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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdividends View Post
    Can i ask since usually there is
    1) Box
    2) warranty cert
    3) manual

    Whats the decrease in value you will be willing to pay without the 1,2,or 3?

    And why is the warranty cert important if its warranty has ended, unless one uses it to match the serail number just as one of the factors in authentication?

    Been given a lot of excuses of shift house lose cert.......

    Is there a red flag on why no cert like maybe its stolen or trying to pass off fake watch?
    There is a difference, depending if it's 1, 2 or 3. For 1 and 3, the price differentiation is smaller, simply because you can acquire a box and manual separately outside. Price for each is not very expensive too. But I have to qualify that it would also depend on what watch models we are talking about. If vintage models, then 1 and 3 will have bigger differentiation because the box and manual for old models are harder to find, thus, more costly if available.

    For 2, I have responded in your other post wrt price differentiation. On why it is important than a box and manual, you can never duplicate another certificate of the watch. And most often than not, people prefer their watches to come complete, especially for collectors. Hence, the higher importance for a certificate/warranty card. I believe it is not just watches. Even pet dogs; those dogs that come with original certificate should cost more than those that do not have any paper, if compared apple-to-apple, correct?

    As for why some watches lost their certificates/cards, even when they are relatively new, there are many reasons. True or not, you decide what you want to believe. For older watches, some reasons may be valid. For the newer ones, I will be cautious.

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    given the cases of watches being mis-appropriated where these watches are to be recovered if it reaches the service centre.

    hence as precautionary measure, some buyers will choose to buy watches with certificate.

    whatever excuses given, it is given just to pacify the potential buyer.

    as some warranty certificate bears the name/address of first owner and the first owner decides to sell the watch, not likely will the seller exposes name and address. however, this can be done by removing the sensitive information by various means. then again, will the next buyer want a warranty card that is to be "spoilt" by any means?

    as a first owner selling the watch, i would rather take a bigger to protect myself against any release of sensitive information.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdividends View Post

    And why is the warranty cert important if its warranty has ended, unless one uses it to match the serail number just as one of the factors in authentication?

    Been given a lot of excuses of shift house lose cert.......

    Is there a red flag on why no cert like maybe its stolen or trying to pass off fake watch?
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    Thank you oceanklassik and triton.

    Very informative for a newbie like me who knows what the seasoned buyers look out for

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    Is there a website that lists the weight of each model of Rolex ?

    I'm thinking of using it as one factor of authentication...Within a margin of error given some have been polished

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    i provide you a scenario, if a replica watch can weigh within 5g of the actual watch.

    will you use it as an indicator as a factor of authentication?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdividends View Post
    Is there a website that lists the weight of each model of Rolex ?

    I'm thinking of using it as one factor of authentication...Within a margin of error given some have been polished
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    i really dun get it.if u r so careful n want to authenticate y dun u go to JW or Top Hr to get it done for a small fee ?

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    Just one factor only. I mean I would also want to do my own DD.

    But regardless I will be going to Top Hour. They charging 50. Just checked yesterday . About 20 mins check .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdividends View Post
    Just one factor only. I mean I would also want to do my own DD.

    But regardless I will be going to Top Hour. They charging 50. Just checked yesterday . About 20 mins check .
    Correct. But do make sure on the day of your appt, call and remind Mr Lim early. Once, I arranged to meet a watch seller at Lucky Plaza, so that we could get the verification done together. I called Mr Lim a day before and said I would be going to his shop at 3.30-4pm and he agreed, but the shop wasn't opened even when I left at 4.30pm.

    Good luck with your purchase

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