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Thrak
11-26-2011, 06:58 PM
Here are some (not so good) pics of 2 short storys I have.. I pulled the one out on the right and it does not smell good at all, so I pulled the 2nd out and it smelled normal... look at the band differences.

Pic 1 - Look at the extra gold on the band along the bottom one the left one

Pic 2 - Hard to tell, but inside the embossing on the left is white, and on the right is read

Pic 3 - Hard to tell again, but the word HAND on the left is gold and on the right is white

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/flutterbyissa/ss1.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/flutterbyissa/ss2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/flutterbyissa/ss3.jpg

The embossing is alot stronger on the left side as well..

Now the weirdest part, the one on the right is from a local B&M, the one on the left is from CI...

Thoughts?

BryanB
11-26-2011, 07:13 PM
The bands have changed recently. I noticed maybe 4 months ago.

Bill86
11-26-2011, 07:15 PM
I like the old bands better. The new bands take up way too much space on the Short Story.

maninblack
11-26-2011, 07:46 PM
They are fakes!! Send them to me for a fiery death.

Steve
11-26-2011, 07:48 PM
They are fakes!! Send them to me for a fiery death.

:r:r

Chemyst
11-26-2011, 10:10 PM
Looks to me like the one has 2 bands on it.

Yes, some of the bands have an extra color
band at the bottom, to indicate a different
wrapper. I noticed it on some Hemi sungrowns
that I bought last year, iirc.

Chemyst :cool:

T.G
11-27-2011, 01:04 AM
The one on the right has the traditional band, the foot is a bit sloppy though. The one on the left has an overall band design similar to some of the other new Fuentes and I find it very doubtful that CI would sell a fake. :2

NCRadioMan
11-27-2011, 08:37 AM
The new bands with the gold strip around the bottom is also on the Don Carlos line.

darkninja67
11-27-2011, 09:23 AM
The new bands with the gold strip around the bottom is also on the Don Carlos line.

the old black bottomed bands were on the DCs as well.
personally I like the smaller bands more .

BTcigars
11-27-2011, 10:23 AM
There is a upside to the new bands: They are a lot easier to take off!

shilala
11-27-2011, 10:48 AM
It took me five years to almost understand fuente bands. I give up. :)