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I am planning on buying a Seiko Le Grand Sport (mens) SRL001 Retrograde and I don't want to get ripped of by purchasing a replica. This is a $500+ retail priced watch and the internet is full of $150 to $299 price points. Some of the retailers are BlueDial.com, Merchants on Ebay (most with good sales history), Jomashop.com and many others.


Here is my concern...you can buy replicas of this same model on the internet (with full disclosure of being a replica) for $237, just go to this website: [Replica website url deleted by Moderator].

Are the merchants that I mentioned, selling these replicas and passing them off as real? The price point fits, especially if you were to contact a wholesale an order a bunch at a discount and resell them between the $150 and $299 price point. My girl friend just purchased a ladies Le grand Sport from Jomashop.com and it looks very nice and appears to be authentic. She paid $188 and the retail was $350.


Any thoughts??
 

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I managed to snag one from Amazon at Christmas time (it was one of the daily specials) for $109. Amazon still has them for $185, which still isn't a bad price.


Here's a quick & dirty shot of mine:



It's a nice watch. I bought mine to wear with a suit while my Omega was back at the factory for an overhaul (six months!) and I still wear it often.



I have seen those replica sites. I have a theory that they aren't selling watches at all; they exist solely as a means for gathering credit card numbers from unsuspecting buyers. There's no way that they could have all of those models, and their product photos are almost always down-rezzed versions of the manufacturer's photos.

Jomashop and Bluedial are OK, but Amazon has a much better return policy, so I always buy from them even if the price is slightly higher.

Happy hunting!

--Les
 
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