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Tudor 7016/0 doubts

October 30 2017 at 5:15 AM

mark.z  (Login bruzelle)
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Hi all,

a friend of mine bought a Tudor 7016 and asked for my opinion.
I have some serious doubts about it but I'd like to double check here first.
Thus any help would be highly apreciated!

First, the serial number is not in the 7016 range at all. But strangely the font looks ok to me:

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The bracelet looks really strange to me - but I don't count "not known to me" automatically as "could not have existed"...but still:

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That's the watch, strange patina imho:

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Thanks for your input!

 
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juneja
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Patina

November 5 2017, 12:51 AM 

Until somebody more knowledgeable chimes in I can say that the patina is water damage.
I don’t know about the bracelet but aftermarket replacements are quite common.
I haven’t checked serial number records but those records are out there.
Good luck.

 
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Jean
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You're right, Ref 7016 did not exist in 1963/64...

November 6 2017, 12:36 AM 

... and first snowflakes dials date from late 60s. The dial, while damaged, looks genuine though. It would be useful to get a pic of the caseback and mechanism. Anyway, my first guess is that, at best, original numbers were not easily readable, so someone decided to print again what they believe they saw. At worst, the case (and possinbly the mechanism) are after-market.


    
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mark.z
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the numbers font looks fine...

November 6 2017, 2:59 AM 

..that's why the case is a mistery to me. It does not look as the numbers were reprinted.
The serial and reference are obviously the same font and this looks like genuine Tudor printing to me.
If it's still a reprint then I'd say it's a RSC reprint. Could they have messed up the numbers??

Ah wait... could that be a Tudor service case? Does the 4.4mio Rolex service range thing also exist for Tudor cases?


    
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Jean
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Indeed, the font looks fine...

November 6 2017, 5:01 AM 

... But the engravement looks very fresh/recent, as if the case had just been released out of factory.
I do not know about replacement case for Tudor. Once again the info on the case back might tell you something more about the quality of this watch.

 
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John R
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Serial

November 7 2017, 3:48 PM 

Couple things:

Serial looks re-engraved as that surely looks like 44 before the 3 in the serial and it almost looks like other numbers bleeding through - could be artifacts from the photos. As if polished and re-engraved. Fonts look OK but not spectacular, I actually have some concerns when I compare them to a couple of mine.


 
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