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Technoman said:
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 :(
 

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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.
 

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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/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110912512840&ssPageName=ADME: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.
 

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[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
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=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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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!
 

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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!
 
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