“How to tell if a Bvlgari watch is real?” it’s a question I often receive here on the blog. And with good reason – Bvlgari watches often carry a heavy price tag. So you wouldn’t want to find out that you bought a fake Bvlgari watch after the fact. For that exact reason I’ve decided to publish this post on how to tell if a Bvlgari watch is real or not.
Note: always do your due diligence before buying an expensive watch – if it’s not from a verified seller. It can save you a lot of problems. In this article you’ll find the 3 signs that will show whether a Bvlgari watch is original or fake. If you have any questions regarding the authenticity of your watch (or the one you’re about to buy) after reading this article, then feel free to contact us.
How to tell if a Bvlgari watch is real?
Bvlgari watches are expensive. And that, unfortunately attracts people who want to take advantage of that. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to spot the signs of a fake Bvlgari watch once you know what they are. If you’re doubting whether the watch you have or are about to buy is an original Bvlgari. Then please continue reading and ask yourself the following questions:
Sign of a fake Bvlgari watch #1: How does it look compared to pictures of other real watches?
The first thing to do is compare the watch you’re about to buy with pictures of the real watch. Where do you find these pictures? Simple, you can go to official resellers and websites on the internet. I recommend you check out Amazon: they have a large collection of Bvlgari watches and you can easily compare the (close-up) pictures.
For example, here is a picture of the original Bvlgari Diagono 18K gold Chronograph watch. If you were thinking of buying this watch somewhere else – then you can simply compare all the pictures to the watch. If something is ‘off’ or doesn’t look completely right, then it’s better to not take the risk.
Sign of a fake Bvlgari watch #2: Do you trust the seller? (+ verify him)
Verifying the seller is more of an art than science. But with a little guidance it will be very easy to find out if the seller is real or not. Here are a couple of guidelines and questions that will help you identify a real seller vs a scammer.
- Visit the store where you’re going to buy the watch – is it an official store or are you visiting a shady room in a back-alley?
- Do they have good reviews on the internet? You can check reviews for stores on Google maps. If there are no reviews – or vague/poorly written ones – then it might be safer to skip the purchase.
- Does the seller pressure you to buy quickly? Real sellers of luxury watches virtually always give you ample time to think over your decision. So if the seller pressures you that you have to make a decision quickly, then chances are they are not selling the real deal.
- Check the URL of the website – some scammers use miss-spelled URLs (such as bvllgari or bvlgary) to lure unknowing people into buying their fake watches.
Most of these things go for both off- and online sellers. And be sure to always check if the contact information of the website is visible on the site. Stores without contact information are usually not trustworthy – especially when it comes to luxury products.
Sign of a fake Bvlgari watch #3: Is the price in-line with the market value?
If something looks too good to be true, then it usually is. That’s why it’s very important to always check the market price of the watch that you are about to buy. If the sellers asks $5,000 for a watch that is usually sold for $17.500 – then the chances are very high that the Bvlgari watch is fake. So always do your homework before buying.
A good way to check the normal price of a specific watch is to google for the [name of your watch] + ‘price’. That way you’ll quickly find out how much your specific watch costs. Alternatively you can check out some of the more well-known watch sellers on the internet. Here’s an overview of all the Bvlgari Watches that you can order on Amazon.
Note: there is one exception when you can buy an original Bvlgari watch for a cheaper price. That is in case of a second hand (or certified resell) watch. In those cases, you would have to check #1 and #2 and bit better. However, if there is no notice of second hand (or it’s an online store) and the price is very low – then it’s better not to take the risk.
Final conclusion on how to tell if a Bvlgari watch is real
So, there you have it. You now have all the information you need to verify whether the Bvlgari watch you’re about to buy is original or not. Here’s a quick recap:
- Always compare the watch with pictures of the real watch
- Verify the seller as much as possible
- Is the price too good to be true?
As always, I recommend you to buy from credible sellers. So if you want to be sure that you’re getting an original Bvlgari watch, then you can check out the entire Bvlgari watch assortment here on Amazon.
If, after reading this article, you still have any doubts about the watch, then feel free to contact us. In any other case, I hope this guide has helped you to learn how to tell if a Bvlgari watch is real. And that you will make a good purchase.
P.S. did this article answer your question “how to tell if a Bvlgari watch is real?”. Please do your due diligence before ordering. Click here for an overview of high-quality Bvlgari watches.