No matter how rapidly the replica watches market may change some things will always stay the same. And these things refer to the key attributes of a trustworthy source of fake timepieces. You can always tell if a merchant is reliable or not by browsing its online site, reading its policies and testing its customer services. Below I will show you how it’s done!
Fectwatches.com is miles away from being a professional and trustworthy replica watches store. And you can tell this right from the first moment you access the website. The things that give it away are the minor details like the writing on the sliding banner. For instance, on the image of a Rolex Yacht Master II it says “Medications at low prices” and on one of a Rolex Submariner it displays “Questions? Ask our pharmacists.” What kind of company launches its website without first checking that all the features work correctly and that there are no errors on the pages? This shows how unprofessional and unreliable it is.
The design of the online site isn’t that bad. Indeed, it looks a bit disproportioned because it has a wide upper section that takes way too much space of your screen and you can’t see the whole banners and important information on the center of the page. The usability of the website is also very poor. It is difficult to browse the store because the upper menu includes buttons only for the user sections, such as Account, Shopping cart, Check Out, Shop, Blog and Contact Us. The categories menu is somewhere in the lower left side of the page. Beneath the sliding banner there are numerous images of Sponsored Products.
The company doesn’t carry such a wide range of replica watches. In its menu it includes only buttons for 11 of the most popular brands in the world. From my point of view, that is a pretty limited offer. Furthermore, each category includes only about 10-100 items which is a modest number. These are all divided into sub-collections so browsing through the available fake timepiece is easy, quick and smooth. Basically, in a couple of minutes you know if it carries what you were looking to buy or no.
The prices for these replica watches are very affordable. The products are all equipped with a Japanese Miyota automatic movement. There are no Swiss movement timepieces available on this site. And the prices for the Japanese knockoffs range between $80 and $140 depending on the materials, complexity and popularity of the design. Frankly, these imitations are under the market’s average price for this type of products.
The product pictures listed on this website are simply awful. It is more than obvious that the images were taken in 3 different locations as there are at least 3 different backgrounds for the photos. Some are photographed over a white décor while other over a black or gray one. Another worrisome aspect is the quality of the pictures. These are very unclear, blurry and enlarged. You can barely see the important details related to the authenticity and quality of the replica watches such as the dial, the case, the markings or craftsmanship.
To see what kind of replica watches Fectwatches.com offers I decided to compare the photo of a knockoff with the one of the authentic product. I selected an IWC Portofino with white dial, a date window, silver case and black leather strap, a very simple model that is basically pretty easy to imitate. Sadly, the fake watch had many cosmetic faults and all of them were very obvious. The most important things that bothered me were on the dial. The silver hour markers were different. The Roman numerals from 12 and 6 o’clock were replaced with simple batons and the rest of the markers are too thick and short. They lack the elegance and refinement of the genuine ones. Next, the original timepiece has Arabic graduations for the minutes, like 5, 10, 15…50, 55, 60. The replica watch doesn’t. The hands are differently shaped and the minutes hand has an extra circle at the end part that shouldn’t be there. The date window lacks structure and the silver outline that is present on the authentic date aperture. Also, the date number is off centered and in the wrong font. But wait, there’s more! The winding crown and the lugs have a different shape. And the leather strap has brown-reddish stitches that look pretty bad with the overall design of the watch.
Regarding the shipping costs this company charges a flat rate shipping fee of $10 for all orders regardless of their destination, weight or number of items. The packages are dispatched with Ems or regular mail and the estimated shipping time is about 10-14 business days. Even though the delivery time frame is a little bit long the good part is that a tracking number is available and provided for all shipped orders. This can be used online to keep an eye on the status of the shipment.
Even though in the order form it says that the company accepts only Visa and Mastercard payments when you click on the Next button and you get to the payment page, there it says that the supported card types are Visa, Mastercard, JCB and American Express. So which one is it? Besides this unclear aspect there is another troublesome issue. The payment processing page isn’t secure. This means that the content can be hacked by any third party, hence your card information accessed by someone else. This makes me doubt whether placing an order on this site is such a great idea after all.
On the lower part of the page it says that the company offers free delivery even though it doesn’t. For shipping there is a flat rate fee of $10. And it also says that there is a 100% money back guarantee. I searched the entire website trying to find the page for the return and repairs policies, but I did not find any similar information. On Fectwatches.com there is no word about their refund, replacement or repairs warranty. What happens if the watch breaks or if you simply do not like it? Why isn’t this mentioned on their site?
The customer service is no better than the return and repairs policy. The company says that it offers professional customer care and that all inquiries are answered in about 1-3 hours. That’s so far from the truth. There is no phone number or chat service for addressing your questions. You can only use the contact form or their Gmail address to send them your inquiries. I did this and after 2 days I still did not get an answer from them.
Fectwatches.com is from my point of view a website that was set up overnight and that still has numerous errors and shortcomings. It is anything but professional. It is a poor quality online site that has inferior product pictures, inconsistencies in its return and shipping policies, no proper customer services and an insecure payment processing page. The only thing that may tempt you into buying its replica watches are the affordable prices, but that’s it.
Last modified: June 29, 2016