BE CAREFUL! How to Tell a Fake Rolex From a Real One

“I am worried about Rolex my fake and shoddy products…” “Where should I find out if it is fake?”

As a Swiss luxury watch Rolex is synonymous with the brand. Whether it’s a timer or a wrist accessory, this Rolex can satisfy every expectation of a Swiss luxury watch.
Rolex watches are such luxury.
Everyone, knowing that your own Rolex is fake is shocking.
Some customers say “the warranty card is absolutely true,” but our evaluators evaluate a lot of ROLEX every day, and we don’t necessarily say that.
Depending on where you purchased it, the same is true for fake Rolex on a particular route.

Suitewatches is an appraiser and it is said that there are many fake Rolex in the world.
However, it is actually difficult for ordinary people to distinguish between counterfeiters, not evaluators.
Since the parts of the watch and the logo are very small, you know how to distinguish them naturally.
In addition, knowledge and materials about authenticity have not been released in large quantities from public brand sourcing stores and pawn shops.
Therefore, knowledge about how to distinguish and imitate information has not been widely disseminated.
I think this is one of the reasons.
So, unless we are evaluators like us, can we not distinguish between counterfeiters?
No, that’s not true.
Of course, we can’t distinguish between elaborate fakes.
However, if you have a certain understanding of authenticity, then you can easily distinguish imitations.
Today, I want to eliminate the concerns of Rolex users by showing their knowledge and how to distinguish them.
How to identify fake Rolex teaching
We will tell you.
Please prepare a Rolex watch and check it.

How many fake Rolex?

– Are you also bringing Rolex fakes on eBay?
Sometimes it is rarely brought in.
– Do customers know that they are fake?
Unfortunately, most customers have not noticed
– What is the difference between seeing the difference between true and false and counterfeiting?
The fundamental difference between the two is “whether a professional is making.”
Rolex is an elaborate “work”, and top clock craftsmen spend time and effort.
Not only the look and function but also by insisting on details such as feeling.
On the other hand, it is a craftsman who manufactures fakes in less than two streams.
Counterfeit craftsmen are trying to bring them closer to the real thing, but if you look at the details, you will find Allah.
The technology can’t keep up with it and make it obsolete.
Let us observe truth and falsehood in this view.

Rolex Explorer I fake

The first thing to verify is Explorer I. A very basic watch, called the three-pin on the black dial.
Classic classics can be used for formal and casual, Rolex introductions.
Rolex is the most popular.
Do you know which one is true and which one is fake?

No sharpness

First, look at the picture of the case. ( left is real right is fake)

Although one is true and the other is fake, I don’t know the difference.
I think it is doing very well…
But please pay attention to the crown mark.
The fake crown is large and the letters are slightly thicker.
Joint, breathing ears are also called parts, and it seems that only a little bit is thick and false.
In general, some fakes lack sharpness.

Balance between crown and “ROLEX” characters

Let us further expand the watch dial.

I think by comparing it it is a good understanding of the difference between crown and ROLEX character thickness.
Let’s expand it further.

how about it?
The fake is more vague and it is still unclear.
The real thing is drawn with sharp characters, very clear.
Using sharp lines without writing with fuzzy letters requires advanced techniques.
You can see professional craftsmen carefully crafting it.
On the other hand, fakes are made by artisans without technology.
Even if you try to draw in the same way, it will be unreliable because it does not involve technology.

Digital balance

Please see the “9” section of the dial.

Let’s expand it further.

The white portion of the figure is a light paint. (Even in the dark, the watch dial will light up)
If you look closely, this way of painting, the imitation is more complicated.
Please pay attention to the red circle.
The balance between the space between the paint and the silver is poor. It is biased to one side.
The real picture is drawn at beautiful intervals.

Amount of luminescent paint

This is a magnified symbol of the “△” on the dial of the watch.

In this “△”, a luminescent paint is used.
For fakes, the amount of luminescent paint is small. The way of painting is also miscellaneous and a bit fuzzy.
The real article is full of paint for the edges, but it is neatly painted.
As expected, this will be a professional process.

Glass surface crown reflection

Please pay attention to the part of the dial, this time is “6”.

