How To Tell A Fake Rolex

Rolex is one of the top 100 most influential brands in the world. Rolex’s luxury watches represent a person’s success and status. So Rolex watches are always copied. Today, replica watches are at an advanced level like never before. So fake watches are no longer easy to identify. However, there are some details that can distinguish true and false Rolex.


Rolex is a luxury watch brand. It never uses inferior materials. Materials used by Rolex include 904L stainless steel, 18ct Everose gold, gold, and platinum. If you see a Rolex watch made of 316L or 14k gold, this is definitely a fake watch.

Also be careful not to be deceived by the surface. Because many sellers will plate gold on stainless steel. This gold-plated fake watch will fade and the stainless steel hidden under the gold will be exposed. And no matter how you rub a true gold Rolex watch, there is always gold under the gold.


Real Rolex watches have always used advanced materials. And these materials will have a heavier weight. So really Rolex watches are heavy. Lightweight Rolex watches (such as Day-Date) generally weigh more than 130g. Large-sized Rolex sports watches (such as Yacht-Master II 44MM) weigh more than 200g. So, when you get a lighter Rolex watch, you have to wonder if this watch is a fake Rolex.

3.Back Cover

Rolex does not use a transparent back cover. Except for the two Cellini Princes of the 1930s. It is almost impossible to buy a Cellini Prince watch now. So when you see a Rolex with a transparent or non-metallic back cover, then this Rolex is a fake watch.

There is one more thing you need to know on the back cover. Rolex has always used a smooth back cover. Except for the rare Sea Dweller and Milgauss, the back cover has a “Rolex Oyster Original Gas Escape Escape Valve”. Of course, the probability of buying these two watches is almost zero. So when you see a Rolex watch engraved with a text back, it is most likely a fake watch.


The Cyclops at the three o’clock date window is a patent of Rolex. In fact, Cyclops is hard to be imitated by fake watches. Although it’s just a small date window, it has a lot of sweet details. First the numbers are completely centered. Second, the magnifying glass magnifies the date by 2.5 times, and it is always 2.5 times. Finally, the Cyclops lens is directly above the date. This means that the date will occupy the entire glass bubble, and you can see the clear date from all directions. If you see the date number off-center, the magnification is incorrect, or it is difficult to see the date from the side, then this is a fake Rolex watch.

5.Rolex Model And Serial Number

Rolex watches are uniquely numbered. Model number is etched between the lugs at 12 o’clock. And the serial number is etched between the lugs at 6 o’clock. Although the model and serial number can been copied by fake Rolex watches. But the way of sculpting numbers is not something any scammer can do. The serial and model numbers on a real Rolex are deep and perfectly marked in solid, very fine lines that will shine in the light at an angle like a diamond cut edge. Conversely, the fake watches may consist of faint tiny dots. Some fake watches will have a sandy-like appearance because of “acid etched”.

6.Text Inside And Around The Dial

At 6 and 12 o’clock on the Rolex dial, there are series and brand texts. When you check the true Rolex with a magnifying glass or jeweler’s lenses, you will find that every letter and crown on the dial is perfect. Each letter has a smooth curve and is in a straight line. The space between words and letters has also remained consistent. Next move the magnifying glass to the dial of the fake watch. The lowest level fake watches will have misspelled words, and you should immediately notice that it is a fake table. Also, you may find that the printing technology used on this fake watch is not good because the enlarged letters look a little uneven or smudged.

On the metal edges of a true dial, there will be a beautifully etched inscription. The inscription of a true Rolex watch should be exquisite, accurate, elegant and flawless. In addition, the inscription should be neatly etched onto the metal frame. Generally speaking, Rolex’s Oyster series have etched inscriptions, except for the rectangular dial watches in the Cellini series. If the inscription appears to be replaced by paint or printing, the watch is likely to be a fake.

7.Small crown at six

From the early to mid 2000s, Rolex began to etch the crown logo on the dial crystal. If your Rolex was made during this time period, it should have a tiny crown logo at 6 o’clock. But the crown etched at six is ??very small, so you need to use a magnifying glass or a jeweler’s lens to see it. It is very difficult for fake watch manufacturers to reproduce the etched crown at six o’clock. So the fake watch may not have an etched crown or a larger crown. If you see the etched crown logos with the naked eye or you can’t see them with a magnifying glass, then this Rolex may be a fake watch.

8.Sound and second hand movement

Because really Rolex watches are powered by automatic movements. So Rolex doesn’t make a “tick” noise. Put your Rolex watch in your ear. If you can hear the “tick, tick” sound, then this is a fake Rolex watch.

