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How To Spot Fake Wrist Watches

Some people tend to go for high quality fashion pieces which is okay because quality pieces have their many benefits.

However, what can be heart breaking is buying an expensive fashion piece and later realise that it was a fake or great imitation.

Taking a closer look at luxury wristwatches, buyers need to be very careful of counterfeit watches because they are not only flooding the market, but they keep getting more and more convincing with their productions.

"Even the prices of counterfeit watches seems to be getting more expensive all the time,” Timothy Gordon, a generalist appraiser and a consulting expert for the global online marketplace Lofty, told Business Insider. “As with anything fine, if there’s money involved, the counterfeiters are certainly on the trail.”

Timothy Gordon has been in the appraisal business for 25 years and even runs his own company, Timothy Gordon Appraisers.

Here are some of his top tips for spotting and avoiding counterfeit watches:

1. Do your own research.

Before you even think about buying a wrist watch, you need to do enough research on the brands and the products to actually know everything about it and what it looks like.

You can search top brands online to get a feel for the watch or auction houses who really know how to identify fake watches.

2. Check the material thoroughly.

The material, finishing, and color of counterfeit watches will sometimes be slightly off.

3. Weight.

Most counterfeit or fake watches are usually made with cheaper materials and are lighter than the original.

4. Engravings.

Engravings on fine watches are generally sharper and more distinct and some bad counterfeit watches usually have spelling errors.

5. Movement.

A counterfeit is not going to have better movement than the real thing.

6. Sound.

Most fine and exquisite watches have extremely smooth mechanisms which produces a smooth sound which you can't find in a fake watch.

7. Buy from accredited stores that have their names to protect and would never sell fakes.

8. Learn the history behind the maker of the watch.

Every vintage watch has a history, so if your seller doesn’t know the history of owner that’s a bad sign.

"Check into the history of the watch’s ownership,” Gordon said.

9. If it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Beware of being offered a watch when price is way too low than what those auctioneers are getting,” Gordon told us. “Ask yourself, 'Why is it so low?'

Make your findings and let them come up with a good and legit answer, if not, you are about to be duped.

10. Be wary of quick deals: if a seller is in too much hurry to sell,it could be a bad sign.

Gordon said. "Slow down and don't just pull the trigger without doing any research."

Kindly note that all the wrist watches in the photos of this article are examples of quality wrist watches.

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Business Insider Timothy Gordon


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