References for the "Poor Man's" Watch Corner (PMWC)

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3. Sales References for PMWC

Ask on the "Poor Man's" Watch Forum or ask on TimeZone, WatchUSeek, Seiko Citizen Watch Forum or any major watch forum for a general sales reference regarding buying from the "Poor Man's" Watch Corner or PMWC. Also, did you see Reto's Watch Collection? Please note, all those watches on Reto's Watch Collection are not for sale, but strolling around on that site might give you a better idea who you are dealing with. Thank you.


4. Testimonials for PMWC - a small excerpt actually!

Reverse chronological order or last received first. All Testimonials are listed with the customer's consent or initiation. The last name is abbreviated for privacy reasons.

Douglas H., USA - Dear Helen,Thank you for the great service!  The watch arrived in three days, on Saturday, which was two days earlier than I expected. The watch arrived in perfect condition and is working perfectly as well.  I am very impressed with the watch, as well as the service, and I have already begun referring friends to your site.  Thank you again for the great service, and I will be back for another purchase.

Michael S., USA - Hi. Helen, I received my watch. It was fast delivery, nice watch. Thank you very much. I'll definitely recommend your company and personally you to all my friends looking for good watch. You can use this e-mail as a positive feedback. Thank you again.

Curtis W., USA - Hi Helen, This Fantastic watch arrived today. This Black Donald Duck watch is just Beautiful... Will have to show this one off! Thank you for the pleasant buying experience. I am impressed with how fast the watch arrived. I ordered on March 9th and today is the 12th..... as fast as if it were sent to me from here in the USA! I have already told some friends about your web site and great prices.... I know I am already looking at a another purchase soon.... ( The Bulova Eminence's have caught my eye... would also like to find an older Bulova Super Seville! ) So you may be hearing from me again real soon! I wish to Thank everyone at PMWF for bringing this web site and online shop to us and giving everyone the chance to purchase some fine watches at a fair price! You do a fantastic job!!I am looking forward to doing business with you again.

Brian K., UK - Hi Helen, Just to let you know that my watch has arrived and I am very pleased with it. I would also like to say that I am very pleased with the whole transaction and would like to compliment you on the speed of delivery and the courtesy shown in all communications. Yours with thanks Brian

Carl S., USA - Helen, Got the watch this morning. That means it took about three and one half days to go from Hong Kong to Detroit. Fantastic!! I wish you could teach all internet retailers how to ship so quickly. Watch looks great and can't wait to size it and get it on my wrist. Thanks so much. Yours will be the first site that I go to next time I am looking for a watch. Thanks again! Carl

Doron F., USA - Dear Helen, Please be informed that I received the bracelet to my full satisfactory! You can send me a link to customers’ feedback page in your website, if you wanna add another positive review :) Thanks a lot... Doron F.

Tony S., UK  - Hi, The watch has just arrived! 10.00am Wednesday morning, and you sent it on Monday! Brilliant service, lovely watch! I really am pleased, and will not hesitate to buy from you again. Feel free to put this on your website. Tony

Bill H., USA  - Dear Reto - I finally received the PVD BLACK Day this morning after it was held up in US Customs since Sept. 16. Maybe they thought it was a bomb or a drug shipment . Silly nonsense. Anyway, the piece is splendid and very sharp. Once again it has been a total pleasure dealing with you and Helen, two of the most honest and informative horologists I have had the pleasure of dealing with. I would recommend your offerings to anyone seeking a a good purchase at a fair price. Feel free to use this mail in your testimonials. Thanks and best regards.....Bill

Dwight, USA - Dear Reto, Helen, and Beng Yin, Imagine my surprise when I got home this afternoon and my new watch was here waiting for me. It arrived in perfect condition and runs very smoothly. As Reto suggested, the one extra link gives me a great fit. Your pictures are very good but do not do this watch justice (I know, it is difficult to photograph black dials). The details and finish are exceptional. I am a very satisfied customer and hope to buy again in the future if I can just make up my mind. All aspects of this purchase and delivery were exactly as you indicated (Just got here sooner than expected). Thanks again for your personal attention and for your honest and timely answers to all of my questions. Feel free to use my email on your web site. Best, Dwight

Brian S., USA  - wanted to write and thank you very much for the Citizen GMT watch. I was amazed that I ordered this watch on Friday at 1:00pm edt and it
arrived at my home the following Monday before 3:00pm edt. The packaging was outstanding and the watch in absolutely perfect condition. I will most assuredly recommend you to any who ask and I will most definitely be purchasing watches from you in the future. My thanks to you and your staff for a job well done. Please feel free to use this as a testimonial. Brian S.

