19 Mar How to Spot a Fake Rolex
There are plenty of reasons to buy a pre-owned Rolex. Maybe you’re just looking for a new fashion statement, or maybe you’re buying it as an investment. Buying a used or pre-owned Rolex is a fantastic way to upgrade your wardrobe without breaking the bank. But how do you know you’re not being ripped off with a counterfeit? Here’s everything you need to know to spot a fake Rolex.
Rolex watches are unique in that they tick anywhere from 4-6 times per second. This ticking gives the illusion of a second how that moves smoothly and fluidly. A fake Rolex might tick just once per second like any other watch. If the second hand isn’t smooth, that’s a dead giveaway that you’re looking at a fake Rolex!
Rolex watches are made of extremely high-quality mettle. When you hold one in your hand, it should feel somewhat heavy, almost like a paperweight. If you pick up a Rolex and it doesn’t really feel like anything, it’s probably a fake. No real Rolex is feather-light.
All Rolexes have serial numbers. Of course, someone selling a fake Rolex knows that, so they might try to fake a serial number. The best way to tell the difference? The serial number on a real Rolex will always be neat and finely etched. If you’re looking at a serial number that’s haphazardly etched or just a messy stamp, then it’s a fake Rolex.
The face of a Rolex will have unique, detailed characteristics to set it apart. One of the most distinctive ones is the “Cyclops” lens above the date. On a real Rolex, this lens will have 2.5x magnification. If the watch you’re looking at has no magnification or is completely flat, it’s a fake.
Unfortunately, you’re not going to find a Rolex for cheap. If someone is selling a Rolex, they’ll want to get good money for it. So if you find a Rolex for an incredible deal, you should be skeptical. A cheap Rolex is probably not a Rolex at all.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a Rolex, call The Gold ATM at 770-843-4653 to set up an appointment.