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#1 (permalink)      1/17/2022 1:58:35 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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interesting
Neat that ft is carrying full on counterfeit watches now. I wonder if this is a Mecha-Quartz movement given the chronograph function. They're typically low cost but surprisingly reliable (usually Japanese) movements that use quartz for the time keeping and a mechanical complication for the chronograph functions. I have one in a speedmaster clone and it's been bullet proof over the years.

However I'm suspicious that this watch actually features atomic time keeping as mentioned in the description. If this has an atomic radio and a Mecha-Quartz movement it's an absolute steal of a deal assuming the actual fit and finish of the watch isn't total trash (finish won't be great at this price guaranteed). In my experience you typically don't find reasonable quality clone for anything less than $150 at the very least.... perhaps you could go as low as $100 and still get a decent counterfeit if you don't mind a DG2813 movement, lack of solid end links, mineral glass crystal, etc. Just don't expect an actual sapphire crystal, solid end links, 1:1 finish, or quality lume for anything under $250 imo.
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Very curious....

What brand\item is this a "counterfeit" from?
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If you Google "Citizen eco drive chronograph" you'll see. Basically the "eco drive" tech uses light to power the crystal in the movement as opposed to a battery. The watches go from around $150 upwards. The "sapphire glass" the watch claims to use costs more than the price of the full watch. It's difficult to believe it's legit.
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Dear FT sorry I haven't been buying vape gear lately, it's just that I have enough to last me two lifetimes.

Please would you consider selling Seiko Mod parts like NH35, NH36, NH38 movements, cases, sapphire crystals, chapter rings, bezels, bezel inserts, crowns, dials, hands and nato straps etc.
At the right price, thanks:)


I built this watch!

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This is counterfeit. And what about the '..Three sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 1/100th second and 24 hour..' when the dials clearly show 60 second, 60 second and 24 hr.
I was surprised that FT was listing this - until i noticed the brand name is artfully obscured in all the photos - Ziticen anybody ?
More sense than money.....
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Or, you could get a Casio for a few dollars more…

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Here is an authentic Citizen eco drive. 4 maybe 5 years old if I recall the time correctly.


Never had to change a battery. Its solar powered. What holds the information inside, who knows but I think my partner paid about $600 Canadian those years ago so.....cant imagine what this SKU could be.

$600 CAD = $480 US





* Probably older as I think about it further. Guessing from 2015

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Stans_Dad wrote
I built this watch!




Ooh! Noice!

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