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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:
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