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    AP Royal Oak - Real or Fake?

    Hi all,

    Wondering if anyone can tell from this picture whether or net this AP Royal Oak 39mm is real or fake? Any feedback greatly appreciated!

    Thank you, James
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    The only way to determine if it is real is to have an authorized dealer look at it. If that is the sellers picture my first reaction is the seller is hiding something with a very poor picture.
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    Re: AP Royal Oak - Real or Fake?

    Either fake or horrible polishing job. Hard to tell from a blurry pic with my head tilted 90 degrees.

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    Good point - all the pics he's provided are of poor quality. Here are a few others. Seller did agree to meet at a watch store, though.. Thanks for the feedback, either way!
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    Re: AP Royal Oak - Real or Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by JN137 View Post
    Good point - all the pics he's provided are of poor quality. Here are a few others. Seller did agree to meet at a watch store, though.. Thanks for the feedback, either way!
    hopefully you're meeting at an AD and can direct compare.
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    Re: AP Royal Oak - Real or Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by JN137 View Post
    Good point - all the pics he's provided are of poor quality. Here are a few others. Seller did agree to meet at a watch store, though.. Thanks for the feedback, either way!
    Not just any old watch store or repair shop. As youngsoo1982 said an authorized AP dealer. There are some very good fakes out there so you need expert eyes looking at it in person.

    edit: Price can be an indicator. If it is too good to be true it is.
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    Re: AP Royal Oak - Real or Fake?

    If seller want to meet at a watch store - I'd go out just to see this in person. (don't bring cash though or you may get robbed on the way)
    Inclined to believe it's fake - pictures are awful, and screw at 10 is not aligned. The screws are also way too close to the edge of the bezel - could have been over-polished, but looks very questionable.

    Absence of "automatic" text indicates quartz movement, which is a pain to authenticate as it won't have see-through case-back. So meet at AP AD.
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    Thanks for the advice. Just pinged the seller and asked if he'd meet at the AP flagship store in NYC for authentication - guessing he'll decline if it's fake.

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    Don't meet at HIS authorized dealer.
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    If that's real then AP have managed to make a RO that I don't like. And that bolthead at 10...the boltheads are supposed to be freaking perfect, it's part of the RO look. Best of luck to you OP but even though I'd like to own a RO, I wouldn't buy this one

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