The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.
Informational Websites ChronoMaddox -- the legacy of Chuck Maddox OnTheDash -- vintage Heuer website Zowie -- Omega information
Discussion Forums ChronoMaddox Forum Heuer Forum Omega Forum
Counterfeit Watchers ChronoTools Forum ChronoTrader Forum

Counterfeit Watchers Discussion Forum

A forum for identifying and avoiding wholly or partially non-authentic wristwatches -- including counterfeit, replica, Frankenwatches and other fake or bastardized pieces. Our objective here is to DISCOURAGE the sales and purchase of counterfeit wristwatch and jewelry products. It is also for helping people identify watches that are mostly authentic, but have been: altered for personal customization, repaired with inappropriate parts or modified to be passed off as more valuable pieces.

Including a photo of the piece you are talking about ALWAYS helps! You can learn how to post a photo here: How To Include Photos In Your Postings. 'For sale' postings, commercial solicitation and ads are not allowed. Links to Internet auctions are acceptable only if their purpose is to question the authenticity of a product or provide new clues for identifying counterfeit products. Links that appear to be 'shills' promoting the sale of counterfeit products will be deleted. Links to websites of sellers of counterfeit items are not permitted -- we know they are out there and do not need to be encouraging them by sending traffic to their sites. Privacy, additional policies and administrivia are covered in the Terms of Use.

Re: Ronda Quartz caliber 705
In Response To: Ronda Quartz caliber 705 ()

: Hello there,

: I'm not sure if my topic fits in the Counterfeit watch category,
: but I was hoping that you watch enthusiasts could help me
: anyhow. I have developed a passion for watches in the recent
: years. Unfortunately, my budget is fairly limited, therefore, I
: can not afford the watches I really would like to have (IWC
: Portugieser, Mido Commander, M8885.4.1.8 etc., etc.) Recently, I
: have discovered a watch from the Swiss/British watchmaker
: company "Rotary" which had a very appealing effect on
: me. The watch I'm interested in has a Ronda Quartz movment
: caliber 705. Can anyone tell me something about the quality of
: this maker and movement?

: Thank you,

: Common man

Hi.. Well, the topic area would be correct, if it indeed, was a counterfeit. However, the item you describe is in fact a genuine production for the Rotary range of watches. This particular movement , (to the best of my knowledge, having sold over 50 of these examples from our midlands jewelry outlet) is a 5 jewel, Swiss EOL production. If you catch sight of any internals shown in web auction site examples, I'm sure you will be able to see that they are of a fine construction and well protected in their cushioned casing. Also happy to say that we've never had one back for repair either, which should prove their worth in terms of longevity. You should be able to pick up a good, clean, second user example in 9CT gold casing for less than 120 sterling. Well, that's as long as the gold price holds as it was in July of this year. I hear that gold scrap prices may rise to over 11 sterling per gram before xmas and as the back covers on these weigh over 5 grammes on their own, be prepared to go up to 150 sterling, just to cover such increases.

Messages In This Thread

Ronda Quartz caliber 705
Re: Ronda Quartz caliber 705
Re: Ronda Quartz caliber 705
Re: Ronda Quartz caliber 705
Current Position
Chronocentric and zOwie site design and contents (c) Copyright 1998-2005, Derek Ziglar; Copyright 2005-2008, Jeffrey M. Stein. All rights reserved. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the terms of use. CONTACT | TERMS OF USE | TRANSLATE