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Known worldwide for their excellent quality and innovation, Victorinox watches are a lovely accessory to add to any outfit to showcase your classy taste. When you're planning to spend the money for a designer watch, you certainly don't want to end up with a fake. It's harder than ever to spot a fake, with all the imitation pieces being sold, some which are strikingly close to the real thing. You can become a super investigator yourself with no problem, as long as you know what to look for.
Check out your surroundings when you're shopping. If you're at a high-end fashion accessories store, you'll feel a lot safer than if you're at a crowded flea market where even the sellers are wearing knockoffs.
Talk to the seller. If the guy selling the watches is wearing a "Guci" watch, you might as well walk away right now. Quickly. But if you're not sure, ask questions. He should be more than happy to talk with you and offer you information on the watches he's selling. If he shies away from your questions or is rude to you, the watch you're considering is probably a fake, and hey, with that attitude, it's not worth your time anyway.
Look over the watch to examine the quality and hold it in your hand to feel the weight. The watch should have some heft to it, because Victorinox watches are made with top quality materials, never any plastic or other cheap materials. Most of the underwater watches have a rubber strap, while others have leather or steel.
Take a look at the price. The average Victorinox watch retails for around $500, while those with diamonds on the clock face cost upwards of $1,000.
Look for the signature Victorinox logo. The logo consists of a shield symbol with a cross inside, and can be found on the watch face of every model, typically in the number "12" position.
Examine the dial of the watch, found on the righthand side of the clock face. Only authentic Victorinox timepieces have the words "Swiss Army" printed right on the dial.