The EXACT same watches with cheaper price tag
Think about what you can do if they don’t honor their promise. With a money order, there is absolutely nothing you can do, because no one cares. There are several qualities of Swiss-made replicas out there. Any firm which accepts money orders only has no credibility. Which means no money back guarantee.
Most of them aren’t even made in Switzerland, and don’t even have a Swiss-made movement. How do you know? You don’t – that’s why you rely on the warranty! You can tell yourself that you can get the money back from the police or cancel the money order, however that’s not going to happen.
Most so-called Swiss Replicas out there are either high quality Japan-made replicas, or simply Japan-made replicas. If you were to pay money to a firm that does not accept credit cards, and doesn’t even have a phone number for you to reach them, you will probably receive junk. Money orders are as good as cash. It is not within the police’s jurisdiction; it is a civil matter and you have to file a lawsuit against the company.
Assuming you send them a money order for a Swiss Replica, and they ship you a Japan-made replica (retail value $150) and tells you there is a 1 year warranty on it. You don’t fond of the watch, or it breaks down 6 months down the road what can you do? Nothing! And that company’s website is probably long gone by then. As much as you would like to convince yourself that you know a firm is offering a credible product, there is no way to prove it.
These cheaper Swiss Replicas (if they should even be called that) have the following poor qualities:
The stainless steel as well is not solid. And once again, there is no way for you to tell until it starts to wear off. This as well cannot be told until you have received the watch.
The weight of the watch is nowhere near exact to the real thing.
The watch has a generic replica of the Swiss-made ETA movement, or a lower quality (perhaps 21-jewel) ETA movement. This is another aspect that cannot be judge until you have received the watch.
Why be Cautious?
There are several companies offering Swiss-made replicas. Whether they are genuinely Swiss- made or not remains a mystery. Unlike a physical store, you can’t touch and feel the product. All you see is a computer-generated website, which can disappear as fast as it appeared.
Or better yet, what about a genuine Swiss-made movement?
You only have one way to judge the quality of the product by pictures.
however can you see quality in a photo?
Can you see Swiss-made craftsmanship from the pictures alone?
Is it probably to judge solid gold from a picture?
How about the finest markings and engravings?
Poor quality markings and engravings which are impossible to see in photographs. By the time you notice it, you have already handed over your money and it’s too late.
Are you able to feel genuine sapphire crystal, or be sure that this firm is going to be around (or even obligated to) honor their warranty and return policies?
18k Gold, Swiss-Made Watch, Sapphire Crystal all for under $1000? Ask your jeweler if that’s possible! The reason you have to be cautious is because you cannot see the product before you buy.
There is no way a genuine Swiss-made replica can be sold for under $1000. Some are even foolish enough to price their so-called solid 18k gold Swiss-made watches the same price as their solid stainless steel watches! thus are they claiming that solid gold is the same price as stainless steel?
Mistake #2: Money Orders ONLY
There are several websites out there that accept money orders only. Is that a bad sign? Absolutely. The only way you can safely purchase a Swiss-made replica and be sure you are receiving the quality you deserve, is to observe for obvious mistakes on their website.
Money orders are basically cash, however with the name of the intended recipient. That means once the money order has been cashed, there is nothing you can do to get your money back even if you don’t like the product (or receive anything at all).
The gold is not 18k. Again, there is no way for you to tell until 6 months down the road when the gold starts to wear off and the firm has disappeared. No warranty. And a safe bet that you will be receive a very poor quality watch. Ask any of the thousands of people who’ve been ripped off on eBay and that should be more than enough proof for you. Don’t just listen to what people promise you. Talk is cheap.