How to know if a Watch is Original or Fake | Complete Guide for The Big Brands

When it comes to watches, there are tons of great brands out there that offer quality watches. However, there are also replicas that seem original, but in reality, they are fake. But, the question is how you can know if the watch is Original or Fake?

In this WearToTrack Guide, I will explain the ways which you can use to determine the authenticity of any watch, and I’ll explain the verification methods for all Big Brands, including Rolex, Fossil, Seiko, Garmin, Samsung, and Apple Watch. So, let’s get started.

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How to know if a Fossil Watch is Original or Fake?

Let’s start with Fossil, which is one of the most popular watch brands out there. The company has been in the business since 1984, and it operates various watch brands under its umbrella, including Fossil, Michelle Watch, Skagen Denmark, Misfit, and more.

When it comes to verifying the authenticity of Fossil Watches, you can do it following the three methods. The first method is to inspect the watch and check for any irregularities. Fossil is a well-known watch brand, and all the watches go through a strict and comprehensive quality control process which means that you won’t find any scratches or rough edges on the watch straight out of the box. If the watch has scratches or rough edges, it means that you have a fake Fossil Watch.

Similarly, look for the brand name as many fraudsters often sell fake watches with similar names. For example, if your watch has “Fossel” branding instead of Fossil, it means that the watch you have is fake.

The last way to check the authenticity of your Fossil watch is to look for the Serial Number on the backside of the watch. Once you have the Serial Number, contact the official custom care center at 866-739-2782 or smartwatches@fossil.com and provide them with the serial number. They will look up the Serial Number in the database and tell you if you have an authentic watch or not.

Last but not least, if you don’t want to end up getting a fake Fossil Watch, buy it from the official store or official distributor. On top of that, if someone is offering you a price that is way lower than the original price, don’t get the deal because, most probably, you will be getting the fake watch.

How to know if an Anne Klein Watch is Original or Fake?

Anne Klein is a popular American Fashion Brand that offers a variety of fashion items such as shoes, handbags, jewelry, along with Premium Watches.

When it comes to verifying the Authenticity of Anne Klein Watches, there are three ways which you can use.

Like Fossil Watches, Anne Klein Watches also goes through strict quality control, which means that you would not find scratches or rough edges on the watch right out of the box. If there are scratches, it means that the watch is fake.

As Anne Klein is a popular brand, many imposters also sell similar-looking watches with similar names. So, if your watch has branding other than “Anne Klein” it means that the watch is fake. Some of the examples are Annie Klein, Anie Klein, etc.

Last but not least, Anne Klein Watch comes with a unique serial number that starts with AK. Note down the serial number and share it with customer support at customercare@anneklein.com or 1-844-390-2663 and share the Serial Number to verify the authenticity of the Anne Klein Watch you have. The customer support agent of Anne Klein also told me that they can also verify the watch by looking at the watch. So, you can share the picture of the watch along with the serial number via email, and they will tell you if you have the authentic watch or not.

How to know if an Apple Watch is Original or Fake?

Apple Watch is arguably one of the most popular smartwatches in the market, which means that there are also tons of fake Apple Watches out there as well. Luckily, there are tons of ways available which you can use to verify the authenticity of your Apple Watch, and I’ll tell you about them.

One of the easiest ways to find the authenticity of the Apple Watch is to examine the Hardware. Apple Watch is a premium Smartwatch, and Apple has a very strict supply line of the parts which means that imposters will have to use third-party materials to create fake Apple Watches, and you can easily detect them by examining them.

Most fake Apple Watches come with poor build quality, and you can literally identify them by holding them. On top of that, examine the Digital Crown, and if it has any rough edges, it means that the watch is fake.

You can also check the authenticity of your Apple Watch by checking the Software. Apple Watches comes with WatchOS, and if you have used Apple Watch in the past, you can easily identify the fake WatchOS by looking at the icons and settings.

One of the defining features of the Apple Watch is the Retina Display which is one of the best displays in the market. However, fake watches can’t have this display type because it’s only available on Apple Watch, which is why they usually go with Low-quality IPS Displays, which you can easily identify if you have used Apple Watch or any quality watch before.

If you are new to Apple Watches and you can’t identify the watch based on the above methods, you can use this method. You can easily verify your Apple Watch using the Serial Number, and you can find the Serial Number using this method.

·        Go to Settings of your Apple Watch

·        Now go to the General section and tap About.

·        Here you will find the Serial Number.

Once you have the Serial Number and go to Service & Support Coverage Page, enter your Serial Number, and hit Continue. If the Page shows details about your watch, it means that your Watch is Original. If it shows an error, it means that your Apple Watch is fake.

