Who Are We?
Showtime Watches was launched in 2021. We are owned and operated in Auckland, New Zealand and partnered with DHL to sell and ship globally direct from our warehouse or suppliers.
As avid watch collectors and enthusiasts, you can be sure that our love for watches spreads throughout all aspects of our business. We offer online retailing in order to pass the savings we make onto you, our valued customers.
What We Do
Showtime Watches provide Diesel, Armani, Maserati, Michael Kors, Fossil and many other popular brands' watches for you to choose from at unbelievably low prices. We take pride in our sourcing efforts to bring these watches at affordable prices. So take advantage of our current super low prices while we develop our name in the market.
We are also experts in watch repair and customisation. We are happy to customise a watch for you. Extra links? No problem, we have you covered, just ask.
Our watches are 100% brand new and original US or Europe imported. We buy in bulk from trusted international re-sellers worldwide.
We ship almost all of our parcels with Aramex, DHL or DHL eCommerce. However, your patience is appreciated as sometimes there can be small delays.
- If shipped from USA office to Oceania: Parcel gets sorted in Hong Kong DHL depot.
- If shipped from USA office to Europe: Parcels gets sorted in either HK or Germany DHL depot (based on DHL's preference).
- If shipped from Oceania office to Europe: Parcel gets sorted in Germany DHL depot.
- If shipped from Oceania office to the Americas: Parcel gets sorted in either HK or Germany DHL depot (based on DHL's preference).
How We Do It?
You can be sure that watches sold by Showtime Watches are 100% brand new and authentic watches.
So, how can we offer prices at sometimes 50% or more off the retail price? The reason is simple and it is called the "Grey Market".
A Grey Market dealer is a store (usually online, but can be brick and mortar) that sells brand new watches, while NOT being part of a brand’s authorised retail channel.
Normally retail channels operate this way:
A brand manufactures watches > These are sold to official distributors > These are then sold to authorised dealers (retailers) > Retailers sell the watches to the customer (you).
Grey Market dealers like us simply manage to get watches by offering retailers the opportunity to clear old inventory. Retailers must avoid having an inventory excess in order to have a rotation in the pieces they are selling to their customers to stay attractive, and also because brands usually push retailers to renew their stock by buying new releases as a condition of their contract. The Grey Market allows them to do that by clearing their stock and getting some money back.
Shipping Terms & Conditions
When making a purchase from a foreign country, customers should be aware that they may be responsible for paying customs fees. These fees are charged by the government to import goods into the country and are separate from any taxes or shipping fees that may be charged by the seller.
It is important for customers to understand that these fees are not included in the price of the item and are the responsibility of the buyer. Failure to pay these fees can result in the item being held by customs or returned to the seller, which can cause delays and additional costs.
Customers should also be aware that customs fees vary by country and are based on a variety of factors, including the value of the item, the type of item, and the country of origin. Some countries may have a threshold for customs fees, meaning that items under a certain value may not be subject to fees.
Before making a purchase from a foreign country, customers should research the customs fees for their country to understand what additional costs may be incurred. They should also consider whether the item they are purchasing is worth the additional fees and whether there are any domestic alternatives that may be more cost-effective.
In summary, customers have a responsibility to pay customs fees when purchasing items from foreign countries. It is important to research and understand these fees before making a purchase to avoid any unexpected costs or delays in receiving the item.