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How to distinguish a genuine citizen watch from a fake

How can you tell if the Citizen watch that you are about to buy online is genuine? Follow these 5 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase.

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If the guarantee is photographed check that any model or serial numbers match those featured on the caseback of the watch. Also check carefully for any errors in logos, spelling and dates.

If the guarantee is photographed check that any model or serial numbers match those featured on the caseback of the watch. Also check carefully for any errors in logos, spelling and dates.

If the original instruction manual is photographed please check that any model numbers match those featured on the caseback of the watch.

If the original instruction manual is photographed please check that any model numbers match those featured on the caseback of the watch.

Some Citizen watches have a serial number that can be found on the caseback.

Some Citizen watches have a serial number that can be found on the caseback.

Most Citizen watches have a model number on the caseback.

Most Citizen watches have a model number on the caseback.

Every Citizen watch will feature the Citizen logo on the watch face. Check the font of the letters is consistent with the official brand logo and that the quality of finish is high.

Every Citizen watch will feature the Citizen logo on the watch face. Check the font of the letters is consistent with the official brand logo and that the quality of finish is high.

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