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  1. Gsm

    Gsm Apr 2, 2018

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    So this old "Omega Seamaster" has Omega and Swiss made, but I was told by an eBay "expert" it was fake because of the 18K gold mark. What do you people think?
     
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  2. Gsm

    Gsm Apr 2, 2018

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    Hard to read the id number, it's 42864
     
  3. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 2, 2018

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    YIKES

    Run away
     
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  4. michael22

    michael22 Apr 2, 2018

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    Meets the general criteria for being a fake.
     
  5. Gsm

    Gsm Apr 2, 2018

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    Well, you can understand how us regular folks can be spoofed. It was found in with a bunch of watches from of an old family member (deceased).
     
  6. Gsm

    Gsm Apr 2, 2018

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    I don't know a thing about watches, tell me the general criteria of fake. Just for my own curiosity
     
  7. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 2, 2018

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  8. noelekal

    noelekal Apr 2, 2018

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    Fake-to-the-bone, which is even worse than bad-to-the-bone.

    The external case back marking is a fake copy of an Omega 18kt mark on a fake solid gold case which is plated in who-knows-what and which houses a fake Omega movement of unknown origin, which has been stamped with a fake Omega trademark and provided with a dial with a poorly executed surface finish and a poorly executed fake Omega marking.

    Omega did not mark thei exterior of their 18kt solid gold case backs in such a manner. Omega's level of workmanship never descended to that level of inferiority.
     
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  9. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 2, 2018

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    No need to sugar-coat it....


    ::rimshot::
     
  10. michael22

    michael22 Apr 2, 2018

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    Beaten to it by people who know more than me.
    To make it easy, the 2 instantly obvious signs to me are:
    1. company markings on the outside of the caseback
    2. the cheap looking movt., which doesn't look like any legit Omega movt.
     
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  11. Gsm

    Gsm Apr 3, 2018

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    Don't get all your panties bunched up, I will be tossing it. All very insightful. I really appreciate the education and I'm glad it wasn't sold or even worse I had given it to my son. I'll stay with Timex. Just kidding. LOL.
    Thanks again. GSM
     
  12. Gsm

    Gsm Apr 3, 2018

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    Thank you. Maybe others will see this thread and be educated. Much appreciated.
     
  13. felsby

    felsby I don't see any option in settings or profile Apr 3, 2018

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    Quick rule of thumb: Only fakes have codes on the case back outside.
     
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