As long as there is money involved, fraud attempts will occur and people will try to sell counterfeit watches.
We are not talking about a $20 fake Rolex that you can spot from a mile’s distance, but counterfeiting on a level that takes a bit of research to know whether you are being tricked (or not).
Although we reckon you know you are getting scammed when someone is offering you a $1,000 Rolex Submariner, but what about the Submariner watches that are priced just below the average market price? Always make sure you know what you are buying, especially from dealers or sellers you don’t know.
Brands from Audemars Piguet to Zenith: all are also available as counterfeits. The trick is to distinguish a fake from a real watch. Besides the generic comments on “Buy the Seller” and “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”, you need some pointers what to look for and how to identify counterfeit watches.
Below infographics show you how to spot counterfeit watches :
The rule of thumb being if it’s too good to be true then the likelihood is that it ain’t true!