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Breitling Watches


Breitling is a privately owned company founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland.

In recent years, the market has been flooded with replica Breitling watches which look very close to the real ones but worth only a fraction of the value and are far inferior in quality. Follow the steps below to see if your watch is authentic.


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First of all, check the box and certificate of authenticity, everything should be spelled correctly and all printing should be perfect in quality and alignment.

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Next, look at the logo. On the real one above, notice the splines on the wing (1). There are a total of five and they do not extend all the way to the outer wing.

Another thing is the anchor. Notice on the real one it comes to a point (2), and there is a space between the anchor tips and the wing. The fake one has no space at all between the anchor and the wing.

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Next, if your watch has a second hand with an anchor on the bottom of it, make sure the anchor comes to a point at the end. If it doesn't you can assume it's a fake.

Also look at the "B" on the real one (just above the anchor). The "B" is very distinct and the inside of it almost comes to the stem. On the fake, it barely makes an attempt to come in.

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Next, look at the center pin that holds the second hand. They should both be the same color, Normally silver. The fakes usually have a black pin.

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Next, look at the motion as the second hand moves. It should not move in one second steps. It should move in a motion of 8 steps per second which makes it look like it is moving in a continuous motion.

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Next, look at the subdials on the fake. Notice, they have the day of the week and months. This is not correct for Breitling, they do not have calendar functions on the subdials.

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Next, look at the anti-glare coating. Look at the crystal as it reflects light... if the light reflected is not bluish/purple, chances are it is fake.

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This fake actually has three flaws that jumps out at you.

(1) The "B" on the fake is flat and does not have a 3D look while the real one does.

(2) The date display on the fake takes up a lot less height of the window than does the real one.

(3) The dial backing is very poor quality. You can see many imperfections.

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Next, look at the buckle. The real buckle's engraving is much deeper than the fake.
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