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    Military CWC back or FAKE?

    Is it CWC example back case or some similar military type?
    it it genuine?
    need someone who could spot it by picture
    thanks
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    6645 is the code for a wristwatch and there isn't an 86 code listed for any country (UK is 99) so I'd call fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewismark View Post
    6645 is the code for a wristwatch and there isn't an 86 code listed for any country (UK is 99) so I'd call fake.

    I agree, take a look here http://www.horologycrazy.com/2009/06...-markings.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewismark View Post
    6645 is the code for a wristwatch and there isn't an 86 code listed for any country (UK is 99) so I'd call fake.
    Agreed I even googled it just in case
    Seems strange to go so far but cock that bit up!

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    I've sold this as a joblot for nothing and buyers opened return case
    there been some other good examples but he is angry and looks he think I made a hallmark of it by myself lol
    Last edited by vanjuxa; 26th March 2020 at 12:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanjuxa View Post
    Is it CWC example back case or some similar military type?
    it it genuine?
    need someone who could spot it by picture
    thanks
    From a batch of fake fatboys that have occasionally been popping up on eb for as long as I can remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanjuxa View Post
    I've sold this as a joblot for nothing and buyers opened return case
    there been some other good examples but he is angry and looks he think I made a hallmark of it by myself lol
    I donít understand?

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    >bwest76

    I've sold some military parts 8 backs and 2 cases for nearly nothing
    Buyer realised one back was not genuine and decide to send back whole lot

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    Personally I don't think it's necessarily a fake. I don't know much at all about nato stock numbers but the prefix 0552 is obviously R.N. It is possible the matelots have a different code for military kit issued from places with bases such as Gibraltar etc or commonwealth countries with naval facilities. I cannot see a fraudster making a balls up like that with 86 on a caseback. It ain't gonna be some scammer in Nairobi or Kowloon.
    The simplest solution may be to write to Silvermans who may possibly have records from Cabot Watch Company before they bought the company.
    Last edited by Johnny Mac; 16th May 2020 at 23:13.

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    Fake all day long. Unless we have 86 as a NATO country .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Fake all day long. Unless we have 86 as a NATO country .
    Who is saying it's a "NATO" member? Have a read and inwardly digest before presenting as "case closed" ..Red cap eh..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_Stock_Number

    The easiest way to tell if that # is 100% fake, have any have ever turned up on Milsubs for example on ebay. We know where all Milsubs were issued from and most were O552 (RN clearance diver issue) or many more 0555 5517 (RM Poole SBS issue) Why would some scammer invent a credible fake ( with good stamped fonts) for a £70 G10 piece of quartz crap with a dodgy number? That's the real question.
    Last edited by Johnny Mac; 17th May 2020 at 23:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Mac View Post
    Who is saying it's a "NATO" member? Have a read and inwardly digest before presenting as "case closed" ..Red cap eh..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_Stock_Number

    The easiest way to tell if that # is 100% fake, have any have ever turned up on Milsubs for example on ebay. We know where all Milsubs were issued from and most were O552 (RN clearance diver issue) or many more 0555 5517 (RM Poole SBS issue) Why would some scammer invent a credible fake ( with good stamped fonts) for a £70 G10 piece of quartz crap with a dodgy number? That's the real question.
    Buyer beware is probably better advice. I've noticed two fake back series.

    <- 0552/6644-86
    4312***
    479
    81

    9 recorded so far

    and;

    <- 0552/6645-89
    5415***
    586
    82

    5 recorded so far

    Terry

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