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Old 14 April 2024, 07:42 AM   #1
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Icon5 is this 116518LN "Pikachu" authentic?

Hi, hopefully Im posting in the right place,

I bought this Rolex 116518LN on chrono24, and was inspecting it as soon as I received it, everything is looking well, except this microscopic image taken on an electronic microscope, and not sure how to handle this, should I return to seller? ask for warranty? or is it a normal thing with such tiny things?


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Old 14 April 2024, 08:09 AM   #2
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Eeesh. I’d would return it and buy from a trusted seller here, where ironically you’ve come to authenticate the piece.


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Old 14 April 2024, 12:12 PM   #3
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At that microscopic magnification I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 14 April 2024, 10:10 PM   #4
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If it bothers you now, it's probably going to bother you in the future. At least it always does for me. Once I see it, I have a hard time unseeing it. I'd return and buy from a trusted seller here like someone else recommended.
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Old 15 April 2024, 07:35 AM   #5
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thanks for the responses, yeah... even though the seller had great reviews, he did confirm his companies personnel opened the watch to authenticate... as I understand this not only exposes it, but voids the warranty, so these scratches might have been made from them.
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Old 15 April 2024, 07:58 AM   #6
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They would not have removed the hands and scratch them just to verify a genuine movement inside the case.

I don't see any red flags that stand out


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Old 15 April 2024, 08:55 AM   #7
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Looks fine. Rolex is still a mass market brand - you’re going to see imperfections.
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Unless you know a lot of people that walk around carrying microscopes, you'll be fine
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