How To Spot Fake Seiko SKX Watches – Seiko SKX Real Vs Replica Guide

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If you are trying to learn how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, then no wonder, you’ve come into the right place.

Just by reading this fake vs real Seiko SKX watch comparison guide, you will easily learn what to look for in order to differentiate between the genuine and the fake watches.

Don’t be afraid of anything, as spotting fake Seiko SKX watches was never so easy without help, as we are going to link reference fake vs authentic Seiko SKX comparison images throughout the guide.

These image will help you easily see the flaws on the fake watches, as well as the details on the genuine watches, and what they should look like.

To easily spot fake Seiko SKX watches, you will have to look at the crown of the watch, since the fake items always have their crown flawed by not screwing at all, while the authentic Seiko SKX watches always have their screws going down, as they should.

How to spot fake Seiko SKX watches

Step 1: Authentic vs replica Seiko SKX crown screwing

Just like we have previously mentioned, we consider the crown’s screwing on the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches as the best way to spot the fake pieces.

And so, we suggest that you never skip over the crown’s screwing, as here is one of the largest gaps between the authentic vs fake Seiko SKX watches.

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In most cases, the counterfeit-manufactured Seiko SKX watches have their crown not screwing at all, meaning that you can rotate it by simply pulling it, without having to un-screw it, like you have to do on the diver’s genuine watch.

All of the authentic Seiko SKX watches will have their crown screwing, doing their job properly, with no imperfections. By having a screw in crown, the watch is also guaranteed for being waterproof.

Step 2: Check the text on the bezel of your Seiko SKX watch

Proceeding to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, we are going to have a look at the inscriptions on the bezel of the fake vs authentic Seiko SKXs.

To be precise, the inscription that we are going to look at is the number “10” that can be seen in the upper-right side of the bezel.

First things first, let’s have a look at the image with the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches below, and after that, we will explain the flaw on the fake watch’s “10” print.

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In the image with the fake vs real Seiko SKX watches above, we have pointed out how the fake Seiko watch has its number “10” on the bezel very different from the real deal.

That is because the fake watch’s number “10” first of all uses a different font from the font used to symbolize the “10” text on the genuine watch, and that font has to be the same for every legitimate Seiko SKX watches.

In fact, the authentic watch’s text says “|0″, and the fake watch’s text says “10” with the classic number “1” that we all know best.

That aside, the replica Seiko SKX watch has its “10” looking a bit too thick and too boxy, while the authentic watch’s number “10” is thinner and less boxy when compared to the fake watch’s text.

Step 3: Inspect the “SEIKO” text on the dial of your SKX

Moving forward to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, we are going to have a look at the “SEIKO” text printed on the dial of the two watches, below the 12 o’clock marker.

Just as always, let’s first have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Seiko SKX comparison image below, and after that, we will explain it all.

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In the image where we’ve highlighted the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its “SEIKO’ text at the wrong thickness.

While the fake watch gets the correct font, it doesn’t have the correct font-weight, meaning that the text is at the wrong thickness.

Going more into detail, in the image with the fake vs real Seiko SKXs above, we’ve shown you how the fake watch has its “SEIKO” text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Seiko SKX watch has its “SEIKO” text on the dial looking thicker, or bolder and more defined, unlike the fake watch’s thin text.

Step 4: Rotate the bezel of your Seiko SKX watch and count how many clicks it has

For the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Seiko SKX items for their number of clicks on the rotatable bezel.

The clicks can be analyzed by rotating the bezel, and by hearing basically how many times does your watch’s bezel click.

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The genuine Seiko SKX watches have their bezel clicking 120 times, and in most cases, the replica Seiko SKX watches have their bezel improperly clicking – most often, a number of 60 clicks will be present on the replica Seiko SKX watches.

Keep in mind that small tells like these matter when you are authenticating a Seiko SKX watch, even though it may seem like a simple detail to look at.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Examine the alignment of the date on your Seiko SKX watch

As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Seiko SKX watches for their positioning of the patch with the date.

In most cases, the fake Seiko SKX watches have their patch which indicates the current day and the day’s number misaligned.

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In the image with the replica vs authentic Seiko SKX watches above, we have pointed out how the fake Seiko watch has its text with two major flaws.

