Another trait of a replica Rolex watches is if it has a transparent case back allowing the movement to be seen. Rolex never made such a watch , an exception being some models from the 1930s which are extremely rare and the new Cellini Price models. You will never see an authentic Rolex watch with an engraved company logo, design or Rolex name on the outside of the caseback. Exceptions to this are a few of the lady’s models which have engraving on the case backs, and the Sea-Dweller models which say in black on the back, Rolex Oyster Original Gas Escape Valve, along with two Rolex logos.
Actually, Rolex replica watches can’t replace the real ones according to the principles of watchmaking. They are not allowed to be sold on the market if they are being checked by experts and professional organizations. For example, the functionality of replica Rolex watches are worse than the designer ones more or less. That depends on techniques or craftsmanship. At the same time, the quality of Rolex replica watches sold in the market is uneven. If you’re lucky, you can get superior-quality replicas. Inferior-quality Rolex watches may be chosen if you are careless to make a selections.
According to the Swiss Customs Service, counterfeit watches can be made in such a manner as to require special equipment to confirm near authenticity. A high price is not a guarantee of authenticity. Indications of fineness do not necessarily indicate authenticity. Hallmarks can be forged, and may induce a buyer to believe a piece is made of real gold when it may only be made of a cheap metal plated in gold. 10 11 However, a gold watch may not be solid gold and still be authentic. Gold plated and gold capped watches are legitimately produced.
There are genuine replicas in the watch world. These include watches that are “re-issues” of models from the past. Companies like Hamilton do this fairly frequently. The picture above shows an original Hamilton Ventura from the late 1950s and a current re-issue. The face, case, and overall look of the watch are virtually identical to the original. The “guts” have been updated to include a new quartz-regulated movement as opposed to the original electric movement. Recently, Doxa has re-issued a limited number of dive watches that are virtual replicas of their orange-faced diver from the 1960s.
Knockoffs – These watches usually cost the manufacturer no more than $40 to make and are known for their price to quality ratio. From afar, your Aunt Millie and that drunk brunette you met in a dark bar might buy that this is a real Rolex. But inside these watches use generic movements and lower quality components. For a while these knockoff watches mostly came from Japan. These watches might look ok, but their Japanese movements, which can be a bit clunky, are a dead giveaway. Expect to pay under $200 for one of these.