Modern Rolex Boxes – Fake Spotting

P.J. IngenitoWatch Knowledge2 Comments

Sometimes unscrupulous sellers will pair counterfeit Rolex boxes with authentic watches in order to increase the prices they can realize for their preowned watches. Not having an original box for a used watch is no sin… After all, people move and misplace things.  You really can’t be expected to hold on to a box for the lifetime that the watch can last.  However, trying to fool someone into thinking a watch is more complete in … Read More

Should I Sell My Rolex?

Bernard WatchWatch Knowledge, Watch Tips3 Comments

Common Concerns When Selling A Rolex: I got it as a gift so is it okay to sell it? What if I changed my mind later? I might have some non-Rolex parts… I don’t have box and papers.. I’m not sure if it’s safe to sell online.. These are fair questions and concerns, and we’ll attempt to discuss the impact of these, as well as the effect on the buying process. So Should You Sell … Read More

Which Watch Is Better? A Submariner or a Seamaster? Late 90s to Early 2000s Edition

P.J. IngenitoWatch Comparisons

I am frequently asked “Which watch is better, an Omega Seamaster or a Rolex Submariner?” and the answer is difficult and complex unless the inquirer is very clear about which models of the two watches they are comparing and what they want to get out of the watch. The first step to finding the answer is to realize is that all Submariners are not the same and all Seamasters are not the same. There are … Read More

Rolex Submariner 116610 vs 16610 Comparison

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The 16610 model of Submariner Date was discontinued in favor of the 116610 model Submariner Date, which is often referred to by its most notable feature as the ceramic bezel Submariner. So when discussing features, we should start with the bezel. This is the most exciting and visually accessible difference between the two models. The ceramic bezel (officially Cerachrom) insert is certainly interesting as a material. It is for most purposes scratch-proof unlike the 16610 … Read More

Swiss Dive Watch Photographs & Observations

Cory BerryWatch Comparisons, Watch Tips2 Comments

It is no secret, we sell a lot of dive watches here at Bernard Watch. Like an SUV and rugged terrain, many “professional” dive watches will never see their way around a SCUBA suit or inside a diving bell. Also like an SUV, they are tough and built to withstand the elements. This makes them a great every-day watch! Just about every major Swiss brand offers a diver’s watch of some sort. For this blog … Read More

Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Fake Vs. Real Comparison 116660

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Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Real vs. Fake Comparison 116660

We received a high-quality replica (fake) DEEPSEA today. We will be shipping it back to the person who tried to sell it to us. Below, you will find some of our observations on differences between the genuine 116660 and the fake. In the above photo, the only thing that really stands out is the clasp extension on the fake doesn’t lay flush inside the clasp. The print on any real Rolex is going to be … Read More

Things You Should Know When Buying A Rolex Submariner 16610

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Stainless Steel Submariners often look very similar and you might have a hard time telling them apart at first glance. Here are what we consider the key features when deciding on a Submariner Date (model 16610) with aluminum bezel: The Solid End Link or SEL bracelet. You can find this bracelet standard on Steel Submariners with Date (16610) produced after 2001 or so. The solid end link bracelets added a little bit of weight to … Read More

Rolex Serti Dials

Cory BerryWatch Knowledge8 Comments

When people refer to a Rolex with a Serti dial, most often they are referring to a Submariner 16613 with a champagne or slate dial set with 8 round diamonds and 3 sapphire markers. Serti is French for “setting”.  If you visit rolex.com and do a search for serti you will be presented with a nearly endless listing of diamond set watches, so the term is not ultimately reserved for the 8 diamond & 3 … Read More