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Auction watch now listed as "faux"

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There were recently a couple of threads about an estate auction (?) for a Seamaster Professional. It was very quickly determined by the eagle-eyed populace here, though it did not require the eyes on a eagle to tell, that it was a fake.

The threads went a bit off the rails for various reasons and having little redeeming value of information, the mods removed them I believe.

I was interested to see where the auction would go and noticed there was a "contact auctioneer" button on the listing. I t was kind of late EST and I want sure what response I would get but I clicked the button and told them that this was obviously not a genuine Omega watch for several reasons. I didn't detail the reasons and they had no reason to have any trust in me. I did the them I was not a bidder and not interested in the watch.

Lo and behold, by early this moving the listing auction had been started over and the description changed to "faux Omega Seamster"

I thought that was a solid move on their part. Yes, the more solid move would have beet to smash it with a hammer and chuck it in the trash; and yes, they might have had their suspicions from the start; and yes it would be in their best interest to make sure it was no mis-represented to avoid issues after the fact. But, I was please with the timely change.

I still won't be bidding.
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“Faux” sounds very euphemistic. As if to still make it sound like it’s more than an ordinary counterfeit :rolleyes:
As in extending you pinky finger when saying, “faux”? LOL.
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As least they were smart enough to realize what they were pushing was not the real deal.

That kind of reverse behavior almost never happens with most "auction site" sales, so good job pointing it out and them correcting their mistake.

If you have TONS of free time, might try that over and over again on they really need the assistance........
I see that all of the time on Etsy; people selling fake things that they obviously didn't make, kind of a rampant problem.
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This is the response I received from the auction house. I'll let you all make the comments.

"Thank you for your inquiry. We have discretion as to what costume jewelry is included in a sale. As this definitely qualifies as costume jewelry and is being sold as a second hand watch we have complied with our association ethics. The watch is most definitely not being sold as genuine and is lumped with other general merchandise and costume jewelry.

I doubt for $10 anyone will much care but we appreciate your diligence and doing what you feel is appropriate duty."
I suppose there is another very long discussion that has been had around here many times about wearing counterfeit watches, which this certainly is. It’s also selling for more than $10 with 7 hours left to go, but I think in the previous auction where it was being sold as genuine it was up to $160 or so before they changed it?

Glad you called them to task about it.
Closed at $328! Crazy! I wonder if the winner thinks it is genuine and the auction description was in error.
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