Casio Edifice EF-558D-1AV - Fake or original


swapyworld

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Guys,
I bought this Casion edifice EF 558D 1AV from a eBay seller style-hut(92.7%)
I am attaching the pics, it does have a module number and logo mentioned, stopwatch performs perfectly too.
However i read, in new watches, there are these things which needs to be checked and found mising:
1. Hands are of neobrite and bright blue, mine is green
2. Back of the case has laser cut 3D hologram which is missing, though module number is mention (5177) matches with their manual
3. warranty card which was obviously missing

crown has logo, is operation too, so i am bit confused.
someone mentioned back of the case covered with a plastic and with the red strip is a fake too.

Kindly help in this or tag who knows about these watches. It will help.
@dr.sankhadeep tagging you mate as you seem to have thing for watches, please guide
 

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gmano

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1. Edifice is one of the most replicated watches.
2. Lot of fake edifice watches in ebay
3. Price you paid (below 4.5k ?) is very low when compared to the actual price(it retails over $100 even abroad)
5. It doesnt come with Casio warranty or with a warranty card to claim international warranty. (If I am not wrong, casio offers international warranty on edifice watches). If your seller claims that the watch is imported, why not allow the buyer to claim international warranty instead of seller warranty.
6. Replica watches these days are almost similar to the real ones (even the functionality)
7. Rough Finishing on the back of the case (in the picture) is not what you would expect from a original Casio Edifice.
8. Plastic wrapping on the bracelet ?
You draw the conclusion.

If you still want to verify, take your watch to local casio dealer and check with an experienced watchmaker there.
 

swapyworld

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If you still want to verify, take your watch to local casio dealer and check with an experienced watchmaker there.
i did and that's how i came to know but they wouldn't say what's the exact difference.
so i noted down few, are they for real? like bright blue hands and laser 3D hologram at the case?
 

asingh

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Seems fine to me. That is how they come, when brand. new. The bracelet and case - back come with blister plastic glued softly, to prevent scratches.
 

swapyworld

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Seems fine to me. That is how they come, when brand. new. The bracelet and case - back come with blister plastic glued softly, to prevent scratches.
but sir as i mentioned are these present?
i really need to know if this is original or not, as i mentioned about bright blue hands,hologram at back of the case?
can anyone confirm?? please?
 

rishp

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I have bought this Casio model watch in 2011 with 2 years warranty from showroom for 8.5k.
Hands are white in normal, and turn "green" if you are out in sunshine. Definitely not blue as you mentioned.
hologram is not present in my watch.
Only difference I could find in Stopwatch Hour scale in my watch it red upto 2.5 hours.
 

AK3D

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1. Edifice is one of the most replicated watches.
7. Rough Finishing on the back of the case (in the picture) is not what you would expect from a original Casio Edifice.
8. Plastic wrapping on the bracelet ?
1. As @gmano said, it's replicated left and right.
7. Deal breaker there. That sort of finish is unacceptable. Even the 1 or 2K rupee Titan watches don't have such a rough finish at the back. That's improper machining, and not polishing the case afterwards.

8. Is pretty much normal. Many watches have plastic wrapped on bracelets and also have the caseback covered to prevent scratches.
 

ankushv

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My daily use for 4 years . Bought from Casio showroom . Warranty , box , manual .
The back should not be rough and in my model the hands glow green .
 

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swapyworld

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7. Deal breaker there. That sort of finish is unacceptable. Even the 1 or 2K rupee Titan watches don't have such a rough finish at the back. That's improper machining, and not polishing the case afterwards.
back isn't that bad with finish, it's the plastic and light causing the illusion

Have the same watch in silver rosegold bought it from Myntra, The price for the original watch is 11995/- (Rode Gold/Blue Silver) and 12995/- for the gold black im pretty sure the one u bought is a fake. My package came with a the box, warranty card, hologram and a magnifier kind of thing to see the Hologram.

https://www.techenclave.com/communi...y-show-off-thread.57621/page-434#post-1935936
Thanks mate...this is what i wanted to see. Red on stopwatch hour mark is pretty bright and so is the writing tachymeter and i can see the difference in the beauty.....congrats on your purchase...!!
 

hector19

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am sorry to say this but its fake (replica watch), cause i've seen the exact packing (the plastic wrap on the bracelet). I've seen them locally here in Bangalore places like ( China Bazar, National Market, Chickpet ) & sellers here claim its an Original smuggled goods, but its not, My uncle (who owns 'Time Art' a big Titan watch showroom in bangalore) him self inspected those replicas, he told me that Edifice are the easiest to replicate,while the top end G shock & some Edifice illuminator are impossibru to replicate.
 

amigoatul

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Its fake bro. Have the original. Bought it for 11 or 12K cant remember now from Lifestyle. Have a couple of colleagues in the office who bought the same model from ebay and they are fake too...
 

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