Watch out for an ongoing flow of fake cased, fake dialled Connie Frankenwatches! They are cropping up again on electronic auction sites.
Oriental nemesis of All That is Pure in Horology and purveyor of fake Omega parts, Jensen Dinh, Phong, Fong, or any other name he wishes to call himself, is operating an on-line site that is offering a variety of ensembles (two versions of black dial pie pan and at least two versions of the silver dial pie pan).
The cases on offer bear the case number 14900, but other counterfiet cases bearing the numbers 167.005 and 168.005 are in circulation.
This cockroach has Asian sources for these parts, and he shows no remorse in respect to the serious breach of copyright and trade name implicit is selling counterfeit Omega parts. He trades under various names including the Internet site Jeweleryandwatch.com.
I am loathe to give this insect any visibility, but click here and see if you can determine the telling differences in the cases and dials offered from the genuine Omega articles. If not read essays on dials and posts on this site about the counterfeit products sold by the said Dinh.POSTSCRIPT 18th JAN. Watchmaker and collector, Tim Mackrain, acquired a couple of these ensembles to analyse in detail their key faults. Click here for a photo-essay showing how they differ from genuine dials.
Suffice to say that they will never appear in Tim's inventory.
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