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Old 07-28-2018, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gentmen and ladies i have a relativly dumb question. I want to buy a seiko 5 new if i can. Due to recent experience i havs found that the faked market is strong. Here is my quandary does amazon sell real seiko 5 watches or are the knockoffs?if this is to dum a question please ignore.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No Questions are dumb - some of the people who answer them are.
Amazon are to big to sell fakes, knowingly............if you purchase on and it turns out to be a fake, im sure they would replace or refund, but you could go to an Authorised Dealer and use Amazons pricing as a bit of a leaver to getting the price you want, and the reassurance of the dealer "backup.
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I am wanting a vintage one as well. I have a working fake so puchasing a new 5 for day to day wear would be great. Now on an unrelated note how do i get my hands on a bellmatic without breaking the bank?
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I dont get it.
Someone has gone to the trouble of producing fake Seiko 5s?
One of the lowest priced, mass produced auto watches on the market.
Seiko probably only makes $20 to $40 profit per watch and they make millions of them, the large majority of which are surprisingly durable and accurate for the price.
High end watch counterfeiting I can understand, but a Seiko 5, nup.
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Believe it or not they sell fake Seiko 5's because they are so mass produced. In foreign climbes where the luxury watch market is unrealistic to the average citizen, a faked 5 is worth their while because the fakes are just franken watches made to look like the reliable Seiko 5. Since there have been millons made its easy to slam together a fake with partially original parts so it works great and looks real at a quarter of the reasionable cost.
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They make fake everything. I have seen fake casios even. And I am not talking bout casio models that cost $100+. Copies of $30 casios. Fake diesel, fake michael kors, etc etc.

Regarding Amazon, just be aware that not everything on amazon is sold by amazon. Amazon is open to 3rd part sellers (ala Ebay). Amazon itself will not knowingly sell fake products, but someone selling on amazons platform might.
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IMO as long as YOU can tell if it’s a fake or not, Amazon has a great return policy if it turns out to be a fake. Plus if you pay by CC, I’d imagine you have some buyer protection there as well.
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No Questions are dumb - some of the people who answer them are.

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Pretty soon we will have fake cars, houses, ect. Anything and everything deserves a fake according to the fakers.
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