It's Australia's version of the 'Frankenwatch' scandal of 2014, when John Mayer sued his watch dealer, Bob Maron, whose other clients also included Charlie Sheen, for selling him not entirely authentic vintage Rolex watches. Last weekend, Rolexforums.com broke the news that Christopher Essery *the man behind @horologyhouse, a popular YouTube Channel, website and Instagram account renowned for its macro photography is alleged to have sold a fake Rolex Daytona for $29,000. The thread has more than a quarter of a million views and, at last count, 1452 comments. Based in Perth, Essery also sells watches and accessories through his website www.horologyhouse.com. This site, along with his social media accounts, has now been taken offline. Visitors are greeted by the message,*"We are taking a break."*But Essery's involvement in the watch world goes deeper than his own site and social media presence. He was also the co-founder of Australian Watch Buy, Swap and Sell (AWBSS), a popular Facebook group that facilitates the buying, selling and trading of watches. In addition, Essery was a moderator for the Australian Watch Forum*(AWF) Facebook group, a horological community where discussions are hosted for its 10,000+ members. In Australia's tight-knit watch community, Essery has a prominent…

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