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Old 2 April 2019, 12:58 AM   #1
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Where to get a Rolex for review purposes? (Bobswatches, other online sites? etc)

Hello everyone, I just made a post and it instantly got deleted not sure why so I'm gonna try again without certain keywords that may have got it deleted

I am looking to review some Rolex Watches other than my family owns (Older Yacht-Master, Two Tone Subs etc)

and I recently saw a video review online and the guy said he got it (for two weeks and then will ship it back) from Bobswatches. I've seen more negative feedback then good about them on these forums so I'm a little on the fence about some things. If I was to ask them for a review unit (and they agreed to ship me one) they would most likely want to be mentioned in the online video review and I dont know if that would be a good idea leading people to that site? (they are RIP offs...? that's what some people claimed but I'm not sure if that was buying or selling to them or both)

Or if not them, do you guys have any suggestions where to get a review unit? (for 7 to 14 days)

I know this is probably the craziest question ever these forums have ever received but I have to ask it.

Looking to review something other than mentioned above

(from the south fl area if that matters)


EDIT: before anyone says it I'll say it, yes I know buying a watch to review would be the best thing do but unfortunately I don't have the money right now to buy a ton of watches (wish I did tho )
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Old 2 April 2019, 01:03 AM   #2
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Old 2 April 2019, 02:04 AM   #3
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Just so I understand this.

You get people/companies to ship you watches for one to two weeks, they do this trusting that you will return them and return them undamaged? So that you can review them. Do you pay them, do they pay you? None of this makes sense to me.

Do people really do that?
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Old 2 April 2019, 02:12 AM   #4
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Just so I understand this.

You get people/companies to ship you watches for one to two weeks, they do this trusting that you will return them and return them undamaged? So that you can review them. Do you pay them, do they pay you? None of this makes sense to me.

Do people really do that?
I've seen plenty of reviews online where people say "I want to give a special thanks to [person/store here] for giving me this watch to review. You could check them out in the link below"

And to answer your question about payment, I dont believe anyone pays anyone. I think it's just the reviewer giving the lender traffic to their website where potentially new customers can purchase some watches etc

What I think would make sense would be some Identification and maybe a hold on a credit card until the watch is returned. but I could be way off so take what I say with a grain of salt

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Old 2 April 2019, 02:14 AM   #5
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Ask Bob these questions. We aren't his agent.

I do have a Timex Indiglo I can loan you.
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Old 2 April 2019, 02:15 AM   #6
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Ask Bob these questions. We aren't his agent.
Never said the forums was.

I was asking if Bob's is a good place to guide an audience too. Dont want my audience to get ripped off in anyway so if saving them money means I need to do it another way then so be it.

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Old 2 April 2019, 02:19 AM   #8
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Hey Everyone,

I'm gonna go to YouTube and ask these questions instead. I thought asking here would be a good idea but it seems confusing and doesn't really make sense to these forums anyways.

People on YouTube have reviewed watches without any problems so I thought maybe someone here would point me in the right direction (is Bob's good source? no one seemed to see that part of the post?) but now I see that it was dumb of me to ask that here.

April fool of the day award goes to me

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Ok. Sorry, didn't mean to be rude. I see that you review Rolex on YouTube. Just watched your Basel review. Nicely done.
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I know that Bob's and other sources provide watches to certain "influencers" and they most likely do that in exchange for mentions and advertisements on their videos.

I know that Teddy Baldassarre sometimes gets watches from Bob's and he plugs them on his channel. But, he has >85K subscribers. Watch companies are most likely to work out deals like this with very popular, highly watched channels.

I think that Bob's is a fine seller to try to advertise with and there are probably some others out there as well. You'd just have to get in touch with them, let them know who you are and see what kind of a deal you can work with them.

It's not a crazy question and it's not uncommon. I'd think it's pretty common in any business when an influencer or other content-creator has upwards of 100K subscribers.
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Old 2 April 2019, 10:28 PM   #11
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Ask Bob these questions. We aren't his agent.

I do have a Timex Indiglo I can loan you.
You're lucky to have a Timex Indiglo. At least you do not have to put in time frequently because it has variation of minutes per month. With the Timex you do not have that uncomfortable problem.
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Old 3 April 2019, 02:15 AM   #12
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You're lucky to have a Timex Indiglo. At least you do not have to put in time frequently because it has variation of minutes per month. With the Timex you do not have that uncomfortable problem.
It's got it's own problems. I put it in a casebudi to keep it in my truck and closing it kept the crown pushed in which lights up the dial...cooked the battery in a fee days.

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Hello everyone, I just made a post and it instantly got deleted not sure why so I'm gonna try again without certain keywords that may have got it deleted

I am looking to review some Rolex Watches other than my family owns (Older Yacht-Master, Two Tone Subs etc)

and I recently saw a video review online and the guy said he got it (for two weeks and then will ship it back) from Bobswatches. I've seen more negative feedback then good about them on these forums so I'm a little on the fence about some things. If I was to ask them for a review unit (and they agreed to ship me one) they would most likely want to be mentioned in the online video review and I dont know if that would be a good idea leading people to that site? (they are RIP offs...? that's what some people claimed but I'm not sure if that was buying or selling to them or both)

Or if not them, do you guys have any suggestions where to get a review unit? (for 7 to 14 days)

I know this is probably the craziest question ever these forums have ever received but I have to ask it.

