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Old 6 January 2016, 07:26 AM   #1
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Global Watches Inc, Manhattan? Other Jewelry District Shops?

Hi, anyone have experience buying from Global Watches at 55 West 47th Street in Manhattan? Just stopped by and was given some very good prices, $7500 on a two tone Sub with papers in mint condition, $4400 on a brand new two tone Cartier Tank with stickers, box, etc.

Would love to hear from anyone with experience buying here or other shops on 47th street.
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Old 6 January 2016, 11:06 AM   #2
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Once bought from Element in Time in 36 W 47th St #301, good selection.
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Old 6 January 2016, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks wisguy, checked them out online and they look great. Global Watches is in the "World's Largest Jewelry Exchange" located at 55 W. 47th. It's a big open room with independent vendors at booths. I spent about 30 min talking to Moe at Global and his prices were pretty outstanding. Seemed willing to come down from $7500 on that two tone Sub, no holes. I noticed one other vendor with a lot of Rolexes in the Exchange but didn't have time to stop and check his watches out.
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Here's another thread with global watches
http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=198645
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Old 11 January 2016, 12:45 PM   #5
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Gai Gohari at Classic Watch NY is in the diamond district. I've been in to talk to him and have read good things. Never purchased there, however.
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Old 20 April 2017, 01:50 AM   #6
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I've personally been working in NYC's Diamond District for over a couple of years now and I have dealt with Sammy. He has been in that booth for over 30 years now and has a NYC licence to sell pre-owned watches. He's very informative about what you purchase and gives impeccable low market prices that sound too good to be true. The reason why is because he is wholesale watch dealer and sells watches in bulk quantity to many vendors in NYC's Diamond district including myself. He is very trustworthy and knowledgeable. Just make sure you catch him when he has no customers around!


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Hi, anyone have experience buying from Global Watches at 55 West 47th Street in Manhattan? Just stopped by and was given some very good prices, $7500 on a two tone Sub with papers in mint condition, $4400 on a brand new two tone Cartier Tank with stickers, box, etc.

Would love to hear from anyone with experience buying here or other shops on 47th street.
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Old 21 April 2017, 01:54 AM   #7
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I've personally been working in NYC's Diamond District for over a couple of years now and I have dealt with Sammy. He has been in that booth for over 30 years now and has a NYC licence to sell pre-owned watches. He's very informative about what you purchase and gives impeccable low market prices that sound too good to be true. The reason why is because he is wholesale watch dealer and sells watches in bulk quantity to many vendors in NYC's Diamond district including myself. He is very trustworthy and knowledgeable. Just make sure you catch him when he has no customers around!
Very interesting first post...
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Very interesting first post...
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Old 21 April 2017, 02:53 PM   #9
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Be very careful dealing with the people in the diamond district.
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Old 21 April 2017, 09:46 PM   #10
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Do your homework, check very carefully, there are some very good fakes circulating. Caveat emptor. Buyer beware.
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Old 23 April 2017, 04:48 AM   #11
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A vendor there just tried to sell me a watch with a poorly refurbished dial as a new watch and for the same price as an unworn new watch. He told me the altered dial "must be an earlier reference" which was a straight up lie.

I would be very, very careful. Don't assume anyone there is your friend or that they are acting responsibily
You can and will get ripped off.

Element in Time is trustworthy. You will pay the same amount there for a used watch as you would for a new one elsewhere, but you can trust them except for their warranty. No Grey market seller has a warranty that is in any way trustworthy. While I was shopping at Element in Time, the owner was yelling at someone who bought a used watch (with dried out oil) which stopped working. The owner loudly blamed the buyer for breaking the watch, even though the owner had not inspected it. The warranty was not honored.

Oh, and Motion in Time are notorious frauds, they were sued by Cartier for selling poorly refurbished Cartier watches with fake parts as new. They were also sued again for selling poorly refurbished Patek as new.
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