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  1. Panerai AD Scam?

    Officine Panerai
    Hey all. Brand new to group. And I have a serious question. Three weeks ago I place a full payment on this PAM 1058 at an authorized retailer and they assured me that the watch was available and that it would arrive from headquarters now in August. Yesterday they said Panerai Is no longer...
  2. Scam Websites Selling Watches and OEM/NOS parts. Beware.

    Public Forum
    www.Hexalifex.com [email protected] Has too good to be true deals. a quick check of the email address in the contact info, and WHOIS IP check later and the location is apparently in the middle of a lake in Kansas.. go figure. I'm mentioning this here because I know people scour...
  3. Horology House fake Rolex Daytona scandal

    High-end watches
    Have you heard about it? He went hiding. Rolex forum has the story: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=722353 Also in Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/ewojle/warning_uhorologyhouse_has_been_caught_selling_a/ Be very aware when buying a Rolex watch.
  4. Sinobi 9721 - Buyers beware! (or roll the dice)

    Reviews
    When I ordered this off A........com from the Sinobi official store, I added the order comment that I wanted the watch as pictured in the listing, with wide sharp edged lugs. It was €13.x , after a clever coupon I paid under €12. Now that it's not on sale, it's €18.x. Wouldn't YOU want that...
  5. Warning: apparent scam

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    Good day, I appear to have run accross a scammer asking to purchase my watch. User on forum is Dragoon. He asked me to contact by email. Here is a copy of that first email: Hello I am interested in buying your Marathon TSAR How do you like payment? I am located in kermit TX. You asking price...
  6. rlewisk TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE avoid

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    I will summarize my experience in this post. The next post is the full conversation we had. The third post will feature photos / videos showing the problem. I purchased a Sinn 857 UTC Testaf from rlewisk ( Richard Kaplan of San Rafael, CA) he had advertised on WUS under the post "FS..... Sinn...
  7. SeikoHolicAddict website: Is it a SCAM or not?

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    Has anyone heard of http://seikoholicaddict.wordpress.com/ ? Or has anyone done business with this guy? I'm trying to figure out if this website is legitimate or not. It has a FB page and the alleged owner has a following on FB too, but I cannot tell. PM me or reply if you have any firsthand...
  8. WARNING! Scammer Alert!

    Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    Please be very cautious in your transactions. There is someone sending PM's (particularly in reference to WTB's) that purport to have a watch for sale and refer the (potential) buyer to a gmail address and ask to complete the sale using Google Wallet. Research will show no such user exists on...
  9. kapella - possible account hacking

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    Had a questionable interaction with kapella. He has a well-established reputation here as a buyer and seller (you can look up his previous feedback). But I believe his account was hacked. He contacted me regarding a watch I posted about in the WTB forums, but then requested that I only contact...
  10. Interesting ebay scam - very persistent scammer - don't be fooled!

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    So I put my Mkii Hawkinge up for sale on eBay and I was pretty excited when it sold on the first day I posted it at the asking price, no less. The buyer quickly contacted me to request the final asking price with shipping, etc. So far so good. Since they included their email address in the...
  11. Petahwong – A *NOT* So Excellent Buying Experience :(

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    I must update an old thread. After over two years of a flourishing friendship with Pete, things went south. He was helping me construct my Seamaster 300, and in doing so, I purchased a "mint" Omega Cal. 565 movement and a date dial from him. Upon receiving the items, the dial had a noticeable...
  12. Good, quick way to check out online retailers

    Public Forum
    http://www.scamadviser.com
  13. Scam alert: [email protected]

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    Posted on TRF but warning you guys as well. Typical story--PMs me in response to a WTB thread asking to shift the discussion to e-mail for photos and pricing. Claims to have a mint and serviced 14060M with full kit for the suspiciously low price of $3650 to be paid via wire. From...
  14. Beware of [email protected]

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    Posted this on TRF but wanted to warn my WuS brethren as well. User idonald PM'd me in response to a WTB thread I posted yesterday. I asked for a link to his listing but he responded saying he doesn't have a link "to his AD" and insisted we take the discussion to e-mail if I wanted pictures...
  15. Grand Seiko Service Horror Story (Jakarta, Indonesia)

    Grand Seiko
    I first purchased my Grand Seiko SBGR051 in April 2014. The watch was running fine when it was first purchased, with accuracy within +- 10 secs/day. Fast forward to March 2016, my Grand Seiko watch was running fast by 5mins/day. Clearly this kind of accuracy is not acceptable for a Grand Seiko...
  16. BEWARE! timecraft1456 sending shady messages...

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    Here is the message I received from timecraft1456this past weekend: 1978 Birth Year Watch Hello I have it for sale in good condition.Let me know if you are still interested in purchasing.you can email me [email protected] for quicker response. many thanks Dave Sounds shady. I...
  17. Where to buy Seiko 5 SNXJ89, trusted sellers for Seiko and ebay?

    Seiko
    Hi guys, I was looking to buy a SNXJ89 for myself but seem to be having trouble finding any on 'reputable' sites. Skywatches.com.sg used to sell them, but they are sold out. I can't buy from Amazon because I live in Australia. Upon looking on ebay there is 3 ebay sellers, selling this item...
  18. sinn u200 for $800

    Sinn
    can anyone tell me whats wrong with this please? dont want to get caught out you know? Sinn U200 titan for $800 for sale from a Seller on Chrono24
  19. Beware: Fake Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Calatrava Ref.570 being offered in EU

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    Beware, either me and my watchmaker were contacted (within a week) by two different people pretending to be collectors (one from Vienna and one from Budapest) offering steel Ref.570 Calatrava. The movement seems to be genuine 12-400, but the dial is fake (in fact pretty bad) and the case is...
  20. Please help: What are the buyer/seller protections when going through PayPal?

    Public Forum
    Hi all, So I have been considering starting a (very) part time second hand watch business where I will move 2-3 watches every month. If I go through PayPal, 1) What are my protections as a buyer? If the seller sends me a detailed invoice with a) a thorough description of the piece and b)...
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