honeycomb rare 6202 on e-bay - is the dial real?

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honeycomb rare 6202 on e-bay - is the dial real?

Joined: August 23rd, 2007, 3:21 am

July 6th, 2012, 4:40 pm #1

It looks good to me, but if it's real it should bring a lot of money. Thus before bidding, what do people think - perfect rare original or there is a reason to question it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLEX-TURN-O-GR ... 35be06a429

Vlad
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July 6th, 2012, 5:45 pm #2

anyone want to jump on this??? for me lume plots look not so good
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July 6th, 2012, 6:36 pm #3

I will just pass to be honest
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Joined: May 17th, 2005, 2:06 pm

July 6th, 2012, 6:48 pm #4

It looks good to me, but if it's real it should bring a lot of money. Thus before bidding, what do people think - perfect rare original or there is a reason to question it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLEX-TURN-O-GR ... 35be06a429

Vlad
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Joined: August 14th, 2003, 3:20 pm

July 6th, 2012, 9:27 pm #5

It looks good to me, but if it's real it should bring a lot of money. Thus before bidding, what do people think - perfect rare original or there is a reason to question it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLEX-TURN-O-GR ... 35be06a429

Vlad
I can't think of any lum that looks good after almost 60 years. This (to me) doesn't look any worse than a lot of old Subs. If this was a re-lum it was likely done decades ago...perhaps by Rolex or an authorized dealer.

Rolex was playing around with a lot of stuff in the early fifties...turnographs, subs, explorers, blah blah blah...and customers could ask for (and often get) their own personal variations of dials through the factory or through the dealer. Who do you think put the name Tiffany on the Tiffany dials? The hands may have been a personal choice of one of the owners over the years...or again Rolex playing with variations on a theme.

For those who have never had a wide honeycomb dial, it effects the smaller font lettering more than one would think. And again, 60 years of drying out will allow a certain amount of flaking and degradation. I've never seen big lume dots like that on a wide honecomb dial and that could also impact on how the lume has aged.

Lastly we talk about buying the seller and not the watch. Take look at the dealer...look at his feedback both in volume and in the types of items he sells and the dollar values. Is this Kaubukor the tent maker in the land of Borat...with six feebacks all from his cousin? You don't get 58000+ positive feedback that easily. Have you contacted the seller and asked him questions re: your concerns?

Rare does not alwayus mean "valuable"...rare can also be the sign of a design failure that never got made in volume and therefor has not survived in volume. It might sell for a price that reflects that it is "rare but undesirable"...so I would dig deeper before I walked away. If you like it...and if the seller can answer your questions...make an offer of what it is worth to you...not what you think the market says it is worth...only what it is worth to you. You seemed like it before you heard everyone else's opinions.

John Ireland
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Joined: November 17th, 2007, 4:10 pm

July 6th, 2012, 9:43 pm #6

It looks good to me, but if it's real it should bring a lot of money. Thus before bidding, what do people think - perfect rare original or there is a reason to question it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLEX-TURN-O-GR ... 35be06a429

Vlad
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July 8th, 2012, 5:01 pm #7

It looks good to me, but if it's real it should bring a lot of money. Thus before bidding, what do people think - perfect rare original or there is a reason to question it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLEX-TURN-O-GR ... 35be06a429

Vlad
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