Cohiba : fake or real?

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
So from the Siglo VI's I just got from my friend who traveled to Cuba I see there are 2 different bands on them. 9 of the cigars have the Cohiba band with 3 rows of dots above Cohiba, while 7 of the cigars have bands with 4 rows of dots. Also, the "Habana, Cuba" font is bolder and higher up on the 3 row of dot bands then the 4 row of dot bands.

Here are the pics of the 2 types of bands...can you tell if the 4 row of dots are fakes? I suspect they are :(






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Mindflux

New Member
I can't tell by the pic, but from what I'm seeing on the 4 row dot band is there's no triple cap. I can see the triple cap on the 3 row dot band.

I am by no means a professional fake spotter, just giving my 2c.
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Mindflux said:
I can't tell by the pic, but from what I'm seeing on the 4 row dot band is there's no triple cap. I can see the triple cap on the 3 row dot band.

I am by no means a professional fake spotter, just giving my 2c.
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I think you're right, the triple-cap plus the 4 rows of dots are the fakes. So I have 8 real and 7 fake. *sigh*
 

Mindflux

New Member
Zeebra said:
Mindflux said:
I can't tell by the pic, but from what I'm seeing on the 4 row dot band is there's no triple cap. I can see the triple cap on the 3 row dot band.

I am by no means a professional fake spotter, just giving my 2c.
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I think you're right, the triple-cap plus the 4 rows of dots are the fakes. So I have 9 real and 7 fake. *sigh*
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Hey man, atleast you walked away with some good sticks! You're doing better than I am!!

Wait for the real pros to chime in. Maybe I'm wrong
 

Gaman

New Member
The one with 4 row dot is definately fake. The one with 3 row dot could be fake too, 50/50. If there is a white line between the dots and word "COHIBA" as shown in both pictures, I think the 3 row dot one also fake. IMHO.
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Gaman said:
The one with 4 row dot is definately fake. The one with 3 row dot could be fake too, 50/50. If there is a white line between the dots and word "COHIBA" as shown in both pictures, I think the 3 row dot one also fake. IMHO.
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Sure, push the knife in even deeper. :(
 
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Shiba

CP's Official Mortgage Broker
The one on the right is bogus... here are my opinions why...

 The Habana, Cuba should also be centered vertically as well... not on the bottom like that one is.
 The new bands only have 3 rows of dots at the top, not 4.
 The one on the right does not appear to be embossed (At least from what I can see in the picture)
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Shiba said:
The one on the right is bogus... here are my opinions why...

 The Habana, Cuba should also be centered vertically as well... not on the bottom like that one is.
 The new bands only have 3 rows of dots at the top, not 4.
 The one on the right does not appear to be embossed (At least from what I can see in the picture)
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I've learned a valueable lesson today...I should only buy cuban cigars if I'm actually in Cuba. Getting a friend to do it isn't reliable.
 
Zeebra said:
I've learned a valueable lesson today...I should only buy cuban cigars if I'm actually in Cuba. Getting a friend to do it isn't reliable.
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Right on - I don't need to bring back any for ya then!
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Shiba said:
Zeebra - Is that a bettle hole I see?

LOL, Just meesing with you buddy!!! :)
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At this point, a beetle woudln't worry me. :(
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
barney_rebel said:
Zeebra said:
I've learned a valueable lesson today...I should only buy cuban cigars if I'm actually in Cuba. Getting a friend to do it isn't reliable.
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Right on - I don't need to bring back any for ya then!
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Damn you. I will inflict some pain on you when I see you. Maybe I'll force you to smoke one of the fakes.
 

Gaman

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Hi Zeebra, how much you paid for the Cohiba (25's)? It should be somewhere around US$500.00 per box.
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Gaman said:
Hi Zeebra, how much you paid for the Cohiba (25's)? It should be somewhere around US$500.00 per box.
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They were bought in Cuba from the cigar store on the resort at Breezes Jibacoa. I wasn't there to buy them. My friend purchashed 15 cigars for me, they were taken from an open box of 25. It came out to about $17 U.S. per cigar.
 

Ginseng

Banned
Hey Zee,

I hope I'm not in hot water with you. I'm afraid I have to agree with Gaman, neither band looks correct. Here's what mine look like.



Wilkey
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Ginseng said:
Hey Zee,

I hope I'm not in hot water with you. I'm afraid I have to agree with Gaman, neither band looks correct. Here's what mine look like.



Wilkey
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Why would you be in hot water with me? For opening my eyes. I threw them in the humi without inspecting them, and you caught they were fakes from a pic. I feel so cheated.
 
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