Bonjour, amateurs de montres et lecteurs de mon blog!
I have already repeatedly talked about buying watches, both new and on the secondary market.
However, I touched on the topic of counterfeit watches only indirectly, speaking only of some models (like Rolex). Today, at the request of one of the readers, we will talk about this in more detail and wider .
Fake watches, just like fakes of other expensive (and even inexpensive) things, are extremely common. As I said, almost all (if not all) known watch models are counterfeited, from the cheapest Casio to unique pieces in a single copy.
Fake and Original Rolex Submariner
How to distinguish an original watch from a fake one?
In fact, it can be incredibly easy or incredibly difficult. It all depends on the quality of the counterfeit, and therefore its cost. Here are some tips that are guaranteed to help you distinguish an original watch from both low-quality and high-quality counterfeits.
1) Visual difference
In most cases, a visual inspection will help you purchase an original watch, but only if you have experience and a suitable tool. When purchasing a watch “from hand” it is advisable to bring with you a tool like a magnifying glass, or you can get by with a good mobile camera with magnification.
The difference lies in the details, a macro shot of the original and fake Rolex Sea-Dweller
If you buy an expensive watch, then a visual inspection, of course, may not be enough (believe me, even the highest quality watches have learned to counterfeit). Therefore, the second tip is the best in any situation.
2) Checking with a watchmaker
By far the best and most effective means of checking when buying absolutely any watch is to have it checked by an experienced watchmaker.
Below are two photographs, one of them is an almost identical copy of the original Rolex Daytona movement, the other is the original movement. Can you visually identify a fake?
Original Rolex Daytona movement
Opening the watch, checking the mechanism , their performance , condition and visual assessment by an experienced specialist, without exception, will help determine the originality of both very inexpensive watches and Rolex , Oméga , Ulysse nardin and others.
3) “Free cheese ..”
Agree, hardly anyone will sell “new Rolex” at a price several times lower than the retail price. Such “mousetraps” quite often become the reason for deceiving ignorant buyers. It is easy to find similar ads on Avito, social networks and other platforms.
Selling fake watches on avito.ru
ALWAYS take any advertisement for the sale of a new expensive watch “on the cheap” critically , especially if you know that “This is too good to be true.”
Free cheese is only in a mousetrap, do not become a victim of a scam.
Merci d'avoir lu!