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    Question Real or fake B&R 03-92 watch?

    I recently sold this watch but one bidder seems to think it is a fake. Can anyone confirm if its authentic or not?
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    Not sure it's genuine..
    Have a look at this one :

    "6" on date wheel, isn't the same than yours
    Screws on corners look a bit shiny, but it's perhaps due to the the bas quality of your pictures..
    Do you have papers and boxes?

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    I don't have any papers or box. Was given to me as a gift awhile ago.
    I just had two dealers look at it in Saint Maartin and they both seem to think its authentic. Ballerina Jewelers in particular. They even offered to buy it for

    -they also seem to think some of the differences are because its an older model.
    Anyway, if anyone has any thoughts at help if appreciate it.
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    Last edited by Simon C; 02-27-2013 at 11:26. Reason: no discussion of prices etc

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    Sorry BRo, but it's a fake!

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    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
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    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronofred View Post
    Sorry BRo, but it's a fake!
    how on earth can you tell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XrayHiro View Post
    how on earth can you tell?
    Real carbon cases look matte, this one is too shiny!!

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    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
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    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    Holy!! thats a pretty good fake.

    However, the case looks too "thick". On my BR0392, it isnt that thick.

    Is there any other "tell's" that people know of? I know for BR01, the screws on the back of the case are usually just "printed" on and not real screws like a genuine.

    How hard are these watches to open up, if you wanted to look at the movement to confirm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camluczi View Post
    Holy!! thats a pretty good fake.
    Sorry M8, but there are NO good fakes... The only place to put that s**t is.... a garbage!

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    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
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    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    Thats not what I meant at all.

    I cant stand the fact that fakes are getting this good. Its very worrying to people who shell out loads of cash and appreciate the amount of time, dedication and work that goes into real ones.

    My surprise and note above comes from the fact that these fakes are getting better and thats very disconcerting to me.

    What is B&R, or other companies for that matter doing about it?

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    unfortunately, difficult to "fight" against 1,200,000,000 pax

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    Also that lousy logo is not BR quality at all! Look at the &, worst one I've ever seen. That's a dead giveaway right there.

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    ....doesn't look like anything B&R has produced.

    the date font looks wrong as does the logo.
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    can anyone tell me if this is also a fake. I bid on it then realized that I didn't like something about the listing.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bell-and-ros...vip=true&rt=nc
    Last edited by jerseybean; 04-05-2013 at 12:48. Reason: more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseybean View Post
    can anyone tell me if this is also a fake. I bid on it then realized that I didn't like something about the listing.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bell-and-ros...vip=true&rt=nc
    100% fake !

    Ask us before bidding...

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    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    and too thick - shouldn't the crown crest the top and bottom? Not sure on a carbon, but on the SS it does.

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    The strap screws look similar to the ones i have seen on fakes before as well. For some reason (maybe cheap material?) the screws for holding the strap are always 'pre-stripped' looking - like the hex head has been worn down before the strap is removed.

    And they always look like bad toy screws.

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    thanks, I reported the listing to Ebay as well.

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