World of Watches Review for April 2023 | Best Watch Stores
Friday, April 28th
2023 Watch Store Reviews
World of Watches
- 100,000+ five-star reviews
- “A-” rated and accredited by the BBB
- Free shipping in the continental US on orders over $100
- 30-day return policy
- 30-day price match guarantee
In business since 1997, World of Watches offers 100% authentic, brand-name watches at sale prices of up to 90% off the MSRP. Over a million people have bought a wristwatch here.
Options for both Citizen Corso and Rolex Explorer
World of Watches did well with our Citizen Corso comparison search, carrying 11 different styles for men and women. We weren’t thrilled with the irrelevant results we got when we searched for them, though: it said there were over 1,800 matches, but those included other Citizen watches (sure, no problem) and, oddly, perfume by Juliette Has A Gun (okay then…). It was a similar experience with the Rolex Explorer: there were four options available for purchase, but the results quickly devolved into men’s cologne and other watches with “Explorer” in the name. But, at least they had both: not many of the stores we reviewed can say the same.
Over 16,000 watches
Those results are an accurate reflection of World of Watches’ inventory as a whole, with more than 4,600 watches for women and nearly 12,000 for men. Whether you want to spend $118,000 for a Patek Philippe or $18.98 for a Timex, there’s no shortage of options when you shop at this store. We suggest making good use of the filters to find your new watch more quickly: you may already have an idea of the band color, material, or type, prefer a certain type of movement, or you’re sticking to a budget, so click accordingly to get to your matching results list. Each watch has a detailed description and product specs, leaving you with no mysteries about what you’re getting.
How about prices? World of Watches is pretty competitive when you look at rival stores, especially if you shop the Sale section. We found the Tissot Men’s T-Touch Sailing Chronograph (Rubber, White Dial) for $326.98 in the “Time Bomb” section there; it was a 74^% savings over list price, and still $20 less than the then-current price at several retailers in this review. Plus, you can take advantage of a 30-day price match guarantee if you see your watch somewhere else at a better price.
Keep an eye out for discount offers
If you want to get free shipping here, look for a code at the top of the site. (At the time of this review, it was “WOWSHIP” .) Otherwise, you’ll get complimentary domestic shipping if your order is over $100, no code required. And, for extra savings, browse the store a while and see if you get a pop-up; ours was $10 off $100 if we gave them our email address. That discount was also available as a red “Get $10 Off” box tucked at the bottom of the page.
Shopper feedback is positive, but not universally so
World of Watches has a staggering quantity of shopper reviews: in one place alone, we found over 130,000 in eight years. 80% of those give this watch store a five-star rating, and overall World of Watches had an average of 4.8 stars. We’re not quite sure what to make of the fact that, in other places, the shopper feedback isn’t quite so enthusiastic, especially over the six months leading up to this review: still positive from over 60% of customers, but more frequent complaints about orders not being delivered, watches that stop working within a few months, and so on. That might be partly why the Better Business Bureau’s rating has remained at an “A-” for the last 2+ years.
Moving up in the rankings
And yet, we’ve boosted this watch store’s rating and ranking. There’s no question that this is a high-volume retailer with wristwatches for every imaginable style and quality, both budget-friendly and once-in-a-lifetime purchase. If you can’t find your watch here, it probably doesn’t exist. We recommend keeping an eye on customer service, making sure to register your watch with the manufacturer to activate any available warranty coverage (because that was an issue in our last review). We’re cautiously optimistic that World of Watches is doing well enough to earn a better-than-average spot in our list.