E-Bay For Watches

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I've always gone to a licenced retail jeweller to buy my Omegas and now I am looking at a Rolex Explorer II. Can E-Bay be another solution. My big concern is obviously fakes but if the watch is legit what about the papers and the international warrenty? Has anyone gone the E-Bay route? Thanks.
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It's good to ask around and I'm glad to offer advice but this is a messageboard after all so you have to take everything with a grain of salt, especially my post!! LOL

like everyone has said there are good and bad sellers and and doing your OWN homework is crucial!! asking questions will only get you so far, you have to dig and dig deep to get what you want at a fair price.

No. Rolex warranties are non-transferable. So even if it was bought yesterday & re-sold today Rolex wont honor the warranty (as a rule).

However, some ebay sales (as well as other 2nd hand sales) have the warranty papers not filled in. Some call these open papers. I've heard that these will have the warranty as you'll enter your name, but it also has to have a sales date & AD stamp, so I'm not sure if it's true or not.

I'd assume any Rolex not sold via an AD does not have a Rolex warranty. Though the seller may warrant the watch thru their company. Sometimes this warranty is even better than the Rolex 2 year...
Scott in my case I bought from a reputible guy from the newturfers site, the warrantee card I got was from a Hong Kong AD and it was blank, had the AD's stamp and it was dated a month earlier than the purchase date but the name was waiting for me to fill it in. I haven't had to use it yet but the AD I took it to authenticate it says it's 100% legit. So I guess some grays buy in bulk from Asia or other counties and negotiate the "open papers" as a part of the purchase?!?
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