I never know if these info are enjoyed.
I guess i am a little obsessed with these details.
I make people smell and test my theory and they think I am a little $$%%$$
But I love this stuff.
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Rolex Vintage Brochure - Skin Diver handbook.
I thought I would do another expos é on spotting the non genuine examples as I am seeing more showing up for sale. In pictures online it is very hard to spot the fake. As in my last report pixels from reproduction copier/photo copy can only really be seen...
Bill- this is again very helpful. And yes the smell test is a very useful trick indeed. An expert taught me that last year. Best Edmond
A great post with useful tips, Bill.
Still much to learn about VR for me. This kind of information is very useful for someone new to VR. After acquiring my first VR recently, a 1968 no date sub 5513 MF, I'm now in the hunt for a GMT Master 1675 and Red Sub 1680. Any useful tips from you is a...
Your Rolex 5513 MF is a great looking watch.
For the Role 1680 Red Submariner you have a great reference right here on the site. The Rolex 1675 GMT has a big fan club here so please share your targets with us. When you get the bug for the Rolex Gilt models this report is a good starter. There are m...
Another great thread from a great lover of Vintage Rolex
You have never cease to amaze me (and us ) with your depth of knowledge and understanding of vintage Rolexes. I love the "smell" test especially ! LOL Thanks for sharing these valuable information here. These info are scarce and hardly available freely. I...
Typesetting is another clue.
The spacing between the letters (kerning) is more exact on modern typesetting generated with software. Vintage was done by hand. Look at the word “diving”. ...
Wow Bill!! You got them book binded!! I did the same for years!!
I was very lucky to meet Mr. Jim Auxier one of the two founders of Skin Diver Magazine in February 1966. I also met Jeane and Ed Dowd writers of same magazine in same date. I have so many fond memories of that magazine! Absolutely agree with you that it w...