How To Spot Fake Breitling Navitimer Watches – Authentication Guide

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If you’re wondering how to authenticate a Breitling Navitimer watch, or if you just want to see whether you have a real or fake Breitling Navitimer, then you’ve come right into the best place.

That is because we have compiled this guide with a few steps that will tell you what to look for in order to easily spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches.

Don’t worry, it’s not that hard to spot a fake Breitling Navitimer watch. And in fact, it’ll be even easier if you carefully follow our real vs fake Breitling Navitimer guide, as we are going to tell you each detail on the fake watch properly explained.

Along with every step of our guide on how to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches, we are going to link reference authentic vs replica Breitling Navitimer watches so that you’d easily visualise these flaws on the fake pieces.

The easiest and the fastest way to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches is to look at the date wheel, as most of the replica Navitimer watches will have their date wheel with a sunken look, making the overall look of the watch thicker than what the authentic watches look like. Speaking of which, all of the 100% authentic Breitling watches will always be flawless.

How to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches

Step 1: Real vs fake Breitling Navitimer date wheel

The same as what we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the date wheel’s details on the watch as the easiest and the best way to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches.

Therefore, we would recommend that you never skip this step, and that you always make sure to check the date wheel on the Navitimer that you’re authenticating.

And, we’ve promised that we will first look at the reference real vs fake Breitling Navitimer image below, and after that, we will explain the situation on the two pieces.

genuine vs replica breitling navitimer

In the image with the fake vs real Breitling Navitimer image above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its date wheel sunken, as the patch with the date is fit deep inside the dial, looking like a hole.

This makes the fake watch thicker on the overall look and raises the dial above the date wheel resulting in a sunken appearance when moving the sub-dial at 12 to 3 o’clock.

This has to do exclusively with the replica mechanism that does not perfectly fit the Navitimer case, like the genuine mechanism.

On the other hand, you can see how the genuine Breitling Navitimer watch has its patch closer to the window of the dial, as it isn’t looking like a pothole inside the dial.

Now, let’s also have a look at another real vs fake Breitling Navitimer image so as to properly see the details on another replica version.

is my breitlingn navitimer watch fake

In the image with the fake vs real Breitling Navitimer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch once again has its date wheel fit too deep inside the watch.

Even more, this flaw makes the date less legible on the fake watch, while since the genuine watch has its date wheel closer to the window on the dial, the genuine watch’s text is easier to read.

Step 2: Examine the sub-dials and their spacing on your Breitling Navitimer watch

Going to the second method on how to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches, we are now going to have a look at the spacing between the sub-dials of the Breitling Navitimer pieces.

The sub-dials are pretty much what they should like: they are the three smaller dials that are positioned on the main dial of the watch.

So as to see what the flaw in terms of positioning on the sub-dials is on the fake watch, let’s have a look at the reference authentic vs fake Breitling Navitimier image below.

fake vs real breitling navitimer

The sub-dials on the fake watch commonly push up to the indices printing, and that’s something that you’ll never see on the genuine watches.

By that, we mean that that the replica Breitling Navitimer watches usually have their sub-dials misplaced, as they touch the indices on the margin of the dial.

On the other hand, you can see how the genuine watch has its sub-dials placed even, without merging with the indices that are found on the margin of the dial.

Step 3: Check the thickness of your Breitling Navitimer watch

Proceeding to the third way on how to spot fake Navitimer Breitling watches, we are now going to look at the fake vs genuine Breitling Navitimer watches for their thickness.

Precisely, we are going to have a look at the overall appearance of the fake vs real Breitling Navitimer watches, and that will be done from the profile side.

authentic vs fake breitling navitimer

Just as you can se in the image with the real vs fake Breitling Navitimer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its overall look too big and chunky.

On the other hand, the look of the genuine watch and from the top and to the bottom on the profile sides is thinner and smaller than the fake watch’s look.

Even though this may seem like a simple spot to look for, bear in mind that little spots like these matter when you are checking for the authenticity of a Breitling Navitimer watch.

Further official information about the case thickness, depending on the Navitimer model that you need to authenticate, can be found over the Internet.

Step 4: Look at the ruler marks on the bezel of your watch

For the fourth way of the guide on how to spot Breitling Navitimer watches, we are now going to have a look at the ruler marks on the bezel of the watches.

Since the Navitimer is a watch full of small details and prints, we are first going to have a look at an image with the two watches, and after that, we’ll check out a zoomed-in real vs fake Breitling Navitimer image with the details that we need to check.

real vs fake breitling navitimer

In the image with the fake vs real Breitling Navitimers above, we’ve shown you how the markers on the fake watch’s white bezel are placed too far away from the dial.

By that, we mean that the fake Navitimer Breitling watch has its little lines too far away from the edge of the bezel, as they are not actually touching the edge, as they should.

On the other hand, looking at the genuine watch, you can see how its markers are placed at the edge of the bezel, as they look like they are continued and connected with the marks on the black dial.

We’ve mentioned it before, and now it’s the time to have a look at the more detailed authentic vs replica Navitimer Breitling watches.

how to spot fake breitling navitimer

In the image with the genuine vs fake Breitling Navitimer watches above, we have highlighted the area that we mainly care about: the edge between the white bezel and the black dial.

Yet again, you can see how the fake watch has its markers placed too far away from the edge of the white bezel, while the genuine Breitling Navitimer watch has its markers placed exactly at the edge of the white bezel.

