These Clic Clac H Enamel Bracelets, because of their impeccably simplistic and easy design, are easy for counterfeiters to replicate. This really makes you wonder whether the Hermes bracelets you came across were actually real or not.
Remember when you came across a private seller who was selling their used bracelet, or when your aunt returned from a trip to Macau, saying that she bought a ‘Hermes’ bracelet during her trip, and when you met a friend sporting what they thought was an original. In so many of these instances, you can sense it isn’t the real deal but just can’t put your finger on it. However, there are no dead giveaways, so we’ll tell you how to spot a fake Hermes bracelet.
Hermes Bracelets Enamel
As a luxury brand, Hermes takes strict measures in terms of quality; so, everything, down to the last tiny detail, needs to be perfect. From the packaging to the intricately molded corners, you need to focus on the details, because that’s where counterfeiters fail to meet the standard. Don’t look for clues in plain sight, but the subtle hints that we’ll explain.
Check the Clasp Screw
At first glance, the foremost thing to check is the screw on the clasp. All authentic Hermes Clic Clac H bracelets have a slot screw, which is used in high-end jewelry for being subtle and classy. On the other hand, counterfeit bracelets will have a Philips screw because they’re cheaper and easier to find.
Focus on the Letter H
For starters, look at the Letter ‘H’. The letter ‘H’ on Hermes Clic Clac bracelets always has the same proportions. The metal on the sides of the ‘H’ shouldn’t be smaller than the legs of the ‘H’. If it’s enough to add another leg, it’s a fake. You won’t need to break out a ruler for this one, and just a close-up focus is good enough to tell.
Look at the Packaging
This is where you’ll need to pay some extra attention, and it’s important that you get a chance to see its packaging in the first place. Since fake and authentic bracelets come in a bright orange box, it’s a little difficult to determine whether you’re looking at the real thing. However, the original shade of orange comes closest to Pantone 165 C.
The color of the font on the original packaging is actually a dark chocolatey brown, which many counterfeiters may mistake for black. Originally, the bag that the box comes in is supposed to have a slightly grainy texture, indicating the use of high-quality paper. A fake bag will be made of smooth paper, which would probably be lighter too.
In addition, the border on the box will be uneven for most counterfeit bracelets, because original Hermes’ packaging shows an even border on all sides.
Are there Extras?
Make sure to check the inside of the box; counterfeiters have a habit of adding extra stuff like a card. Comparatively, authentic Hermes bracelets never come with a card to prove legitimacy so be careful.
Feel Along the Edges of the Enamel
Authentic Hermes Enamel bracelets are made with an eye for even the smallest details, so it’ll pay off to take a closer look at the enamel. Originally, the enamel and metal part of these bracelets are made separately and attached together.
Hence, you’ll find that originals have enamel that’s rounded from the edges and sides. Comparatively, fake bracelets have sharp edges and the enamel flushes into the metal part, which makes it a fake.
Check the Weight and Dimensions from the Website
Original Hermes bracelets are made from palladium or permabrass and feel heavier while wearing. Counterfeits are often lighter so check the original website for the weight and dimensions to make sure that you’re looking at an original.
In addition, original bracelets are designed to fit on the hand ergonomically, so they have an oval shape rather than circular. On the other hand, counterfeit bracelets are mostly circular in shape.
Where was it Made (Austria vs. France)
Initially, the enamel for Hermes bracelets was Austria-manufactured so they had a ‘Made in Austria’ stamp. The new Hermes enamel bracelets are produced in France from sometime around 2010, so they’re marked as ‘Made in France’. Only vintage pieces should have the ‘Made in Austria’ stamp, so if you see a bracelet listed as vintage but it has a contemporary stamp, it’s not the real thing.
Hermes Engraved on the Interior
Check inside the hinge to see the brand name written in upper case letters. Under the brand name, you’ll see a letter that represents the year in which the bracelet was produced. For more detail on the dating, we’ve added some extra information.
The Date Coding
There’s a special date code, marked by circles or squares, and a letter that corresponds the year in which the bracelet was produced. However, this system stopped in 2015, so the brand will be using a new system of dating their timeless bracelets. If it was made from 1946 to 1970, there will be a letter. Bracelets made from 1971 to 1996 have a letter marking and a circle, and if they’re made from 1997 till 2015, the letter is engraved with a square.
To conclude, the Hermes Clic Clac Enamel bracelets are truly a staple of timeless elegance, and they’re simply a must have that suit any occasion. However, if you’re paying the price of an original, it’s important that you get an authentic product. Keeping an eye out for these signs will help you spot a fake bracelet that doesn’t have the same finish and aesthetic as the original. Always make sure to purchase your bracelet from an authentic seller, and be wary of people selling second-hand bracelets.
Hermes Enamel H Bracelet Reference Guide
Updated as of February 2018
Introducing the Hermes Enamel H Bracelets. This beautifully designed bracelets are made of enamel and gold or silver/palladium. It has the H logo designed as a clasp on the bracelet.
