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Re: 007 Seamaster
In Response To: Re: 007 Seamaster ()

: Ok,

: My observations are these:-

: The first auction on ebay, it's a fraud. If you
: look at the photos you will see that quite
: obviously some are promo pictures, some are
: apparently self made. The promo pictures,
: ignore them, they tell us nothing. The self
: made ones, check them again, in one of them
: we see a shot of the watch in the box. It
: looks the wrong colour. Further to this the
: bracelet appears to have some plastic on it.
: Real Omega watches, as far as I am aware, do
: not come with plastic on the bracelet. Fakes
: do. It feels wrong and at $860 dollars it
: needs to feel right.

: The second one is something more obvious and
: let me say in no uncertain terms having read
: what's been asked and mentioned in the Q
: & A section you'd have to be a prize
: boob to pay for this.

: THe explanation of Swiss smuggled is 'swiss
: parts assembled in malaysia'. So it's not an
: Omega, it doesn't use Omega parts, it was
: assembled by someone out of the factory
: environment and it's not a chronometer. Fair
: assumptions? Possibly so. However it stinks
: of fake. On the photos the bracelet has the
: blue film over the clasp, that looks ok, but
: again the bracelet itself looks to have a
: covering. This is something that comes on
: all fakes.

: In a nutshell they both stink and you'd be
: better off getting a 007 edition from a
: reliable secondhand dealer with a good track
: record.

: All the best for a happy new year,

: Pete J
THANKS A LOT you guys saved me some money. It is a real shame that someone is going to end up paying 86o or more for a fake watch, when they could probably get a real one from a real dealer for a few hundred more. I wish there was some way of letting the high bidder know that they are not getting a genuine item. I wonder what Ebay would do with this information if we told them. There was another auction of a 007 that got closed by ebay yesterday. I wonder if ti was the same circumstances? Anyway, I am glad I found this forum because I probably would have purchased a fraud. I am going to save up and buy a real one.

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