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  • Wish Seiko 5 watch deconstruction

    Boredom strikes so off to wish and dropped $35 to see what sort of crap they selling ,
    Curiosity got the better of me and had to see for myself.


    2 weeks later it arrives
    first up is what they show in advert.

    Model: Seiko Mechanical
    Case Size: 44 mm
    Water Resistance: 100 m
    Number of Jewels: 24 Jewels
    Case Material: Stainless Steel
    Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
    Features: Luminous Hands, Rotating Bezel, Water-Resistant
    Complications: Date Indicator, Day Indicator
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    And this is what they send
    What you see and what you get ( yup you guessed it) Crap.

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    First thing you notice is the undersized crown .
    Then the Dial , Yeah not even a good copy with Lume worse than a torch with a flat battery,
    They couldn't even get the : made in japan right ( no gap between "in" and "japan")
    And a lot of dial script missing
    the day date have poor line up

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    A quick glance and the Sweep hand is ( Tick Tock) definately no 24 jewels auto in this beast.
    Case is definately not Stainless but some sort of Alloy and soft as butter almost, With an unnautral glossy look to it
    Weight is almost non existent ,
    Especially for a Seiko 5 sports which normally have a bit of heft for these models

    CONT........

    Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

  • #2
    Flipped it over and lo and behold a snap on caseback
    The edges around the lugs and sides of case are almost razor sharp and would solve and hairy wrist problems real quick .
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    Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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    • #3
      Inner case is rough and unfinished with scratches and gouges
      Dial edges are rough and damaged

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      The inner workings is and unbranded quartz which keeps surprising good time although I doubt it would have a good life span
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      • #4
        Bezel was as sloppy as an old joe and had about 2 markers movement after it was set .
        Uni directional, but occasionaly become Bi directional lol

        Crystal is cheap glass and popped out with light pressure of 1 thumb push

        The only thing salavable was the Bezel spring cause I need that for a watch project,
        but I'm even having second thoughts on keeping that
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        • #5
          Definitely not even close to a good copy.
          Now residing in a good home at the local landfill .

          A brief description of what arrived to "Wish" and they quickly refunded my $35 .
          My curiosity is now been sated and deconstruction complete,
          but I worry how many of this shite is floating around the world.

          One thing for sure it will never be mixed up with a genuine Seiko,
          which is probably why Seiko doesn't have Legal teams knocking at their door,
          They are probably pissing themselves with laughter and choking on their Saki.

          I really wonder why WISH allow this stuff on their site, but I guess they play the Percentage game of what gets accepted by the buyers .

          It was so bad that it wasn't even worthy as a beater.
          I feel guilty now because I have now helped to fill our landfill with Chinese junk ,



          Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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          • #6
            Fantastic review Pedro44!!! You always see the advertisements and you do wonder?? Thank-you for taking one for the team, so no one else has too you could take it to your local metal recycling station so they can send it back

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            • #7
              pedro, thank you for doing this for us I think your exercise in educating us alone is worth much more than $35--but am glad that you were able to get a refund. I have had no experience purchasing through Wish.


              Originally posted by pedro44 View Post
              ...
              I really wonder why WISH allow this stuff on their site, but I guess they play the Percentage game of what gets accepted by the buyers .
              ...
              I think it would fall under what you say, a percentage game. Let's say the profit margin is $20, and that 1 in 4 buyers make a complaint, followed promptly by refunds, no-questions-asked, from the seller, the selling operation would still be profitable. In truth, I would expect the number of complaints to be much lower--possible 1 in 10. This is because, at the price set, most buyers already accept that they are purchasing a counterfeit.

              The quality may be horrible in our eyes, but if you have ever taken a look at watches sold at, say, The Warehouse, the quality may not be that far. For instance, if someone were in the market for this "alloy" watch... https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/ete...start=25&sz=24 ...and didn't care about authenticity, it is quite possible they would opt for a fake Seiko 5 on Wish based purely on looks?
              On the instruments we entrust to pace our lives, to bear witness to our days, and to be the keepers of the most precious thing we have... time.

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              • #8
                Hey Pete,

                Thanks a lot for this... makes it seem like an OK deal then, if you justr want to gift someone 'a watch'

                Cheers for the real good posts Sir, thank you.


                Harlan
                Timekeeper Watch Club
                New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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