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Help needed Rolex Bracelet 78360 Fake OR Original?

November 29 2017 at 1:14 PM

SubKingJ  (Login SubKingJ)
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Hey VRF,

Looking for some help authenticating this 78360 bracelet I have. I been trying to track down pictures all day to compare against this bracelet I have. I couple things throw some red flags and I'm not sure if this is normal or not for this particular bracelet.

I do know that there are some differences from year to year with the crown on the clasp and other engraving styles.

The bracelet is stamped "VE" which from my research tells me this is a 1980 date code.

there are some lines going across the inside of some links, not all. Almost looks like factory machine marks or defects.

if the forum members could please review some pictures I have taken to help spread some light on this and put my mind at ease, I would greatly appreciate the help.

0_CDEB3_EC-16_BF-44_FE-84_D2-11611_B3_E9_C28


227_E2_F8_F-0_D2_A-495_E-_A886-_B14_B81589_CBA


41_B9545_F-3324-4815-9343-25_F4_CA92666_A


7_C112570-_EE91-409_E-_B562-37_E87113316_E


B86043_A7-16_CE-4_CA4-_A816-_E8311_E26_F5_A1


D11_F49_EF-_E50_C-45_EC-9567-5_B4_CB1_F37086
F2115_D37-61_D5-4528-9621-038_A1_F737_A28


F44_F5_A0_D-8_B4_E-4923-951_F-_D3_E6525_C3_E3_D


0_A7_D3505-34_C4-4753-_B863-030_C831_F47_CE


19_B9_ABDD-4841-482_E-_B76_F-_CF05_E5_E41195


1_EDA3_FC5-96_DE-4974-932_E-_D301_A3_CC6483


D5_BD476_F-_DBE5-4_DA9-97_B5-40295595_ACB4




 
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Robbe1675
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I have a 62510 with the same swissmade stamp

November 30 2017, 2:30 AM 

Most have a blank space between Swiss and Made, but some like yours and mine has Swissmade.
Mine is a G code as well.
The 78360 in the widest link is the same stamp as a 78360 I have.
I would not worry.
The ends look service items however.

 
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SubKingJ
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Does the Coronet on the clasp look correct to you?

November 30 2017, 6:40 AM 

Thanks for your response.

Just wondering if the coronet on the clasp looks off to you? The bottom doesn't look as oval as others that I have seen.

Also, the clasp seems to be thicker steel than I am used to seeing. Normally the clasps are more on the thinner side. Perhaps rolex made more of a strong thick clasp on later 78360 bracelets?

Also, has anyone ever seen those lines on the inside of the links before? Clearly manufacturing marks of some kind that were never polished off all the way.


 
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Robbe1675
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yes, does look correct and

November 30 2017, 8:53 AM 

there are more variations on the clasp top as well, with straight sides on the bottom as well as sides with a shape (hard to explain).
I think this bracelet has been renovated/restored, with new (rolex) middle links. The marks are perhaps from the tools used.

 
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Robb
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Genuine

November 30 2017, 11:09 AM 


 
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SubKingJ
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Thank you so much for your help everyone!

November 30 2017, 11:37 AM 

very interesting stuff. I guess you can never be too carful when there are so many passable fakes out there these days, it has made me paranoid to say the least. Very thankful for having VRF to make collecting that much safer.

 
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RolexVintage.it
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genuine

November 30 2017, 1:55 PM 

genuine, maybe only the 580 ends are service

 
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