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Old 17 July 2019, 04:52 AM   #1
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GMT black inserts..How to spot fake ones?

Hi

I’m looking for a black GMt insert, preferably a fat font one, but although I’m getting better at spotting fake Pepsis, I have no clue, despite the occasional obvious hooked 2s, how to spot a fake fat font Black insert...
The fonts vary a lot, some are more or less serif, etc.

For example, is one of those 2 legit? If so, which one is older?



I would think the first one is real as I saw one that looked exactly like it recently sold in minutes by a known seller...No idea about the second one...
Is there a post here doing a recap on those inserts like there is for pepsi ones?

Thanks!




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Old 17 July 2019, 06:43 AM   #2
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Hi

I’m looking for a black GMt insert, preferably a fat font one, but although I’m getting better at spotting fake Pepsis, I have no clue, despite the occasional obvious hooked 2s, how to spot a fake fat font Black insert...
The fonts vary a lot, some are more or less serif, etc.

For example, is one of those 2 legit? If so, which one is older?



I would think the first one is real as I saw one that looked exactly like it recently sold in minutes by a known seller...No idea about the second one...
Is there a post here doing a recap on those inserts like there is for pepsi ones?

Thanks!




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I think fakes are getting so good that there wouldn't be a way without having an original one side by side to compare it in person. That's why you should buy the seller first, then the bezel
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Old 17 July 2019, 04:06 PM   #3
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Some great reference material here from springer .. https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...ght=GMT+insert
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Old 17 July 2019, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks!
I read that post and found it very interesting!
But it seems that since 2016, the aftermarket inserts greatly improved and fake ones don’t always have an obvious hooked 2 anymore...


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Old 17 July 2019, 08:21 PM   #5
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Thanks!
I read that post and found it very interesting!
But it seems that since 2016, the aftermarket inserts greatly improved and fake ones don’t always have an obvious hooked 2 anymore...


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Then post your question there to keep that thread current.
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