When I got home I did a little research online and not before long found that indeed it was an imitation of the real thing. I was upset with myself for buying something under impulse but more than that I was mad that someone took advantage of me and deliberately misled me.
But as is with everything in life, there was something to learn from this experience. And indeed there was.
1. Never trust a jeweler named Pancho, much less if he targets women fixing their nails and hair at a beauty salon.
2. Do your research before making any purchases.
3. Do not under any circumstances buy anything under impulse.
Joking aside, I am glad it was a small purchase though and nothing major (house, car, etc.). And for those of you out there reading this wondering what is going to happen with the fake watch, well, I am returning it tomorrow. My nail lady has offered to call "Pancho" tomorrow morning and ask him not cash the check.
Have you ever been misled or conned? How did you feel? What did you do about it?
Can you spot the fake?