Hello and welcome to the 20th instalment of the Bring a Brain series, your favourite comedy/watchdog/education/entertainment series! Yes, for the twentieth time already, Bring a Brain brings you the best of the worst fails, for everyone to laugh and learn! This time, BaB is back with more bad research and shameless fleecing from The Advertorial Site, as well as YouTube "gurus!" Lasses and lads, this is your Bring a Brain!
First, this Rolex Datejust ref. 1601:
The calibre has obviously been misidentified. Again. It's not the 1570, but the 1575, since the 1570 is a no-date movement. This one is quite definitely not from 1963, for one good reason. The 157X family has been introduced in 1965, two years later. Now here's the good question: does this fit within a permissible interval between Rolex cases and movements, or is this a frankenwatch. Depends on whether the date stamp on the case dates the entire watch, or only the batch of cases. If the entire watch, then it's a franken.
Not to mention, that the movement is worn and looks like a pigsty.
Besides, they've put "N/A" in lume description, while the watch has lume alright. Without T markings, most likely radium.
Now, this obscenely overpriced Omega PW:
This is an absolutely obscene price for any Omega pocket watch, especially for one made well after the heyday of the PW. Just an average model, with a wristwatch movement inside. Besides, exactly how the hell is 56mm an "oversize" for a pocket watch?!
Now, a Tudor Rustmariner:
"Tudor 2484" = ETA 2452.
Just look at that rust and filth by the balance cock. Oh, dear. So, case tampered with, movement filthy and rusty.
Next, this UG:
It's not a "crosshair" dial, that's one thing. Unless someone has ever seen a crosshair consisting of one line... The shape of the lugs is hardly "bombe."
Now, this Heuer Autavia:
The description is, of course, an ode to Jack Heuer. The contents of the letter would suggest, that this specimen was apparently notorious for breaking down. Not the best advertisement...
Now, some gems from another lot of "experts", this time it's the YouTube ones.
Rust, rust, rust, rust, rust, fleecing, rust.
Overpriced, alarm hand likely refinished, case with serious plating loss on the right flank and lugs.
Now, this Tudor:
Exactly how is the Tudor 1156 an "automatic winding" movement? It's a hand-wound one. Guys, did you even look at the movement? Run-of-the-mill piece, obscene rarity claims.
That's all for this instalment. Hope you've enjoyed the horror stories. There likely won't be another instalment until after New Year. As always, Bring a Brain will return if necessary!