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Old 8 January 2017, 02:33 AM   #211
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Beckertime sold me a fake twice.....
How did they get you twice Danny?
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Old 8 January 2017, 03:36 AM   #212
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Refinishing dials is like reconditioning engine blocks. They strip everything off the carcass down to bare metal, then reapply color and the new bits. As long as the carcass is an original part, it's an "original refinished dial". The "refinished" verbiage tells you it's not factory.

Whether they met Rolex quality standards in the process varies wildly. But that doesn't make it dishonest. It just makes it easier to pay less for the watch.
Thank you for explaining the obvious which really wasn't needed . Being in the trade I think I am well versed in the intracies of Rolex watches but for the sake of my original observations my points are as follows:
1. Bearing in mind it is illegal to make items that infringe a companies trademark why would a dial refinisher make and then stick on a sub standard Coronet to a supposedly original refinished dial ?
2. If the dial was an original dial why not re apply the original Coronet to it? After all it would be more original refinished than the other option .
My overall take is that a big percentage of these dials are not original Rolex base dials that have been refinished but 100% aftermarket .
Legally, printing Rolex on an unoriginal dial is trademark infringement as is making the Coronet and using it on a dial .
So this refinished tag in many cases is just a smoke screen imho
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Old 8 January 2017, 03:47 AM   #213
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Thank you for explaining the obvious which really wasn't needed . Being in the trade I think I am well versed in the intracies of Rolex watches but for the sake of my original observations my points are as follows:
1. Bearing in mind it is illegal to make items that infringe a companies trademark why would a dial refinisher make and then stick on a sub standard Coronet to a supposedly original refinished dial ?
2. If the dial was an original dial why not re apply the original Coronet to it? After all it would be more original refinished than the other option .
My overall take is that a big percentage of these dials are not original Rolex base dials that have been refinished but 100% aftermarket .
Legally, printing Rolex on an unoriginal dial is trademark infringement as is making the Coronet and using it on a dial .
So this refinished tag in many cases is just a smoke screen imho
So is the dial you're talking about an original dial or a complete fake?
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Old 8 January 2017, 04:02 AM   #214
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So is the dial you're talking about an original dial or a complete fake?
That's the big question !
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Old 8 January 2017, 04:03 AM   #215
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Thank you for explaining the obvious which really wasn't needed . Being in the trade I think I am well versed in the intracies of Rolex watches but for the sake of my original observations my points are as follows:
1. Bearing in mind it is illegal to make items that infringe a companies trademark why would a dial refinisher make and then stick on a sub standard Coronet to a supposedly original refinished dial ?
2. If the dial was an original dial why not re apply the original Coronet to it? After all it would be more original refinished than the other option .
My overall take is that a big percentage of these dials are not original Rolex base dials that have been refinished but 100% aftermarket .
Legally, printing Rolex on an unoriginal dial is trademark infringement as is making the Coronet and using it on a dial .
So this refinished tag in many cases is just a smoke screen imho

Save your condescending remarks, absolutely no one is impressed....
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Old 8 January 2017, 04:04 AM   #216
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That's the big question !
Yes, that was my question to you.
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Old 8 January 2017, 05:02 AM   #217
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How did they get you twice Danny?
He like the first one so much that he buy one more.
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Old 8 January 2017, 06:15 AM   #218
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Yes, that was my question to you.
Just after sensible comments and opinions really . There's are hundreds and hundreds of dials like this and it's an interesting topic.
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Old 8 January 2017, 08:16 AM   #219
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Very true. I've seen numerous so called Rolex Serti type dials for sale on eBay that were in fact remanufactured dials using an actual used Rolex factory dial with a new face and markings applied. I've no doubt that the party doing the refinishing did so in a way as to CYA against any litigation.
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Old 8 January 2017, 09:30 AM   #220
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Very true. I've seen numerous so called Rolex Serti type dials for sale on eBay that were in fact remanufactured dials using an actual used Rolex factory dial with a new face and markings applied. I've no doubt that the party doing the refinishing did so in a way as to CYA against any litigation.
But how do you know it's a factory original dial ?
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Old 8 January 2017, 09:47 AM   #221
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But how do you know it's a factory original dial ?
For someone that professes to be knowledgeable in the watch business, you should know the answer to the question you've asked before hand. As such, I'm truly to the point of believing that you are not as you say you are.
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Old 8 January 2017, 10:03 AM   #222
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For someone that professes to be knowledgeable in the watch business, you should know the answer to the question you've asked before hand. As such, I'm truly to the point of believing that you are not as you say you are.
I'm pretty sure he's not a watchmaker.

