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IHC Member 1736
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Hi all,

I have a friend who was gifted this watch in 2006. He has no history on it and has always thought it was the real deal. Even though it is a nice watch, I'm concerned it is more likely a very nice knock off.

Any comments are welcome.

R/Paul

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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fake by the look of the balance bridge do some searches and u will see for yourself.

 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Looks to crudely finished Paul..Mine has "Swiss Made" below the 6 position on the dial.
 
Posts: 1499 | Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California USA | Registered: December 20, 2006
IHC Member 1736
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I would tend to agree with both of you. The incabloc looks odd to me too.

I spent a quite a bit of time looking at auction examples and internet examples... but had a hard time telling authentic from fake there as well.

Most have a mag window for the date and have a lot more info on the movement... cal P-9000...

Peter, thanks for the photo, it helps me a lot.

In a perfect world, one of the guys that dabbles with swiss and japanese conversions will name the surrogate movement in my buddy's watch.
 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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Paul Im not expert but seen few real before I made my the homage.
But on that one the dial and the movement looks kosher to me.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Hi Paul

The genuine watch has the Panerai OP III movement based on a Valjoux 7750.

The other movement is likely a chinese SB1HZ.

Regards
Gerald
 
Posts: 742 | Location: Wertheim in Germany | Registered: February 21, 2009
IHC Member 1736
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Thanks Gents,

So, I think we ended up at (Chinese Knock Off)

Is it even legal to resell?

Paul T.
 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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if you got balls to sale fake watch go for it Just kidding
I suggest to change dial to one with out panerai
name before you try to sale.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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It's fake...an Asian 21j movement with sticker on the rotor.
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Castle Hayne, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: July 07, 2014
IHC Life Member
Picture of David Abbe
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I remember seeing these at knock-off watch seller's stands in the Seoul Korea Subway Stations around where the US Army was based. They were selling for about $25,000 Won (US$18.00) just the same as a "Rolex". The "dead giveaway" is the lady's size auto-wind movement shown in the display window.
 
Posts: 6492 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: July 19, 2007
IHC Life Member
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Agree that it's likely a Chinese fake. Wear it, use it 'til it dies, just don't try to sell it. They are cheaply made, but keep pretty good time,
 
Posts: 995 | Location: Pleasanton, California in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2012
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