Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

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    Angry Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

    As some of you may have come across my thread on the IWC forum (https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=323194) that I have just acquired my first exquisite Mark XVI (from an AD, ofcourse). Having so much interest on the watch, I've been Googling it all day and came across the following website:

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    I am disgusted Do you guys reckon they've stolen the photographs from an unfortunate owner of a genuine Mark XVI who posted pics of the genuine watch on the net?

    I could not believe how the fakers could make a replica with such extreme level of finishing. I'm pretty sure I've looked at all angles and it looks just like the real thing! Obviously they will use a Chinese movement or even a cheap ETA but this just puts me off BIG TIME.
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    Re: Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

    Anything worth copying will be copied. The Mark XVI is a fabulous watch, enjoy it for what it is. If you wanted something more exclusive, then save up for a Patek.

    That said, many times the fakes will use pics of the real watch to get more buyers. Then when you get the actual watch, it's nowhere near what was promised.

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    Re: Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

    Many fakers use pictures of the original watch to sell their copy. If they steal the design they are not above stealing photos. Never trust what you see in the pictures.

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    Re: Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

    There will be fakes of any nice watch.
    Nothing to be upset about.
    As stated above, replica sites often use pics of the real deal.
    Congrats on yours!
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    Re: Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

    there are Patek bootlegs out there too

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    Re: Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Robert View Post
    there are Patek bootlegs out there too
    Invicta bootlegs too. Oh wait...
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    Re: Was just Googling my watch and found a too-good-to-be-true looking fake!

    Quote Originally Posted by watch-man7777 View Post
    Invicta bootlegs too. Oh wait...
    Redundant Jerrod!
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