I haven't been able to find any recent information in regards to the TAG outlets and their timepieces. I was in one of the outlets looking at the watches. They told me they were brand new pieces that included a two year warranty however out of the 3 that I looked at 1 was dinged up around the lugs, the other had it's bracelet adjusted and the other had scratches on it's crystal and all over the bracelet. Clearly not new and unmolested. I decided to pass on purchasing from the outlet but wanted to pose the question here to determine where these watches come from? TAG customer service would not comment, the TAG boutique in Las Vegas said it's overstock from Boutique's that did not sell, the Las Vegas outlet stated they're "directly shipped to us from Switzerland" (yeah right) and the other outlet in California didn't even know how they received the watches. I'm assuming these are returns from AD's that got sent back to TAG and were refurbished and a combination of overstock that may have been in local warehouses? Does anyone know first hand where these units are coming from? Again, they did say that the watches carried the two-year warranty and they are a direct dealer but what I know about many outlets is there are items made specifically for outlet stores only that use cheaper grade materials to give the allusion that you are getting a great deal and there are others that just have overstock. For instance TUMI sells both, they have old items that didn't sell at stores or online. All stores ship back their old items they can't clearance and then TUMI sends those pieces to the outlets. The TUMI outlets also sell outlet only bags that have cheaper zippers and material used to make the outlet bags which is why the similar bag you'd see at your Macy's, Bloomingdales or TUMI directly is over 3x more expensive. Anyway I've gotten different stories from the boutique's I've called and the outlets differ their stories as well which lends me to steer clear of my purchase. It sucks because they have 2011 and 2013 pieces I'd like to pickup but don't want a refurbished watch sold to me as "new" I might mention the staff at these outlet stores are not very knowledgeable in their products either which surprised me given the fact they're an AD. Hoping someone has first hand knowledge.