Techniques You Can Use to Spot a Fake Rolex Watch

How can you Spot a Fake?

Pair of Rolex Watches

Pair of Rolex Watches

Our life in the modern world is very fast-moving. Everybody is extremely busy and is in a hurry. One can easily loose a matter of time in this constant bustle. Through years, the watch has become not just a way to keep a track of time, but also a stylish and fashionable accessory which can say a lot about your lifestyle, status, and taste. What brand do you think of first when talking about watches? There exist a wide range of different watch brands. Some of them might be known better than others, but absolutely everyone has heard about a world-famous brand named Rolex.

Why Rolex?

This is one of the top Swiss brand watch makers, who have produced timepieces and related watch accessories for over a century. This brand is associated with luxury and wealth. The world famous brand maintains the principle of ‘Excellent quality for a big money’.

Watch Scammers

Rolex watches have an incredible popularity in the world, which makes them really attractive to different scammers who want to fool you. You can often meet people in traffic or near the subway or just on the streets that sell watches of a premium class. You should not even consider buying something from them as the price of such watches and the places of sale speak for themselves. Be careful and avoid such “attractive propositions”.

Fake Rolex

Fake Rolex

But even more dangerous places to buy a watch are the controversial stores that sell fakes of a bad quality for a price that is close to a real Rolex. In order to avoid falling for the tricks of scammers and not to give your money for a poor quality watch, you should know how to distinguish the real from the fake one.

1. Pay attention to the weight

If the watch is much easier than they look, it is more likely that you are holding a replica Rolex watch. A real one is quite heavy. The real Rolex is made of gold, platinum or steel, so its weight is quite noticeable. For the fake models are used cheap materials, as a result, that their weight is much easier. Also, the bezel of the original watch is always full, while the fake one might be empty inside.

2. The second hand tells a lot not only about time but also about quality

If the second hand stutters along, instead of a smooth movement, it is a clear sign of a fake. What is more, the real Rolex has the perfect high-quality mechanism that runs silently, while replica watch will make you hear the hand’s movement.

3. Pay attention to the Cyclops

Rolex has a Cyclops for a magnifying lens above the date window. On the original timepiece, the Cyclops is convex and magnifies the date 2.5 times for ease of readability. If the watch that you’re considering, the magnification lens is rather flat and the date isn’t magnified this way, then you’re dealing with a poor quality replica.

Learn to Spot a Fake Rolex Watch

Learn to Spot a Fake Rolex Watch

4. The crown on the royal watch

Since 2002 Rolex has begun to place the image of the crown under the 6 o'clock marker (next to "Swiss made") on the reverse side of the glass. This little detail can really help to recognize a fake watch as many manufacturers usually don’t even bother to forge this characteristic of the original watch.

5. The serial number

You should always check the serial number and model number of your Rolex. On the real one, you will find it on the inside of the bracelet. The model number is on the top of the watch by the 12 o’clock and at the bottom is the serial number next to the 6 o’clock side.

6. Waterproof high-quality glass

The famous brand use for its watches only extremely durable sapphire crystal glass. So there can be no scratches or any kind of damages. In addition, the original Rolex watches are waterproof. You can check this out very easily. Just put the watch into the water. A real one will effortlessly pass this test, while replica watch will immediately break.

7. Hidden mechanism

If you are holding a Rolex watch with a clear glass back through which you can see the work of the mechanism, you should know that you are holding a replica. With the limited exception a few very rare 1930’s vintage models, Rolex does not make their watches with clear case backs.

8. The dial quality should match to the quality of the watch

All the dials on a real Rolex are made very carefully and the letters’ edges have to be neat. You cannot find any uneven fonts, inconsistent spaces between the lettering, and smudges on a watch with a world-known name. So, if you do, you can be sure that it’s a fake.

9. The cheapest is the dearest

We all want to save money, but in the case of luxury Rolex watch cheap does not mean good. High quality is expensive.


Rolex watches have become synonymous with success and style, but you shouldn’t pay the real price for a fake watch. Buying from the respected seller is the best way to purchase a real one, but if you don’t have such possibility follow these tips. Examine your watch properly, ask questions, and remember: when we talking about Rolex, if it looks too good to be true, then maybe it is real. Buy a real Rolex watch and wear it with pleasure.