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They don’t say a lot about it, but here’s what I discovered by peeking around: Ashford now seemingly claims you get the manufacturer’s warranty from a whole bunch of brands. From the site:
BRANDS COVERED BY THE MANUFACTURER
Please contact the manufacturer directly for assistance on these repairs.
In addition, Edox has an “Authorized Dealer” designation next to watches sold at Ashford. Other brands might be as well, based on recent products offered for sale.
All I know is this: If Ashford is offering full manufacturer warranties on items sold through their site, the place instantly goes up a peg in my eyes. I've had nothing but good luck with Ashford, tho I rarely buy online anymore.
Tell you what: Given how Rolex and the biggest brands are selling like hotcakes, but everything under them is struggling to move pieces? I could see this happening - brands liquidate stock and offer full warranties just to develop brand loyalty. It's hard out there right now, and these kind of things - as well as leaning on online sales direct - might be here to stay.