What is the difference between cheap and expensive fake watches?

As you have probably noticed, there are many different prices for fake watches at Aliexpress. But what do you actually pay for when you buy an expensive replica watch compared to a cheap one. There are more or less 4 price levels among fake watches. The ultra cheap replicas which cost 1-10 dollars, the replicas priced at 20-40 dollars, the medium priced watches 80-150 and the top-priced which cost 200-??. I know you can find a watch in between these limits but they still belong in these levels when it comes to quality.


So what are the differences between these fake watches?

There are many things which can influence the price of a fake watch. But in the big picture you can actually divide this into two categories – Materials and clockwork. The ultra cheap replicas are made of plastic and nickel and also have a shitty lowcost clockwork. The first thing to change the more you pay are the materials the watch is made from. Good clockworks are the most expensive part of a watch and therefore the most expensive replicas include a used Swiss Eta movement. Many expensive replicas contain a quartz movement which the cheap replicas contain as well. These are not the same because I have seen comparisons and the sweep is far more fluent in the expensive fake watches. Thus the movement lasts for a lot longer!

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The specs of fake watches from Aliexpress

The ultra cheap replica watches have around these product specs:

  • Dial Window Material Type: Plastic and sometimes glass
  • Case material: Contains niclel the most times but states that it is stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Synthetic leather or silicone
  • Dial material type: Nickel and steel
  • Movement: Quartz
  • Water resistance: None


Medium priced replica watches:

  • Dial Window Material Type: Hardlex
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel or Silicone
  • Dial Material Type: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Quartz – Better quartz movement than the cheaper replicas
  • Water Resistance Depth: 30 m


The expensive replica watches

Here you should not be able to tell the difference unless you are a watch expert.

  • Dial Window Material Type: Sapphire glass or Hardlex
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel or Ceramic
  • Band Material Type: Stainless Steel, genuine leather or Silicone – you receive an exact replica of the genuine watch band
  • Dial Material Type: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Chinese Automatic Self-Wind or top quality Quartz
  • Water Resistance: 30-100 meters


From this point on you only pay for better movements in your fake watch and of course if you want your watch made from silver, gold or you want diamonds attached to it.


Good trusted replica watch sellers Aliexpress

In order to receive a good quality replica watch, you need to find a trusted seller at Aliexpress.
Here are a couple of good sellers I have encountered:

Store: XinXin watch has a nice selection 
Store: CnMdBg Store has a nice selection as well
If you know some nice trusted vendors at Aliexpress, please leave a note in the commentary section.

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