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Old 17 October 2022, 02:51 AM   #1
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I bought a Rolex 116600 with papers, described as excellent condition, on eBay this past week at a great price.

It listed for $14,000+, and with my best offer, I got it for $12,800.

Everything went smoothly with the transaction, and the watch was shipped right away from Japan.

Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from the eBay Authenticator in Ohio, which informed me that the watch I bought had a bent bezel and would not click on a particular spot. It was not declared in the listing.

I was given the option to return the watch or keep it. I opted to return the watch since I’m not sure what else the seller did not disclose.

If I keep the watch, I have no idea how much it would cost to fix it.

I was so excited to finally get the Rolex 116600 and add it to my collection, but I was disappointed with the news.

I guess I need to look out for another copy in the coming months.

Attached is the picture that the eBay authenticator sent me.

Kudos to them for catching the flaw in the watch.

Could you kindly share if you have a similar experience buying on eBay with an authentication guarantee?

Did I make the right decision?


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Old 17 October 2022, 07:20 AM   #2
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yes, you made the right decision. Sorry but what do you mean by "I guess I need to look out for another copy in the coming months."
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Old 17 October 2022, 07:22 AM   #3
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I think you absolutely made the right decision!!
I would have done the same.

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Old 17 October 2022, 07:31 AM   #4
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I had a similar experience when buying a 214270 via eBay. The authentication service advised the box was a fake so I returned the watch on principle.
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Old 17 October 2022, 09:50 AM   #5
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yes, you made the right decision. Sorry but what do you mean by "I guess I need to look out for another copy in the coming months."

The hunt for another Rolex 116600 since this one did not work out! Thanks!


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Old 17 October 2022, 12:47 PM   #6
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I think you absolutely made the right decision!!
I would have done the same.

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Old 17 October 2022, 12:58 PM   #7
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Just realized this was a 116600, so my original comment was not correct. Best of luck finding another. I would say itís highly unlikely that bezel is bent. Seated incorrectly is much more likely. Thatís really hard to bend.


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Old 18 October 2022, 12:48 AM   #8
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Just realized this was a 116600, so my original comment was not correct. Best of luck finding another. I would say itís highly unlikely that bezel is bent. Seated incorrectly is much more likely. Thatís really hard to bend.


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Thanks! Iím just quoting the authenticator regarding the bezel. Thatís how they described it in the email that I received.


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Old 20 October 2022, 08:36 AM   #9
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I've bought a half a dozen watches on ebay that have gone through authentication and have never had this kind of a problem with any of them, so I've never experienced this.

The last one I bought, though, did arrive barely running (it wouldn't hold power for more than 10 or 15 minutes). It worked okay on a timegrapher, so I'm guessing they ran a basic test on it and passed it through.
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