Even if the AD does NOT want to, insist on them opening and pay them whatever for opening and closing and pressure testing. (can't be more than $50 I would think..)Dear Friends thanks for your replies,I will get the watch from the seller from his hand..He also lives in Istanbul and we will meet and before giving the money he said ''We can go to the Rolex Turkey General Distrubutor for expertising the watch''..They make an official expertising .. So is there a possibility of everything real but the movement inside fake? Can the expert at the AD understand the movement if it is real or not without opening the caseback? Thanks again for your help and also what do you think about the price?
Hmm these are really useful advices..thank you very much...BTW, the advice about going to an AD of your choice is spot on. Paying for authentication/pressure testing will give you piece of mind.
The watch does look legit; however, pictures can deceive. One thing to look for as well is the laser etching of the Rolex Crown. It is difficult to see; but, if you hold the watch paralell to the floor, and look at it from a 45 degree angle, you should see it above the 6 marker.
A few other things:
- In your pics, you may want to cover up your serial number. It will help prevent fakes and protect the owner. Same with the receipt.
- Question the owner why two credit cards were used. Seems odd to split between two cards.
- Call the merchant on the receipt and verify that the watch was in fact sold on that date. If it was recent, the AD should still have copies of the paperwork. They may not share it; however, no harm in asking.