1. THE WEIGHT and FINISH
If you’re able to fit the watch before purchase, inspect how it feels on your wrist. Breitling watches, particularly those made of steel and precious metals, weigh substantially and have heft on the wrists. A replica will feel much lighter, as cheaper materials like plastic might have been used.
Watch out for anything that seems odd, like a part of the watch that’s not seamlessly part of the design. Do check for deft touches that are hard to replicate: modern Breitling watches have anti-glare coating on the crystal, so a bright glare might mean it’s fake. Moreover, genuine Breitling watches have a bluish or purplish glow on their crystal.