How to spot fake Seiko

Yes, Seiko watches get faked. Learn how to stay safe from a replica with our expert-made authentication guide that shows you what to look for in a Seiko.

3 quickest ways to spot fake Seiko

1. Bezel

Authentic Seiko SKX Watch:

  • The number “10” uses a consistent font as per the brand’s standard.
  • Font style is uniform across all legitimate Seiko SKX watches.

Fake Seiko SKX Watch:

  • The number “10” uses a different font compared to the genuine watch.
  • The fake “10” appears too thick and too boxy.
  • Deviates from the standard font used in legitimate Seiko SKX watches.

2. Dial

Authentic Seiko SKX:

  • The “SEIKO” text is thicker, bolder, and more defined.

Counterfeit Seiko SKX:

  • The “SEIKO” text is too thin compared to the authentic version.

3. Day & Date

Authentic Seiko SKX Watch:

  • The patch is correctly aligned.
  • “SUN” text is placed correctly and is perfectly parallel with the top and bottom lines of the rectangular patch.

Fake Seiko SKX Watch:

  • The patch is often misaligned.
  • “THU 7” text appears really thin.
  • “THU” inscription is not placed in a straight line, deviating from the alignment seen in genuine watches.

Seiko fake vs real guides for individual items

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