"Anomaly" -> That's one way, an incredibly diplomatic way, to cast "manufacturer's defect." LOL. Some might even call it "PC." LOLIt is a single known anomaly. The chances of it being real are pretty high but it could be an elaborate ruse as well. The error was not noticed by the AD nor the buyer, it was a buyers friend that noticed it. I never got if the friend noticed it AT the AD or whether the watch left the AD prior to the error being identified. If it was found at the AD prior to the watch leaving my confidence in its authenticity goes up significantly.