First of all, talking about the shape of the text, you can see how the replica Seiko SKX watch has its “THU 7” text looking really thin.

On the other hand, looking at the genuine watch’s “SUN 8” text, you can see how this inscription looks thicker and bulkier than the fake watch’s text.

Then, the fake Seiko SKX watch also has its text crooked, as the “THU” inscription is not placed on a straight line.

The genuine watch has its “SUN” text placed correctly, as it is perfectly parallel with the top and the bottom lines of the rectangular patch in which the text sits.

Let’s have a look at another comparison image with the fake vs genuine Seiko SKX watches below, but this time, with a different time set for the fake watch.

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As you can see in the image with the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches above, the replica item has its “WED 29” text looking too thin. Of course the misalignment is also very visible, being a clear sign of looking at a replica watch.

On the other hand, the genuine Seiko SKX watch has its “SUN 8” text looking thicker and more defined when compared to the fake item’s thin text.

Step 6: Inspect the seconds hand for the circle present on it

For the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, we will have to look at the two watches for their seconds hand.

This is a detail that’s sometimes missed by the replica Seiko SKX watches, yet a detail that’s always present on the genuine wristwatches.

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In the image with the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches above, we have pointed out how the genuine Seiko watch has a circle that’s placed on the back of the seconds’ hand. This is also known as the “meatball”, nickname which of course has to do with its shape.

Looking at the replica’s seconds hands, you can see how there is no “meatball” whatsoever, and that circle actually must be there on all of the genuine watches.

Step 7: Verify the engravings on the case back of your Seiko SKX watch

Going to the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, we are going to flip the Seiko SKX watches upside down, and we will have a look at the engravings present on the case back of the watches.

In the above image with the fake vs real Seiko SKX watches, we have pointed out how the fake watch’s engravings are at the wrong thickness.

First of all, looking at the numbers and at the “JAPAN” text at the bottom of case, you can see how the fake Seiko SKX watch has its text looking too thin and too big, and how the genuine watch has its text thicker and bigger.

Then, looking at the main and the curved text on the replica Seiko SKX watch, you can see how the fake watch has its text too thick, and how the same text on the genuine watch is thinner.

Now, let’s also have a look at another comparison between the authentic vs fake Seiko SKX watches for their inscriptions on the rear side of the case.

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In the image with the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches above, you can see how there’s a new example of the genuine watch.

This time as well, compared to the real deal, you can see how the fake watch has its text once again looking really thick for all of the inscriptions, while the authentic watch has its text thinner.

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Lastly, in the image above, you can see how we’ve highlighted a different example of what the genuine Seiko SKX watches should look like on the rear side of the case.

Step 8: Check the lugs on your Seiko SKX

Moving to the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Seiko SKX watches, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches for their lugs.

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In the image with the real vs fake Seiko SKX watches above, you can see how the fake watch has its lugs drilled, as there are holes on the outer side of the lugs.

Looking at the genuine watch’s lugs, you can observe how those do not present any drills or holes on the outer side, like those that can be seen on some of the replica SKX watches.

How can I spot the fake Seiko SKX watches in 60 seconds?

The 8 detailed real vs fake Seiko SKX 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 Seiko SKX watch. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Seiko SKX watch.

  1. Make sure that the crown on your Seiko SKX is screwing in an out, not just pulling out
  2. Look at the number “10” present on the bezel of your Seiko SKX, since most of the replica watches have their text using the wrong font
  3. Inspect the “SEIKO” text on the dial of your Seiko SKX watch, as the fake SKX watches commonly have their text too thin
  4. Count the number of clicks of your watch’s bezel, as the genuine watches should click 120 times, and most of the fake watches click only 60 times
  5. Verify the alignment of the day and date on your watch, as the text present there is very often misplaced and also at the wrong thickness, when it comes to the replica watches
  6. Examine the circle present on your Seiko SKX watch’s seconds hand, because the replica watches commonly miss this “meatball”
  7. Brief the text engraved on the case back of your watch, since the fake watches usually have their text at the wrong thickness
  8. Check the lugs of your watch, because the replica Seiko SKX watches sometimes have their lugs drilled on the outer side

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If you need help with the authentication of your Seiko SKX watch, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Seiko 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 Seiko SKX watch is fake or authentic.

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


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Ch Alex

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