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How to Tell if a Rolex Daytona Watch is Real

rolex daytona dialIntroduced in 1953, the Rolex Daytona was designed to appeal to the avid racecar driver. The Rolex Daytona quickly became one of Rolex’s most popular models and continues to be an iconic watch in today’s world of watches. It is an extremely coveted model and is on the wish list of most true watch enthusiasts. Because this watch is in such high demand, there are a good number of counterfeit Rolex Daytona watches out there and it is important to know the difference between an authentic Rolex Daytona and a replica. Follow these tips to lessen the likelihood of purchasing a replica.

Perfect font/lettering

  • Rolex would not release a watch that is less than perfect, including the lettering on the dial. If the lettering is bubbled or crooked at all, it is most likely a fake.


  • The Rolex Daytona does not have a date window. If you see a so-called Daytona that has a date window, it is absolutely a replica Rolex Daytona.


  • There are always engravings on the sides of the case at the lugs. One lug tells the model number and the other displays the serial number. If any of these engravings are missing or crooked, odds are it’s a replica.

rolex daytona casebackMovement

  • The movement should be a mechanical self-winding movement. If it’s not, chances are that it is a Chinese movement, making the Rolex Daytona a replica.
  • To see the movement, have a watchmaker remove the caseback of the Rolex Daytona so that you can see inside of the watch.

Model number

  • Make sure that the model number of the watch matches the material. If the model number says the watch should be 18kt white gold, but the watch is stainless steel, then it’s a fake.
  • The model and serial numbers can be found by removing the bracelet from the case back and looking in the middle of each of the lugs.


  • Rolex Daytona watches do not have any engravings or a transparent caseback. If you find a Daytona with an engraving or transparent caseback, that is a dead giveaway that it is a replica.


  • There is a myth going around that says all Rolex Daytonas and Rolex watches in general have a sweeping hand. However, that is not always the case. There are many Rolex Daytona watches that have a second hand that ticks. Also, there are many replicas that can have a sweeping hand. So this is not a good way to tell if a Rolex Daytona is authentic or a replica.
  • Put the Rolex Daytona watch case up to your ear. Can you hear the ticking? If so, it’s most likely a replica Daytona. Rolex watches are extremely high-quality and the ticking should be almost inaudible.


  • Rolex Daytona watches are crafted from high quality materials. When holding the Daytona in your hand, the watch should have some weight to it. If it is really light, it is most likely of a cheaper material and is a replica Rolex Daytona.

Sophos reports 300% increase in Rolex watch spam

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Sophos reports 300% increase in Rolex watch spam
Fake and replica luxury watches are increasingly being sold through spam email.
Fake and replica luxury watches are increasingly being sold through spam email.
Researchers at anti-spam specialist Sophos have reported a significant increase in the last week in the number of spam emails trading on the name of the luxury watch manufacturer Rolex. Examining all the spam seen in the last month, Sophos's global monitoring stations have recorded a 300% rise in the number of junk emails referencing Rolex.
"Spammers hawking cheap watches are the internet equivalent of Del Boy and Rodney, but few computer users who have to wade through a barrage of unsolicited emails every day will find their antics amusing," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos

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