There are more and more replica watches in the market these years, but how to tell them apart? Here are some useful ways for your reference:
The movement that powers a Rolex is an exercise in master watch-making skill. A fake watch cannot match the craftsmanship, dedication, precision, and knowledge invested into each genuine caliber bona fide movement will always have “Rolex” engraved on it, which you can only see if you open up the watch.
2. Serial & Model Number Stamping
The serial and model numbers on a genuine Rolex are deep and perfectly marked in solid, very fine lines that will actually glow in the light at an angle like a: diamond cut edge. On the contrary, the numbers on a fake, or replica, are typically made up of faint tiny dots because of a lower quality marking process. In other cases, these numbers on counterfeit watches will have a sandy-like appearance from being “acid etched” as shown in the photo above on the left.
Other factors should be considered is that a large number of the brands watches have mechanical movements, so if you’re looking at a quartz, that could be a red flag since only a very limited quantity of quartz watches throughout their history have been manufactured.
The dial of an original is clear, so if you see any uneven fonts, inconsistent spaces between the lettering, smudges, and/or misspellings on the watch then it is completely a fake rolex.
A genuine Rolex will have some weight to it because they are exclusively manufactured from the finest materials. A cheap replica watch will feel lighter and flimsy due to cheaper construction materials. If your watch doesn’t have any heft to it you are likely dealing with a replica model.
The Cyclops, in Rolex parlance, is the magnifying lens above the date window on the face of their watches. On a genuine timepiece, the Cyclops is convex and magnifies the date 2.5 times for ease of readability. If the magnification lens is flat on the watch you’re considering, and the date isn’t magnified as such, then you are dealing with a forgery. To spot counterfeit watches you need to pay close attention to every detail.
Rolex wristwatches are built to be waterproof, while forged versions will not withstand a proper water test. However, we strongly discourage using a water test if you doubt that the piece is real since it will likely ruin the watch, preventing you from being able to return it. If you believe you have a non real timepiece have it tested by a noticeable professional.
There are more and more replica watches in the market these years, but how to tell them apart? Here are some useful ways for your reference:
Among all the replica Montblanc’s popular timepieces, I’ve had a soft spot for the outstanding Rieussec line, an uncommon take on the common chronograph that draws its inspiration from the daddy of them all, the original chronograph device invented by the eponymous Frenchman, Nicolas Rieussec. The Rieussec has been in the Montblanc family for a long time, but to me it’s always occupied a somewhat liminal space, sitting above the more accessible TimeWalkers and their ilk, yet not quite in the same league as the famed Minerva-based chronographs. But that doesn’t mean that the Montblanc Rieussec isn’t a serious piece of kit, the MB R2000 is a solid movement, modern, with an interesting and charming design. It boasts a column wheel, vertical clutch and 72-odd hours of power. On top of that it looks darn good, too.
That same statement definitely applies to the exterior of the cheap watch as well. Fundamentally, the design of the big 44.8mm (and a good 15mm tall) watch’s dial has been adjusted; the date now has a more balanced, six o’clock position, instantly giving the replica watch a less cluttered look than previous iterations. But the changes don’t stop there. The heavily textured dial is dominated by the classical filet sauté guilloché around the main dials and subdials. The numerals are actually smaller than before and in the fake Breguet style, a fine match with the blued steel leaf hands. You can’t see it in our pictures, but nestled under the hour hand is a skeletonised second time zone hour hand, which makes this Montblanc even more multifunction (the aperture at nine is a day/night indicator that is for this second time). The traditional approach continues to the date, which has been given a neatly screwed-down little frame. Oh, and in case you’re wondering where the chronograph hands are, the indicator is that blued marker just under the six of the main dial; in this case it’s the counters themselves that rotate. As a whole, the dial really shines under the heavily domed sapphire crystal.
This Rieussec forms the centerpiece of the new Star Legacy collection, and is, undeniably, a dressier choice. But owing to its size, it plays quite well in casual spaces too. The value proposition is also strong: special looks, dressy style and a serious movement, and the prices are quite affordable.
