How To Spot A Fake Rolex

There’s nothing worse than spending real, hard-earned money on a fake piece of junk. Imagine spending thousands on a fake Rolex, only to find out much too late to do anything about the situation.

These days, there are more fake Rolex, Omega and Tag Heuer wrapped around wrists than real timepieces. More than a few people have been burned by imposter watches.

The good people over at put together this infographic that’ll help anyone distinguish an imitation Rolex, Omega or Tag Heuer watch in just 8 simple steps.

Fake Rolex

Here are some quick tips on how to spot a fake Rolex:

  • A registered design number is engraved between the lugs at the 12. At the 6, between the lugs, you should see the serial number of the case. If either number is missing, it’s a fake Rolex.
  • The bezel should always line up with a minute marker when moved.
  • The winding crown should be finely carved and engraved. Fake Rolex watches often have basic winding crowns.
  • Movement of the second hand should be completely smooth and not “jump” from position to position
  • A crown symbol should be etched into the glass in the 6 position

The final step would be to put your money away and go to a real watch store to buy a real Rolex.

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