Available in two styles, the Clic-Clac H which is wider, while the Clic H is narrower. It comes in two sizes for these two styles, PM and GM.
The PM size for the Clic-Clac H Bracelet measures 2.25″ diameter, 7.5″ circumference, 1″ wide, and 2.5″ diameter, 8″ circumference, 1″ wide for GM. The Clic H PM size measures 2.25″ diameter, 7.5″ circumference, 0.5″ wide, while the GM measures 2.5″ diameter, 8″ circumference, 0.5″ wide. There is a wide range of colors to choose from for the H Bracelet.
Where to Buy
Style & Price
|Hermes Clic-Clac H Bracelet||$660.00 (USD)||$720.00 (USD)|
|Hermes Clic H Bracelet||$600.00 (USD)||$650.00 (USD)|
king skull braided bracelet
Bring signature edge to your daily appearance wearing this black calf leather braided bracelet from Alexander McQueen featuring a signature king skull charm, crystal embellishments and gold-tone and silver-tone hardware.
Designer Style ID: 490106CVJCZ
Colour: 1000 nero
Made in Italy
- Composition :
- calf leather, metal, glass
Alexander McQueen’s legacy of daring theatricality and exquisite construction lives on with his successor, Sarah Burton, who has added another dimension of wearability to the late designer’s controversial silhouettes and couture finishes.
Clic Clac H Enamel Bracelets
A Hermes Clic Clac H enamel bracelet is the most recognizable fashion bracelet in the designer world. These beautiful bracelets are trendy and classic and also HIGHLY counterfeited. So, here are some super easy tips on how to authenticate these coveted bangles.
Tip 1- Proportion of the H
Observe the space on the sides of the H. If you can stick another leg of the H in that space, it’s a fake! This is a very common error among some counterfeit H enamel bracelets.
Tip 2- Look at the edges of the enamel
Another common error on replicas is the edge of the enamel (colored part of the bracelet). The enamel and metal part of the Hermes clic clac bracelet are made separately and then later attached. The enamel usually has a rounded edge and not a sharp edge. If the enamel’s edge is flush to the rest of the bracelet or is sharp, it’s a fake.
Some enamel on H bracelets are more rounded than others, but it should never have a sharp edge.
Tip 3- Screw on the clasp
This one’s a dead giveaway. Many very poor fakes will have a phillips (x) screw instead of the appropriate slot (-) screw. In general, high-end designers do not use phillips screws on jewelry and handbags.
Tip 4- NO card
Isn’t it weird how counterfeiters will sometimes add extra accessories? A Hermes clic clac bracelet NEVER comes with a plastic authenticity card. If you see this accessory, avoid the bracelet!
Tip 5- Alignment on box
Yet, another easy easy tip that we’re delighted to share with you! The difference in quality oftentimes even shows when looking at their packaging. Hermes will never produce a misaligned box for their bags or accessories. See how obviously askew the border is on the fake box?
These tips cover some very common errors that counterfeiters make. They will definitely help you in avoiding A LOT of fakes, and may often let you know instantly when someone is wearing a replica.
However, for a full authentication, many more details are observed, sometimes even the tiny hole in the clasp! Stamping is also another major aspect of authentication, but given the many many variants of authentic and replica versions of stamping, it is much too complicated for a blog post. This is why we have always believed in the combination of an expert and software.
As always, if you never want to worry about counterfeits, simply shop at Lollipuff. We are the only peer-to-peer resale site that pre-screens each and every listing and will never list anything that we are unsure of. This means great deals that only private sellers can offer and 100% authenticity! Check out Hermes clic clac h bracelets here on Lollipuff.
BEST WATCHES FOR MEN – 2021
Here’s our summary of 10 watches which we think are worth considering if you are looking for a high quality luxury watch.
Some of these timepieces have won awards whilst others include several features which you’d associate with the best watches. We’ve include prices from about £100, up to watches which cost tens of thousands of pounds. Hopefully we’ll show that you don’t need to spend thousands of pounds to get fancy features and a watch which should last for decades.
Our top 10 watches guide includes several of the biggest names in Swiss and Japanese watchmaking, including Rolex, Omega and Citizen.
1. Seiko 5 – £200-£350 (various styles)
|OK, so you won’t get the world’s finest watch for £200, but you can get a well built watch with some features that you would associate with big name luxury men’s watches. It also happens to have a similar styling to the Rolex Submariner, which will set you back about £5000.|
Japanese companies like Seiko have a reputation for quality and accuracy, although they don’t carry quite the same prestige as a Swiss watch in my opinion.
This particular model – the Seiko 5 – is one of the cheapest watches we’ve found with automatic movement. That means it doesn’t take batteries and relies on your own motion to keep it ticking (which is a must-have feature for most watch nerds). It is water resistant to 100m, so it would be OK for a swimming pool but not for diving (the 100m rating doesn’t relate to how deep you can take it…confusing eh?).
