18 Different Telltale Signs to Spotting a Fake Rolex

Buying a Rolex is not cheap. The cheapest Rolex bought new should set you back at minimum around $6-7000, most much much more.

So how do you avoid getting swindled?

British shopping site Wish put together this useful infographic about how to spot a fake Rolex.

Some of the tips include:

  • Looking at the band, the band are made with smoothed edges and out of 3 pieces of metal, fakes are commonly made to look rolled like the Swiss band, but will have different edges because they are made from a single piece of metal.
  • Real Rolexes after 2003/2004 have a micro etched small crown logo in the glass at the 6 o’clock position, although this may be hard to see with the naked eye.
  • The crown winder should be made from a single piece of metal, a lot of fakes have the crown glued on after the watch is made, use an eyeglass to look for glue to spot a replica.
  • Real rolexes have threaded pins to hold the strap to the watch, look through an eye glass and you’ll see a tiny spot for a screwdriver, fakes usually will not have the threaded pins.

For all the tips check out the complete infograph below:

rolex info


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