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Old 23 July 2019, 04:45 PM   #1
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Real or fake Rolex?

I am seriously considering buying a vintage blue datejust. Seller has been great at answering my questions. Watch appears to be in excellent condition. It is through Ebay, and I just want to be very thorough and safe about it. I will attach pictures to this post. Does this watch appear to be real or fake? The Ebay listing is "Rolex Datejust Mens Stainless Steel & 18k White Gold Blue Watch Jubilee", and there is a link to a video on youtube he posted showing the watch. No papers but comes with box. Only thing I notice is that the watch serial number indicates 1978 but an "A" on the clasp indicates 1976 for the band. So perhaps it is a replacement band. I know this is an engine-turned bezel as well, which I like. What do you guys think?
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Old 23 July 2019, 05:37 PM   #2
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From what I can gather from the picture, it looks like a legit 1603. However the pics are too small to finally say youre good to go.

Beware of the pitfalls with the four-digit references and that this is the 1570 movement with non- quick set of the date:

Look at this thread:
https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=455049

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Old 23 July 2019, 06:16 PM   #3
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The watch head and endlinks look ok but the clasp is undoubtedly fake. I’d have doubts on the bracelet being genuine due to this. The original bracelet was probably stretched and replaced with a fake.
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Old 23 July 2019, 06:21 PM   #4
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Why do you say that the clasp is fake? What are the indicators to you?
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Old 23 July 2019, 06:43 PM   #5
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There are a huge number of those fake clasps about. The scroll stampings are completely wrong.
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Old 23 July 2019, 07:07 PM   #6
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Old 24 July 2019, 11:24 PM   #7
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The watch head and endlinks look ok but the clasp is undoubtedly fake. Id have doubts on the bracelet being genuine due to this. The original bracelet was probably stretched and replaced with a fake.
Yep, no doubt about it the clasp is fake.
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Old 25 July 2019, 07:40 AM   #8
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Why the gold hands and markers and the champagne date wheel on a stainless watch..?
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