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#1 OFFLINE   Boxbrownie

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:59 AM

I gave up on the official Rolex website, what a load of advertising and bull tongue.gif all I wanted to do was check a serial number for a watch I am thinking of buying....do you think there was anywhere there?

Would anyone here know the web address for this facility? All I need to do is check the serial number I have been given.

Thanks

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 07:23 AM

Nearly all watch manufacturer web sites are full of marketing bison (bigger than bull laugh.gif)

If you Google rolex +"serial numbers" you'll find loads of resources that tell you the manufacturing date based on the serial number. I don't know of any that provide more comprehensive info though.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 07:50 AM

OK, I was hoping there would be online resource for checking the state...ie the legitamacy of said watch.

But I shall google eek.gif for a while now.

Best regards David

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:04 AM

QUOTE(rhaythorne @ Apr 7 2006, 08:23 AM) View Post

Nearly all watch manufacturer web sites are full of marketing bison (bigger than bull laugh.gif)


Just had a quick look at Roy's site just in case I've been missing the bull. Nowt there he must have hid it well biggrin.gif

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:12 AM

QUOTE(PhilM @ Apr 7 2006, 09:04 AM) View Post

QUOTE(rhaythorne @ Apr 7 2006, 08:23 AM) View Post

Nearly all watch manufacturer web sites are full of marketing bison (bigger than bull laugh.gif)


Just had a quick look at Roy's site just in case I've been missing the bull. Nowt there he must have hid it well biggrin.gif



It's not hidden, I do not do Bull, laugh.gif

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:18 AM

There is a lost/stolen register for Rolex watches.

According to another web site there is a telephone number 01322 553454.

Did a google on the number and found this:

Rolex Bexley

Check your Rolex against their ‘lost or stolen’ register


Tel (01322) 553454

They will ask for your home address, land line telephone number, watch serial number and model number. The service is free and they will call you back with the result.



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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:22 AM

Wouldnm't that land you in it if you had bought a stolen jobbie?

Edited by fredbloggs, 07 April 2006 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:12 AM

Thats great, just what I wanted.....I rang them and got a recorded message saying any information I may give may be given to the police etc etc........and then just waited and waited and waited......maybe the message answering machine was stolen! blink.gif useless bunch of dopey dina's......

It's always such a pleasure to deal with Roy.......when is that new RLT GMT coming out Roy? laugh.gif

Oh well I'll try again...

Best regards David

QUOTE(fredbloggs @ Apr 7 2006, 09:22 AM) View Post

Wouldnm't that land you in it if you had bought a stolen jobbie?


Yes........I think the idea is to do what I am doing, check before you buy.

Best regards David

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:45 PM


David,
pm me for a link that might help.

Dave.........

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:56 PM

DONT send it to Rolex for a service, I know of a guy who did that, they sent him a letter saying the watch was on their stolen register and they were keeping it and informing the police!

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE(pg tips @ Apr 7 2006, 09:56 PM) View Post

DONT send it to Rolex for a service, I know of a guy who did that, they sent him a letter saying the watch was on their stolen register and they were keeping it and informing the police!


Well in all fairness thats exactly what they tell you on the recorded answer machine when you ring them, also of course in law if you buy stolen property you have no right to it anyway....... nono.gif

So....yes.....don't send it to Rolex laugh.gif

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:23 PM

go into a website called watch searcher, http://www.watchsearcher.com/ check your watch immediatlely and if ok you get a printout certificate and it is registered at their site

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 08:53 PM

Thanks for that Sam.......a site that should be in everyones favorites.....

Best regards David

BTW I decided against the Rolex GMT....am going for the SMP GMT

Edited by Boxbrownie, 08 April 2006 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2006 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE(sssammm @ Apr 8 2006, 08:23 PM) View Post

go into a website called watch searcher, http://www.watchsearcher.com/ check your watch immediatlely and if ok you get a printout certificate and it is registered at their site

cheers
sam


So as long as I can find the serial number I can register any watch as my own?

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 07:13 AM

you have to register you details on the site first, every clean watch you register gets a cert saying the watch is not lost or stolen, and a reference number that can be checked on the site,
dont know what would happen with a dodgy one, probably a visit

sam





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