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  1. Spenc

    Spenc Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Just about to buy and need to know a bit more if poss the guy got given it buy a friend never worn bot has no box looks like a 12 gauge but rubber strap and it is London 2012 Olympic special edition but I don't know the value as I have never seen another one thanks in advance .
     

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  2. djmaincheese

    djmaincheese Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I could be wrong but I haven't seen another one on any search engine. They couldn't have made only one and his is the first one pictured, it would be worth a ton if it were in fact real!!
    There are numerous fakes 12 gauges out there. I saw some a while back but seems most of the websites have been shut down recently.
    How much is he asking for it? You would think a special edition watch like that would need some serious paperwork, nice box etc!!
    There are companies like this that copy $10, 000 watches and they look legit, granted they arent trying to sell you the real deal. http://www.iparadisiac.co/breitling-replica.htm
    Call Oakley in the morning and send them the pictures you have and try to confirm if a batch were ever produced and what to look for.
     
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  3. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    It's legit I believe. They frequently make special editions for large events, specifically to give to their athletes, volunteers etc.

    As for value, probably not all that much more than a standard 12 Gauge
     
  4. Oakley for life

    Oakley for life Oakley Collector

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    I am not sure that it is real. I am pretty up to speed on their watches (I own 7) and the Olympic Oakley edition watch for London that they made for athletes was a Gearbox, I never saw a 12 gauge one before. I could be wrong, but if it was me, I would not buy it........
     
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Oakley Beginner

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    If not real, it is still a pretty watch..would suck to buy a watch thinking it is oakley and not being oakley though
     
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  6. djmaincheese

    djmaincheese Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yeti, if you say it's legit then why is there not a single picture available for this watch that was produced 2-3 years ago. I find it hard believe that someone would not have taken a pic if they received it.
    If it is in fact real why wouldn't it sell for considerably more than a standard 12 Gauge?
     
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  7. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    The vast majority of people who buy/posses Oakley gear don't treat it the way the people on this forum do. Most don't even know the name of the model they are buying/wearing; it's not surprising that there aren't pictures of something that would probably be very limited.

    The fact that the position of lettering matches up with the other carbon fibre face model - to me - makes me think this is real. Most fakes are based on the more widely available models which has certain lettering in a different position.

    Fakes only look legit when you don't know what you're looking for. You're not going to find a replica Breitling that will fool an AD, there are always differences.

    Easiest way to settle this? Pop the case open and compare the movement to a known-genuine model.
     
  8. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    I'd say it's worth 27k dollars ... Wait ... What?
     
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  9. Bubba

    Bubba Oakley Beginner

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    So, did he buy it? And for what price? This watch is a very good looking watch if you ask me..hope it is genuine
     
  10. Spenc

    Spenc Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Yes I bought the watch pick up Sunday and paid £650 about $ 1000 so I hope it is worth that ?
     
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