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Old 22 August 2019, 01:35 PM   #1
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Left-Skewed Serial Number Engraving

I know there is some variation in the engravings between the lugs of vintage watches, but this serial number looks far more left-skewed than any other I've seen before.

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Old 22 August 2019, 01:36 PM   #2
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Old 22 August 2019, 01:38 PM   #3
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I know there is some variation in the engravings between the lugs of vintage watches, but this serial number looks far more left-skewed than any other I've seen before.






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Old 22 August 2019, 11:11 PM   #4
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Strange. Very strange. All numbers seem out of line as well.
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Old 23 August 2019, 12:40 AM   #5
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Never seen it like that, not on authentic l ones I mean...
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Old 23 August 2019, 12:49 AM   #6
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The watch was serviced by RSC and has the accompanying paperwork and service guarantee so I don’t really question the authenticity, but I did find the alignment unusual.
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Old 23 August 2019, 01:19 AM   #7
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The watch was serviced by RSC and has the accompanying paperwork and service guarantee so I donít really question the authenticity, but I did find the alignment unusual.
Interesting...apart from the alignment, which is really unusual, the weird 2 caught my attention as well...
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Old 23 August 2019, 03:09 AM   #8
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The watch was serviced by RSC and has the accompanying paperwork and service guarantee so I donít really question the authenticity, but I did find the alignment unusual.

It sure looks fishy for a couple of reasons.

Could you post a pic of the other side with the reference # engraved?

Did you mean the paperwork is from the RSC, or do you have the original warranty papers too?


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Old 23 August 2019, 03:39 AM   #9
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It sure looks fishy for a couple of reasons.

Could you post a pic of the other side with the reference # engraved?

Did you mean the paperwork is from the RSC, or do you have the original warranty papers too?


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I have RSC paperwork but no original guarantee papers.



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Old 23 August 2019, 03:41 AM   #10
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Just something that went slightly wrong in production. Not like Rolex back in the day would throw away usable parts. Looks fine to me.
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Old 23 August 2019, 04:08 AM   #11
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There were definitely some minor variations on these vintage Rolexes, with slightly crooked numbers, or engravings a little left or right. Perhaps this is just an extreme example.

Here is the same reference watch with a close serial number for comparison:
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Old 23 August 2019, 04:30 AM   #12
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Damn liberals What? Oh.
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Old 23 August 2019, 05:02 AM   #13
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looks very neat in comparison to some of the older engravings..

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=374745
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Old 23 August 2019, 05:04 AM   #14
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Ironically the ref. # is left-shifted as well.


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Old 23 August 2019, 08:41 AM   #15
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Looks like an original, off-center engraving not unlike many other case engravings.

Below you'll find some serial number engravings from GMT 16750 cases.
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