It's common knowledge that some of the worst watch frauds come from Indonesia - so many eBay sellers add the postscript to their listings "No shipping to Indonesia", while quite a number of on-line dealers also won't have a bar with Indonesian buyers because of their unhappy experiences of the past.
As a general rule, buying from Indonesia is fraught with difficulties. In a country with so much institutionalised corruption, from the top down, its no wonder it filters through to the world of E-Commerce. Think very hard before you choose to deal with any Indonesian seller.
Broad, generalised statements, are always dangerous territory I know, and it's tough damming a whole country for the activities of its venal class, but take a look at this listing and you'll appreciate why a general warning about buying watches from, or selling watches to, Indonesia has some justification. It's just the latest in a long, sorry line of swindles I've observed coming from that illustrious home of the Big Squeeze.
The seller stwa73 claims in his description "No buyer beware sales, I honestly do give 100% effort to make sure my Buyers are 100% satisfied with their purchases, it is GUARANTEED for all my Item to be sold with high respect in this Ebay Auction are 100% Authentic, Absolutely NO FAKES or REPLICAS."
Yeah, yeah, yudder, yudder! No matter what you say stwa73 you are offering a true Frankenfreak. Take a look at the movement. Where are the bloody jewels?????
All the pivots are unjewelled with the exception of the balance top cap jewel. Click on the listing and compare the picture of the movement with the one above. You'll note amazing dissimilarities between the real MCCoy above and the piece of crud that's under the bonnet of this monster.
See how many inconsistencies you can identify.
stwa73's words are hollow and the listing definitely comes under the "buyer Beware" banner. Perhaps stwa is code for STAY AWAY and that's exactly what you should do with this seller.
My next posting will be on a much happier note. A before and after story of a Connie movement brought back to life.