In 1926 a Swiss watchmaking company registered the Tudor brand of watches. The Motres Tudor SA Company was established in 1946 and the company began to launch new lines, including the Tudor Oyster and the Tudor Oyster Prince. Tudor watches are available at high-end department stores and authorized retailers. They are very similar to Rolex watches and some Tudor watches are sold with Rolex bracelets and crowns. As with many luxury items, some manufacturers sell replica Tudors. A few tricks, however, can help distinguish an authentic Tudor from a replica.
Check the case back. Many Tudor watches have Rolex case backs and they may say “Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva” with the Rolex crown symbol. Other Tudor watches have a smooth case back with no engraving. Authentic Tudor watches do not have a clear case back that shows the inner workings of the watch.
Look at the links below the 6 o’clock position for a five-digit number and between the links above the 12 o’clock position for another five-digit number. These are the serial and registration numbers.
Check the hour markers on the watch face. There should be two bars at each hour that are very close in proximity and even in size and shape.
Examine the strap buckle. Authentic Tudor watches have the small Tudor crest symbol. The symbol has smooth, even lines and is centered on the buckle.
Purchase Tudor watches through authorized retailers or verified sellers to ensure that the product is an authentic Tudor watch. In addition, know your price point. Many Tudor watches cost $1,000 and more. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
How to Spot a Replica Invicta Watch
How to Spot a Fake Tag Heuer Calibre 17 ...
How to Identify a Seiko Watch by the ...
How to Tell if a Rado Is Fake
How to Detect Fake Seiko Watches
How to Replace the Watch Battery in a ...
How to Identify a Fake Perpetual Oyster ...
How to Identify Your Tissot
How to Spot a Fake Mont Blanc Watch
How to Open a Rolex Watch Band
How to Find the Serial Number on a ...
How to Change the Date on a Luminox 3080
How to Spot a Replica Baume Watch
How to Calibrate the Altimeter on a ...
How to Adjust a Kenneth Cole Wrist Band
How to Remove a Stuhrling Watch Band
How to Spot a Fake Rolex Watch
Differences Between Santos De Cartier ...
How to Identify a Knockoff LeCoultre ...
How to Find Out How Much a Rolex Watch ...
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.