Real vs. Fake Watch: The Series
Luxury watches are undoubtedly a serious investment. But, there are people out there looking to fool even the most avid watch collector. The advancement of technology has allowed these counterfeiters to up their game and our watchmakers are seeing more
Conversation surrounding replica watches has been divisive, with strong opinions on both sides of the debate. What draws people to fake recreations of brand-name luxury items, despite the fact that it's illegal and morally questionable? Partly because it makes otherwise unaffordable pieces affordable, partly because
The idea of a fake watch is kind of interesting. It's built to duplicate of a four-figure (sometimes five- or six-figure) watch at the lowest cost possible. And whether the producers of fake watches are really trying all that hard to pass their wares as legitimate,
The Rolex President is a pretty iconic watch. There's not really any other watch that looks like it—that includes fake watches especially. However, that doesn't stop them from trying.
In general, it's much easier to replicate a stainless steel watch. That's because steel is a relatively
When we get a fake watch into the facility, oftentimes it's pretty easy to see right off the bat.
But not all replicas are made equal, and recently, they've gotten pretty good. We're talking Frankenwatches that combine both real and fake parts, really well-done copies that
Fake watches aren't created equally.
Believe it or not, there is such thing as a sophisticated replica watch. This means that if you're interested in the real thing, you have to trust the seller. And understand that if the price on your dream watch seems too
Ah, fake watches.
Bad or good, we can't help but be fascinated by them, even as they cheapen the carefully crafted brand images of the Swiss watch industry or bankroll dubious overseas business practices. But ultimately, it's the quality and emotional value that makes a watch
Buyer beware: fake watches are getting better every year. And they're getting more prolific—a quick Google search will bring up hundreds of internet retailers hawking their replica goods.
But let us be clear—we don't say that as a good thing. While the producers of fake watches
If you have ever been to New York City, then you know all about Manhattan’s Canal Street in Chinatown. Tourists can be seen sneaking into the backs of buildings behind secret doors, or climbing up 12 flights of stairs to a room at the top
The LA Times reports that Rolex is suing Melrose Jewelers for selling counterfeit Rolex watches. Melrose claims to be the premier online retailer of luxury watches. Obviously, Rolex has a different opinion, stating that Melrose aims "to confuse and deceive the public" into purchasing counterfeit timepieces marked