Diesel with fake chronograph hands - fake or store display?

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    Diesel with fake chronograph hands - fake or store display?

    A while back I purchased a mixed lot of watches - a Diesel was included. I'm not a huge Diesel fan, though have a few... there were two watches in the lot that I wanted and am pleased with what I got.

    That being said... this Diesel has been bugging me:


    • Looks like a Diesel "Daddy" series chronograph (not sure which model, would have to get it out of storage)
    • The back has an etching that matches ones I've found online
    • The chronograph dials are glued on
    • The crown on the left side is stuck on - it can be removed but isn't connected to anything
    • The crown on the right moves the hands of the watch, it has a movement


    So... I'm not too sure whether this watch is:

    1) Fake

    -or-

    2) Display model

    -or-

    3) Prototype

    I can't fathom why they wouldn't just use a real version of the watch as a display model, unless it has horrendous battery life. I'd love to imagine I somehow got a rare prototype, but I'm not that lucky... which leads me to believe it is a fake. I can post pictures if that is OK - not too sure what the group rules are concerning this type of inquiry.

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    Re: Diesel with fake chronograph hands - fake or store display?

    I decided to get it out. It's marked "DZ-7269", looks remarkably like a Little Daddy Chronograph, but the details really make me think this was a cheap knockoff. Specifically, when comparing the screws in the leather strap - cheaply stamped instead of properly cut - or the coloring of the leather strap. It seems like if it were a prototype they'd just spend the extra effort, and making this thing would be an order of magnitude more effort.

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    Re: Diesel with fake chronograph hands - fake or store display?

    Well, I found this page: thecounterfeitreport.com/product/507/Only-The-Brave-Watches.html

    That description pretty much sums up the watch, so yeah, fake. If anyone is interested I can post pics.

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    Re: Diesel with fake chronograph hands - fake or store display?

    Quote Originally Posted by ururk View Post
    Well, I found this page: thecounterfeitreport.com/product/507/Only-The-Brave-Watches.html
    That description pretty much sums up the watch, so yeah, fake. If anyone is interested I can post pics.
    Now that you know it is fake there is no need to post pics here. WUS does not want discussions on fake watches.

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