A Fake COMEX 1665


Anatomy of a Counterfeit COMEX 

by Ed Delgado


Don't get fooled by the trick photo below. It was taken at the right time to help hide a COMEX counterfeit. I borrowed this watch from a friend.

Anyway, its a 1665 with apparently a replacement dial.. The trick is in the photography, I waited till the second hand covered the coronet and "L" so to misguide the casual observer..

Here is the trick shot..

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 Here is the correct photo, not too many people will miss the un-aligned coronet..

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Other things that jump out.
1. Cyclops on a 1665?
2. Spacing of "COMEX" to the markings of the depth (need more space) and missing "SEA-DWELLER"
3. Poor printing of letters.
4. Spumoni markers.
 


Other deficiencies
1. Bezel insert is aftermarket and so is the bezel
2. Crystal is flat like a saphire crystal, where it should be domed..
3. The HEV, can be easily pushed in with a pen..

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Case is also clearly aftermarket with poor printing and the words "REGISTERED DESIGN" are missing.


And if its in a book, it must be correct!!

I present to you, the COMEX 1665, no 12.

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