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Old 6 February 2018, 09:53 AM   #1
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Have you ever bought a watch and did not receive the proper box?

It has happened to me twice: JLC Geophysique and Omega Speedmaster.

The JLC boutique quickly provided the presentation box after I asked for it. You may remember that thread last year when many doubters said I would never get it.

I bought the Speedmaster from an AD about ten years ago. A boutique worker recently asked if I received a presentation box. I did not. I got a small red box.

If you never bought a certain type of watch, how would you know what its box would look like?
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Old 6 February 2018, 11:30 AM   #2
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Before purchasing any watch, I always do a thorough research on all watch forums, scanning photographs and watching unboxing videos.For example, the Seiko Diver SLA 017 62Mas Reissue has 2 types of presentation boxes: One for a boutique in Frankfurt, Germany and another for the rest of the world...
Edit: Some Swiss, Japanese and German brands have barcode stickers on the outer box
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Old 6 February 2018, 12:56 PM   #3
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If you never bought a certain type of watch, how would you know what its box would look like?

Omega have a box code on the pictogram card.
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Old 6 February 2018, 01:03 PM   #4
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Before purchasing any watch, I always do a thorough research on all watch forums, scanning photographs and watching unboxing videos.For example, the Seiko Diver SLA 017 62Mas Reissue has 2 types of presentation boxes: One for a boutique in Frankfurt, Germany and another for the rest of the world...
Edit: Some Swiss, Japanese and German brands have barcode stickers on the outer box
Yeah, ROW got the short end
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Old 6 February 2018, 03:06 PM   #5
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That is some box for the Seiko. Interesting point on the Omega.
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Old 6 February 2018, 03:11 PM   #6
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Old 7 February 2018, 03:13 AM   #7
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Before purchasing any watch, I always do a thorough research on all watch forums, scanning photographs and watching unboxing videos.For example, the Seiko Diver SLA 017 62Mas Reissue has 2 types of presentation boxes: One for a boutique in Frankfurt, Germany and another for the rest of the world...
Edit: Some Swiss, Japanese and German brands have barcode stickers on the outer box


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Old 7 April 2018, 11:00 PM   #8
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WOW, very cool how Germany got special preference on this presentation box than everywhere else in the world, even Japan
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Old 8 April 2018, 06:29 PM   #10
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It has happened to me twice: JLC Geophysique and Omega Speedmaster.

The JLC boutique quickly provided the presentation box after I asked for it. You may remember that thread last year when many doubters said I would never get it.

I bought the Speedmaster from an AD about ten years ago. A boutique worker recently asked if I received a presentation box. I did not. I got a small red box.


If you never bought a certain type of watch, how would you know what its box would look like?
I don't believe omega had the big presentation box 10 years ago. It came out with the new ref 311. The red box is correct to your watch.
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Old 12 July 2019, 08:25 AM   #11
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Before purchasing any watch, I always do a thorough research on all watch forums, scanning photographs and watching unboxing videos.For example, the Seiko Diver SLA 017 62Mas Reissue has 2 types of presentation boxes: One for a boutique in Frankfurt, Germany and another for the rest of the world...
Edit: Some Swiss, Japanese and German brands have barcode stickers on the outer box
Is it the same for SLA025 and/or SLA033? Are there special presentation boxes also?
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Old 12 July 2019, 11:21 AM   #12
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Was originally given the wrong box with my Bell & Ross. AD swapped it out for me the next day when I brought it to their attention.
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Old 12 July 2019, 05:07 PM   #13
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Heard that for seiko, german releases have better presentation boxes.

The sla017 pictured above. The sla025 has a dive knife. The sla033 has a flashlight.

Curious why germany is treated much better than rest of the world.
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Old 13 July 2019, 02:44 AM   #14
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Most grey market sellers do not send a box.
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