Always check to see if a watch is a genuine or fake.

Every year this is getting harder and harder for 2 reasons.

  1. The copies are getting better at passing themselves off as the real thing
  2. There are more and more "premium brand" watches worth copying whose quality is not exceptional

In the past copies were Rolex, Omega, Cartier, and a handful of others and easy to spot because of the vast difference in quality, but now it takes care to be certain. In no way am I saying that the copies are becoming "good watches" they are just getting good at looking like the real thing. If you define a good watch to be a watch that keeps good time and has few flaws then the modern copy Rolexs are worse than the old battery copies which the hand ticks.

If you do not spot a copy and put the watch down as a genuine, then there is a chance you may have a legal issue. It would be interesting to hear from any lawyers reading this of their opinion. If in doubt, do not put any make on the customer's receipt .