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EXPOSED: Fakes, Franken & Custom Watches

Objective

IDEAL FOR: Senior or experienced retail and pawnbroking professionals, valuers, loss adjusters, auction house specialists or others involved in the buying, selling and authentication of luxury and vintage watches.

*UPDATED FOR 2020*

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 either for business or private interest. The course provides detailed insights into the latest fake, high-end Swiss brands such as Rolex and Omega while also covering more exclusive brands such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Breguet. Counterfeit examples of vintage watches will also be explored.

The course also covers watches that have been assembled from parts – so called ‘Frankenwatches’ and watches that have been modified, including stone-set, after sale.

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

REGISTRATION:  9.30am

Course Content

FAKES AND FORGERIES

  • The current state of the counterfeit watch industry
  • The importance of experience and how to obtain it
  • Working your way around a watch – detail, detail, detail.
  • What lies inside – the importance of movements
  • The evolution of fake movements – what they now get right and what is still wrong
  • Modified movements – fakes on show
  • Real-word examples – fake spotting in the wild.

FRANKEN-WATCHES

  • What is a Franken-watch?
  • Differing levels of deception
  • How Franken watches are viewed in the collectors’ market

CUSTOM WATCHES

  • Differing levels of customisation and how to spot them.
  • The implications of modification for value
  • 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

course dates


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venue location

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

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