The world is full of con artists. There is nothing on this planet earth that can’t be replicated. The entire retail market is sprawling with fake products. A product that has been revered for its technology, precision and class has higher chances of duplication. Take for instance the luxury watch industry. There are several timepieces in the world made with such skills that it is impossible to recognize if they are genuine, or imitation products. Many companies manufacturing high-end luxury watches are facing this problem. Since the profit margin in selling luxury watches is impressive, you must bear caution before dolling out thousands of dollars for buying them. Luckily, it is easy to make a distinction between fake and original Cartier watches.
Follow these steps to spot a real and fake Cartier Watch:
Cartier is a revered manufacturer of fashionable and high-class watches across the continents. It has created an identity in the luxury watch industry that is difficult to own. It has a unique individuality that is recognized by its logo. It has a trademark taken from the initial letter of its name. You will see two ‘C’s intersecting each other in opposite direction. Next to the trademark is the company name. Many fake watches spell the name wrongly by omitting the letter ‘r’ after ‘a’. If you examine closely, you will read “Catier,” instead of “Cartier.” The original watches will display the logo on the back of the dial, and wristband with its name on the front aligned to ‘X’ and ‘II.’
2. The Glaze of the Watchband
The watchband of the original Cartier watches will have a distinct shine that is absent in the fake watches. No matter, whether the watchband is made up of leather or metal, you can actually feel the gloss and polish by just rubbing your fingers over it. If it is dull and rigid, you can easily say that the watch is a replica. The watchband of original watches have smooth movement and friction. You can bend and flex them without any effort.
3. Genuine Mechanisms
Cartier watches have complex mechanisms. Every single minute component of watches are made and placed with such accuracy that it is impractical to simulate it. The engineers work with lots of concentration and precision while placing the body parts of the watches. If you open the case, you will see parts in harmony with each other. Cartier never uses movements of others. If you see the mechanism used by any other country, you can affirm the watch as fake.
4. Serial Number
Original Cartier watches are made of automatic stainless steel and are water resistant. This makes it easy for the company to engrave the serial numbers on all watches manufactured in its factory. The serial numbers are carved on the back in clear and readable fonts. Fake watches will not have any serial numbers. Even if they do, you can make out from the engraving quality. Real serial numbers can be cross-checked with the authorized dealers, and fake cannot.