What are the main qualities of a decent replica store? Should it have superior quality watches, excellent customer service, low prices or an easy to use website? Can it have all of these? It rarely does, but, somehow, WatchesHut.co.uk manages to comply with some of these requirements.
Watcheshut.co.uk is a pretty decent looking website. It has a nicely designed template that perfectly merges powerful tons of purple with dark hues. Furthermore, it uses flowery embellishments when it is supposed to be a website that sells mostly men’s watches. I won’t say too much about the fact that it has one of the most copied website templates on the web. Better to use a popular design than to use an ugly one. After all, here, we are dealing with companies that live to replicate so originality isn’t a criteria for us. Who copies it best gets to the top faster!
No one can argue the fact that WatchesHut.co.uk looks like an elegant and professional online store. It is tidy, user friendly and very easy to use. The top side menu bar includes all the available brands and these are quite numerous. Even though the menu is considerably large and bulky, it somehow manages to look nice and well organized. I also like the fact that all the brands are divided into sub collections, making it really simple for you to find your favorite designs. Additionally, there is an advanced search bar in the left side of the page. This very helpful menu lets you search the replicas by price, gender, movement, manufacturing country and band type.
The company carries watches with quartz movement and automatic movement. The automatic movement ones have mechanisms that were made in Japan or Switzerland. The Japanese Miyota automatic movement replicas are less expensive and these costs about 100-200 GBP while the Swiss ETA automatic movement knockoffs are priced at 200-400 GBP. The description page is very nicely written. I like the fact that it manages to present all the technical details of these replica watches in a very comprehensive manner. Also, it includes all the relevant information needed for concluding if an imitation watch is of good quality or not.
WatchesHut.co.uk is able to process credit card payments such as Visa and Mastercard, and also Western Union transactions. Frankly, these are the world’s most used and secure payment option and I am sure that any one of us has access to at least one of them. Furthermore, when you add a product to the Shopping cart, it notifies you that if you purchase two items you get a 10% discount. Tempting, isn’t it?
The delivery is free for every order you place on this fake watches website. The company claims to dispatch the packages the next day, except for some orders that require an additional verification. Also, all orders are shipped with the same company: DHL. The delivery takes about 1-5 business days and a tracking number is provided so we can trace the package online.
If you have purchased a replica watch from this merchant then you will be pleased to find out that it offers a 14 days refund and exchange policy. You just need to send the watches back to them and they will issue a full refund for the amount you have paid. The company can also exchange the product if you request this.
WatchesHut.co.uk does not mention anything about what its policy is regarding customer seizure or about a lost package policy. What happens then?
Furthermore, it does not say a thing about the shipping charges involved with returning the replicas. Who will pay for these? Just as it does not tells us a word about having a repairs warranty that protects the replica watches after the first 14 days pass.
Domain registered: UK
Pictures: The company has excellent product photos. All the pictures are of very good quality and extremely clear. For each replica watch there are numerous images showing the product from all angles, presenting details such as the clasp, inside of the band, caseback, winding crown and even how it looks on an actual wrist. You can clearly tell that these photos were taken by a professional, but sadly they still raise a serious question mark. This is because some of the replica watches have photos that are watermarked with the name PerfectWatches.co.uk.
Customer service: No phone number, no chat and no email address. What kind of customer service is this? The website only includes a contact form where you can type in your questions and wait until someone will answer…no one tells you when this will be. I am very reluctant about ordering a replica watch from a company that is this hard to reach. When you are buying something online you need to know that you can rely on the company to resolve any problems you might have with your order. How can this be if you can’t reach their customer care department? They should at least provide phone or chat service.
Summary: WatchesHut.co.uk is clearly a Chinese replica watches company that gives the impression of conducting its business from the UK. It has a wide selection of designer replica watches at very affordable prices. The website provides a very friendly shopping experience thanks to its informative descriptions, useful advanced search bar and easy to use menu bar. The company can also process payments with Visa, Mastercard ad Western Union, offer free delivery by DHL for all orders and provide a 14 days refund and exchange policy. The downsides are that it does not have a repairs warranty, some of the product pictures have the watermark of a different company and it has a poor customer service. As an overall impression, WatchesHut.co.uk seems like a good website where to purchase fake watches, but it still has its flaws. If you are willing to take your chances with this company, at least be sure that you are not spending too much on your first order with them!
Last modified: August 13, 2014