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I bought a Tissot PRC-200 in Ebay, and after a detailed inspection found that it was fake. The watch came with box, papers, and warranty card shipped from Hong Kong. The seller swear that it is genuine, but it isn't.

Inside has a ETA quartz movement (as the genuine), so you must take care about the following recommendations.

Here are some details to spot a fake PRC-200.

1. Hands attaching points.

The genuine has chrome attaching points in each hand.


The fake has painted attaching points and poor finished. Check the borders of the "T" shape center seconds hand and poor border painting.


2. Incorrect inner bezel numbers and text spacing

The text in the genuine watch is centered.


The text in the fake is too close to the crystal gasket


3. Small hands shape

The genuine has sharper edges and perfect finish.


The fake has irregular shape and rough finish.


4. Leather strap

The genuine has a flat strap.


The fake has a padded strap (too thick).


5. Hands and dial lume

The genuine has lume on hour markings and hands.


The fake has lume only in hour and minute hands.


6. Deployment buckle

Genuine has only stainless steel engraving



Fake has "BI" incorrect lettering engraving. Poor polished.
 

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Sorry to hear you got stung with a fake. Thank you for sharing the details to help others avoid landing in the same situation.
 

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+ 1 :-( I guess you can't really put up a link to the particular seller to warn other people!!
There are many sellers that ships the items from Hong Kong or China. Most of them offer fake watches. Take care if they show invoices or certificates from "Prince" watch shop.
 

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Providing it is a fake, what is the quality like compared to the genuine article besides the minor cosmetic details?

Is this in fact equipt with ETA G10.211 quartz movement do you think or do you think its cheaper movement stamped and marked other wise? how do the watches compare to eachother in weight and quality? Does the fake you bourght look like a cheap fake "expensive" looking watch? Or is the overall apearance and feel of it good?

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Thanks for that.

Has anyone got a fake with ss bracelet? Just wondering about the quality of the bracelet, because you can get them for real cheap.
Providing it is a fake, what is the quality like compared to the genuine article besides the minor cosmetic details?

Is this in fact equipt with ETA G10.211 quartz movement do you think or do you think its cheaper movement stamped and marked other wise? how do the watches compare to eachother in weight and quality? Does the fake you bourght look like a cheap fake "expensive" looking watch? Or is the overall apearance and feel of it good?

Thanks man

Think you guys are in the wrong place if your really entertaining buying fake Tissot, or any other watches!! :roll:

You've heard the expression 'you get what you pay for' ?!! Well, if you wanna pay for cheap rubbish, then go ahead, but it won't be a patch on the real thing, which is a really well made and durable watch........plus you won't look like a tit for wearing a fake!!
 

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Let me just add bud, while I know little about the workings and specifics to do with watches I have quite a collection of Authentic, EXPENSIVE watches including several Burberry pieces and the newest addition an Omega Speedmaster. I buy cheap watches because I am too rough/ lazy on a daily basis to wear a several thousand dollar watch and can't be arsed taking it off when I work on my car or doo assignments which would ruin such a watch. Therefor I save the nicer watches for special occassions etc and hence the reason I buy cheap $100 Lorus rubbish to wear and I don't care about rooting, sure it aint a 5g watch but it looks good and tells me the time (well close enough to the time anyway LOL). I would love and would also consider a authentic PRC200 only a replica which LOOKS the part but somthing I am not scared to wear on a daily basis would suit me much better due to me losing my current daily watch and looking to replace. Surely the likes of the fakes could be compared to the likes of a real low end watch such as a Lorus?

I KNOW no one supports fakes and the people producing them and I fully agree and back that stance, but I am not asking what people think on the matter but what the actual item is like. What I am asking is NO diffrent to previous threads where people are talking of buying these watches off ebay, while everyone suspects they are fake it hasn't stopped several members from still purchasing including the starter of this particular topic. I dont expect to get a real one or the quality of a real one, just curious as to what the quality of these is like as I am sure many others are curious of also.

Im just asking a question!

Think you guys are in the wrong place if your really entertaining buying fake Tissot, or any other watches!! :roll:

You've heard the expression 'you get what you pay for' ?!! Well, if you wanna pay for cheap rubbish, then go ahead, but it won't be a patch on the real thing, which is a really well made and durable watch........plus you won't look like a tit for wearing a fake!!
 

