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    Default watches i picked up in a trip to China

    I visited Guangzhou and Zhuhai in October for a business trip. I was there for 16 days and I had a chance to check out a watch market my very first day in Guangzhou. I had a very busy schedule so the first day when I arrived was the only day I could go. I arrived at 6 am and after breakfast I headed to the shops. I had a driver whom my host provided and he took me to the watch market. The owner of the company I went to visit couldnít talk about the watch market because he didnít want to enforce Chinese stereotype of making knock offs but he said he knew someone who could take me and he had his driver/bodyguard go with me. I mention this because it came in handy having him around. I visited about a dozen stands and the quality was horrible on the display models. They even showed me a day date that had two indices fallen off. Most of the stuff was quartz and really bad. I told them I wanted better quality. They would tell in Mandarin through the translator that if I wanted AAA quality. I went upstairs and they showed some better quality stuff. I must have seen hundreds of watches. After seeing so many I couldnít even tell what models were real or a mix match of parts. Long story short I bought 6 watches. 3 of which I gave to my sales reps in my office the following morning from my arrival. I kept 3 for now and here are the pics of the ones I kept. Everyone in the office wanted DJ or DD so thats what i ended up getting. One thing I noticed on every rep that I saw, all had issues with the date font. Feel free to tear them apart or ask questions. I know they arenít the greatest, but with my limited knowledge, having just arrived from a 15hour flight and sweating from the 90 F temperature and 80% humidity in the shops I wanted to get out of there after a couple of hours. The driver was a tough negotiator for me. He kept me moving from shop to shop and he would argue with them in Mandarin. I will let you guess how much I paid first and then I will let you know.
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    do you have the address of the place? I will be on a business trip there soon.

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    I found them in two places in Guangzhou. In fact on this youtube video is the place i went YouTube at the 12 minute mark you see her put down her card that reads Guangzhou ZhanXi guanzhou zhanxi.JPG and the other place i got from this website GuangZhou Watch Market | Guangzhou Travel Guide
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    Im guessing $45 each...?
    Sounds like you had a fun trip. Good Job!

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    It is about time for a RG Rep Travelling Agencywatches i picked up in a trip to China

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    I have a friend over there right now. I was going to ask him to look into scoring me a watch, but I realize that we have access to the very best reps through our TDís right here! I wouldnít have the patience to try and find on the streets of China what Iíve come to expect by being at RepGeek.


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    Thanks for the story and pictures! Itīs a crazy place, I went there six years ago but ended up bying tools and straps because there was just an overflow of crappy watches. They call the place Watch City and there are a lot of discriptions online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gootch View Post
    Im guessing $45 each...?
    Sounds like you had a fun trip. Good Job!
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