Bangkok Rolex

Aug 10th, 2010, 10:18 PM
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Bangkok Rolex

Yesterday I was playing pool at a local bar with a guy and somehow we started talking about watches. Turned out he wanted to sell his two-tone blue Rolex Submariner.

I had enough cash, and I took the band off with a tooth-pick at the bar to check the s/n etc. I ended up buying it while drinking with the guy & playing pool.

Not the smartest thing in the world, as this is the fake Rolex capital of the world. And paying a lot of cash in a bar to somebody I didn't know was asking for trouble.

I studied the watch for about 30 minutes to make sure it was real, then he studied the money I gave him real close to make sure it was real.

I told him if he sold me a fake watch, and I paid him with counterfeit bills, it would be one of my best Bangkok drinking stories.

But the watch is real, the money was real, and all is good.
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Aug 10th, 2010, 10:33 PM
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Sometimes you do just meet a man down the pub!! Good for you, hope you got a bargain!
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Aug 11th, 2010, 12:06 AM
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My neighbor works for Rolex. She spends most of her time in Myanmar.

Hmmmm....
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Aug 11th, 2010, 05:24 AM
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LOL, Brad, you should probably have a warning on this post that says something like "Do not try this at home."
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Aug 11th, 2010, 05:56 AM
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and the guy out in the alley who was beat up and robbed of his rolex by the pool player is recovering nicely in a bkk hospital...

i had my fake rolex out a few days ago and gave it a few shakes (its self winding) and it worked fine for a few days and kept perfect time.....bought about 10 years ago on silom rd....$25...

i could part with it brad for $2500. if you win big
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Aug 11th, 2010, 06:15 AM
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Great story. Take it to a real jeweler and let us know what he told you.
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Aug 11th, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Brad: how do you know the watch is real?
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Aug 11th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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What the hell were you thinking/drinking, Brad? I hope you don't ever think you've found your future wife while in a ping-pong establishment. I'm shaking my head in disbelief..,lol.


Oh, btw, Hi everybody!
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Aug 11th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Did you have it checked out yet, Brad? what did u pay for it if u don't mind? There are some awfully good Rolex copies out there. Keeping my fingers crossed for u..
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Aug 11th, 2010, 10:29 PM
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I took the watch to a second hand watch shop at MBK and was offered a reasonable profit for it. If anybody would know it was fake, they would.

Actually I've bought & sold high end watches for over 20 years. You never know when or where you'll find em?

But when I did this deal, I kept thinking it could be a set-up.
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Aug 12th, 2010, 04:53 AM
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Not to worry, mango. He has done this for years. It will be just fine.
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Aug 12th, 2010, 05:56 AM
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Glad it worked out for you. I hope the seller isn't friends with the mbk store owner!

Hi Carol...long time. Read your trip report. Ever consider just moving to bkk?
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Aug 12th, 2010, 06:03 AM
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Hi mango... moving to BKK? Not anytime soon. Spending a lot of time there? Absolutely! Love the place. When are you going to return?
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Aug 12th, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Hi carol. We may come in November after visiting China (dont ask me why were going there). Will u be in bkk during this time?
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Aug 12th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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I think my next trip is not until December, for the holidays. November is always Europe.
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