HOW to spot a fake Rolex

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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by yong » Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 pm

bolueeleh wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Brody wrote:
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex:

The outstretched hand, holding the proffered Rolex, is attached to a smiling Indian gentleman with at fabulously lush mustache.
here in ASEAN its more like a scrunchy dude with tattered baseball cap and flip flops carrying a homemade cigar box like wooden case :beer3: :beer3: :beer3:
I noticed when I go to Singapore some toilet cleaners and airport trolley handlers sporting genuine Rolexes.
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by cautious colin » Tue May 29, 2018 1:18 pm

John Bingham wrote:
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cautious colin wrote:
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Would people genuinely feel comfortable wearing a Rolex (or other expensive watch) in Cambodia?
I know plenty of people, both foreigners and locals who do. They are a very common status symbol for the wealthy.
I suppose it kind of depends on where you’re drinking/ out etc.

In London/ New York I feel more comfortable as if going through a bit of a dodgy area you can always cover up under a shirt, jumper. Here it’s a bit harder to cover up.

Also, it’s worth more than most people earn in a number of years here.
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by bolueeleh » Tue May 29, 2018 1:32 pm

Brody wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 12:33 pm
bolueeleh wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 12:22 pm
here in ASEAN its more like a scrunchy dude with tattered baseball cap and flip flops carrying a homemade cigar box like wooden case :beer3: :beer3: :beer3:

I guess you haven't enjoyed an early evening meal on riverside lately.

Three of my last five dinners included a sudden encounter with a nattily dressed and quite dashing Indian fellow with a fist-full if timepieces.
or maybe i have a "dont come near me or i will fucking kill u" look or maybe just becoz im asian :beer3:
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by Jimmy Crow » Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 pm

The only true way to know is the serial Number and certificate which comes with the original timepiece.

70% of Brits can't tell the difference between a real and fake Rolex, according to a new survey by jeweller William May.
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by simon43 » Tue May 29, 2018 2:28 pm

IMHO, Rolex watches are ugly and remind me of the 'it does everything' watch that I wore when I was a kid.
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by lipservice » Tue May 29, 2018 2:42 pm

I purchased a heap of Rolex watches to take home as gifts to my workmates.
The deal was, whose watch lasts the longest wins a cartoooon of beer.
The smartest arse stuck his watch in his sock and undies drawer then .....
he won the cartooon :)
Three weeks was all it took to win the cartoooon :)
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by StroppyChops » Tue May 29, 2018 4:55 pm

I once bought Mrs Stroppy an expensive fake Tag Hauer from a dodgy website ... when it was time to get a new battery, none of the usual jewelers would touch it, claiming it was real. Sure enough, it was real.
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by AndyKK » Tue May 29, 2018 5:43 pm

Jimmy Crow wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 pm
The only true way to know is the serial Number and certificate which comes with the original timepiece.

70% of Brits can't tell the difference between a real and fake Rolex, according to a new survey by jeweller William May.
How did other nationalities match up to that survey, or was it only Brits tested?
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by cautious colin » Tue May 29, 2018 6:24 pm

Jimmy Crow wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 pm
The only true way to know is the serial Number and certificate which comes with the original timepiece.

70% of Brits can't tell the difference between a real and fake Rolex, according to a new survey by jeweller William May.
I’d imagine 70% of Brits couldn’t give a fuck about Rolexes either
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Re: HOW to spot a fake Rolex

Post by that genius » Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 pm

cautious colin wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Jimmy Crow wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 pm
The only true way to know is the serial Number and certificate which comes with the original timepiece.

70% of Brits can't tell the difference between a real and fake Rolex, according to a new survey by jeweller William May.
I’d imagine 70% of Brits couldn’t give afford Rolexes either
FTFY. Why care if it' s overpriced shit and you can't afford one?
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