CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?
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    CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?

    Hey there.
    here is two Credors that my friend bought from Japanese Yahoo auction.
    is these fakes ?
    or maybe just a cheap JDM versions of Credor?
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    Re: CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?

    In theory, both watches look like post-1981 models (with the "mountain" logo), but... Both lack any markings at the bottom of the dial. No appropriate case markings. Subpar movements, nothing like what you'd expect from Credor even back then (it used to be simply a sub-brand). In my opinion, both are fake. Not pretending to be paritcularly in the know about Seiko/GS/Credor, but the evidence seems pretty damning.
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    Re: CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?

    Unless these are seconds! I really doubt Japanese would do THIS to their high-end watch brand. I'd expect Credor watch to house similar movement to the ones below.

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    Re: CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?

    I believe the Credor line was typically associated with the use of precious metals.

    So even if it had steel... there would be at least some 18k gold on the watch. It looks like a dial was re-cased into another watch.

    As the movement doesn’t match known known Seiko quartz movements and there’s no indication of any precious metal... I’m going to agree with the sentiments from the posters above me.

    A decent read if you have time:
    https://www.plus9time.com/blog/2018/...on-and-history

    Also this:
    https://www.chrono24.com/magazine/on...redor-p_26453/
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    Re: CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?

    Well the first one has a Y121, which is a Hattori/Epson movement that was generally sold to external clients and the aftermarket as replacement movements.
    Even if the cases and dials are genuine, (which is doubtful), the movements aren't original to the watch.

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    Re: CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?

    thanks guys.
    it's not nice for Japanese people to sell such a souvenirs as a genuine Credor to foreign watch lovers.

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    Re: CREDOR by SEIKO . genuine or fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by watch_expert.krd View Post
    thanks guys.
    it's not nice for Japanese people to sell such a souvenirs as a genuine Credor to foreign watch lovers.
    Who says the sellers are Japanese? And even if they were there are crooks everywhere unfortunately.

    Hopefully it wasn't an expensive lesson for your friend.

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