With just a little experience you will find the difference between a real and fake watch to be quite plain.
This should be repeated. In the business world, it's called due diligence.At the end of the day, there is no substitute for an intimate knowledge of how the authentic item should look, feel, and function.
Not really. Anywhere in the supply line from the factory to the store the genuine watch can be substituted with the counterfeited one. It can be done by the staff (or even the owner) at the AD. It's also possible that somebody bought a genuine watch from the AD, replaced it with the counterfeited one and returned it. It's also possible to replace the genuine watch with a counterfeited one on the spot, while "shopping", if you are fast enough, and there is a chance the AD will not spot the fake. So, while a chance of buying a fake from an AD is indeed small, it nevertheless exists.Expensive watches I buy from an AD. Authenticity guaranteed.
BRITISH AIRWAYS passengers are being cheated out of watches, perfumes and other luxury duty-free goods by a number of cabin staff who are switching real goods for counterfeits on long-haul flights.The swindle, which costs individual passengers hundreds of pounds, is being operated on flights from London to Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and other long-distance destinations. The scam was confirmed by BA this weekend.
Sources inside BA revealed last week that crooked cabin staff have been buying fake watches and other luxury goods in Hong Kong and Singapore for just a few pounds apiece. They take the products, which include counterfeit Raymond Weil watches, Gucci sunglasses and Chanel perfumes, on board the aircraft and switch them for the genuine items. The fakes are then sold from in-flight duty-free trolleys. The genuine items are pocketed by cabin crew and sold on the black market in Britain, netting them a profit of as much as £200 per item.
An insider said the bogus sales first came to light when a BA passenger returned a watch to the manufacturer because it did not keep time. "Although all the paperwork was correct, the manufacturer said the watch was not a genuine product and referred the customer to BA," the source said.