These four tips will help you to easily spot a fake Rolex so that you don’t waste your money.
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When you are going to be buying a Rolex, the last thing that you want to do is find out later that your new watch is a fake. While the absolute best way to ensure that you buy a real Rolex and that you don’t make a mistake is to buy from a reputable dealer, if you want to make this purchase on your own, then here are a few tips to consider so that you don’t buy a fake.
Look at the Back of the Case
The watch case’s back is generally going to be made of plain metal if you have a real Rolex in your hands. If you are considering buying a watch and there is a clear glass back that allows you to see the watch mechanism, then you need to be very careful. While there were some watches made by Rolex that had this clear back, they are very rare and you generally will not encounter one.
Consider the Metal Quality
Rolex does not make watches that are gold-plated or 14k gold. If you are buying a Rolex, then you can rest easy knowing that it will be made with platinum, 18k gold, or stainless steel. A clear sign that the watch you are considering is a fake Rolex is if there is any metal showing beneath the gold or any of the gold has faded, as this is a sign of plating. It can be difficult to see this in pictures, which is why you need to be careful when buying and selling jewellery online.
Look for Engravings
The back of your Rolex should be smooth and not have any engravings in the metal. Any sort of engravings should cause you to be suspicious, as this is a sign that you have a fake. There are two types of Rolex watches that have an engraved back, which is the Sea Dweller and the Milgauss model of watch, but if you are going to be buying these, then that information should have been disclosed.
A real Rolex is going to weigh more than a fake one will. The solid feel of a genuine Rolex watch is because genuine metal is used in its construction, which will make it feel heavier and give it a lot more heft. If you are holding a watch and it feels very light, then that’s a sign that it may not be a real Rolex.
Be careful when shopping for a new Rolex so that you don’t buy a fake. These tips will help you spot fakes and make a good purchase.