William H., USA - Helen, Reto- I received watch yesterday in perfect condition. It works beautifully and I am most pleased with doing business with you. I will be ordering from you again. I have bought at least ten watches over the Internet and this has been by far the best experience. Thank you for your great communication, fast shipping and impeccable honesty. Feel free to use me in your testimonials...WJH, USA

Oz, USA - Hi Reto and Helen, Just wanted to let you know that I received my black Monster this morning in ####### (note Reto: town name crossed out due to privacy concerns), Iowa!
I am very happy with the great service you have provided and am already considering buying an orange Monster!
But, I guess I will first enjoy this one for a little bit...
I had ordered my black Monster on Monday evening; it arrived in 6 days and I was not assessed an import duty. (note Reto: the US tax free allowance is USD 400)
The watch was just as promised. Brand new in box, and very beautiful! Please feel free to use me as a reference (if you would like to). Thank you very much and best wishes, Oz

Jonathan T., GA, USA - Hi Reto, Just to let you know. I think you have a good team at PMWF. Beng-Yin and Helen are very professional and you are very much a Pro yourself. This transaction has solidified in my mind that I have a good source for buying quality watches on-line without being took. Initially I was apprehensive...but after a few emails from you and the rest of the group, I felt confident that I was dealing with honest people. Thanks again...I will continue to search your site for great deals. Best, Jonathan
Hi...yes...received this a.m. est DHL....packaging was excellent... it's a good looking the movement...might go for a Borel next...but the Catorex is very nice too... Thanks, Jonathan

Eddie P., New Zealand - Just a quick follow up to compliment you both on the speed of your service and the helpful assistance you have provided on my other enquires. Your delivery from Hong Kong surpassed the speed of the local delivery despite been on the other side of the world! I am absolutely stoked with my purchase. An extremely competitive price matched with the confidence of your in depth physical descriptions and high quality images exceeded my expectations and I can without reservation, recommend you as traders who deserve the continued service and support from other 'watch afficinados' out there.
Again, thank you very much and I look forward to deal with you both in the future.

Please feel free to post this on your online testimonials, you certainly deserve the support.

Paul T., France - That's it !! I have the watch and she is really beautiful ! your service is remarkable !! every thing went smoothly and by the book !! your communication is GREAT !! Efficient, very fast and friendly ! i have rarely seen it on the net !! bravo !!! best regards Paul

Dave W., USA - Dear Helen & Reto Once again the team at PMWC has done a great job.  My Seiko “Monster” arrived today safe & sound, just as expected. This is the second time I’ve ordered from PMWC and the professional manner in which you treat your customers is, quite simply, unsurpassed!  Reto, thanks for sending the quote invoice in record time, and a gigantic thank you to Helen for filling & shipping my order almost immediately, despite it being the afternoon of New Year’s Eve.  It’s so refreshing to do business with folks that I also consider my friends.  I’ll be back!!! Dave W. (“Jammer” on

John B., USA - Hi Helen, My watch arrived today and it is spectacular. I am so happy! Thank You very much for a top notch, professional and friendly transaction. I would not hesitate to do business with you again. I will tell this to the SCWF.
Best regards,
John B.

Luis P., USA - Dear Helen: My new Citizen Eco-Drive GMT arrived today, in good condition and with full documentation. It only took 4 days from order to delivery (Hong Kong to Miami, Fl, USA)... Amazing!
I was very impressed by your quick and courteous answers to my emails on selection, procedures, etc... You are excellent on customer service!
You can post this on your website.... Luis P.

