Marc by Marc Jacobs began in spring 2001 as a means for a younger demographic to tap into Marc’s world on a much lower price tag. The brand sold both mens and womenswear, as well as accessories like jewelry and watches, at an affordable, mid-price point. But after 14 years after the creation of this diffusion line, Marc Jacobs decided to call it quits, merging its aesthetic with the main line. This makes Marc by Marc Jacobs watches a collectors item, and puts sales and output of counterfeit watches on the rise.
Here’s our top tips to spotting a fake watch…
1. The engraving on the back case should follow standard Marc Jacobs font and size.
2. The detailing on the dial should be sharp and clear, with high quality printing.
3. For watches with a leather strap, one can check the quality of the leather and the stitching.
4. The model number and model design should be matching, whilst the fake ones will not follow the same sequence.
5. The mechanism movement can be either Swiss or Japanese (a Miyota movement is typically used for Marc by Marc Jacobs watches), depending on the collection and model. Most fake watches come with a Chinese movement.