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    Buying a second had-luxury watch

    Found a really good price on a Rolex on the classifieds. From the pictures it looks authentic, thought I'm not sure.
    I asked the seller if he'll meet me at a watchmaker's shop.
    My question is, do i have to pay the watchmaker for him to verify the authenticity?
    If not should i at least tip (if the watch is real)?
    If so how much?

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    Re: Buying a second had-luxury watch

    give the watchmaker 50$ if is a 3rd party guy.. not some partner in crime with the seller :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rxq View Post
    My question is, do i have to pay the watchmaker for him to verify the authenticity?
    Nah. Watchmakers do their work out of love for humanity.

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    I asked the seller if he'll meet me at a watchmaker's shop.
    Just a watchmaker ? should be a Rolex AD imho.
    My question is, do i have to pay the watchmaker for him to verify the authenticity
    If it's a Rolex AD I am sure you have

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    yes, needs to be a rolex ad, a neutral one neither of you know, and you should cover the cost.

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    It is you doing the due diligence by having him meet you at a watchmaker, so you should pay IMO. I would also recommend that it be a Rolex AD, preferably one with a watchmaker on staff, not all of them do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colt View Post
    Nah. Watchmakers do their work out of love for humanity.

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    I'm going to disagree slightly about it having to be a Rolex AD. I had a good friend who worked on all my watches as well as my Rolex's. He wasn't an ad but had been rolex trained. Perhaps his watchmaker falls into this catagory. It's not hard to open a Rolex and it's also pretty easy to verify genuine, once opened.
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    Not allways, there're have been Rolexes that have had the wrong Rolex caliber in them; fake.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sendel View Post
    I'm going to disagree slightly about it having to be a Rolex AD. I had a good friend who worked on all my watches as well as my Rolex's. He wasn't an ad but had been rolex trained. Perhaps his watchmaker falls into this catagory. It's not hard to open a Rolex and it's also pretty easy to verify genuine, once opened.

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    yeah it will be at an AD.
    How much could i expect to pay for the guys just to verify it?

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