Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

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Photo - Wearing what he said to be a Chinese-made watch, Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko speaks to the media during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Under fire in the media after being photographed with the luxury watch on his wrist, Indonesia's military commander says his critics should move on, explaining the timepiece is a cheap Chinese fake. (AP Photo)
Wearing what he said to be a Chinese-made watch, Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko speaks to the media during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Under fire in the media after being photographed with the luxury watch on his wrist, Indonesia's military commander says his critics should move on, explaining the timepiece is a cheap Chinese fake. (AP Photo)
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander, under fire in the media after being photographed wearing a luxury watch, says his critics should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.

A Singapore website flagged a picture of the general and his watch this week, saying it was a Richard Mille worth more than $100,000.

Gen. Moeldoko, who uses a single name, said Wednesday it was a Chinese-made copy and cost only 5 million rupiah ($430).

The website, mothership.sg, also showed photos of Moeldoko wearing other luxury watches, including an Audemars Piguet Millenary — either a $43,000 Chronograph or a $476,600 Minute Repeater limited edition.

Moeldoko, who became Indonesia's military chief last August, reported total assets of about 36 billion rupiah ($3 million) to the anti-graft commission last year.

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