How to Spot a Fake Rolex Watch – Top 10 List by NYC Rolex Watch Repair Shop, Ron Gordon Watches

Top Ten List Explains in Fun, Friendly Way How to Tell a Fake Rolex from a Genuine Rolex Watch

New York, NY – October 28, 2011.  Ron Gordon Watches, a leading New York City Rolex Watch Repair company, is proud to announce their latest “Top Ten” list: “Top Ten Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Rolex Watch.”  Rolex, of course, is one of the leading brands of luxury watches and has been plagued by imitations, counterfeits, and frauds.  Many New York residents and visitors to New York City or Manhattan are approached by vendors selling amazing deals in Rolex watches.  Many of these, unfortunately, are fake.  Still others receive Rolexes as gifts or inherit Rolexes and are uncertain whether their Rolex is genuine or just a good counterfeit, fake Rolex.

“As one of the best watch repair shops in New York City, I get a lot of customers who are anxious about their Rolex watches.  Are they real?  Are they fake?  How do you spot a fake Rolex watch,” explained Ron Gordon, master watchmaker. “With many years of repair experience, I have seen it all.  So as part of our Internet presence, I decided to release my list of the ‘Top Ten Ways to Spot a Fake Rolex’ and here it is.”

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Signs that a Rolex Might be Fake or Counterfeit

The top ten list documents major signs that identify a fake or counterfeit Rolex watch from a genuine one.  For instance, a fake may have a clear case backs. Rolex never made these. There were only 2 produced and they were both vintage models from the 1930’s.  A fake may have an engraved case backs. Genuine Rolex models will have a “smooth” case back, and are free of these engravings.  On a fake Rolex, the hologram stickers are not holograms at all, but rather simply a repetitious “Rolex” pattern, which does not change in appearance when viewed from different angles. Genuine Rolex models are shipped new from the factory with a Hologram-encoded (3-dimensional) sticker on the case back.  Finally, concerning the date bubble, or “Cyclops,” attached to the crystal, positioned over the date on a Rolex watch. Its purpose is to magnify the tiny aperture and does so at 2.5 times magnification. On counterfeit models the date magnification is more like 1.5 times.

For the complete list, please visit  Parties who are interested in purchasing or repairing a Rolex, including determining if it is counterfeit or real are encouraged to contact Ron Gordon.

At Ron Gordon Watch Repair, all repair work is done in house. The company does everything from simple battery changes to complete repairs.

About Ron Gordon Watch Repair

Ron Gordon Watch Repair is conveniently located at 280 Madison Avenue at 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company specializes in the service and repair of high quality, luxury, watches, both modern and vintage, and repairs watches for those who wear the very best brands. The expert and namesake is Ron Gordon.

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