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Peel or Not to Peel - Green Sticker

  1. Hands90 Feb 22, 2023

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    Fully understand that this has come up multiple times but I figured I'd share my plans/history.

    Around six years ago I saw the price of the GMT's rising so I bought the cheapest one that I could find.
    Wore it for a while but I really wanted a modern sub. Traded for a really beat up sub ceramic sub (old model now) on the forum.
    The Sub was around $7,500 at the time and I paid a little over 5k for the GMT.
    Worked out great for me since I was able to have a sub for a while before I sold it for the next watch.

    I'm a filpper and don't hold onto watches very long. Hence why I'm selling a Speedmaster 57 on here that I literally just bought.

    Now this GMT Pepsi was purchased at market value and it's not close enough in price to trade for a sub but I think it will be in a year or two, so here comes the question on to remove or not remove the sticker.

    Most people on here will say to peel it off, I know I would! That said since I know this will probably go for sale one day, it's probably better to keep the sticker in place?

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  2. Dan S Feb 22, 2023

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    That old beat up sticker adds no value IMO.

    If you want more info about your watch, you should probably be more specific than "GMT Pepsi." We don't know what reference / year you are asking about. I also don't know what is meant by a "fiddly" crown.
     
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  3. pdxleaf ... Feb 22, 2023

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    Wouldn't you rather see a nice, clean caseback as opposed to a ratty piece of worn out paper sticker?
     
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  4. JwRosenthal Feb 22, 2023

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    Rolex collectors are a whole other breed. ::screwloose::
    Once it leaves the box, it ceases being new. From there it’s just a matter of how used. Sticker won’t matter in reality to 99% of people interested in eventually buying your watch, and that other 1% will find something else wrong with it that they try to use to knock you down.

    Scrape it off best you can with your fingernails and then use Naptha (lighter fluid) to get the sticky residue off.
     
  5. Cougar1968 Feb 22, 2023

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    Peel it :D
     
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  6. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Feb 22, 2023

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    If that sticker was intact I think there would be more to discuss. As it is, it’s just the remnants of something green with a whole lot of residual DNA. I’m not a prospective buyer or in the cult Rolex world, but I can say that I would not want to wear your left over DNA. Peel that off
     
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  7. Watch my Whisky Feb 22, 2023

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    No one cares about the sticker.
     
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  8. Evitzee Feb 22, 2023

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    Sticker-Be-Gone, never could understand those that would buy a Rolex and keep the sticker on for years. Talk about a human petri dish.
     
  9. thelinendial Feb 22, 2023

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    No idea if I right, but been told by sellers it’s proof the watch has not been polished… well at least the the Rolex Service Center who would peel it off otherwise.

    So it might make it easier to sell to buyers who prefer unpolished.
     
  10. Watch my Whisky Feb 23, 2023

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    what’s to stop me from putting a sticker on a polished watch and scuffing it up so it looks original?
     
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  11. spacemission Feb 23, 2023

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    Stickers pulled out since my first rolex. The service stickers also.

    If that gmt was nos the sticker could be interesting.
     
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  12. Donn Chambers Feb 23, 2023

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    Fifteen years ago, that sticker would have added some value to the watch, because that was how crazy Rolex collectors were — it was “cool” to keep the hologram sticker on. But those days have passed. Take it off!
     
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  13. janice&fred Feb 23, 2023

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    Leave it as is. Afterall you're a flipper so leave it up to the next guy.
     
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  14. thelinendial Feb 23, 2023

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    Agree, stickers can be found on eBay.
     
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  15. UWG Feb 23, 2023

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    It looks dirty and I think it is dirty.
     
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  16. Difeer Feb 23, 2023

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    The thing that is worse than wrist cheese, is wrist cheese stuck to old adhesive :eek:
     
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  17. Wryfox Feb 23, 2023

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    My 25yr old submariner still has the sticker. That ori t's something else green....
     
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  18. omegawatchlover Feb 23, 2023

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    I was going to say the same thing. I’m both an omega and Rolex enthusiast. I still have the caseback sticker on my 16570 polar. Just keep it on.
    I think if you guys bought a ranchero with the original caseback sticker, you’d keep it on.
    Value or not, it’s cool.
     
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  19. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Feb 23, 2023

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    Whaddaya mean?! In Rolex-ese thats known as NOS :D
     
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  20. JwRosenthal Feb 23, 2023

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    I think I have some lint from the Rolex chamois that came with a watch- perhaps I should put that in a baggie for the next owner.