Yellow Gold Replica Rolex Daytona and a Redialed Rolex Veriflat
The vintage Rolex Daytona seems ubiquitous in auction catalogs these days, but finding an amazing yellow gold one always proves a challenge. Among all these watches, this model is one of the most actively pursued, extremely with a black dial. Visually, the appeal is easy to get, the black bezel and back dial contrasting nicely with the yellow gold case. And the screw-down pushers give even more presence to the 37mm case, in addition to the newly-upgraded water resistance (although we really did not mean to suggest exposing any vintage Daytona to water nowadays).
The example here shows a sigma dial, with the small symbols placed at the bottom of the dial around the “T-Swiss-T” line. This denomination comes in accordance with the 1977 production date implied by the serial number engraved on the case. The tritium lume on the handset has taken on a cool patina, but you won’t fail to notice a couple of missing lume plots on the dial. The key point is, this cheap replica watch kept its original pushers and its case was not excessively polished, as evidenced by the curves of the lugs. And the yellow gold rivet bracelet is just the sweet finishing touch, especially since its links remain tightly attached (loose stretch being common on those vintage bracelets).
However, there is another model called Redialed replica Rolex Veriflat that we want to share something specia with you here. Let’s call this a semi-Buyer Beware, as the dial is correctly mentioned as “refinished” in the listing. However, it’s definitely a full redial, as the incorrect font and minute track reveal. Another clear telltale sign comes from the cross-hair second track, wrongly placed, as the lines should start from the edges, and not meet in the middle. The Swiss mention at the bottom of the dial is gone and the greenish lume leaves very little doubt about relume as well. In conclusion, his Veriflat is a textbook example for identifying a horrible redial, which is a shame, because the original dial with the elongated crown and indexes looks killer.