Bill B., USA - Hello: I received the watch and it's everything that I expected. Thank you so much for an excellent transaction. The instructions you provided were complete and accurate; your communications regarding completion of various items in the transaction were timely; and finally, the shipment was prompt and exactly on time.
Please feel free to use this as a testimonial to your excellent service, and to use me as a reference.Thanks again, Bill B.

Stan V., USA - Hi Reto, I received the Sandoz Explorer, and I just wanted to let you know that it came quickly, and safely. I also wanted to let you know that this watch is everything you said it would be and then some. I am extremely pleased with this watch. Thank you. I am also very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this watch at this price point. I would not hesitate to order another Sandoz. Last Saturday, I wore the Sandoz to my local jeweler, who is also sells a very "prominent" Swiss brand. Several people that work there complimented me on my "BRAND NAME" watch (LOL). I did manage to get it next to the "other" Explorer, and I was amazed at how close they are. The Sandoz is actually a dead ringer. Once again, thank you for a great watch, and an exceptional watch buying experience. Regards, Stan

Daniel L.K., Sweden - Hi Helen and Reto! Thank you for a very pleasant shopping experience - very simple and very fast. The watch is very nice as well. I only have big watches so I decided to go with a smaller one this time. It takes some time getting used to but I am confident that this will be a favourite for a long time. I think a smaller watch has a more classy look and is much more comfortable when writing on a computer which I often do as I‘m writing my master thesis in law. Well well, enough about me. I can only say that I won’t hesitate to buy from you guys again and will recommend you to any one into watches. Thanks again, best regards, Daniel (Note from Reto: good luck with your thesis Daniel!)

Simon L., USA - Hello Reto and Helen, I wanted to let you know I received my Citizen Promaster BL1164-55E today.  It is a beautiful watch and I cannot believe it arrived so quickly to my door from HK. Thank you both for a perfect transaction! I look forward to doing business with you again. Take care and best of luck with watches and everything else. Simon L.

David W, USA - Dear Reto / Helen, The watch & pin tool arrived in remarkable time at 1020 pdt (Seattle time) on Saturday, 31 July.  That's a 3.5 day turnaround from Hong Kong....simply amazing.  It appears to have arrived in great shape and is running.  It is a great looking watch and I'm positive my daughter will be elated in 5 months when she actually gets to open it!  Thank you both for the prompt and professional service you are noted for.  If I can be of any service, such as a testimonial or reference, please do not hesitate to contact me. With warmest regards, Dave W
P.S.-  Helen, it's great to have you posting on the forum.

Chatsubo, Denmark - Dear Helen, You're the best! I will contact them right away! Super service from your side - if you ever need a reference - please feel free to use my name. Chat*

Bill R., USA - Watch came today. Looks great. Thanks for a smooth overseas transaction. Feel free to use me as a reference anytime. Regards, Bill R.

Andrea P., Italy - Hi Reto, the BM (Black Monster, note Reto) is on my wrist!!!!!!!!!!!  Only 4 days (and in Italy, June the 2nd is holiday!!!. Payment done 31/05/04, watch delivered 04/06/04: Incredible!!!! The BM is perfect, also if the package seems open by customs. The taxes only 15,38 euros.... (about 10% of the parcels to Italy get opened by customs because of the current war about terrorism, about 4% to Europe and about 2% to the USA, note Reto)
Now I understand why you are known as a good seller and a honest and fair person...... I'm going to purchase from you other watches and to report all my friends you are a very good seller.. THANK YOU!!! The following link is the online inbound parcel tracking system of poste italiane. It works, hope this helps other italian customers.
Last but not least, please send my regards to Helen Wong!! Grazie mille!!! Tanti saluti
Andrea P.

Javier S., Madrid, Spain - Hello, Reto You have another satisfied client... Yesterday I received the Longines and after some bracelet-adjustment, I'm now happily wearing it. I took the boldest route -sending cash to an unknown supplier- but it worked. Regards Javier S.


