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Old 23 May 2020, 03:30 AM   #61
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This is such an easy thing to do, so simple, particularly with a fairly common watch. Just peruse the offerings of the boutique sellers here. This watch is available constantly there.


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Old 23 May 2020, 04:10 AM   #62
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This is such an easy thing to do, so simple, particularly with a fairly common watch. Just peruse the offerings of the boutique sellers here. This watch is available constantly there.


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You're absolutely right, it should be simple and I thought I had it taken care of with my initial purchase. Obviously not the case.

And yea now I'm just grappling with a bunch of things...do I want to spend this much money above MSRP, do I wait, do I care about unworn or not? I had all that decided, clearly as I made a purchase, but this experience has certainly impacted my thinking on round 2.
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Old 28 May 2020, 03:28 AM   #63
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Ok, let's try this again. I made a purchase from a trusted TRF boutique. Will say which after but would love anyone's opinions agnostic of the seller. I feel much more confident about this version. Could immediately feel the difference in "heft" between this and version 1.0 (which I did weigh and seemed right...).

Anyhow, pictures attached (not great quality once shrunk, I know. Happy to take more if anyone needs) -- let me know if anything stands out!

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Old 28 May 2020, 03:31 AM   #64
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Need clear photos if dial area at least.
I can hardly even see the crown guards in photo 1.
Is crown unscrewed?
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Old 28 May 2020, 03:40 AM   #65
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Need clear photos if dial area at least.
I can hardly even see the crown guards in photo 1.
Is crown unscrewed?
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Attached. I don't know why it is so hard for me to get good pictures of this watch. It's so dang shiny and haven't been able to get better lighting...

The crown is screwed down all the way.
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Old 28 May 2020, 03:44 AM   #66
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This all looks OK to me - no red flags
Strangely (dont know why) the first photo still makes crown guards look smaller
Other photos correct that

so to me - no red flags, but again to me that does not make it authentic
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Old 28 May 2020, 03:48 AM   #67
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Totally understand you can only do so much from pictures (and bad ones at that). Just looking for an over all consensus of if anything JUMPS out...which I will then cross-reference with the fact the seller is trustworthy to have confidence.

Took a couple more through the loup which might be a little better.
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Old 28 May 2020, 03:49 AM   #68
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my feeling its good.
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Old 28 May 2020, 08:09 AM   #69
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what's the Y15 on the bracelet ? that common ?
i'm no expert. but kinda think the magnification on cyclops is less than it should be.
sure hope you're not trying to sell this
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Old 28 May 2020, 08:11 AM   #70
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what's the Y15 on the bracelet ? that common ?
i'm no expert. but kinda think the magnification on cyclops is less than it should be.
sure hope you're not trying to sell this
That’s the bracelet date code.
Legit code 3 digit random
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Old 28 May 2020, 08:20 AM   #71
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what's the Y15 on the bracelet ? that common ?
i'm no expert. but kinda think the magnification on cyclops is less than it should be.
sure hope you're not trying to sell this
Well it just came in today, and as of now I have no intention of ever selling it...so not sure what that comment is referencing.

This came from a trusted seller so how confident are you in a magnification issue?

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Old 28 May 2020, 08:24 AM   #72
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Well it just came in today, and as of now I have no intention of ever selling it...so not sure what that comment is referencing.

This came from a trusted seller so how confident are you in a magnification issue?
Fake Rolex or crystals rarely magnify by 2.5 times.
Indeed I never saw a fake Rolex where the cyclops acts better than genuine
You took last photos via a loupe so I am not surprised it looks stronger
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Old 28 May 2020, 08:26 AM   #73
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Ps. If you pm me the serial number I will run a check on it.
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Old 29 May 2020, 02:43 AM   #74
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As someone who owned this watch, it looks genuine to me.
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Old 29 May 2020, 05:44 AM   #75
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It looks good to me, but then so did the 1st one (though I can see the flaws now they have been pointed out).

For future reference, unscrewing the crown and pulling it right out and screwing it back in can be a good test if you are unsure, it should wind in and out as smooth as butter, fakes will usually grind in and out and you might see the date move in the window or even the whole dial might move as the crown goes back in.
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Old 29 May 2020, 05:46 AM   #76
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unscrewing the crown and screwing it back in can be a good test if you are unsure, it should wind in and out as smooth as butter, fakes are usually grind in and out.
I dont think so.
Latest fakes crowns and stems screw on perfectly.
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Old 31 May 2020, 02:21 AM   #77
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I'm not an expert, but should the A in Submariner have a flat top. Or is that not always the case?
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Old 31 May 2020, 07:04 AM   #78
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I'm not an expert, but should the A in Submariner have a flat top. Or is that not always the case?
To be honest I never even looked at that - Normally and on DAYTONA's it is flat topped.

On the HULK, both types seem to exist (pointed and flat) - I got no idea what date it changes.
But pointed exists and I still think from what I can see the OPs watch is genuine.
Here is just one example of pointed "A" - I found a few
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Old 31 May 2020, 08:36 AM   #79
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Interesting. Rolex dial changes are hard to keep track of.
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Old 31 May 2020, 09:19 AM   #80
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Interesting. Rolex dial changes are hard to keep track of.
There are people on here that know many of the permutations.
I only know a few.
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Old 31 May 2020, 11:12 AM   #81
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There are people on here that know many of the permutations.
I only know a few.
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The watch is 100% genuine. I had the OP name me the seller. Seller is one of the best here out of all the TS's.
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Old 31 May 2020, 11:15 AM   #82
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The watch is 100% genuine. I had the OP name me the seller. Seller is one of the best here out of all the TS's.
I never had any doubt from the 2nd set of external photos.
As I responded a few times to others claims (cyclops, pointed A)

So itís good to hear your confirmation
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Old 1 June 2020, 07:44 AM   #83
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The photo is a stock photo.
Did they have photos of the actual watch.

I suspect movement is genuine - hence reason they thought and sold watch as genuine
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Why would someone put a real movement in a fake watch? If your going to due someone anyway just leave the fake movement alone and make an extra $3000.
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Why would someone put a real movement in a fake watch? If your going to due someone anyway just leave the fake movement alone and make an extra $3000.
Well this has been discussed a lot.
But a genuine movement will fool (dupe) most if not all.
So more chance of selling it at high price
And the movements were stolen so no cost at all.
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