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How to Spot a Fake Watch: Rolex, Panerai, Patek Philippe. | eBay faux patek philippe

How to Spot a Fake Watch: Rolex, Panerai, Patek Philippe. denis_price Views 3 Like 3 Likes Comments Comment Like if this Guide is helpful Please sign in to like this Guide. Share 16 March 2014 Nothing is more valuable in the real world than being able to spot a fake. Funny money, bootleg handbags, splogs, phishing and 419 scams, and identity theft: all are contributors to our society's anxiety over authenticity. Below are a few well-tested, tried and true methods for spotting a fake luxury branded watch. Rolex: The Watch That Redefined the Word "Replica" Thanks go to Sean Hall of Product Dose who offered us an insight into the world of fake watches, specifically the Rolex. Sean went to the heart of east coast bootlegs, Canal Street, NYC and picked up a couple of replicas. Thankfully, Sean's bargaining skills were up to the challenge and he easily avoided the "$100 bargain." If you go to Canal Street in New York (or to Santee Street in Los Angeles), you know you're getting a fake. So what you really want to know is, "How fake is it?": If it ticks, it's fake. If it says Perpetual and the seconds hand jerks around the face, it's a fake. The mechanism in a Rolex is super-smooth, and cheap replicas miss out on the precision engineering needed for these "sweep" hands. The gears of a real Rolex are buffed down allowing the second hand to glide easily. This does not eliminate actually ticking but reduces it to eight ticks per second. This process takes time and is costly because of the oils and methods of production. A fake is made quickly and is not buffed down so the second hand ticks into position, and makes a small clicking noise with each increment. (An exception to this rule would be the Quartz series like the Oyster Quartz. These have a quartz movement, not a self-winding one. They do not have a smooth second hand and they do 'tick'.) Clear Caseback. Classic "Fauxlexes" often feature a beautiful clear backing so the inner workings of the watch are on display demonstrating for all to see, their fine workmanship. A few mechanical components inside even display the signature crown to appear more impressive. This is perhaps the easiest way to recognize a counterfeit. Rolex has never made a watch with a “skeleton caseback”. However, the new Rolex Prince (post 2005 - "F-" and "D-" models) comes with a the display-back. So know your models. Sapphire Composition. Many counterfeits will use regular glass instead of true sapphire crystal. A good test of the materials is to check the water surface tension. A smeared film of water will pull together on sapphire due to the extremely smooth surface. Water on regular glass will smear. Plus, that counterfeit probably isn't waterproof, either, so be careful. Cyclops Magnification Bubble. The crystal on authentic Rolex watches features a “Cyclops bubble” that offers 2.5 times magnification of the date. On fake Rolex watches, this bubble is often off-center or made of glass, and usually approaches only 1.5 times the magnification. Micro-etched Crystal. The micro-etched Rolex logo (a crown) has become standard on genuine watches made after 2002. Rolex began micro-etching their coronet symbol into the crystal just below the 6 o’clock position. The mark is so small, it is often difficult to see with the naked eye, but can be identified under magnification. The detail is so precise that counterfeit models often cannot replicate the logo accurately. Hologram Sticker. Again, my fake watch can’t compete with higher-class fakes, but some forgeries will attempt to re-create the hologram sticker that comes on all Rolex case backs. The sticker features a hologram of the Rolex Crown positioned just above the case reference number. Most forgeries are not hologram stickers at all, but simply patterns that do not change when viewed from different angles. Case Reference Numbers. The serial and case reference numbers can be found in between the lugs on the side of the case. Authentic Rolex numbers are engraved with great detail and are very smooth. The numbers on fake watches often look “sand-blasted” or are roughly etched into the case. Engraving on band end-links – Many new Rolex models have added model number engravings on the end of the watch end-link. This engraving includes the band model as well as two small Rolex crowns. This has been copied fairly successfully on most new high-end Rolex fakes. Triplock Crown Seal. The Daytona, Submariner, and Sea-Dweller models feature an extra seal between the winding tube’s threads. Many replicas will completely leave this feature off or possess a fake seal that serves no practical purpose. Size and Weight – although it is not the most scientific method for determining a fake, it should be noted that authentic Rolex watches are very sturdy and therefore relatively heavy. Fake watches are made from cheaper materials and typically feel very light. Also, the bands on genuine Rolex watches are full whereas fakes often display hollow links. Engraving on the Rehaut – Rolex has placed engraving (typically the word "ROLEX" with the watch's serial number engraved at 6 o'clock) under the crystal on the area between the crystal and the dial. Many Rolex fakes of post-2005 models have this feature, but look closely. Some fake Rolexes actually have this printed on the rehaut, not engraved. Also look to make sure the serial number starts with an "F" or a "D". New clasp on certain models – The new DateJust and Daytonas, for example, have a new shorter clasp. This is evident on models such as the Turn-o-graph. Many fakes use the old clasp style, but then again this may be hard to spot. 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Accueil News Archives Patek Philippe au Crêt-du-Locle - Nouveau centre de production

