Rolex buckle help needed!

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Rolex buckle help needed!

Jan1675
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March 16th, 2012, 8:29 am #1

The 16mm Rolex buckle market is a jungle! Any advice from the experts would be more than welcome. Here I have two specimens, the first one used, the second one brand new. Any comments from the experts would be more than appreciated. Both legit? Both fake? To me, the first one doesn´t look good, but since my knowledge of these buckles is very limited, I would be happy to stand corrected!

With prices on bracelets going crazy, and concidering the current interest in 36mm watches, I guess we are going to see more of these buckles in the future.

Jan







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March 16th, 2012, 8:53 am #2

I have one from Geneve from about 2 years ago that looks just like no. 2
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Joined: November 7th, 2009, 11:59 pm

March 16th, 2012, 9:58 am #3

...at a cost of £50, will post some pics when received for comparison. I have zero knowledge of these buckles, so will be interested to see this thread develop.
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Joined: February 3rd, 2008, 6:48 pm

March 16th, 2012, 10:49 am #4

The 16mm Rolex buckle market is a jungle! Any advice from the experts would be more than welcome. Here I have two specimens, the first one used, the second one brand new. Any comments from the experts would be more than appreciated. Both legit? Both fake? To me, the first one doesn´t look good, but since my knowledge of these buckles is very limited, I would be happy to stand corrected!

With prices on bracelets going crazy, and concidering the current interest in 36mm watches, I guess we are going to see more of these buckles in the future.

Jan







....different ones.

The one on the right is brand new, pick it up at my local AD two weeks ago for about $ 150 us
The one on the left is older...my guess...from the -60`s....and was far more expensive




Rolex post -86, bye bye....
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Jan1675
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March 16th, 2012, 2:18 pm #5

Would be great to have a closer look at the markings/engravings on the inside of those buckles...

Thanks - Tack!

Jan
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March 16th, 2012, 3:20 pm #6

Second one is the newer version w 2 dots below ROLEX SA. from RSC i believe!



Here are pics of the earlier original version which has been most copied.














Hope this would help you Jan.

Best regards.
Thierry
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March 16th, 2012, 3:33 pm #7

additional info. You also confirmed my suspicions regarding no 1.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Jan
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