Unlike many other brands, Apple Watch has official stores in many cities around the world, and if you don’t want to end up buying Fake Apple Watch, you can get the one directly from the official store.

How to know if the Samsung Watch is Original or Fake?

Samsung is a well-known company, and it offers a wide range of consumer products, including Smartwatches. The company makes some of the best Smartwatches, such as Galaxy Watch 3, Active 2, which are very popular around the world, and like other popular watches, many imposters also sell fake Samsung Watches. So, if you want to check the Authenticity of your Samsung Watch, you can use one of the following ways.

One of the easiest ways to check the Authenticity of Samsung Watches is the Software. If you have Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 or earlier versions that come with Tizen OS, and if your watch is able to connect with Galaxy Store, it means that your watch is original. If you have Galaxy Watch 4, check if it can connect with Google Play and get regular updates; if it does, it means that the watch is original.

You can also check the legitimacy of Galaxy Watches by checking the Hardware of the watch. Samsung Watches comes with premium hardware, and they don’t come with any scratches, rough edges, or any manufacturing faults as they all go through a strict quality control process. So, if your watch has scratches or other abnormalities, it means that the watch is fake.

Another way to check the authenticity of the Galaxy Watch is to look for Display Quality. Galaxy Watches comes with AMOLED Displays which are one of the best displays in the industry. AMOLED Displays are high-quality displays which means that you will get accurate colors and deeper blacks. So, check the display of your watch and match it with your previous Samsung watch; if the quality of the display doesn’t match, it means that you have a fake Galaxy Watch.

Last but not least, you can also check the authenticity of your Samsung Watch using Serial Number. You can check the Serial Number of your watch using the following method.

·        Go to Settings of your Galaxy Watch

·        Now go to the About Watch section

·        Here, you will find the details, including Serial Number, IMEI number, and Model Number.

Once you have Serial Number, go to the Get Support Page. Type in Serial Number and see if Serial Number pops up in the results. If it does, it means that the watch is original. You can also proceed further and contact customer support to verify it. On the other hand, if the serial number doesn’t pop-ups in the search results, it means that the watch is fake, and you should return it.

How to know if the Casio Watch is Original or Fake?

Casio is a Japanese Watch Brand that has been around for decades. The company has a very big operation, and it serves in dozens of countries around the world. Considering the size of operation and popularity, it’s natural that you will find tons of fake Casio Watches in the market, but luckily, there are ways which you can use to spot fake ones, and I’ll tell you about them.

Casio offers a variety of watches, including the digital and analog ones with Chronograph. If you have bought the ones with Chronograph, check if the Chronograph is working or not. If Chronograph is not working, there are great chances that you have bought the fake Casio.

Another way to spot the fake Casio is to examine the build quality. Casio Watches comes with premium finishing, and the genuine watch will not come with poor finishing or rough edges. If your watch has poor finishing or scratches, it means that the watch is fake.

While buying Casio Watch, make sure that it comes with proper paperwork such as a manual and warranty card. Once you have it, note down the Serial Number, which you will find on the back of the phone. Now go to the Warranty registration page and enter the details. If you manage to register your watch successfully, it means that the watch is original. If you see any errors, it means that the watch is fake.

How to know if the Michael Kors Watch is Original or Fake?

Michael Kors is a popular Designer Brand in the USA which offers a wide range of designer products, including Watches. The company offers a wide range of quality Designer Watches which are very popular among the masses. Like other brands, Michael Kors fake watches are also very common out there, and you can easily spot the fake ones using the following methods.’

The easiest way to spot the fake Michael Kors watches is to check the quality of the watch. Michael Kors watches comes with great finishing and don’t have any scratches right out of the box. So, if your new watch has scratches right out of the box, there are great chances that the watch is fake.

Alternatively, you can also check the authenticity of your Michael Kors watch by using the Serial Number. All Michael Kors watches comes with the Serial Number on the back, which you can use to verify. Once you have the Serial Number, contact the customer support and provide them with a Serial Number to Verify your Purchase,

Also, if you want to protect yourself from buying a Fake Michael Kors Watch in the first place, you can buy it from an official retailer or distributor. You can easily find the nearest distributor or store using the website and buy from the official store. Similarly, Michael Kors online store also delivers watches in many countries, including the USA.

How to know if the Seiko Watch is Original or Fake?

Seiko is a Japanese Watch Manufacturer which has been in the business since 1881, and it’s considered one of the oldest and most reliable watch brands in the market. Usually, Seiko Watches are not very expensive, which means that you won’t find replicas of the newer models. However, the vintage Seiko Watches are pretty expensive, and you will find tons of replicas in the market. So, when it comes to identifying the fake Seiko Watches, you will need an unconventional approach, and I’ll tell you about it.

