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Opened July 1999, zOwie is the Internet's first and longest running discussion forum dedicated to Omega brand watches.

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Not black and white as some would have you think.

I've posted on this subject before. My four bits are:

- There are as many unscrupulous authorized dealers as gray dealers.

- The watch manufacturers make money on gray market sales.

- Without a gray market there would be no price competition to drive discounts in the authorized market.

- The industry needs to transform the market and legitimize the so-called gray market. The only sector to lose out would be store-front dealers who make you pay for their overhead.


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