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Hey guys, newbie here. I just completed an ebay purchase for a prc200. I got suspicious so I started to do some legwork which led me here. Here is a link to my purchase: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330388623490&_trksid=p2759.l1259

It looks real good with one exception: the hands dont match those found on the tissot website. Dont know if it is just the pic but the real one looks to have white hands with the white lume, mine, black with white lume.

What do you guys think? In looking around here, I have seen many pics with the black hands. Could it be last years model or is the pic just deceiving on the tissot site?

The seller claims 100% authentic but they are from Hong Kong. They will cancel the transaction if I want and refund my money. I am very conflicted.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Hey guys, newbie here. I just completed an ebay purchase for a prc200. I got suspicious so I started to do some legwork which led me here. Here is a link to my purchase:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330388623490&_trksid=p2759.l1259

It looks real good with one exception: the hands dont match those found on the tissot website. Dont know if it is just the pic but the real one looks to have white hands with the white lume, mine, black with white lume.

What do you guys think? In looking around here, I have seen many pics with the black hands. Could it be last years model or is the pic just deceiving on the tissot site?
Wow, this is a scary thread. I would be suspicious of buying these watches from Hong Kong.

Regarding the black hands, I suspect they are silver (white) and just appear black in the photos. Whether it's authentic or not, I don't know. I'm not a Tissot expert. Regardless if the photos are of an authentic watch, you don't know that's what you will receive. I suggest sending the original poster a PM for some help. It sounds like he's done a lot of research into recognizing fakes.
 

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I decided to go ahead and take the plunge with a seller from Hong Kong and received my prc200 earlier this week.

So far, all of the differences between the fake and the real prc200 in this thread have not come up on mine. The lume is on all hour markings, the hands are perfectly finished as well as the inner bezel numbers being centered. The movement also seems to be original. So I'm assuming it I did receive an original Tissot.

BTW, I purchased the SS bracelet version so I'm not sure if the fakes have only come up on leather strap purchases or not. If anybody wants to know the seller I purchased from you can PM me for info. They have well over 4000 positive feedback so either they're fooling everyone or the watches are genuine Tissot. But so far so good!
 

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Just a reminder that the purpose of this thread is to inform people how to recognize a fake in order to avoid buying one. WUS does not allow the discussion of replica or fake watches with the intention of encouraging members to purchase them.
 

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When I bought the watch i thought it was genuine. Seller mentioned in item description "is original watch , please don't ask me for it's real or not ,thank you" so that gives confidence to the buyers.

A common person will not recognize the difference, so many sellers are taking advantage of this. I have other original watches, including a Swatch (lower range watch of the same company) and the quality is better by far.

The ETA original movement G10.211 cost less than $30 and the genuine retail watch price is $425. It is a profitable bussiness for the chinese companies to copy the Tissot quartz watches (better than Omega, Rolex, IWC, Panerai replicas).

There are many other web pages offering the same watches for less than $110 including shipping cost (edit: names of sites removed - LWM). Ebay average price is $220 including shipping.

The courious thing is that most Ebay sellers changed their item description after this post, specially the "Prince Jewellery" invoice picture. This forum is very popular!!!
 

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hurm..i wonder why people like to order watch from website such as e-bay or etc if you are afraid to be ripped of....??and why don't just order from the tissot website...or get it directly at the shop..at least you will satisfied and confident with your purchased...
 

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Some member wrote something about minor cosmetics details. Would you buy one of these chinese copy-cat car?


BMW X5 copy

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Porsche Cayenne copy

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Mercedes C Class?

mercedes c class.jpg
 

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Wow, I had heard that the Chinese have little respect for Intellectual Property rights, but had no idea that the copying was on such a grand scale. Sounds like huge business over there.
 

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I was just asking a question also, and don't need the ....in attitude, and by the way I own a real prc 200.
 

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Here is the comparison of the genuine and fake boxes and papers


1. Box - Front

Genuine
Perfect shape of the letters


Fake
Overflowed lettering


2. Box - Rear

Genuine
Precise "Tissot" printing. Check also the spaces between black and white parts.


Fake
Poor printing. Incorrect box spacing (black and white parts)


3. Box - Inside

Genuine


Fake
Poor printing


4. Box - Side

Genuine has the "do not discard" sign



5. Warranty cards

Genuine
High quality printing


Fake
Poor printing. Check the dots.
 
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