It’s no surprise there are all types of Rolex Replica’s in existence, and sadly the fakes are getting better and better. No longer are the days where you can spot a fake Rolex from 20 feet away. These days, some fakes are so good that they can fool even the most well versed Rolex aficionado! Bob’s Watches has over 30 years of authenticating pre-owned Rolex watches, so when we heard a number of concerns from friends and clients as to how to spot a fake Rolex, we thought we would share some essential tips and tricks for our readers and video viewers so you too can weed out the replicas from the real deals.
Bob’s has narrowed it down to 6 ways to authenticate your Rolex Watch (see video for more explanation):
1. The weight: real Rolex watches weigh more then fakes.
2. The swiping motion of the second hand: there should be no rigid movements.
3. The bubble on the crystal: the date on Rolex watches with be magnified inside the bubble of the crystal, it should almost fill up the entire bubble.
4. The crown on the crystal: on new Rolex watches, there is a crown inscribed on the 6 o’clock end of the crystal.
5. The model and serial number: on all Rolex watches, there is a model (on the 12 o’clock side where the band meets the lug) and serial number (on the 6 o’clock side where the band meets the lug). You also want to look for the engraving “Original Rolex Design” above the model number. To see how to remove your Rolex band and find the watch’s serial and model number visit our “How to Find the Serial Number and Model Number on a Rolex” video.
6. The details: everything about Rolex watches, whether they are new or used, is perfect (that’s just how Rolex does things). Make sure the lettering and the details are crisps on every aspect of the watch.