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Disappointing and questions about legitimacy
on August 15, 2016
First of all... I got this watch from Amazon.com, so cant comment on other sellers.
Really liked this retro look and wanted the watch for a while. But either I got a lemon or a fake.
It will keep running less than 24 hs off your wrist, which is really bad, since it should go for at least 38-40 hs. All my other watches with ETA or Myiota movement get that or more. Also, its pretty inacuratte, gaining abou 30 secs a day, which is also worse than average for the movement.
Even after keeping it in a winder for 7 days to give a fair trial, the accuracy didnt get any better - the power reserve increased to around 30 hours, though.
Also, I have reasons to believe this may not be the real deal.
For instance, I cant see the ETA logo and 2836-2 markings inside, on the top, next to the golden wheel, which should be visible. So, yeah, based on that and the poor performance of the movement, I am concerned this could be a fake.
The thing is... Tissot fakes are all over internet (a trend that boomed with PRC 200) and that now include automatic models like the PRS 516 (you can find more information on line and how to spot one).
I just didn't return because I don't live in the US and would be a hassle to to do it.