Watch Out – Broodje Aap!

Gerard Nijenbrinks
March 02, 2005
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Watch Out – Broodje Aap!

Watch out for these artists! At www.luxury-wristwatches.com you’ll find a web site which looks and feels quite professional and which has prices for high-grade wrist watches which you can’t believe.

http://luxury-wristwatches.com

Indeed you can’t believe it, because these people are just trying to take your money without suplying a watch to you. At least not a real watch; they might send fakes, I’m not sure of that.

At first I tried to call them at the phone numbers indicated at the web site. Both numbers (one in Gibraltar and one in the US) only answer as a fax machine. No answering machine, no person, just beeps.

Then there’s an address mentioned on the web site as well, where you could mail-address questions to. This address, Rue des Billodes 34 in Le Locle, is the address of Zenith International. Of course they don’t know nothing about the whole web site or company.

At last I signed up at their web site and today I received the confirmation email. It was signed by Franz von Daniken, the Swiss State Secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. I must admit they try to screw you the funny way.

By the way “Broodje Aap” is Dutch for Sandwich with Monkey meat, and is a general description for a fake story.

Regards,

Gerard

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Gerard Nijenbrinks

Gerard has been in the watch industry for over two decades now. He owned a watch shop in The Hague, The Netherlands, and besides that he has journalistic and photographic activities in the field of watches. Collecting watches since he... read more

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