Blog posts about counterfeit

Scam Recap – What We’ve Learned So Far

OK, let’s recap what we’ve learned the last few weeks about scams that involve alleged Rolex watches. Scam Number 1: we learned that, while a Rolex watch may be genuine, it still may be misrepresented. From simply being overpriced to watches that contain parts not original to that model to out and out fakes, misrepresentation take […]

Scam: Box and Papers Make the Watch Genuine

The last scam we want to discuss is whether or how “box and papers” verify the genuine nature of a Rolex. It’s a subject we at Beckertime have addressed before. In fact, Matt blogged about it just two weeks ago, discussing how a genuine set of box and papers could be used to sell a […]

Scam: Yet Another Scam: Can You Trust That Dial?

Here’s an insidious scam that we at BeckerTime are particularly concerned about. Can you trust the dial on that vintage Rolex you just bought? This particular scam has three facets: a refinished dial masquerading as original, an artificially patinated dial, and an outright counterfeit. Modern day dial refinishers are very, very good at replicating a […]

Do Non-Rolex Parts Make a Rolex Watch Counterfeit?

We’ve all heard that Rolex says if a watch contains any non-Rolex parts, the watch is counterfeit. Is this a reasonable position? Does it have any basis in law? We at BeckerTime did a little research on this issue and here’s what we found. First, a working definition of “counterfeit” (working definition because we’re not […]