Editor’s note: This story first ran a few years.back, but, like the most virulent strains of disease, these watches are still circulating through the community, and – with what is estimated to be 30 to 40 million new fakes hitting.the market every year – we receive a fairly.steady stream of emails and DMs on the subject of how to identify any conspicuous tells of counterfeit .models. Perhaps flatteringly for Tudor, the Black Bay is very popular with counterfeiters. We send this link out as a matter of course, but with a spate of queries lately, we thought it might be time post the original story again. Be alert, but not alarmed out there friends. . . Counterfeits have been around for a long time, but in this age of rapid global production, increasingly convincing fakes, convenient online sales, and a booming market in high-end watches, the problem has never been bigger. It’s no longer as simple as a TAG from Bali with a tell-tale tick – the game has changed. Forgers will try their hand at everything – from niche brands like SevenFriday –.who’ve added an NFC chip in their latest model to combat the problem – to rare vintage…

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