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Old 15 December 2022, 08:37 AM   #1
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Icon20 GMT 1675 - worst insert of the week competion

Hi guys and gals,

Here is my worst 1675 insert of the week.

In an effort for us to all learn a little more about
spotting aftermarket inserts passed-off as genuine Rolex.

I thought this one was hilarious, spot the biggest mistake to make when advertising dodgy gear!!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rolex-GMT...-127632-2357-0
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Old 15 December 2022, 11:29 AM   #2
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To help new collectors out, there are several threads here in the Reference Library and other Rolex collector sites that may enlighten collectors to the attributes of fake inserts. Also, I believe I placed a link in your last thread on where you could find some information on identifying fake or aftermarket GMT inserts at another web site.

This insert on ebay that you have a link to is the most common of the fake or aftermarket inserts. Its called the "hooked 2" insert.
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Old 15 December 2022, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thank you both… I’ve chuckled at “hooked twos” for a long time, and it is always fun to call out the fakes!
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Old 15 December 2022, 02:20 PM   #4
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Thé old ‘watchmakers estate’ routine. Seems to be a glut of estates out there full of fake crap
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Old 15 December 2022, 05:05 PM   #5
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Thanks John and Harry's etc, yes the infamous hooked 2's but there's an even bigger blunder, have you not spotted it yet?

All contributions appreciated.
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Old 15 December 2022, 07:37 PM   #6
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There is a section in the forum to specifically discuss internet crap..

eBay & Internet Sales WatchOut
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Old 16 December 2022, 05:05 PM   #7
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Ouuf thats bad
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Old 16 December 2022, 08:46 PM   #8
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The answer

If your interested....

Compare the 4 and 14 on picture 1 to the rest.

Yes picture 1 has those pointed 4's other pictures terrible hooked 2's

Then you realise picture 1 is a fake insert and the others pictures are another fake different.

2 fake inserts for the price of one.

The worst, enjoy!!
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Old 19 December 2022, 05:46 AM   #9
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How about properly spelling "Watchmaker"... (watcmaker)

It's Still Up, let's kill this listing!
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Old 19 December 2022, 05:50 AM   #10
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Reported.
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Old 19 December 2022, 07:32 PM   #11
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Nice 👌

Nice one Jim 👍
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Old 22 December 2022, 10:56 PM   #12
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Removed

I reported it too and messaged the seller just incase it was a genuine mistake.

Shame, its removed now 😢
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