Watches are not only some time telling devices. These are high end accessories that define someone’s style and personality. Owning an expensive designer timepiece is a huge fashion statement. It tells everyone that you are successful, stylish and sophisticated. This is why so many people are fascinated by the idea of owning such a beautiful watch. The consequence is that regular people like us opt for buying a replica watch instead, an affordable version of the authentic product.
Timeswisstime.com is an awful looking website. This is my honest opinion. I rarely get to see something as unprofessional and amateur looking as this e-shop. The graphics, images and layout clearly show that this company has nothing to do with high end luxury watches. I mean, I know it sells low priced replicas, but it wouldn’t hurt to pay more attention to its aesthetics. The website looks like something a 5 years-old could draft up in a couple minutes. Still, let’s not be so quick to judge and take a closer look to see how reputable and liable this company really is.
On the homepage we have a small banner at the top with a Tag Heuer Monaco. In the left side of the page there is pretty rich list of available brands, in the right side there are buttons for the informative pages and in the center of the page there is a big chunk of text followed by many sponsored products. The whole thing looks difficult to browse and unfriendly. It is the kind of page you usually bounce off in a few seconds.
The website has a very wide selection of brands and for every brand there are a couple hundred items available. These are organized into collections and sub-collections which makes browsing a lot easier. Still, even in this case you have to go through 5-10 pages to get to view the entire sub-collection. This is why I think that an Advanced Search option would have made things a lot easier.
The most interesting thing about this e-store is that despite its amateur appearance, it mostly sells Swiss made replica watches. A part of its collection includes Japanese timepieces, but the dominant niche is clearly represented by fake timepieces equipped with 25 jewels Swiss ETA automatic movement. These watches cost between $350 and $500 whereas the Japanese ones are about $200-$350. From my point of view, these prices are a little bit high, considerably more than what your average fake watches store asks for a knockoff.
I do not trust the photos posted on this website. The thing that makes me doubt the authenticity of the pictures is the fact that the watches are photographed over a white paper that says firstname.lastname@example.org when the company’s email addresses are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Wait, there’s more. Other watches are photographed over a black or gray background. I honestly think that the merchant has copied these images from other websites and that these do not belong to him. This means that when ordering something from this store we could very well receive a watch that looks totally different than what is displayed in the photos.
Even though I am convinced that these images are not of the merchandise that Timeswisstime.com sells out of curiosity I took a photo of one of its replica Omega Speedmaster and compared it to a photo of the authentic watch. The result was that there are some significant cosmetic differences. The first one is in the small dials. These do not have that 3D construction. The center of the subdial should be lower than the margins. The date window is also different. It should have a black background with clear white numbers. The replica has a black background with gray digits that are hard to read. The pushers and the winding crown are not as round and elegant as the one of the authentic timepiece. Furthermore, the stainless steel is poorly polished on the knockoff.
I find the payment process implemented on this e-shop as highly unusual and unsecure. You do not place the order and fill in the payment information directly on the website. For ordering a product, you first need to select a model, after this to send an email to the company with that product and your shipping information so they can place the order and send you an email with the link where you can enter your payment details. I honestly do not understand why there isn’t a normal “Buy Now” button so you can securely order the product online. Also, they claim to accept Visa, Mastercard, Western Union and Bank Wire payments.
Timeswisstime.com doesn’t list its shipping prices and does not give that many details about its delivery policy. It only states that the shipping fee is included in the price of the watch and that the packages are shipped with Express Mail. Usually, this means a 10-14 business days delivery with a tracking number that is updated very slowly.
I totally dislike the fact that the company cannot be contacted by live chat or phone. The only way of getting a hold of its agents is to send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Both of these email addresses are very unprofessional and unreliable. Any decent online replica merchant should have a company email address that starts with “contact@” or “sales@”.
The return policy of this merchant is highly unfair. It seems that you cannot return the watch in case you are not satisfied with it. The only accepted return reasons are if the replica is defective. In this case, they will replace it or repair it. Of course, all the return shipping costs must be paid by the customer.
Timeswisstime.com is an online fake watches store that raises many questions. It advertises itself as a high end Swiss seller, but the facts suggest a completely different story. The design of the website is very unprofessional, the pictures do not seem to be of its actual merchandise, the ordering process is unreliable and unsecure, you cannot return the watch if you do not like it and the customer service is non-responsive.