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Posted: 4/30/2011 3:45:36 PM EDT
So I dropped in at my local pawn shop and was just hanging out looking at guns and talking with my friends.  One of the guys working there asked me if I wanted to take a look at a fake Rolex they took in.  Being a Watch Connoisseur I, of course, said yes.  He brought it out in a Rolex box and said that he was surprised the owner of the pawn shop hadn't taken a hammer to it yet.  
I was checking it out and it looked authentic (Serial Number / Model Numbers / and other details).  I asked him how much he wanted for it and he said they had $200.00 into it and that they had already taken it out of inventory because they thought it was a fake.  
I told him that I would like to have it checked out so I took it to our local Rolex trained watchmaker who authenticated it.  
I drove back to the pawn shop and told him that I would buy it and that it was an authentic Rolex.  To my surprise, he said I could have it for what he had into it.  I told him that I didn't want to abuse our friendship and he could keep it and sell it if he wanted to and it wouldn't hurt my feelings.
He insisted I take it.  That is one great pawn shop and a great crew there.  



It needs a little cleaning and servicing, but I couldn't go wrong on this one.



It will make a nice present for the wife..
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady's Date



Model 6917 Two-Tone
Total Price - $199.99


 
 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:47:38 PM EDT
What's it retail for?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:48:23 PM EDT
I bought a rolecks once
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:48:45 PM EDT
FAKE, I can tell by the pixels
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:49:06 PM EDT
I'll give you five bucks for it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:50:16 PM EDT



Originally Posted By targettarget:


What's it retail for?


This is an older one, but the new ones can be found from $5,700 - $9,000 depending on the model and retailer.  Used they go for $2,100 -$2,600.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:50:49 PM EDT
I used to have a Submariner but sold it about seven years ago.

I also had a "Folex" (Fake Rolex) once.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:50:55 PM EDT
nothing but the best second hand stuff for your girl huh?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:50:58 PM EDT
the gold bezel is worth more than you paid for it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:51:35 PM EDT



Originally Posted By woodsie:


I'll give you five bucks for it.


I handed it to the watchmaker and he asked me how much I paid for it.  After he took the back off, he said he'd give me $200.00 for it.  



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:51:36 PM EDT
So you got to say "I have a friend who knows about these...let me have him take a look at it."?

Epic!
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:52:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 3:54:52 PM EDT by 1387Delta]







Originally Posted By TheBigStink:




nothing but the best second hand stuff for your girl huh?




Too small for my wrist...





The honeymoon is long over.  As seasoned citizens we look forward to a bargain!





ETA:  As a side note, when I told Mrs. 1387Delta how much I could sell the watch for, she told me to sell it and buy a gun.  
 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:24:29 PM EDT
I'd say that's a once in a lifetime deal.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:31:30 PM EDT
I guess the pawn shop guys aren't as good as they think they are.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:33:41 PM EDT
I know nothing about them.....but I'm curious why the shop was so sure it was fake?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:38:57 PM EDT
wow, a blue moon and the planets aligning in front of a flock of pigs!
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:43:44 PM EDT
You LIE.


You said 200, then 199.99


Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:45:05 PM EDT
Are you sure it's not a Rorex?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:46:56 PM EDT
1387Delta
ETA:  As a side note, when I told Mrs. 1387Delta how much I could sell the watch for, she told me to sell it and buy a gun.  
 


That is code for - I think its ugly and would never wear that thing.  

You did pretty good for yourself on that deal though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:48:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
FAKE, I can tell by the pixels


I seen that, what you done there

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:58:28 PM EDT
Why would someone pass up making several thousand dollars? Not to say you didn't pay what you paid, and not to say its fake, but who in their mind would let something go like that? I can't even get one unless my boss makes at least 100 bucks on it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:05:47 PM EDT
Fake!  It has layers!
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:06:39 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:


Are you sure it's not a Rorex?


Positive.  They tested the gold on it and it was real.  I took it to a Rolex trainer watchmaker and he authenticated it.  



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:07:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rasanders22:
I bought a rolecks once


Pft, I've got a Romex and a Manudo.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:08:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1387Delta:

Originally Posted By TheBigStink:
nothing but the best second hand stuff for your girl huh?

Too small for my wrist...

The honeymoon is long over.  As seasoned citizens we look forward to a bargain!


ETA:  As a side note, when I told Mrs. 1387Delta how much I could sell the watch for, she told me to sell it and buy a gun.  
 


I hope you understand that is code for "you bought me a rolex, buy as many guns as you want"
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:13:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Originally Posted By rasanders22:
I bought a rolecks once


Pft, I've got a Romex and a Manudo.


