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    Real or Fake BR02

    I have attached pictures and have done "some" research, but am not convinced either way on this watch. Didn't pay much for it, so no big loss either way. I have obscured the serial number, but it is not a "555" number.
    Model is a BR02-20?
    Any information would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    fake
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    BR02-20 doesn't exist,
    BR02-92 yes...have a look on the official website/e-shop
    easy !



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    Last edited by fatboy1340; 09-17-2013 at 09:34.
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    I'm pretty new here myself, but if you Google "Bell & Ross BR02-20" you'll get several hits, including sale listings for, and photographs of, a BR02-20.

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    Last edited by j.davis; 09-17-2013 at 18:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.davis View Post
    I'm pretty new here myself, but if you Google "Bell & Ross BR02-20" you'll get several hits, including sale listings for, and photographs of, a BR02-20.
    right..don't understand...??? will check pics closer
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    Hi Cabrio,
    Have an explanation!
    It seems that's one of the very first release, with a Sellita SW200.
    That could explain why its name is BR02-20.
    It became BR02-92 when movement has been replaced by an ETA 2892.
    Same way, Fatboy's BR02 is a BR02-94 because it has an ETA 2894

    One thing is sure, it's an old one, but genuine for me.

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    after investigation, real !
    first series...old one...." vintage 02 "
    wear it well & post more pics, please.
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    I have owned my BR02 for less than two years and purchased it brand new and the serial number reads BR02-20-S-030##

    I thought:

    BR02 92 is the model of the watch.

    “BR02-20-S” is the start of the serial number on the back of this same watch.

    If anyone has a BR02-92 with the serial number on the back of this watch reading anything but “BR02-20” (such as BR02-92) I would very much like to see the photos.

    I also thought that all BR02 92’s had nothing but the SW200 movement and that movement is still being used by Bell & Ross.
    Last edited by six13; 09-18-2013 at 10:07.

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    Ok recapping on my post above.

    I have sourced a link to one of the newer carbon fiber dial BR02 these are not that old and one of the latest 02 to be manufactured and the serial number reads “BR02-20-S-####

    http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=535911



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    This seems to be the kind of news I was looking for. Thanks a lot guys. As I said earlier, it was a good deal for me even if it was a replica, as I purchased it for $100. Good deal then?

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    Anyone know where I can get a new box for it?

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    $100?!!!!!

    Not sure about it being a deal - more like a steal!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabrio View Post
    Anyone know where I can get a new box for it?
    PeliCase box or the newest one ?

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    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
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    I guess whichever box it would have come in originally.
    Sorry for the typo above, should have been 1000 not 100...i guess at 100 it would be a steal.
    Last edited by cabrio; 09-18-2013 at 16:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabrio View Post
    I guess whichever box it would have come in originally.
    First releases were in a Peli Case but newest ones are now in this kind of box :
    http://www.br-avo.com/forum/straps-a...ross-box-5162/

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    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    then i guess I would like an oringinal...know where I can purchase one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabrio View Post
    then i guess I would like an oringinal...know where I can purchase one?
    Saw few ones on eBay, but it's more and more difficult to find now...

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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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    So generally it appears as though it is authentic?
    Still will get it checked at an ad, for verification.
    Anyone want to ballpark the value of such a watch.

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    I do not think values are supposed to be discussed on here as it is in poor conduct of the forum regulations I believe.

    However I am sure you can do a little research yourself on this topic based on others in the secondhand market place.

    Regardless of the serial number it looks to be an older model or well used given the wear scratches.

    Personally I would send it in to Bell & Ross (if it proves to be genuine by your AD) for a service and case rejuvenation and keep the watch therefore its price would not be an issue.

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    Sorry for asking, I was not trying to offend the forum, I was just wondering how good a deal I did get, but I guess that I could figure that out on my own.

    Last year I went to New York City, and bought a fake(I knew) TAG Heuer on Canal Street and it only lasted about 3 days before the strap broke and fell to the ground smashing the glass face...tossed it.

    I fully expect to wear this watch as it is a beautiful peice.

    Any idea how much to Bell and Ross charge for such a service, and would it appear like knew, or is it best to save what little I have left after purchasing this watch.

    Thanks all.
    Last edited by cabrio; 09-20-2013 at 15:26.

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