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Authentic Rolex 7205 Bracelet Thrift Store Find? Opinions?

  1. Justme

    Justme Nov 30, 2019

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    342BEFE4-3910-4D91-A369-ABBDAE84E637.jpeg F98300AD-58C2-4FB5-A05D-DA279FE2E4C5.jpeg 55D07D57-D688-4FD2-B524-B5AFD42D7FE6.jpeg 8E09C02D-FD4A-41EE-B361-61DFB4043B78.jpeg D40F6B31-5852-4A08-A738-9C84ADA778D7.jpeg C8C4B34B-D59A-4987-B05C-86DF508BA02D.jpeg 20FEAE0F-4310-4D5B-A6FF-FAD37671B2DE.jpeg I picked up a vintage Swank watch in a bag of jewelry at a local thrift. I didn’t notice the band until afterwards. High end jeweler feels it is authentic but has no explanation for the different rivets on this bracelet as opposed to others I have seen. They deal with modern pieces vs vintage. Any opinions or explanations about these “domed” rivets?
     
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  2. DaveK

    DaveK Nov 30, 2019

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    I have no idea, but it would be cool if this was good news for you ::popcorn:: nice looking watch either way! Congrats
     
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  3. Justme

    Justme Dec 1, 2019

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    Thanks. The bracelet is actually too small for the watch. I think I’ll clean it up and put a Nato strap on it.
     
  4. Dan S

    Dan S Dec 1, 2019

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    I haven’t seen rivets like those either.
     
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  5. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 1, 2019

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    Fake
     
  6. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Dec 1, 2019

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    Somebody may have replaced the rivets at some point, but I don't think it's fake. First photo is OP's; next 3 are others from the web.

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  7. southtexas

    southtexas Dec 2, 2019

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    Rivets look ok to me, that’s how they look on unpolished examples.

    My bigger concern is the “63” ends. They don’t show up in the usual endlink databases, and they look like USA ends in shape?
     
  8. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Dec 2, 2019

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  9. Drawarms

    Drawarms Dec 2, 2019

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    looks legit from end links to bracelet.
     
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  10. southtexas

    southtexas Dec 2, 2019

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    yes they definitely look the same, more elongated than the “typical” style. Here’s one of the lists I reference. I now notice they are all 19mm and 20mm; this list seemingly doesn’t address the lesser sought after models (17mm would certainly fall in that category in my opinion).

    https://www.vetroplastica.it/finali.html
     
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  11. Justme

    Justme Dec 3, 2019

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