Real high-end watches never leave any regrets to buyers. Every workmanship, from appearance to movement, is delicate and touching. When there is truth, there are fakes. At the same time, counterfeit products are slowly flooding this small market. Difficult to distinguish between true and false? We help you show the way, maybe you can see through the cottage faster. 1. Look at the movement
The identification of the movement should be based on the familiarity of the movement model and movement identification used in the real watch. For example, a hollow watch, you must carefully observe the words of the movement, the real watch carving is clear and beautiful, the fake watch is rough and humble. Finally, a deep understanding of the performance of the movement, such as the winding method and the sound of the movement of the movement, will help you to add points to the recognition.
2. Look at the details
Carefully observe the appearance of the watch, such as the appearance of sanding, the real watch grinding method is delicate and sophisticated, and the fake watch technology is far from it. In addition, the craftsmanship of this watch, such as the shape of the screws, the grinding and engraving of the bottom of the watch, some brands have their own special marks and logos in terms of craftsmanship.
3. Look at the label imprint and number
The true watch has its own pattern and digital mark on the strap, buckle, bottom, lugs, etc. Usually, the watch’s bottom label has the digital logo of the brand LOGO and the watch model. Some watches also have laser anti-counterfeiting on the bottom label. paper. Usually, the fake watch’s label is printed lightly, and the size of the code is not regular.
4. Look at the glass
At present, the production level of watch glass is relatively high, and they are all made of sapphire crystal glass. In terms of identification, there are still some clever methods. Some brands of watches will be labeled on the glass, such as Rolex watches will have a small row of ROLEX English letters at 6 o’clock. There is also an easier way to distinguish, with a light tap on the glass surface with your fingers, the real sapphire crystal will make a crisp sound.
5. Look at the dial
The dial surface technology commonly used in high-end watches includes enamel surface, engraving technology, metal radiation disk surface, shell disk surface, etc. Some watches also have their own unique technologies, such as Rolex computer disks, Cartier’s pure gold silver-plated carved disk surface, etc. Fake dials will never use precious metals or inlaid with real gemstones. Many rhinestones and artificial zircons are used. Some even use natural diamonds, but they are unevenly set, uneven in size, large or small in diameter, and often broken.
6. Look at the function
Most fake watches will not work hard on the function, which is the best breakthrough to distinguish true and false. The functions of many fake watches are furnishings, such as moon phases, perpetual calendar, tourbillon, etc. In fact, this function is not available.
7. Look at the pointer
The hands of the genuine watch are very different from the fake in terms of length, thickness, shape and material. For example, the ‘blue steel hands’ often used in high-end watches. The hands of real watches are fired through a complicated process. The color is full of faint blue, while the blue of fake hands is simply brushed up. The brightness is not enough, and the pointers are uneven and the edges and corners are not distinguished.
8. Watch box and certificate
The value of the watch is reflected in all aspects, and the packaging is naturally not sloppy. The box of a high-end watch is very elegant, and the certificate will also be printed with the watch model and unique production serial number, which is generally called ‘birth paper’. Some brand certificates will also be printed with pinhole big-eye technology, and the watch number is printed on the certificate to prevent counterfeiting.
9. Look at the strap
The belts of high-end watches are mostly made of high-quality crocodile leather and hand-stitched, regardless of the material technology. The fake watch is rough, with larger pins and a loose feel.
10. Look at hidden places
Observe all the edges and corners, such as the inside of the strap, the lead of the real watch will be numbered, which is difficult to do for fake watches, and it is also the most easily overlooked by sellers. For more professional identification, you need to disassemble the appearance and check the mechanical parts, such as the piercing of the strap, the sleeve, and the strap section. The crown tube of true and false watches is quite different in the installation process. If it is a K gold watch, the crown tube should also be gold. The fake watch may be steel and has no internal teeth. This can be seen by pulling out the crown.