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REAL OR FAKE ?!!! AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE WATCH

Sam H

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I’m far from a watch expert but it just looks off to me. The markers seem misaligned. The logo seems cheap and tacked on. As a complete layman it gives me bad vibes. Maybe it’s just in really bad shape or the generation its from had more liberal QC tolerances.
 

beargonefishing

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I’m far from a watch expert but it just looks off to me. The markers seem misaligned. The logo seems cheap and tacked on. As a complete layman it gives me bad vibes. Maybe it’s just in really bad shape or the generation its from had more liberal QC tolerances.
I agree with this assessment that the finishing looks cheap, and am also not an expert. The misalignment might just be because the internal bezel was adjusted, but if not that is the biggest red flag. No way a $20K watch would be sold if the dive bezel will not align.

Internal bezel
Most likely introduced by Aquastar in the 1960s. In this construction, the bezel is located inside the watch and is thus protected by the crystal, giving the watch a more elegant look. The bezel can only be operated with a (usually additional) crown, quite often in both directions (exceptions include the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver, Hublot Oceanographic, etc.). Disadvantage: An additional opening in the case (except maybe for the first Aquastar models, and the recent Maurice Lacroix Pontos S, in which the chronograph pusher also operates the bezel) and often a rather small crown to fumble with. The more secure it is designed (unidirectional, screw-in), the less practical it becomes for diving.
 

Deeky

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Looks fake. Nothing about the dial speaks quality.
 

UNOAIMX

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The finishing on the minute hand looks poor as well....definitely a fake, put it on Watchuseek forum and you'll get 99/100 people tell you its usually fake...
 

Eli Curt

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Thanks guys for all of your opinions. It forced me to go and get it Authenticated sooner than later. It is real and now I can sell it without a hitch. I hope you all have a beautiful day!!!
How much are you asking? I may have interest.
 

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