As I usually like to post my successful buys in here, I thought I should redress the balance by showing you a less successful purchase off ebay last year. A very blurred photograph, and a text that said it was gold plated but also "marked CT 18750 on the back." So, I thought, possibly 18 carat solid gold! And the seller doesn't know!
Naturally, it isn't. The face is marked Nogales Mod 17 De Luxe. Which kinda hints at 17 jewels - but of course it has none. Anyway, it wasn't too expensive and was a good lesson for me. It runs well enough.
Is there a special name for this type of bogus watch? Does anybody collect them?