What is the highest level of authentication possible? The watch must have the box, papers and an original dealer receipt stating it was an exotic dial model. It should also include u-boat replica service receipts stating this watch is an exotic dial Daytona for the past 40 years. Unfortunately, this level of documentation is only found in less than 1% of watches. Eric Ku, the owner of Vintage u-boat replica Forum and dealer extraordinaire, who I consider to be THE authority on vintage u-boat replica,u-boat replica
has a different opinion. He says, "I am inclined to believe that the sales receipt wouldn't say (watch with exotic-looking dial). If it did, then I'd be very suspicious that it was a fake.
What is the importance of "box and paper" when it comes to a Paul Newman Daytona watch? Ku says: "I believe, to be honest... if someone is looking for a Paul Newman Daytona watch, it's all about the watch and not the papers."
How else can you verify the authenticity of a timepiece? You can probably get a service document from u-boat replica that states the watch has an "exotic dial", or a "Paul Newman dial".Patek Philippe Replica Watches
The problem is that most u-boat replica service centres no longer accept vintage watches.
Even if your watch is certified, that doesn't guarantee it was a Paul Newman Daytona. If you're a watch dealer, and you have a Daytona that has a Paul Newman dial on it and another Daytona that is relatively undamaged with a regular dial -- provided the serial numbers are close enough -- wouldn't you swap out their dials in order to create a Paul Newman Daytona example?
You would. Is it moral to do this? Ku says, "If you have a damaged dial but you replace it with a dial from a watch in the correct serial number range and model, then you will have a much better watch." Because 90% of the value lies in the dial."
Most people are happy with a watch that has the correct dial in relation to its serial number.