Well Radar, there isn't much to look for in this watch as it's an obvious fake from miles away, but, let's see how much time it will take for the "experts" to figure it out 😉I am sorry but I will have to agree with PF. I am not specialist on the vintage Subs but at first glance that dial to me doesn't look legit.
Although I agree. The more I look the more it just doesn’t have the “precise” Rolex anything on the dial. If the back story is indeed true I’d say more than likely non Rolex dial on an old watch done by someone who wasn’t a collector.The dial isn't even on stright. The more I look, the more things I find wrong.
This was my thought (albeit in relative ignorance)its possible the dial has been refinished, and the watch is not a fake. it sounds like its time to take the caseback off and see what the movement looks like. A clear photo of the stamping on the bracelet would also help.
Plausible in my no-knowledge base. Only weighing in because I had inherited rolex (Not a Sub or I would've kept it) that had repainted/repaired dial and various other issues so I sold it as is.This was my thought (albeit in relative ignorance)
Unless the OP's story is totally fake, it is conceivable the watch is right & was his father in law's, but the dial has been messed with - badly ???
Or are there are problems PF with case/hands etc???