HMRC seizes fake Ice-Watches in Wales

First published: 17-01-2013

Watch enthusiasts have again been reminded of the importance of buying only genuine designer watches following a seizing of counterfeit products in Wales.

HM Revenue and Customs swept in when they were notified of a haul of fake Ice-Watches being stored at a facility in Bridgend, WatchPro reports.

Two men in their fifties were arrested and bailed until March, while hundreds of products were confiscated.

Ice-Watch spokesperson Paul Harry said: "The Ice-Watch phenomenon has attracted copies to every international market and the UK in particular."

He added that the manufacturers are now trying to locate the copies at the source, which may be the Far East.

It comes just a few days after Business Insider urged consumers not to be duped into buying fake watches - instead, make purchases only through trusted retailers such as Watch Shop, where all stock comes directly from the manufacturer and is 100 per cent genuine.


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