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justfun

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34 posts

70 months

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Friday 20th November 2009 quote quote all
When buying a used AP how can I check that the sell is actually providing me with an authentic watch, has anyone ever come across a copy that has a box\manual etc?




kazste

2,092 posts

83 months

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Saturday 21st November 2009 quote quote all
boxes and manuals are extremely easy to get hold of and does not in anyway confirm the identity of the watch.

if selling a watch i will always sell it newly serviced which proves the watch to be real as the manufacturer would obviously not service a replica watch.

best option may be to ask to take it down to a retailer and pay for a insurance quote.

Dominic H

2,976 posts

117 months

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Saturday 21st November 2009 quote quote all
justfun said:
When buying a used AP how can I check that the sell is actually providing me with an authentic watch, has anyone ever come across a copy that has a box\manual etc?



Evening JF,

Do you have a link to the item in question?
Or give me a call over the weekend, if you need any advice....

Dom H

cyberface

12,213 posts

142 months

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Saturday 21st November 2009 quote quote all
AP make their own movements. This bit makes it easy, because counterfeiters have to make do with a 7750 to get the chrono functions, and the 7750s are well known. The dial spacing and (especially) thickness of the watch are the tells with the ROO.

I remember reading a detailed side-by-side comparison between the current 'best' replica and a genuine ROO on the net somewhere... it's close but the 7750 watch is thicker and you or a dealer *should* be able to spot the fake without having to open it up.

Now if it was a Hublot Big Bang rofl even the ADs can't tell whether the watches are fake or genuine...

Trommel

12,164 posts

144 months

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Saturday 21st November 2009 quote quote all
cyberface said:
Now if it was a Hublot Big Bang rofl
Yes.
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