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Old 18 January 2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Is my Rolex real?

Hi, i'm new here. I'm also here to find out if this Rolex that my dad gave me is real or not.
Here are a couple photos i took.
If it's fake, how can you tell?



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Old 18 January 2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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Hi, i'm new here. I'm also here to find out if this Rolex that my dad gave me is real or not.
Here are a couple photos i took.
If it's fake, how can you tell?



I could probably have helped for any watch BUT a Cellini! LOL
I do like the case back...one of the most common comments I get from friends when they look at a Rolex is "Is the back supposed to be plain" and/or "I would have thought it would have something on the back"?
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Old 18 January 2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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Don't know the Cellini range, but It doesn't look good. (case back)
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Old 18 January 2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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Old 18 January 2012, 06:58 AM   #5
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Pop the caseback and see if it has a Rolex battery.
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Old 18 January 2012, 06:59 AM   #6
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Yeah, I've been doing extensive amounts of research on these. Nothing leads me to into believing my watch is real nor fake.
I called a specialist today and he said it sounds real, but he'll do more research and get back to me.
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:00 AM   #7
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Yeah, I've been doing extensive amounts of research on these. Nothing leads me to into believing my watch is real nor fake.
I called a specialist today and he said it sounds real, but he'll do more research and get back to me.
Why not just take it to an AD?
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:01 AM   #8
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Yeah, I've been doing extensive amounts of research on these. Nothing leads me to into believing my watch is real nor fake.
I called a specialist today and he said it sounds real, but he'll do more research and get back to me.
Just pop the caseback like I said above and examine the battery.
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:01 AM   #9
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Why not just take it to an AD?
AD?

I went to a pawn shop earlier and it took him no more than 5 seconds to declare it was fake. I figured he didnt care enough to examine it so I left.
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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Its fake,

this thread smells a bit too....IMHO
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:03 AM   #11
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Just pop the caseback like I said above and examine the battery.
I cant get the back off, plus its the manual-winding kind
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:03 AM   #12
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The bezel of the watch looks too fat to me I am hesitant to call it a fake bc its cellini line but my guts thinking its fake
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:04 AM   #13
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Cellini 5241 looks like yours with a different dial (can't find yours in Mcat 2011/12).

But why "1588" on the case back ?


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Old 18 January 2012, 07:06 AM   #14
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Cellini 5241 looks like yours with a different dial (can't find yours in Mcat 2011/12).

But why "1588" on the case back ?


yeah I havent been able to find any real nor fake Cellini to match mine exactly.
and it's actually a "1538" on the back.
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:17 AM   #15
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:22 AM   #16
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yeah I havent been able to find any real nor fake Cellini to match mine exactly.
and it's actually a "1538" on the back.
1538 is what fakers put on their watches.
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:37 AM   #17
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AD?

I went to a pawn shop earlier and it took him no more than 5 seconds to declare it was fake. I figured he didnt care enough to examine it so I left.

AD stands for "Authorized Dealer" Like maybe a Ben Bridge, or something similar in your area.

I don't know cellini at all... Sure would be nice if it turned out to be a real platty (platinum) though. Good luck
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:46 AM   #18
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AD stands for "Authorized Dealer" Like maybe a Ben Bridge, or something similar in your area.

I don't know cellini at all... Sure would be nice if it turned out to be a real platty (platinum) though. Good luck
Yeah, I spoke with a Rolex specialist over the phone today. I gave him the details and he said it sounds real, but he'll do some more research. fingers are crossed.
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Old 18 January 2012, 07:52 AM   #19
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I checked all the master catalgs I have, and didn't found your particular dial for genuine 5241/6.

Unfortunately, there's little chance yours is real 5241.

Only 2 available dials for Cellinium 5241 every year between 2002 and 2012 are:

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Old 18 January 2012, 08:00 AM   #20
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Looks like another "gift" Rolex.
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Old 18 January 2012, 08:52 AM   #21
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The only way is to take it into a Rolex dealer. They will examine it and give you their honest opinion. I could not describe my Sub to someone over the phone and expect them to say yeah or neigh.
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Old 18 January 2012, 08:55 AM   #22
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looking at your photo I think I can see the clasp (buckle) on the Twelve side of the strap. It should be on the other strap which is on the six side of the case. It also looks like a standard buckle not a depolyment type clasp.
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Old 18 January 2012, 09:11 AM   #23
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looking at your photo I think I can see the clasp (buckle) on the Twelve side of the strap. It should be on the other strap which is on the six side of the case. It also looks like a standard buckle not a depolyment type clasp.
yeah, it has a normal looking buckle.
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Old 18 January 2012, 09:40 AM   #24
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It's fake the model number on the back of the case is incorrect.
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Old 18 January 2012, 10:09 AM   #25
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It's fake the model number on the back of the case is incorrect.
I had a hunch it may be fake. I'm gonna assume its fake. Thanks everyone for their input.
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