News-Antique.com - Sep 19,2012 - Ever fancied a sporting a Rolex watch on your wrist? One of the world's most recognisable and valuable brands, Rolex is a byword for quality, craftsmanship and class, as well as high re-sale value. As a result, unfortunately, the brand has also become a byword for imitations - fakes Rolexes abound in the online and offline markets of the world, and sometimes these fakes are themselves of a very high quality.
So, if you're in the market for a Rolex, whether you're buying new or previously-owned, how do you spot the genuine article?
In this week's blog, ValueMyStuff founder Patrick van der Vorst lists five key details that will help you tell whether your purchase is real or a fake (or just impress your friends with the depth of your knowledge). The sapphire glass, the cyclops date lens, the behaviour of the second hand, the "Swiss made" wording, and the actual weight of the watch - all these things provide clues to a watch's authenticity.
Watch the video to find out more, and become a true watch detective.
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