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  1. zkramez Feb 27, 2023

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    I bought this on Ebay thinking that they would authenticate it for me. They did not.

    Can anyone tell if this is genuine from Rolex or not? I am okay if it is a service case. It just needs to be genuine.


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  2. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Feb 27, 2023

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    eBay authentication program is for complete watches not watch parts; though, I would not have trusted them to be the source of expertise with this anyways.

    However, for the $10K purchase price of this case, I highly recommend asking for help before purchasing vs after. How much research/how many 6538’s have you looked at prior to purchasing this?

    Based on my limited knowledge, I believe this is a fake. The case looks like it was made yesterday. The lugs look short and thick as opposed to the long slim elegance of a 6538 case. I’m sure someone with more experience will correct me if I’m wrong, but this does not look right.

    Edited to add- this 6538 from Wind Vintage for comparison of case shape and bezel font.
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    Edited Feb 28, 2023
  3. timjohn Feb 27, 2023

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  4. Fallout Boy Feb 27, 2023

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    On pictures 6 and 7 there are no traces / signs of wear of a worn metal-bracelet (end links).....::confused2::

    @Scarecrow Boat has probably a corresponding picture
     
  5. spacemission Feb 28, 2023

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    ::facepalm1::
     
  6. jantjewgm Feb 28, 2023

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    Looks fake
     
  7. nkhandekar Mar 2, 2023

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    Looks like a nice basis for a replica sub
     
  8. rendo Mar 2, 2023

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    Looks like you already got your answer on different forums outside OF. Why waste people's time here?
     
  9. rendo Mar 2, 2023

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    I hope you get your $10K back by the way.
     
  10. Dan S Mar 2, 2023

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    Brand new fake case, artificially aged between the lugs with sandpaper using a side-to-side motion.
     
  11. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 2, 2023

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