I think you can see that the fonts are a bit different, but leave a little bit…

I think you can see that you can see the crown marks in the fake “6” part.
In the Rolex watch since 2000, the dial of the crown has been engraved on the glass of the dial.
The mark of this crown was originally marked with the naked eye, which is the first time by looking at the magnifying glass from the side.
However, this counterfeit reflects the crown mark without delay. I guess it is too little.

Breathing “crown sign” stamp.

Next, let’s pay attention to the support that is wrapped around the arm.
ROLEX engraves a symbolic crown on the bracket.
Do you know the difference between genuine and fake?

The real one is full, isn’t it? The shape of the lower ellipse is also different.
The real thing is the crown rough carved by professional craftsmen.
Counterfeit no raised bumps, engraving you want to flatten.
The technical differences are obvious.

Carved inside the belt

Let’s take a look inside the belt buckle.

On the letters of ROLEX, there is also a crown mark.

Imitation does not have a three-dimensional sense, I think you want to be dull.

Watch crown and crown edge

Next, let us also pay attention to the crown (part of the screw).
This is also different from imitation and real.

Please zoom in and pay attention to the jagged portion of the crown.

The shape of the tip is different. The imitation is slightly sharp.
If it is as sharp as a fake, it will put a burden on the fingertips and it will be difficult to roll it up.
Professional craftsmen insist on the comfort of the production, so the “cushion is not too sharp, easy to wind” crown function.
This is because there are differences between professionals and professionals in such a great place.

Explorer II is illegal

The next thing to verify is “Explorer II.” As the successor to “Explorer I”, the clock was announced in 1971.
It can withstand any harsh environment and is loved by adventurers all over the world.
The 24-hour display function (24-hour bezel) is a feature.
Do you know which one is true?

Explorer II is similar in design to ExplorerI.
However, it differs in that it is accompanied by “date display” “protection of the crown portion” and “24-hour display function (24-hour bezel)”.
In addition, the use of “904L stainless steel” uses very fragile materials even in space planes.

Unbalanced index

First, take a look at the photo dialed by the watch.

The round pockets placed on the dial instead of the numbers 1 through 12 are called indexes.
Please note the location of the index.
The actual balance is evenly distributed on the left and right sides of the scale and index.
In order to arrange the indicators in a balanced manner, only advanced technologies that Rolex artisans can do are necessary.
On the other hand, imitation is not balanced, so they are in the middle of scale.
Even though it looks like the whole, the position of the index is not uniform, just by observing that I feel uncomfortable.
If you are uncomfortable with ROLEX, you may suspect imitation.
This intuition is not appropriate.

Luminous paint highlights

Please check the dial carefully.
As you can see, in the dark, the hands and tips of the needles are coated with luminescent paint.

Let us expand the portion of the lacquer that is further painted and observe it.

The real thing is carefully painted with luminescent paint, and the black edges are clear.
However, the counterfeit has a paint protrusion and a thin edge.
Depending on the skill of the craftsman, the difference will arise.

The watermark of the crown is clearly visible

We enlarged the glass part of the dial this time.

Since around 2001, the Explorer II has a small crown watermark that has been dug up by laser.
This watermark is difficult to see with the naked eye and does not appear in the picture.
This is a level, you can finally peek at the magnifying glass from an angle and finally determine.
However, it is imitating it to be clearly displayed in the picture, just like this fake photo.

A total of 24 hours of red needles are very thick

Next, please pay attention to Explorer II, one of the functions of the red needle.
This red needle is a 24-hour clock showing 24 hours.

Let’s compare the real needle with the fake red needle.
Counterfeit goods are thicker than the real ones.
The needle is made by applying a red paint to the fine needle.
It takes a high level of skill to paint on the needle. (Even large overseas brands sometimes fail to paint properly)
Rolex artisans are beautiful and not too much.
On the other hand, because there is no technology, the craftsman has repainted many times, so the needle becomes thicker.
Careful observation, there are bubbles, and the paint is not applied to the base tightly.
This is the impression that “it draws!”

Printing is very good

Let’s take a look at the printed part of the dial.

