Verified Owner Comments: I've been collecting skull items (cuff links, braces, belt/boots, bow tie) for years and was planning to buy the Bell & Ross BR01 Laughing Skull because I'm a huge watch guy. However, when I found Stefan Kudoke's version I realized that it would get much more wrist time since I wear a suit to work and his version is dressier than the BRO1.
I also very much like the idea of supporting independent watch makers, and in doing my due diligence on Stefan, I could tell that he was the real deal. I asked for the price through Stefan's website and was advised that WatchBuys had one in stock (the other Kudoke US distributors did not, with an estimated 3 month wait time). It was my first time ordering from them, so I wanted to call and discuss the process, payment/financing options, etc., just to have a good comfort level before I pulled the trigger (also did some research on them online). I would describe the conversation with WatchBuys as informative, patient, cooperative, and ultimately reassuring.
I received immediate confirmation of my order after I placed it and then the tracking number within a few hours after that. Best of all, I was able to have the piece delivered by 10:00am the next morning, securely wrapped and boxed. It was even ticking and set to the correct time - very cool considering that WatchBuys is 3 times away from me. Overall, a positive experience and it came together so well that I feel that this purchase was meant to be. I'd strongly recommend these guys and would buy from them again without hesitation. Thanks for an ideal addition to my collection, WatchBuys.