Common Abbreviations in the Rep Industry and What They Mean

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First time buying rep watches? Feeling lost? Here are some terms that are frequently-used in the replica industry and in the replica forums out there.

A21j Asian 21 Jewels Movement
A2824-2 Asian Reproduction of the ETA/Valjoux 2824-2 movement
A7750 Asian Reproduction of the ETA/Valjoux 7750 Chronograph movement
AD Authorized Dealer
AP Audemars Piguet
AP ROO Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
AR Anti Reflective Coating (crystal)
Asia ETA Asian Reproduction of an ETA/Valjoux movement
BCE Breitling Chronomat Evolution
BNIB Brand New In Box
BPH Beats Per Hour
BR Bell & Ross
BS Breitling Source forums
CA Canada
CG Crown Guard (Device Protecting the Crown as Panerai call it)
Chrono Chronograph watch
CN China
CONCAN Continental Canada
CONUS Continental U.S.A.
COSC Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres
DD DayDate
DG Factory that produces most of the A21j movements used in reps.
DJ DateJust
DLC Type of coating applied to Stainless Steel
DSN Davidsen (Probably the best dealer for Panerai)
DSSD Deep Sea Seadweller
DW Date Wheel
EL Eddie Lee (Old member that had some of the best parts around)
EST Eastern Standard Time
ETA ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
EU European Union
Fiddy Term used to describe the PAM00127 model
Flyback Type of Chonograph movement
FM Frank Muller
Franken Usually reffers to a watch that has been upgraded with genuine parts
FS For Sale
FSOT For Sale or Trade
FT For Trade
GB GeekBux (the coin of the spartan casino)
Gen Genuine watch
GMT Greenwish Mean Time
GO Glashutte Original
HBB Hublot Big Bang
IWC International Watch Company
IWC BP IWC Big Pilot
Lemania Movement manufacturer
LNIB Like New In Box
LP Luminor Panerai
LTD Limited
LTD ED Limited Edition
LV Louis Vuitton
MG Mineral Glass
MM Marina Militare
Modded Modified watch
Moonie Often used to identify the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
MOP Mother Of Pearl
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
PAM Often used to describe Panerai (used on Panerai models)
PO Omega PlanetOcean
PP PayPal / Patek Philippe
PVD Type of coating applied to Stainless Steel (Physical Vapor Deposition)
Pumpkin Name given to the Omega Planet Ocean with Orange Bezel Insert
QC Quality Control
RG Red Gold
SA Super Avenger
Saphire Saphire Crystal
SC Strap Culture (some of the best straps around)
Seagull Movement manufacturer
SEL Solid End Link
SL Super Lume (Super Luminova)
SMP Often used to describe the Seamaster Professional line of Omega watches
Snembo Often used to describe the Sead/Nembo CG’s
SOH Superocean Heritage
SOHC Superocean Heritage Chrono
SOSF Superocean Steelfish
SS Stainless Steel
SSD Super Seadweller
T Crown T (usually the number of teeth in front) refers to a crown produced by member T of Tourby Watches for Panerai watches

TD Trusted Dealer
Ti Titanium
Tourbillon – , the escapement is housed in a rotating cage that, because of the constant motion, averages out the effect of gravity when the watch is stuck in different positions.
TRF The Rollie Forums
TT Two Tone
TZ timezone
TZ-UK TZ-UK boards
UK United Kingdom
UN Ulysse Nardin
UPO Ultimate (replica) Planet Ocean
UTC Coordinated Universal Time
WG White Gold
WR Water Resistant
WST Western Standard Time
WTB Want to Buy
WTT Wish To Trade
WUS Watchuseek
YG Yellow Gold
YM Yatchmaster

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