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Apocolypse genuine or clone?

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  1. Bigrick

    Bigrick Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Only one question should answer my question. Is the outer cap on authentic apocolypse pretty thin? If not it is a clone.
     

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    mreeveshp Bronze Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I have both a clone and a authentic. The authentic has some weight to the cap compared to the clone. The black is the clone and its 22.3 grams compared to the clone that's only 8.4. The clone engraving is also not nearly as cleanly done than the authentic. They both seem the same thickness so I would say if you don't have a scale and it's very light it's probably a clone. To me it feels like steel compared to a flimsy aluminum.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    The Trinity Glass caps will not fit the clone either. Dimensionally they are not identical.
     
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    mreeveshp Bronze Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I also noticed with mine, the 2 drip tips that came with the authentic don't fit right in my clone and same say the other way around. They are close to fitting but not quite.

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    Bigrick Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Yeah feels like a clone. It works very well on my squonker. So I really have no complaints. Really more currious than anything. Thanks all.
     
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    Bigrick Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Yeah even the "apocalypse" is writen different on my clone. The word has like flames trailing the bottom of the word. Does not matter though still works very well probably better than my DR. Appreciate what I have for sure.
     
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    mreeveshp Bronze Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I have a lot of clones cause I usually don't see the point in spending the money on an authentic unless I get a great deal and I've never had a problem with any of my clones. I say as long as it works for you go for it. It's a great deck, easy to build on and to me it gets great flavor.

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    Easiest way is looking at the Bach numbers

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    mreeveshp Bronze Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    How do you know from the Bach numbers? I know which one of mine is authentic and which is a clone but the Bach numbers look etched similar I can see some differences but they are close.

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    I always find it funny when China clones an rda that's made in China
     
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    xXxelis_prxXx Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Not legit ones instead of have the letter b whit the number of the batch have random letters whit random batch numbers

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    Both of mine have "made by armageddon MFG" going halfway around the bottom than they both have "B4" right above a 5 digit number. I know the black one is authentic because I bought it from a reputable dealer. And like in my other post the top cap is way heavier and the drip tips aren't interchangeable between the blue and black and the black one has much better etching on the cap cleaner lines and more pronounced.

    So is there a way to check using the 5 digit serial number?


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