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A forum for identifying and avoiding wholly or partially non-authentic wristwatches -- including counterfeit, replica, Frankenwatches and other fake or bastardized pieces. Our objective here is to DISCOURAGE the sales and purchase of counterfeit wristwatch and jewelry products. It is also for helping people identify watches that are mostly authentic, but have been: altered for personal customization, repaired with inappropriate parts or modified to be passed off as more valuable pieces.

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Iraqi Counterfeits

I am currently working at the US Embassy in Baghdad. I used to think countries like Thailand made a killing on cheap fake watches until I came here. This place is lousy with them. Every Iraqi business in Baghdad sells the cheapest fake Rolex, Brietling and Omega knockoffs. And sadly, every US soldier, sailor, & marine is now wearing one. The saddest part is, I own 2 real Omegas and 2 real Rolex's. When you wear them, everybody wants to know where you bought the perfect looking replica. I have begun to carry the papers in my briefcase to prove they are real. I used to get compliments on the nice Submariner or Seamaster Pro. Now, thanks to the countefeiters, I can only get a compliment on the best looking fake from time to time. It never occurs to anyone that SOMEONE ACTUALLY BOUGHT REAL WATCHES.

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