Replica - Genuine Sea-Dweller comparison

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    Replica - Genuine Sea-Dweller comparison

    Here is the comparison review I promised. Usual disclaimer about if you don't like fakes then don't read on and don't slag me off for writing it.

    I have taken a genuine Rolex Sea-Dweller and a high end replica and compared them to show the differences. I hope that this will be a guide to those who are thinking of buying a second hand SD and show you what to look for to ensure you are getting the genuine article.

    http://petemillar.com/rolex/rolex.htm

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    Re: Replica - Genuine Sea-Dweller comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Peter Millar
    Here is the comparison review I promised. Usual disclaimer about if you don't like fakes then don't read on and don't slag me off for writing it.

    I have taken a genuine Rolex Sea-Dweller and a high end replica and compared them to show the differences. I hope that this will be a guide to those who are thinking of buying a second hand SD and show you what to look for to ensure you are getting the genuine article.

    http://petemillar.com/rolex/rolex.htm

    Pete
    excellent pictures and comparisons. I was wondering if the replica you were comparing was a high end oriental replica or a high end swiss replica.There are sites out there that advertise swiss mechanisms and seem to be highly recommended. your opinion would be appreciated...:thanks :thanks

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    Re: Replica - Genuine Sea-Dweller comparison

    Wonderful article - even for those people like me who tend to shy away from Rolex. Although one reason for that is that it is so easy to get palmed off with a fake....!!!

    One thing that intrigues me is that the faker used an ETA 2836, the day-date version of the ETA 2824. Since the SD has only a date function, and so does the fake, why use the 2836 rather than the 2824?!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Replica - Genuine Sea-Dweller comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Peter Millar
    Here is the comparison review I promised. Usual disclaimer about if you don't like fakes then don't read on and don't slag me off for writing it.

    I have taken a genuine Rolex Sea-Dweller and a high end replica and compared them to show the differences. I hope that this will be a guide to those who are thinking of buying a second hand SD and show you what to look for to ensure you are getting the genuine article.

    http://petemillar.com/rolex/rolex.htm

    Pete
    Dear Pete,
    I have just finished reading this excellent report. I am astonished how far the 'replicators' have got now. Your photographic comparisons and explanations were fantastic. I would have a real problem picking the fake if it was on it's own and I didn't know what to look for.

    I was in the hunting for a pre-owned SD, but will now having seen this I will give it up altogether. It's just not worth the risk of buying unless from a Rolex Dealer and that will have to wait for a while yet!

    Thank you once again for your report. It has made me think.

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    I think it's a safe bet that the faker had a source for inexpensive 2836s- perhaps the source was overstocked on them...

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