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    Help identifying these watches

    Hi all,
    I'm hoping for some guidance on these two watches,omega and Tiffany.
    My friend has recently bought them.One is omega.Fromits dial,it's a
    Seamaster,since there is no serial number or anything else
    engraved on the movement,I think it's a fake.
    Or,does there any omega have no number engraved?
    I think absolute NO,though.
    And the other,Tiffany,to be honest,it looks pretty ,I think.But I've
    checked from its website,every Tiffany watch has"Tiffany&Co."on the dial.
    I think maybe it's an imitation.Do you agree with me?Pls give me some help.
    Would appreciate any input you have.
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    Re: Help identifying these watches

    Hi Vicky,
    I'm afraid both these watches are cheap fakes.
    Hopefuly your friend didn't pay too much, maybe he/she can get their money back.

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    As Radger says...

    Both poor (the Omega especially) quality fakes. Hopefully you can get your friend can get their money back... if not, I would suggest she wears them, or throws them away.... selling them on may just lead to someone else being fooled into thinking they are real!
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    Re: Help identifying these watches

    Hi Radger and Sparcster, Thank you for your response.
    I will tell my friend to get refund.
    Then,does anyone know how to check if a watch is vintage or not,
    such as Omega,is there any tips to get some base information from
    its dial and caseback? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Help identifying these watches

    Knowledge is power. Some (like the tiffany watch in this thread, or the amusing "patek" in this thread, are obvious just due to the gap between the poor quality of the watch relative to the expected quality of the marque. Omega is a bit trickier, becuase Omega wasn't originally a "high end" brand, and while their quality has always been good, you have to know a bit more about the history of the company and of watchmaking in general to really gauge if the quality you see matches what you expect. And of course, these are fakes at the low end of the quality spectrum; there are fakes out there that are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing to all but the most experienced experts in the specific brands. Caveat Emptor, in most cases. Modern brands like Omega, Rolex and Patek spend a great deal of time and money dealing with the "new" fakes, but they don't necessarily take action on the low end stuff, in part because it's difficult to determine who actually did the faking; people have been making knock-offs of high-end watches for several hundred years. And besides, people have also been switching dials, cases and parts for hundreds of years too. What a modern collectors would call a "franken watch" may have been a legitimate cheap "repair" fifty years ago (when the watchmakers were cheap realative to the price of the watches).
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    Re: Help identifying these watches

    Hi Rob,I appreciate your help so much.
    I've got a lot of help from your post as well as my friend.
    Last edited by vicky123; February 3rd, 2013 at 14:21.

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