When it comes to luxury watches, Rolex is a name that immediately comes to mind.
Rolex watches are a symbol of opulence and having ‘made it in life’. Owning a Rolex watch shows that you have ‘arrived’ and it is one of the many status symbols chosen by the rich to subtly finish off their ensembles.
Numerous Malaysians are starting to splurge on the luxury brand. This has unfortunately led to an increase in fake brands on the market. Here are the top three ways to tell a fake Rolex from an original.
- Check the Price
The price of the watch is the first determinant that will give a fake Rolex away. In Malaysia, original Rolex watches can be purchased from official Rolex dealers only (https://www.rolex.com/rolex-dealers/dealer-locator/malaysia/kualalumpur). Dealers not listed here probably sell excellent imitations and or fakes with prices close to the original but not quite. Hence the Rolex price is a good indicator to help you spot a fake watch immediately.
- Observe the Watch Materials
To be able to distinguish a fake Rolex from a real one, you need to have an eye for quality. Developing this discriminating taste only comes from having been exposed to the finer things in life. Visit reputable distributors to get a good idea of what an actual Rolex watch looks and feels like.
- Notice the Handling of the Watch
The way people handle the watch will also show you the correct way in which a high-end boutique handles such high prices luxury items. The right way is to handle the watch with gloved hands to prevent leaving finger prints on the fine metal. You’ll be quick to notice bluffing sellers who are trying to pass off fake watches as real ones at exorbitant prices.
Purchasing a Rolex in Malaysia can be tricky if you don’t know what to look out for. Thanks to these three tips, however, you are well on your way to rooting out the unscrupulous sellers.