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How to Identify a Fake Watch

Casio and Q&Q are two of the most popular watch brands in the world. Unfortunately, with popularity comes imitation, and today’s market is inundated with knock-off and notable fakes.

Explicably, this has created a lot of confusion and trust issues which we would like to address. As the official dealers for Casio and Q&Q Watches in Nigeria, it is our duty to inform and educate all our customers on how to protect themselves from fake products.

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At the time of purchase, please take some time and look out for the following traits to ensure that your watch is 100% genuine. This applies to stores not listed on our Authorized Re-Sellers Page.

We can guarantee that all watches sold on this platform and  by our Authorized Resellers are 100% genuine. Click here to view our Authorized Resellers.

Guide on How to Identify an Original Watch From a Fake.

How Do I Ensure That The Watch I'm Buying Is Genuine?

To ensure the watch you are buying is genuine. We strongly recommend the following:

  • Purchase from our site: www.wownigeria.ng
  • Purchase from any of our Authorized Resellers. Click here to view all our Authorized Resellers.

How To Ensure Your Casio G-Shock Watch Is Original?

Fail Safe #1: Packaging: All Casio G-Shock watches are packaged in an outer carton box. Inside the carton box, you will find the following items:

  • A manual booklet
  • G-Shock International Warranty
  • A 6-sided aluminum box engraved with the G-Shock brand logo: This six-sided aluminum box contains your Casio G-Shock watch.

Please refer to the illustrations below:

       

Fail Safe #2: Matching Product Codes: To confirm if your Casio G-Shock watch is genuine, all you need to do is to check if the 4-digit code from your manual booklet matches with the 4-digit code on:

  • The Casio G-Shock label tag
  • The outer carton box
  • The back-plate of your watch.

You can also check if the watch model, in this case: GA-700CM (found on the outer carton box) matches with the watch model on the label tag and the back-plate of the watch.

Please refer to illustrations below:

       

Once you have confirmed that the above checks are okay, you can be rest assured that your Casio G-Shock watch is genuine.

 

How To Ensure Your Casio Edifice Watch Is Original?

Fail Safe #1: All Casio Edifice watches are packaged in a white outer carton box. This outer box will have the Edifice Logo printed on the box along with the Casio logo. Once you slide off the outer carton box, you will find a navy-blue carton box with the same Edifice and Casio logos emblem engraved on it. Once the navy-blue carton box is opened you will find 3 items:

  • A manual booklet
  • An Edifice International Warranty
  • Your Casio Edifice Watch

Please refer to the illustrations below:

     

  

Fail Safe #2: Matching Product Codes: To confirm if your Casio Edifice watch is genuine, all you need to do is to check if the 4-digit code from your manual booklet matches with the 4-digit code on:

  • The Casio Edifice label tag
  • The navy blue carton box
  • The back-plate of your watch.

You can also check if the watch model, in this case: EFV-570 (found on the navy blue box) matches with the watch model on the label tag and the back-plate of the watch.

Please refer to illustrations below:

      

Once you have confirmed that the above checks are okay, you can be rest assured that your Casio Edifice watch is genuine.

Bonus Check: If you are purchasing a Leather Casio Edifice Watch, you can also check for the Edifice Logo engraved on the underside of your strap as shown in the illustration below:

 

 

How To Ensure Your Casio General Lineup Watch Is Original? (Applicable To: Classic Collection, Vintage Series & Sport Series)

Fail Safe #1: All Casio General Lineup watches are packaged in a see-through plastic Casio branded box covered with an outer white carton box. Inside this box, you will find 2 items:

  • A manual booklet containing the International Warranty
  • Your Casio Watch

Please refer to the illustrations below:

       

Fail Safe #2: Ensure that the Casio logo is on the face and back-plate of your watch. Many fake Casio watches copy the design of the watch but fail to ad the Casio logo on the watch. However, this is not always the case, therefore to ensure that your Casio watch is original, please proceed to ‘Fail Safe #3’.

   

Fail Safe #3: Check that the digits mentioned on the manual booklet  are the same as the digits mentioned on the label tag and the back-plate of your watch.

Please refer to the illustrations below:

       

Once you have confirmed that the above checks are okay, you can be rest assured that your Casio watch is genuine.

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