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Be 100% sure about your investment by going to the gold standard in Swiss Timepiece Authentication.
Check not only the authenticity but also the condition of the watch, its inner parts, or if it has been polished before, especially if watch is supposed to be new.
And we will return you the watch without a scratch, in its original condition, and brand new if it is brand new when we received it. We will check with you and show you that the lugs and screw links are not damaged or scratched in anyway, especially if we resize the watch for you.
We will check with you the serial number of your watch before you leave the shop for final assurance.
See the watch in a way you will never see it elsewhere or again. Know what you are paying for as we will show you the incredible details of your watch both outside and inside and let you appreciate the Swiss craftsmanship and finest engineering that goes into it. This is known as Swissness in Switzerland.
See on a 65 inch Full HD TV the entire watch being checked thoroughly.
When you leave our shop, you will leave without any doubt, concern or question about your watch!
If you prefer not to open the watch or the caseback, we can still authenticate accurately the watch (including most Rolex) and tell you if the inner movement is real or correct. Just note that we cannot tell you if the inner movement is new or flawless, or provide inner movement's serial number if the caseback is not see-through type.
If seller agrees to authenticate with us, you already know the seller is real. When the seller shows up for the authentication appointment, you can be sure the seller is confident he has a real watch and its condition is as advertised. By authenticating with us, you already gain the upper hand !
If seller refuse to meet for the authentication at our shop, you might want to reconsider buying the watch.
Please read and WhatsApp us if you cannot find what you like to know here.
We are not affiliated to Rolex. All photos shown here are taken by us during our Authentication Process.
Can you help me check if watch is brand new, unworn?
Yes, we can help you check if 1) watch is brand new or not used condition 2) inside movement is untouched 3) watch is unpolished. You just need to ask before we start the authentication process and in front of the seller if there is one.
! If watch is brand new, we will return it back to you in its original brand new condition. This is what you are paying for when authenticating with us!
Can you help me check if any parts has been changed or not original?
Yes, We will check through the entire watch's inside and outside visible to us in front of you using our high resolution Swiss Made Lecia microscope connected to a 65 inch full HD TV. You can see for yourself the entire watch being checked part by part.
Can you help me resize the watch after authentication?
Yes, we will provide one complimentary resizing after the authentication process. This complimentary service is extremely valuable especially if the watch is brand new. This is because we will resize the watch for you without any damage to the bracelet screws. It is common to find the bracelet screws damaged when you resize outside. We want to help customers preserve the value of their new watches by resizing it for them professionally during our authentication service. Resizing for new Rolex watches is S$25 without authentication. Screws will also be treated with special adhesive, according to Rolex standard, to prevent it from coming loose during it service life.
how long usually does an official check take?
will you be checking each parts of the watch. ?
Yes, we will check all parts visible to us under the microscope. The checking process is done under a microscope connected to TV so you can see the whole process.
So from opening to authenticating to putting back, I will be able to view the whole process right
Yes, the watchmaker will be doing the whole process in your presence.
I probably trust you more than the seller. To understand more, will you be able to detect alignment (probably due to drop) dents, swap of minor parts internally?
Yes, we will be able to detect all problems we can visually see. please raise all your questions and concerns with the watchmaker before the authentication so he is able to address them one by one to you during the authentication.
Why can't i have a set of the photos you have taken during the authentication?
Clients are allowed to take photos of the high resolution images of their own watches projected on the big screen. However, we cannot not provide these high resolution images in soft copy to anyone to prevent counterfeiting or production of fake watches. It is our duty to protect the Swiss watch industry that sponsored and provided us with our education and knowledge.
It will be my first time planning to engage your service for authentication purposes and I have 2 watches to authenticate.
Just wondering if I need to bring in the full set(with box) or just the watch itself will do?
We will be checking only the watch. You can bring the full set if you want us to help check if all accessories are in place.
I have my hands on a Rolex 16760 that I would love to have authenticated
I am not an expert on older watches so I would like to learn and see the process
You can see the whole process but we will not be able to teach you how to authenticate. Its not something anyone can pick up in half and hour and if we teach you how to do it, its like letting you race F1 when you just learn how to change gears without stalling.
I like to authenticate a vintage rolex, will you be able to check if all the parts are period correct and nothing has been changed
We are able to check if all the parts are period correct for vintage Rolex based on what we can see and know but not able to tell you if all the parts belong to the watch when it was made. I don't think anybody, including the original owner can tell you that.
