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Can a bracelet cause this kind of wear and tear on the serial number ?

  1. mk2rick May 29, 2021

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    Hi guys ! I bought a 14060 full set but when I removed the bracelet to check the serial number , to my horror I saw this !

    Is it possible that the bracelet did this ?

    Many thanks in advance !
     
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  2. Canuck May 29, 2021

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    Sure looks like it!
     
  3. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer May 29, 2021

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    Intruiging. Why only at that very spot?
     
  4. jaguar11 May 29, 2021

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    The same happened on my U serial 14060.
     
  5. datocompax May 29, 2021

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    It's the central part of the links that holds the spring bar that caused the wear , imho

    Best

    Ara M
     
  6. Scarecrow Boat 5000 Candles in the Wind May 29, 2021

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    I owned an S serial 14060 and it never had any wear like this. Just the typical wear from the top of the end link.
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  7. Monobike May 30, 2021

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    That is quite common on Subs and could be even worse with years. Nothing to worry about.
    ;)
     
  8. mk2rick May 30, 2021

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    thanks guys! Always appreciative of all the help i get at OF.
     
  9. offrdmania Jun 2, 2021

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    It is what an ill fitting end link will do
     
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  10. mrs_LA Jun 2, 2021

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    Yes, it's quite common, especially with hollow end links. The only downside is not knowing what the true serial is; typically when an RSC discovers this, they engrave the serial onto the case back before (a part of it) is completely rubbed away.
     
  11. Rado63 Jun 3, 2021

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    Pretty common to see such wear marks on those 14060. I have seen the wear marks in the same location on either the 6 or the 12 side off the case. But I have also seen plenty with very few marks. Either they changed the end link design in a certain year or in 2012 when it became the 14060M the case became no holes, so perhaps that changed the amount of wear marks?
     
  12. applebook Jun 5, 2021

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    I agree that this common in my experience with many Rolex cases, even more modern models like yours.
     
  13. mk2rick Jun 7, 2021

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    Thanks guys for the help and feedback <3
     
  14. mrs_LA Jul 9, 2021

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    Here is a ladies watch that I had purchased from the original owner, luckily came with papers so I know the full serial. 99B3AA84-598E-4EA1-8EE8-A37057539AAD.jpeg 314E2DF2-1F57-44EC-9F38-22EDD1B6BEA7.jpeg
     
  15. mikeo1 Jul 10, 2021

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    Frequent occurrence for braceleted vintage pieces
     
  16. mk2rick Jul 12, 2021

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    Seems like its a U-serial kind of thing huh? So weird!