Vinther is suing for $36,000, plus unspecified losses due to his expending “significant time and funds to determine the clock is a reproduction, not a genuine antique,” according to the suit.
Though the clock appeared new, Vinther’s lawsuit claims Agha told him it looked that way because it had been refinished. “Defendant’s clock was not a genuine antique, but was a contemporary reproduction,” according to the suit. “The clock appeared new because it was newly made, and was not an antique.”
Must have been the battery that gave it away..