an escort just might be your best bet.

Nice watch, I like Omegas.

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:39:24 AM EST
Are you fucking kidding me?
This has just turned into "A fool and his money..." thread.


I don't even wear a watch. It takes me 2 free seconds to ask you for the time if I can't find my cell phone or a clock.

However, If you are getting 2 grand or more worth of enjoyment out of flipping your wrist and telling me......Then I guess the price was well paid!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:45:37 AM EST
Good post, Congrats on the watch!
Glad to hear about a reputable dealer on the net, have always had reservations on a purchse that size over the web.

Great Watch!!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:46:48 AM EST
Does it pass the real test tho....

will it hold up to masturbation?
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:51:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

Originally Posted By jbombelli:
Nice to see you got a watch you like at a price you liked as well. For some of us, factory warranty is important. But that's not necessary for everybody. If you're happy with it.. good for you! Personally, I like the Seamasters. I haven't bought an Omega yet, but plan to do so within the next year as finances allow.


I do have a factory warranty on it, I just have to send it to the place I bought it from if I'm having warranty work done on it. I will say that regular maintenance work is not covered by the warranty, so I'll send it to Omega anyway when I need to have the mechanics maintained and tuned.

The reason I went with the Seamaster line that had the Co-Axial Escapement was because in my research I've found that most modern mechanical movements require regular maintenance every 3-5 years in which it gets sent to the factory. But the Co-Axial Omegas are only supposed to be sent in for maintenance every 10-15 years, depending on how much wear and tear you've put on it.


????????? I can understand getting into a weapon this much, but a watch????? What's the big deal???
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:54:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By wolfdentd:

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

Originally Posted By jbombelli:
Nice to see you got a watch you like at a price you liked as well. For some of us, factory warranty is important. But that's not necessary for everybody. If you're happy with it.. good for you! Personally, I like the Seamasters. I haven't bought an Omega yet, but plan to do so within the next year as finances allow.


I do have a factory warranty on it, I just have to send it to the place I bought it from if I'm having warranty work done on it. I will say that regular maintenance work is not covered by the warranty, so I'll send it to Omega anyway when I need to have the mechanics maintained and tuned.

The reason I went with the Seamaster line that had the Co-Axial Escapement was because in my research I've found that most modern mechanical movements require regular maintenance every 3-5 years in which it gets sent to the factory. But the Co-Axial Omegas are only supposed to be sent in for maintenance every 10-15 years, depending on how much wear and tear you've put on it.


????????? I can understand getting into a weapon this much, but a watch????? What's the big deal???


Again, it's like a Mini14 Vs. HK93 both shoot 5.56 but one is just better... But a HK93 wont get you laid
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:05:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
Again, it's like a Mini14 Vs. HK93 both shoot 5.56 but one is just better... But a HK93 wont get you laid


Neither will a stupid fucking over priced watch....

I paid $370 for a Marathon TSAR simply because it has the tritium and is depth rated down to 1000 feet.

I don't need expensive crap to impress the ladies, I need somthing that not only works well, but is tough enough to survive my job (shipfitter for the Navy/DoD) and keeps perfect time.

The TSAR fulfills those requirements, is probably a whole hell of allot tougher then Chimpys watch, and costs a hell of a lot less.

Remember folks, its just another tool.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:07:48 PM EST
There's a pear shaped 30yo female in Dana Point, CA with a gunshot wound to her hand that might screw you if you had an HK93.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:09:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
Again, it's like a Mini14 Vs. HK93 both shoot 5.56 but one is just better... But a HK93 wont get you laid


Neither will a stupid fucking over priced watch....

I paid $370 for a Marathon TSAR simply because it has the tritium and is depth rated down to 1000 feet.

I don't need expensive crap to impress the ladies, I need somthing that not only works well, but is tough enough to survive my job (shipfitter for the Navy/DoD) and keeps perfect time.

The TSAR fulfills those requirements, is probably a whole hell of allot tougher then Chimpys watch, and costs a hell of a lot less.

Remember folks, its just another tool.


I would love to get the Marathon. Great watch.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:17:43 PM EST
Im glad your happy with your purchase. Check out my new highend watch

razr timepiece, accurate down to the second
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:20:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
Again, it's like a Mini14 Vs. HK93 both shoot 5.56 but one is just better... But a HK93 wont get you laid


Neither will a stupid fucking over priced watch....

