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That pearl is a mile off. Rolex wouldn't let that out the door

 

Edit: Listing says it's a "top quality" aftermarket case and dial... A.K.A. rep parts. I wouldn't touch this for that price... it's got no real water resistance and is a glorified Franken build

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22 minutes ago, RepGuy said:

That pearl is a mile off. Rolex wouldn't let that out the door

 

Edit: Listing says it's a "top quality" aftermarket case and dial... A.K.A. rep parts. I wouldn't touch this for that price... it's got no real water resistance and is a glorified Franken build

Exactly - seller claimes waterproofed to a very deep level - where's the evidence.

Personally I wouldn't wear a rep case in the shower until I've had the watch pressure checked, and even then the best pressure check I can find without sending off to be certified is 4 bar, or 40 metres - probably only sufficient for surface swimming, possibly some modest snorkelling.

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46 minutes ago, Theduke.williams said:

Exactly - seller claimes waterproofed to a very deep level - where's the evidence.

Personally I wouldn't wear a rep case in the shower until I've had the watch pressure checked, and even then the best pressure check I can find without sending off to be certified is 4 bar, or 40 metres - probably only sufficient for surface swimming, possibly some modest snorkelling.

I actually messaged the seller pointing out that they should fully disclose the fact they are using rep parts for the dial, bracelet, and case. I also told them how the rep cases aren't water resistant as he claims, and the helium valve is fake. I even let them know the serious shit they could get into if someone bought that Watch thinking all parts were genuine, and then sent it to Rolex for service, since Rolex would keep the watch due to it being a Franken with fake parts. Seller actually replied to me, and wasn't a dick, but I still don't buy his story about the case: 

 

 "appreciate your knowledge however here are the facts 

1) working functional helium escape valve 

2) passed water test to 15 ATM highest possible for air pressure tester 

3) Watch has same construction as genuine all the way to the screws. Also I am working on a bracelet to match genuine also. Will be ready in a few weeks. 

The case is custom made and very high quality 

This is not a typical cheap knock off....i assure you"

 

I really doubt the seller had the means to build a custom DSSD case from the ground up especially with an insert pearl so off center. If you really had something custom built, everything would be perfect, as opposed to this DHGate case and dial. Either way, I reported it in an attempt to save some poor buyer a headache.

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Wouldn't touch it.  The pictures are clearly taken at different times, and who knows if that movement is actually in the watch, or if it's even the same watch.  The movement in those pics looks fine, but those images may be from some other auction or google.  

 

His perfect feedback record :picard: also means he is 100% trustworthy.  Goes from selling cookie cutters to a Rolex. Nothing suspicious at all. Really. 

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On September 16, 2017 at 14:47, Theduke.williams said:

Exactly - seller claimes waterproofed to a very deep level - where's the evidence.

Personally I wouldn't wear a rep case in the shower until I've had the watch pressure checked, and even then the best pressure check I can find without sending off to be certified is 4 bar, or 40 metres - probably only sufficient for surface swimming, possibly some modest snorkelling.

 I started to reply to this and it turned into a long enough reply that I posted it as a new thread in general, titled "waterproofing, etc". You might be interested in it. 

4 bar testing is plenty if done correctly. The problem is that very few people do it correctly. Read my other post to see why, 

And you're right twice: I wouldn't touch this watch, and I don't put any watch into the water without testing it. 

 

Dave 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Diver Dave said:

 I started to reply to this and it turned into a long enough reply that I posted it as a new thread in general, titled "waterproofing, etc". You might be interested in it. 

4 bar testing is plenty if done correctly. The problem is that very few people do it correctly. Read my other post to see why, 

And you're right twice: I wouldn't touch this watch, and I don't put any watch into the water without testing it. 

 

Dave 

 

 

Read your reply, and very informative and educational it was, thank you;-

Maybe I WILL order me one of the cheap 4 Bar testers from China, now I'm armed with a little bit of knowledge!

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2 hours ago, Theduke.williams said:

Read your reply, and very informative and educational it was, thank you;-

Maybe I WILL order me one of the cheap 4 Bar testers from China, now I'm armed with a little bit of knowledge!

 

 

Anyone playing with watches needs one. They are so cheap as to be accessible to anyone and pay themselves back immediately. No need to be sheepish about swimming with a watch wondering if it's ok. Just test and know. And the good news is that every Sub and GMT rep that I've tested has either been watertight "as is" or after sealing the crown tube with a drop of Loctite. Takes fifteen minutes and a few tools to do  

 

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On 18/09/2017 at 22:55, Diver Dave said:

 

 

Anyone playing with watches needs one. They are so cheap as to be accessible to anyone and pay themselves back immediately. No need to be sheepish about swimming with a watch wondering if it's ok. Just test and know. And the good news is that every Sub and GMT rep that I've tested has either been watertight "as is" or after sealing the crown tube with a drop of Loctite. Takes fifteen minutes and a few tools to do  

 

You got a link to one? Sounds like something i'd like to have, but have no idea what i'm looking for to search for one!

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You can search "watch waterproof tester" on amazon, ebay, etc. (I would paste links but not sure is allowed here). Anyway you will find many, mostly of them for up to 6 ATM. Prices around 100 quid ...

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On 10/9/2017 at 19:12, spacecat said:

does it let water in as it tests?

 

No, and I posted a full article on it entitled "waterproofing etc" if you go search for it. 

 

Dave

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