Hey everyone. Brand new forum member. I have been fascinated by watches for years, but have too many hobbies to be a serious collector. I have lusted after watches like an older Omega Seamaster, but generally don't have cash for a purchase like that. I love the look of watches as well as their mechanical nature.
So I got the bug again, but decided to find a watch I like as well as can afford. I initially looked at some Citizens' and Seikos' for the affordability and accuracy of modern movements, (sacrilege, probably), but I can't overlook the fact that my 25+ year old quartz Seiko always runs, and is accurate. I didn't really see anything that tripped my trigger, and then discovered some Hamilton Khaki Field's that I really liked.
So I went looking on the 'Bay, and found several I liked and could afford. I decided on a quartz model for this purchase, and ordered one from prolific seller that I have seen others here mention as being ok.
So I placed my order, and only later realized it did NOT come with a factory warranty. After more online searching, I discovered a store that sells imitation watches, including the exact model and # that I just bought. The 4 pictures at the imitation store were THE EXACT SAME 4 PICS that were on the sellers 'bay ad.
I'm now fairly convinced I paid $500 for an imitation. I hesitate to mention the seller because several here mentioned purchasing from the same seller, and I don't wan't to ruin anyone else's day.
So I went to Hamilton's site and bought a watch directly from them.