I paid $370 for a Marathon TSAR simply because it has the tritium and is depth rated down to 1000 feet.


I have the TSAR and it's the most i will ever spend on a watch. I like the Gshock and Seiko automatic Dive watches too.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:21:16 PM EST
A great source for high end watches is Bernard Watch. Great folks to deal with and their prices are very good.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:24:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:
I don't even wear a watch. It takes me 2 free seconds to ask you for the time if I can't find my cell phone or a clock.


LOL

Are you homeless?

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:36:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
I paid $370 for a Marathon TSAR simply because it has the tritium and is depth rated down to 1000 feet. I need somthing that not only works well, but is tough enough to survive my job (shipfitter for the Navy/DoD) and keeps perfect time. The TSAR fulfills those requirements, is probably a whole hell of allot tougher then Chimpys watch, and costs a hell of a lot less.

Remember folks, its just another tool.


Yes, obviously your watch is just a tool. I have a watch that is just a tool -- it's a $15 Casio.

What you (and others here) are unable to comprehend is that some folks want something that is more than just a tool, something that offers a high level of craftmanship in addition to basic function.

It will blow your mind, but some people actually rather commute to work in a Mercedes instead of Ford Taurus!

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:37:40 PM EST
Let's look at it this way: Nancy Pelosi or Scarlett Johanssen-which would look better on your arm? they're both women. It's the same with watches.
Lots of people cannot understand why some of us will spend large amounts of money for things like high-end watches,flashlights,knives,etc,etc. Well, nothing we say is probably going to change their minds,anyway.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:37:44 PM EST
$1,900 watch
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:41:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By FNC80:
There's a pear shaped 30yo female in Dana Point, CA with a gunshot wound to her hand that might screw you if you had an HK93.




Link Posted: 10/28/2006 1:16:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By jeep44:
Let's look at it this way: Nancy Pelosi or Scarlett Johanssen-which would look better on your arm? they're both women. It's the same with watches.
Lots of people cannot understand why some of us will spend large amounts of money for things like high-end watches,flashlights,knives,etc,etc. Well, nothing we say is probably going to change their minds,anyway.


qft
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 3:19:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 3:21:26 PM EST by DigDug]
What I find sad is that some of you think you have any right to tell someone else how to spend their money.

Some people collect firearms. Some people collect ex-wives. Some people collect watches. Some people do all the above...

If I could I would blow $14K on a Patek Phillipp. They kick much ass. How much would you pay for a hand made firearm? Lots of people blow $5K on a custom 1911 when a Ruger will do just the same for $350.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:06:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By DigDug:
What I find sad is that some of you think you have any right to tell someone else how to spend their money.

Some people collect firearms. Some people collect ex-wives. Some people collect watches. Some people do all the above...

If I could I would blow $14K on a Patek Phillipp. They kick much ass. How much would you pay for a hand made firearm? Lots of people blow $5K on a custom 1911 when a Ruger will do just the same for $350.


I kept trying to make that exact point
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:15:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 4:17:28 PM EST by SamColt]

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:
Are you fucking kidding me?
This has just turned into "A fool and his money..." thread.


I don't even wear a watch. It takes me 2 free seconds to ask you for the time if I can't find my cell phone or a clock.

However, If you are getting 2 grand or more worth of enjoyment out of flipping your wrist and telling me......Then I guess the price was well paid!


I buy $15.00 dollar watches and I tell people my watch is just for looks, "doesn't keep time" when their cheap asses ask me "what time is it?" I barely want to talk to people i know let alone some dip shit who doesn't wear a watch....
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:01:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
What I find sad is that some of you think you have any right to tell someone else how to spend their money.

Some people collect firearms. Some people collect ex-wives. Some people collect watches. Some people do all the above...

If I could I would blow $14K on a Patek Phillipp. They kick much ass. How much would you pay for a hand made firearm? Lots of people blow $5K on a custom 1911 when a Ruger will do just the same for $350.


I kept trying to make that exact point


At least some people get it!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:03:55 PM EST
PIMPTASTIC!



Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:24:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
PIMPTASTIC!
www.ayresweb.com/pimp/pimptastic.jpg


You know, I may not have as nice of a lawn as you do, but it's a damn good lookin watch
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:34:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

You know, I may not have as nice of a lawn as you do, but it's a damn good lookin watch



Yes you do.


Let's just hope you are packing when they try to take it from ya!
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