Like other major smartwatch brands, Seiko Watches also comes with the Serial Code on the back. You can use your serial code to verify the authenticity of the watch by contacting customer support.

You can use the above method for verifying new versions of the Seiko Watches, but if you are buying a Vintage watch and you are paying a lot of money for it, you should consider checking it from an expert. Luckily, we live in a digital age, and you can easily find experts on watch communities such as Facebook or Reddit.

You can share the pictures of the watch with them and get their opinion. If they approve it, then you can proceed. However, if they disapprove, then you should ignore it and try to get the watch from a different seller.

How to know if the Garmin Watch is Original or Fake?

Garmin is one of the most popular smartwatch brands, which is very popular, especially among athletes, for its accuracy. The company offers a wide range of smartwatches that offers accurate tracking and other activity tracking features. If you have bought the Garmin Watch and you want to know if it’s original or fake, you can find it using the following methods.

Let’s start with the simplest method, which is using Serial Number for Verification. Garmin Watches comes with a Serial Number on the back, which you can use for verification. Once you have the Serial Number, you can contact customer support and provide them with a serial number to verify if your watch is original. You can also contact them on social media platforms such as Twitter or Instagram, as they are pretty active there as well.

You can also check the originality of your Garmin Watch by checking the built quality of the watch. Garmin Watches are premium watches, and they come with great finishing, which means that you won’t find any scratches or bumps right out of the box. If there are scratches or bumps, you shouldn’t buy that watch as it can be a replica.

If you want to buy Garmin Watch, make sure that you get it from the official store or distributor to ensure that you get the genuine watch. Also, if you are getting Garmin Watch at a very low price, don’t accept it as it can fake a watch.

How to know if the Xiaomi Watch is Original or Fake?

Xiaomi is a Chinese brand that is mainly known for its smartphones, but the company has recently also started making watches such as Mi Watch. If you have bought Xiaomi Watch and you want to know if it’s original or not, there’s a very simple way to do it.

Xiaomi has an online product Authentication portal, which you can use to verify the authenticity of your Xiaomi Watch. All Xiaomi products, including Xiaomi Watches, comes with a security sticker, and it comes with a unique code that is hidden. Once you buy the device, you can scratch the sticker and run the code on the portal. Once you run it, the portal will tell you if your Xiaomi Watch is original or not.

How to know if the Rolex Watch is Original or Fake?

Rolex is arguably one of the most popular luxury watch brands. The company offers a variety of luxury watches that are worn by politicians, musicians, and watch enthusiasts around the world. If you want to get Rolex Watch and want to know if it’s original or fake, there are few ways to check it.

Let’s start with the finishing, which is one of the key highlights of Rolex Watches. Rolex Watches are luxury watches, and every part of the watches is carefully manufactured and polished, which means that you won’t find any finishing flaws in the Rolex Watches. If you find any scratches or any other finishing flaw in the Rolex Watches, it means that the watch is fake.

Secondly, you should consider the movement of watch hands in the Rolex Watches. If the watch hands are moving smoothly, it means that you have got the authentic Rolex Watch.

Like major watch brands, Rolex Watches also comes with the Serial Number, but it’s hidden on the side of the watch between the bracelets. So, if you want to check the Serial Number, remove the bracelet, and you will find the Serial Number there. Once you have a Serial Number, you can contact your nearest Rolex Retailer and Verify your Purchase.

FAQs

How can I check my Watch’s Serial Number?

Most Watches have the serial number on the back or on the side. If you have Smartwatch, you can also find the Serial Number from the settings in About Watch Section.

How do you know if a Watch is Original?

Watch Replicas are very common these days and if you don’t want to end up buying a fake watch, make sure that you get the one from a trusted retailer and verify it from Customer support using Serial Number.

How can I check my Rolex Serial Number?

Unlike other Watches, Rolex Serial Number is hidden on the side of the watch between the Bracelets. So, if you want to check the Serial Number, remove the bracelet, and you will find the Serial Number on the side.

What if my watch doesn’t have a Serial Number?

Most Watches come with a Serial Number on the back, and if your watch doesn’t have one, there are great chances that your watch is a replica.

Conclusion

That’s all, folks. In this guide, I explained how you can know if your watch is original or fake. I explained the detailed verification steps for all major brands, including Rolex, Seiko, Casio, Samsung, and Apple Watch. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments. Also, check this guide where I have shared Best 5 Smartwatches with interchangeable Bands.