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Syrol

Is this Orient AAA(Crystal 21 jewels) fake or not?

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Hi. I recently found this watch in the house while I was searching for something. I don't know a lot about watches, but I like it and I want to know if it's fake or not. Thank you! 

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It looks OK to me, not particularly valuable but quite collectible these days

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Clearly needs a cleaning (particularly the bracelet), take the watch head off and scrub that bracelet with a soft toothbrush and clean water. Movement might need servicing.

Better pics would help, but what makes you think it's not authentic? Found in a drawer with a lot of counterfeit dross? 

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@Chromejob nothing. As I said I'm not a watch expert or anything and I just started to like it and kinda want to use it from now on. But I don't really want to wear a fake one you know. Thanks for your answer! And thanks @JoT for the answer too!

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Is the day wheel in Japanese characters (kanji) ? That would make it more collectable and cooler. I like it BTW

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On 15/04/2018 at 09:27, Syrol said:

@Thimo it is written in kanji. Sadly it stopped working. I have to look for someone who can repair it. I'm glad you like it.

Try wearing it for an hour or so might just be wound right down. Wearing it might warm up the lubricant oil too (Might be talking c**P here), won't do any harm to try. If it does need a service I think that seems to cost about £150, which is not worth it (in purely financial terms) for a watch that would only be worth about £60 once it's working.   

If you want to take a gamble. There's a guy on ebay who services Russian mostly but who does service non-Russians too. I had a an old Sekonda day date, which had a stuck date wheel, service by him to my satisfaction. Sending a watch to the Ukraine is not something I'd normally recommend, but if you like it and it's low value it should cost under £40 all in. 

Before I get kicked off the forum, I'd have to say that I only gave this a shot because I had a duplicate watch and they were going for about £26 on the bay at the time, there is a real watchmaker on this forum you should really ask.

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