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    Help me to authenticate a Reserve de Marche...

    This would be my first Montblanc. My first dress watch as well.

    But I've second thoughts. The seller adverstises this as a 32mm case but I've done some research that indicates these models are 36mm.
    I know this houses a hand wind movement, and as such is advertised (is that really a yey?).
    The pictures aren't really HQ but still they might be useful for an expert eye (your eyes mates).

    The coin used as reference is 28mm diameter. If that's somehow usefull...

    The price is like 400usd, so that's also suspicious.
    Please, help me : )

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    Re: Help me to authenticate a Reserve de Marche...

    Did the seller indicate whether it's gold plated or gold case? Because that's really cheap for a solid gold case. I don't think Montblanc makes gold plated watches (at least they don't currently). this watch was one of their first models after getting into the watch business. The size discrepancy is a concern. I would call montblanc customer service and ask if they have a model that's 32mm. They have way more info on their end than what's available to us to google.
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    Re: Help me to authenticate a Reserve de Marche...

    The crown inlay might be somewhat difficult to fake in a cheap fake. The engraving on the case side and case back also appear to be of decent quality. This says to me that if this is a fake, it is a fairly good one and not your standard fare in a Chinese bazaar...
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    Re: Help me to authenticate a Reserve de Marche...

    Quote Originally Posted by gyang333 View Post
    Did the seller indicate whether it's gold plated or gold case? Because that's really cheap for a solid gold case. I don't think Montblanc makes gold plated watches (at least they don't currently). this watch was one of their first models after getting into the watch business. The size discrepancy is a concern. I would call montblanc customer service and ask if they have a model that's 32mm. They have way more info on their end than what's available to us to google.
    The seller says it is gold plated. It looks gold plated too.
    I'll try calling Montblanc tomorrow for the size issue. Good idea.

    I'm afraid this could be a good copy but something inside me keeps telling me it's real.

    It's a hell of a deal in 360usd.
    Montblanc is a very reputed brand where I am, so I'd have no problem in selling 450...

    About the watch...
    the strap isn't original.
    It's too tiny...

    I do like the Arabic numbers, so emblematic of Montblanc.
    It's also nice a power reserve in a hand wind (kind of pointless in autos IMO).

    I don't know.
    What would you do?

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    Re: Help me to authenticate a Reserve de Marche...

    hi, rest assured it is a genuine montblanc watch they had a small size at 32mm and a large one at 36mm, now they have an equivalent model

    montblanc star 107314 with Calibre: MB 24.09 and they also offer 2 different sizes 36mm and 40mm, i own this one and also a montblanc star 4810 chronograph so, i do know my montblanc watches so rest assured it is genuine!!


    i hope this help

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    Re: Help me to authenticate a Reserve de Marche...

    Watch is gold plated and correct, MB made like that, I own a similar model.
    I cannot tell much from the dial photos,but numerals are correct, and from the case back and side view I would be happy to say genuine
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