Living in South Africa and having the South African Rand (ZAR) for a currency is quite a depressing thought and something that makes buying quality watches quite difficult.
The prices for high end watches in South Africa is exorbitant to say the least and there is really no middle ground, you either fork out a R100 000 for a Mont Blanc or similar or you pay a respectable R3500 – R5000 for a Seiko, Skagen etc. Then onto another issue, we just don’t have the variety to choose from that exist elsewhere in the world.
For the above reasons, Amazon is a really good option when buying well priced high quality watches. I have been doing this for a number of years and have amassed a fair collection of reasonably priced watches through my experiments.
The major obstacle in purchasing anything from Amazon is the fact the not very many items ship to South Africa. In my first post I just want to highlight the good quality watches you are able to find on Amazon and that actually ship here and then I will do a follow up post to explain how to overcome the issue of an item not shipping to South Africa.
It is important to note that you will need to pay an extra fee for Import Duties when the package arrives in South Africa other than the shipping costs. This figure should be around 14% of the purchase amount.
Now, not many sellers ship to South Africa, so its important to note that items that ship to South Africa will indicate it on the product page and also at checkout like the example below:
Just to wet your appetite for some of the gems up for grabs on Amazon I will list a few of the watches available:
Follow the shortcut to find more eligible watches for you to shop from – Amazon South Africa shipping