How to spot a fake watch

Luxury watches, new or vintage, are beloved by collectors all over the world. However, along with exquisite originals, the market is also flooded with deceiving counterfeits.

As fake high-end watches become more and more convincing, extra care must be taken when buying a piece. If you are looking for a new wristwatch or plan to invest in a collector’s item, here are seven steps to identify and avoid counterfeits:

1. Research

The first step is to gather detailed information about what you intend to buy. You should learn what the models you are looking for should look like, how they should sound, weigh and feel.

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