We know that the replica watch is a major breed of timepiece. Other watch categories—like pilot, dive, racing, or military watches—are much more easily defined. They’re set apart by a set of features, primarily relating to their functions. A dress watch is just the other side. What makes a difference of a dress watch is its distinct lack of functions and instead of their aesthetic.
The idea of dressing up might conjure up images of lavish so fast, over the top embellishments and adornments. While, a dress watch is anything but ornate. As a matter of fact, a dress watch is one of the most direct timepieces you’ll see. Its aim is simply to tell time. It’s got a minimalist design—no superfluous bells, whistles, or impressive complications. A cheap replica watch has a slim, sleek profile, often accompanied by a leather strap or a thin bracelet. It’s modestly sized, typically between 36mm and 40mm. Now let’s see some examples.
Popular Replica Rolex Cellini
Even though you may consider Rolex as a brand with a traditional and conservative aesthetic, the Cellini is a bit of a departure from their other models. Rolex is famous for its bulkier sport and tool watches, loaded with bells and whistles. The Cellini, dubbed the Tuxedo Watch, is the quintessential dress watch. The models feature a modestly sized, slim case with a design that focuses on simplicity and clarity.
Fake Patek Philippe Calatrava at Good Price
The Calatrava was first introduced in 1932 and has since become Patek Philippe’s flagship model. The design of the Calatrava draws inspiration from the Bauhaus art movement, which boasts understated sophistication. The brand has added options of for additional features and complications to the collection over the years. However, most models are no frills, time-only replica watches.
Luxury Replica IWC Portofino
The IWC Portofino embodies the essence of understatement and fine taste. It’s elegant yet laidback, with its timelessly elegant and pure design. The minimalist aesthetic draws inspiration from the Lepine pocket watch. It features an uncluttered dial, with simple hour markers and slim hands.
Top Selling Fake OMEGA De Ville
The De Ville’s unique aesthetic has captured the hearts of the design community since its inception in 1967. It won prizes at the famed Grand Prix Triomphe de l’Excellence Europeenne in addition to six “Golden Roses” at the Baden-Baden design awards. The simple and straightforward yet modern appearance makes it an ideal dress watch.
Rolex’s Yacht-Master series are always the most popular watches among other brands. In spite of quite clearly cut from the same mold as the Submariner, it has always set itself apart with its softer, more gorgeous lines and option of materials. The closest you’ll find to the utility of steel here is when it’s being gentrified by the presence of Rolex’s own 18K gold in their Rolesor models or their platinum in the Rolesium versions, a combination that actually made its debut with the first wave of the rolex Yacht-Masters.
Valuable metals don’t come cheap and the YM has consequently not had the same universal mass appeal as some others in the Oyster Professional range, and it has always purposely avoided going too sporty, aiming itself instead at an altogether more elite audience.
Taking the series as a whole in a totally new direction, this new addition seemed to be looking to bridge the gap between opulence and activity, sitting comfortably in the mix amid the dressiness of the Datejust on one side and the functionality of the fake Submariner on the other.
Therefore, it arrived with a look different from anything else in the lineup and quickly developed into one of the most talked about replica watches of the year. Replacing the conspicuous gleam of gold and platinum bezels for the low-key, let’s just say it, sexiness of matte black Cerachrom, along with Rolex’s first ever rubber strap, it became the brand’s poster child for stealth wealth.
While their bezels have always featured embossed numerals, as opposed to the engraved ones favored by the rest of the brand’s catalog, the contrast between the high polish of the three-dimensional markings against that gloriously muted, sandblasted ceramic gives an altogether more dramatic effect. It’s a look that has been echoed across onto the face, the first Yacht-Master to feature a black dial, again replacing what is typically a glossy element on other similarly colored Rolexes.
Today, only a 40mm and 37mm version are available and, the funny thing is, they have two different movements. The small pair is powered by the new generation Cal. 2236, containing the Syloxi hairspring that represents Rolex’s first venture into silicon components.
Inside the 40mm replica watch is the battle-hardened and utterly reliable Cal. 3135. By far their most widely-used caliber, it has been proving its worth as Rolex’s main engine since 1988.
