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Old 17 February 2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Help needed: is this submariner tt 16613 authentic

I have the intention to buy this pre owned sub tt 16613 from some one, but after looking at the pictures he sent me, I begin to doubt its authenticity.
The serial number on the watch matches the certificate, but the wording on the dial face showed "SWISS - T < 25". I understand for a 2006 year make rolex (D series and the seller confirmed it is 2006 model) should'nt the wordings be just SWISS MADE ?

Your comments will be much appreciated.

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Old 17 February 2013, 10:57 PM   #2
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The T25 means that the lumemarkers are filled with tritium. Rolexquit using tritium on the end of 90s. The model you´re looking at should have luminova markers with swiss made on the bottom or just "swiss" if the dial has been changed.
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Old 17 February 2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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Rolexquit using tritium on the end of 90s.
Don't you mean around the start of the 90's?

Anyway "D" serial should definitely be 'SWISS MADE' unless it is a replacement dial put in as old stock. That doesn't seem right to me....
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Old 17 February 2013, 11:29 PM   #4
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Don't you mean around the start of the 90's?

Anyway "D" serial should definitely be 'SWISS MADE' unless it is a replacement dial put in as old stock. That doesn't seem right to me....
I think that Rolex stopped using tritium around 97-98 on the Submariner?
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Old 17 February 2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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It could have been a black dialed 16613 originally but had the dial changed to an older blue one. Or vice-versa?? It might still be an all authentic Rolex, but not the way it came from Rolex. Does your paper work show the dial color?
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It could have been a black dialed 16613 originally but had the dial changed to an older blue one. Or vice-versa??
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Old 18 February 2013, 01:07 PM   #7
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Thank you guys for the informative comments/explanation. On the safe side, I think I better drop the idea of buying this watch from him.
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Old 18 February 2013, 02:14 PM   #8
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Don't you mean around the start of the 90's?

Anyway "D" serial should definitely be 'SWISS MADE' unless it is a replacement dial put in as old stock. That doesn't seem right to me....
My GMT II has a T Dial from 1997 . .....


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My GMT II has a T Dial from 1997 . .....


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