Swisstimepiece.co.uk may very well turn out to be the undesignated number one source of high end replica watches, the place where quality and luxury blend perfectly with fair price quotes. But as we all know, facts speak louder than words so let’s turn this website upside down and see how Swiss its timepieces really are.
How could anyone resist to an extremely large banner of a beautiful Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with a Rainbow diamond bezel? Or better yet, to an up to 70% discount plus free shipping? Would you honestly say “no” to these very tempting incentives? Or would you rather start browsing and hope that you find a lot of gorgeous replicas at incredibly low prices? Let’s face it: these guys really know how to get your attention right from the first moment you enter their site. So simply forget about everything for a couple of minutes and indulge yourself with a sneak peak of the watches collection Swisstimepiece.co.uk has to offer.
The website has a pretty clean design in shades of gray and black. You can tell that its layout and style are focused on an elegant and classy look. The main space on the Home page is used for displaying the extra-large banner, while on the upper part there is a really simple menu with five watch categories, plus a “Home” and a “Contact Us” buttons. The main brands are Rolex, Cartier, Breitling and Omega, probably, because these ones have a higher demand, whereas the other available brands are displayed only when you roll over the “Replica Watches” category. Scrolling down will reveal a secondary product menu with elegant photos of iconic models as buttons for each category.
When you check out the menu you realize that there isn’t such a big diversity for the brands this company sells. It only provides a few high end watch names, the ones that even a watch illiterate person would recognize. This is most likely the core purpose of Swisstimepiece.co.uk: to offer only the brands that have a high demand and that will surely sell. Yes, the number of available brands is very modest, but you will be surprised to discover how many different designs are offered for each one. There are so many that not even dividing them into collections will ease the difficult quest of finding your perfect replica watch. Of course, a filter or an advanced search option could have eliminated this problem, but sadly the website doesn’t support such a lifesaving solution. In the end, you will just have to browse through the entire collection, page by page, and enjoy a visual walk along the best horological pieces of art ever made by man.
Well, I just didn’t have the heart to go through every single page of these collections, but I did manage to carefully study the most important particularities of its merchandise. The company offers both Swiss and Japanese watches. The Swiss watches are supposed to offer an automatic Valjoux mechanism and are priced at over 250 GBP. Yes, all the prices are in GBP. I don’t know if this is because the company is UK based because it doesn’t say anywhere on the website what its location is. Honestly, I seriously doubt that the company has its headquarters in UK. Most likely, it is a Chinese company targeting UK customers. Furthermore, the Japanese watches are advertised as Asia automatic movement and cost less than 100 GBP which surely means that these are Chinese quality.
The product description page shows that the merchant has every intention of offering accurate information to its customers about the quality and functionality of its replicas. Sadly, the company fails horribly at expressing these descriptive details in a coherent and comprehensive way. This is because of the lack of English language skills. Specific information such as movement type, materials, colors, weight, size, water resistance, gender and markings are presented with rich details, but written in poor English. Still, if you are really keen on buying a good replica you should surpass this small inconvenient and see if the company is able to provide good services and products.
Orders that are over 69GBP or 99USD benefit from free worldwide delivery. If your purchase is for a smaller amount then you will be charged a 6.9GBP/9.9USD shipping fee. The company needs about one or two days to prepare the order for shipping and the actual delivery takes about 10-16 business days. The packages are shipped with EMS and a tracking number is provided. From experience, I can tell you that if a company ships out with EMS then that company is surely Chinese based. This is not really an inconvenient as long as everything goes smoothly and your watch functions correctly, but if the watch breaks and you need to send it back to China for servicing then that’s a whole nother story.
The company offers a 7 days refund policy and a 14 days exchange warranty. A product can be exchanged only if it is subject to a long list of conditions. The item must be unworn and is entitled to an exchange if it presents factory defects or if it was shipped incorrectly. Unacceptable exchange reasons are those that refer to the customer’s choices and preferences: wrong size, wrong color, wrong style or if the customer decides he no longer wants the replica. Swisstimepiece.co.uk reserves its right to apply charges to the returned orders .This doesn’t seem to be a very fair policy. It is better to make sure you don’t end up in the situation of returning a product to this company and go through this much hassle; even if this means searching for another online replica store.
The available payment methods are Visa and Paypal. It is unclear to me how to pay with Paypal on this site as at Checkout the only available payment method is Visa. There is no option of choosing Paypal. Probably, if you abort filling in your Visa details then you can contact the company with your order number and request further details for completing the Paypal payment. Still, to me, everything about the payment process of this company feels very unsecure and unprofessional.
Pictures: The product pictures are decent quality, made in a professional manner and manage to show the details of the watches from all possible angles. Everything would be great about these pictures if it wouldn’t be for that pesky “watchjust.com” watermark. Again, the website’s name is SwissTimepiece.co.uk. So do you see my dilemma?
Domain registered: UK
Customer service: Customers have the option of contacting Swisstimepiece.co.uk by email or chat, but not by telephone. The business hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM (PST). I have tried to chat with an operator during these hours, but the chat button said offline and it invited me to leave a message. I was disappointed by this and didn’t even bother sending an email to the [email protected] contact address as, most likely; Rachael would take 365 days or so to respond to my inquiries.
Summary: Swisstimepiece.co.uk could to be a very good place for ordering replica watches. It carries a very large collection of bestselling luxury timepieces, it offers affordable prices and it provides free worldwide delivery. There are still a couple of things about this company I simply do not approve with: its unclear payment options, the unfair return and refund policies and the use of copied product photos. Before deciding wheatear to buy from this online store please contact the customer care department and ask them numerous questions about the products, the warranty and the delivery. Make sure that they are responsive and that regardless of any error that may occur they will do everything possible to correct it.
Last modified: September 14, 2013