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  1. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Dec 3, 2019

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    Apparently the bidders are believing that this Patek was found in the bottom of the ocean and just needs a service to get back in shape.

    I say this is as real as a $3 bill and the new owner can swap in a new miyota movement and dial to have the world’s most expensive fake watch.
     
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  2. gpssti4

    gpssti4 Dec 3, 2019

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    One born every minute as they say. What I don’t understand is people with enough money to spend on a high value item who don't do their due diligence.
     
  3. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Dec 3, 2019

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    My guess is that the bidders are as real as the watch. Someone is chumming the waters.

    I stay off that platform as I have found that the few really nice pieces that show up there sell for multiples of retail price.

    Good news for Goodwill, which is a fine charity.
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  4. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Dec 3, 2019

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    Patek Calatrava Cross on the rotor is ::puke::
     
  5. Strangedream

    Strangedream Dec 3, 2019

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    That Nautilus sure went for a swim.
     
  6. omegasaso12

    omegasaso12 Dec 3, 2019

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    It must be prototype not a fake :D
     
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  7. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Dec 3, 2019

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    So you're saying I should stop bidding? ::shy::


    :D
     
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  8. Walrus

    Walrus Dec 3, 2019

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    I like goodwill but what’s up with this, are they using wording that it’s authentic?
     
  9. FREDMAYCOIN

    FREDMAYCOIN Dec 3, 2019

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    Does PP have any watches with exhibition backs in their current/previous lineups?
     
  10. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Dec 3, 2019

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    This is not the first time theyve sold an obviously fake watch as authentic. A few years ago, several members notified a GW seller that the "Calatrava" they had for sale was a bad fake. I believe the response boiled down to "pound sand". You can probably still find the relevant thread.
     
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  11. Walrus

    Walrus Dec 3, 2019

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    Very disappointed to hear this. I always drop money in the bell ringers stand this time of year and did some volunteer work for them years back. They do a lot of good things but this is outright theft. They turned a clothes drop off charity into a billion dollar industry, non profit if you will although there have been issues with them in some states. Anyway just disappointing to see.
     
  12. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 3, 2019

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    You confuse Salvation Army (Bell Ringers) with Goodwill. I’m a little shocked this got past them actually. They have learned the hard way not to ignore watches.
     
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  13. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Dec 3, 2019

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    It looks like some people have been asking questions and they’ve responded to the satisfaction of potential buyers...

    Additional Information Added 12/2/2019 9:12:30 AM

    Additional Images Added 12/2/2019 9:12:30 AM

    Additional Information Added 12/2/2019 9:06:22 AM
    Please see additional photos of OPENED watch movement. This is a 29 Jewel 6 position Swiss movement. Inner serial/model numbers are: Movement: 7031914 with 324 below it. Inner case backing number: 6153618

    Additional Images Added 12/2/2019 9:06:22 AM

    Additional Information Added 12/2/2019 8:43:24 AM
    This is a 29 Jewel watch NOT 6 Jewel. Please see added photos of watch movement.
    Description:

    Patek Philippe Geneve Sapphire Crystal Swiss 6 Jewel Men's Watch

    Approximate Dimensions:

    Crystal diameter: 27 x 27mm

    Wrist size: 6 1/2"

    Manufacturer/Markings:

    Brand: Patek Philippe Geneve

    Model: N/A

    Condition: Watches are not tested for functionality. All Items are Sold AS-IS for parts or repair. Please Open a Ticket For Any Questions Prior To Bidding.

    Watch has water damage inside.

    Disclaimers:

    This is a used, donated item that has not been cleaned, serviced or tested for functionality. Items that are not intended for collectible use should be inspected and/or serviced by a professional prior to use. We do our best to identify all items, but cannot guarantee accuracy. You are bidding with this in mind.
     
  14. redpcar

    redpcar Dec 3, 2019

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    It's my understanding that the individual stores all list their stuff on the consolidated site. You are potentially dealing with people with lower standards than ours.

    I've had good and bad responses from the individual sellers when I let them know that their products are fakes. It's been several years now since I used their site as the prices are stupid high compared to other auction sites.

    I even purchased a batch of watches one time for a single "erotic" watch. The box arrived without the watch. When I contacted them, they said they were so appalled by the disgusting dial that they threw it away. :eek: They were very sorry when I told them the value (just a couple hundred bucks) and gave me a full refund plus shipping.
     
  15. Walrus

    Walrus Dec 3, 2019

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    Sorry dumb of me and it was the goodwill I volunteered for, we would hand out hot drinks to firefighters during cold weather fires. Also contacted military personnel during family emergencies. That’s what disappoints me here I know goodwill does many positive things but this is an outright scam if they know it’s fake
     
  16. Geezer

    Geezer Dec 3, 2019

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    That's actually a pretty good fake until you look at the movement... Hope they will realize their mistake and remove the listing.
     
  17. rcs914

    rcs914 Dec 4, 2019

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    That's a modified Miyota 9015 - here is a picture of the same rep (I'm guessing) that didn't go for a swim. Suffice it to say that if these bidders are real, they are idiots.

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  18. Wryfox

    Wryfox Dec 7, 2019 6:21am

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    I think they are describing it as shown, and letting the market decide if it is real or not.

    How can they possibly have the resources to determine otherwise.

    Have you been to a GW store? If you have, you would immediately see the reality of what a donation non profit looks like.

    Worked for similar local charity for years as a volunteer(not GW). It's mostly work release, volunteers and retirees. All good people doing the best they can for a cause they believe in.
     
  19. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Dec 7, 2019 7:28am

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    I'd be more charitable if they weren't so dismissive when provided information that proves what they're selling is a counterfeit.
     
  20. WatchCor

    WatchCor Dec 7, 2019 7:47am

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    Absolutely agree , they are doing their best and understand they do charitable work with little to no pay but dismissing information completely without even looking into it is sad in my opinion.

    And to clear everyones retinas of that abomination movement here's the real deal:

    Caliber 26‑330 S C

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