2. Check Out The Watch’s Case Back
If your watch seller claims he is selling you a real Rolex, you need to check the case back. Apart from the Rolex Sea-Dweller and some vintage Rolex watches manufactured in the ‘30s, all real Rolex watches feature a smooth metal case back.
If you see that the watch has a clear backside, you should know that this is a replica Rolex. Rolex believes in refinement and smooth polishing of the watch case back. As a result, they don’t make use of any see-through glass in that specific portion. In reality, a real Rolex watch contains a stunning smooth finishing.
3. A Poorly Crafted Crown Etching
Replicators do not possess the proper kind of craftsmanship that Rolex does. This is one of the bases in determining if a Rolex watch is real. Since 2002, the company has been including in every Rolex model a small crown-etching at the 6 o’ clock position. Along with the larger crown-etching, this is to create distinction and exclusiveness for the wearer.
In addition, the small etching is too tiny to spot in the first place. One would require a magnifying glass just to spot it.