Afin de consolider ses activités dans la région chaux-de-fonnière, Patek Philippe a regroupé ses trois sociétés partenaires Calame, Poli-Art et SHG sur un site unique.

Le 2 mars dernier, Thierry Stern, président de Patek Philippe, entouré de Philippe Stern, président d'honneur, Claude Peny, directeur général, et Frédérique Hainard, conseiller d'Etat, chef du Département de l'économie du canton de Neuchâtel, ainsi que de nombreux invités, a inauguré un nouveau site de production sis au Crêt-du-Locle.

En novembre 2007, Patek Philippe avait fait l’acquisition d’un terrain de 18'000 m2 au Crêt-du-Locle. Le but de cette acquisition était de renforcer l’implantation de la manufacture genevoise à La Chaux-de-Fonds en construisant un centre de production qui abrite ses activités de fabrication de boîtiers et de composants habillement, de polissage et de sertissage. Les travaux de construction ont démarré en avril 2008 et la pose officielle de la première pierre s’est déroulée le 1er octobre de cette même année.

Jusqu'à l'automne dernier, les trois sociétés - Calame & Cie SA, Poli-Art SA et SHG - étaient dispersées en ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, dans des locaux devenus trop exigus. Calame & Cie, reprise par Patek Philippe en avril 2001, est un fabriquant renommé de boîtes de montre haut de gamme. Gérée comme une entité indépendante, cette société travaille en étroite collaboration avec le secteur habillement de la manufacture genevoise. Poli-Art, filiale de Patek Philippe depuis 2003, est une société active dans le polissage d'excellence. Tout le travail est effectué à main levée et à la volée, sans appui mécanique. Cette technique particulièrement difficile requiert un savoir-faire de haut niveau. La société SHG (Sertissage haut de gamme), dans laquelle Patek Philippe détient une participation, est spécialisée dans le sertissage manuel de montres, bracelets et bijoux. Les sertisseurs ajustent les pierres précieuses en appliquant des techniques de haute joaillerie, afin qu’une parure Patek Philippe soit aussi belle vue de dessous que de dessus. Plus de 700'000 pierres sont serties chaque année par l'entreprise genevoise.

Le bâtiment, labellisé Minergie, bénéficie d'une surface de 12'000 m2, qui pourrait être doublée en cas de besoin. Sur ses quatre étage, il offre à chacune des entreprises de vastes locaux lumineux disposant d'une vue panoramique (photos: Louis Nardin, Worldtempus), mais aussi des espaces techniques, des vestiaires, une centaine de place de parc ainsi qu'un restaurant qui peut accueillir les 150 collaborateurs du site.

Au travers de cette implantation, Patek Philippe renforce sa présence à La Chaux-de-Fonds afin de se rapprocher des écoles spécialisées, de promouvoir l’horlogerie, de perpétuer le savoir-faire, d'accéder à une main-d'œuvre spécialisée et de contribuer à la promotion économique régionale.

30 mars 2010