The subject of the C-fronts came up on the original thread on the Omega forum and I neglected to repeat it here, my apologies. I originally meant to make the point that all the fakes are C-fronts, but as you and Vic have pointed out (and can even be seen in some old Omega adverts), the C-front case can be correct. This is pointed out in the more comprehensive DD article, still being revised.
The reason for this of course is that the thieves copied the first Ploprof made (rather far-sighted of them I'd say), which had a C-front.
Here is a genuine C-front case:
(D2w, B2, Cc)
(D2w, B5, Cc)
And a U-front case:
(D2b, B1, Cu)
As with any watch that may potentially be bogus, it is important to look at all factors when doing an evaluation. That's why I asked you for as many pics as you could get when we were trying to sort 'yours' out.
And in respect to that, yes I do remember Andreas. I enjoyed our exchange. I have two comments:
1. I thought when I asked for pictures that I'd mentioned I was doing an article about fake Ploprofs for the web (DeskDivers.com). I'll have to check my emails. If I failed to mention it, I apologise.
2. Are you seriously suggesting that I ask the owner of a fake Ploprof being marketed as genuine for permission to use his photos to educate folks on the charateristics of a fake? I'm sorry, but I can't agree. I'll choose to expose a fake every time in cases like this. The copyrights of a dishonest seller are forfeit in my world.
People post pics of fakes and warnings about fake auctions all the time on forums, how is this any different? I'm happy to hear discussion on this, hard of hearing though I may be.
I emailed the seller of the recent fake before the auction ended and provided him all the evidence. When he didn't respond after a couple of days, I reported the watch to eBay. I tried to message the seller but could not, but someone else from WUS did get through to him and referred him to the thread on the Omega forum. Don't know if it did any good.
Did you ever find a PloProf Andreas? The prices we were balking at then are veritable bargains today!