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Old 25 November 2022, 06:02 AM   #1
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Buying an AP Watch from Boutique

Hi everyone,

I am looking to purchase a never worn/new 50th anniversary model AP from a third party. I was told that you can only get these watches without stickers/tape from AP because they "make the client wear the watch out of the store". Does anyone know if this is correct? The seller said I would not be able to find a brand new watch with real factory stickers.

Thanks for all the help!
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Old 25 November 2022, 07:56 AM   #2
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I wanted to wear mine out the store so I couldn’t tell you. That said, your first statement seems incongruent with the question.
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Old 25 November 2022, 08:20 AM   #3
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I wanted to wear mine out the store so I couldnít tell you. That said, your first statement seems incongruent with the question.
What doesn't make sense? The first statement is saying that I am looking to get a new watch from a third party and I want to know if I should expect it to have factory stickers or not.
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Old 25 November 2022, 08:34 AM   #4
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Hi everyone,

I am looking to purchase a never worn/new 50th anniversary model AP from a third party. I was told that you can only get these watches without stickers/tape from AP because they "make the client wear the watch out of the store". Does anyone know if this is correct? The seller said I would not be able to find a brand new watch with real factory stickers.

Thanks for all the help!

Not true.

Fully sticker when I left boutique
and doing the bracelet fitting myself here.


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Old 25 November 2022, 09:16 AM   #5
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My boutique doesn't allow it. I think it really depends on the boutique and who the customer is, but in general it would be quite rare.
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Old 25 November 2022, 09:27 AM   #6
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Depends on AD/boutique
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Old 25 November 2022, 11:51 AM   #7
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Not from my boutique (everything leaves sized and registered), but there are some outlets leaking new pieces. I'm also sure it wouldn't take a grey dealer a lot of effort to acquire and apply some of the green tape .
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Old 25 November 2022, 01:54 PM   #8
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This guy seems to be able to find them




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Old 26 November 2022, 04:36 AM   #9
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Old 26 November 2022, 02:18 PM   #10
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Not from an AP boutique. May be possible from an AD.

I think the greys add the stickers. Be careful, a lot of unsavoury characters out there.

LuxurySouq in dubai has a good reputation, but shipping and tax to US Is prohibitive


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Old 29 November 2022, 06:56 AM   #11
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I think the majority of genuine customers would want to get the watchmaker to resize the watch properly there and then at AP. Iíve bought several watches from AP but I expect they would be very suspicious regarding my intentions for the watch if I asked them to leave it unsized and fully stickered, I canít understand why anyone would request this unless they wanted to immediately flip the watch.


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Old 29 November 2022, 07:33 AM   #12
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Watching him is my guilty pleasure:)

Number of amazing top model he has is testament that entire AD/AP houses game is just inflated and makes us look like idiots. No way I will take part in it.


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Old 29 November 2022, 03:15 PM   #13
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I think the majority of genuine customers would want to get the watchmaker to resize the watch properly there and then at AP. Iíve bought several watches from AP but I expect they would be very suspicious regarding my intentions for the watch if I asked them to leave it unsized and fully stickered, I canít understand why anyone would request this unless they wanted to immediately flip the watch.


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Totally agree with this. The most I do is ask my SA to leave stickers and tags on so I can enjoy the satisfaction of removing them in store prior to getting sized and walking out with it


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