ORIGINAL or FAKE ? WEST END JOWAN
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    ORIGINAL or FAKE ? WEST END JOWAN

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    Looks like a pretty standard Sowar to me. Not sure there is a lot of faking going on with West Ends and this one looks like one of the relatively modern ones.
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    Re: ORIGINAL or FAKE ? WEST END JOWAN

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Looks like a pretty standard Sowan to me. Not sure there is a lot of faking going on with West Ends and this one looks like one of the relatively modern ones.
    I don't know much about this brand, but the OP is right to be wary, since many of these are coming out of India, along with a ton of other brands that you wouldn't imagine would be re-dialed/faked, such as Sandoz, Favre Leuba, etc. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with this one, just that West End is in that same category.
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    Re: ORIGINAL or FAKE ? WEST END JOWAN

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    I don't know much about this brand, but the OP is right to be wary, since many of these are coming out of India, along with a ton of other brands that you wouldn't imagine would be re-dialed/faked, such as Sandoz, Favre Leuba, etc. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with this one, just that West End is in that same category.
    West End are primarily an Indian brand so of naturally most will be coming from India. With the Taubert cases they have far less issues with the climate so donít seem to be redialled. Having said that Iím sure someone will prove me wrong


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    Re: ORIGINAL or FAKE ? WEST END JOWAN

    Looks good to me.

    I understand the uneasiness of buying from a place so many warn about. Posting here is the best thing when in doubt or just want a bit of assurances. Not that posting here means that all opinions are 100% correct but when you have enough eyes look at it and the pool of knowledge here, you are safer.

    The biggest markets for FL and WE was India. Kind of like Camy and a host of odd to us names were heavily used in the Asian markets. Look at it like American pocket watches....largest concentration of them is in the US. Now lets say that somewhere people thought watches coming out of the US were suspect for redials and being frankens. They like a particular Waltham but are unsure if it is correct and being that the US market is suspect in this scenario... well you get what I am saying.

    In some cases it is best to judge the watch rather than where it is coming from. Especially if the brand was big in that market. Higher concentration of a brand in an area means higher chances of finding a good one there.
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    Re: ORIGINAL or FAKE ? WEST END JOWAN

    The dial and hands are original for sure. Some Sowar Primas did have red second hands. Only thing is that the case is heavily polished
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    Genuine. Too cheap and plentiful to be replicated. Not worth the effort. Having said that ( I have 4 or 5 ) they are a decent quality and good looking watch. Most have a ETA 2846 in them, and some have a hacking 2824-2.

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