The reason Rolex has no sound is that the real movement subdivides it into eight steps per second. This provides an almost smooth and continuous cleaning feel (28,800 times per hour). This requires an expensive, high-quality movement to complete. So even if the replica Rolex watch uses a Swiss-made movement, you can still see a jumping hand. The jumping pointer must be a fake watch. But if you see a smooth hour hand, you still have to investigate the actual movement inside the watch.

9.water-proof test

Real Rolex watches have very good water resistance. And Rolex Submariner is a watch specially designed for deep water use. When you buy a Rolex watch, you need to perform a water resistance test. Fill the cup with water, and then put the watch with the crown tightened. Remove the watch after a few seconds. If water enters the dial or the watch stops working, then this is a fake watch. Because really Rolex watches will not be affected by this glass of water.

10.Box and certificate

Rolex, as a serious luxury watch brand, not only has the best quality watches, but also exquisite boxes. Real Rolex watches are placed in high jewelry boxes. The box usually has a bracket to fix the watch and a small cloth to clean the watch. The watch should also have a manual and warranty document. And all packaging should carry “Rolex” and logo. If your Rolex watch lacks these accessories or doesn’t see the Rolex logo, then this is a fake watch. Of course second-hand Rolex watches may not have the box and certificate, so you can use the other methods mentioned in the article for a comprehensive inspection.


Discovering 100 Years of Rolex Chronometers and Rolex Oyster Watches

More than a century ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” chronometer certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time. This was a major achievement for the timepiece in question, a tiny Fake Rolexwatch, and it also marked the advent of the modern precision wristwatch.

Until July 15, 1914, the “Class A” certification, which attested to the highest chronometric precision, had generally been awarded only to large marine chronometers after extremely rigorous tests. Rolex was, in fact, the first to prove that a wristwatch replica could be just as precise as a marine chronometer – a notion that was scarcely believable at the time.

Rolex’s first success in this area had, in fact, already come in 1910, when it obtained a chronometer certificate for a small watch from the Official Watch Rating Center in Bienne, Switzerland (as seen below).

On the strength of this achievement, Rolex would eventually become the world’s largest manufacturer of chronometer-certified wristwatches. The Geneva-based brand perfected the concept of the modern watch in 1926 by inventing the waterproof “Oyster” case to protect the movement inside and then, in 1931, by developing the self-winding “Perpetual” rotor movement. Today, all Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches are officially certified chronometers, carrying on the heritage of the pioneering role the brand played in bringing precision to the wristwatch.

That milestone feat of miniaturized precision — the very first “Class A” rating certificate for a wristwatch from the Kew Observatory near London, occurred on 15 July 1914, and would forever change the destiny of the modern watch.

This first chronometer wristwatch not only met but passed with flying colors the British observatory’s demanding criteria, the most stringent in the world: 45 days of tests, in five different positions and at three different temperatures (ice-cold, oven-hot and ambient). For the first time in history, a wristwatch fulfilled the requirements expected of the best marine chronometers. These navigation instruments, whose precision was used to determine the position of ships at sea (longitude), could not deviate by more than a few seconds per day without putting the safety of the ships at risk.

The tiny Rolex wristwatch that was certified by Kew 100 years ago recorded an average daily rate of only +1 second. This was the moment when the wristwatch gained legitimacy at the prestigious Observatory tests.

The man behind this feat was German-born Hans Wilsdorf, who founded Rolex in 1905. By obtaining this first chronometer certificate from Kew, Wilsdorf demonstrated that, in terms of precision, a small wristwatch could rival that of the best timepieces, including pocketwatches, which were the norm at the time. Thus, nearly two centuries after John Harrison designed the first marine chronometer, Rolex targeted an equal level of precision for a wristwatch.

In those early days of the 20th century, no one had yet managed to design a truly reliable and precise wristwatch. Wristwatches were not in favor at the time, because their comparatively small mechanisms could not compete with the regularity and reliability of the larger pocketwatch movements. However, since the beginning of his career, Wilsdorf had been firmly convinced that the wristwatch would be future of the watchmaking industry. He devoted the energy of his youth to eliminating all the wristwatch’s weak points and made the quest for wristwatch precision his first objective. A visionary entrepreneur, Wilsdorf was firmly convinced that precision was essential to ensure the acceptance and eventual popularity of the wristwatch.

Rolex is one of the historic leaders in timekeeping and a true pioneer in chronometer wristwatches; Rolex made certified precision its signature. By the early 1950s, Rolex had manufactured nearly 90 percent of all chronometers officially certified in Switzerland since 1927, the year specific criteria for chronometer wristwatches were introduced.

