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18. Misrepresentation of the origin of the watch resulting from similar naming (e.g. claiming that a New York Standard "New Era" watch is really a Lancaster New Era watch).
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19. Over-reliance on accuracy or authority of price guide(s)
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20. Failure to discern subtle but important distinctions (e.g. the difference between early E. Howards and Keyston Howards)
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21. Buying any expensive collectible before you know what you are buying (i.e. ignorance in general)
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22. Assuming that engraving has no negative impact on the value
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23. Failure to discern falsified movement markings (e.g. "21 Jewels" stamped on Adams & Perry movements)
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24. "Too much money, too few functioning neurons" syndrome (e.g. buying watches at full price in antique malls)
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25. Falisified provenance (e.g. "owned by Abe Lincoln" just because the movement was signed A.Lincoln, or attributed to a famous civil war general just because his image was engraved on the back)
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