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    Angry Citizen Nighthawk fake

    I recently purchased a black Citizen nighthawk watch from what I thougt was a reputable website. Upon closer inspection of the watch I realized that the 3 o clock crown is a pull out and not a screw in. The serial number engraved on the back also seems to come back to a different eco drive watch. Does anyone have any input on this? Will I get banned for mentioning the merchant? I have already contacted them and am awaiting a reply.

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    Re: Citizen Nighthawk fake

    Hopefully this gets move to the regular forum.

    First, can you post some photos? Serials aren't specific to a model, but maybe you mean the movement number etc.

    I wouldn't mention the merchant unless your attempts to get it handled aren't resolved.
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    Re: Citizen Nighthawk fake

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat7921 View Post
    I recently purchased a black Citizen nighthawk watch from what I thougt was a reputable website. Upon closer inspection of the watch I realized that the 3 o clock crown is a pull out and not a screw in. The serial number engraved on the back also seems to come back to a different eco drive watch. Does anyone have any input on this? Will I get banned for mentioning the merchant? I have already contacted them and am awaiting a reply.
    What Nighthawk was it?

    A lot of the newer variations of Nighthawk watches (especially the Chronograph ones) NO LONGER come with screw down crowns. This has been a big complaint of mine. So that won't mean the watch is fake.

    As for serial numbers that could mean anything. It could refer to the movement of the watch.
    Like the H610 movement would refer to at least 30 watches that use that same movement but look different.

    Since the Nighthawk and Nighthawk Chrono ATs come in dozens of flavors and varieties that may or may not share the same movements you could google the numbers on the Caseback of any of them and get a totally different watch come up in your search.

    That being said the ONLY Eco-Drive watch that I've seen forged was the all black ion-plated Nighthawk (of the original BJ7000 design). Which sounds like the watch you just bought.

    There is a long standing thread in the main Citizen/Seiko section on that particular fake Nighthawk with pictures showing what to look for.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/cit...-684045-2.html


    Usually the font is cheap looking, there is little or no case-back markings, the lume doesn't work or is dimmer than normal Nighthawks, and the biggest indicator is when you open the case back you will see a big ass quartz battery found on dollar store watches.
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