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Old 11-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #5176
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So the local Rolex shop was open last night and I strolled by to have a look.....
they almost have one of each model in stock at the moment, the owner of the shop is quite proud of that. He also has a a fair few other limited edition wathes in stock at the moment.
but I digress.

It got me thinking about how one would verify the authenticity of a watch?. Sure, buying it from an authorized dealer is going to increase reliability, but, if they can fake airplane parts and then they get sold by authorized dealers, they can do watches as well.

How would you verify that you were getting a legitimate item, not a knock off?

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Save the receipt and take it to the vendor who is his competition and have it checked. If it passes keep it, if it fails, take it back. I JUST had a guy try to trade me a Submariner for a old vintage Chevy truck I have and I busted it as fake right away however, his "jeweler" had told him it was genuine. I let him know it was NOT real or I would have traded for it in a second. If he were not related to me by marriage, he would have gotten all pissed off.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #5177
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Save the receipt and take it to the vendor who is his competition and have it checked. If it passes keep it, if it fails, take it back. I JUST had a guy try to trade me a Submariner for a old vintage Chevy truck I have and I busted it as fake right away however, his "jeweler" had told him it was genuine. I let him know it was NOT real or I would have traded for it in a second. If he were not related to me by marriage, he would have gotten all pissed off.
What are some of the things to look for to differentiate a genuine Roller from a knock-off?
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:48 AM   #5178
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What are some of the things to look for to differentiate a genuine Roller from a knock-off?
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:24 AM   #5179
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I am sure that its not just Rolex that get knocked off, Omega are quite sought after too so expect that they would be copied as well.
I just happened to be in / leaving the Rolex stealer ship when I thought about it.
The other nearest Rolex dealer to me is 1000miles away....
Not intending to buy any time soon anyway.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:17 AM   #5180
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There are fakes of everything, even "affordable" Seikos. Most are fantasy creations with a Seiko logo sticked on, but some are careful reproductions. They even fake the cases.

The 6138-7000 pilot watch is one to be careful about.

http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.ph...c,29372.0.html
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #5181
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There were some fake Rolex's that fool experts. There were some coming out of Russia after the Soviet Union fell that even used swiss movements and real rolex dials. At the time one of the Rolex dealers in Dallas said the only way to tell was to open it up.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #5182
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There were some fake Rolex's that fool experts. There were some coming out of Russia after the Soviet Union fell that even used swiss movements and real rolex dials. At the time one of the Rolex dealers in Dallas said the only way to tell was to open it up.
The real high-end ones endeavor to mimic Rollie's teflon coated geartrain too.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:01 PM   #5183
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So which one is this?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #5184
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Seems a bit dodgy for some reason.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:39 AM   #5185
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Seems a bit dodgy for some reason.
Seems legit to me.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:58 PM   #5186
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I picked up a new to me Omega Seamaster for the considerable sum of $35.



Also scored a Sog Vulcan for $20

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:49 PM   #5187
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Here are a couple that I have purchased since the last time I posted in this thread. The one on the left is an Asian market Citizen Automatic (NJ2166-55A). The one on the right is a Squale 1515, also an automatic with an ETA movement.


Since taking the picture I have changed the bands. The Citizen now has brown leather and the Squale is on a NATO.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:51 AM   #5188
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My wife and I were invited to a preview showing of the new James Bond movie Skyfall last evening. The movie was GREAT...JB Hudson Jewelers invited us and they had the new 50 year Omega 007 mens and womens watches on hand for us to check out. I loved the watch. The size was perfect for my tastes (I do not care for the new large mens styles) and I can read it with out my glasses on. I did not see the movement thru the back but I understand it looks like a 9mm bullet. I almost forgot, the MSRP for the mens in $5000.
My everyday watch is a Rolex date just SS & Gold that I bought in 1983. I wear inexpensive watches when I ride.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:53 AM   #5189
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That Squale 1515 is a very attractive watch. Good purchase.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #5190
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