The business world is getting smaller each day............Bob.
Straight from the article:
"The Indian watch market is estimated around 55 million units and valued around Rs 4,700 crore. Over 50 per cent of this market is unorganised, primarily in the low-end and dominated by small players assembling watches illegally, smuggled watches and fakes."
Only solidifying my position to pass over any ebay auction shipping from India. Sorry India, even if that vintage Seiko dial is real with a bad re-paint, god only knows what lurks inside with home made parts instead of OEM to fix the movement, etc.
It's a murky area.Sorry India, even if that vintage Seiko dial is real with a bad re-paint, god only knows what lurks inside with home made parts instead of OEM to fix the movement, etc.
Sure I'll buy any SEIKO branded OEM part or NOS watch regardless of where it was made. I just don't trust the used watches from India because while certainly there are a ton of reputable watch guys there, you must know the seller well.It's a murky area.
Who knows what other parts are being produced in India? If it's commissioned by Seiko, would you still buy a part even if it was made in India?
If the part/case came from the same Indian factory but wasn't official Seiko stock, would you consider it OEM?
Abdullah you are NOT included ! ! ! Especially after the fine favors you have given me! I promise to get to my projects and post once complete.:38::a102::hee20hee20hee:
If it's cases only I don't think I would be too worried where it came from.mmm- worrying if its going to be Indian made. Hope the quality doesn't suffer
That's a hornet's nest you're opening, lol. If it says made in Japan and it's Seiko - it is made in Japan.If it's cases only I don't think I would be too worried where it came from.
You need to also bear in mind that "Swiss made" is not 100% Swiss. I can't remember how much of a watch has to be Swiss before it can be legally be labelled Swiss made, but I do know it's less than 80%.
In that vein, apart from mid Ti high range Japanese watches I would guess that they aren't 100% Japanese either.