Stan The Man· Watch Freek
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I'm well aware of their reputation "Frankenwatches" but you have to admit the prices are enticing.Have you bought any and what was your overall experience.
Just looking for the biggest bang for my buck.Frankenwatches are of zero interest to me. From India or any another place including North America.
Enticing prices or not. How could anyone trust such a product.
You said you're aware of their "reputation". Is it just an el cheapo you're after?
Dial is a keeper.I have not bought any watches directly from India, but I did get a "Camy" from a friend who did buy it from there. It had stopped running on him and he said I could have it...
Well, it looked good if you didn't look to closely. The dial is gorgeous, but the crystal was not on very tight, the hands were loose and the movement was beat up beyond repair (it truly was an authentic movement made for Camy though, not a fake).... This experience has put me off buying anything from that part of the world, even for under 50 bucks, although I am sometimes tempted by the crisp looking eye candy.
Sorry for the negative comments. I try to be upbeat in my posts, but this is the only experience I've had....
The Camy is now in my parts bin. I still think I can use the dial in one of my Frankenstein creations ( maybe another vintage diver)
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Nothing wrong with that.Just looking for the biggest bang for my buck.
In years gone by I bought several. They are complete and utter rubbish. Hope that answers your questionI'm well aware of their reputation "Frankenwatches" but you have to admit the prices are enticing.Have you bought any and what was your overall experience.
Honestly can't say as there seem to be so many variations. However, I remember reading somewhere that authentic Seiko dials never have "JAPAN MADE" printed on them.And dial is not a repaint.Hands?
Respectfully, that is a full-on made in India and (very) poorly replicated dialAnd dial is not a repaint.Hands?