The Grenchen-set manufacturer has released another of its timepieces with the distinctive brand’s design and properties. The replica watch in question is a new representative from the Colt collection called simply after its basic features. The fake Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic is powered by a reliable movement with ETA base. It comes in a steel casing and it is available with several different dial colors, as well as diverse wristlets.
This new model is a part of the Colt series of dynamic watches. Above all, it is the series which is worldly renowned as the official sponsor and timekeeper of Red Bull Air Race championship. It is the competition in aerobatics in which skilled pilots operate smaller aircrafts and show off their impressive skills while flying thorough the pre-determined course.
Breitling Colt Automatic Chronograph does not bring anything which could be described as revolutionary or even especially original. Nevertheless, it bears the recognizable styling that immediately points out to its manufacturer, best known for its automatic chronographs, which is precisely what this novel timekeeper is. Unfortunately, it is not supplied with one of the famed watchmaker’s own movements. As most watch aficionados already know, this is one of the most common calibers of this type.
Breitlling Colt Chronograph Automatic is placed inside a steel housing whose diameter is 44 mm which is another similar feature that the brand uses. The housing is embellished with a polished finish which gives it an appealing styling. Not only that it looks good, but it is also fairly tough since it allows water resistance that measures to 200 meters. In order to have such enhanced waterproof, the construction also involves a large screw-down crown with protection. Otherwise, one can notice a unidirectional and a ratcheted bezel, together with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both top and bottom sides. The case-back is screwed-in and made from solid steel.
When it comes to the dial, it is rather straightforward. It features a pretty standard outlay for its chrono counters and the date aperture. To make it as legible as it can be, the face is made with oversized hands and bar-shaped hour markers which are all coated with luminous matter. To make it a bit more visually appealing, the fake Breitling embellished the face of new Colt Chronograph Autimatic with a circular raised motif. The brand’s newest watch can be bought with a black and silver together with a blue face. To be more accurate, the specific supported shades in this instance are Volcano black, Mariner blue and Stratos silver.
There are also many other choices when the attachment is concerned. All potential buyers can choose between many different materials and specific types of wristlets.
The rolex milgauss, a watch with a unique history that stands out from an all too common rolex lineup and that was designed for scientists. according to official introduction — it’s a pioneering anti-magnetic watch developed in 1956 for use by scientists and engineers. featuring a lightning bolt second hand and a unique green sapphire crystal(obviously, it’s not applicable in rolex milgauss).
the basic innovation in replica rolex milgauss is the adaption of a faraday cage that encloses the movement. and like all of rolex’s sports lineup, is based on their famous and ubiquitous oyster perpetual case. this is the same case design used in the submariner or in the explorer models, however, the milgauss is done in a polished 316l steel with a polished smooth bezel that gives it a unique character among other members of rolex cheap replica watches. on the back of the milgauss, there are markings for the model, the brand, and oyster case, which is quite different from sports watches like the submariner.
the lack of a date window also results in what is a simply awesomely symmetrical dial; which is easily one of my favorite aspects of the milgauss. but perhaps the best aspects of the dial are these two subsequent features. first, the seconds hand on this watch is completely unique lightning bolt shaped hand that is painted orange. the color contrasts perfectly with the black dial and the discreet orange seconds markings around the dial. second, to complete the case, the dial is covered by the uniquely colored crystal matching the corporate colors of rolex, which reflects slight green ray and seem to change intensity depending on the angle you look at the dial or how light is reflected on it.
overall, you couldn’t be more satisfied with our inexpensive replica rolex milgauss. even though we work close to heavy scientific equipment and various electrical devices(desk lamp, pc, mobile phone etc.) emitting all kinds of magnetic items, it has no doubt that we really need the kind of protection the milgauss provides, no mention is not expensive at all.
Let’s try an experiment: put some pieces of serious watch collectors together and ask them to guess out the most popular and significant modern chronograph in the world right now, and we’re confident the replica A. Lange & Söhne Datograph will end up top of the heap.
