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Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

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Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

Where is the best place to buy genuine Swiss watches? No copies or fakes please. Been there! Done that! Duty free v shopping centres?

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1. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

At a guess, I would imagine............ China

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2. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm looking at Phuket. I have a holiday planned later in the year in Phuket and wanted to buy my wife a nice watch as a wedding anniversary present.

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3. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

Sounds like a lovely anniversary present, it's just that, to me the concept of a genuine Swiss Watch is a little bemusing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Made

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4. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

There are quite a few good watch shops in Phuket - not fake etc. On the ground floor of the first building of Jungceylon shopping centre there are 2 shops on the right side, one is City Chain, they also have a website.

Central Festival also has a few watch shops plus Central Department store has some brand names etc.

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5. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

http://www.geneva-watch.ch/index.php

It's just near the train station!

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6. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

Thankyou for two very helpful suggestions! I'll check out the websites and do some homework! Cheers!!!!

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7. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

Will you be transiting somewhere? Like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore?

The duty free shops at the airport might have wider choices.

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8. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

It depends which Swiss watch you're looking for but I wouldn't buy an expensive watch anywhere else than a reputable jeweller from home.

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9. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

@ chrella

why not?I got half of my collection from sites like Amazon or e- bay.authorise (re-sellers or dealers of course).

I cannot see nothing wrong buying a swiss made watch in legit big shop in Phuket , like Tesco Lotus, or Central Festival.

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10. Re: Best place to buy genuine Swiss watches?

They shouldn't be more expensive in Aussiland than in Phuket. Plus you know where you'll have service, except you're talking about inexpensive stuff, a battery can be changed almost everywhere, even if it might be the wrong battery then. But a mechanical watch needs service every once in a while, like for a Patek Philippe the general service every 5 years is about 500 Euro :-)