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  1. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi guys, I have been a lurker for a few years now. And need some advice on a bumper I'm about the pull the trigger for. Everything seems to be original by themselves but the numerals are yellow, hands are rose and the seconds hand is metallic. Could it be that the hands have discolored due to...
  2. Affordable watches
    Recently I saw a post where a new watch guy picked up a Seiko 5 on ebay that appears to be a Frankenwatch. He had missed the little tells that the more experienced ebay watch nerds know to look for and he'd ended up with a no-name watch with SEIKO put on the dial. Several people offered their...
  3. Russian watches
    hello everyone! First of all thanks for the community's help, however i am still hunting for a de luxe watch (2209). Was wondering if the following posts of ebay are legit...
  4. Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    Long discontinued and hard to find Yellow Franken Monster SKZ251 up for sale $200 There are a couple of light scratches on the bezel and normal desk diving on the SS bracelet. Also includes 2 extra links. Include is a brand new Z22 bracelet and a Nice Nato Strap See pictures:
  5. Public Forum
    Hi, I just wanted to see if anyone can confirm my strong suspicions thtat these two watches for sale at https://theoandharris.com/ are either franken/fake/redialled. https://theoandharris.com/product/seiko-7/ https://theoandharris.com/product/enicar-7/ I have contacted them and they have...
  6. Russian watches
    Hello Comrades, Here is a little interesting watch, a Franken I suspect. A Buran with a Vostok 2409A movement. As you can see there is an issue with the printing (a smudge?) at around the 6 o'clock mark. What attracted me was the fact that I had not seen one like this with the crown at 12...
  7. 24 Hour watches
    Hi all, I have purchased this 24 HR Raketa. It appears to be using a genuine 2623.H movement, however trawling through literally hundreds of eBay listings and old catalogues I am yet to see anything with this face and world time bezel combination being sold before (except some vaguely similar...
  8. Affordable watches
    Hi. I was looking at buying this watch. It is in good mechanical condition but I think it may be a franken. Any HMT experts out there to tell me a little more about this watch. I have attached a picture. Thanks!
  9. Vintage & Pocket watches
    The seller of this alleged Longines USN BuShips agreed to my offer, and it is on its way. I've contacted Longines, but no response yet. I have not seen a verified one with the "waterproof" on the dial. What do you guys think?
  10. WTT - Trade Corner
    I got these two recently from an Indian eBayer and the transaction kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. I'd like to trade them for… pretty much anything - I'm trying to start a collection. Make me an offer for one or both of these watches! PM me for any further details/information/photos. I'm...
  11. Rolex & Tudor
    Full disclosure, it is a Franken. I know some people here frown upon those. Here are the details........ Watch details: Case: Swiss made Sandoz submariner case manufactured in the 1970's. Company was founded by Henri SANDOZ in 1870 in malleray, Switzerland. Crown: Genuine Rolex triplock...
  12. Russian watches
    Hey, I'm a nooby to these forums, but I've just purchased my first Raketa off eBay I'm wondering if any of you experienced lot could identify this, as I'm not entirely sure whether I have a genuine USSR period Raketa, or a franken watch. As far as I can see, its running a 16j 2603 movement with...
  13. Russian watches
    Hello Everyone! So I just bought a soviet watch from a guy last week, and after looking at it, Im stumped! Is this real or fake? First, I was told it was a late 60's early 70's homage to the Russian Art Deco movement of the 20's and 30's, which, straight up, Im not buying, dont believe a word...
  14. Russian watches
    Hi guys. I just shot this watch. But now I'm thinking if it is a franken or not. Are the hands original to this dial? Thanks.
  15. Russian watches
    Found this on Etsy...what do you think? Rare Soviet watch Russian watch Pobeda Zim 24 h door asyawatches
  16. Omega
    Hey, This is my first time posting. I've been looking at watches for a long time, and finally bought my first not too long ago. (A Rotary semi-skeleton automatic (http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail.asp?iq=1&bo_products_id=0&bo_products_variance_id=75637).) I've also purchased an Omega 510...
  17. Russian watches
    I've had my eye on these for a few months and should have done more research before buying this. But my wife just spent $700 on clothes, so I was kinda out for revenge. Besides I wanted to round out the Russian watch collection to an even number. Makes sense right? But, I think I might have...
  18. Russian watches
    So I have had this 3133 for a while now. While I love the watch, I did not know much about 3133s at the time I bought it. I have done some more research, with the "guide-determining-age-originality-poljot-3133-chronograph" thread being where I got most of my information. The chrono dials seem...
  19. Russian watches
    Hi all, Almost a year ago, before discovering the finer points of Franken-spotting I purchased this "cool-looking" Russian watch. A Sturmanskie Gagarin! ... for $45 ;-) Now, I'm finally getting around to examining some of my earlier purchases and low and behold if I didn't nab a franken or two...
  20. Omega
    Hi all, Still searching for my first watch. I came across this in my searches, but what's up with the gold-plated lugs soldered onto the steel case? Is it a franken? Obviously the crown is not original. A word of warning- it's coming from Uruguay which I've heard is full of fakes and frankens...
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