Need to know how to tell if a Rolex is real? Unfortunately, many people get pressured into purchasing a fake Rolex. If you brought your Rolex to a professional, he would look at the serial number, model number, caseback identification number and movement signature to see if the Rolex is real. Unfortunately, that requires that you actually open the watch up. Luckily, there are a couple of things that you can visibly look for on a Rolex to see if the watch is real.
- A clear caseback. If a Rolex has a clear caseback, the watch is definitely a fake. A clear caseback would allow you to see into the back of your Rolex watch. Rolex does not manufacture any of its watches with a clear caseback.
- An engraved caseback. While there are a couple of exceptions to this rule, Rolex does not generally manufacture any of its watches with an engraving on the caseback. The only Rolex watches that would have an engraving would be the Sea Dweller model and the Ladies model. The Ladies model is a rare Rolex watch that has not been manufactured since the early 1990s.
- Hologram stickers. Looking for hologram stickers is the easiest way to tell if a new Rolex is real. All new Rolex watches have a hologram sticker on the caseback. The hologram sticker will be 3D and the Rolex crown trademark will appear on the sticker.
If you are unable to tell if a Rolex is real, bring the watch to a professional jeweler. Jewelers have the tools that are necessary to open the caseback of the watch so that they can locate the serial number, model number, caseback identification number and movement signature. If you don't mind opening your watch, this is a great way to be sure your Rolex is real.