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can't decide if watch is new
on November 26, 2011
The watch is very nice, as is to be expected, but there are a number of issues. 1) The watch is running when I received it, typically when I buy new watches the crown is pulled out so that the watch isn't running until it is worn by the owner. Therefore, I am not sure how long the watch battery is going to last before I have to pay out of my own pocket to replace it. 2) The watch is received without a protective sticker on the face of the watch, which is atypical for a new watch to say the least (even $50 Swatch watches come with protective sticker on the watch face to protect its bezel and crystal, and this is a $230 Tissot). 3) I am pretty sure as a result of the lack of a protective sticker, there are many scratches on the bezel, a number of chips to its rims, and a small dent. Furthermore, if the watch is "new", I have no idea how these imperfections occur without human intervention. Therefore, the supposedly "new" watch is flawed cosmetically, and I tend not to believe Tissot will allow cosmetically flawed watches to be sold as "new". Hence, I am giving one star to this purchase, as I could have gotten a "used" watch from an auction site at a much lower price. I will be uploading a picture of the watch bezel for reference.
Changed rating to 5 stars. Amazon.com replaced the watch with one that has no cosmetic imperfections, though the watch is running when I received it and there is still no protective sticker. I suppose this could be the way Tissot watches are dispatched fresh from Tissot facilities? Amazon's customer service had been professional and helpful and I am glad the replacement process was straightforward.