Jan 31st, 2004, 05:17 PM
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Where's the best place (airport duty free shop, city, etc.) to buy real ROLEX watches?
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Feb 1st, 2004, 06:19 AM
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fate -
Best bet would be in St.Martin (French Side) in the Caribbean - but still lots of bucks for a new one?

There is, however, a large market in "pre-owned" (like pre-owned [in other words used] BMWs or Lexus cars) in Rolex watches coming out of South American countries - e.g. Argentina. Folks there need money.

But you have to find a reputable dealer when in this market. A friend bought one about 20-yrs ago and hasn't had any problems at all - and it looks as new as the day it was bought by the original owner.

There really aren't very good deals in the Duty Free shops and from wherever you purchase the watch, you're still going to have to declare it upon return at Customs and pay a duty fee.

Find a reputable jeweler in your hometown and negotiate and try using "cash" to purchase.
Feb 1st, 2004, 04:29 PM
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sandi, nice to hear from you again. thanks for the info. if you didn't know, i currently reside in seoul and everything here is insanely expensive - hence the posting. still planning to go to cairo/nile cruise and amman, jordan in june (as soon as my daughter is off school for the summer). if you don't mind, can you please give me your personal e-mail address for i have tons of questions regarding this trip? mine is [email protected]. best regards.
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Feb 1st, 2004, 05:49 PM
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fate -

Seoul - never would have thought. I did notice your post on some of the other boards and some interesting feedback from posters.

You can feel free to email me at:

[email protected]

Feb 3rd, 2004, 07:00 PM
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We got ours in Cayman. Hubby just wore his back home.
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