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Fake, right?! Planet Ocean

  1. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 16, 2019

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    I’d like to ask the members here about my unfortunate fake before I get rid of it?
    I got this one 5 years ago as a gift and now I think enough time has passed that I can offload it (I really hate “replica” watches). I’m 99% sure it’s fake (the bezel, the happy feet, the fact that He screw doesn’t do anything...), but part of me has a seed of doubt that I’ll basically throw out an at least partially real Omega. I’ve opened it up before and the movement appears to be an ETA 2824 (or knock off), enclosed in a antimagnetic cover... the crystal seems to be sapphire and overall the watch is solid. Came with a box and multiple straps, “warranty” card etc. It’s a “good” knock off... definitely fake though, right?!

    (Apologies for the repost from a different thread)
     
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  2. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 16, 2019

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    Bezel is for sure fake.

    Crown is questionable, dial furniture is misaligned. He valve looks to be in the wrong position. Caseback has wrong relief, no serial number or omega “hologram” although early ones might not have those.


    if the movement is clearly wrong.... you already have your answer.
     
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  3. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 16, 2019

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    I guess that’s where I’m struggling... I’m not sure what the real movement is supposed to be. I mean putting an ETA movement in there seems to be going far for a knockoff, isn’t it? Same with putting a Saphire Crystal?
    Superficially though, a lot seems off...
    - bezel for sure
    - happy feet logo
    - dial printing seems small compared to pictures of real ones that I’ve seen
    - lugs seem short
     
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  4. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 17, 2019 12:08am

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    It’s a high quality fake no question. Most likely sold for 300-500.
     
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  5. 77deluxe

    77deluxe Mar 17, 2019 7:15am

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    +1 fake.
     
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  6. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch Mar 17, 2019 8:07am

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  7. TimtimeIntl

    TimtimeIntl Mar 17, 2019 10:01am

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    Nice looking fake. My "Omega only" friend bought one at a watch show and it was stated as a fake. The seller wanted as much for the genuine Omega inner/outer box that came with it if he wanted but he declined. My friend sold most of his collection but still occasionally wears the fake when he travels. I'm still amazed how good the "homage" watches look. And yes, I still deplore them.
     
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  8. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 17, 2019 11:03am

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  9. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Mar 17, 2019 11:06am

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    A better fake could actually have a Swiss movement.
     
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  10. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 17, 2019 11:21am

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    Yeah, if the bezel were more convincing it would be passable at first glances the box it came in is nice too...
    There are a surprising amount of people out there into high end fakes. I worked with Sales guys who travelled in Asian countries and they were proud of the knockoffs they’d bring back. Me, I’m a purist...
    Rather than destroy it I’m going to try to sell it locally (full disclosure that it’s fake of course) to some person of questionable character and limited budget... proceeds will go to my mid tier watch fund!
     
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  11. Tiny Iota

    Tiny Iota Could potentially be the Official OF Stalker ™ Mar 17, 2019 11:25am

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    I think it’s probably illegal to knowingly sell a fake, even if you disclose it as such. I wouldn’t sell it, I’d destroy it.
     
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  12. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 17, 2019 11:37am

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    Ugh, really?! :mad:
    I’ve seen some for sale on In My area is I assumed it was ok...
    I look into it...
     
  13. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 17, 2019 11:42am

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    No it’s illegal to sell a fake in almost all countries. Can you sell reproduction Nikes? A DVD copy of a movie?
     
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  14. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch Mar 17, 2019 1:51pm

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    Piracy is not a victimless crime... so says nearly every movie prior to reaching the main menu screen. It can reward you with a couple years in the slammer to boot! :whipped:
     
  15. BradleyJ.

    BradleyJ. Mar 17, 2019 1:59pm

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    The gift giver didnt like you that much huh?

    Don't get upset, it's a joke
     
  16. TimtimeIntl

    TimtimeIntl Mar 17, 2019 2:28pm

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    It was years ago and I only glanced at the box but now wonder if the box that was to come with my friend's Seamaster was a fake as well. The whole kit looked just like yours (as far as I can remember). I see fakes for sale all the time on Craigslist but mostly in the larger cities near me in Florida. More pressure to impress the locals than where I live:) The downside is that there is less "real" stuff in the secondary market by me. I'm 99.0% into vintage so luckily do not have to contend with fakes and glad of it as I know I could be easily fooled. An older friend who made millions in real estate and knows a great amount about watches from all angles pulled a valuable Rolex out of his safe a few years ago and learned that he spent $10k on an incorrect Rolex a decade earlier and really never looked at the watch carefully till later!
     
  17. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 17, 2019 3:03pm

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    Hmm makes sense...
     
  18. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 17, 2019 3:04pm

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    Hahaha what will that say about me if I regift it?!
     
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  19. Mafkees

    Mafkees Mar 17, 2019 3:12pm

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    As far as the movement goes: there's supposed to be a co-axial chronometer movement in there according to the dial. Any generic Swiss movement (or worse) found under the hatch is a tell-tale sign. There's not even a slither of doubt in that case.
     
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  20. Apollo Frost

    Apollo Frost Mar 17, 2019 3:28pm

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    Yep, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
    On a side note the bracelet is once again a great knockoff... any tells on how to spot a fake there?
     
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