When, in 1951, the regulations changed and it became compulsory to obtain chronometer certification from an official body, Rolex went further and made sure its movements obtained certificates bearing the citation “particularly good results.” This distinction gave rise to the famous phrase still inscribed on Rolex watch dials today: “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”. Since the creation of the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) in 1973, special citations are no longer given on the certificates. But the signature on Rolex dials is a reminder that since the early 20th century, Rolex has played a central role in the development of the modern precision watch.



You know everything about investments in silver, gold and oil, but what about watches? They are a fascinating and fun alternative to other types of investment, because some retain their value very well and others increase in value as time goes on. Below we recommend the 6 Rolex watches to have the best value.

1.The Oyster Products Of The Rolex Series

This watch is a direct descendant of the original enamel watch introduced in 1926, the world’s first waterproof watch, and the basis of Rolex. Oyster 114300BKSO replica watches silver tone stainless steel case with a silver stainless steel bracelet. Stainless steel bezel with dome. Black dial with silver hands and index hour markers. The Oyster perpetual is a simple, straightforward, yet robust collection.

  1. Rolex Daytona 116500

Daytona has always been a Rolex sports watch. Originally designed for racing drivers, the Rolex Daytona features a highly accurate chronograph, a large, easy-to-read dial and timeless coolness.

This replica Rolex Daytona 116500 watches is a beautiful male watch. It has a round face, a chronograph, small second seconds, a tachometer dial and a hand pacemaker. It is completed with a stainless steel band that opens and closes with a secure top closure.

  1. Rolex Datejust 116233

The Rolex Oyster Men’s Perpetual Logging Model 116233 is a true classic in the eyes of replica watch lovers around the world. It is not only elegant, but also durable and highly accurate. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel Case 36mm, silver dial luminous hands and Index hour markers, stainless steel Bracelet and 18k yellow gold Oyster Oysterclasp.

4.Rolex Milgauss 116400GV

116400GV Milgauss’ green sapphire crystal has quickly become one of the hallmarks of the Rolex diamagnetic watch collection. No other watches in replica Rolex current catalogue are equipped with sapphire crystals in green or any other color. However, at present, all Milgauss watches in production are shipped with green sapphire crystal. An exclusive feature that was originally introduced as a way for Rolex to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Milgauss line.

  1. Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO

This very popular GMT-Master II replica in steel became known as “Batman.” Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel. Two-color red and blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals and graduations. Replica GMT-Master II 126710BLRO with an increased 70 hour power reserve, while a refined case shape and Jubilee bracelet further differentiate it from Rolex’s other sports watches and make this timepiece a modern take on a true classic.

  1. Rolex Submariner 116610LV

Rolex Submariner is a very iconic men’s watch. Its appearance has always been the “simply beautiful” representative design, the simple dial and style based diving bezel is more atmospheric, which is also in line with most people. Aesthetic. 40mm Stainless Steel Case, came with a stand-out green bezel and was the first instance of the “Maxi” dial in a submariner. Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet. Rolex’s Submariner is undoubtedly the most successful and popular replica watch. One.

How Far Below Can They Go? 4 Deep-Sea Dive Watches

From the WatchTime archives: These four extreme divers’ replica watches — listed in ascending order of their water-resistance level — are reliable companions for adventurers who explore the darkness under the sea.

  1. Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000 (2,000 Meters)

The Glashütte-based brand developed this watch in collaboration with research scientists from the University of Rostock, Germany. The 44-mm stainless-steel case has an easy-to-grasp rotatable bezel and an inner case of soft iron to protect the movement against magnetic fields. It is water-resistant to 2,000 meters. Mühle’s modified version of the Sellita self-winding Caliber SW 200 ticks behind a black, blue, or orange dial.

  1. Breitling Avenger II Seawolf (3,000 Meters)

The Avenger II Seawolf is water-resistant to 3,000 meters and has an attention-getting color scheme that calls to mind the unusual creatures that dwell at such depths. Self-winding Breitling replica  Caliber 17, which is based on ETA’s 2824, is COSC-certified and ticks beneath the bright yellow dial. The case is steel and 45 mm in diameter.

  1. Hublot King Power Oceanographic Exo 4000 (4,000 Meters)

Few divers’ watches can descend to 4,000 meters. Hublot’s Oceanographic is one of the rare exceptions. This model’s most recent variation has a 48-mm carbon-fiber case and a rubber strap that’s inlaid with white synthetic fibers. The timekeeping tasks are performed by the automatic HUB 1401 caliber, which is based on an ETA 7750 that has been stripped of its chronograph mechanism.

