Rolex and the inevitable fakes…
Even if you are not a watch nerd you have probably heard of Rolex, the Swiss watch brand that has become one of the status symbols in the wrist jewellery game. Alas this popularity is also the reason that Rolex is the most replicated watch out there, and really, you do not want to be caught wearing a fake watch. Apart from doing some real damage to the brand as it cheapens the brand, it is wrong to support the manufacturers and retailers of such fakes.
Some of the cheap fakes are easy to spot and neither look nor feel right. If the watch has a quartz movement, it’s a fake. If the watch has a stuttering second hand instead of a smooth flowing one, it’s a fake. If it’s light, it’s a fake. If the cyclops lens over the date is meant to be there for the particular watch, and it is missing or only magnifying a tiny amount, it’s a fake. If it’s not water resistant, it’s a fake. If it’s the wrong size (e.g. 40mm when the only Rolex of that type was released in smaller or larger sizes, e.g. 44mm) then, guess what? It’s a fake. And last: if it is not water resistant it’s a fake. There are some fakes around today that are so good that they will be above any of the ‘tests’ I mention above and then you’ll have to take it to a watch maker to open it up and have a look at the actual movement. That will be the definitive answer.
Stick to the actual brand boutiques or a reputable dealer. If you buy on line all I can say is: Good luck! #rolex #fakes #bobswatches #swiss #switzerland #authentic #real