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....I also checked with Darwin directly to make sure this was genuine, at the same time as making my own post. (which he confirmed.)
It is always prudent to do your own checking for sure. In this case specifically, I have been told the listing is legitimate by the seller with whom I have had an excellent relationship with for some time, that is good enough for me and I'm happy to stand by it on that basis.
: Long standing or not is not the issue. Issue today is there are
: lots of scammers who are capable of hacking into anyone's
: account and post a sale thread.
: Tagged pic is to show the seller actually has the watch and is one
: of the few forms of validating a sales.
: Someone's past standing history is no guarantee of future wrong
: doing or the account has not been hacked. Refusal to post tagged
: pic is something that everyone should be more cautious of.