Another innocent eBay posting

Vintage Rolex Discussion

Another innocent eBay posting

Joined: May 22nd, 2010, 6:54 pm

January 9th, 2012, 8:51 am #1

Here's another one of those "remarkable" stories, probably true, but who knows? Someone found an old Rolex in her jewelry box and decided to sell it, having no idea of its worth, and in the first day the bidding jumps from $100 to $5,000. It's a nice Explorer: 6350? 1016? But can you really bid over $5,000 with confidence, based on those photos and that information?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-VINTAGE-ROLEX ... 500wt_1203
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Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

January 9th, 2012, 11:22 am #2

Not even a 6350 or a 6610. 1016 for sure...probably from 62.
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Joined: October 21st, 2008, 8:48 am

January 9th, 2012, 11:52 am #3

Here's another one of those "remarkable" stories, probably true, but who knows? Someone found an old Rolex in her jewelry box and decided to sell it, having no idea of its worth, and in the first day the bidding jumps from $100 to $5,000. It's a nice Explorer: 6350? 1016? But can you really bid over $5,000 with confidence, based on those photos and that information?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-VINTAGE-ROLEX ... 500wt_1203
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Joined: October 31st, 2010, 10:41 pm

January 9th, 2012, 2:34 pm #4

Here's another one of those "remarkable" stories, probably true, but who knows? Someone found an old Rolex in her jewelry box and decided to sell it, having no idea of its worth, and in the first day the bidding jumps from $100 to $5,000. It's a nice Explorer: 6350? 1016? But can you really bid over $5,000 with confidence, based on those photos and that information?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-VINTAGE-ROLEX ... 500wt_1203
The pictures aren't the best
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Joined: August 1st, 2011, 2:09 pm

January 9th, 2012, 7:14 pm #5

Here's another one of those "remarkable" stories, probably true, but who knows? Someone found an old Rolex in her jewelry box and decided to sell it, having no idea of its worth, and in the first day the bidding jumps from $100 to $5,000. It's a nice Explorer: 6350? 1016? But can you really bid over $5,000 with confidence, based on those photos and that information?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-VINTAGE-ROLEX ... 500wt_1203
...and that this watch is some sort of Franken-mess. There are too many well-made fake cases with genuine parts in them, and this isn't even a DECENT attempt at fooling people that know their stuff. That bracelet's a horrible fake, so I've not much faith for the rest. I think it should be reported. No lug shots, no movement shot... I call BS with that amount of $$$ at stake.
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Joined: April 21st, 2007, 10:15 am

January 10th, 2012, 9:10 am #6

Here's another one of those "remarkable" stories, probably true, but who knows? Someone found an old Rolex in her jewelry box and decided to sell it, having no idea of its worth, and in the first day the bidding jumps from $100 to $5,000. It's a nice Explorer: 6350? 1016? But can you really bid over $5,000 with confidence, based on those photos and that information?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-VINTAGE-ROLEX ... 500wt_1203
and the band very clearly does not. So what? The watch I can see nothing wrong with, looks like a 1960-1963 1016, on a modern fake band.
Not everyone has a Rolex opener at home, and not everyone knows that there is an important date inside the back, and that the numbers on the side are very important. Not even every jeweller knows that.
She is not saying that this is a > 5.000 watch; that is what bidders have made it.
And yes, I believe that a 1016 with a nice gilt radium dial is worth it...
And no, I am not a bidder...
Just because it is on ebay, does not mean that it is fake...
And nobody, really nobody that is willing to bid on this item , will overlook that band and be fooled by it.
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Joined: January 21st, 2011, 12:48 am

January 10th, 2012, 11:01 am #7

Here's another one of those "remarkable" stories, probably true, but who knows? Someone found an old Rolex in her jewelry box and decided to sell it, having no idea of its worth, and in the first day the bidding jumps from $100 to $5,000. It's a nice Explorer: 6350? 1016? But can you really bid over $5,000 with confidence, based on those photos and that information?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-VINTAGE-ROLEX ... 500wt_1203
in no way qualified to comment on the watch and agree with last post that a lack of knowledge and technical expertise does not have the be sinister! But, that second hand......I am confused! Are there are physics buffs out there who can explain what we are seeing? Seller claims it is motion, but to my simple mind, motion of a second had would show as blur rather than the clean, but grossly bulging/curved second hand that I am seeing when I view the add. I tried to draw an imaginary 180 degree continuation from the counterweight side of the second hand and ended up well forward of where the second hand is in the images......

Anyway, just a point of interest. Anyone got any thoughts?
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Joined: February 23rd, 2005, 7:24 am

January 10th, 2012, 1:15 pm #8

when a watch is scanned, not photographed. Have seen it many times.
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