That garbage ain't got shit on the Britbling I bought in Iraq.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:15:20 PM EDT


I'm dubious, so a pawn shop owner sees "Rolex" and doesn't take it to the same local Rolex trained watchmaker you did to authenticated it?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:15:31 PM EDT



Originally Posted By ApacheScout:


I guess the pawn shop guys aren't as good as they think they are.


Maybe they should have called an expert in.

 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:19:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ArmaNotSoLite:
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Originally Posted By rasanders22:
I bought a rolecks once


Pft, I've got a Romex and a Manudo.


That garbage ain't got shit on the Britbling I bought in Iraq.


My wife brought back three or four of those for me.  
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:20:04 PM EDT







Originally Posted By fastbykevin:




Why would someone pass up making several thousand dollars? Not to say you didn't pay what you paid, and not to say its fake, but who in their mind would let something go like that? I can't even get one unless my boss makes at least 100 bucks on it.




I am in there usually 2 or 3 times a week. They are pretty decent people.  I have seen them do things that other pawn shops would never do.  They don't screw people or take advantage of people.  
I can guarantee the watch is authentic and I'll post the receipt.








 
 
 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:21:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By popnfresh:






I'm dubious, so a pawn shop owner sees "Rolex" and doesn't take it to the same local Rolex trained watchmaker you did to authenticated it?


Yep.  Small town.  I think he has bigger issues with the person that told him it was a fake.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:22:12 PM EDT



Originally Posted By BeerPimp:





Originally Posted By ApacheScout:

I guess the pawn shop guys aren't as good as they think they are.


Maybe they should have called an expert in.  


They did, and I bought it...



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:22:42 PM EDT
Too many layers to tell if it's real.




Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:25:21 PM EDT



Originally Posted By popnfresh:






I'm dubious, so a pawn shop owner sees "Rolex" and doesn't take it to the same local Rolex trained watchmaker you did to authenticated it?


It's not the first time this has happened.  Two years ago, I bought my Rolex DateJust two tone from them for $600.00 (Boxes, Papers, Hang Tags, Etc).  It was a little beat up so I had it serviced and it looked like new.  I keep falling into Rolex watches when I am looking for a JLC or Brietling.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:29:20 PM EDT
Wish I would just "fall into a Rolex".



One of those things I have always said I will own someday.



Till then, my poor ass is stuck with a $15 Lorus from Target.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:43:42 PM EDT
Really nice find....for under a thousand you could easily have it refinished nicely.
Ought to make a nice keeper, or at least a quick turnaround profit.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:48:59 PM EDT
Why would they do that?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:52:36 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Pike:


Why would they do that?


Friends.  How do they work?  



The person that walked in off the street wouldn't have got that deal.  And it was a fluke.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:53:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
FAKE, I can tell by the pixels


Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:54:45 PM EDT
i would never pay that for a watch,meybe a gun but hell no on a watch... who would really care if you had one?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:55:24 PM EDT
that is a great score for $200

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:00:15 PM EDT
Aren't you an LEO?



Did they just knowingly give you something of great value for just a little money?  It sounds pretty suspicious.




Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:00:27 PM EDT



Originally Posted By fmjron:


i would never pay that for a watch,meybe a gun but hell no on a watch... who would really care if you had one?


Because some people like watches?



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:01:08 PM EDT
Damn, Im thinking fake.  A few years ago I got three or four of them in Mexico for $13.00 each.    But then im in a pissy mood tonight.

I hope its a real one.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:01:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CujoTwoOne:

Originally Posted By fmjron:
i would never pay that for a watch,meybe a gun but hell no on a watch... who would really care if you had one?

Because some people like watches?
 


i'll buy that.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:03:57 PM EDT
Very cool, good eye.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:04:05 PM EDT



Originally Posted By fmjron:


i would never pay that for a watch,meybe a gun but hell no on a watch... who would really care if you had one?


I like watches so I don't really care if someone who has no interest in my hobby isn't interested.  Thanks for your input.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:04:19 PM EDT
I think it's stolen, maybe the person was mugged.



Is there blood on it?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:06:32 PM EDT
What kind of pawn shop has $200 in what they thought was a fake Rolex?

Did they originally think it was real then get a bad opinion?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:10:16 PM EDT



Originally Posted By 1Bigdog:


Aren't you an LEO?



Did they just knowingly give you something of great value for just a little money?  It sounds pretty suspicious.





Retired... So all they get are my witty opinions.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:11:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
What kind of pawn shop has $200 in what they thought was a fake Rolex?
Did they originally think it was real then get a bad opinion?


Thats what I was thinking.

Fake rolex's go for around $25.00

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