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Whilst looking through my online shopping site in Taiwan, I saw this watch: The model number is DE00003B.

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If I am not mistaken this retails for about 1000 USD in the States. This guy is asking for USD100! Has anyone come across people trying to Fake Orient Stars before?

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Checking this low res image against the review on: Orient Star Retrograde - DE00002B | Yeoman's Watch Review It seems that on the back there is an additional "Japan" imprint and the Orient Star logo appears to be black rather than gold.

Thoughts anyone? This guy seems to deal in other fakes but I never realized that they would stoop to faking the Orient Stars so quickly?

I am not sure if I should provide the link to this or not, but If Orient wants it I will be happy to provide it to them. Scary, we should all beware when buying online I guess.
 

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The logo on the rotor differs between the models made for Japan and those made for other countries. The JDM's have the Star logo in black, while the other countries get a gold logo.

Can't say I've ever seen a fake Star, but $100 is definitely not possible for a real DE00003B :).
 

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Thanks, but this also has a crude printing of the word Japan on the rotor which I don't believe appears on any of them. Have you seen any photos of the rotor from the models made in other countries?
 

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Thanks, but this also has a crude printing of the word Japan on the rotor which I don't believe appears on any of them. Have you seen any photos of the rotor from the models made in other countries?
This is what they look like internationally:
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And the Japanese version (the movement may differ a little as this is a picture of a Somes):
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The last 2 pictures in your first post I believe are standard pictures of the watch.
 

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Thanks so much. It looks from the photo they provided that that it is the Japanese movement, but as already pointed out by Justintime38, the photos they provided probably do not represent the watch that I would receive. I was silly to make that assumption in the first place. Still, it does seem that someone is faking the Orient Stars, so it would pay for us all to be careful. I have seen many fakes from other brands on Amazon, especially Tissot. The sellers have no shame.
 
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