The online stores are both comfortable and risky for all lovers of the internet land. On the one hand, it is comfortable because you have the whole portfolio of items right in front of you. In addition, you can easily purchase literally everything from any country. On the other hand, the process is risky because you leave all your details from your card and personal information to a vendor you have no idea about.
All you can do is investigate the online store. Apart from observing the pictures and the whole web design, you should pay attention to aspects such as the shipping policy, the return policy, and the warranties applicable. This is what I intend to do with www1.replica-watches.cn. This is a replica watch store and I’m interested in finding out its trustworthiness.
According to site statements, the main missions of the store include the export of high-quality items from the orient with the most competitive prices. In addition, the store claims to be a good partner for customers who want to set a business in the industry. Another goal of the store is to increase the international buyer’s competitiveness. Last, but not least, the store focuses on assisting all customer’s purchasing needs.
The store seems to be confident in its potential (some information sounds even too confident). It states that its replicas are difficult to set apart from the original models with the naked eye. Also, the store positions itself as a professional in manufacturing world-top ranking timepieces. During the manufacturing process, this vendor uses first-class materials.
The territories this store covers include Europe, Japan, America, Singapore, Korea, Portugal, Italy, etc… The brands present on this website include Rolex, Omega, Tag Heuer, Patek Philippe, Piaget, IWC, Hublot, Jaeger Lecoultre, Breitling, Panerai, Bvlgari, Chanel, Chopard, Cartier, Graham, and Montblanc.
The Rolex brand comes in 2 categories: the “usual” and the Swiss-made. The rest of the brands have no Swiss variations.
The navigation experience
The interface of the site is clear and smooth. It does not have any “screaming” elements like lots of banners or ads. The only attractive element is a smooth central banner inviting you to discover “Authentic AAA Rolex Replica Watches”. Once you click the banner, you go to another page displaying the entire collection of Rolex watches.
Turning back to the homepage, it basically displays the list of the available brands in a row on the top of the page and a listing of the Top Sellers and the New Arrivals. The homepage architecture ends up with an informational chapter covering some details about replica watches and how to buy one wisely. Further on, you find the blog containing certain articles from the replica watch industry. The content seems to be updated secularly and consistently.
The homepage is quite simple, minimalist, and intuitive. Everything is organized accurately. Even some additional tools like the currency converter and the searching filter look smooth and don’t compromise the nice-looking design.
The navigation experience is smooth. There are no strident colors and backgrounds that would impair the visual appearance. There is only one thing missing on the homepage: the categories for Men and Women. My initial thought was that the store is intended for men only. Only after using the searching filter, I could see that there are watches for women as well.
The very first invitation to join a loyalty program consists of the pop-up message that appears right away after you open the store for the first time. It invites you to receive special promotions, as well as first looks at the new products. In addition, all members joining the program enjoy Exchange points for cash, as well as some discounts from 1 to 20 % off. All you have to do in case you wish to join the program is to register your email address and subscribe.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any other discount offers on the platform. All watches come with their standard price. Similarly, no gifts such as watch boxes are proposed.
As mentioned before, the site proposes a pretty wide arrow of brands and their replica collections. The Rolex segment includes 14 collections. The same 14 collections are present in the Swiss Rolex category. The Hublot segment comes with 10 collections. Patek Philippe also has 10 available collections in this store, from the Calatrava series to the Astronomical Celestial. The Tag Heuer comes with 11 series, including the Carrera, Monaco, and Silverstone collections. The other brands don’t come with structured collections. These are displayed on listing pages. In case you'd like to find a certain series, you can use the searching tool.
Unlike other stores, this one offers pretty cheap prices. Standard replicas (non-Swiss) are about $ 125- $250. For example, a Patek Philippe Calatrava White Dial 38mm is $155,96. It is equipped with an automatic movement, an alligator leather strap, and a white gold case. It is not specified whether it is overlaid with white gold or the entire case is made out of white gold. However, considering the low price, it is likely that the watch is only gold polished. The description of this watch does not specify the potential of water resistance. It is only declared to be water-resistant, without indicating to what extent.
Here is an example of a Rolex price. A Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Dial is $138,54. It also comes with an automatic movement and a 316 Stainless Steel case. Again, no specifications about the standard water resistance. However, you can request a deep waterproof version via contacting the customer support team. Not sure about the price for such a service, since the information is absent on the site.
As for a Swiss Rolex, a Swiss Rolex Daytona Ice Blue Dial platinum is $427,59. Respectively, it features a Swiss automatic movement, but it’s not specified whether the stainless steel of the case is 316 or 904 grade.
By the way, the currency converter helps you adapt the prices according to your country of origin. This feature is placed in the left upper corner.
As a matter of fact, this store is able to ship to every country, including Europe, Oceania, Africa and many more. The shipping period can last up to 14 days for the most important regions of the world. For distant regions, the shipping can take up to 1 month.
The store accepts the most traditional ways of payment. These refer to the credit cards and Western Union. If choosing the Western Union method, the customers receive a discount. The discount is either 15 % or 10 % (there is confusion on the site. Some pages indicate 10 %, other pages 15%).
Refunds and exchanges
All customers have 30 to request an exchange or a refund after they have received the item. The refund process can take between 7-30 days until the customer receives his money back. Before processing the refund, the store team inspects the item which has to be “saleable” in order to be received back.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find clear information regarding the warranty period of the proposed watches. The information is missing in both watch descriptions and in the pages referring to the return policy, or the “About Us” page. Therefore, the customers are recommended to discuss this with a customer care assistant in order to have some insights into the matter. Every customer should know which is the warranty period of any purchased product and what it exactly covers.
Overall personal impression
The most attractive feature of this store is the wide portfolio of brands and their collections. The pictures seem to show the real condition of the watches. There is a high chance to find any watch customers look for.
The navigation is smooth and pleasant. The entire design is accurate and all the watch photos are placed according to a certain color and dimension template. It looks pleasant and clean.
A thing that I missed here is the video materials. I think these would spice up the overall site content and would add value. Even though the prices seem to be attractive, I would like to see some offers and discounts. The invitation to subscribe to a newsletter in order to receive some information and discounts once in a while is not enough. Unfortunately, other stores compete better in the domain of discounts. You can check it by yourself: top-ranked stores usually comprise the most “generous” stores in terms of discounts and additional bonuses.