Hiding A Watches' Serial Numbers?

Thread: Hiding A Watches' Serial Numbers?

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Michigan, United States
    Posts
    89

    Hiding A Watches' Serial Numbers?

    I'm curious.
    Why do people hide the serial numbers on their watches when they're selling them?

    Thanks,
    TerryB

  2. #2
    Member Bwana1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Deep in the Timber
    Posts
    2,750

    Re: Hiding A Watches' Serial Numbers?

    Load the pic into MS Paint, use the coloring/symbol tools to block it out.
    "Picking the lesser of 2 evils...is still evil"

    Doxa 800TI Pro & 600T Pro & DivingStar
    Damasko DA45 & DA36 & DC56
    Muhle Glasutte SAR
    Citizen PMT56-27"Tough" & PMU56-23"Ray Mears"
    Marathon GSAR
    --Helson Shark Diver40
    Omega SMP & 120m Baby Ploprof & AT 2500 & AT Railmaster
    Tutima DI300 & Pilot FX--Oris BC Regulator--Aquadive BS100 Bronze
    Halios Tropik B green
    --Hamilton Navy Diver
    Jorg Schauer Kleine Durowe & Kulisse Ed. 12




  3. #3
    Member Ray MacDonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Almonte ON Canada
    Posts
    23,771

    There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. ~ Victor Hugo

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Gary123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Washington DC area
    Posts
    5,096

    Re: Hiding A Watches' Serial Numbers?

    I asked the same question a while ago. The general consensus was there is no need to hide them.

    But a dealer I have purchased several watches from who has a healthy business in high end watches told me that for expensive watches, replica companies are constantly searching the internet for serial numbers and that some high end watch companies (for example Audemars Piguet) have databases of "compromised" serial numbers and you can call them with a serial number and they will check it for you. But from what this dealer said, unless your watch is rather pricey ($30,000 and up), I don't think you need to t worry about hiding serial numbers.
    Chronographs: Breitling 2 tone Chronomat, Roger Dubuis Easy Diver, DeWitt Academia Sequential, Franck Muller Conquistador, IWC Aquatimer, Hublot Oceanographic 1000, Parmigiani Pershing 45, Royal Oak Offshore Gstaad, Franck Muller Vanguard Carbon, Franck Muller Conquistador, Chopard Mille Miglia, Zenith Defy Aero .. 3 Hand: Angular Momentum diver, Bucherer ScubaTec 2-tone, UN MM Diver 2-tone, Omega Ploprof, Ball Hunley, Omega SM 300 Master Co-Ax 2-tone, Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, Panerai Sub 106, Muhle Glashutte Rasmus blue

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Michigan, United States
    Posts
    89

    Re: Hiding A Watches' Serial Numbers?

    Thanks.
    I thought it had something to do with fraud/identity theft.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •