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BASELWORLD 2013: Luminox launches timepieces for Space

The Essential Gear BASELWORLD 2013: Luminox launches timepieces for Space

(04/2013) Luminox announces the Pilot Professional, one in a series of four designs in the new SXC Space Collection slated for release this fall. Designed with input from test pilots and astronauts and with them in mind, the Pilot Professional is an analog watch with digital windows, multi-function capabilities and the added advantage of Luminox Light Technology. The Swiss Analog-Digital movement employed is the standard for pilots worldwide.

DiamStars Watches: The Trick with the Diamonds

Who is Serge Abitbol? DiamStars Watches: The Trick with the Diamonds

(01/2012) The advertising slogans on 123tv for DiamStars watches have a ring of real luxury. A men's watch is being advertised, for example, with the following advertising slogan: "Only the finest! From the House of DiamStars, this elegant chronograph with 7 diamonds and 45 sapphires!“. At Mybestbrands, these pseudo-luxury watches are being promoted with up to an incredible 90% discount!

Fraudsters offer Luxury Watches at Bargain Prices in Watch Forums

Watch forums attract crooks and criminals Fraudsters offer Luxury Watches at Bargain Prices in Watch Forums

(01/2012) It is frightening as one observes how the yuletide season attracts crooks and criminals to the internet. Once again, many people who have become victims of criminal suppliers on watch marketplaces - in particular from German-speaking watch forums over the last few weeks - have contacted TrustedWatch.

Watchtime.net, Chrono24.com and the LSU Hamburg

Great Shopping! Watchtime.net, Chrono24.com and the LSU Hamburg

(10/2011) The watch branch is, at times, small. Very small. Nevertheless, it's not always easy even for branch insiders to take note of its intricate inter-connections. But sometimes it's not complicated at all. The Chrono24.com watch marketplace advertises on the watch page of Watchtime.net, which is run by the Ebner publishing company. At first glance, there seems nothing unusual in this combination. However, the inter-connections therein are much more complicated.

New Watch Category Structure at Ebay

Have fun whilst searching! New Watch Category Structure at Ebay

(08/2011) On the 22nd of August 2011, Ebay made various changes in its category structure and item-specific attributes in the area of watches. Where earlier the genuine luxury brands like Breitling, OMEGA and Rolex were kept strictly apart from fake brands and cheap Chinese watches, fraternisation now rules! All watch brands now come under the heading of "wristwatches", regardless of how suspicious they may appear. The customer can then filter out their own watch features!

Danish Design Watches at brandsforfriends

Brand politics with big discounts Danish Design Watches at brandsforfriends

(08/2011) Danish Design is a watch brand by Filius Zeitdesign, who is based in Bielefeld. Currently, these watches are on offer big style at brandsforfriends, with discounts of up to 50% on the MRP. A total of 13 watch models are being knocked out in their discount action.

Chrono24.com: Purchase problems

Michael Winter says it like it is! Chrono24.com: Purchase problems

(08/2011) Unusual for a lawyer, but legal eagle Michael Winter speaks frankly in his new column! In his first contribution for TrustedWatch he describes the problems with which watch buyers are confronted on the Internet. Affected is one of his clients, whom he now represents in a case against the retailer who sold him a used IWC luxury watch via the Chrono24.com platform.

AUCTIONATA: Caution is the top priority

No right of withdrawal or return AUCTIONATA: Caution is the top priority

(07/2011) The first used brand-name watch auction from Austrian start-up auctioneers AUCTIONATA at the end of June did not create the demand that was perhaps hoped for. However, the Austrians decided to try it again on the 10th of July 2011, this time featuring historic collector's watches. Amongst other things, one of the highlights envisioned by AUCTIONATA on their online watch auction is a Patek Philippe in white gold, as well as a 1930's Jaeger LeCoultre Triple. Altogether, 150 watches are to be auctioned.

Yonger & Bresson: Chinese watches from France

Turning a Chinaman into a Frenchman Yonger & Bresson: Chinese watches from France

(07/2011) It is quite astonishing that a mechanical watch with a movement originating in a Far Eastern factory can be put on the market as being "Fabriqué en France". One can only admire the kind of "Europeanisation" from the Yonger & Bresson watch label. It's only too obvious that movements originating from Chinese manufacturers are being used here, however, resplendent on the case is the logo “Fabriqué en France“.

Not VIP: BuyVIP and the watches from Richtenburg

Amazon subsidiary sells Chinese watches at huge discounts Not VIP: BuyVIP and the watches from Richtenburg

(07/2011) BuyVIP is a closed shopping portal for members only. In October 2010 it was taken over by Amazon. The portal lives from the recommendations of its members and advertises with large discounts for selected products from well-known brands and international trend labels. According to their own advertising, BuyVIP offers its customers “time-limited campaigns with top brands from fashion and lifestyle labels at attractive prices“. But which brands do they mean?

AUCTIONATA: No cancellation and return policy

Questionable watch auctions AUCTIONATA: No cancellation and return policy

(06/2011) The Austrian e-commerce company AUCTIONATA starts the first luxury watch online auction in late June 2011. Luxury watches from renowned manufacturers such as Breitling, Ebel, IWC, Rado, Rolex and Zenith will go to auction.  The watches will be delivered, amongst others, by the watch dealers Oliver Deneke and Mario Gensicke.

Chrono24: Watch retailer Relojes Exclusivos contravenes copyright laws

Image theft at Uhrforum.de Chrono24: Watch retailer Relojes Exclusivos contravenes copyright laws

(05/2011) Good watch photos are rare on the Internet. For online watch traders they are often the decisive factor as to the success of their offers. Manufacturer's own images are unable to be sourced due to the copyrights for their use, and making original professional photos is usually much too expensive. The Spanish supplier Relojes Exclusivos has found "their" own way around this problem. They copied photos from the German watch forum.

Caution, Fraudster: Catching out customers with luxury watches by Rolex, Chopard & Patek Philippe

Fraudsters are using the watch buyer’s ignorance Caution, Fraudster: Catching out customers with luxury watches by Rolex, Chopard & Patek Philippe

(04/2011) A slick method of deception is currently abounding amongst various watch traders, in particular in Asia and Russia. The unsuspecting customers are being presented with apparently high quality, genuine watches by the sales staff at the jewellers', usually with interesting reductions and discount. Popular watch brands such as Rolex, Chopard, Patek Philippe and all brands that are elegant and expensive are often offered by these swindlers.

Fakers love Rolex, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Omega

Watch counterfeits and watch plagiarism Fakers love Rolex, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Omega

(02/2011) One can find them on the beach, at the airport, in auctions, at jewellers and even in museums. We are talking about watch counterfeits and watch fakes. The start into the world of fake watches begins with just a few Euros and ends in the six and seven-figure region. While counterfeits and fakes in the lower price segment are still relatively easy to recognise, watch experts even struggle with those in the higher price segment.

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