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A Guide To Spotting A Fake Rolex

13 Jul 2016, 9:45 AM

When it comes to luxury timepieces, few brands are as internationally renowned as Rolex. A Rolex is more than simply a watch; it is an investment that matures with age  – a family heirloom that can be passed down through generations.

“Rolex produce around 700,000 Watches a year, counterfeiters  product ten times  that number”

Rolex are the
4th most  Counterfeited
luxury brand in the  world

Buying a fake Rolex is a bad idea. Not only are these watches illegal, they are not built to last. Cheaper fakes have been known to last as little as two weeks, while even the better counterfeit models can only be expected to have a three-year life span.

If you are in the market for a Rolex.
To help you avoid being  ripped off, here are some tips for spotting a fake:

Hover over the images to reveal which is the fake Rolex!

The Dial

The Dial: The date is centred perfectly with the Cyclops window
The Face: Have Sapphire Crystal fitted which can only be scratched by a diamond

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fake

The bracelet

Bracelet: Most bracelets that join to the head are numbered

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detail

Detail: Models Post – 2001 have the Rolex crown etched on the crystal face below the Six which can be seen with a loupe, Some fakes have this, but the detailing isn't to the same quality, as the etching is to noticeable then the real one.

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case back

Case back: Rolex never manufactured a watch with a crystal caseback.

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inner engraved bezel

All Rolex watches from circa 2008 onwards have an engraved inner bezel with the serial number of the watch. This can be checked against the Rolex papers to see that they match.

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