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    any watch experts?? is this real

    lookin at this is it real no papers

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    there's a lot of the fake Carreras going around... even boxed and with papers... I know because someone has tried selling me two, and they were good clones. It would be impossible to tell without seeing it though.

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    Dabstar

    there's a lot of the fake Carreras going around... even boxed and with … there's a lot of the fake Carreras going around... even boxed and with papers... I know because someone has tried selling me two, and they were good clones. It would be impossible to tell without seeing it though.



    ​what would i be looking for as the guy is saying it can be checked ect

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    dam sold now he wanted £1000 ..looks to old to be a fake ?

    screws at the 'tag heuer' label seem a bit far in?

    Should the 60 ,80 ,120, 240 not be in red ?

    movement is almost always the give away ( one of the clones I was shown was boxed perfectly with papers, instruction manual sealed and was even stamped on the inside) so without knowing exactly what to look for or ability to get it valued and checked out ( could be stolen ) I wouldn't risk spending that amount.. better getting a second hand one from a reputable jeweller.

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    ye agree ita hard off a pic. might ave saved myself alot of hassel

    I know I'll get slated but genuine question, if no one can tell a fake without studying up close, why buy the real one? I'm an Omega fan and have paid for genuine antiques but the continual servicing and worrying about breaking them means I now wear a £3 Chinese no name.

    Expert here (I deal with 40 watches a day exclusively from photos/scans) its fake. Biggest give? Crap paint job on the inner bezel, look at the 6 o'clock position and the 0-10 scale, half the red paint is missing off the arrow at 0. The bridge crossing the subdials is crap as well, should be brushed steel with 2 actual screws, not cast from a single piece of metal.

    My advice, if its on gumtree/shpock or anything like that, its not worth the time of day (thats a horologist joke. We do them all the time..)

    promithius

    Expert here (I deal with 40 watches a day exclusively from photos/scans) … Expert here (I deal with 40 watches a day exclusively from photos/scans) its fake. Biggest give? Crap paint job on the inner bezel, look at the 6 o'clock position and the 0-10 scale, half the red paint is missing off the arrow at 0. The bridge crossing the subdials is crap as well, should be brushed steel with 2 actual screws, not cast from a single piece of metal. My advice, if its on gumtree/shpock or anything like that, its not worth the time of day (thats a horologist joke. We do them all the time..)



    That's highly impressive! I'll know who to ask next time I'm looking for another watch!

    japes

    I know I'll get slated but genuine question, if no one can tell a fake … I know I'll get slated but genuine question, if no one can tell a fake without studying up close, why buy the real one? I'm an Omega fan and have paid for genuine antiques but the continual servicing and worrying about breaking them means I now wear a £3 Chinese no name.



    ​As above, true experts can. Since you've owned a Swiss movement in the past I'd bet you'd know looking at a fake that it wasn't real, I think most people could. I've only ever seen two really good clones that were really hard for me to tell apart, I probably wouldn't have even been suspicious if it wasn't for the fact they were asking for half the price they were worth real.

    I was always dubious of buying second watches my advice is buy new alot of shops are doing 0% finance with 20% deposit. I got a formula one, i had an isse with it after 7 months took it back an they gave me a new one.

    It must be fake because it's the wrong time.

    shauneco

    It must be fake because it's the wrong time.


    It was right when I looked at it this afternoon

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    promithius

    Expert here (I deal with 40 watches a day exclusively from photos/scans) … Expert here (I deal with 40 watches a day exclusively from photos/scans) its fake. Biggest give? Crap paint job on the inner bezel, look at the 6 o'clock position and the 0-10 scale, half the red paint is missing off the arrow at 0. The bridge crossing the subdials is crap as well, should be brushed steel with 2 actual screws, not cast from a single piece of metal. My advice, if its on gumtree/shpock or anything like that, its not worth the time of day (thats a horologist joke. We do them all the time..)



    ​brillaint hahaha ...your the man ,i salute you sir

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    promithius

    Expert here (I deal with 40 watches a day exclusively from photos/scans) … Expert here (I deal with 40 watches a day exclusively from photos/scans) its fake. Biggest give? Crap paint job on the inner bezel, look at the 6 o'clock position and the 0-10 scale, half the red paint is missing off the arrow at 0. The bridge crossing the subdials is crap as well, should be brushed steel with 2 actual screws, not cast from a single piece of metal. My advice, if its on gumtree/shpock or anything like that, its not worth the time of day (thats a horologist joke. We do them all the time..)



    ​following you

    japes

    I know I'll get slated but genuine question, if no one can tell a fake … I know I'll get slated but genuine question, if no one can tell a fake without studying up close, why buy the real one? I'm an Omega fan and have paid for genuine antiques but the continual servicing and worrying about breaking them means I now wear a £3 Chinese no name.



    I guess it depends why you buy them. I'm not a big watch person myself, but if I bought an Omega it would be for myself, to feel like I've made something and can afford something 'nice', if that makes sense. Not whether I even show it to anyone else.

    Interesting thought though, I know someone who's done the exact opposite. He wears something that doesn't look flashy from a distance. Most people think it's some cheap rubber-strapped Casio or something. Turns out it's this:

    monochrome-watches.com/pat…64/
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