I’m not sure how this series will go, but do give it a go every once in a while. Don’t over use this format, and keep it light. Humor could be the key to this series, intelligent humor I mean, not trashy or hysterical as some ‘actors’ on YouTube go in for. No, I can’t help you with the real versus fake Rolex stuff. I don’t have that keen an eye. What I can say for sure and certain is that I wouldn’t pay AU$500, let alone GBP5,000 for anything on-line via eBay without being absolutely sure about what I was getting. For Rolex replica watches and other high-end expensive items it’s off to the certified dealer or approved AD for me. Again, thanks for having the guts to have a go at something new occasionally, and keep it so we see the fun in the process of sucks or not!
Good advice. You’re 100% right in identifying advertisement as the number one way to be as sure as possible of authenticity. As far as eBay goes, I think that the common buy the seller’ advice people receive can have an unfortunate unintended effect, because people assume it means buying other people’s satisfaction with the seller (feedback etc), and they abdicate their own responsibility for research and verification as a result. I think what many people miss is that fakes are an industry, so being established as a seller can be a good thing or a warning sign. Personally, my top choice below going to the AD or buying from someone known to you personally would be to look for the random individual guy eBay his car, DVD player, laptop and Rolex with full box and papers (because it indicates that he probably wouldn’t be selling the Rolex at all if he didn’t need the money), and then get him to go with you to the AD he originally bought the watch from to have it verified – and the cost of the authentication comes out of the money you pay him when you know it’s real. Plenty of people selling on eBay offer this arrangement upfront.
They’re just glued on an authentic Rolex too, and they fall off them too. It’s probably a dry movement. You should never “flick” turn the crown like that on any watch ever! The cost to Rolex to make one is about the same as what the replicas normally cost, I don’t think Rolex needs their own fanboys to defend them from anything other than how exploitative their prices are and how their corporation’s use of the “charity” designation is probably the epitome of misuse of the meaning of the term at all levels.
I was surprised to hear that as well, but I’m just a guy who collects watches, and no kind of expert or industry professional like Bolt, so I don’t have any specific reason to doubt that particular claim made in the video. In that film, he doesn’t state whether the advertisement in question examined the movement or not. All I know is that he knows a hell of a lot more about replica watches UK and the industry than I do, so I thought the observation was worth passing on.