How to spot fake Watches

You can check if a watch is real in ~2 minutes with our free real vs fake guides: Rolex, Hublot, Omega, Tudor, and more. Select your brand and model and learn how to authenticate! Alternatively, let our team of expert watch authenticators do the job for you.

3 quickest ways to spot fake Watches

1. Date

Counterfeit Watch:

  • The number “2” on the counterfeit watch looks too thick.
  • The number “2” on the replica piece is also misplaced, as it is too far to the left side of the box where it should be centered.

2. Bracelet

Replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak:

  • The bracelet on the replica watch may not give you the sensation of holding a high-quality material.
  • It can either feel too flexible or too rigid.
  • The fake AP watch may have small spots of rust that are not easily visible to the naked eye, but they can become noticeable when examining the bracelet closely, especially with a zoomed picture.
  • When touching the bracelet on the authentic AP watch, you should feel the high-quality materials and the elegant, polished finish, which may not be replicated in the fake.

3. Bezel

On the fake Omega Seamaster watch:

  • The inscriptions on the bezel are too thin.
  • When you touch the bezel and don’t feel like the inscriptions are engraved deep into it, that is a sign of a fake watch.

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