A 26 year old Thai Man, who purchased what he thought was a real second-hand Rolex Watch, later found the watch to be fake, despite handing over 110,000 Baht for the watch to its previous owner, a Swedish National.
Khun Samit went to Pattaya Police Station on Friday evening and spoke with Police Colonel Supachai, the Station Chief, who was told that the apparent victim saw the watch advertised on a Thai Website. If the watch had been genuine the retail price for the item is currently 240,000 Baht so the sale at less than half-price seemed a real bargain.
Khun Samit agreed to meet Mr. (name removed) aged 54 from Sweden, at the Big C Extra Store in Central Pattaya where the money was handed over in exchange for the wrist watch. The Swedish man allowed Khun Samit to take a picture of his passport in case a problem with the sale occurred.
Khun Samit claimed Mr. (name removed) appeared eager to leave quickly which made Khun Samit suspicious.