How To Spot A 1:1 Best UK Fake TAG Heuer-The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Let’s be clear upfront: this is not going to be the usual “how to spot a fake TAG Heuer” article. And it probably won’t be an article that gives you answers that you really want to hear. But what it will do is tell you the facts, because for too long people have been lulled into a false sense of security by poorly researched SEO- boosting websites that offer “buying guides” that in today’s world are virtually useless.

The fake game has changed a lot over the years, from the laughable fakes bought for $20 in Bali, through to the “looks OK from a distance” replicas of the early 2000s. But now we’re into a new phase of “premium” replica watches that no longer cost loose change, but run into several hundred dollars. And these new fakes arrive at a time when more and more sales are being conducted online, meaning that there is less opportunity to inspect the details. Make no mistake, there are going to be a lot of buyers fooled and a lot of money lost.

White Dial Fake TAG Heuer Carrera 1969 Watch
TAG HEUER REPLICA WATCHES- A BRIEF HISTORY

Like other brands, the “original” fake TAG Heuers never fooled anyone. The dial may have said “TAG Heuer”, but one glance told you that this wasn’t the real thing. Bought with loose change on holiday, these fakes would typically last a couple of weeks before breaking and ending up in the bottom of people’s sock drawers.

After a while, the fakers realised that because they couldn’t accurately reproduce a real production TAG Heuer, their better choice was to invent their own models, such as the fake “Carrera 1969” below that has never been made by TAG Heuer. Again, picking these as being fakes is easy if you know your TAG Heuers.

But over the last couple of years things have changed, and it’s this “next generation” of US$500 fakes that we want to focus on in this article, because those are the ones that circulating today, regularly turning up for sale on eBay and internet watch forums.

Black Dial Fake TAG Heuer Aquaracer Watch
WHERE DO THESE “HOW TO SPOT A FAKE…” GUIDES COME FROM?

Around 5 years ago we started getting bombarded by weekly e-mails from a Grey watch dealer who was looking for websites to post the infographic above and provide a backlink to the dealer to improve that site’s SEO ranking. You’ll see this Infographic on many sites across the web. While it’s been well produced from a graphical standpoint, there is a problem here- none of the advice is actually useful.

Now, that is not to say that the information is wrong, but rather that it’s so generic that these points hold true for all brands- for example, “Buttons on the side may have no effect on the small chronographs (sic)”. Well, yes, if the chronograph pushers don’t work, you should be worried- but isn’t that obvious? Here’s another from their Rolex guide: “Movement on the seconds hands needs to be completely smooth it should sweep round rather than “jump“. That statement is true of every automatic movement (OK, other than “Deadbeat”/ True Seconds movements). The advice isn’t wrong- it’s just generic, and just as true for Rolex as it is for Omega, TAG Heuer, or Patek Philippe.

Some of the points in the TAG Heuer guide are factually wrong- The last point on the infographic about TAG Heuer movements containing a serial number that matches the paperwork? Not true for almost all TAG Heuer watches.

The problem with these guides is that they lure buyers into a false sense of security. The game has moved on, and these infographic guides are now next to useless.

AAA Fake TAG Heuer Watch With Swiss Movement
HOW DO YOU SPOT A FAKE TAG HEUER?

OK, if we’re going to criticise the advice from other websites, then what are our tips for spotting a “high end” replica of a current TAG Heuer? It’s simple: you can’t. Visually, the best replica is now too close to the real thing.

The fail-safe advice that we can give you having reviewed, held and studied TAG Heuer watches for more than a decade is that it’s time for buyers to accept that for a modern TAG Heuer, the fake and the real thing can no longer reliably be distinguished by photos.

That’s not to say that there is no difference between real and fake watches- the quality, finishing, materials and reliability gap is still significant- but these characteristics are only truly apparent when you have both watches in your hand, and even then, it’s too late if you bought the watch online.

But what about guarantee cards, swing tags and TAG Heuer- branded bags? No, not a sign of a watch being genuine, because these have been copied too. Many of the replica watches being sold on eBay today come with full “papers”.

Perfect Replica TAG Heuer Watches
WHAT ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE MODELS?

The watches that are the most vulnerable to being faked are standard-production (i.e. not limited edition) models that have been made for several years with steel, closed casebacks. Watches with sapphire casebacks are harder to fake, because the replica maker has to get the movement and rotor design right as well as the dial and case. But even then, the fakers have this covered, as there is a now an Asian-sourced clone of the Calibre 1887/ Heuer 01 movement. There are highly accurate replicas of the 41mm Carrera 1887 and the 43 and 45mm Carrera Heuer 01 Skeleton dial watches, which would have been un-thinkable a few years back.

The most vulnerable TAG Heuers are the Aquaracer and Formula 1 series, as you can see from the replica Calibre 5 Aquaracer 300m below. The watch comes with TAG Heuer branded paperwork and a proper box, and while there are some details that give this away as a fake (details which we’re not going to share those in case it helps the replica makers), the reality is that this watch would fool nine out of ten watch buyers.

UK Swiss Tag Heuer Carrera Replica Watches For Elegant Ladies

In 2018, for the 55 anniversary years of Carrera series which is closely linked to racing game, at this time, Tag Heuer makes a new interpretation of Clibre 9 automatic movements fake watches. Equipped with exquisite diameter, these watches are simple and concise, naturally being the classic in our minds. The application of steel cases and bracelets brings comfortable wearing feeling for wearers.

Steel cases fake watches adapt diamonds plating time scales which are luxury.

Diamonds Plating Tag Heuer Carrera Replica Watches

Comparing with previous one, blue dials fake watches are simpler.

Blue Dials Copy Watches

The quality of Tag Heuer copy watches with steel cases can guarantee the perfect and accurate operation of watches. Inheriting Swiss watchmaking craft, it can make female customers maintain personal style in every moment.

No matter what kind of job you are in, businesswomen or distinctive mothers, two kinds of exquisite Tag Heuer Carrera replica watches can be your fashionable tools in daily life and highlights in your clothing collation. Choosing one of them will never be wrong which you can be relax.

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Female Fashionable Forever Fake Tag Heuer Carrera Watches UK With Diamond Hour Markers

With the improvement of the era of science and technology, more and more people have obtained mobile phones, computers and other scientific tools. Popularly, the watches still remain the most necessary role in your life.

Except for jewelries, the watches are also very important for women. Because of the exquisite design, the forever replica Tag Heuer Carrera watches with white dials can cater to the favor of most of you.

Different from male watches, the rose gold bezels Tag Heuer fake watches online appear the mellow feature by choosing the luxury diamonds as hour markers, and combination of steel and rose gold materials, which successfully win the interest of a lot of women.

Tag Heuer Carrera Fake Watches With Rose Gold Hands

Paying more attention to the decorative value, the Swiss quartz movements copy watches sales for ladies only display the basic hours, minutes and date functions. As a result, they not only offer the accurate time, but also enhance women’s grace and brilliance.

Depending on the skillfully idea, the delicate copy watches can further highlight the luxury style and enchanting quality of women, therefore, you can keep elegant anytime and anywhere.

Well balancing the aesthetics and practicality, attractive Tag Heuer replica watches can become the large focus on your wrist.