Rolex has also made a reputation in watches suitable for the extremes of deep-sea diving, aviation and mountain climbing. Early sports models included the Rolex submariner, Oyster Perpetual Sea Dweller 2000 (in 1971). This watch featured a helium release valve, co-invented with Swiss watchmaker Doxa, to release helium gas build-up during decompression. Another sports model is the Rolex GMT Master II, originally developed at the request of Pan Am Airways, to assist pilots in transcontinental flights. The Explorer and Explorer II were developed specifically for explorers who would navigate rough terrain – such as the world famous Everest Expeditions.
Another trait of a replica Rolex watches is if it has a transparent case back allowing the movement to be seen. Rolex never made such a watch, an exception being some models from the 1930s which are extremely rare and the new Cellini Price models. You will never see an authentic Rolex watch with an engraved company logo, design or Rolex name on the outside of the caseback. Exceptions to this are a few of the lady’s models which have engraving on the case backs, and the Sea-Dweller models which say in black on the back, Rolex Oyster Original Gas Escape Valve, along with two Rolex logos.
Now that you’ve tried on a real Rolex and you know our 14 tips, head over to the swap meet or flea market or that guy named Izzy on the corner of 52 nd and 2 nd Avenue and look at what they’ve got for sale. Most likely it will be the cheapo fakes, maybe a knockoff or two. And unless Izzy is willing to give you a written guarantee then “buyer beware” should be your mantra. The reality is that most high quality Swiss Replica Rolex watches are sold only over the internet or through private buyers
According to the Swiss Customs Service, counterfeit watches can be made in such a manner as to require special equipment to confirm near authenticity. A high price is not a guarantee of authenticity. Indications of fineness do not necessarily indicate authenticity. Hallmarks can be forged, and may induce a buyer to believe a piece is made of real gold when it may only be made of a cheap metal plated in gold. 10 11 However, a gold watch may not be solid gold and still be authentic. Gold plated and gold capped watches are legitimately produced.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that all unauthorized Rolex dealers selling Rolex watches are selling Folexes (fake Rolexes), though it is a distinct possibility. Genuine Rolex ‘s may be available at auction sites such as eBay.com, and as some sites say, may be bought from the wholesale secondary market, with savings passed on to the buyer. Still, it is a shaky business deal and one definitely worth investigating. The Rolex Company is notorious for demanding its dealers are authorized, and even its repair centers be authorized. The company is also known for not selling Rolex parts to anyone else.