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08-10-2019 07:17 PM
shillcock I am doing a very slow build myself now, finding only original parts. There are lots of aftermarket parts now available, some are even well made, but I keep hunting out only pure original. I cannot wait to have her finished and on my arm. Yes gentlemen, be aware, aftermarket parts are on the market for many of our favorite models. Check, double check, bookmark, come back, look again, then when sure - do the buy!
12-11-2013 07:37 PM
jadams55 Just bumping this to the top again since I saw one of these on eBay today with the bogus 4D8364 Serial Number mentioned in the original post.

Beware!
03-26-2013 01:36 PM
BestSellingAuthor
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=140939794137

I just found this thread today. Considering the subject matter, I feel if fair to bring back to the top. The link above appears as if it is a revision of the fake. That's my guess, anyway. I find it much too coincidental that this seller has the genuine article only one digit away, per the s/n, from the fake. So, correct 60 on the subdial and a change of s/n.

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12-27-2012 02:26 PM
JohnWN
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheTigerUK
Thanks Thanapa that is scary and it is a model i have always fancied, one of the reasons because it has that plastic "thingy"
12-27-2012 01:01 PM
excelfouru
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Hello everybody, my name is Charlie and yes I am a "new b"! This is a shame, I always knew that fakes were out their. I have bought a couple of watches from SCWF members so far nothing but the best experience! For the life of me I can not figure out why as of now the Mods have not made a perminent spot on every page that members can report stuff like this. We need to call these people out and stop beating around the bush! Alright going to the glass half full side of things. The minium that could happen is a spot some where on this site where members can go and see a list of reputable people. I have to admit this has put a damper on my watch hunting! New b or not we all work hard for our money and we should look out for each other. It almost seems like it is acceptable for a stupid new b (me) to get burned. I am not saying that this is across the board but take notice when someone that is a supposed expert gets burned everybody feels bad, a new b gets burned it okay or atleast accepted? Let's not forget everybody started as a new b at one time! I am going to be looking for watch maintenance and looking to buy more watches. If anybody has any suggestions I would appreciate it very much! Thanks for help, Charlie
12-27-2012 12:52 PM
69chevelless
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

WOW . . . some people are real s**m bags. It's one thing to make AM parts, etc. but to represent the watch as real is something completely reprehensible!

Sorry to hear that some of our fellow SCWFers got shafted on this scam.
12-27-2012 12:32 PM
robbie409
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Not disappeared at all!
Seen one being described as a new built in the late 80's.....
12-27-2012 07:56 AM
jair1970
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

IIRC all the fake ones had the same serial number, so you are probably OK with yours.

They do seem to have disappeared though? Even genuine ones are pretty scarce at the moment...
12-27-2012 05:47 AM
richardsi
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

[size=2em] Hi all - sorry old post I know.
I was aware of this thread and I took a chance on a 7000 that has now arrived. As I’m short on time I did not read the entire 6 page thread tonight - sorry. I noted there was a request to have a definitive side by side comparison however it did not seem to conspirer? Perhaps the definitive thread is somewhere however I have not found yet. Anyway here is my 2 cents.
My 7000 has a different serial number than the fake. It does however has a lose bezel but that I suspect is a common vintage bezel issue? The bezel a-lines well if not perfect with the fixed bezel. The dial has the “60” sub-dial indicator mark. The movement holder looks to be authentic. It was hard tp photograph but by comparison I believe it to be authentic. The stem tube is long but not overtly long and removing the movement is fine. The crown also has the square case indent. What I did note was the case back thread did continue into the steam area? Has anyone clarified the thread depth of an authentic 7000? I also note that the fake 7000 has a lume indicator at the 9 o’clock mark. Mine does not?
My 7000 came on a new strap and had a stuck pusher which had considerable gunk/grime around the pusher – hard to copy? All the best and I hope like me this tread helps others.
Kind regards Rich
08-02-2012 05:42 AM
otr002
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Be warned there is one on Yahoo…g111802750
07-09-2012 12:32 PM
Spencer PK
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technoman
Sorry for the serious dead thread resurrection. Still seeing these listed from time to time and I can't see it does any harm to re-raise awareness of these fake 6138-7000's. Even if this is the most personally depressing thread ever....


This one being sold as NOS, even has cute little stickers on the ends of the pushers....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...:X:AAQ:GB:1123

that auction got pulled, but the seller's other auctions don't look much better. Same arty photos as we see with other fraudulent listings designed to help people cheat themselves. Some very clever boilerplate text about "experienced buyers only" more or less, which is funny since experienced buyers wouldn't go near this thing, thanks to this thread.



