Just a heads up on Ashford. I just bought a Bulova for my mom's b-day on 1-16-14 from Ashford. The watch arrived promptly, appears to be a real Bulova, what was obviously either a store demo, or a returned watch. It was definitely not new. There was no plastic protector on the face of the watch. The backside of the watch did have a plastic protector, but it was obvious that someone had replaced it there. It has dirt underneath of the plastic. I removed the plastic, and found dirt underneath, and some dirty smudges on the backside of the watch.
The watch is beautiful, and did clean up nicely. After polishing it, it looked like a brand new watch.