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    Vintage Oris - Fake?

    I've just won this on Ebay, but I now have the collywobbles as I think it may be a fake:

    Vintage Oris Watch mint condition working perfectly

    Anybody have any ideas?

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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    Sorry - fake! The dial is rather too imaginative and when I see the movement and can identify a common Fontainemelon Cal. FHF 96 or copy (I would expect an Oris movement, either in pin lever quality or in the later Swiss lever quality), it must be a fake. Especially since I know that the Bombay specialists excel at making all sorts of watches with that movement (Favre-Leuba, Tissot, Oris,.....).

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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    Thanks - my suspicions were well founded then. I didn't expect to win the auction and now I wish I hadn't!

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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    Yeah, that's a Bombay special for sure.

    Besides the movement being incorrect, their not-so-subtle dial colors are also usually a giveaway as exemplified in these specimens.

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    On the upside, now that you know what to look for, you won't get burned again.
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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    A counterfeit indeed, there are many more of these fantasy pieces available than the real thing. Also be weary of vintage Fortis, Roamer, Tissot and Rado to name a few. Some ebay sellers stock is made up completely of fakes, there must be a factory somewhere churning them out. It's also not confined to just sellers from India, many here in the UK also fall in to the category, remember if it looks to good to be true, it usually is.
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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    Thanks to all you guys - you have been very helpful. I believe the seller was probably unaware that this is a fake - the fact that he showed a few clear pictures, including one of the movement, indicates this. I will, however, contact the seller with a view to a complete refund upon arrival. Ebay have buyer protection for anyone sold a fake. Years ago I was sold a stolen mobile phone and dealt directly with the seller to get my money back. Selling conterfeit goods is illegal, even if you were unaware of it.

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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    I`m sure I`m not alone in admitting that in my first forays into vintage watches I was sucked in to buying an Indian re-dial..it was a lot less gaudy that the examples shown though and the watch did at least have the correct Tissot movement.
    Hopefully you`ll get a refund without problems and if you don`t it may turn out to be a cheap long term saving as you`ll have learned to be more cautious or do a bit more investigation of a particular brand/watch.
    Be thankful that you`re not dipping your toe in the more expensive Omega/Rolex/Breitling end of the market where fakes and frankens loom large -and sting your wallet for much more if you make mistakes :0)
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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by demonfinder View Post
    Be thankful that you`re not dipping your toe in the more expensive Omega/Rolex/Breitling end of the market where fakes and frankens loom large -and sting your wallet for much more if you make mistakes :0)
    Fake Breitlings?! Get out of here, no one fakes Breitlings.

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    It clearly says it was made in Switchinternet.
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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    These Bombay... sorry Mumbai specials should all be collected and sent to the pharmaceutical industry and they could still sell them as emetics, I mean much better taking a short look at such a dial than swallowing a strong medicine. It also has two doses; if you don't throw up when looking at the dial (which always remind me of an attempt with a childrens stamping set gone totally wrong), you will certainly do so when looking inside the watch. Admittedly, the movements they are using or cloning of whatever make are mostlly reliable workhorses, they just don't match with the brand shown on the outside.

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    Re: Vintage Oris - Fake?

    so sorry but is a fake!

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