  1. Rolex Deepsea Challenge (12,000 Meters)

Movie director James Cameron brought this watch along when he descended into the Mariana Trench in March 2012. The watch measures 28.5 mm in thickness and 51.4 mm in diameter. Thanks to a 14.3-mm-thick sapphire crystal and a reinforced titanium caseback, the watch’s steel case and in-house automatic Caliber 3135 inside survived the plunge, despite the fact that the Deepsea Challenge was strapped to an exterior gripper arm outside Cameron’s special submersible, which dove to a depth of 10,898 meters. According to the Deepsea Challenge’s specified level of water resistance, the watch could have kept functioning more than 1,000 meters farther below the surface to a depth of 12,000 meters. This watch is not for sale.

What’s Your Perfect Watch?Here’s a 10-Step Plan to Find It

Have you ever wondered“What’s the perfect watch for me?”Perhaps you framed the question like this:“Which watch should I buy?”Here’s a 10-step plan to help you find the one that’s perfect for you.

1.If you’re just starting out in the world of replica watches,visit online communities and ask questions.No,don’t ask“Which watch should I buy.”The forum participants don’t know you,so their advice is likely to be off the mark.Instead,ask specific questions about watches to build your knowledge.Ask questions based on the guidelines below.In any online community,keep in mind that the answers may reflect a built-in bias.Regular forum participants may have already formed strong brand allegiances.A site dedicated to a particular brand will be populated by devotees of that brand.

2.Make a list of the features and qualities you seek in a timepiece,prioritize them,and then look for watches that fit your list.Really think about the features.Will you use the watch in the water?Do you need to be able read it in the dark?Do you need a particular complication?Do you need a large date for better legibility?If you like to swap straps,do you need standard lugs?Will you trade overall legibility for a cool look?Are service costs a concern?The list goes on.

3.The more time you devote to the search,the happier you will be in the end.Avoid impulse purchases.Be methodical.

4.If at all possible,do not buy a given watch because you think it will please or impress other people.You can purchase any watch,and people will line up to tell you that you should have purchased their favorite watch instead.Putting your happiness in the hands of others is risky business.Learn to shrug off criticism.Be confident in your choices.The only opinion that counts is yours.

5.Every time you see an image of a watch you like,save it.Try to locate multiple images of the same watch.Don’t focus on professional beauty shots–try to find good live shots.Look at the saved images every day(or more often).Keep a list ranking your favorites.If a watch stays at the top for a while,it may be a winner.On the other hand,once you spot something that bothers you about a watch,you will notice it every time you look at the watch,so you should probably eliminate it from your list.

6.Do your best to pinpoint the two or three things about a watch that really make you like it.Don’t just say“It looks nice”–be specific.Once you do that,you can seek out other watches with those qualities.

7.Be as thorough as possible in your search.Nothing is worse than buying a watch,only to find one you like better the following week.(Though for some,that is a way of life.They are“flippers”or“catch-and-release”collectors who live for the hunt,and this article is not for them.)If you’ve found a watch you really like,visit the watch communities,tell the good people which watch that is,and ask them to recommend similar watches.In this regard,advice from others can prove useful.

8.TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!Try on as many watches as possible.Watches can definitely surprise you once on your wrist.Watches that prove too big,too small,too thick,and/or too heavy generate much buyers’remorse.If you see a watch you like online,find the same watch locally and try it on.If you can’t find that watch,find one that’s close in size and try it on.If you buy long distance without a test drive,make sure you can return the watch,no questions asked.

9.When you’re trying on watches,pay close attention to how they make you feel.Ideally,one watch will“call to you”from among the many you’re considering.That may be the one to buy,assuming it continues calling over a period of time.Don’t get married after(or during)the first date.

10.Once you’ve made a decision,try it on for a few days(the decision,not the watch).Act as though you’ve already purchased the replica rolex watch,and your search has ended.Any other watch you were thinking of buying is now beyond reach.Are you still happy with your choice?

Finding the perfect watch can be a challenge,but the hunt is part of the fun,and the right choice can bring years of enjoyment.


