Sunday, October 11, 2009
How to Check your Rolex is a Genuine one or not?
If you are in the market for a Rolex watch, you obviously want to be sure you are buying the real thing. The Rolex brand of watches is the most copied watch in the world, some using very advanced counterfeit methods. In Hong Kong, there is a list of 77 shops under Rolex official Retailer list you can get the real Rolex in Hong Kong. You can get it free list from Rolex. 01/07-09 update. But as As common sense, there will e no risk to go to the shop like Artland, King Fook, Chow Sang Sang, Chow tai fook, Dickson, Fung Leung Kee and Oriental… The common tidbit check list no longer works well such as Real Rolex weighs heavier, the Gold is plated instead of solid, the Sweeping speed of second hands. I have seen a solid gold Fake Rolex! The transparency of the Crystal (fake one looks a bit less clear) and the flatness of the Dial at the number marks (real one is flat, shinny and reflective), The Fonts of the wording on the dial (fake one look larger and packed) Most Rolex watches have very fine mechanical movements that allows the second hand to glide around the dial without noticeable ticks. Keep in mind that counterfeiters know this as well and have found ways to duplicate this as they even put a Swiss high frequency movement inside. Basic step is to remove the watch band and between the lugs at the twelve position you should see a registered design number. Also, between the lugs at the six position you should see the serial number of the case. If either of these numbers are missing, it is a fake. Another tidbit to retain is that the crystal in authentic current date display models (with the exception of the Sea-Dweller) will have a Cyclops lens attached to the crystal, magnifying the tiny aperture 2.5 times. Fake Rolex watches, however, will offer only 1.5 magnification, though some "better" replicas now feature a larger font date to give an illusion of a bigger magnification. Just how sneaky can these scammers get? A real Rolex has a 3D hologram encoded sticker on the case back. For models produced after 2002, a Rolex crown can be viewed on the sticker, and it changes patterns when you see it from different angles. A replica usually has a repetitious Rolex pattern printed on it, but does not change when viewed from other angles. However there are peoples making this look –like real sticker in the internet at about a few dollars. So do not rely on this hologram. One model in particular that many people have been scammed with is The Submariner. The bezel on a genuine Submariner turns only counter clockwise and clicks exactly one hundred and twenty times to make a full circle. Fakes often turn in both directions and do not have the same number of clicks. Another feature to look at is the fond of the numbers used in the date. If the six and nine digits on the watch are open, it is not a true Roles Submariner. One old saying in Hong Kong is to look at the owner for his watch is fake or not! but this is only jokes Well, after all, if you still not feeling comfortable, send it to Rolex Service centre at Central for some minor checks for water proof or simply polishing it . It takes only HKD$350 for an Oyster watch polishing, probably this is the cheapest thing you can get in Hong Kong! After that your Oyster Perpetual Watch Looks like brand new from Swiss Rolex factory! Then they will issue a green repair slip to tell this watch detail and I think they will humble to tell you how the watch is. This is an interesting site that you can review how real and fake one looks alike. http://petemillar.com/rolex/rolex.htm HK Snob