Hi SwissSav, I would like to find out about sending in a Rolex to authenticate. What other additional checks is available as I saw in your web that you can perform additional checks with a fee
Additional checks like timing accuracy and inner movement condition check can be carried out and with digital print-out or receipt.
How long is the whole process including the $25 timing accuracy?
Whole process about 20-30mins. timing accuracy is subjected to additional costs. Watchmaker will go through the whole process with you. If you need to have other add-ons or have other concerns, u can bring it up to him and he can advise u accordingly.
You be able to authenticate Zenith el primero with annual calendar?
Yes. We are also able to authenticate all other Swiss Made watches.
Hi, i would like to check with you what are your prices for authentication services?
The fees for authentication are S$160 (Modern Rolex 1980s onwards), S$280 for Vintage Rolex Sports or Solid Gold models and S$190 for all other brands. If you need the condition of the watch to be assessed with digital print-out from our timing instruments, the additional fee is S$50.
I am buying a watch online, if the seller is late, or cancel the selling decision, but I have paid to your company, then how? Will you be able to refund to me?
No refund will be given as the watchmaker's time had been blocked for your authentication. But if you show up and the seller did not, you can have one re-schedule provided out of goodwill.
If appointment has been re-scheduled, and the seller does not turn up, no reschedule possible anymore as the watchmaker would had made himself available twice to your request.
If seller informed earlier, then we will be able to re-schedule at no charge ya?
if seller informed earlier before the day itself, then can re-schedule at no charge
for one time out of goodwill.
Hi how many days in advance to book a slot?
WhatsApp us your requested time and date and we will advise you accordingly if timing is possible. The earlier you book the appointment, the more time slot available for you. If you book late, there may be less or no time slot available. If you walk-in without appointment, you might make a wasted trip if watchmaker is not in.
I’ll be going to a shop on Sunday to pick up a watch, are you able to meet at the shop to do a authentication?
Special arrangement can be made. Out of shop assignment cost S$500 per trip for the first watch and accordingly for each additional piece based on price list and double for Sunday.
i. Hello. Can I check if you guys provide a visual authentication and checks on whether the watch is authentic, brand new and unpolished without opening up the watch? Rolex gmt master 2
ii. If I just want a visual check without opening the case possible? And how much would that be?
We can check only what we can see. We can tell you if watch exterior, the dial and hands is authentic, brand new, unpolished from the outside. We cannot tell you if the watch's inside is 100% authentic, brand new or untouched if we do not open the backcase.
For watches with see through caseback, we can authenticate without opening the caseback but we may not be able to provide important details like model and serial number for some watches eg. Patek Philippe which hide their model and serial number inside the caseback. The price is the same even if we don't open the caseback.
part of verification , it require open the watch ?is it true that opening the back of watch, it require changing the gasket too which will void the warranty?
We will not cause a change to anything inside your watch when authenticating. And opening of watch will not spoil your original parts as we are using soft tools with certified professional watchmaker to do the work.
If gasket is not good, we will inform you and you decide if you like to change it. Our work or original Swiss made gaskets will not void any warranty or cause the watch to be more expensive to service if you go back to the authorised service next time.
is it true once you open the back, you will need to change the gasket?
No, unless gasket is damaged and till date, we have never damaged a gasket before.
after open the back, did you perform the waterproof test or something after that?
Yes and to proof this, all watches we worked on go through a complete water resistance test in front of the client after we close it.
Will open case default the warranty?
No, warranty will not be affected. Our watchmaker passed the official exam in Switzerland with the highest score.
How come no report/cert?
This is industry practice. Scammers have been known to use authentication report for real watches to sell fake watches.
And what will be provided to me at the end of the authentication process?
A receipt with the watch's model, serial, caliber and caliber serial number.
If i require a report do i need to pay extra? Or some form of documentation for the authentication service
There will be no reports or certificate provided, only our official receipt for the service done. However, the receipt will be provided with the watch's model and serial number and the inner movement's caliber and serial number.
do you have any paper work to indicate that test have been done instead of verbal?
All our test comes with digital print-out when requested. However, please note that test and authentication are two different thing.
Is there any way to get written authentication
if a screw piece for example found to be “fake”, how could I tell the seller for a refund with some proof?
All results communicated verbally and we cannot help to issue report, however you may take photo of the part if it helps with your claim.
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