Even some of the "Big Corporate Jewelry Stores" have sold gray market name brand watches. I know of a few who sold Seiko's manufactured for sale in The Middle East and Asia. They did not tell their customers and instead of a three year warranty they were stuck with one year. Seiko gives a 3 year warranty. Read it. It states that you get the first year world wide. The remaining two years are only good in the country the watch was manufactured for.