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HOW TO spot a fake Seiko SKX007 >>>

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August 15, 2010 05:46AM
These are the perils of fakes, and why I'm opposed to them.

I work on several watches a week, and many times people send me watches branded SEIKO that are not SEIKO products. Needless to say, it's sad to have to inform people that their watches are fakes, as well as a waste of time, shipping costs, and efforts to the customer as well as myself. Here is an example of 3 watches sent for work, with the 009 (red/blue) being genuine, while the two "007"s are fake. This is wrong for obvious reasons. My feelings on this begin with false branded "aftermarket" (fake) dials, and extend to the full spectrum of fake branded watches, parts, and accessories.

Top is fake, and the edges of the lugs are sharp enough to cut your arms...Although it looks "almost" OK, it sucks.

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Note the lack of bevelling on the sides of the lugs on the "aftermarket" piece..

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Look at the font and print of the dial..and the black datewheel on this one...NOT SEIKO. The minute hand has uneven and inferior lume, and the "aftermarket" (fake, let's not kid ourselves) dial does not even glow.

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Nothing is correct about this, but close enough to fool someone not "in the know"..The bezel pip is wrong, the materials are inferior, the lume doesn't glow, and the crystal has very crummy belvelled edges....

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Thanks, and be careful.

Jake B




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/19/2010 03:30AM by Reto.
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HOW TO spot a fake Seiko SKX007 >>> Image Attachments

Jake B82243August 15, 2010 05:46AM

is it just me but is it getting more and more sad in our hobby to see this stuff happen? (n/t)

KMJ19661917August 15, 2010 06:02AM

Re: is it just me but is it getting more and more sad in our hobby to see this stuff happen?

Jake B1592August 15, 2010 06:12AM

It's bad enough when the buyer knows it's not genuine, but when someone gets duped...

DJM1354August 15, 2010 06:14AM

Thanks...Trouble with fake branded products, like dials, straps etc. is...

Jake B1321August 15, 2010 06:18AM

Thumbs up! Have to agree with you. (n/t)

DJM962August 15, 2010 06:21AM

I received a fake SKX007 on ebay one time Jpeg Attachments

Bill J.4860August 15, 2010 07:05AM

Good pictures! That's a really good reference....

Jake B1297August 15, 2010 09:11AM

Jake, thanks a lot for this Thumbs Up I would like to keep this in the Archive Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto927August 15, 2010 07:21AM

Cool Reto...anytime. I see all to many of these kind of things over here in HK. (n/t)

Jake B1185August 15, 2010 09:13AM

thank you for this article, i was surprised about the fake, i am not sure if i could identify the fake ...

UVox1192August 15, 2010 08:22AM

Especially when they actually put a used 7s26 A in there! (n/t)

Jake B1268August 15, 2010 09:12AM

So what's your take on aftermarket dials? You called the one in your post a fake... I am confused

MCV1312August 15, 2010 11:34AM

True...but nevertheless...Printing SEIKO on a dial is only for SEIKO to do.. (n/t)

Jake B1259August 15, 2010 01:56PM

thanks Jake, very useful info. I've been duped once, its sad. Frown, Sad (n/t)

sharkfin1066August 15, 2010 04:35PM

Thanks! I always appreciate inof that can keep me from loosing money! (n/t)

TNT1027August 16, 2010 06:45AM



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