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Old 14 May 2018, 02:56 PM   #1
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Buying a new watch, can you guys help me

Hey guys, I just signed up and need a favor. Iím buying a Rolex Yacht Master 2 2018. I know people here are very well informed on how to spot a fake. I am almost positive itís not fake because the seller says he bought the watch at Mayors and has receipt. Can I go to mayors and verify purchase and authenticity? Last time I tried mayors to authenticate, they said they need to send to Rolex and if itís fake theyíll keep it.

Itís a big purchase so hopefully you guys can guide me
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Old 14 May 2018, 06:47 PM   #2
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I don't know enough about the Yatchmaster to have an opinion on authenticity but what I will say is if you have any doubts regarding the seller which you must have if you're posting this, walk away.

You're buying new so my advice would be either buy from an Authorized Dealer or as you're in the US, from one of the few highly recommended sellers on here. For example, https://davidsw.com/product/rolex-11...k-yellow-gold/

Good luck

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Old 14 May 2018, 08:01 PM   #3
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My advise is to buy it from a trusted dealer, that’s an expensive model.
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Old 14 May 2018, 08:28 PM   #4
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I would go with a TS and have no doubts. Just the process alone to get it verified would stop me. Beautiful watch.
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Old 14 May 2018, 09:18 PM   #5
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I am almost positive itís not fake because the seller says he bought the watch at Mayors and has receipt. Can I go to mayors and verify purchase and authenticity? Last time I tried mayors to authenticate, they said they need to send to Rolex and if itís fake theyíll keep it.
Well since you have your answer why do you want to buy this watch from this person?
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Old 15 May 2018, 03:39 PM   #6
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Thank you for the replies, it is an expensive purchase so might as well pay a bit more for guaranteed authenticity. Thereís just so many fakes and theyíre getting better! I wish there were easier ways to check authenticity, but I guess Iíll contact a TS and see, maybe the price is similar.

Thanks again
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Old 15 May 2018, 06:07 PM   #7
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Thank you for the replies, it is an expensive purchase so might as well pay a bit more for guaranteed authenticity. Thereís just so many fakes and theyíre getting better! I wish there were easier ways to check authenticity, but I guess Iíll contact a TS and see, maybe the price is similar.

Thanks again
That's the right thing to do, there will be no doubt in your mind, you'll just enjoy the watch. More pictures when the deals done please.
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Old 15 May 2018, 10:52 PM   #8
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I would def buy from a trusted seller or get it from a AD with discount
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Old 16 May 2018, 12:04 AM   #9
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TS - or an AD giving you a discount. Better safe than sorry, especially for that kind of $
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Old 16 May 2018, 02:29 AM   #10
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If the books and records are complete and you get the receipt from Mayors, of course proceed w purchase. You do want to protect yourself with payment- use PayPal or don’t pay until you receive watch. DO NOT WIRE money to anyone including ts. I have bought many watches from individuals and works fine for me but protect yourself thru PP or use Credit card so if there is a problem you can dispute the charge.
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Old 16 May 2018, 06:17 AM   #11
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If the books and records are complete and you get the receipt from Mayors, of course proceed w purchase. You do want to protect yourself with payment- use PayPal or donít pay until you receive watch. DO NOT WIRE money to anyone including ts. I have bought many watches from individuals and works fine for me but protect yourself thru PP or use Credit card so if there is a problem you can dispute the charge.
No one is going to take Paypal for this watch...
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Old 17 May 2018, 03:53 AM   #12
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ROLEX do NOT keep fakes.
They will inform you that they can not service it because its fake or has after market parts on it, and ask if you want it scrapped or returned at your cost.

Its a myth they keep it

PS - watch looks all correct, and if the 10 minute flyback chronograph works its GENUINE no copy can do that
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Old 17 May 2018, 08:02 AM   #13
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ROLEX do NOT keep fakes.
They will inform you that they can not service it because its fake or has after market parts on it, and ask if you want it scrapped or returned at your cost.

Its a myth they keep it

PS - watch looks all correct, and if the 10 minute flyback chronograph works its GENUINE no copy can do that
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Good to know! The flyback is definitely a unique factor. After posting this thread I have a member here that contacted me about selling one. I might contact him and see if something happens. I appreciate your input, Iím totally in agreement with buying from a TS or AD for peace of mind, the fakes out there are getting better. There was a pawn shop local to me that actually paid for some fakes and got burned...donít know if he wasnít as thorough as you guys or those fakes were that good. Itís scary! But glad I found this forum and Iím planning to stick around and learn

Cheers
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Old 19 May 2018, 12:09 PM   #14
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I never saw a fake Yachtmaster II and Sky-dweller with a working movement. It's too hard to copy, and you also have the weight of the actual gold. These two models are pretty much impossible to copy.
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Old 19 May 2018, 06:25 PM   #15
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Unlike a receipt from Mayors, which can be had from Ebay ....
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Old 20 May 2018, 02:23 AM   #16
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Unlike a receipt from Mayors, which can be had from Ebay ....
Well, that's a different story
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