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Posted on a local sales site:

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I'm going to say no based on several tiny details of the case.

Also, the portion of the serial number I can make out matches the serial number found on many fakes.
 

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Thanks, I've contacted the seller.. he admitted that the case is an after market case but claims that movement, dial, bezel, etc.. are all genuine...
I'm gonna skip this one.
 

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BTW, could you take the chance and educate me (and the rest of us) how did you spot the fake case beside the serial number?

I'm looking at the regular signs: happy feet, pearl, He placement, etc.. - everything looks good. In fact - If it wasn't for the low asking price, I wouldn't even think to post here. I thought I knew how to spot a fake PO...
 

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I can't spot the difference. I looked at online photos, and my 8500 PO and can't see it. What am I missing here?

EDIT: checking again with my own 8500 PO, I can definitely see a bigger gap after the end links in the pic than on my genuine, however I've seen pics online of genuine POs and some do have a gap similar to the one I see here.
 

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Their not machined precisely like the real thing.

As for the case, I see mistakes on the contours of the sides and the lugs. The relief for the HE valve is wrong.
 
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