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    A side effect of fake watches?

    When I was in Tarragona I visited a Sunday market and saw 2 watches I liked.
    Clearly genuine Rolex watches wouldn’t be so casually strewn about but it made me doubt the rest of his vast stock.

    I reasoned as NATO type straps where relatively new so those watches sporting them weren’t vintage 70s.

    But what about the Nyon I really liked that watch it was 80 euros if I remember correct?
    I also liked the Bulova which was considerably more,he told me it was an automatic I thought the symbol ment it was quartz?

    I didn’t buy anything,leaving cursing fakes and my lack of knowledge was I right to do so?


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    The tuning fork symbol on the Bulova actually means that it's pre-quartz, an "Accutron" electronic watch. Unless Bulova continued to use that symbol as a sort of generic trademark, but I didn't think so.

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    I would not do any business at all with someone who deals in fakes, even if some of their watcher are real.

    Because if they are low enough to sell a fake then they are probably low enough to sell bogged real ones, stolen watches and ones on the way out.

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    Buyer beware.

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    It is very easy to get stung on e-bay, especially with the wild and wonderful stories attached, I found this in my Grandad's loft or it was in a box from a storage sale and I don't really know much about them.

    I bought a fake G-Shock in error the other week. It was only when I examined it closely I smelt a rat. Google images was a great place to start and images lifted clearly helped my case.

    First two images are the watch that I bought:





    The next two are borrowed images of the real thing:





    The 24 hour and power save indicator are both wrong as is the spacing of the markers between the hour and minute numbers.

    Luckily the seller and e-bay accepted my proof and I returned the Watch for a full refund. I'm sure the Watch will be relisted at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    It is very easy to get stung on e-bay, especially with the wild and wonderful stories attached, I found this in my Grandad's loft or it was in a box from a storage sale and I don't really know much about them.

    I bought a fake G-Shock in error the other week. It was only when I examined it closely I smelt a rat. Google images was a great place to start and images lifted clearly helped my case.

    First two images are the watch that I bought:





    The next two are borrowed images of the real thing:





    The 24 hour and power save indicator are both wrong as is the spacing of the markers between the hour and minute numbers.

    Luckily the seller and e-bay accepted my proof and I returned the Watch for a full refund. I'm sure the Watch will be relisted at some point.
    Ebay are good like that, I found that evidence is not needed with ebay. They side with you if you "think" it is a fake good.

    That is in my experience, yours may vary of course.

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    Traders aren't fools - if a 'Rolex' was real, he'd be asking €x,000 for it! Some would be asking €x,000 even if it was a fake....

    As you say, if some of his stock is clearly fake, you have to assume that anything else that might be valuable will be as well.

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    Not keen on fakes at all ,if something looks to good to be true,it most likely is.

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    My point was if it wasn’t for fakes I would have bought at last one of those watches,because there are fakes around and I can’t tell I didn’t.

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    The accutron is nice. But I wouldn't touch it unless it was going. Worth a couple of hundred going and nothing if not. The Certina without a strap is also nice, but not worth much.
    There are a couple of others out of focus on the table that could be interesting.

    I wouldn't let a few fakes in the mix put me off. It's par for the course with this type of trader. If you want to find the needle in the haystack, first you have to accept that there will be some hay.

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    I was bored, so I took a look at the high res images.
    Apart from the Accutron and the Festina , there's a Poljot mechanical alarm & a Citizen Eagle in there. Definitely some interesting vintage watches and of the grade where people aren't mucking around with them.

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