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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.

Including a photo of the piece you are talking about ALWAYS helps! You can learn how to post a photo here: How To Include Photos In Your Postings. 'For sale' postings, commercial solicitation and ads are not allowed. Links to Internet auctions are acceptable only if their purpose is to question the authenticity of a product or provide new clues for identifying counterfeit products. Links that appear to be 'shills' promoting the sale of counterfeit products will be deleted. Links to websites of sellers of counterfeit items are not permitted -- we know they are out there and do not need to be encouraging them by sending traffic to their sites. Privacy, additional policies and administrivia are covered in the Terms of Use.

Buying on the net (with confidence??)

Hi, great forum,

I'm an Omega fan from Ireland considering making a purchase over the net and trying to avoid the pitfall of purchasing a fake or watches of 'dubious origin' as the official Omega site describe them. (Prices in Ireland for Omega can be extremely exorbitant. For example the price with one US company for a Seamaster 300 Chrono in particular represents a saving of nearly 650 or almost 900 dollars on Irish retail prices for the same watch. Indeed a Swiss company is about 600 cheaper for that watch.) The US prices seem to be a better saving. Do forum members have companies they strongly recommend where I know that I'm getting a genuine Omega? More importantly perhaps, are there any routes I should avoid like the plague?!

Regards from the Emerald Isle,

D101

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