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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 самый дешевый Casio to unique pieces in a single copy.

Fake and Original Rolex Submariner, photo taken from https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=KzxXCznf0j0

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, photo taken from https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/how-to-buy-rolex-and-spot-fake/
The difference lies in the details, a macro shot of the original and fake Rolex, photo taken from https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/articles/how-to-spot-a-fake-rolex
The difference lies in the details, a macro shot of the original and fake Rolex, photo taken from https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/articles/how-to-spot-a-fake-rolex

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, photo taken from https://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-to-spot-fake-rolex
Fake Rolex Daytona movement, photo taken from https://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-to-spot-fake-rolex

Original Rolex Daytona movement

Opening the watch, checking the механизм , their performance , condition and visual assessment by an experienced specialist, without exception, will help determine the originality of both very inexpensive watches and Rolex , Омега , Ulysse Нардин 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
Selling fake watches on avito.ru
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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.

Спасибо за прочтение!

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