Would You Buy a Luxury Watch on Amazon?
Many online shoppers are hooked on Amazon, making it their first stop when looking for the lowest prices on certain items. Over the years, the inventory of products available from this Internet retailer have grown in both number and variety so that now you can buy practically anything from Amazon—including a luxury watch.
The Street took a look at the selection of ultra expensive timepieces now offered by various Amazon retailers and found an impressive array of fine watches that can be shipped right to your door. But is buying a watch from Amazon really a good idea?
The highest priced watch now for sale on Amazon is an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon extra thin rose gold model with a list price of $165,800.00. Avi & Co. NY is selling this watch for $122,900.00, a 26% discount. That sum includes free shipping, of course. If this lovely piece tempts you, act quickly because there’s only one left.
Number two is a Patek Philippe Grand Complication Men’s Platinum offered by Dexclusive for $96,840.00, a discount of $18,860.00 off the list price of $115,700.00. This one also has only one piece left in stock.
Number three is a Zenith Defy Xtreme Open El Primero Tourbillon men’s watch for $89,800.00, a 36% discount from the list price of $140,000.00. This one sold by Aqua Diamond has the same warranty and free shipping. Two are left in stock.
Coming in at number four is a Leroy Osmior 18K white gold retrograde perpetual calendar men’s watch offered by JZ&F for $85,320.00. Number five is a Ulysse Nardin Hour Striker from Todaysstyle priced at $82,000.00 plus $6.99 for really slow shipping with delivery estimated about a month from now.
So should you purchase a luxury watch from Amazon? If you know exactly what you want and an Amazon vendor is offering the lowest price available, why not? Just be sure that you have actually held the watch in your hands at a local retailer and are certain that this is the model you’re looking for. Also be aware that these watches come with a two-year Amazon.com warranty provided by Asurion rather than manufacturer.