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    New purchase...

    Well my first purchase in a while, mostly from impulse, looks to be a Rolex not sure as to model or YOM but the price was right. So I'll have this one in a few weeks we'll see.
    Gambling is risky but I feel good about this one, dial looks vintage, hands look right, case has not been messed with by over buffing it..belongs to a doctor.Private sale.
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    Re: New purchase...

    It looks great - hope it turns out to be the real deal.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: New purchase...

    UUggg! My guardian angel the purchasing agent asked to see the watch,the seller could not come up with the watch,seems not to be a doctor and had only posted picture of one...good thing I did not pay for it. The seller is in trouble for his dishonesty. I am not surprised, was too good of a deal...

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    Re: New purchase...

    There are so many dishonest people in the world. Name:  angry_32x32.png
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    Never mind - glad you didn't part with your money. Name:  happy_32x32.png
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    Re: New purchase...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasyvoyager View Post
    UUggg! My guardian angel the purchasing agent asked to see the watch,the seller could not come up with the watch,seems not to be a doctor and had only posted picture of one...good thing I did not pay for it. The seller is in trouble for his dishonesty. I am not surprised, was too good of a deal...
    Wow, that was a close shave Fantasyvoyager.

    It all hapeened at once in this short thread...

    You got yourself a Rolex, I'm thinking 'nice one'. The congratulations
    are starting to come in...then scam discovered and seller in trouble.

    Real drama on a Saturday morning, a close shave and I'm pleased
    you were'nt fleeced.

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    Re: New purchase...

    Good you discovered in time. There are a lot of questionable Rolex watches out there, I would say never buy one online unless you know the seller very well.
    My very first vintage watch purchase was when I arrived here in Singapore 12 years ago, and at the time I did not know much about vintage watches. I bought this Rolex from one of the many stores here, fully knowing it had an aftermarket dial. At the time I thought that was OK. The rest of the watch is pure Rolex and it has been well used and through two (clean and oil) services by qualified watchmakers since. I would not have bought it today though as I prefer original watches. But what I would do, if I were to buy another older Rolex, I would seek out one of the reputable brick and mortar sellers so that I can see the watch properly before purchase. And there are plenty around.

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    Re: New purchase...

    Was a bummer but no loss, I'm still saving up, hope the next try is pay dirt.

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