How To Spot Imitation Cartier Watches
Being able to spot an imitation Cartier watch isn't too difficult, you just have to know where to look. Cartier watches are made beautifully and are usually only sold at Cartier stores or on their official website. However, if you are given one as a gift or purchase one at an online reseller, its important to know how to spot whether or not it is a fake.
- Water is your friend—in small amounts. This is a classic trick when trying to find imitation watches. Take a few drops of water and drop them on to the face of the watch. See if the water smears or becomes beads of water on the surface. If it smears, then you have a fake on your hands. If it turns to beads this is because of the high-quality sapphire glass that Cartier uses in making the face of their watches.
- Check the serial number. Cartier properly engraves a serial number on each of their watches. An imitation Cartier watch will have one barely etched in the surface.
- Weigh the watch in your hands. A well made watch will weigh more than an imitation watch. Imitation watches are typically made with cheap materials that are plated with gold, whereas a Cartier watch would be made out of all gold material.
- Check the crown. Cartier has a cabochon stone in each of their crowns. Its become a key piece in all of their watches. An imitation's crown would simply have theirs glued on whereas Cartier is secured in properly with excellent craftsmanship.
- Follow up on craftsmanship. Make sure Cartier is spelled correctly and everything is tightly wound and sharply crafted.