A large part of the Datograph’s appeal is the movement, which exceed mere functional engineering and moves into the realm of sculptural beauty. But it’s not just the watch’s technical and aesthetic virtuosity that’s earned it such universal acclaim – it’s the context it emerged from. You may have learnt that A. Lange & Söhne is a brand with old roots in eastern Germany but it wasn’t until 1994 that the brand was reborn in spectacular fashion shortly after reunification. The first collection, releasing the Lange 1 among others, set the tone of contemporary classicism that has come to define the brand. Then, in 1999, came the Datograph.
To begin with, consider how hard it is to make an integrated chronograph movement, let alone one with flyback and instantaneous minute jump (as well as a big date). But set that against a backdrop of political and economic turmoil, and Lange’s achievement is nothing short of astonishing. The watch very became a cult object without peer immediately.
So you can imagine the trepidation when Lange announced an update to the Datograph in 2012, especially when it was revealed that the case was to rise from 39mm to 41mm, while fattening up a little to 13.1mm. Thankfully fears of Lange meddling with perfection were quickly disproved. On the contrary, the Datograph Up/Down has upgraded and refined the major important parts of the original design, with a more harmoniously balanced case, a slightly upgraded movement, now with 60 hours of power reserve, and of course that discreet power reserve indicator on the dial. It’s this indicator that gives the Up/Down its name, though the dial text is in the German Ab/Auf. It’s an extremely useful complication on a manually wound watch as well.
The dial has also been cleaned up a little, with baton indices replacing the roman numerals. The rear of the Datograph is still a wonder to behold, as each of the 452 components that makes up the Calibre L951.6 move in concert.
The bridges and plates are made from German silver, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc with a warm silver tone that will develop a subtle patina over time. The use of this metal, along with the hand-engraved balance cock is a signature of the replica A. Lange & Söhne. I won’t go so far as to say that the Up/Down is better than the original, as the first generation still more than holds up. But what this watch does do is to bring the Datograph in line with contemporary tastes, as well as deliver some notable technical improvements. It’s the best possible kind of upgrade – minor tweaks that enhance the experience of the wearer, without detracting from what makes the original so cool.
I am confident to say that you really feel this watch on the wrist, and not just because of the solid platinum case. It’s the sort of timepiece that’s more than the sum of its design and materials. Looking down at the date and off-centre subdials you can’t help but be aware of the unique and important place the Datograph holds in the history of watchmaking.
If you aren’t yet familiar with U-Boat replica watches, you aren’t alone. With the brand being rather fresh, it is understandable that not all of us yet familiarized themselves with this intriguing watchmaker. But that is changing so fast. The history behind this brand is actually quite interesting.
One of the design elements that both U-Boat originals and the U-Boat replica watches contain is what they refer to as “left-hook” styling. Essentially this means that the dials and crown on the side of the watch are positioned on the left side of the watch, not the right. To begin with, this may seem like a minor change when compared to a traditional watch, but it has an important reason for being there: comfort.
The watch design is amazing and practical, when worn on the left wrist, having the crown placed on the left allows for a wider range of hand movement. With most other traditional-styled watches, the crown is placed on the right side and can dig into the back of your hand if you bend your hand back far enough. The design found on these U-Boat replica watches is very cozy, so surly everybody would be satisfied with it.
While the replica U-Boat has brought out and retired several of its earlier designs, those in search of a U-Boat replica will find themselves pleasantly surprised at the selection that is available. Let’s see some of the more popular U-Boat replica watches – handsome timepieces that look 100% identical to the authentic models in which they were crafted after.
The crown is made of ion-cut steel. It is located on the left of the watch, as all U-Boat watches are. This detail is for greater comfort while wearing. Remember, these watches were designed for military jet pilots, so every detail has been taken into consideration. For good reason, the U-Boat Italo Fontana replica watch is definitely one of the better selling U-Boat replica watches out there.
This cheap replica watch carries with it the same distinct style that the other U-Boat replica timepieces have. But it adds a little extra flair. A rubber strap holds the watch secure on your wrist. The left-hook placed crown and dial help to give your hand better range of movement. The U-Boat 1001 replica is completely one of the more sought-after models. And we anticipate it to only gain in popularity.
For those watch enthusiasts that are in search of a more sleek design, the U-Boat Flightdeck is a fantastic choice. Unlike the 1001 and Italo Fontana models, this watch has numbered hour markers underneath the crystal sapphire face. Held tight by a rubber strap, the U-Boat Flightdeck is sure to hold up to whatever adventure you have planned. It’s a very handsome, yet subtle design.
