How To Spot Imitation Rolex Watch

You’ll probably never need to know how to spot an imitation Rolex watch if you’ve bought your Rolex watches from the same dealer for many years. However, if you want to intelligently purchase an authentic piece of jewelry, it’s important to be able to tell the difference between genuine and fake. Paying a lot of money for a cheap watch can be disappointing and infuriating at the same time.

To spot an imitation rolex watch, you will need:

  • Magnifying glass
  • A sense of alertness
  1. Look for the clear caseback. If you’ve ever handled a Rolex watch and flipped it over, you could testify that there wasn’t a clear caseback on it. Many counterfeit Rolex come with clear casebacks to entice the buyer more into buying. You may even notice the Rolex crown on a few of the inner parts for attempted authenticity.

  2. Look for engravings. If you find that there is anything engraved on the back of a Rolex watch, you can almost bet that it’s an imitation Rolex watch. Rolex watches are free of engravings at all, and you’ll never find anything printed or engraved on the back of almost any of them.

  3. After purchasing an authentic Rolex watch, it will come with a hologram sticker of authenticity. Of course, counterfeit watches will come with stickers as well but they almost always won’t produce the same 3D effect as the real McCoys do.

  4. Newer Rolex watches will have a tiny crown etched into the Crystal around the 6 o’clock area. It has been suspected that Rolex began doing this to help buyers distinguish between an imitation Rolex watch and a real one, but this has definitely proved to expose a lot of the fakes.

  5. Taking a look at the serial and case reference numbers on the case will also help you to decide whether you’ve got an imitation Rolex watch or not. These numbers are usually etched lightly but smoothly. Fakes tend to etch these numbers more roughly, and the numbers may be too close in distance to each other.

  6. Lastly, one of the easiest ways to spot an imitation Rolex watch is to take it to an appraiser. They’ll give you the cold, hard facts about Rolex watches, and they’ll instantly let you know whether you’ve been stiffed or not.

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