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    Hi everyone I’m new to this forum and German watches,I’ve seen a particular Sinn watch which has caught my eye U1000 as I understand it Sinn have stopped production of this model and I can’t afford new anyway,
    I’ve seen one on eBay for sale is there any particular pitfalls or areas to avoid when buying off eBay any advice would be gratefully received....thanks in advance
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    Re: Advise

    It’s a great watch. I’ve owned three of them. The U1000 was in production for quite a while, so try to determine when a service will be necessary.


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    Just so you know, there are replicas of the U1000 out there and I've seen Sinn replicas misrepresented as genuine on eBay, so caveat emptor...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kstead View Post
    Hi everyone I’m new to this forum and German watches,I’ve seen a particular Sinn watch which has caught my eye U1000 as I understand it Sinn have stopped production of this model and I can’t afford new anyway,
    I’ve seen one on eBay for sale is there any particular pitfalls or areas to avoid when buying off eBay any advice would be gratefully received....thanks in advance
    Regards Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeman4ever View Post
    Just so you know, there are replicas of the U1000 out there and I've seen Sinn replicas misrepresented as genuine on eBay, so caveat emptor...
    Did the replicas use a 60 minute chronograph, or a standard 7750? I’d be surprised if they went to the trouble of modifying the movement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CGSshorty View Post
    Did the replicas use a 60 minute chronograph, or a standard 7750? I’d be surprised if they went to the trouble of modifying the movement.
    They appear to be using Asian 7750's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeman4ever View Post
    They appear to be using Asian 7750's.
    So they should be incredibly easy to spot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CGSshorty View Post
    So they should be incredibly easy to spot.
    If you google "U1000 replica" you'll see examples. For the uninitiated, they are passable. The biggest red flag is the dehumidifying capsule:

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    Just saying that if the OP is new to the hobby, be careful on the Bay.
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    Thanks gents for all your responses,I think I’ll do a bit more research then ponder on this one for a while...I did get in touch with the seller who was kind enough to send pictures of receipts and guarantees so looks genuine.

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