Ed Estlow - 4/21 - Beckertime, LLC

Blog posts from Ed Estlow

Scam: The Subtle Scam – the Frankenwatch

The third scam we at BeckerTime want to address is the frankenwatch. Mary Shelley’s monster was a single human being created from using parts of many different human beings. And that’s what a frankenwatch is, a single watch made up of parts from many different models. Are those hands correct for that particular version of […]

Do Non-Rolex Parts Make a Rolex Watch Counterfeit?

We’ve all heard that Rolex says if a watch contains any non-Rolex parts, the watch is counterfeit. Is this a reasonable position? Does it have any basis in law? We at BeckerTime did a little research on this issue and here’s what we found. First, a working definition of “counterfeit” (working definition because we’re not […]

Scam: Is That Rolex Genuine or Fake

The second scam we at BeckerTime want to address is that of fake watches. As you probably know, Rolex watches are among the most counterfeited items on Earth. Just walk down any street in a Mexican tourist town and you can step into a shop and buy a fake Rolex. These fakes used to be […]

Rolex And Aftermarket Modifications? An Unbiased Look

We’ve all heard stories about how vigorously Rolex protects and defends their trademarks and patents. In fact, I once heard a story about them running a small jeweler out of business for servicing a fake Rolex watch. That may be a little extreme. But, the storyteller couldn’t offer any proof that the incident had actually […]

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