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      10-04-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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Rolex experts please!!

I found this for sale locally and the owner swears it is real, he has no papers or box and says it's generations old. 2 diamonds have fallen off, the 2-3 o'clock positions. I highly doubt that would happen to a real Rolex, plus the strap looks fake as well imo, your thoughts?
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Ask him to bring it down to a shop to appraise with you and you'll both know right away whether it's legitimate or not. Asking here is purely speculative going off the picture provided.
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Ask him to bring it down to a shop to appraise with you and you'll both know right away whether it's legitimate or not. Asking here is purely speculative going off the picture provided.

I'm sorry but that's the only picture I have and there is no one local that I would trust to authenticate it. That strap just screams fake to me and I highly doubt the diamonds would fall of a real Rolex.
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Just about ANY pawn show will know how to spot a fake rolex. Its in the best interest to know how.
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I'm sorry but that's the only picture I have and there is no one local that I would trust to authenticate it. That strap just screams fake to me and I highly doubt the diamonds would fall of a real Rolex.
Bring it to Independent Jewellers.
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I'm sorry but that's the only picture I have and there is no one local that I would trust to authenticate it. That strap just screams fake to me and I highly doubt the diamonds would fall of a real Rolex.
Sorry m8, wasn't knocking the photo just that it's really hard to know going off one in general.
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Just about ANY pawn show will know how to spot a fake rolex. Its in the best interest to know how.
Yep to that recommendation too.
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Ask him to meet to authenticate it. If he refuses then you know right away. No, it's unlikely the diamond would have fallen off a real one. Crown looks a little small as well.
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Looks like something you win in one of those arcade grabber arm games. But then again all rolexes look like that...
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Hard to tell from one potato cam photo. A shot of the back and of the crown would help immensely. The bracelet looks typical of the horrid two tone things Rolex uses, what makes you not trust it?

I will say that in the bad pic, it does appear that part of the gold center section looks worn through to a base metal, which would be a clear indication that it's not an authentic Rolex bracelet, but it could simply be lighting and picture quality. Besides, bracelets make up very little of the value of a watch.

Bear in mind that repairs and simple maintenance thru a Rolex service place will likely run between $700 and $1,000 or more before committing to any sort of fair price. Also if it's a gold crown and winder tube, Rolex tends to charge an absurd amount for those and they're routine replacement parts for service.
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Its a fugazi.
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I would pass. If you're looking for a pre-owned Rolex I would recommend a reputable outfit like DavidSW or Tourneau.
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The stem looks fake to me and the bezel looks fake. And the date window cyclop looks disproportionate.

What the second hand fell off? That's a weird malfunction for a Rolex, but not for a tin second hand.
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First off, I would never buy a Rolex in that condition, even if it was real. Second, I won't purchase a Rolex on-line.That piece is in bad condition. OP, when in doubt, do without. Go to a reputable Rolex dealer, spend a little more money, and get yourself a Rolex. Rolex watches generally increase in value, over time. Don't short change yourself, and buy something that's not real, or in good condition. Buying a Rolex is a investment, so don't make a impulse decision to obtain one. If you really want a Rolex, decide on a model, and if you have the funds, purchase it from a authorized dealer. My first Rolex is a 36mm Stainless Steel Datejust I purchased back in 1998. It cost twice the amount I paid for it now. Then a few years later I saved, then purchased a Stainless Steel Submariner. That too cost twice the amount what I paid for it now. Bottom line is , you get what you pay for. So OP, do some research, don't rush anything, and you will someday be wearing a authentic Rolex. Good luck.
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My only intention in purchasing that watch was to possibly flip it to make some money, I am not looking for a pre-owned Rolex, I will contact the owner and take some better pics of everything. They are asking $1000 Canadian for it. Thanks everyone for the information and replies.
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He just sent this picture, sry for the quality.
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Fake. The links to the case give it away.
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Jeebuz. That's one of the most fake Rolexes I've seen. Come on, man!
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He just sent this picture, sry for the quality.
I second what ny325 said - even if it was real, don't go near a rolex in that condition. The extra money you spend to get one in mint condition will be paid back many times over.

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Rolex watches generally increase in value, over time.
No, no they do not. The rare ones do, but most don't. Pateks generally increase in value, most Rolex's depreciate and depreciate and depreciate. Unless you're a dealer (in which case you won't be taking our advice) you're buying retail and selling wholesale. If you wear it, you'll degrade it, and a Mint condition watch that you buy will be a very good condition watch that you sell. If you really know what you're doing (or your lucky) you might find a limited edition rolex that goes up in value, but almost all models these days are made in numbers that mean they don't increase in value.

If you're looking for a watch that will increase in value, and you'll keep it in a safe, only want to wear it on special occasions and will to look after it in a way that it never gets a scratch or a nick, consider a real haute horology watch. Rolex makes more watches in a year than many of the other watch houses do in a decade - or ever.

But if you want a recognizable mechanical fine timepiece that will still keep perfect time after you've worn it daily and bumped it around a bit, you won't be disappointed with a Rolex.

I got mine second hand, I'd recommend it. But like buying a M series BMW - get one in mint condition from a reputable dealer. Don't go cheap on your initial purchase.
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Fake. The links to the case give it away.
I'm certainly no Rolex expert so I checked online and couldn't find a bracelet that looked like that on a real Rolex.
Its now listed for sale in a different area and the asking price has increased $500. lol
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I don't know if its real or not I one thing I like to say
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is this from ebay???
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