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Moving forward to the fifth method on how to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches, we are now going to look at the authentic vs replica Breitling Navitimer watches for their logo on the dial.

breitling navitimer authenticity check guide

There are two crucial points to notice in the real Breitling logo that most counterfeiters will not accurately mimic: first, there is a slight gap between the tip of the anchor and the wings, and, second, the inner lines that define the wings do not actually reach the end of the full wingspan.

To be precise, most of the fake Breitling watches usually miss these small fine details with an anchor and wing that touch and lines that hit the end of the wing.

Talking about the genuine Breitling Navitimer, you can see how its details are on point, as no detail touches another one, unlike the fake watch’s details.

Step 6: Real vs fake Breitling Navitimer bezel numbers

As for the sixth way on how to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches, we are now going to check out the positioning of the elements on the bezel of the real vs fake Breitling Navitimer watches.

In most cases, the replica watches have their elements simply misaligned or just improperly positioned, while the genuine watches must always be flawless and will display the proof of the attention spent into their manufacturing.

how to see fake breitling navitimer watches

In the image with the real vs fake Breitling Navitimer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its red numbers “10” on the white bezel and on the black bezel misplaced. It is very easy to spot this when analyzing the arrows below and above the “tens”.

By that, we mean that the point end from the arrow on the bezel’s red number “10” does not sit perfectly in front of the white bezel’s point end of the arrow.

Looking at the genuine watch, you can see how the numbers are placed perfectly in front of each other, as the arrows and the numbers face themselves properly, without being tilted or misplaced.

Step 7: Brief the “SWISS MADE” text on your Breitling Navitimer watch

For the seventh method on what to look for in order to see replica Breitling Navitimer watches, we are going to check out the “SWISS MADE” inscription on the dial.

Just as how you may be used to already, we are first going to check the reference real vs fake Breitling Navitimer image below, and after that, we will explain the flaw with the fake watch’s “SWISS MADE” text.

breitling navitimer replica vs authentic guide

The image above does not have a very high resolution, but still covers the tell and its explanation.

The flaw on the fake Breitling watch’s “SWISS MADE” text is that it is squashed by the sub-dial at 6 o’clock, as it is too wide when compared to the real deal.

Speaking of which, the authentic Navitimer watch has the same inscription looking smaller and boxier, as it isn’t the same wide as the fake watch’s “SWISS MADE” text.

Step 8: Verify the placement of the date window on your watch

For the eighth method on how to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches, we are now going to have a look at the fake vs real Breitling Navitimer watches for their placement of the date window.

Keep in mind that for all of the genuine Breitling Navitimer watches, the date window is supposed to be placed in the same place.

breitling navitimer authenticity check guide

In the image with the real vs fake Breitling Navitimer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its date window improperly spaced in-between the numbers “5” and “4” that indicate the hour.

On the other hand, the genuine Breitling Navitimer watches must have their date wheel placed exactly in the middle between the numbers “5” and “4” that indicate the current hour.

A good point to take for a reference is the continuous line on the dial and the distance from that point to the bottom margin of the date window – in this way, you will easily spot the difference.

Step 9: Authenticate the engravings on the clasp of your Navitimer

For the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches, we are now going to have a look at the fake vs real Breitling Navitimer watches for their engravings on the clasp.

breitling navitimer fake vs genuine

In the image with the real vs fake Breitling Navitimer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its squared “B” letter in the upper side of the image looking too thick.

That is because the fake initial letter “B” is fit too deep into the metal, therefore having this thicker look than the genuine watch’s letter.

At the same time, the same exact flaw can be visible on the fake watch’s “Breitling” text, which is too thick when compared to the genuine watch, which has its “Breitling” text thinner.

How can I spot fake Breitling Navitimer watches in 60 seconds?

The 9 detailed real vs fake Breitling Navitimer steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the item online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Breitling Navitimer watch. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Breitling Navitimer watch.

  1. Check the date wheel on your watch, as most of the replica pieces have their date window sunken too deep into the main dial, making it look like a hole
  2. Examine the sub-dials of your watch, because most of the fake Breitling Navitimer watches have their sub-dials touching the design elements present on the main dial
  3. Inspect the thickness of the watch, since the case of replica Breitling watches are too thick when compared to the real deal
  4. Look at the ruler marks printed on the bezel of the watch. Mostly, the fake watches have their marks on the bezel too short, while the genuine pieces must have their bezel’s marks touching the edge of the bezel
  5. Verify the logo on the dial of the watch, as most of the fake pieces have their wings improperly detailed, and their details are commonly in contact, and that’s not what it should be like on the legitimate watches
  6. Check the details on the bezel of your watch, as the replica Breitling Navitimer watches usually have some of their details misaligned
  7. Look at the “SWISS MADE” text on the dial of the watch, since most of the replica Breitling Navitimers have their text too wide, “squashed” by the sub-dial at 6 o’clock
  8. Examine the date window’s placement, as the genuine watches must always have their date window placed in-between the hour numbers “5” and “4”, at an even distance from the continuous line printed on the main dial
  9. Verify the text engraved on the clasp of your watch, because the fake watches tend to have their inscriptions too thick

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All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Breitling Navitimer watch and we will get back to you with the results within 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your Breitling watch is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake vs real Breitling Navitimer watches. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.


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