Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

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    Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

    Hi

    I would really appeciate it is someone could confirm if the watch i brought recently is a real or fake gold Bucherer watch. I have attached some pictures. Many thanksName:  BUCHERER 1.jpg
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    Re: Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

    It has a nice big gold 18K assay mark on the case back and should have an assay mark on the clasp of the bracelet.
    The best way to relieve your doubt is to stop by a jeweler and ask for a gold test.
    It should take all of 5 minutes to perform the abrasion/acid test to confirm it's 18k gold.
    The weight of the watch in your hand is also a good clue.
    Last edited by SnapIT; January 30th, 2012 at 02:42.
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    Re: Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

    Hi, many thanks for your response. The thing is I brought it online and havent received it yet. I brought it cheap at around 300 so thats my main concern. I know british hallmarks but got no experience at all with foreign hallmarks. If it was you would you be fairly confident it was the real deal? I have no more pics at this stage.

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    Re: Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

    From the hallmarks it appears to be as indicated. Fraud at that level is unusual but anything can happen in a big world.
    So what I see is that the case was imported and the watch assembled by Carl Bucherer.
    I've done a quick study of Swiss hallmarks and hopefully have deduced from the small images
    the correct reference to the published hallmarks register available on the web.
    I've compiled a composite image for your reference.
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    Re: Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

    Thankyou, you have been very helpful. I have to wait and see but hopefully i have got a good buy. Thanks again for the time you have spent reseaching.

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    Re: Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

    $300 ... most likely gold plated?

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    Re: Help need! Bucherer 18ct gold watch real or fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by ari.seoul View Post
    $300 ... most likely gold plated?
    Nope, not with those hallmarks.
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