There are numerous imitation watches stores on the World Wide Web and every single one of them promises to offer superior quality, 1:1 design, low prices and excellent services. It sounds a bit exaggerated, isn’t it? Finding all these qualities in just one store is almost impossible so it is our task to differentiate the trustworthy merchants from the ones that try to trick us. And here’s how this is done!
There are online stores that are very preoccupied about having a modern, stylish and easy to use website that is able to represent the company’s image accurately. It seems that Imitationwatches.cn does not care at all about its image. This merchant prefers to adopt a very simple and common looking design that is anything but attractive. The color scheme is white and blue, the top side menu bar is simple with only 3 product buttons and the main banner is medium size and quite dull. There is nothing too fancy or too professional.
The website has two menus- one at the top and one on the left side of the page. The upper one includes buttons for 3 of the best-selling brands- Rolex, Omega and Breitling- and for “Contact Us”. The left side one is a little bit inclusive. It is basically an easy to use list with all the available brands which are actually not that many. The company carries exactly 16 different designer names and these range from the most prestigious ones like Rolex, Tag Heuer and Omega to the more modern ones like Tissot, Longines and U-Boat. Another important thing is that even though every category includes a very large number of models, these can be browsed only page by page. There is no Advanced Search option or price filter available. The brands are divided only into sub collections.
Imitationwatches.cn has two types of replicas. The first one refers to the fake timepieces that are equipped with a Japanese 21 Jewels automatic movement. These products cost about $170 to $250.The second one refers to the knockoffs that come with a Swiss 25 jewels self-winding mechanism. These items usually cost about $250 to $450. The prices are pretty fair and correspond to the ones available on most replica watches stores.
It goes without saying that the pictures provided by a fake website are one of our best indicators for assessing the quality of the products. This is why I always insist on paying great attention to the accuracy and authenticity of the images. The main thing you should check is if these are taken in the same studio and if they show the items from all important sides. The problem with the pictures posted on this website is that they clearly aren’t taken in the same studio. Actually, the images are copied from several different sources. And the worst thing is that they have a different website name than its domain. The photos are watermarked with Watchjust.com.
But if we would take one of its replica watches and compare it to the authentic version I would have to say that these knockoffs are pretty exact. I took as example a Rolex Yacht Master II with a two tone case and band. Surprisingly enough, if we make a quick comparison between the images posted by the replica merchant on its site and the images from the original Rolex website you can’t spot any important differences. The only thing I have noticed is the shape of the winding crown. On the replica it is more rounded like a domed shape whereas on the authentic watch it is more rectangular shaped.
Imitationwatches.cn is very keen on impressing its customers with speedy worldwide delivery. The unfortunate part about its shipping services is that these aren’t free. The delivery costs vary depending on the destination country. For instance, if you choose to have it shipped to USA then there is a $20 flat rate shipping fee. Regardless of the number of items or weight of the package, your order gets charged $20. The packages are shipped out with EMS and the estimated delivery time is 7 business days. As with all important International carriers, EMS also provides a tracking number for all the packages it delivers.
Believe me, there is nothing that disappoints me more than seeing a replica website that does not offer proper payment solutions to its customers. These days there are endless payment possibilities available for submitting your online order. Credit card is just the top of the iceberg. Western Union, Bank Wire, Money Gram, Paypal and eChecks are just a few of them. The thing is that the company needs to care enough about the satisfaction of its customers to bother implementing all these options on its webpage. Unfortunately, this website doesn’t care about this very insignificant detail. It offers a very limited selection of payment methods- Visa and Mastercard. No alternative method is provided.
This merchant offers a 5 days exchange and return policy for all its replica watches. Compared to what other stores offer this is a pretty short time frame for assessing the satisfaction of your purchase and returning the product. Usually companies offer a 7-14 days satisfaction guarantee. Still there are many other inconveniences with Imitationwatches.cn’s policies. It seems that you can’t send a product back simply because you do not like it or because it is not what you expect it. You can send it back only if it is defective or the incorrect model, and indeed you can request an exchange or refund, but a 15% restocking fee will be charged on your card. Also, you will have to cover all the return shipping fees.
I don’t want to be redundant, but I will tell you once more what I state in most of my reviews- having good customer services is crucial in this business. An online shopper can’t trust a website that doesn’t offer decent customer care. After all, how can you trust someone if you can’t reach him or if he doesn’t offer you the right answers? This is why before placing your order you need to be sure that the company has a friendly and professional customer service. This isn’t something that can be said about this store as it can be contacted only by email. The worst part is that the email address isn’t a business one, but a very unreliable Gmail account.
Imitationwatches.cn isn’t my first choice when it comes to ordering replica watches online. I have to admit that this website has affordable prices, a very diversified collection of knockoffs and worldwide delivery, but it fails in so many other important aspects such as providing easy to reach customer service, a customer orientated satisfaction guarantee, professional studio photos and a varied selection of payment methods.
Last modified: March 17, 2016