How to Spot a Fake Designer Watch

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be thinking about surprising your loved one with a designer watch. It is becoming more and more difficult to spot a fake watch and if you want to make sure that you are getting the real deal, here are a few tips that will expose any model as a counterfeit.


A high quality designer watch will be constructed to the highest standards using high quality materials. Fake watches tend to be lighter as they are made using products of a lower quality. The weight of a Rolex watch or any other brand can often set alarm bells ringing if it is too light.


Most designer watches feature the brand’s logo and if the watch you have your eye on doesn’t, this should make you suspicious. Some fake watches still feature a logo but there will be noticeable differences in the font or spelling. Fake watches are beginning to look more authentic but pay attention to the detail and you should be able to spot any flaws in the design.

Serial Number

The ways in which to identify an authentic designer watch will vary from brand to brand but all watches should have a serial number. A designer watch will usually come with documentation to prove authenticity. If a watch does not have a serial number there is a good chance that it is a fake.

There are other ways to ensure that you are getting the real deal. If you purchase your watch from a reputable store or direct from the watch manufacturer. Many people try to save money on their purchase and are tempted to buy from unofficial sellers on auction sites. These sites present a number of risks including the possibility that your watch could be fake. If you want to get a great deal on a designer watch, the best place to start your search is online. You can find great deals on Seiko watches, Citizen watches and Ice Watches from Burns Jewellers.


Amellia Hope lives in London and splits her time between professional writing and blogging, marketing, and loving the luxurious things in life. With a passion for the written word and all things luxurious and decedant, when she isn't hard at work, Amellia can be found sampling the wares in designer fashion boutiques, relaxing in stunning spa hotels or simply seeing the sights in exotic locations....(Read More)

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