I usually don't post on the boards, however, the vendor referenced in this thread piqued my interest earlier this month with their set of vintage Rolex Explorers that eerily all had the same tropical, rich aged patina to their dials.
The vendor now has a "AUTHENTIC RARE ROLEX SUBMARINER JAMES BOND REF 5508 GILT DIAL `58 ,RL_201117-1" with the exact same look as the explorers. The explorers have been commented on an earlier, separate thread, with some of the board "experts" calling out their perceived discrepancies in the dials.
This Seller has comments from one buyer that the Seller sold a "Fake 6542 Bezel,Does not match the photos or description Beware! Sells Fakes!"
I wish there was an easy to validate the authenticity of these high ticket items beyond "let the buyer beware"!