Rolex watches are the most popular brand of timepieces around the world, and are the preferred brand for most people. These watches are stylish and made with meticulousness; each piece is manually assembled, and it takes over a year to complete a single watch.
Rolex watches, however, are also one of the most counterfeited brands of watches on the market due to their simple yet sophisticated design. Fortunately, discerning between a real Rolex watch and a fake one is easy enough and knowing the difference between the two can come in handy when you’re shopping for one.
Second Hand movements
Do you hear a ticking sound coming from the watch? Chances are, the watch you’re holding is fake. The second hand of genuine Rolex watches run smoothly, unlike most watches, whose second hand movements are jerky and short. The biggest giveaway of a fake Rolex is a ticking sound, since no genuine Rolex is supposed to have that.
Rolex watches are made of the highest-grade stainless steel and crystal, and you could expect them to be a bit hefty and sturdy. If the watch feels suspiciously lightweight, you’re not holding the real thing.
On most Rolex watches, a small window containing the date is found on the right side of the watch face, and this would be magnified by a lens known as the “cyclops” lens. This technology is hard to replicate, and most counterfeit pieces tend to lack this lens.