Owning an expensive watch made by a well-known manufacturer is one of the oldest status symbols around. In just one glance, someone can notice your Cartier wristwatch and know that you're both successful and possess fine taste. But even those of us that earn a high income still enjoy a good bargain when shopping for men's luxury watches. And the plethora of respectable online dealers out there makes it unnecessary to ever pay full retail price again.

Finding discounts on genuine men's luxury watches is pretty easy. As I mentioned, there are a lot of online shops to choose from, so all you have to do is follow a few general rules before making your purchase. The first thing you should do is inquire as to whether or not the wristwatches for sale on the website are authentic or replicas. Yes, there is a major market for replica men's luxury watches too, so you do have to be careful not to inadvertently buy a knockoff. If the seller doesn't give you a straight answer or if you have a bad feeling about the merchandised pictured on the site, then simply move on to the next store.

Once you find a place that deals exclusively in authentic men's luxury watches, you can start shopping for the make and model you desire. For some of the more affordable brands, such as Tag Heuer or Omega, you can expect to save as much as 60 percent off the regular retail price. But the same won't hold true for anything in the Patek Philippe line. You'll still end up paying seven figures for one of those incredible timepieces, regardless of where you buy it from. Then again, if you could afford a Patek Philippe, you probably wouldn't be looking for discounts on men's luxury watches anyway!

One drawback to consider is that when you purchase a timepiece online, you might automatically void the manufacturer's warranty. This is because most name brand watch producers have deals in place allowing only certain "authorized sellers" to offer their goods. It's a way to both control the price and maintain a certain high-class aura about the brand. But in order to counteract the voided manufacturer's warranty, the store itself should offer you some kind of guarantee for a year or two. If this is not offered, I recommend asking about it or going somewhere else. You should not spend thousands of dollars without some kind of safety net in case something goes wrong.

Anyway, if you've always dreamed of owning an Ebel, Breitling, or Audemars Piguet, then your best bet is probably to buy one online. That's where you'll find the biggest discounts on men's luxury watches, so check out a few specialty stores now and order the watch of your dreams today!

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