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Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« on: July 05, 2022, 08:07:37 PM »
As per the title, is Chrono24 an ok platform to purchase from? Please let me know your experiences with this platform. Am about to pull the trigger on a watch.


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 05:29:16 AM »
Wow! No one ?


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 07:34:08 AM »
at prices 20% above market?


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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 07:37:39 AM »
at prices 20% above market?
Thanks for your feedback. I am referring more towards the safety aspects…ie has anyone been scammed buying thru chrono24 platform….


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2022, 07:52:32 AM »

the asking prices are too ridiculous to even consider buying so no first hand experience then..

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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2022, 10:27:25 AM »
Never purchased from there but i think if you follow the adage of "buying the seller", it should be fine. Do factor in taxes and duties when you make your purchase decision.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2022, 11:45:33 AM »
Bought my rolex off there. Can be trustable if you strictly go for Japanese shops (Not private) as they tend to under describe the condition. (Or over describe even the smallest scratches, for a better perspective)

Custom takes 5% on selling price too. Took about a week to reach me if i dont remember wrongly.

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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2022, 11:50:00 AM »
Bought my rolex off there. Can be trustable if you strictly go for Japanese shops (Not private) as they tend to under describe the condition. (Or over describe even the smallest scratches, for a better perspective)

Custom takes 5% on selling price too. Took about a week to reach me if i dont remember wrongly.

was this recently or few years ago before the prices went silly?

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2022, 01:19:00 PM »
Bought my rolex off there. Can be trustable if you strictly go for Japanese shops (Not private) as they tend to under describe the condition. (Or over describe even the smallest scratches, for a better perspective)

Custom takes 5% on selling price too. Took about a week to reach me if i dont remember wrongly.

was this recently or few years ago before the prices went silly?

Dec 2021, midway when the prices went parabolic. Saw a good deal there where MY prices were even higher, and jumped the gun.

The watch is now back to my original investment now though

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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2022, 03:54:09 PM »
I purchased a couple of my Seikos from Japanese dealers on C24. No issues thus far.

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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2022, 03:28:38 PM »
I feel like prices from Chrono24 are a way too high. Selection is good, but better wait for the piece you want to appear in your local community. Let's not get started on limited pieces there.

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2022, 03:45:48 PM »
Just to update my purchase went super smooth thru chrono24. Bought from a Japanese dealer. Watch looks to be in excellent condition literally BNIB. Now checking its performance.


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2022, 06:52:02 PM »
Nice. Do share your experience with us here and a wrist shot as well.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2022, 09:09:00 PM »
Nice. Do share your experience with us here and a wrist shot as well.
Nice. Do share your experience with us here and a wrist shot as well.
Here you go. My first GS. I must say I am impressed!

https://flic.kr/p/2nyvbVG


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2022, 09:40:16 PM »
I bought a quartz Grand Seiko and a Omega Speedmaster Racing via Chrono 24, both in this year (2022) from Japanese dealer. Both transactions went thru smoothly and watches received in good condition without any issue.

Delivery normally takes around 1-2 weeks included dealer preparation, postage and custom clearance. For both purchases, I were charged 5% duty fees (of the total declared value) during custom clearance.

Believe me, you might be able to get some good deals from Chrono 24 if you are carefully looking for it. The Chrono 24 apps also allow us to browse watches that we are interested and we can save it as favourite for monitoring purpose.

My advice is going for Japanese dealer, as they are more trustworthy and weak Japanese Yen currency certainly leads to some greater offer price.

Good luck in your watch hunting!

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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2022, 05:31:48 AM »
I bought a quartz Grand Seiko and a Omega Speedmaster Racing via Chrono 24, both in this year (2022) from Japanese dealer. Both transactions went thru smoothly and watches received in good condition without any issue.

Delivery normally takes around 1-2 weeks included dealer preparation, postage and custom clearance. For both purchases, I were charged 5% duty fees (of the total declared value) during custom clearance.

Believe me, you might be able to get some good deals from Chrono 24 if you are carefully looking for it. The Chrono 24 apps also allow us to browse watches that we are interested and we can save it as favourite for monitoring purpose.

My advice is going for Japanese dealer, as they are more trustworthy and weak Japanese Yen currency certainly leads to some greater offer price.

Good luck in your watch hunting!

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I fully agree. This is my third purchase from Japanese dealers (non private ) and have not had any issues so far. They are a amazing to deal with. Watches always come as per advertised or better. 


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2022, 03:24:02 PM »
Nice. Do share your experience with us here and a wrist shot as well.
Nice. Do share your experience with us here and a wrist shot as well.
Here you go. My first GS. I must say I am impressed!

https://flic.kr/p/2nyvbVG


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I just realised that my link isn’t working. Trying again. Also anyone know how to get the picture to show on the forum instead of a link? I can do it on my computer but can’t seem to do it from the Flickr mobile app.

https://flic.kr/p/2nyFZ2Z


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2022, 03:29:05 PM »
Nice. Do share your experience with us here and a wrist shot as well.
Nice. Do share your experience with us here and a wrist shot as well.
Here you go. My first GS. I must say I am impressed!

https://flic.kr/p/2nyvbVG


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I just realised that my link isn’t working. Trying again. Also anyone know how to get the picture to show on the forum instead of a link? I can do it on my computer but can’t seem to do it from the Flickr mobile app.

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Nice watch pal, please wear in good health, regards

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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2022, 03:33:01 PM »
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[/quote]Nice watch pal, please wear in good health, regards

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Thanks! I think this is going to be a slippery slope into GS poison


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2022, 07:32:05 AM »
The prices are marked up to cover the high commissions charged by the platform. I never bought any watches there when I can get them locally.


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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2022, 12:26:02 PM »
Brought 3 watches,
1 GS SBGR311 and 2 Omegas at Chrono24.
so far quite good and happy with experience.

abit tedious is when send over to Malaysia,
i need to proceed to poslaju in PJ, show the counter the invoice and payment proof.
then pay the import tax in cash before i can collect my parcel.
i thought it suppose to be send over right to my doorstep.

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Re: Chrono24 is it ok to purchase from?
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2022, 08:51:28 PM »
bought a few from Chrono24, no problems so far. Delivery timely as well, just take note of customs charges