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Old 8 January 2017, 11:14 AM   #223
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I'm pretty sure he's not a watchmaker.

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=71839
That was almost heartbreaking to read. Steve M. was so watch literate and talented when it came to watch knowledge. To see him go over life's cliff as he did saddens me almost as badly as losing JJ.
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Old 8 January 2017, 12:23 PM   #224
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i bought a Rolex from their website a little over a year ago. It's always fast. I contacted them and they said, "Sure, send it to us and we'll look at it". Yeah right, i'm going to send you my watch and you're going to charge me an arm and a leg to get it back IF it's really the same watch. Today, it's stopped running all together. They sucK!


So you bought a used watch and it had issues, you contacted the seller who told you he was willing to fix it and then you decided against sending it and somehow they suck?

Do you understand basic common sense?
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Old 8 January 2017, 03:00 PM   #225
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Thank you for explaining the obvious which really wasn't needed . Being in the trade I think I am well versed in the intracies of Rolex watches but for the sake of my original observations my points are as follows:
1. Bearing in mind it is illegal to make items that infringe a companies trademark why would a dial refinisher make and then stick on a sub standard Coronet to a supposedly original refinished dial ?
2. If the dial was an original dial why not re apply the original Coronet to it? After all it would be more original refinished than the other option .
My overall take is that a big percentage of these dials are not original Rolex base dials that have been refinished but 100% aftermarket .
Legally, printing Rolex on an unoriginal dial is trademark infringement as is making the Coronet and using it on a dial .
So this refinished tag in many cases is just a smoke screen imho
Perhaps you've not watched someone refinish a dial?

Rolex burnishes the marker pins to the dial. If the markers aren't removed carefully by an expert, they are damaged. Burnishing new markers also requires specialized expertise. While dial restorers and some dial makers will perform this work expertly, they do so for a dear sum of money.

It's faster, cheaper, and easier to chip the old bits off, then glue down new markers. The dial is still an original part.
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Old 8 January 2017, 03:28 PM   #226
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Old 8 January 2017, 09:31 PM   #227
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For someone that professes to be knowledgeable in the watch business, you should know the answer to the question you've asked before hand. As such, I'm truly to the point of believing that you are not as you say you are.
My question was directed at yourself so my knowledge doesn't come into things , when a rhetorical question is asked . How any watchmaker or expert could tell a genuine Rolex base dial has been used when it is mounted on a watch I don't know which is why I posted this addition to this thread but for some reason you seem to want to defend the practise without any correct logical argument and get slightly personal over it too . Thanks.
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Old 8 January 2017, 09:35 PM   #228
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I'm pretty sure he's not a watchmaker.

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=71839
Because almost 8 years ago I asked questions about a Tudor I wasn't sure about! At that time I hadn't seen many .
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Old 10 May 2017, 11:13 AM   #229
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Don't mean to resurrect an old thread but I saw a Rolex Datejust that I like on Beckertime but the pictures they have are files pictures not pictures of the actual watch described in the description. I asked them in two separate emails to see if they can take some pictures of the actual watch and they say they couldn't. Buyers beware.
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Funny they would not comply with your request.
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Old 11 May 2017, 11:52 AM   #231
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Yea, I thought that was strange. No reason why they can't take a few pictures, even with their iPhone.
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