Yeah selly telly love to compare what you're buying off them to expensive products sold elsewhere. Sometimes it's a direct comparison of exactly the same product e.g. a vacuum cleaner. So fair enough, if the selly telly channel is cheaper than other retailers the viewer is getting a genuinely good deal.Ha ha, like how Mason went into a tune, then a musical discussion, to distract from the fact he couldn't get the lock on the watch case to work.
Also strange how Clawley often refers to the brands as though he has no connection with them, like he's just an independent distributor / guest giving an unbiased view. Yet he's a sales director at the Dartmouth brands.
You can tell how unbiased he is by his comments on the Tourbillon watch - "to give you an example of Tourbillons that go on the world market, Tourbillon movements generally go between sixty grand and to 1.5 million if you're doing a Richard Mille. blah blah blah, eighteen hundred quid for a tourbillon is ridiculous super value, that should really be ten grand in today's money."
Great honest, unbiased example for prices of Tourbillon watches, if we're talking about/selling Tourbillon watches from high end luxury independent Swiss watchmakers that make their own Tourbillon movements, except the watch he is selling isn't from some high end Swiss watchmaker, it's from Solar Time in Hong Kong, and he didn't give examples of the prices for Tourbillon movements from the actual Country that this Tourbillon movement is made, ie China, which start at a few hundred pounds on the world market, not 60 grand.
For accuracy and if anybody is really interested in the watch and wonder what movement is in it, seeing as Clawley doesn't seem willing to divulge, it's the PTS 3450A from PTS Resources (Hong Kong) which is part of the Hangzhou Watch Co.
Just another con artist.
However when it's not a direct like for like comparison, again I don't think it's worth taking any notice. Jewelry channels love doing it. They're flogging you a ring for £199.99 and they'll show you a 'similar' ring being sold elsewhere for £2,999.99. Same carat weight, same stone, both gold bands etc etc. Now, it could be if you took both rings to an independent valuation expert they would say both rings are worth in the same ballpark. That is of course possible. Especially if the stones are close in terms of quality. In that scenario I'd be thinking 'wow, these channels are giving viewers genuinely amazing deals!' And of course in this example, the £2,999.99 ring maybe is overpriced e.g. due to the provenance/history of the retailer.
However, just as we say for products IW sell e.g. S&E watches, I suspect if a ring is being sold for £199.99, its retail value is probably ... £199.99
As I say, smoke and mirrors ...