Ok so i have a too good to be true offer lined up for this watch. Its my best friends brother and hes an idiot so i dont trust him. He moved into this place and it was a mess and in one of the closets he found this watch.
Ive looked it over, it is in rough condition, mainly on the crystal, but thats not my concern. It seems to have all of the appropriate markings but when the second hand move it looks kinda rough, that just may be because its an old watch and needs a tune up ?
There appears to be some rust where the case numbers is, not sure if it was rust or what cause ive only seen the picture of the #'s that my buddy sent me, is this normal or should that be casue for concern right away?
How often are these old submariners faked ? After doing ALOT of research, i see they go from $4000-$10000 and hes trying to just get rid of it for $800 so you see my cause for concern.
The numbers on it:
It also has several 3 digit numbers on the band its self.
I know these pictures are pretty horrible, they were taken with my Iphone in a dark room and i wont see him again for another week, just wanted to get an opinion before making this buy as it will be my first Rolex. I have a few more pics i will upload.