The 5 quality types of Replica Watches
The first type is Swiss Hand Made with Genuine Swiss Mechanical Movements
Swiss hand made replicas are considered la crème de la crème of the watch replication world and cost the manufacturer from $800 to $1200 to produce. These are known for their durability, smoothness and construction quality. These fake watches are so similar to the original, even professional jewellers often have trouble distinguishing the difference between replicas and the genuine article.
Swiss replicas are produced in Switzerland and this designation refers to the type of movement inside the watch, were the parts that make up the watch were manufactured and were the watch was assembled. Swiss Replicas features the same specifications as the original watch in terms of steel, real 18K gold wrap parts and the newer clone Swiss movements with a much better power reserve.
These watches are extremely rare with limited production and they are 99.9% identical to the original. They are made with the same materials as the original and the Swiss movement will last you a lifetime. They look and feel exactly the same as the original and it’s almost impossible even for a jeweller to authenticate it.
The second type is Japan Made with Japan Mechanical Movements
Japanese replicas cost the manufacturer no more than $200 to produce. These watches are well known for being fairly priced for the quality. Despite the good reputation, Japanese replicas will not come close to fooling jewellers due to the tell tale signs of a fake including the Japanese movement and Japanese parts the watch is composed of. These watches are average in quality and details and their movements are pretty reliable. They will fool a few people, but in comparison with the original or under a jeweller inspection it’s very easy to tell it’s a fake.
The third type is the Asian Made with “ETA” look Mechanical Movements
Asian made replicas are so named because they typically contain an Asian “ETA” style movement. These watches cost no more than $180 to manufacture. They are average in quality and details and their movements are Asian made copies of the Swiss ETA movements. A few problems will accrue since the movement is Asian build and not Swiss. They may fool some people, but in comparison with the original or under a jeweller inspection it’s very easy to tell it’s a fake.
The fourth type is the Asian Made with Asian Mechanical Movements
These watches are low in quality and details and their movements are Asian build with a lot of problems. They cost the manufacturer no more than $90 to produce. You can spot them from a distance and there is no need for comparison with the original or a jeweller inspection to tell that it’s a fake.
The fifth type is the Asian Made with Asian Quartz Movements
These watches are low in quality and details and their movements are Asian Quartz worth $5. You can spot them from a distance and there is no need for comparison with the original or a jeweller inspection to tell that it’s a fake. They cost the manufacturer no more than $25 to produce.
There is no such thing as an Italian, American or German replica watch.