Blog posts about dial

Yet Another Scam: Can You Trust That Dial?

Here’s an insidious scam that we at Beckertime are particularly concerned about. Can you trust the dial on that vintage Rolex you just bought? This particular scam has three facets: a refinished dial masquerading as original, an artificially patinated dial, and an outright counterfeit. Modern day dial refinishers are very, very good at replicating a […]

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 watches. In fact, often different references of the same model. […]