Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Hailed as one of the most popular luxury watch retailers to conduct business online, Time and Gems has recently unveiled some important tips on how to tell if a Rolex watch is genuine or fake.
One of the downsides to shopping online for a luxury timepiece is that buyers are not able to see, feel and try on the watch in person. Only once the watch has been delivered to the buyer’s doorstep will he or she be able to take it to an authorized reseller to get the watch evaluated. It is not uncommon for online retailers to swindle customers and send them fake or heavily customized Rolex watches in place of an original timepiece. Hence, it is important for buyers to be able to tell the difference between a fake and original piece within the first few minutes or laying eyes on it in person. Here are some of the top tips that buyers need to keep in mind.
Rolex watches have a magnification panel located above where the date is displayed. At first glance, imitation watches will have what looks like a magnification panel but upon closer inspection will turn out to be plain glass or a low quality magnification panel. Genuine Rolex watches have a magnification of x2.5 so the visibility of the date should be very clear.
Check the Back
Authentic watches will have a stainless steel back. Fake watches usually have one made of plastic as it is cheaper to produce and assemble. However, because the quality of fake pieces are getting better and better by the day, sometimes even imitation Rolex watches have metal casings, so if you are not sure, seek the help of a professional for an authenticity check.
This especially to Rolex Submariner, Yachtmaster, Sea Dweller and Deep Sea Dweller models. Because these collections were made with deep sea divers in mind, they should be 100% water resistant. A simple test that buyers can conduct at home is to submerge the Rolex watch into a glass of water for several minutes. If there is any leakage, the watch is a fake as all Rolex watches are made to be water resistant.
Engravings & Writings
Rolex is well known for perfection so you can expect everything about the Rolex watch to be perfect. Buyers are urged to closely examine all the lettering found on the watch. The writing should be in a convex form and perfectly done. Although engravings are a little harder to read, there is no harm in checking that as well. Most Rolex models have engravings on the interior band of the watch. Using a magnifying glass, one should examine the engravings and note if they are perfectly cut. Anything less than pristine will indicate a fake watch.
Listen for Ticks
The ticking sound is usually emitted by the second hand. As a luxury Swiss watch, Rolex’s second hand does not make a ticking sound, rather it cleanly winds around the face. If one notices ticking and jerky movements, the watch is probably a fake. Buyers are also encouraged to find out if the pre owned Rolex watch that they want to buy contains customized pieces. Authentic Rolex watches that are too heavily customized may experience problems in the future, so the less customized pieces there are on the watch, the better it is.
One of the watches on sale through Time and Gems is the Men's Rolex Stainless Steel Silver Diamond Dial Fluted Bezel Datejust (Item # 105).
(Bank Wire Price: $3,735)
This leaves the buyer a total savings of $415 if the pay via bank wire.
For more information on Time and Gems and the collection of pre-owned Rolex watches on sale, call 1-888-658-5595 or head to http://www.timeandgems.com.