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    Default Rolex 16mm 18K Gold and Gold Plated Buckles Buyers Beware!

    Rolex 16mm 18K Gold and Gold Plated Buckles Buyers Beware!

    The simple 16mm buckle is very popular because it can be used with a 20mm/16mm strap on most Rolex models e.g Datejust, Date, Day Date and most sports models.

    Was browsing through the big auction sites and noticed that almost 99% of them on sale are fakes.Most are selling them at under USD100.It is actually very simple to spot the fakes from the real if you have an authentic example.

    Some sellers even have multiple buckles going for sale at the same time.
    From what i know,the Rolex buckles are controlled items at RSC and they will only sell the buckle if you buy a set i.e together with the leather strap but that will set you back by $704 (Source-RSC invoice from 2013).

    If in doubt, better to post the photos here and ask for opinions before you purchase.
    My 18K Gold Day Date "President" Collection:
    1) WG DIA 18239
    2) YG DIA 18238
    3) WG 18239
    4) YG 18238
    5) YG 18248G Bark
    6) WG DIA 18039
    7) WG 18039
    8) YG 18038
    9) Tridor DIA 18039B
    10) YG DIA 18078 Bark
    11) RG 1803 (Mint V.Rare)
    12) WG 1803
    13) YG 1803

    50th Anniversary Collection:
    1)GMT II 116718 18K
    2)Sub 16610LV Mk1 x3pcs

    Others
    1)Daytona RG 116505 18K
    2)D15037 14k
    3)DJ16238 18K

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    I have acquired more than 30 pieces from the 1960s to current models and is currently researching and will catalog them according to period of production. Will share my findings when i am done

    My 18K Gold Day Date "President" Collection:
    1) WG DIA 18239
    2) YG DIA 18238
    3) WG 18239
    4) YG 18238
    5) YG 18248G Bark
    6) WG DIA 18039
    7) WG 18039
    8) YG 18038
    9) Tridor DIA 18039B
    10) YG DIA 18078 Bark
    11) RG 1803 (Mint V.Rare)
    12) WG 1803
    13) YG 1803

    50th Anniversary Collection:
    1)GMT II 116718 18K
    2)Sub 16610LV Mk1 x3pcs

    Others
    1)Daytona RG 116505 18K
    2)D15037 14k
    3)DJ16238 18K

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    To add on, it is also possible to buy the strap with the buckle in calf leather instead of croco skin.
    Price would be about half of that or $300++ as quoted by RSC to me about a year ago.
    Affirmative, Strap and buckle not sold seperately by RSC.

    Also to note, there are many 18mm buckles floating around.
    Rolex does not make 18mm buckles so anything 18mm is fake.
    Last edited by Trinidad; 02-11-14 at 01:29 PM.

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    agree bro,after 16mm would be the 20mm.

    I would appreciate any photos of 16mm buckles (front and back please)to assist me in my research.
    It is actually possible to estimate the period there were made based on the placement of the hallmarks and the shape/features of the crown.

    For example the 80s Rolex crown was more rounded like a "U" at the base and the 90s is more "V" shape.
    The same can be noted on your 1980s versus your 1990s Rolex presidents.
    My 18K Gold Day Date "President" Collection:
    1) WG DIA 18239
    2) YG DIA 18238
    3) WG 18239
    4) YG 18238
    5) YG 18248G Bark
    6) WG DIA 18039
    7) WG 18039
    8) YG 18038
    9) Tridor DIA 18039B
    10) YG DIA 18078 Bark
    11) RG 1803 (Mint V.Rare)
    12) WG 1803
    13) YG 1803

    50th Anniversary Collection:
    1)GMT II 116718 18K
    2)Sub 16610LV Mk1 x3pcs

    Others
    1)Daytona RG 116505 18K
    2)D15037 14k
    3)DJ16238 18K

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    thanks for the input.
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    wow.. bro ian.. you really do ur homework man.. actually you can inform all members on how to authenticate rolex buckles and clasps so as to make us more aware on buying buckles and clasps outside rsc.. detailed pics would really be appreciated bro.. TIA...
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    ROLEX SUBMARINER 116613LBD 8 POINT DIAMOND DIAL "G" SERIAL
    Rolex Submariner TT 16613LN "s" series<<<[TRADED]
    Rolex Datejust 1601 "5 mil" series<<<[SOLD]
    Breitling Sirius Automatic 18K/SS B10071<<<[SOLD]
    TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Date CV2010
    G-Shock mudman g9300 ( daily beater )

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    only doing a bit of research during the little free time I have.

    still ongoing...
    My 18K Gold Day Date "President" Collection:
    1) WG DIA 18239
    2) YG DIA 18238
    3) WG 18239
    4) YG 18238
    5) YG 18248G Bark
    6) WG DIA 18039
    7) WG 18039
    8) YG 18038
    9) Tridor DIA 18039B
    10) YG DIA 18078 Bark
    11) RG 1803 (Mint V.Rare)
    12) WG 1803
    13) YG 1803

    50th Anniversary Collection:
    1)GMT II 116718 18K
    2)Sub 16610LV Mk1 x3pcs

    Others
    1)Daytona RG 116505 18K
    2)D15037 14k
    3)DJ16238 18K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Limm View Post
    only doing a bit of research during the little free time I have.

    still ongoing...
    Great bro.. waiting to hear abt your research bro..
    HOME THEATERPHILE

    MY HUMBLE COLLECTION
    ROLEX SUBMARINER 116613LBD 8 POINT DIAMOND DIAL "G" SERIAL
    Rolex Submariner TT 16613LN "s" series<<<[TRADED]
    Rolex Datejust 1601 "5 mil" series<<<[SOLD]
    Breitling Sirius Automatic 18K/SS B10071<<<[SOLD]
    TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Date CV2010
    G-Shock mudman g9300 ( daily beater )

    HER'S
    Rolex ladies datejust
    vintage Cartier tank 18k
    TAG Heuer Formula 1 ceramic diamonds


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    bro, i have a few real one and a fake one. the stamps are quite obvious but some very high end ones are almost perfect in their stampings. will Pm you pix when i get them from cisco.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Limm View Post
    agree bro,after 16mm would be the 20mm.

    I would appreciate any photos of 16mm buckles (front and back please)to assist me in my research.
    It is actually possible to estimate the period there were made based on the placement of the hallmarks and the shape/features of the crown.

    For example the 80s Rolex crown was more rounded like a "U" at the base and the 90s is more "V" shape.
    The same can be noted on your 1980s versus your 1990s Rolex presidents.

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    Guys,

    The latest Price update for the Croc Leather Strap and Gold Buckle is currently $714.20 as i had changed it as on 11 Nov 14.

    Hope it helps.

    Zidane
    Current Collection :

    1) Rolex YG White Mother of Pearl Roman Dial Datejust 16018 (8 mil Serial)

    2) Rolex YG Black Computer Roman Dial Datejust 16238 (L Serial)

    3) Rolex TT Blue Submariner 16613LB (M Serial)

    4) Rolex YG Red Vignette DayDate 18038 (8 mil Serial)

    5) Rolex PT Pinkish White MOP DayDate 18206 (A Serial)


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