Thread: Rolex for sale
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:32 PM
Boyo Jim is offline
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When I first got it, the jeweler who appraised it told me a couple of key indicators:
1. The second hand runs in a continuous sweep, rather than a stop-start tick...tick...tick.
2. The hour hand has a circle near the outer end with what look a whole lot like a Mercedes logo.
3. The locations of the serial and model numbers on the body. Also, there are places online to look these numbers up to be sure they're genuine numbers, and that the model number matches the model of watch that you're looking at. Of course, there's nothing to prevent a counterfeiter from from using genuine numbers, but most are not so ... detail oriented.

I imagine the only way to REALLY be sure is to have somebody who knows the watches to open it up and look at the interior works.

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