Just received an Citizen Eco Drive BLACK ION 100m SPORTS CHRONO AT2115-52E. I bought it on ebay from DFI.
I'm very worried about the authenticity, even though though it has over 10,000 reviews. I've seen the watch in a Citizen shop a while ago, and it kind of feels different and the body is kind of plasticy. THe inside of the clasp is silver, weirdly, and I can't remember if it was in the shop or not. BUT it was a month ago so it may be my problem. The main thing is I've had it for a day, and I've noticed that between the links the black ion plating has rubbed off and turned silver. (not very obvious, but noticeable if you look carefully). The caseback is also different to the eco-drive one on the citizen global website.
Any ideas about it? Fake or real, or just factory defect? Should I ask for a replacement/refund? I'll have to pay return shipping to Hong Kong.
Thanks :) Any help appreciated.