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Old 14 March 2014, 04:35 AM   #1
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European Watch Co. vs. Paul Duggan in Boston

Both seem reputable. Anyone have data on either ?

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Old 19 March 2014, 03:11 AM   #2
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I haven't purchased from either, but I frequent their shops to check out their inventory. Duggan is a nice guy and they have a friendly staff. Not nearly the in amount of inventory as EWC, but I enjoy my time in the store more. EWC seems a little stuffier and they don't display a lot of their watches, like all the Rolex and most Patek. As far as business practices, they are both above board and I haven't heard a bad word for either.
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Old 22 March 2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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Thanks. My take as well. Duggan very responsive. Neither seem to move on price as much as some of the sellers on TRF.
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Old 22 March 2014, 10:36 PM   #4
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That's true. I believe they offer (at least I'm pretty sure Duggan does) a 6 month warranty. That's built into the price. If he had the watch I was looking for, I wouldn't hesitate to pay the premium from Duggan.
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Old 23 March 2014, 01:56 AM   #5
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Ive done business with Joshua at European Watch Co. and have nothing but good things to say. Prompt response and immediate payment for the boxes I supplied him with.
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Old 6 July 2014, 09:34 AM   #6
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I bought a BLNR from duggan last week, got a great deal and amazing service. hard watch to find and they still gave me a deal.
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Old 10 July 2014, 07:59 AM   #7
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I have done two Rolex trades with Albert at EWC, both a few years ago. Albert was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend.
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Old 11 July 2014, 03:31 AM   #8
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Not familiar with EWC but I have dealt with Duggan regarding an antique watch and although they could not fix it for me, service was top notch and I would be happy to go back.
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Old 11 July 2014, 03:48 AM   #9
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Ive done business with Joshua at European Watch Co. and have nothing but good things to say. Prompt response and immediate payment for the boxes I supplied him with.
Josh joined us at the last gtg. Good peoples. They were kind enough to show us many of their prized pieces even though none of us bought anything. I've bought a few shell Cordovan straps there, but no watches yet. Heard only good things about Duggan, too.
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Old 16 July 2014, 12:24 PM   #10
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I bought a vintage Patek from Duggan a few years ago for a very good deal. Very professional and prompt shipping.
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Old 21 March 2015, 12:47 PM   #11
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I just bought a SS/RG YM2 from Duggan earlier this week and had a very positive experience. They price their watches more realistically than EWC, who start much higher in negotiations. I would go back to Duggan when ready for my next acquisition.
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Old 23 March 2015, 10:02 PM   #12
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I have purchased from Ivana at EWC....great experience and I wouldn't hesitate recommending Ivana
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Old 23 March 2015, 11:19 PM   #13
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I always like to chat with Tony at EWC. So far no purchases but I have always found their advice to be helpful. No pressure and normally willing to deal. I would buy from them for sure if I find the right watch.
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Old 24 March 2015, 12:18 AM   #14
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I have bought and sold to EWC. My experience was great but their prices aren't the best you can find.
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Old 25 March 2015, 08:54 AM   #15
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A year or so ago I traded two watches to EWC for a Patek Annual that was supposed to be complete with papers. There was no certificate of authenticity as represented, and the story was the person they got the Patek from was supposed to get them the certificate. That person never did. I asked for a like replacement with papers per our original agreement. They sent another, and upon winding this Patek, the rotor would start spinning. Finally, we agreed on a cash price from them for my two watches, as their track record with providing me what I thought I was getting was not good. So I can say we took care of the deal, but make sure what you buy comes with what it is supposed to.

I ended up not buying a Patek and put the finds towards a Porsche 911 Turbo instead.
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Old 11 June 2015, 10:09 AM   #16
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I recently purchased a pre-owned Yacht-Master from Paul Duggan. Excellent value and first class service.
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Old 11 June 2015, 08:18 PM   #17
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Joshua is a class act and gentleman and have done multiple deals with him. He is fair and straight shooter! As for Duggan also have done a few deals with him and also good guy!
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Old 12 June 2015, 06:35 AM   #18
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ive purchased from both, and had excellent experiences. actually, just received something from Joshua at EWC, will have an incoming post shortly
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Old 16 June 2015, 01:30 AM   #19
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Ive done business with Joshua at European Watch Co. and have nothing but good things to say. Prompt response and immediate payment for the boxes I supplied him with.
Love that TB Buti! Wish I hadn't sold mine.
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Old 5 November 2015, 08:59 AM   #20
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I've purchased from both and sold to EW.

Both are excellent.
EW tends to price at the very high end of market, but will negotiate if a piece has been sitting for a while.
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Old 8 May 2016, 05:57 AM   #21
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Just picked up my first Sub from Paul Duggan, very happy with the experience, I feel like the price was fair and condition was accurate to what they stated on their website. They were happy to spend time with me and give a decent discount for check cash or wire.

Will do business there again and they seems to have a very good used Rolex selection most of the time.

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Old 12 May 2016, 01:28 PM   #22
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I went in to EWC and felt like I was intruding. That said, they have a good rep.

I was doing the Newbury Watch Hunt and realize I much prefer the world at my finger tips.
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Old 22 August 2016, 05:49 AM   #23
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European Watch Co. is a real store with real folks. I have not purchased from them. However, my store visits and interactions on the phone were nothing but pleasant!
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Old 7 September 2016, 02:57 AM   #24
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Visited EWC with a friend who has an inherited 1016 with some bracelet issues. I asked if they had one in proper condition to show my friend the difference (I saw one in the case for sale). They asked if we were there to buy or browse? Basically, they were indifferent to an owner's simple request. Pity, my friend is an art collector of some international repute who is getting the Rolex bug now that he wears one. I suspect that he will shop elsewhere.
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Old 10 September 2016, 06:20 AM   #25
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EWC to me has been hit or miss, sometimes helpful sometimes feel like im bothering them. Their pricing seems optimistic which makes more sense that they are willing to negotiate. Some used ALS's were priced the same as a brand new one down the road at shreve. They do have some cool vintage pieces.
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