07-09-2012 10:39 AM
bombora
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Hello forum members. I have lurked around here for too long and finally joined up as my interest in vintage Seikos grows. Into divers at the moment.
Thanks to this thread i didn't blow my money on a fake that i was about to buy as a companion for my SBDS Flightmaster. These threads are invaluable.
07-08-2012 11:53 PM
Technoman
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Sorry for the serious dead thread resurrection. Still seeing these listed from time to time and I can't see it does any harm to re-raise awareness of these fake 6138-7000's. Even if this is the most personally depressing thread ever....


This one being sold as NOS, even has cute little stickers on the ends of the pushers....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...:X:AAQ:GB:1123
03-19-2012 11:13 AM
Technoman
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technoman

Already messaged the seller yesterday, zero response


Contacted eBay also, they don't do anything, double

Seller responded and the listing was removed, I don't think the guy knew to be fair, he seemed pretty bummed at being duped himself
03-19-2012 10:22 AM
Technoman
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5seikos
Incredible post. Thanks to Thanapa OP and to all who contributed to this development.

Is it possible to sell a fake one on the bay with a super high price that no one would actually buy it, but the listing would state it is a fake and is more of an informational advert/warning to prospective buyer? Just a thought.

Rob T

I thought about doing that with mine, as at least I own it. I fear however that eBay would ironically take action against it should you declare it to be non-original in the listing. Let me think if I can come up with a clever way of describing it so that would work.



03-19-2012 10:19 AM
5seikos
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Incredible post. Thanks to Thanapa OP and to all who contributed to this development.

Is it possible to sell a fake one on the bay with a super high price that no one would actually buy it, but the listing would state it is a fake and is more of an informational advert/warning to prospective buyer? Just a thought.

Rob T
03-19-2012 09:22 AM
scubarob99
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

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Originally Posted by axb
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I guess your offer (as fair as it was) has been declined.
I contacted the seller yesterday, told him it was a fake with the same serial # as dozens of others. I mentioned an investigation by ebay and Seiko... clearly not easily discouraged .
03-19-2012 09:04 AM
axb
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

03-18-2012 10:32 AM
Technoman
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cobrajet25
Sigh....and here's another. Not even 50 miles away from me.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-SEIK...item256e562399

Already messaged the seller yesterday, zero response


Contacted eBay also, they don't do anything, double
03-18-2012 05:34 AM
cobrajet25
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Sigh....and here's another. Not even 50 miles away from me.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-SEIK...item256e562399
03-17-2012 07:53 PM
jair1970
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Another fake:

Another crazy price:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1607649289...item256e562399

Feel free to delete if necessary
03-14-2012 07:51 PM
Berend6105
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

Quote:
Originally Posted by jair1970
With respect, who cares what they do to the fakes?

Because of this thread and the idiocy of the fakers to only produce one caseback number, we've all now got the ammunition we need to avert any more painful puchases.

One question on any 6138-7000 and you'll know.

Also they are relatively scarce. My UK search I just did brought up 2, so it's not like they'er overwhelming us.

Sadly, anyone who does accidentally buy one will have to put it down on the list with all the other potential pitfalls that any newcomer can fall into.
They are scarcely offered because the scum doesn't want to make you supicious.

Wouldn't you think if they were offered by the dozens people would start thinking something was wrong? Atleast that is my thought..
Hopefully they didn't sell to much and are still stuck with loads of these fakes.
Atleast now we know what to look out for, until they change the serials and the 00 on the dial...
03-14-2012 05:37 PM
jair1970
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

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I was thinking while reading this post that now any mint/nos ones of these will obviously cause most of our guys to check them out in depth but it could be a problem if any of these guys decide it might be better to "age" them, scratched crystals a little bit of grunge etc.
With respect, who cares what they do to the fakes?

Because of this thread and the idiocy of the fakers to only produce one caseback number, we've all now got the ammunition we need to avert any more painful puchases.

One question on any 6138-7000 and you'll know.

Also they are relatively scarce. My UK search I just did brought up 2, so it's not like they'er overwhelming us.

Sadly, anyone who does accidentally buy one will have to put it down on the list with all the other potential pitfalls that any newcomer can fall into.
03-14-2012 05:28 PM
Scoobadoo
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

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Originally Posted by jimmy1963
...most are idiots talking about things they do not know as they do not have a life]
Reading this, the only thing I felt was still left to do is add my picture to it and upload the text to Wikipedia under the term: "Forum member" )
03-14-2012 03:23 PM
TheTigerUK
Re: Heads Up.. Fake 6138-7000 Galore

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Originally Posted by jimmy1963


He also said in one of his emails [ I am not convinced and you should not believe everything they say on forums most are idiots talking about things they do not know as they do not have a life]


Has he been reading my posts ?


I was thinking while reading this post that now any mint/nos ones of these will obviously cause most of our guys to check them out in depth but it could be a problem if any of these guys decide it might be better to "age" them, scratched crystals a little bit of grunge etc.
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