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    SUBMARINER WITH WHITE FACE ?

    Good Morning the Forum
    Help please. Do Rolex make or sell Submariner watches with white faces.
    I have never seen one yet but an acquaintance has shown me his new Rolex
    It is a submariner with a white face. It has the circular holograph green sticker on the back
    but it is difficult to decipher what if anything the holograph writing is

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    I'd love to see a picture of this. Is it like this fake one...

    Last edited by chrisparker; 12th January 2018 at 10:30.

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    Another possibility


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    Not Rolex themselves. There are some companies that modify Subs etc so could be that, or a truly terrible fake!

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    Yikes!

    That's not a good look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJK35 View Post
    ...Submariner watches with white faces
    ...new Rolex
    ...the circular holograph green sticker on the back
    This watch is not of Rolex manufacture, in whole or significant part.

    Haywood

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    If it has a hologram on the back, and it's new, then it's fake. They haven't used the hologram for many years (over 10).

    & Rolex have never sold a white face Submariner.

    It could have been an Explorer II, but unless really old stock having a hologram on the back would scream fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    I'd love to see a picture of this. Is it like this fake one...

    WOW!! I like that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Rolex have never sold a white face Submariner.
    Time for some research! Rare, yes, but : https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/in...alks-the-state

    Eric Ku is top storey.

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    Last edited by Haywood_Milton; 12th January 2018 at 12:02.

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    What a find!! Imagine unearthing that thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverte View Post
    What a find!! Imagine unearthing that thing...
    Only to be informed on here "most likely a fake".

    Then out you run after the binman.......yikes😭

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    Gentlemen
    Thank you all for your words of wisdom which support my thoughts
    Much appreciated

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    Oh dear......

    Quote Originally Posted by RJK35 View Post
    Good Morning the Forum
    Help please. Do Rolex make or sell Submariner watches with white faces.
    I have never seen one yet but an acquaintance has shown me his new Rolex
    It is a submariner with a white face. It has the circular holograph green sticker on the back
    but it is difficult to decipher what if anything the holograph writing is
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    Time for some research! Rare, yes, but : https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/in...alks-the-state

    Eric Ku is top storey.

    H
    I wouldn't trust anything on there anymore, and if made by Rolex was out commercially available?
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    I'd love to see a picture of this. Is it like this fake one...

    I do like it... quite a lot in fact!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Another possibility

    I quite like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    I wouldn't trust anything on there anymore, and if made by Rolex was out commercially available?
    I was wondering what actually makes this 35 year old dealer a world renound authority. Flying halfway around the world doesn't change the authenticity of something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    I was wondering what actually makes this 35 year old dealer a world renound authority. Flying halfway around the world doesn't change the authenticity of something.
    I’m tempted to say “attention to detail.” If he was 32 in 2011.... and what is this “renound?”

    Eric is extremely well respected at the top end of vintage Rolex collecting / dealing. He is the owner of VRF and his own watch business is http://www.10pastten.com - have a look at the type of rare watches in which he specialises.

    We know Rolex made some odd, white dial versions of other models.

    I don’t believe Eric has ever been sued by an aggrieved millionaire who believes he has been sold one or more bad watches. While I would share mixed thoughts about Hodinkee, I don’t think I would question Eric’s status.

    H
    Last edited by Haywood_Milton; 13th January 2018 at 10:03.

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    Well, I’m sure their are some anomalies and obscure pieces in a lot of brand’s histories - but most of those pieces were not commercially available.

    All the same it’s nice to see the odd rarity.

    I’m fairly confident that that isn’t the white dial Submariner that the OP is referring to though.
    Last edited by Omegamanic; 13th January 2018 at 12:43. Reason: lots of predictive text!!!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Iím fairly confident that that isnít the whit dial Submariner that the OP is referring too though.
    I'm certain it's not!

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