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  1. agentroadkill Feb 11, 2023

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    image.jpg Hello all!
    First time poster here with a question: my incredibly talented gift-giver of a wife presented me with a Swatch MoonSwatch: Mission to Mars as an early Valentine’s Day present.

    After initial shock and showing off, I realized the sub-dial at the 2:00 position seems to be a 24-hour indicator (it turns half as quickly as the hour hand when adjusting the time), rather than the 1/10th second indicator my other MoonSwatches have. The chronograph hand also counts in 1/5-second increments, rather than the 1-second increments of my Mission on Earth example.

    Is it possible the movement in the watch has entered a weird state, or the watch was constructed with an incorrect movement? The watch came with the original box and sale papers and doesn’t show signs of being opened or repaired.
    Thanks all!
     
  2. RevZMan123 Feb 11, 2023

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    Your fonts do seem a bit thick. There were known fakes going around with fake papers. What does the back look like?

    Pic from swatch site
     
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  3. Dan S Feb 11, 2023

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    Doesn't the S in MOONSWATCH look too small. And the 80 and 90 on the Tachy ring are not aligned properly.
     
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  4. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Feb 11, 2023

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    spacing between Swiss and Made vs the 6 marker
     
  5. Evitzee Feb 11, 2023

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    Lettering on the strap looks a bit thin.
     
  6. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Feb 11, 2023

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    They fake the plastic MoonSwatch ? Hilarious.....
     
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  7. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 11, 2023

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    They’re worth more than most vintage Omega watches on eBay and are way easier to fake so yea they’re everywhere
     
  8. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Feb 11, 2023

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    Well known fake, they can be bought in bulk for about USD$20 from xxx****@&&8
     
  9. BPD Feb 11, 2023

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    Hard to tell from not being able to see it live but I just picked one up for my wife the other day also as a Valentine’s Day gift from the swatch store. See if you can tell the difference from my photo. Btw, I still can’t believe these are selling for thousands. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a pretty watch and all but to be brutally honest, it’s not worth more than your everyday swatch!
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  10. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Feb 11, 2023

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    You may wish to review this statement in view of the evidence presented. ::bleh::
     
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  11. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Feb 11, 2023

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    His wife is an incredibly talented gift giver, not an incredibly talented watch expert.

    I think she deserves a big hug for trying.
     
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  12. Dan S Feb 11, 2023

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    Several threads today have been almost impossible to believe.
     
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  13. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Feb 11, 2023

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    Good point and at least he won't have much to compete with when buying his own gift for her.
     
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  14. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 12, 2023

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    When I first joined the forum, I thought that the only fake watches were the fake Rolex you’d buy on the street in NYC. We don’t yet know where this gift came from, but I’m willing to bet her heart was in the right place
     
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  15. SC1 Feb 12, 2023

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    I vote heavily towards the OP waking up tomorrow morning with that watch still on, as it should be for many many months forward too, kissing and hugging that wife of his -- and forever burying the knowledge gleaned from this thread.

    Go forth in bliss.
     
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  16. blubarb Feb 12, 2023

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  17. repoman Feb 12, 2023

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    This is the correct answer, and definitely the first time I've ever agreed that someone should accept a fake and be happy about it.
     
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  18. padders Oooo subtitles! Feb 12, 2023

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    The thing to ponder here is what price was paid. If peanuts, all is well but if his wife was conned into paying hundreds then it’s not so great. It’s a tricky situation as the last thing anyone would want to do is upset or disappoint their better half. Discreet enquires about where it was sourced might shed light on this and might add peace of mind. Or provide an address with a letterbox through which something unpleasant can be shoved.
     
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  19. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Feb 12, 2023

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    It is tricky and delicate, there is no right answer. I do know that if the boot was on the other foot I would want and expect my wife to share her concerns with me so i could at least redress the situation. This despite the embarrassment and discomfort it might cause me initially.
    If she didn't and i found out in the future I would be mortified and offended far more.
    You have to make a judgement call on your own relationship.
     
  20. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 12, 2023

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    Cubic Zirconia Decor Ring for her birthday ;)

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