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COMPARISON BETWEEN REAL AND REPLICA IWC WATCHES

In terms of Replica IWC watches, different groups hold different opinions. Some love them, some hate them. I for one, fall under the first category, and from what I can tell, so do the majority of those hurt by the replica bug. Now, like all non-original merchandise, there are great fake IWC out there but there are atrocious ones as well. In order to know whether an IWC is real or not, you need to identify a few things about the real ones at first.
You may already know that there are great differences among replica IWC in quality . But that’s the replica world. Some are extremely high in authenticity and quality, while others are… let’s say inferior. Since high-end fake IWC watches are quite popular recently it is very difficult to distinguish the differences between the real and the fake, so it becomes necessary to get yourself to know the minor differences between the two categories. In some cases, it is much better to step further and seek for the assistance of a trained professional in determining whether your watch is real or not.
When trying to identify the authenticity of an IWC watch, you can look for a few things easily.
At first, we would suggest you can examine the overall quality of materials and construction closely. IWC watches are made of high quality materials, while a replica watch will appear somewhat lesser in build quality. This may be very hard to determine, however, if you can not do a side-by-side comparison, Pay special attention to the detail on the dial and date wheels. Is there any unevenness? This is a tell-tale sign of an inferior replica IWC watch.
The majority of IWC replica watches use an Asian movement of one sort or others that effectively replicates the original movements which are found inside real IWC watches. Some of the newer replicas, including several chronographs, Big Pilots, IWC Portuguese, and several other models, contain ETA movements.
Also, if the price is far below the real ones, you’re probably encountering a replica IWC, not an original. That’s the reason why to take it to a watchmaker and let him check it when planning to buy a used one. Certainly, if you’re buying it online, from eBay for example, it’s difficult to know whether you’re dealing with the real one or not. A lot of “Frankenwatches” are around you, and it’s very easy to get you fooled (a “frankenwatch” is a mix between a replica and an original; for example, they put an original dial or caseback on a replica IWC, or sometimes on any other brand, and then they will put them on sale as original ones. )