How To Spot Fake Tag Heuer Watches – Fake Vs Real Tag Heuer Guide

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Want to learn how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches? Afraid of getting scammed with the fake Tag Heuer watches?

Then no worries, you are in the right place, as we’ve compiled this genuine vs replica Tag Heuer authenticity check guide that will teach you everything you need to know about this watch.

In fact, by the end of the guide, you will easily know how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches and how to differentiate between the real vs fake Tag Heuer pieces.

With every step of the guide on how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches, you are going to assist with a few fake vs real Tag Heuer watch comparison images.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Tag Heuer watches is to look at the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches for their dials. The fake Tag Heuer watches very often present inconsistencies when it comes to the details that are part of the dials, and on the other hand, the genuine Tag Heuer watches must always be flawless.

How to spot fake Tag Heuer watches

Step 1: Real vs fake Tag Heuer dial details

For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches, we are going to have a look at the dials of both the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches (random models), and we are going to see what’s up with both of the watches.

The same as what we’ve mentioned at the top of the guide on how to authenticate Tag Heuer watches, we are going to first look at the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches, and then, we’ll explain the situation with the two of these.

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Make sure to get familiar with specifics of your Tag Heuer watch and make sure every item on your dial is correct.

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In the image above, we have pointed out how the 12 o’clock hour marker on the replica Tag Heuer watch is badly attached to the dial.

That is because the marker on the fake Tag Heuer watch is actually crooked, and it isn’t perfectly aligned so as to be in the middle of the triangle above it. In fact, the big 12 o’clock hour marker from above is tilted too much to the left side.

Step 2: Check the sub-dials of your Tag Heuer watch

Going to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches, we are going to have a quick look at the sub-dials.

So, zooming into the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches, we are going to inspect the sub-dials and see what flaws does the replica watch present, as well as what do the same details have to look like on the genuine watch.

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In the image with the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its sub-dials crooked as well.

From the lines on both the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches above, you can see how the replica watch’s line shows you how it strikes the center of the sub-dials.

On the other hand, the authentic watch’s line from the 3 to 9 o’clock hour makers passes below the middle of the sub-dials.

Also, make sure that the sub-dials actually work: some replica Tag Heuer watches don’t have their sub-dials working, while the genuine sub-dials are always supposed to work properly.

As a bottom line of this step, the fake watch has its sub-dials placed too low on the main dial, while the authentic watch’s sub-dials are placed higher.

Step 3: Examine the date window (and day window, if applicable) of your Tag Heuer

Moving forward to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches, we are now going to have a look at the real vs fake Tag Heuer wristwatches for their day and date windows.

Now let’s zoom in to the date windows and have a look at both the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches for their little patches.

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In the image with the fake vs real Tag Heuer watches above, We have pointed out how are the fake watches date window’s badge is flawed, and how the authentic watch has its details on point, without any flaws.

Looking at the number “1” on the fake Tag Heuer watch, you can see how it is too tall and too big compared to the authentic watch’s number “10”.

That aside, the number seen on the fake watch looks too thin while the number on the genuine wristwatch looks thicker and more defined.

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In the picture with the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch’s text which stands for the date and the number of the current day are flawed.

In fact, the “TUE” text on the replica watch is too thick, while the “THU” text on the genuine watch is thinner and slimmer.

Not only that, but the fake watch’s “TUE” inscription is tilted too much to the bottom right corner of the rectangle, while the genuine watch has its “THU” text centred right in the middle of the patch.

Then, as for the number “9” on the fake watch, you can see how it looks too thin, and how the number “8” seen on the legitimate Tag Heuer watch is thicker.

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In the picture with the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches above, you can notice how the fake watch has its “THU” text crooked once again, as it is placed too much to the right side of the patch, and how the authentic watch has the same text aligned perfectly.

Regarding the numbers, you can see how the fake watch has the “31” text too thin, and how the number “8” on the genuine watch is thicker and more defined.

Step 4: Verify the mechanism of your Tag Heuer watch

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches, we are going to quickly have a look at the mechanisms on the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches.

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Check if your specific Tag Heuer watch model offers an automatic or quartz mechanism, then make sure yours is the proper one. There are authentic watches of the same model, with very similar designs, that come equipped with both a quartz mechanism OR an automatic mechanism – like the Aquaracer model above.

Replica manufacturers often tend to mismatch the automatic and the quartz mechanisms, while these little details never slip off the genuine factories.

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: Inspect the lume effect on your Tag Heuer watch

As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot real vs fake Tag Heuer watches, we are going to turn the lights off and have a look at the watches for the shining effect visible in a dark environment.

The lume effect is also often referred to as the GITD effect, which stands for glowing into the dark, and it’s basically what the watches should do after being charged with light.

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In the picture above we have pointed out how the fake Tag Heuer watch doesn’t shine as good/powerful as the genuine watch.

In fact, when put into the dark, the fake watch presents the wrong color, as the fake watch reflects blue light, while the genuine watch shines in a green shade. This happens while comparing two of the same watch models, one genuine and one replica.

On top of that, the replica watch doesn’t shine as much as it has to, while the genuine watch shines more powerful.

Step 6: Analyze the bezel on your Tag Heuer watch

As for the sixth method on how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches for their bezels.

And, as always, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches for their details on the bezels.

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In the image with the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches above, we have pointed out how the fake Tag Heuer watch has its bezel’s number “150” placed higher than what it should be.

In fact, you can see that by looking at the rest of the number around it, and this way you’ll see how the “150” is placed higher than the rest of the numbers.

On the other hand, the authentic Tag Heuer watch has all of its numbers placed at the same level, without any sort of imperfections.

Besides all of this, the fake watch’s number “150” also has two extra white spots: in the bottom right corner of the number “5” and inside the number “0”. The genuine watches will never present such manufacturing errors.

Step 7: Fake vs real Tag Heuer watch box, papers and serial number

Going to the seventh and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Tag Heuer watches, we are gong to have a look at the real vs fake Tag Heuer watches for their packaging details.

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Lastly, in the image above you can see all of the details and extra accessories that should come along with a fully packaged authentic Tag Heuer watch. Make sure nothing is missing from your package and everything is of high quality.

Furthermore, make sure that the serial number matches all documents.

How can I spot the fake Tag Heuer watches in 60 seconds?

The 7 detailed real vs fake Tag Heuer 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 Tag Heuer watch. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Tag Heuer watch.

  1. Check the details on the dial of your watch and make sure that everything is in tune with your model’s details
  2. Examine the sub-dials, as the replica Tag Heuer watches tend to have their sub-dials misplaced
  3. Verify the date (and day, if the case) window(s) of your watch, since the replica Tag Heuer watches often have their letters and numbers crooked and at the wrong font-weight
  4. Look at the mechanism of your watch, and make sure that your watch has the right one: the automatic or the quartz mechanism, depending on how it was officially equipped from the Tag Heuer factory
  5. Brief the lume effect, as the fake watches usually shine in blue instead of green, and they also shine too little powerful
  6. Inspect the bezel of your watch and be sure that all of the numbers are positioned properly, and that they also don’t present any sort of errors in terms of manufacturing
  7. Have a look at the packaging of your watch, and make sure that everything is properly detailed

Where can I get my Tag Heuer watch authenticated? The Tag Heuer watch authentication service

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

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Tag Heuer 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 Tag Heuer watch model is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake vs real Tag Heuer 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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