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Re: Is this a real or a fake chronograph

: Hello all,

: Great to find that there's a Heuer forum just
: when I needed it :)

: This is my story. Today I received a Tag Heuer
: chronograph I bought from a guy selling it
: in Yahoo Actions here in Japan. Although I
: felt kind of reluctant about purchasing a
: US$1K watch without having a chance to
: inspect it first I decided to purchase it as
: the person selling it had over 1100 watches
: sales in over 3 years with only one negative
: feedback. Great. At least he sounds like he
: has a good reputation. Looks like he is not
: going to rip me off. Back on topic. So I
: received the watch and after closely
: inspecting it, something felt like it wasn't
: right. I can not tell oy for sure what was,
: but as someone who has worn a Heuer for the
: last 3 years (my Heuer recently got lost in
: the garbage thanks to my 1 year old
: daughter) this one just looked so
: "different". The first thing I
: noticed was the logo on the backplate (is
: that how you call it?). The embossing on all
: the Heuer watches I have seen look really
: deep and this one looks so "thin".
: The other thing that raised my suspicious
: was the letter "t" next to 'swiss'
: and 'made' (pictures attached). Finally I
: decided to compare it to a real Heuer and I
: could nto find one single picture of a Heuer
: that looks like this one all over the web.
: The closest I've been able to find is the
: 2000 Classic, but that one has a number 12
: while mine doesn's have it. It just sounds
: too suspiscious not being able to find a
: single picture of a similar watch all over
: the web.

: I was checkig the Auction history of the person
: who I bought the watch from, and he has been
: selling Heuers, Rolexes, Omegas, etc.
: without any negative feedback so before
: making an ass of myself and complaining, I
: would like to have some opinions from the
: experts on this forum.

: FYI, I kocked off the belt pin while trying to
: put the watch around a can so I can take the
: pictures. Stupid me.

: I would appreciate any info. If further
: pictures are needed, please just specify
: from which angle and I will try to post them

: I don't know how to attach more than one
: picture, so I have included a link to my
: Yahoo phoo album here:

: Thank you very much in advance

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