Cartier is a famous Swiss luxury brand watch, and the aristocratic style, with Cartier watches and crossbody LV leather bag is certainly the same feeling, so it is especially by the “taste for life” ladies respected. However, there are also more and more Cartier imitations on the market nowadays, and it happens time and again to buy counterfeits with real prices. Here are a few preliminary methods to identify the authenticity of Cartier watches for your reference.
Identify the authenticity of Cartier can start from the following aspects, without too much professional watch knowledge can also be, as long as careful observation can identify the true or false.
1. Observe the Cartier watch LOGO, inscription
Generally the fake watches are most likely to expose the LOGO, especially on the surface.
You can use a 4x eyepiece to carefully look at the Cartier watch workmanship.
If it is a metal LOGO real watch is generally bright as new, fake watch LOGO edges rough, and some are not too regular.
If the word is lacquered, the edge of the real watch is smooth and burr-free, the edge of the fake watch lacquered slightly melted traces, and the font has shades. With the 8x eyepiece can see more clearly.
The lettering can be easily found with an 8x eyepiece handwritten traces.
2. Observe the watch glass, watch hand
Famous Cartier generally use sapphire crystal, with the progress of technology, fake watches also began to follow suit one by one.
Fake watches with sapphire crystal is generally easy to identify, because fake watches in order to reduce costs will not be coated with anti-reflective layer on the crystal, not to mention the double coating, so in the light of serious reflections.
Although the water does not drip, but just take the ultraviolet light, the reflection is extremely serious.
The real watch, because of the anti-reflective coating, does not reflect much in bright light and has a purple or blue glare.
Fake watch needles can be found with an eyepiece to look closely at the tiny traces.
Those are tweezer marks left during the installation, and you won’t see similar marks at all on a real watch.
The shape of the watch hand is significantly different from the real watch. The second hand of the fake watch is roughly made and relatively short, which is the biggest fault.
Real watches generally have a second hand longer than or equal to the length of the minute hand.
Fake blued steel hands are generally plated with a layer of pigment, a little transparent feeling.
And the real watch blue steel is the metal heat processing process to produce blue, looks deeper, and light refraction is relatively small.
3. Observe the handle
Fake Cartier watch heads are the easiest to reveal.Fake watch handles all use the same process, with uneven polishing and plating.
Whether it is gram or gold plated, there are always variations in shades. If you look closely, you can also see the white part.
A relatively authentic case is not easily noticeable, so you can look closely at the handle. In addition, Cartier watches have their own specifications for the handle, while fake watches are almost identical, which can be easily seen by looking at the real watch.
4. Serial number, watch back, movement
The back cover of fake Cartier watches are not made according to the preparation of the watch, some will be the original screw cap made into a pressure cover. Some of the table backs are octagonal or several screw backs. Fake watches will make unconventional screw cap shaped gland in order to save costs.
The Cartier factory has its own fixed rules for marking and has its own running number for each watch. According to this number, you can find out the specifications and even the date and place of sale of the watch. Fake Cartier watches, on the other hand, are easily distinguished by a single number, or even no number at all. Some genuine watches have numbers that appear in different places on the watch, while fake ones appear only on the back cover.
Generally, fake Cartier watches are not polished. However, there are now many fake movements on the market that are polished, but the roughness of their finishing can be easily detected with an eyepiece.
Each movement has its own structure, which cannot be easily imitated.
5. Watch Chain
If the workmanship of the Cartier bracelet can clearly see the traces of handwork, this is inevitably a fake watch.
Some fake watches with butterfly clasps are more exquisite, but they have rough and unpolished details at the corners of the activity, so if you are careful, you will be able to find the cracks.
Like many other luxury watches, genuine Cartier timepieces are really quite heavy due to the quality of the materials they are created with.
Now the fake watch, in order to ensure a high degree of simulation, will use the ring of lead in the fake watch to ensure the weight of the fake watch.
But you can try the weight of its other parts, such as the bracelet part, the weight is relatively much lighter.
At the same time, the general fake Cartier watches are relatively light, even if the use of lead rings “ballast”, but in the hands of the feeling is also different.