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Old 22 October 2020, 11:04 PM   #1
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Would you take a DavidSW watch into an RSC to be verified?

First time potential buyer looking at some pieces. Would you if buying expensive pieces? Seems like he has great reviews as far as I can see? Just trying to be very careful non AD?
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:06 PM   #2
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David knows his stuff, and I would trust him to recognize a fake before my AD would. Most ADs only see new watches, and wouldn't know a good fake if it slapped them in the face.

Now, if you have doubt and you want an accurate evaluation, send it to the RSC.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:09 PM   #3
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Personally.... I wouldn’t.
He is a solid online dealer with an excellent reputation.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:10 PM   #4
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I wouldn’t be concerned at all from DavidSW, personally.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:12 PM   #5
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What an utter waste of money. If you don't believe one of the most well known trusted resellers on the market is 100% legit, don't buy from him.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:14 PM   #6
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Not needed imho. Perhaps on vintage pieces.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:15 PM   #7
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:16 PM   #8
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I personally wouldn’t but I disagree with most of the comments - it’s your money and if you want peace of mind then so be it. All I would say is that unless it’s an AD that you know and trust, then their knowledge might not be as good as you’d expect.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:17 PM   #9
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David knows his stuff, and I would trust him to recognize a fake before my AD would. Most ADs only see new watches, and wouldn't know a good fake if it slapped them in the face.

Now, if you have doubt and you want an accurate evaluation, send it to the RSC.
Agreed. I don't trust ADs at all compared to experienced used dealers with solid reputations.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:17 PM   #10
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If it gives you a peace of mind after spending that large amount of money then yes if an official RSC.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:17 PM   #11
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No way, David would never risk his sterling reputation buy selling a fake. And he would spot it before anyone.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:18 PM   #12
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What an utter waste of money. If you don't believe one of the most well known trusted resellers on the market is 100% legit, don't buy from him.
I'm not sure you understood the question. I am new with online purchasing. Seems like a viable option to me?

To everyone else would there be any issues with servicing the watch since I wouldn't be the original owner attached to watch?
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:19 PM   #13
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And thank you everyone for the responses much appreciated.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:21 PM   #14
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I would not do it. If its a newer hot model you may also create problems for the original owner and selling AD. Who knows or cares why the watch was sold.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:21 PM   #15
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I would get it checked out if it's bothering you.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:22 PM   #16
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Depend on what kind of verification. In my opinion most of TRF member can tell you if you have good quality photos. RSC main job now is providing servicing instead of verification


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Old 22 October 2020, 11:24 PM   #17
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As others said no need. If by any chance something ended up being wrong he would stand behind his sale, make it right


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Old 22 October 2020, 11:25 PM   #18
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DSW is a trusted seller. No need.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:28 PM   #19
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First time potential buyer looking at some pieces. Would you if buying expensive pieces? Seems like he has great reviews as far as I can see? Just trying to be very careful non AD?
Absolutely not... Isn't that part of the comfort in buying from him - great reviews and a TRUSTED seller.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:32 PM   #20
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I’ve only ever bought gray twice, once from DSW and once from greekbum.

Absolutely NO offense intended to either one of them, and I know that they are trusted sellers with impeccable reputations, but I had both my purchases authenticated by RSC and Panerai.

I’d rather find out if there’s an issue sooner than later and address it with the seller. I’m 10000% certain they know their stuff and would never knowingly sell anything that isn’t authentic, but mistakes can happen and it was more for my peace of mind.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:35 PM   #21
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The Dallas RSC will inspect and provide an appraisal for $150. At least that was the price in 2019. Considering a watch be it from DavidSW or any other non AD seller costs in the thousands of dollars...not a bad price for piece of mind. Especially since you would get official Rolex documentation. The fact that fakes are so good today, I would not be surprised if even DavidSW was fooled.

Which brings up an interesting question...
Why pay thousands if not 10s of thousands of dollars for a real Rolex when a clone is indistinguishable from the original?

Similar to Costco Vodka...potentially made by GreyGoose...But the fact is in taste tests indistinguishable from GreyGoose. So why pay the premium for GreyGoose?

Not saying we should all buy clones...just postulating the question. Which brings me back to the OPs question...yes, if you want 100% assurance that the watch is the genuine article...have the RSC verify...not the AD...but the RSC.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:35 PM   #22
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First time potential buyer looking at some pieces. Would you if buying expensive pieces? Seems like he has great reviews as far as I can see? Just trying to be very careful non AD?
Once you bought the watch checking it after the sale is like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Rule one buy the seller if you feel you cannot trust the seller unless you have to get it checked answer dont buy.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:37 PM   #23
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I'm not sure you understood the question. I am new with online purchasing. Seems like a viable option to me?

To everyone else would there be any issues with servicing the watch since I wouldn't be the original owner attached to watch?
No, the warranty follows the watch. AD’s and Rolex sales have the issues with the gray market, RSC probably doesn’t care as long as it’s not stolen (which they will check and keep if it is) or a fake.

The two things I’ve heard of (in here) the RSC may question are:
1. Watch sold in a different country and warranty card has a different name than yours. I think this is a red flag for stolen.
2. Watch with a warranty card that has no name and/or the warranty card was not activated at an AD when sold.

DavidSW is terrific, and won’t sell you a fake. But you will want to verify the warranty card was properly registered when initially sold, and may want to avoid a watch not initially distributed and sold in the US.

Good luck, post pictures of the watch(es) you buy.
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Old 22 October 2020, 11:59 PM   #24
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If you feel you need to get a watch checked out by RSC after purchase, then I wouldn't buy from that person no matter who it is.

In saying that, DavidSW seems to be the best well known dealer around and must have sold thousands of watches by now. I would say his team would go the absolute extra mile to be 110% sure the watch is fully authentic as even just 1 bad watch sold can totally ruin the reputaation it tooks years and hard work to build.
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Old 23 October 2020, 12:09 AM   #25
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Really really appreciate the great responses. The warranty card has 5 years on it. And I believe the new warranty cards have no name on them attached? My main concern is being able to service the watch without issue. Thank you for the comment on the appraisal. I was wondering if you just ask RSC locally to check it out what they would say. But I can now tell them Dallas RSC does the appraisal and I guess see what they say.
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Old 23 October 2020, 03:23 AM   #26
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I trust David S-W.
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Old 23 October 2020, 03:43 AM   #27
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No need.
But, if it’ll help. I’ve bought countless pieces from David and two have gone to service centers.
1 to rsc ny for a new sapphire which I scratched
And I just sent back an AP Clearwater for a power reserve problem.
Neither were his fault, but the service center’s obviously look at the watch and there were/are zero issues.

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Old 23 October 2020, 03:47 AM   #28
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I would if you are concern. Sometimes you just need to relief your worries
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No need he sells more watches then our ads lol
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Old 23 October 2020, 04:54 AM   #30
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I have bought a few from him, never checked, never a concern.
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