To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Tudor watches is to look at their text on the dial. In almost every case of a fake Tudor watch, you’ll see these with their main “TUDOR” text, as well as with the other inscriptions at the wrong thickness and kerning between the letters. On the other hand, the real Tudor watches always have their text on the dial at the right thickness and with no such flaws as the replica Tudor products.
We get it, spotting fake Tudor watches wasn’t always so easy, especially when trying to buy one – you feel more pressure on your shoulder because you’re definitely trying to buy an authentic one and not to get scammed with a fake.
Maybe it’s that or just the fact that you want to get some more knowledge on the Tudor watches and on which is the real one, as well as which is the fake one.
Either way, we are here to teach you all you need to know when it comes to authenticating Tudor watches, and hopefully, by the end of reading this fake vs real Tudor watch guide, you are going to know how to differentiate between the two, way easier than before.
The information in this fake vs real Tudor guide will be stocked in a few steps that are perfectly organised in order for you to remember it all.
Along with each of these steps, you’ll see images that will contain the compared fake vs real Tudor watches. With the help of these, visualizing the flaws on the fake watches and the counterparts of the real ones will help you understand the steps better.
Now as we’ve mentioned at the top of the guide, we like to believe that the text seen on the dial of the Tudor watches is the very best, yet the easiest way to tell a fake watch.
The flaws regarding the thickness of the inscriptions on the dials happen on the best fakes out there. Surprisingly or not, such a flaw that is in plain sight can easily tell you the authenticity of a Tudor.
The image with the real vs fake Tudor watches above shows you how the fake watch has all five lines of text at the wrong thickness.
Starting with the beginning, you can notice how the “TUDOR” and how the “GENEVE” inscriptions look too thick, as the letters are too bulky and generally just too massive compared to the real deal.
Speaking of which, the authentic Tudor watch has its ‘TUDOR” and the “GENEVE” words thinner and slimmer than those found on the replica watches.
Going to the lower side of the dial, there we have to deal with the three little lines of text, and on the fake Tudor, all three of them look too thin.
This flaw can be noticed the best if you look at the word “CHRONOMETER”, as that word has all of its lines too tiny and too narrow.
On the other hand, looking at all of the letters seen on the real Tudor, you can observe how they are thicker and how they cover more surface on the dial, rather than the fake watch’s thinner characters.
Proceeding to the second method of the guide on how to spot a fake Tudor watch, we now want to focus on the finishings of the hands on the fake vs real Tudor watches.
In order to do so, let’s take a quick look at the image with the real vs fake Tudor watches as we’ve promised at the top of the guide.
Looking at the finishing of the lines of the fake Tudor watch, you can see how they are different, being more consistent on the genuine watch.
The replica watch, on the other hand, has a different finishing that displays a lower manufacturing quality, lower quality and lower consistency, having the 3 hands (hours, minutes and seconds hand) looking different even between them.
Yet again, the same flaw is visible in the image with the real vs fake Tudor watches above as well.
Going to the third method of the guide on how to spot a fake Tudor watche, we’ll now talk about the bezel on these watches.
Precisely, we are going to care about the bezel’s color, about the numbers that are printed on it, and also about the rotation of the bezel.
Let’s start with the beginning, which is the colour – in the image below we’ve covered the real vs fake Tudor Pepsi colourway, but in just a few paragraphs below, you’ll see the comparison between the Tudor Red colourways as well.
Talking about the Tudor Pepsi real vs fake watches above, you can notice how the fake watch has both the blue and the red colours being too light. Basically, they’re not concentrated enough.
On the other hand, the authentic Tudor Pepsi watch’s shades of blue and red are more defined, as they look more intense and concentrated, giving more of an “alive” look when compared to the fake Tudor wristwatch’s colours.
That aside, you can also notice how the fake Tudor watch’s prints (the numbers and the dots) look too thick, while the real ones are just a tad bit thinner. You should also take a look at the printed number “6” on the bezel, and how the two bezel’s color mix in that area, both on the genuine and the fake watch.
Now let’s talk about the shade of the red used on the bezel of the fake vs real Tudor watches, as well as at the numbers printed on the bezels.
This picture above with the fake vs real Tudor watches shows you two flaws.
The hand-emoji pointer shows you how the shade of red used on the fake bezel is too concentrated, as it looks way darker than it should. The authentic Tudor watch’s shade of red is lighter, presenting a less saturated red.
Proceeding to the fourth method of the guide on how to spot a fake Tudor watch, now we are going to have a quick look at the watches from the side.
The crown presents the famous “Tudor Rose” symbol, and this little detail is always perfectly highlighted on the real watches, but in most cases, you’ll see fakes with their rose improperly detailed.
This image with the real vs fake Tudor watches shows you how the fake watch has its rose being too sharp, too visible and generally too detailed – that makes it too loud.
On the other hand, the authentic Tudor watch has its rose looking less sharper, since it is less noticeable and less flashy than the real one.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
The fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Tudor watches will have us talking about the crown once again, only this time we’re interested in the rotation of the watch’s crown.
A fake Tudor watch will most likely have its crown rotating less easy and with less effort than a real one.
Keep in mind that the crown of an authentic Tudor watch has to be rotated smoothly, with no big effort. That’s one little detail that replica manufacturers often miss.
Moving forward to the sixth method of the guide on how to spot fake Tudor watches, we are now going to talk a bit about the watches case back.
In order to look at the engravings on the back of the cases, let’s flip the fake vs real Tudor watches to their rear sides.
The picture with the real vs fake Tudor watches above shows you how the fake watch has its text improperly engraved on the back of the case, as the letters don’t meet the required thickness in order to be considered legit.
Looking at the fake vs real Tudor watches, you can notice how the fake item’s “TUDOR” text and the rest of the engravings are too thin.
On the other hand, the characters seen on the authentic Tudor watch’s case look thicker and wider, therefore being bigger than the fake ones. A difference in terms of engraving consistency can definitely be seen when comparing the genuine Tudor watch with a replica Tudor watch.
In order to properly have a look at the lume effect, we are going to turn the lights off after having the real vs fake Tudor watches charged from a source of light.
As you can see in the image with the fake vs real Tudor watches above, we have pointed out how the fake Tudor’s shining is too weak.
That means that the fake watch glows too little into the dark, while it should glow more, and as you can see on the genuine Tudor watch, the glowing is way higher and more powerful than the fake one.
Moving forward to the eighth method of the guide on how to authenticate a Tudor watch, we now want to talk about the bracelet and about the clasp.
Let’s do so by flipping the real vs fake Tudor watches, in order to inspect their bracelets.
These pictures with the fake vs real Tudor watches present two flaws: the first one is about the clasp, and the second one is about the “TUDOR” text.
First of all, looking at the clasp, you can notice how the fake Tudor watch’s detail looks too big, while the clasp seen on the real watch is smaller.
Proceeding to the “TUDOR” text, you can observe how the “TUDOR” text is fit too deep inside the fabric, while the authentic watch has the same text fit less deep inside the steel.
For the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Tudor watches, we are going to talk about other engravings on the Tudor watch.
This image above shows you how the fake watch has its “GAS ESCAPE VALVE” being too little visible and too thick when compared to the real watch’s text.
Speaking of the real one, you can notice how it has its “GAS ESCAPE VALVE” text more visible and also thinner than the fake one, presenting a much higher quality when it comes to the engravings.
The 9 detailed real vs fake Tudor 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 Tudor watch. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Tudor watch.
If you need help with the authentication of your Tudor watch, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Tudor 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 Tudor watch model is fake or authentic.
That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake vs real Tudor watches. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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