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Old 4 January 2018, 12:38 AM   #1
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Peace of mind on my 114060

Hello!

Recently i bought my first Rolex. A 114060. More to come
Now all ad's where out of stock so i gone grey market, not much below listprice though. But i just searched for the watch and not really for much discount.

Now i bought it from a trusted seller on chrono24 and also he had a fysical store, the watch was stickered and from 2017. Now i see there are so many to good replica's around i get nervous every time with the idea that i am sold a replica as a genuine, now i know thats very unlikely but i want to have ur opinion for just a bit more piece of mind

Sorry for the shitload of photo's but i pretty much like the watch besides the nervous factor in my aquisition. By the way the sticker on the back of the watch is still on in case you all wonder.... LOL














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Old 4 January 2018, 12:49 AM   #2
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Old 4 January 2018, 01:18 AM   #3
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All good. Enjoy it.
Thanx, i really do not understand why this kind of transactions, wherever i buy makes me so nervous... Recently i found a few replica sites that looked so unbelievable ''real'' that it seriously scarred me the hell out..
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Old 4 January 2018, 02:07 AM   #4
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Once you handle enough real ones it’s easy to tell. Enjoy your classic
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Old 4 January 2018, 02:10 AM   #5
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Once you handle enough real ones it’s easy to tell. Enjoy your classic
thanx :)
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Old 4 January 2018, 02:36 AM   #6
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114060 is my favorite, enjoy!
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Old 4 January 2018, 02:45 AM   #7
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114060 is my favorite, enjoy!
Love it too!! But i have allready thought about my next aquisition
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Old 4 January 2018, 07:35 AM   #8
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One question, are you still nervous?


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Old 4 January 2018, 08:05 AM   #9
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One question, are you still nervous?


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Hi Ash,

To be honest with you, i am Always a very very very nervous person with trusting people... I have had something in the past where this is a remaining from. I know my ´´idea´´ about this are extremely paranoid, but.. I can´t help that......

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Old 4 January 2018, 08:31 AM   #10
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Great pictures, wish everyone posted pix like that. What did you use ?
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Old 4 January 2018, 08:35 AM   #11
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Great pictures, wish everyone posted pix like that. What did you use ?
Haha thanx, tried my best. Did them with my gf´s lgphonecam cause it was to dark in my house to use my real camera
tried to make them as clear as possible to... But now they look a bit dirty
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Old 4 January 2018, 09:59 AM   #12
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Old 5 January 2018, 12:36 AM   #13
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thank you, gettin a bit more trust in the watch allready LOL
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Old 5 January 2018, 04:15 AM   #14
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I would put a lot of faith in this watch being genuine. The machining on the bezel is flawless, the numbers engraved into the bezel insert are the correct platinum color, the hands are perfect and dial printing very crisp. The rehaut engraving is also correct and perfectly crisp. As far as i can tell visually it is real. Good purchase!
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Old 5 January 2018, 04:25 AM   #15
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I would put a lot of faith in this watch being genuine. The machining on the bezel is flawless, the numbers engraved into the bezel insert are the correct platinum color, the hands are perfect and dial printing very crisp. The rehaut engraving is also correct and perfectly crisp. As far as i can tell visually it is real. Good purchase!
Haha thanx for this perfect explanation!
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Old 8 January 2018, 12:35 AM   #16
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i am in such a total struggle which watch to add next..... the batman gmt or a black dial explorer 2.... I love them both equally... But i know batman is a more investment wise choose which is also important for me, on the other hand i think i can get some discount on a exp 2.... I like to buy unused..... What do you guys think?
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Old 8 January 2018, 12:43 AM   #17
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I think everyone feels a little nervous when buying a pre-owned Rolex .. you have in the back of your head ... damn .. hope I didn't get scammed ... :)
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Old 8 January 2018, 12:46 AM   #18
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Congratulations on your new Submariner

Not to rain on your parade, but the dial looks a little pitted in the 3rd from last of the pictures Maybe that’s just dust or something on the crystal...
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Old 8 January 2018, 01:43 AM   #19
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Congratulations on your new Submariner

Not to rain on your parade, but the dial looks a little pitted in the 3rd from last of the pictures Maybe that’s just dust or something on the crystal...
Sorry, where/what do you mean exactly? gr
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Old 8 January 2018, 01:49 AM   #20
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I think everyone feels a little nervous when buying a pre-owned Rolex .. you have in the back of your head ... damn .. hope I didn't get scammed ... :)
yes also, but i really do not like another one his scratches to... but thats something personal... Most people don't mind but i do a bit..
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Old 8 January 2018, 01:56 AM   #21
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yes also, but i really do not like another one his scratches to... but thats something personal... Most people don't mind but i do a bit..
I thought black dial surface finish between the 7-8, 8-9 markers looks “bubbled” in the third from last picture. It may be nothing, just my view
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Old 8 January 2018, 02:02 AM   #22
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I thought black dial surface finish between the 7-8, 8-9 markers looks “bubbled” in the third from last picture. It may be nothing, just my view
Hmmm, sorry really do not see-understand what you mean. What would it say When is is??? Perhaps the photos that are just a bit to pixled lol i do not know why they show up so enormous enlarged too.. Could not putt em on smaller
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Old 8 January 2018, 02:07 AM   #23
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It must just be me then, if no one else is seeing what I see

It would normally mean: maybe water damaged dial, or poor finished dial.
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Old 8 January 2018, 02:17 AM   #24
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Old 8 January 2018, 05:36 AM   #25
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Old 8 January 2018, 06:32 AM   #26
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Not to rain on your parade, but the dial looks a little pitted in the 3rd from last of the pictures Maybe that’s just dust or something on the crystal...
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It must just be me then, if no one else is seeing what I see

It would normally mean: maybe water damaged dial, or poor finished dial.
Nothing more than artifacts/noise from the camera's sensor and/or effects of jpeg compression.
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Old 8 January 2018, 10:09 AM   #27
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One dead giveaway of a falsie is the crown when screwed tight doesn’t align with the case. The crown lines up in perfect alignment with the case on the real McCoy like yours is. Very difficult to get right on a counterfeit- enjoy your great purchase, james in San Antonio tx
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Old 8 January 2018, 12:48 PM   #28
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One dead giveaway of a falsie is the crown when screwed tight doesn’t align with the case. The crown lines up in perfect alignment with the case on the real McCoy like yours is. Very difficult to get right on a counterfeit- enjoy your great purchase, james in San Antonio tx
Sorry, but this is not correct on both counts.

1. There is no "alignment" for the final resting position of the winding crown. It is completely random.

2. The winding crown on the OP's watch does not "line up" with anything as you state.
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Old 8 January 2018, 02:38 PM   #29
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Why didn’t you just check the papers and make sure the random serial number matched the rehaut engraving at the 6 o’clock position? I did a ton of research on identifying replicas and fakes before I bought my first Rolex and one thing I’ve never ever seen is a fake/replica with matching papers!!
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Why didn’t you just check the papers and make sure the random serial number matched the rehaut engraving at the 6 o’clock position? I did a ton of research on identifying replicas and fakes before I bought my first Rolex and one thing I’ve never ever seen is a fake/replica with matching papers!!
Sorry, that is more misinformation.

There have been fakes with matching papers (and now matching warranty cards) for several years now.
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