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    Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    I recently purchased this Bvlgari(?) watch. Yeah I know I should have asked this question first. Oh well. Can someone confirm by looking at the attached pics whether or not this is a real Bvlgari? It is supposedly a bvlgari AC38BTAVD/SLN. The numbers on the back of the watch in pic #3 are AC 38 TA
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    If not can you give me ideas on how to authenticate it? Thanks for your help
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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    Looks real...But so do the fakes.
    Take it to a dealer and have it checked....Can't tell much from a picture.
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    beats me how one would judge that to look real given the images provided -sorry always sceptical of these very first posts that ask these questions - my question would be 'why would you buy one ' second question would be 'how much did you pay ' for a watch like this with obvious doubts of authenticity -third question might be what kind of camera or phone are you using - the answers is that it is quite impossible to tell from the photos but its too late now anyway you are stuck with it !! welcome to the forum !

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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    VnfortVnately it is difficVlt to tell, Vnless yoV provide better pictVers.

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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_sturrock View Post
    VnfortVnately it is difficVlt to tell, Vnless yoV provide better pictVers.
    see what you did there Ken !! that always thru me too !
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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    I have my doubts. The Bulgari Aluminium line all have pronounced stick markers for the hours, chrono as well as non chrono, yours have none. Also, the subsidiary dial at 6 on the real deal does not cut into the minute markers, but it does on your watch. And the minute markers on the original are painted on a beveled surface while yours are all painted on the flat face. Just do a google search yourself for images and see what you get.

    Sorry. Take it or mail it to an AD or an authorized repair station. If they mail it back with no comment, you will know for sure.
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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    Can you open it and take a pic? The movement usually gives it away more than anything else.

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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    Who did you buy it from and how much was it?

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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    It looks very cheap, I hope you didn't pay much... real or fake...

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    Re: Is this an authentic Bvlgari?

    I have my doubts. The Bulgari Aluminium line all have pronounced stick markers for the hours, chrono as well as non chrono, yours have none. Also, the subsidiary dial at 6 on the real deal does not cut into the minute markers, but it does on your watch. And the minute markers on the original are painted on a beveled surface while yours are all painted on the flat face. Just do a google search yourself for images and see what you get.


    Sorry. Take it or mail it to an AD or an authorized repair station. If they mail it back with no comment, you will know for sure.



    Thanks for your reply. I took your advice and googled this watch. I found pics of a 44 mm diameter watch with minute markers and chrono dials as you said. But, the pics of the new 38 mm watches look like mine. Not sure what you meant by the minute markers being painted on a beveled surface though.

    Again thanks a lot. You gave me a place to start looking!! I'm searching in every avenue possible.
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