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#1 Nrvsbride

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    Posted 08 March 2007 - 07:15 PM

    Okay I promised I would ask my friend's husband "the jeweler" if he could get me a good price on luxury watches. I asked him about the Tag watch specifically b/c that is the one that a lot of girls mentioned. He doesn't directly sell watches b/c he does wholesale diamonds in the diamond district in NYC so he would have to get them through his friend. Basically he said that the more watches we purchase the better deal everyone will get. And if people pay cash (not sure how we would pull that one off) then there will be another discount and no tax. NYC has high sales tax. (sorry)

    Anyways so he said he recently got a tag watch for his friend with floating diamonds inside the watch (obviously one of the more upscale ones) for $1,200. I realize most of you may not want to spend that much but I just wanted to mention it so that you can get an idea of the pricing. He said if I get him specific watch models then he will be able to give me a better idea of how much he can get it for. So if anyone is interested PM the specific watch style and model number.

    Also, I found this site:

    Alan Furman & Co - Tag Heuer Watches

    which seems to have pretty reasonable prices on watches. But I figure if someone wants a nice one that isn't too ridiculously priced then he might be able to get it for like $500 or so.

    -Glenda

    #2 Sarah

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      Posted 08 March 2007 - 07:29 PM

      I'm definitely interested Glenda. I just need a couple weeks to do some research and decide which watch I want. I'll get back to you... Sounds like a great deal!

      #3 Nrvsbride

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        Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:27 PM

        No prob, take your time.



        -Glenda

        #4 -Kate-

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          Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:34 PM

          I am in for sure. I need to figure out which one he wants, but I'm so in.

          #5 *JillD*

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            Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:59 PM

            Me too, same thing, have to look at them and see which one he would want.

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            Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:18 AM

            Ooo good idea Glenda. I'll think about it... i just have so much stuff on the go with moving and everything

            When are you planning on ordering them? they look really nice and Jared has mentioned numerous times he needs a fancy watch. This would be PERFECT!!

            #7 *JillD*

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              Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:44 AM

              ok, this is going to sound like a dumb question, but

              whats the difference between,

              quartz, quartz chronograph, automatic, & calibre

              I'm watch dumb!

              #8 BEACHBRIDEMA

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                Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:21 PM

                Glenda I would totally be interested. I will just check out which one he wants. Can you only get tag watches?
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                  Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

                  I got my FI a Tag Carrera for his b-day last year... we did a lot of reseach and the only thing I would be concerned about is buying from a registered dealer... there's apparelty alot of fakes out there, I think there's an article in the Chicago Sun Times today that talks about this. I was going to buy it from Overstock which was 27% discounted... but I decided to go to Tourneau (Largest Wacth Shop, one location is Water Tower Chicago) and got the guy to drop the price down 27%, which is the lowest they can go... and the lowest I could find online from registerd dealers... anything lower I would be extremely careful about. Additionally, I wanted to buy it from a store because then if anything happened he could bring it in and get it replaced with the warrenty, also they offer buffing and cleaning services.

                  Just be careful where you shop and make sure its with a registered dealer.... it maybe better to pay a couple of bucks extra to get that peace of mind.

                  Good Luck Girls!

                  #10 Nrvsbride

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                    Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:44 AM

                    I can get any type of watch just let me know the model and make. This is 100% a registered dealer. If I was getting fakes I would tell you guys as I did with the pashs. LOL. Plus who wants to give their hubby a fake watch? That wouldn't be a very nice gift. LOL. My friend is a jeweler and he works in the diamond district in NYC and has a legit store and you will all get receipts and the warranties and so on and so on. If there is any problems they will exchange it for you. If anyone is ever wondering whether or not something is fake, you can purchase something and then take it to the store (of the brand that it is) and ask the sales people if the product is fake or not. They look it up based on the serial number and they will tell you. If a place does not let you exchange then they are probably fake. Or those online stores that tell you that you can't get the warranty or tags are usually selling fake stuff. That is why I was wary of the online store I posted.

                    -Glenda




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