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    Is this a fake breitling?

    A friend just sent me a pic, said he is buying it, i dont ever recall getting a 'proper' watch with plastic on it like that??


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    Looks dodgy on about 16 different levels to me.
    Tell your mate to swerve it.

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    The plastic wrap is indeed odd. Though that is an actual model, if that was in doubt -

    https://www.watches-of-switzerland.c...1A1/p/17531689

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    A friend just sent me a pic, said he is buying it, i dont ever recall getting a 'proper' watch with plastic on it like that??

    I've seen plastic on the bracelets on new watches to protect them. Is he buying from an AD? I can't see anything wrong compared to the referred item - more pics would be useful.

    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 13th January 2021 at 18:59.

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    Is it me, or is there a problem with the case/bracelet interface?

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    imo plastic wrap is OK.

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    Fakes are so good, and Iím so inexpert in the details, that Iím always afraid of commenting, but it looks pretty good to me and the plastic wrap on the bracelet is very common. In fact I bought a loose but new navitomer bracelet once (yes it was as painfully expensive as you imagine!) and it came sort of shrink wrapped with loose end links.

    As for the watch, if an expert told me it was legit, Iíd believe them. Often, itís in the handling / super macro shots that you find the truth.

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    Iíve bought a few brand new B:s and handled many back in the day. New bracelets have always been wrapped in plasic film that looks like that. The pic is just not good enough to say anything more about that specific watch. There used to be a great fake busters subforum on the, dare I say, WUS Breitling forum. Iíd ask there if I was in doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    Looks dodgy on about 16 different levels to me.
    Tell your mate to swerve it.
    Iíd be interested to hear you list them, if theyíre such obvious tells. (Genuine question). Looks ok to me (again Iím not an expert and the photo isnít great)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Iíd be interested to hear you list them, if theyíre such obvious tells. (Genuine question). Looks ok to me (again Iím not an expert and the photo isnít great)
    Nothing specific and perhaps being over-cautious about a watch that it unattractive to me.
    To be honest I'm surprised it's even a real model.
    Shows what I know!

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    You can't judge on the wrap. We sometimes use it at work to protect bracelets from handling swirls.
    I wouldnt even try to call it from that image.

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    Ok thanks folks

    Iíll try some of the us sites

    the cling film is a new one on me !

    and I agree not an attractive model

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    Ok thanks folks

    Iíll try some of the us sites

    the cling film is a new one on me !

    and I agree not an attractive model

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    Ok thanks folks

    Iíll try some of the us sites

    the cling film is a new one on me !

    and I agree not an attractive model

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    Ok thanks folks

    Iíll try some of the us sites

    the cling film is a new one on me !

    and I agree not an attractive model
    quite a few brands wrap bracelets to avoid wear before sale. E.G.


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    Some retailers leave the plastic protection on in the window display to avoid handling damage. It says a lot about the current Breitling range that even a possibly genuine model looks like a knock-off model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    Some retailers leave the plastic protection on in the window display to avoid handling damage. It says a lot about the current Breitling range that even a possibly genuine model looks like a knock-off model.
    Agree....Breitling as a brand rather becoming a fake brand....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    Some retailers leave the plastic protection on in the window display to avoid handling damage. It says a lot about the current Breitling range that even a possibly genuine model looks like a knock-off model.
    I am not sure if I understand your comment. A good fake/replica will look like the original because it is copied and copied well. Doesn’t say anything about the original.
    Last edited by RAJEN; 16th January 2021 at 08:57.

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    Looks genuine to my eye.
    Not the most desirable model, so he should get a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poko View Post
    Agree....Breitling as a brand rather becoming a fake brand....
    Yawn...

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    Had a few BNIB bracelets arrive wrapped, including Breitling.

    Did your friend say where he was buying it from, to doubt its authenticity?

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    To the OP - where is your friend buying from.

    If it's a pre-owned watch from a reputable source the the wrap could be genuine. I recall having a Breitling re-finished and serviced some years back and it came back protected by plastic.

    Your best bet is to advise you friend to "buy the seller".

    You can't tell anything from the picture.

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    hi, nor sure without looking at it close up, but never ever had one with plastic around the bracelet when delivered direct to an "ad"

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