The 5 Best Dive Watch Brands You Don’t Know About

To someone who’s not all that interested in dive watches, many of them may look alike. But if you are into collecting dive watches, you’re always looking for another one to buy. In doing so, you have several options: you can go vintage, imitation watch stick with the classics from established brands, or maybe even consider some of the many alternatives out there from start-up, re-launched, and boutique dive watch brands.Breitling replica


  1. Aegir Instruments watch

In 2007, Australian diver Todd Caldwell started to bring his vision of the perfect dive watch to life. The result is 42-mm in case diameter, water-resistant to 701 meters, and can be ordered with a rotating (CD-2) or fixed bezel (CD-1). A nice feature: the watch is powered by a Soprod A10 movement.


2.Aquadive Bathyscaphe 300

A legendary dive watch brand from the past returned in 2011, using the same case as the legendary “Bathyscaphe” model from the 1970s (but not its depth-meter functionality). There are 43-mm and 47-mm models available, both with up to 3,000 meters of water resistance, with different functions and movements, and there are even some new old stock (NOS) models available.


  1. Germano Walter T-500

For the last 10 years, Pietro Germano and Alexander Walter have been offering vintage-inspired watches in small numbers out of Germany. The current model T~500 is available with either an ETA 2892 or a NOS 2472, and the bezel can be locked with a second crown at 4 o’clock.


  1. Helberg CH1 SS1

These two German brands (introduced in 2011 and 2013) from Clemens Helberg offer endless possibilities for personalization, and the Orca model even allows the owner to swap the case after the configuration (remember the Aquatique from Japy?). The watches’ maximum water resistance is an impressive 6,000 meters.


  1. Pita Oceana DLC

In 2005, this Spanish AHCI member presented a rather unusual dive watch powered by a base caliber from ETA: The up-to-5,000 meter water-resistant Oceana doesn’t need a crown, since it is operated via its caseback.

How To Buy Vintage Watches

Any watch made before 1990 could be considered vintage, although some collectors put the maximum year of “vintage” at 1980 or even earlier. I’d like to use 1990 as the baseline for this article, which offers my tips on buying vintage watches, but in the end you’ll have to decide for yourself whether a given watch is old enough for you to qualify it as “vintage.”

There are two very important questions to consider when it comes to buying vintage watches:

  • Can you and do you trust the seller of the watch?

Does the seller have a good reputation when it comes to selling vintage watches? Investigate! There are enough forums, Facebook groups and blogs out there that might have mentioned the seller in a positive — or negative — manner. Although it might sound cliché, also learn to trust your gut feelings. If the purchase doesn’t feel good or legit, let it go, and rest assured that another nice vintage piece will come along.

  • Have you gained as much knowledge as you can on the watch you want to buy?

There is quite a bit of coverage out there on vintage watches. Google is your best friend if you’re just starting out. Sometimes you will find relatively small websites that specialize in just one brand or even one model, and these can be gems. An example is this website on vintage Omega Constellation watches. A truly amazing source of information, and all for free. And along with websites, we also have these old-fashioned things called books. Don’t forget about those.

The publisher Mondani has done a good job on documenting replica Rolex watches, but another book on Speedmaster watches (by WatchPrint), Moonwatch Only, sets new standards. Books such as these may seem expensive, but they can prevent you from making mistakes that will cost you a fortune later. Read here why you should invest in a good book on watches. Another interesting source of information are the auction-house websites and catalogs.

Beyond all that, there are a few other things to consider:

Service history

Don’t expect invoices from the 1950s and 1960s to be included in the sale. I assume your parents or grandparents don’t have these anymore either, do they? It is important that a vintage watch is technically in good working order. If not, you can go through hell with regards to the availability (and prices!) of spare parts. It can be a long road. I had to wait for over a year on a silly movement part for one of my 1950s Omegas. Some watchmakers are able to reproduce the parts themselves, or reuse something from another movement. It would be best if the watch is serviced at the manufacture, but having receipts from a good watchmaker will also do the job — as long as there is some kind of proof that the watch has been taken care of.

Box and papers

If a watch is 30 or 40 years old, it is quite common that its original boxes and manuals are gone. If possible, make sure to get the correct box for your watch. It should match the actual watch or at least be period-correct. Through the years, some imitation watch brands used different boxes for their watches. Some brands can supply you with information on the correct boxes and manuals.

One more topic I would mention is “provenance.” Be very careful when a watch seller offers you items that speak to a watch’s provenance in order to prove to you that it is authentic. These may include photos of people wearing the watch to napkins with the signature of the first owner. I’m not joking here, unfortunately. Only real provenance counts. Acceptable items include invoices with mention of the correct serial number and/or movement number and the work performed on the watch, as well as original, stamped papers and warranty cards. Do not pay a premium for items that look fishy or have the slightest signs of being fabricated to make a sale.