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How To Avoid Falling For A Fake TAG Heuer

Updated on November 24, 2010

Only The Real Deal Will Do

If there is one thing that can make you feel as sexy as Brad Pitt or Maria Sharapova, it would be the sporty yet elegant TAG Heuer watch. Having the watch's metallic strap bound securely around your wrist is enough to give you the confidence boost you need to go on with your everyday life. However, nothing can be as heartbreaking and infuriating as discovering that you had invested your precious dollars in a fake watch.

Authentic Tag Heuer Watch

Tag Heuer 2000 Aquaracer Quartz
Tag Heuer 2000 Aquaracer Quartz | Source

Don't Be Deceived By A Fake TAG Heuer

Over the past few years, thousands of fake TAG Heuer watches made their way into the market. Though spotting the poor quality replicas was much easier, Swiss fakes were so close to the real deal that many TAG Heuer fanatics were easily deceived by these good counterfeits. If you want to make sure that your money ends up in TAG Heuer's pockets rather than those of a sleazy shop owner, keep the following tips in mind while shopping for your next watch:

Tips To Help You Avoid Falling For A Fake TAG Heuer

Smear a few drops of water on the face of the watch. If the water doesn't pull together, then the dial isn't made of smooth sapphire crystal. This is a clear indication that the watch is a fake.

  • Check the watch face closely for dust particles behind the glass. If there aren't any, then chances are that you have an original watch in your hands.
  • Each link of a genuine TAG Heuer link watch is made from two pieces of pure metal. On the other hand, a replica is more likely to be made from a single piece of hollow metal.
  • Make sure to test the buttons on the side. The buttons of a real TAG Heuer watch will actually perform multiple functions whereas those on a replica will be duds.
  • Test the watch's performance in low light or darkness. TAG Heuer uses LumiNova on its watches' hands and dial. This allows you to see the dial when there is less or no light. If the dial glows faintly or remains dark, walk out of the store because the watch is a fake.
  • A prominently etched serial number and the TAG Heuer logo on the back of the watch face are indications of a genuine watch.
  • Take a close look at the bottom of the watch's face. Unless you see the words "Swiss Made," the watch is definitely a counterfeit.

With these points in mind, you can rest assured that you will only have a genuine TAG Heuer watch decorating your wrist!

Look For Sellers Of REAL, Authentic TAG Heuer Watches

The watches displayed below are from an eBay Top Seller, AuthenticWatches, whose website is ranked as one of the top watch websites. They are BizRate Customer Certified, as well as a trusted member of MJSA--Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America among others. Rest assured, this eBay seller's watches are are the real deal! You can check out his TAG Heuer watches as well as other designer watches in his store here.

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      7 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Nov. 5, 2011, 10:10 p.m./cst

      Hi, mmiller! Voted up and all the way on this great hub. Very good advice for people like me, who are always being hit up by someone for some "deal of a lifetime," on some item that is so expensive, but for "me," on that day, they will do me a favor...I hate that. But I LOVE your writing. You are very talented. And I am now one of your fans and followers. With Highest Regards, KENNETH AVERY, from a rural town, Hamilton, in northwest Alabama that looks like Mayberry, the sweet little town on the Andy Griffith Show. Success to you and let me hear from you. Kenneth


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