Alberto B., USA - Caro Reto, il Seiko e' arrivato in perfette condizioni e sono molto soddisfatto. Raccomandero' senz'altro il tuo sito agli amici. Ho colto questa opportunita' per passare alla lingua italiana non vorrei mai che ti dimenticassi delle buone abitudini!). Ciao e grazie, Alberto

(English Translation: Dear Reto, the Seiko has arrived in perfect condition and I am very satisfied. I will definitely recommend your site to my friends. I took the opportunity to send this in Italian so you may never forget the good habits [of speaking Italian]. Bye and thank you, Alberto)

Joe D. USA - Hi Reto, The watch arrived today.  I am very pleased - photos  represented it well. I don't know how you (and Sandoz) do it -  the build quality, fit and finish on this watch is flawless, even side-by-side compared to my Rolex.  The movement is quite attractive, through the display back. Very nice box to go with it. Count me among your satisfied customers.  I look forward to checking out other new arrivals on your site. Thanks again, Joe D.


I was somewhat skeptical about buying a watch that had to be shipped from an international source, but your shipping company was surprisingly fast, and the cost was very reasonable.  The watch cleared customs without a hitch. Overall, I received the watch much sooner than I would have if it had been domestic (within the Untited States)!  The tracking number you e-mailed helped me judge when it would hit my door.  Thanks again. Sincerely, Joe D.

Dave C., Canada - Good Afternoon Reto-This is a note from a verry happy customer, my Sandoz was actually shipped Monday a.m. and received Wednesday p.m., just after lunch actually to the door, quite impressive.  The watch on the other hand is even more impressive, arrived in perfect condition, I have sized the bracelet and I am wearing it right now.  It is every bit as nice as your photos and is running great, currently timing it against another 2824-2 ETA I have and it is matching up perfectly and it is not even run in yet.  Thanx for the great watch and great service, I am sure we will have future dealings. Best, Dave C.


Matt S., USA - Reto, Got the watch today! I am amazed at how fast speedpost is!! Two days from HK? Wow! Awesome watch, too! Will be my work watch from now on. I'll bookmark the PMWC so it'll be readily available when I feel the itch to buy another watch! Thanks again! Matt S.


Francisco D., Spain - Dear friend, yesterday I've received the Seiko 5 Dauphine Hands, Asian Model, Display Back, BLACK SNX123K Cal. 7S26 and the Orient CEM5G003WD White Day at 2. Wonderful shipping and parcel (Only 1 week from BKK to LCG, Northwest SPAIN )! Thank you very much for all your answers and advice. There is no
doubt I´ll buy again in your web page. Thanks again Francisco D.

Paul T., France - Dear Reto, Sorry if my English is not good but i want to tell you that: I have received today the watch and she is beautiful. Your service was perfect and very fast. I have ordered the watch on Monday and today ( Saturday) after only 5 days and more than 20000 km, she is on my wrist. WONDERFUL! Besides that, you answer immediately to any of my mail, and that is very RARE; I have ordered watches through internet and many times, i have to wait for 1 or 2 days to have an answer. Conclusion: PERFECT service! Bravo! Best Regards Paul T., France

J. G., UK - Reto I received the Sandoz Sub here in the UK yesterday - very pleased indeed with the product and the service you have provided. Thanks you very much. I will continue to look at your site with interest. Regards...J.G.


Joshua. S., USA - Dear Reto my order arrived today 12-13-03 Saturday and i am very happy with both watches( and so is my wife ) thanks again for making this order an very pleasant experience.


Roger D., Florida, USA - Dear Reto: I received the four (4) watches today - Datejust-like with Romans and Oyster band. They are great and your turn around from half way around the world is lightning fast. I see that you have these watches displayed prominently on your sales page. I cannot blame you, they are sharp looking. I want to thank you for your prompt, courteous service and for your efforts to get me what I was looking to find. You are obviously a gentleman. You and your website are truly a good find. I will most definitely be ordering more watches from you in the future. Thank you again. Sincerely, R. D.


