Fake ww1 pocket watch.

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Fake ww1 pocket watch.

New postby veritas » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:40 pm

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This watch was on Ebay, i think UK. It was there as a ww1 watch that has this bullet through it. The watch from what i have learned was made in the 1930,s.
Too bad people do this to a watch and try to deceive others. I have no link to the auction.
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Re: Fake ww1 pocket watch.

New postby richiec » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:43 pm

Kevin, it probably didn't work so rather than fix it, make up a good story and try to sell it as a survivor of the great war. Add the old coin and voila, an old watch with a story. I don't know when the Ingersoll Triumphs were produced so I couldn't say how old the watch is.
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Re: Fake ww1 pocket watch.

New postby Neilywatch » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:49 pm

I do not own a gun and have never shot anything, least of all, a watch. But I am willing to bet that's NOT how a bullet finishes its trip into a watch. Some joker just cut off the front of the bullet and glued it onto the dial. The real deal would be an oblong hole through the whole watch.
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Re: Fake ww1 pocket watch.

New postby L48X55 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:50 am

From the looks of it that's a pretty good sized bullet. The only way for it not to penetrate and bust all to pieces it had to have been shot from a long, long ways off and by chance hit this poor chap in the watch.
About the same odds as getting hit by lightning or maybe even better odds of getting hit by lightning than this bullet.
I just hope nobody took the bait and got burned.
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Re: Fake ww1 pocket watch.

New postby cannon pinion » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:14 pm

I've done plenty of target shooting and I know how things look after they've been hit.There is no possible way a bullet would embed that way. Other, than as Neil said, by somebody gluing it there.
What a joke. It's right up there with the Jessie James watch. The only thing good about this level of charlatism is it's easy to spot. Unlike the more subtle forms that you don't notice until you've got the object in hand.
Next they will be selling Shakepeares watch with the Sonnets engraved on the cuvette and the sundial Moses used when he was leading the Hebrews towards the promised land.
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