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Don't fall for a Fake vintage Omegas! Post them here (Not for questions)

  1. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jun 30, 2013

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    Here are some tips to help you avoid purchasing a fake vintage Omega.

    Here's a classic fake Seamaster:

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    FakeSMback.jpg

    First, you won't find "antimagnetic" or a jewel count on the dial of any Seamaster. Second, that's one crappy movement. Omega copper plated their movements since the word Seamaster has been used on the dial. Third, Omega never put the hallmarks (like the Ω WATCH Co inside the triangle or the 18K 0.750) you see on this watch's caseback on the outside - they were always on the inside.


    Thread it came from: http://omegaforums.net/threads/seamaster-elecromagnetic.6234/

    Here's another example in a different case:

    FakeSM2.jpg

    The thread it came from:

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/seamaster-not-found.6152/


    Bottom line: ASK BEFORE YOU BUY! Part of the reason this forum exists is to help less experienced people buy decent vintage watches without getting ripped off. We don't even charge! It's a FREE service!
     
  2. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 30, 2013

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    "We don't even charge! It's a FREE service!"

    Smallprint: You pay in other more Evil backhanded ways.....:p

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    Mwah ha ha ha ha ha ha....ha....ha....hhhha...!!!!

    In all seriousness, this is a great place to check out, BEFORE you purchase an expensive piece.
     
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  3. alam

    alam Jun 30, 2013

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    Not only they look very fake, they look awfully ugly-faked!
     
  4. Long71

    Long71 Jul 1, 2013

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    Thanks to the experts for their advice on a pg Connie I was considering placing a bid on. The generosity of experienced members is invaluable.

    Conor
     
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  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 8, 2013

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  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 8, 2013

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  7. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Jul 11, 2013

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  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 12, 2013

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    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 17, 2013

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  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 17, 2013

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    At least it doesn't say ANTIMAGNETIC on the dial. :rolleyes: :p
     
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  11. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jul 17, 2013

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    ...and looks to be a less cheap movement than the others (everything is relative)
     
  12. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 18, 2013

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  13. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Jul 18, 2013

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    keep this thread going. it is very useful.
     
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  14. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 25, 2013

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  15. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jul 26, 2013

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    I almost get burned by this fake gold pie pan last December

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  16. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 29, 2013

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    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 30, 2013

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    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 30, 2013

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  19. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 30, 2013

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    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 31, 2013

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