Please compare the crown mark and the character “ROLEX” as a symbol of Rolex.
Although the real thing is drawn with sharp lines, the fake is because the ink is prominent and bleeding.
To paint beautifully without blurring the ink, you need the skills of first-class craftsmen.
Craftsmen without forgery have this technology.
Also compare the letters of “PERPETUAL”.
The real article is drawn in Mincho style, but the imitation is Gothic.
There is no fake “whiskers (pop-ups)” in the stop section seen in the Mincho-type body.
– Imitate how craftsmen write this role?
It seems that I pushed it, maybe it was handwritten one by one.
There are many counterfeit manufacturers, so you can see a variety of methods.
However, the idea that any counterfeit product is “made more complex than it really is” is common.

Not applicable to fonts

Next, look at the bezel around the dial.

Let’s zoom in on the numbers drawn on the bezel.

Please carefully compare the parts surrounded by the red circle.
The real digital series has deep curves and edges that are working.
On the other hand, for fakes, the curve of the letters is flat and cannot draw sharp lines.
There is no sharpness overall, which is a vague impression.
We also manually dig this role, so we need skilled skills.
If you don’t have enough skills, you can’t draw a line and it will get thicker.

The “chamfer” of the boundary line is not completed

Next, look at the edge of the bezel.

For real things, part of the edge is chamfered cleanly (thinned corners).
For counterfeits, there is almost no chamfering.
The real chamfer looks stereo and refined.
The real article has been carefully processed to the details.

Uneven connection between the case and the belt

Next, look at the bottom of the case.

Connect the parts of the case and the belt (the part surrounded by the red circle). Note the flash fit.
Looking at this photo, does the middle part of the fake flash look bigger?
Original parts are also rigorous and accurate in size.
On the other hand, the dimensions of the simulated parts are different.
Let’s expand it further.

The real one is flat and clever.
The joint between the housing and the belt portion is not uniform.
It’s just a little different, but this part suddenly appears, comfort and feel rude.

The parts themselves are different

This is a picture of the case and belt seam seen from the back.

Inside the joint between the case and the belt, there is a part called a very small spring rod.
When comparing the two, use spring bars of different shapes.
In this way, sometimes the parts of the fake are completely different from the real one.
Used as counterfeits are inexpensive spring bars that are widely used in commercial watches.
A part of the screw is exposed.
– If you repair ROLEX with a part other than the original part, will it be considered a fake?
If it is a difference in the spring bar, it will lower the purchase price, but we will not refuse to buy it.
Basically, please consider “if you don’t mess up the inside of the machine.”

Crown is not refined

Let us focus on the belt part.

In Explorer II, the belt section also has a crown seal.
Let’s expand it further.

Comparing the two, the shape of the crown is not refined, because you can see fakes.
There is no sense of three-dimensionality, it is as simple as “engraving” rather than “paste”.
The real thing has a firm violation and the goods drift.

Unsmooth contour

Next, let’s take a look at the buckle on the belt mounting section.

Within the buckle, the brand name is stamped.
We will expand further.

The real thing is smooth, beautifully carved and shiny.
On the other hand, the imprint of counterfeit goods leaves cracks and rough marks and has no luster at all.
The parts that are difficult to see from the table, such as the back of the buckle, are parts made by the fake craftsman, especially by pulling out the hand.
If you pay close attention to these behaviors, the public sometimes knows that they are fakes.

Crown is hard to end

Continue to adjust the watch, please pay attention to the crown (screw winding).

In the Explorer II, the shroud is attached to both sides of the re-shield to withstand harsh environments.

If a protective cover is installed, the crown is difficult to roll up.
So the real sawtooth is sharp and sharp, so the real thing is not difficult to end.
On the other hand, counterfeit products are too jagged and not too round.
It is difficult to wind the crown in this way.
ROLEX is easy to use and touch, stick to Tocoton.
If you lack such detailed considerations, you will find that it is fake.
– Even if a small difference is accumulated, this is a big difference.
Rolex watches not only have advanced technology, but also the pride of first-class craftsmen.
It may be difficult to identify the real thing and distinguish the real thing.
However, holding the watch, I think it is doubtful whether you think it is “a bit difficult to use” or “feeling uncomfortable”.

