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Old 18 September 2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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Spotting fakes

The best way to know a fake is to know the real thing. ANYTHING else is a fake.

Post your links here that address what is real and what is fake!

here is mine:

http://suissewatchservice.com/closelook.html
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Old 18 September 2007, 12:42 AM   #2
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Here are a few.

http://www.qualitytyme.net/pages/rolex_or_replica.html

http://www.lulu.com/browse/search.php?fKeywords=Rolex

http://reviews.ebay.com/FAKE-ROLEX-T...00000002717794

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...=1006042819876
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I don't want to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol IS a solution!
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Old 18 September 2007, 01:30 AM   #3
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For Fake Rolex Sports Models you clearly need to look at the crown guards and the size of the winding crown. If you look at many of the forums members long enough then you will know a Real Rolex without ever going to an AD. If you don't want the pressure of just researching in an AD then go to a Pawn Shop that advertises selling genuine Rolex then you can try them on and notice the weight.
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Old 18 September 2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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Here is one too

http://www.replicainspector.com/free...atch-guide.htm
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Old 29 September 2007, 12:19 AM   #5
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Old 29 September 2007, 12:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for the links guys they are added to my bookmarks
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Old 29 September 2007, 12:20 AM   #7
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Good info
Only 3 posts to go. Your almost there. Then you can offer your watch for sale. Thing is you have to wait 15 days also.
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Old 29 September 2007, 12:23 AM   #8
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I didn't knew that there are restrictions
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Old 29 September 2007, 04:03 AM   #9
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Hi
has any body seen a sticker like this before
Thanks
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...W9SKNGX7U7.jpg
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Old 1 October 2007, 12:08 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the links, great info.
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Old 10 November 2007, 06:28 AM   #11
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gary123 that sticker is commonly used in Japan and does appear as standard on many authentic Rolex watches.
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Old 10 November 2007, 06:32 AM   #12
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has any body seen a sticker like this before
Hi Gary. As Steve said, that's a Japanese market sticker. Here are a couple of links with more info.

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthrea...light=Japanese


http://www.rolexforums.com/showthrea...light=Japanese
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Old 10 November 2007, 09:29 AM   #13
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I have a couple of links, but I only use them sparingly, these days, and only if really needed to determine if a SPECIFIC watch in question is fake or genuine (which would be in the WatchOut section). IMHO, there's no need feeding fakers lurking here.

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Old 6 February 2008, 12:35 AM   #14
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Good info, I have always wondered how you could tell from the naked eye.
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Old 6 February 2008, 03:10 AM   #15
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While these sites are good for their info, I feel they are a little out of date being I have seein replica's with "real" looking hologram stickers, I have also seen them with the gaskets around the tube of the crown. It was a submariner I saw and I compared it with mine in every way, it was almost perfect. Now I could still tell as their are little tricks I use or just pop the back off to look at the move... even the laser etched crown in the crystal it had.. I feel everyone of those sites posted is very much out of date because there are super fakes out their now and they are not more than $200 usd..
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Old 27 February 2008, 05:56 AM   #16
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I can contribute with this site:

http://www.bernardwatch.com/content/fakesub/
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Old 13 March 2008, 04:49 PM   #17
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thanks for all your key information
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Old 13 March 2008, 10:44 PM   #18
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Here's a very good comparison link for a Sea-Dweller....authentic against counterfeit.

A good test for your eyes!!

http://images.google.com.au/imgres?i...%3Den%26sa%3DG
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Old 14 March 2008, 01:47 AM   #19
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Well Tardis, I must say I was impressed by that link. The replica actually looked better than the real IMHO. I hope i don't get flamed by saying this.
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Old 15 March 2008, 03:37 PM   #20
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We won't 'flame' you for it Mikey!

Just shows you how good they are getting doesn't it.
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Old 15 March 2008, 05:06 PM   #21
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Hate to tell you but that is old news. They just came out with a new SD fake, and its 10x better!
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Old 16 March 2008, 10:55 PM   #22
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Hate to tell you but that is old news. They just came out with a new SD fake, and its 10x better!
Who are 'they'.......do tell
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Old 8 May 2008, 06:16 PM   #23
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Guys, best way to tell about a Submariner rep is:

1. Cyclops magnification.
2. 'Pearl' on the bezel.
3. Crown guards.
4. Font on the Dial. ['m' in 300m should be right above the "m" in chronometer]:

1000ft=300m
SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER


5. Hands on the LV (Green Sub) should be like the 16622's "Maxi" hands aka Fat not the thin ones the other subs have.
6. Bezel teeth.
7. Crown (too big/fat = fake)
8. Bezel Clicks (should have 120).
9.Crown Engraving (YM's should have the Triplock -the crown has 3 small dots underneath).

On the Yacht-Master (Ref. 16622...)

1. Cyclops magnification (some fakes have either too low mag or too much).
2. The hands are the most obvious tell (Some fakes have the Non-Fat hands).
3. Crown Guards (some fakes have huge CG).
4. Crown (again, too big/fat/small/thin = Fake)
5. Bezel Clicks (should have 120).
6. Red "Yacht-Master" font (Gens have thick red font).
7. Crown Engraving (YM's should have the Triplock -the crown has 3 small dots underneath).
8. Cyclops (most obvious tell) You will find the cyclops on most reps will be too far to the right.


It's pretty basic but every bit helps.
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Old 13 May 2008, 08:23 AM   #24
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check out some of the macros on the forum...

this whole m/M thing has to stop...
that is not an identifying marker....
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Old 15 May 2008, 02:41 PM   #25
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Only 3 posts to go. Your almost there. Then you can offer your watch for sale. Thing is you have to wait 15 days also.
Ha...pretty funny..and it looks like he's been MIA since early Oct. 07...so ya scared him off too!
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Good information. Thanks for sharing. Some very good information.
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