The CASIO Computer Company was set up in Tokyo, Japan in 1946 and for more than 60 years has produced the best quality electronics products in the industry. Known for products such as PDAs, calculators, Cameras and audio equipment, but for a lot of consumers, their best known products in the marketplace are the tremendously popular CASIO Watches.
With popularity comes imitation, and now's marketplace is inundated with knock-off and notable fakes.
You need to keep a couple of things in mind, while shopping online for CASIO Watches:
Try CASIO's website first - see what they offer directly from the firm and it can allow you to narrow your further searches.
Only shop at reputable online stores - look for Warranty Info to the shop's site.
If shopping for an online auction site, be certain the seller has positive opinions and feedback about the goods they sell - while there aren't any guarantees of the seller's business conduct, it is a good way to gauge the general quality of their goods and services.
No matter what sort of site it is, the seller should have pictures of their CASIO Watches - compare those pictures for the ones in the official CASIO Watches website.
All CASIO Watches come with CASIO printed on the back and on the face, usually in small letters. In Addition, the full or partial model number of the watch. * Sometimes several similar watches use precisely the same back and just the first part of the shared general model number is printed - pictures provided by sellers should reflect that.
When shopping in public, you always ought to go to an established jeweler or major department store. But, let's suppose which you're going to stop by a wristwatch seller's kiosk in your local shopping center or an open air market; there are some things to consider when browsing:
Just as with online shopping, ensure you scrutinize the watch and its case for official markings.
* Ensure that CASIO is on the face and rear of the watch together with the total or partial model number of the watch.
* Ensure that official CASIO Watches model numbers are matched by the model number - this may take only a little pre planning and research in your part, however it is worth it not to buy a fake CASIO.
* Look to the back side of the watch's box - next to the barcode there should really be a model number that matches the model of the watch. - Beware a wristwatch that is really in the wrong box or does not have any box in any respect.
* A fraudulent CASIO will even show signs of inferior workmanship. - Closely inspect the watch for rough edges, discoloration, cancel or odd looking text to the watch's face along with the character of the band and clasp. You should also examine the brightness of the dial as many fake CASIO Watches will have a plainly dimmer face when compared to a true CASIO watch.
Trust your gut; if it looks incorrect, it probably is.