Given that there are many fakes and replicas in the world today because of the advance in technology one has to be very careful not to mistake them for originals. Given the expertise of inventors of replicas, these products look identical to the original ones and they are confusing many people. In the past, low prices of some products lured me into buying many products that I later realized that were fakes. The last year for instance, I bought myself two gold watches to wear during my vacation. Since I was aware that real gold does not tarnish even when exposed to water I went swimming with one of my newly bought watches. I swam for some time and I decided to check the time to see if it was time to head back to my hotel room. At first I thought that someone had exchanged my watch for another while I was swimming but then it made no sense at all since I had it on all the time. What remained of the golden surface was dull silver that looked like it had been used for more than a year yet I bought it a few days ago. I later found out that the other one was a replica too.
Having had such an experience I promised myself to be more careful. I even ignore some unreasonable cheap deals that some stores offer. This article will help you to find genuine watches. Have a closer look at some useful tips such as:
Make your purchases from authorized dealers - How can you identify genuine companies? First of all, if a company is able to give warranty for their products then that proves that it can be trusted. Secondly, see to it that they are certified. This way, you can always shop for gold watches without any worries. Should they have problems, you can always return them to the vendors in exchange for good ones.
Assess the workmanship - There are some physical features of gold watches that one can always assess to find out their authenticity. A sign of poor workmanship like the use of glue to stick parts should ring a bell in your head. Which company uses glue to make their watches? If at all you find glue residue in the watches sold in a store or misspelled words, flee from that store as quick as possible for you are about to buy replicas. This only goes for those who want original watches. But there are times when replicas come in handy since they are cheaper and look like the real ones. Such stores might therefore be suitable for some people. Be careful not to pay a lot of money since replicas are known to be cheap.
Check the functionality - Before you purchase your gold watches, it will be wise if you test them first. Even if they have certificates to assure you that they are in good condition, you need to ascertain this.