Learn to differentiate genuine luxury timepieces from fake
(COLUMBIA, Pa.) – The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) has reported their new educational course, “Luxury or Lie? How to Identify Genuine from Fake Watches”, was a resounding success. The course, held the first week of October at the NAWCC campus in Columbia, PA, was designed and developed by instructor Adam Harris. The course included an overview of watch types, terminology, and techniques to differentiate counterfeited or reworked luxury timepieces from genuine.
Topics the course covered included:
- Historical chronology of the watch, its terminology, and complications
- The differences between “homage,” “Frankenstein,” “re-worked,” “fake,” and “super-fake” timepieces
- Best ways to identify the components of a genuine timepiece and reference its original manufacturer
- Tips to quickly identify the genuine from the fake: “Hands On Fakes” vs. “Genuine” vs. “Reworks” where participants received a special tool (the “Litmus Test”) to determine very quickly without opening the case whether the timepiece was not genuine and correct.
The NAWCC reported high attendance among horological collectors and multiple professionals from the jewelry and appraisal industry. The attendees offered high praise for the event.
“Thanks again for the course you prepared; its knowledge was well worth every minute of it!” – Josh Bryant, A Yankee Peddler and Loan
“It was excellent and I will tell the other members of Chapter 12 of the NAWCC and also the members of the Potomac Guild of the Horological Association of Virginia.” – Joseph Jabbour, Clock and Watch Appraisal Services of Northern Virginia, LLC
“The class was a great asset to my business, and I will use what I learned daily. Thanks for offering the course. Please give my regards to everyone at NAWCC. It’s great to be a member!” – Martin Fuller, Martin Fuller Appraisals LLC
“Great job! You’ll be pleased to know that we were able to apply some of the new techniques within 24 hours.” – Anthony LoRe, The Provident Loan Society of New York
“I learned so much from your seminar, especially the Never 31 or 7 and the Litmus Test (so clever!)” – Zully Patino, The Provident Loan Society of New York
“I’ve been telling my colleagues how terrific you were and that it is an essential course to take the next time it comes up.” – Gina D’Onofrio, Jewelry Appraisal Services
NAWCC Director of Education Katie Knaub is enthusiastic about the new offering. “We are thrilled to continue to offer this course because we have heard from many people who deal with luxury watches on a daily basis that this course has fulfilled a definite training need not offered elsewhere.”
The course will be offered again on May 21-23, 2016. For further information and to register, contact Katie Knaub at 717-684-8261, ext. 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAWCC, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with over 14,000 members, representing 52 countries. The NAWCC operates the National Watch and Clock Museum, which houses a collection of over 12,000 timekeeping artifacts; horological school facilities, which provide educational seminars and training; and a Library and Research Center with over 5,000 cataloged references. To learn more about the NAWCC and affiliated organizations, visit www.nawcc.org.