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EXPOSED: Fakes, Franken & Custom Watches

Objective

IDEAL FOR: Senior or experienced retail and pawnbroking professionals involved in the buying, selling or authenticating of luxury watches and timepieces.

OBJECTIVE

This one-day course is a combination of factual presentation and practical examination of watches.  It is intended for those involved in either buying, authenticating or valuing watches whether as a business or for private interest. The course provides a detailed insight into fake high end Swiss branded watches such as Rolex and Omega amongst others and how to identify them. It is based on current market information and includes the latest innovations in fake watch production.  The course also covers watches formed  from a combination of parts - known as 'Franken-watches', and watches that have been modified after sale.  

It provides 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

REGISTRATION: 9.30am
Refreshments are available throughout the day; a sandwich lunch is included in the course price.

Course Content

COURSE CONTENT

FAKES AND FORGERIES

  • The current state of the faking industry
  • The importance of experience - and how to obtain it
  • Working your way around the outside of a watch
  • What lies inside - the importance of understanding movements used in fakes
  • Movement modifications - fakes on display
  • Real world examples - identifications in the wild.

FRANKEN-WATCHES

  • What is a franken-watch?
  • Different levels of deception
  • How franken watches are viewed in the collector's market

CUSTOM WATCHES

  • Differing levels of customization and how to spot them
  • Describing custom watches for resale

course details

duration

ONE DAY COURSE
10A.M. - 4.15P.M.

presented by

Adrian Hailwood MA (HONS)

cost

£295.00 per delegate + VAT

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venue location

Icknield Street entrance
AnchorCert Academy
(The Assay Office)
Birmingham
B18 6RZ

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