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Lucien Piccard: Real or Fake?

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I've just bought this watch (new) for a steal. Obviously, when you buy a watch for a "steal", you're going to be hesitant about it's quality. As of now, it's running perfectly, and by all means seems genuine. That being said, i'd still like some reassurance. Before you look at the picture, please note that the plastic dust seal is still attatched to the face and back, because at one point I might want to sell it for a bit of profit. Of course, if it turns out to be fake, i'll just keep it for myself :-d.

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If you were in the 80%-90% off range you did just fine on that. Lucien Piccard is much like Invicta, Sturhling Original and a ton of others are. Their MSRP values are far from where they are actually sold. I can not imagine that anyone would fake one, but I hope you enjoy it!

And welcome to the forum!!!
Thank you! I love watches and would be happy to be an active member. It's also a huge relief that it's not a fake. I also realized that Lucien Piccard isn't the kind of watch that would be faked, but when you see the words "SALE! Was: 495.00, NOW: 30.00!" you get a bit apprehensive.
It's common for these watches to just list at a higher MSRP so that they can be sold heavily discounted -- so you didn't necessarily get a "steal" -- but it's not a bad looking watch for $30.
I knew the watch was originally overpriced for that very reason, but I have to agree, it's a very nice watch for the cheap price. Who knows? Maybe I can find someone who really believes it's a 500$ watch, and give him a "steal" ;-):-!

EDIT: Just saw your previous post, in retaliation, even though I knew it was overpriced, i'd still expect it to be 100-150, and to get a (seemingly) 100-150 dollar watch for 30, i'd call that a steal.
:roll: I have a real one, I look at those as fakes.
Define "those" please. :)
Those made after 1968 or so, a brought back from the grave name.
I do agree with you that after the Lucien Piccard name went down, the watch designs took a turn, and that the real Lucien Piccard watches were the ones from 1920-68, not 68-12. Still, a designer is a designer, and these watches are still placed under his name for a reason.
That reason being someone just bought the name and started making watches...similar to what happened to Elgin or Gruen. Not related at all to the timepieces of before...sadly so...I wish they would just let the name die.
Really? I wasn't aware of that. I myself am an owner of one of his 1930's models, though I wouldnt wear it because I wouldn't want to ruin its pristine condition.
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