There is no doubt about this; Rolex Submariner is one of the most desired replica watches online. This design has been reproduced in such a large number that manufacturers are getting better and better at cloning it. This makes it even more difficult for people, even for experts, to spot the differences between a real Submariner and a replica. Nevertheless, there are still a few details that fake watches factories can’t copy correctly and I will tell you all about this in the below review.
- The bezel should turn only counter clockwise.
The most important thing you must know about the bezel of a Rolex Submariner is that this should turn only in one direction, never in both ways. And that direction is counter clockwise. An original Rolex Submariner will never have a bi-directional bezel.
- The bezel makes 120 “clicks” for each full turn.
The bezel of the Rolex Submariner should make some ‘clicking” sounds when you turn it. A good quality Submariner replica watch makes exactly 120 clicks when you turn the bezel a full circle. Most often, fakes do not offer this feature correctly. If you want to be even more certain about the accuracy of the Rolex Submariner replica then count the number of clicks for a quarter of a turn. It should be exactly 30 clicks.
- The automatic movement.
Some people are tricked into buying a Rolex Submariner replica. They are being told that the watch is the genuine Rolex. To solve this problem, simply check the inside movement. Rolex is one of the few watch companies in the world that makes its own movements. These movements are very durable and precise. Rolex doesn’t use ETA movements. ETA is a part of the Swatch group. But if you find a Rolex Submariner that is supposed to have an ETA movement inside, 25 or 27 jewels, then you can be sure that this is a fake.
- Sweeping second hand
A very important characteristic of automatic watches is the sweeping movement of the second hand. A couple of years ago, it was one of the details that showed if a watch was fake or genuine. Now, even replica movements have a smooth sweeping seconds hand so you can no longer count on it. What you must know is that even if the movement of the second hand seems to be a sweep, it actually is a series of quick ticks. On a real Rolex, the second hand ticks 8 times per second. To the naked eye this looks like a sweeping movement. So look carefully at the seconds hand and count the ticks. The more ticks, the more authentic the Rolex Submariner replica watch seems to be.
- The lug holes in the Rolex 50th Anniversary Submariner
The Rolex 50th Anniversary Submariner replica watch is one of the most popular knockoff ever. This fake comes with a green bezel, which most often is correctly replicated. The actual difference you need to detect is if it has lug holes in the case or not. Rolex stopped making lug holes on its Submariner watches before launching the Rolex 50th Anniversary Submariner.
Still, if you want to be positive about the authenticity of a Rolex Submariner, it is recommended to take it to an authorized dealer. He can elucidate this mystery once and for all, just by removing the caseback and looking at the inside mechanism. In some cases, when you are dealing with a really good Rolex Submariner replica watch; this is the only way of being sure.