No matter which of the U-Boat replica watches you like best, we are sure that you will be satisfied with your decision. The watches are made as exact 1:1 replicas of the originals, and we’ve received nothing but excellent feedback on them. So, take a look, take your pick, and watch yourself become the envy of your peers!
In recent day, I frequently was invited to buy a so-called genuine Swiss watch with a surprising low price. There is no doubt that, in terms of those high-end replica watches, whether it is real or not is in question, no matter Rolex or Patek Philippe. However, latter I found out in my email box, according to those spam mails, that the outside looking of these watch replicas are amazingly and seems unmistakable. Replicas with such high level of making that I may pay much more for a new one make me attracted.
Strikingly similar- tell me which one of the Rolex Submariner is genuine?
THE TELL-TALE SIGNS
1. Rolex replica watches are fitted with a sapphire crystal (the glass face of the watch) that can only be scratched with a diamond.
2. The number is under the ‘cyclops’ date window in real ones.
3. The quality of the printing on the dial is supposed to be perfect, with indicators and category evenly spaced and no fuzzy edges.
4. The genuine Rolex movement sweeps easily round at about 28,800 revs per hour – for each second is divided into eight steps. Even when a fake uses a Swiss-made movement, the second hand’s ticking is quite visibly unstable.
5. The brand’s logo is laser-etched into the crystal over where ‘Swiss made’ appears. In a genuine Rolex, this is made up of hundreds of dots set at different heights throughout the crystal (so it doesn’t create a weakness in the glass) and as such is barely visible – if you want to have a clear look, you have to look through a loupe (it is very often to be seen in the shop of jewels and watches).
6. The watch’s case number and model number would be displayed after the removing of the Rolex bracelet.
In the old days, counterfeit Rolexes were so poorly made that not even a blind chimp would mistake one for the real thing. They conferred upon the wearer an aura of tacky desperation, not cool. In recent, things become much different. The old tell-tale giveaways – sloppy printing, soft metal and cheap quartz movements that made the second hand clunk its way round the dial – have been eradicated.
Good fakes feel substantial, accurate timekeeping and high quality of watch dial. Someone even told that the only way to reveal they are not genuine is to flash back. The majority of replicas now uses proper mechanical movements and sometimes boasts transparent ‘exhibition’ backs so you can see the wonders of horology for yourself. Even the word ‘replica’ suggests that the product you’re buying is legal-ish – a ‘tribute’ to the original rather than a blatant rip-off.
Certainly, with those delicate improvements, the price tag of replica watches would be higher than before. It just like that when you go supermarkets, you would find some products with the name of the supermarket, it’s their ‘own brand’ goods. Though these goods have the same quality with some famous ones, they are not that greedy to charge a sky-high price.
The flagship of the Portofino family with its newly developed IWC Hand-Wound collections welcomed the wide spread in replica watches market. The new replica collections are available in a gold case with a slate-colored dial and solid gold marks; or in a stainless-steel case with a silver-plated or black dial and gold-plated marks.
The Portofino stands for elegance and class, but above, for simplicity. The first model in the collection was indeed driven by a pocket-watch movement from the Manufacture in Schaffhausen. At the time, a large men’s watch rarely measured more than 41 to 42 mm in diameter, so the Portofino began counting time in a 46 mm case well before the emergence of big size models. However, it might sound large to you, but the slender lugs and small winding crown will definitely make it wearable on most wrist types and sizes.
Another interesting feature of the replica Portofino is its alligator strap. This alligator strap was imported from Italy, which makes it looking beautiful and will match perfectly with dresses. Quality-wise, the weakest link in a mechanical watch is its movement. Although widely used in the replica market, it remains a new movement that has yet to prove itself over time. Based on its feedback within 5 years, we feel confident the new Hand-Wound movement will be just as reliable.
Despite replica IWC‘s large production numbers, we are proud of being a master in crafting beautiful and perfectly finished watch cases. Moreover, the delicately designed moon phase brings great vitality to the once common-looking design.