Fake Rolex Submariner

Next is the Rolex submariner.
What is a submarine? Even in Rolex’s lineup, it is also a model for divers, especially in terms of water resistance and durability.
The bezel with 60 minutes of engraving marks is made of ceramic. Excellent corrosion resistance with anti-reverse function.
You can adjust the length of the bracelet without using a tool, or you can wear it from the top of the wetsuit.
– What are the functions of Submariner?
Submariner is a diving watch.
This is a watch developed by Rolex for diving.
It can be worn when you enter the ocean, it is extremely waterproof and has durability that won’t be defeated by water pressure.
– This is a submariner, isn’t it?
The picture below shows the submarine crew actually brought to Daikokuya.
One is fake.
Do you know which one are you?

There is also an imitation from the needle to the kiri, and some imitations are difficult to distinguish from counterfeits that appear suspicious immediately.

The color of the numbers stands out

Please pay attention to the memory, numbers and borders around the surface of the watch.

Since the submarine is a diver’s watch, it has the function of measuring the dive time.
This feature is a total of 60 minutes (independent recording time) engraved on the bezel.
Please note the number “30” within 60 minutes.

Looking closely, the fake numbers are a bit slender. Looking at the number of zeros, I think this is easy to understand.

Please compare the lines of white letters.
The real thing is that there are numbers, and the white lines are beautiful.
However, fakes have no evidence that the numbers have been engraved and only the numbers are drawn.
Moreover, the white line is prominent and the whole character is blurred.
To draw lowercase letters requires advanced technology.
For fake craftsmen, there is no technology that makes it as beautiful as a Rolex craftsman.
If the balance of numbers and how to draw colors are so dirty, they are considered to be false.

No Beautiful shape

This circular engraving is one of the characteristics of a submarine.

How to apply luminescent paint is miscellaneous

Different fonts
Next, look at the character “ROLEX” drawn on the dial.

However, if you look closely at the “O” letter, the thickness is uniform both vertically and horizontally and does not become a Mincho type. It looks like a Gothic body.
We also have the better letter “PERPETUAL”.
The real thing is drawn with a Gothic body.
On the other hand, it is a fake type, and you can see a strange font in Mincho and Gothic.
Looking at the letter “P”, it is not clear whether it is Mincho or Gothic.
Therefore, if the font is ambiguous and more than one font is used, it is false.

The watermark of the crown is clearly displayed

Next, let’s zoom in on the lower half of the dial (about 6 o’clock position).

If you look closely, here is the watermark for the crown.
Even in a submarine, it is impossible to visually confirm the watermark of this crown.
When magnified with a magnifying glass, it will eventually become thinner.
For fakes, this crown’s watermark has become very unnatural.
Looking at the counterfeiter, don’t you think you put it in?
If the crown can be confirmed, we suspect it is false.
Finishing of small parts is miscellaneous
Refer to the attachment housing (body) and the belt’s accessories for the flash.

The real flash fit has a gentle curve.

No stainless steel luster
In the future, let’s take a look at the back of the flash.
Inside the joint between the housing and the belt is a helical member called a very small spring rod.
The flashing fit has small holes on the left and right sides of the back to see the spring strips.

Crown logo attached later

The real thing is engraved with stainless steel in the buckle part, forming a crown mark.
However, the forged crown mark is then attached to the buckle.
In addition, it seems to use bad stainless steel as a material, no gloss, and a cheap impression.

Tearing off the invisible part
This is the back of the belt buckle.

It is not treated by the eraser
This is part of the invisible part of the buckle.

Jagged crown and logo engraving
Next time, please pay attention to adjusting the clock screw, crown.
Rolex’s crown mark is also engraved on the crown.

Screw damage design
Let us look at the belt from the side this time.
Please pay attention to the parts that are tightened.

Jagged width on the back of the watch
Finally, look at the back of the watch case.
The edge of the case is engraved with a small “serrated” shape.

Distinguish between true and false except appearance
– In addition to the appearance, is there a difference between genuine and fake?
Yes. If you check the following points, you can see the difference.


However, the real ROLEX knows that professional skills will be refined into details.
There are many experienced buyers who are familiar with ROLEX.
We will firmly evaluate whether it is genuine or fake, so please don’t hesitate to contact us!