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Offline jerms

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #120 on: September 19, 2013, 02:43 »
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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #121 on: September 22, 2013, 19:03 »
Buy automatic

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #122 on: September 23, 2013, 09:18 »
Buy automatic

I have to admit I assumed all frank mullers were all automatic, so was a bit stunned when they said the battery was dead during the last service, anyway managed to get the cost of changing the battery down to $950 and it will take 6-10 weeks.  They did write back saying the battery change alone would cost $54 but because it leaked and trashed the internals, it has to be sent back to be totally renewed.

I told them i didn't want it polished but they said the polishing was free. Does sound like a complete scam.
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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #123 on: May 17, 2019, 16:03 »
Do watches retail for less in HK and London?

Looking at a Junghans Max Bill. No where near the prices of luxury watches but if I can, I would like to see if I can save some $.

Will be in HK, Jarkata, and London in the next few months.

Jarkata, I have my doubts, but been told watches in HK genrally go for about 10% less.

Junghans watches are made in Germany, would London be a good place to buy ?

Thanks !
 
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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2019, 17:18 »
Buying from HK is more competitively priced in SG due to tax-less pricing.
But... Should u be buying Junghans, you should find out if the warranty covers internationally, or just limited in HK.

So far i know Watches of Switzerland carries Junghans in local market, but I don't know which group owns the distributionship of this marque in SG. Hence... It's best to find out more, even though the movements used can be common...

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #125 on: May 17, 2019, 18:47 »
Yes and no. Although Hong Kong has no tax, you may have difficulties getting good discounts from them off the list price. But if you don't have an established relationship with a local dealer, you are probably better off in Hong Kong.

Factor in GST when you bring the watch back. If you just happen to be caught by customs with a brand new watch on your wrist, with all the box and papers in your luggage, you know what happens next. Enforcement has been stepped up considerably recently.
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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #126 on: May 17, 2019, 19:35 »
Yes... Recently they are very 'ON' the the airport customs... Beware...

Yes and no. Although Hong Kong has no tax, you may have difficulties getting good discounts from them off the list price. But if you don't have an established relationship with a local dealer, you are probably better off in Hong Kong.

Factor in GST when you bring the watch back. If you just happen to be caught by customs with a brand new watch on your wrist, with all the box and papers in your luggage, you know what happens next. Enforcement has been stepped up considerably recently.
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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #127 on: May 17, 2019, 19:58 »
wahlauehh... like this cannot buy discs n bring back from overseas liaoz。。。

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #128 on: May 18, 2019, 12:11 »
Thank you all for the pointers, have a good weekend !

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #129 on: May 21, 2019, 17:16 »
wahlauehh... like this cannot buy discs n bring back from overseas liaoz。。。

No worry lah...discs is peanuts to them unless you buy more than 10 discs than above. I had bought blu ray movies discs from Hong Kong , Malaysia , Taiwan , Thailand and Swiss , all pass through without problem...even there was twice my bags go through X-Ray machine and still pass through.

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #130 on: February 05, 2020, 13:10 »
Do watches retail for less in HK and London?

Looking at a Junghans Max Bill. No where near the prices of luxury watches but if I can, I would like to see if I can save some $.

Will be in HK, Jarkata, and London in the next few months.

Jarkata, I have my doubts, but been told watches in HK generally go for about 10% less.

Junghans watches are made in Germany, would London be a good place to buy ?

Thanks !
 

so I chanced upon Junghans Max Bill when toying with the idea of getting an affordable dress watch. Like the heritage, look, and not too crazy price tag. Been looking around for months, got some idea how much it will cost locally and in some other countries .

Was in Madrid on holiday, spotted it in a shop. Went into the shop telling myself that I will walk out with that watch. Asked to look at it,made some enquires, and found out it retails for about 30% lower, so well within what I am willing to pay.
This is my experience - it is a very slim and elegant watch, my wrist are too big and vascular for it. On its own, it is gorgeous , on my wrist it did not go well.
I walk out of the shop reluctantly without the watch, but knowing I have made the right decision.

You got to put it on to see for yourself if it fits and look good on you.
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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #131 on: February 06, 2020, 15:52 »
What is a cheapest way to verify a watch, say Rolex is authentic or not? Is there any shop doing this as a service for a reasonable amount?

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #132 on: February 06, 2020, 16:30 »
JW Watch last time got do... now, I think u call up to them to verify better.

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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #133 on: February 06, 2020, 16:38 »
What is a cheapest way to verify a watch, say Rolex is authentic or not? Is there any shop doing this as a service for a reasonable amount?

Maybe you will like to try https://www.sgrolexclub.com/

Used to know Brightime By Championtime at bencoolen  does provide such service.

Now not too sure. Can check with them.
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Re: If u can spend 20k, what luxury watch will u get?
« Reply #134 on: February 06, 2020, 18:32 »
Maybe you will like to try https://www.sgrolexclub.com/

Used to know Brightime By Championtime at bencoolen  does provide such service.

Now not too sure. Can check with them.

Can try top hour in lucky plaza.
The owner used to own for rolex