Looking to review something other than mentioned above

(from the south fl area if that matters)


EDIT: before anyone says it I'll say it, yes I know buying a watch to review would be the best thing do but unfortunately I don't have the money right now to buy a ton of watches (wish I did tho )
It is definitely possible a store might send you watches to review and return in exchange for mentioning them. You are asking how to become a social media influencer.

I mean no offence when I say this but having looked at your youtube channel, you only have 83 subscribers. That falls way short of what a company is going to want to see before they would think of getting involved with sending you watches. Realistically you are going to have to have over 50,000 subscribers + followers on social media (and that is a very generous minimum I have seen for far cheaper products so for luxury watches you could easily need over 100k)

You have to ask yourself why does a business use influencers? Are you meeting their need? They are not going to do this as a favour to you, they will expect results. No results, no free watches to play with for a week.

Hope this helps.
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Old 3 April 2019, 03:14 AM   #14
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It is definitely possible a store might send you watches to review and return in exchange for mentioning them. You are asking how to become a social media influencer.

I mean no offence when I say this but having looked at your youtube channel, you only have 83 subscribers. That falls way short of what a company is going to want to see before they would think of getting involved with sending you watches. Realistically you are going to have to have over 50,000 subscribers + followers on social media (and that is a very generous minimum I have seen for far cheaper products so for luxury watches you could easily need over 100k)

You have to ask yourself why does a business use influencers? Are you meeting their need? They are not going to do this as a favour to you, they will expect results. No results, no free watches to play with for a week.

Hope this helps.
completely understand. Was looking at the scope of things and trying to understand how all of the YouTubers handle these things.

Thanks for the response definitely gonna keep in mind what you have said and will update with you guys when I get to 50k subs

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completely understand. Was looking at the scope of things and trying to understand how all of the YouTubers handle these things.

Thanks for the response definitely gonna keep in mind what you have said and will update with you guys when I get to 50k subs

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I hope you make it happen. Iíve added one to your number of subscribers to help you along
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I hope you make it happen. Iíve added one to your number of subscribers to help you along
Thanks! definitely check out one of my Yacht Master reviews if you have the time and let me know what you think of the video capture and editing I've done

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Thanks! definitely check out one of my Yacht Master reviews if you have the time and let me know what you think of the video capture and editing I've done

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why not establish a relationship with an AD and then do a plug for the AD in the video? seems like the best way to do it. you can film it in the AD.
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why not establish a relationship with an AD and then do a plug for the AD in the video? seems like the best way to do it. you can film it in the AD.
I've thought about this as well, and it's a good idea.

The only thing about this is that would an audience trust a guys review of a watch that was only used for 1 day? that's the roadblock I am facing.

I'm more than sure I can film a watch at an AD in under an hour and be out of there hair. But is that a good enough review? that would mean little to none wrist time and long term experience.

Again, I have no problem filming at an AD but I don't think a "reviewer" only has things for a few hours and then expects people to spend thousands of dollars on them based on my few hours time with it.

A YouTube guy got a watch from Bob'
swatches for 2 weeks. That's plenty of time to figure out and film the way you'd want.

I could start off small time with watches try to guide traffic to an AD and then from there move on to full reviews. Lot of thinking needs to be done

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Build an audience with what you have or can afford to buy in and flip, then approach some dealers.
Once you have an audience and If your content is good enough you'll get approached.
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Hey HOROLOGY HOUSE, I love your YouTube reviews and great to see an Aussie coming up with content (with amazing macros) that rivals that of the WatchFinder videos

I watched your SLA017 review last night and have previously watched your Omega Seamaster Pro 300 review and I always love the minuscule details you highlight

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Build an audience with what you have or can afford to buy in and flip, then approach some dealers.
Once you have an audience and If your content is good enough you'll get approached.
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Old 24 May 2019, 03:01 AM   #21
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lol how do u ask such question on a public forum ... if you dont know such questions you shouldnt start a business ...
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I've thought about this as well, and it's a good idea.

The only thing about this is that would an audience trust a guys review of a watch that was only used for 1 day? that's the roadblock I am facing.

I'm more than sure I can film a watch at an AD in under an hour and be out of there hair. But is that a good enough review? that would mean little to none wrist time and long term experience.

Again, I have no problem filming at an AD but I don't think a "reviewer" only has things for a few hours and then expects people to spend thousands of dollars on them based on my few hours time with it.

A YouTube guy got a watch from Bob'
swatches for 2 weeks. That's plenty of time to figure out and film the way you'd want.

I could start off small time with watches try to guide traffic to an AD and then from there move on to full reviews. Lot of thinking needs to be done

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