Check out these fake cubans
They keep getting better... Obviously, they are not real, but the dark Monte band is raised, the cohiba bands are raised and embossed and look pretty damn good. The cuaba band looks perfect. The two 2012 limitada bands are terrible, but the 11 isn't bad. The RYJ band is perfect. The dark monte band is off center just a bit. The Genio was near perfect, only the bars are a little funky. I had a fresh espy band on me to compare as well. Obviously, the GR band on the Cohiba is terrible and never existed. All of these are long filler cigars and were bought in the DR. The cohiba bands are extremely close, best I've seen, only off slightly in color and margins, but near perfect. To the trained eye, all the wrappers are obviously not from Cuba, the EL bands terrible, but what blew me away were how good the bands are getting. I couldn't tell the RYJ or Cuaba were fake bands, and these are the best Cohiba bands I have seen yet. I did not say anything to the owner, $200 down the drain....OUCH! But I did ask to take pictures to send to my buddies to show them how cool they were These could pass to the relative noob IMO, which is why I wanted to post them for all to see. Anyone else think the Cuaba looks just like a Camacho Diadema?