Dave Sh., UK - Reto, The Sandoz arrived safe and sound. Do you know, I cannot fault anything; hands, bezel, lume dot, date all align; face is flawless; no dust under the crystal. There was no need for you to have been concerned. I have about 200 watches and very very few passed this inspection when received (a sad result of me being trained as a draughtsman in the days before CAD, I'm afraid!). I am absolutely delighted with it. You are right - Sandoz watches are tremendous value for money. Many Thanks, D. Sh.


B. C., USA - Dear Reto, The watch arrived a short while ago. It's perfect, thank you. I consider this watch a keeper. I very much like the looks of it. I am anticipating having to replace the crystal once or twice. Do you know where I could obtain two extra crystals for it? I am also in search of a good high grade manual wind watch. 34-37mm w/date. SS or gold. Please let me know if you have a source for the crystals and keep me in mind on a manual wind when you get one. It has been a pleasure to do business with you. Your concern, kindness and quality of product are more than appreciated. Please feel free to add me to any referral list you may have. Thank You again. Sincerely B. C.


J. S. Ch., Canada - Hello Reto: I just wanted to thank you for the efficiency of my purchase of an Orange Monster from you.  The watch arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada yesterday! That is an impressive turnaround by any standard.  I absolutely love my new watch and look forward to my next purchase from your collection. Best regards, J. Ch.

Grant H., Australia - Thanks again for your honesty and prompt service. Your good reputation is well deserved!! Regards Grant


C. B., USA - Just wanted to let you know we got the watch yesterday. Very pleased! My husband was very impressed. Thanks!


Ray  J., USA - Hello Reto,I just wanted to tell you that I received my Sandoz Explorer today....What a fantastic watch!  The build quality far exceeds any of my expectations...Quality
if much better than any similarly priced watches (Seiko, Citizen, Swiss Army, Wenger, etc.) here in the USA.  I absolutely love the "Rolex Exlporer I" look. Thanks again for the watch.  I will be ordering again from you in the future.  Have a great day! Regards Ray


Thomas P., Germany - Hey Reto, today I received the two watches. They are in a perfect condition and look exactly like expected. I am very happy that I have contacted you. If you should need a recommendation don't hesitate to contact me. Again thank you very much for this friendly contact


M. Smith, USA - I received my watch today.  It was better than I expected.  I will be contacting you in the near future for another purchase. Thanks again!


G. L., Shelby, UK - Again I would like to thank you for your kindness and assistance and if you need a reference for your website please let me know (I note you don't have a UK reference which is something I often look for). I hope to contact you again soon for the inevitable "next purchase". Kind Regards, Gavin L.


M., Toronto, Canada - I received both watches today. They look great and I'm very pleased with the service you have provided. The shipment arrived quickly. Thanks again!


Luca U., Cayman Islands} - Reto, 9 days to the Cayman Islands. That's very good. Thank you very much, this was a great buying experience.


S. T., U.S.A - Good Morning Reto - just to give you quick feedback. I received my watch in Chicago within 4-5 days of sending the money out. This is amazing considering Hong Kong to Chicago route. The watch is really nice for the price. The best $165 'explorer' I have seen to date. It is indeed very well made, comes in a nice box, and is water tight for my swimming activities. The crown is screw down type and feels very solid.


Peter  M., Germany - Und nun das Beste: Als ich gestern abend heimkam, war die Uhr schon da. Unglaublich: von Hongkong nach Deutschland in zwei Tagen !!
(English Translation: And now the best: when I returned last night, the watch was already there. Unbelievable: from Hong Kong to Germany in two days !!)


Ted aka TMK, USA - Reto-- BTW-- in my euphoria over a new watch...I forgot to mention...please feel free to use me as a customer reference if the need should ever arise :) Ted


Travis. W., USA - Reto, wow that was fast!!!  The watch you sent on Friday arrived today (Tuesday) without any duty charges.  The watch is in perfect condition.  Thank you!


B. W., USA - Great packing and very quick shipping.  I was very impressed with the turn around time from Hong Kong ...

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