The front of the watch (the crystal) is made from mineral rather than the more robust sapphire which more luxurious watches use – but, come on, it’s only £200.Search Seiko 5 deals at Amazon.co.uk
2. Citizen Eco Drive – £150-£400 (various models)
|This Citizen watch is a clever hybrid which is both a super accurate quartz watch whilst also not needing a battery. Normally, you need to choose between one of those two features (even a £10,000 chronometer watch will get out of sync eventually).|
Instead of a battery it is powered by a small solar panel on the watch face (the ‘Eco Drive’) and thanks to ‘Atomic Timekeeping’ it can claim to be the ‘most accurate watch in the world’. Does it matter if other watches go out of time by a couple of seconds each week? Not really, but it’s still an appealing feature.
It is made in Japan – not the centre of world watchmaking (which is Switzerland) but still a country known for making high quality timepieces.
It’s also got a sapphire crystal – which means that the front of the watch (the transparent bit) is very tough and unlikely to get badly scratched. The water resistance rating is 200m, which is superior to the Seiko 5 and means it *should* be fine for diving.Search Citizen Eco Drive
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|Tissot is one of the cheapest of the high quality Swiss watch brands, with their cheapest models starting at £100. However, if you want luxury features you’ll need to spend about £350 – £700. |
I’ve chosen one of their Le Locle watches, which is a range named after the Swiss village where they are made. For the money, you get an automatic watch (so it doesn’t need winding up and doesn’t need a battery) which also has a tough synthetic sapphire front (the ‘crystal’ if you want to get technical).
Unlike most watches on this list, it has a leather strap. If you want to be really traditional, you should wear a watch with a metal strap at work and a leather strap as evening wear. In the real world, you can wear it when you want.
It’s water resistant up to 30m, although just to confuse you that doesn’t actually mean you can take it diving to a depth of 30 metres. I’d personally avoid getting it wet, besides the odd splash from the sink.Search Tissot
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|Swiss brand Rado make some Quartz watches and some Automatic watches and – in my view – they have some really nice designs which have got personality without looking odd.|
Personally I like their Centrix and True ranges for men and have picked this one out. It’s a quartz model, which won’t appeal to everyone but it has a tough sapphire crystal, so you hopefully won’t scratch the display five minutes after opening it.
This model is only splashproof, I wouldn’t test it out in the swimming pool unless you like to live dangerously.
|I hesitated slightly before including Gucci in this best watch guide as some watch fans prefer brands which are primarily known as watchmakers rather than fashion labels. You are undoubtedly paying quite a bit for the designer label and you often don’t get the features such as an automatic movement that you’ll get for similar money from watchmakers. |
However, Gucci is one of the leading names in the large section of the watch market which includes stylish designs alongside decent build quality. You’ll find their watch designs are often more quirky than traditional watchmakers, so they appeal to modern men who don’t want to follow the crowd with the familiar designs of an Omega, Rolex or Tag Heuer.
Gucci has the added appeal of making watches in Switzerland, which is the centre of the watchmaking world and is a badge of honour.
I’ve chosen a watch from the Gucci Timeless range, which has a quartz movement and a tough sapphire front (or ‘crystal’ if you want to use the proper term). It is water resistant enough for a trip to the swimming pool, but not for all that shipwreck exploring and Olympic diving you do at the weekend. If you want a Gucci watch with an automatic movement you’ll need to pay about twice as much (around £1000+).Search Gucci
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|Tag Heuer watches tick a lot of boxes for me, as they a) regularly win prestigious awards b) they have legacy as a fine Swiss watchmaker and c) they start at prices which are comparable to a week’s holiday rather than a semi-detached house in Middlesbrough (see Patek Philippe at the bottom of the page).|
Thanks to their sponsorship of Formula One, they have a range of watches which will appeal to those motor racing fans who like to discuss downforce and diffusers.
There are other Tag Heuer Formula One watches which start from less than £1000 but if you want a classy automatic watch (as opposed to a quartz watch which uses a battery) then I’d go for something like this.
Other quality features include a sapphire crystal (that means the front of the watch is tougher than Ray Winstone). It is waterproof for diving, if you’re in the mood.Search Tag Heuer
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|If you have your heart set on an Omega then I personally would choose between a Speedmaster and a Seamaster. |
The Speedmaster is famously the watch worn on every NASA mission, so has been to the moon and back.The Seamaster is the main watch worn by James Bond since Omega coughed up a (presumably) huge amount of money to persuade 007 to stop wearing a Rolex in the mid 90s.
So you can pick whether you prefer your watch to be associated with Bond or Buzz (Aldrin, rather than Lightyear). I would say Seamaster is the more popular of the two (based on Google data around searches).
Personally I’m a sucker for anything which is good enough for NASA (remember the space pen?) so I’ve picked the Speedmaster. There are loads of variations of both the Seamaster and Speedmaster. Search Omega
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|The Rolex Submariner is probably the world’s most famous watch by the world’s most famous watchmaker. It’s also one of the few watches which doesn’t massively plummet in value in the second hand market.|
It built its reputation as a diving watch (as you may have gathered from the name) but remains popular with those of us who wouldn’t know which end of a snorkel to blow into. During the Sean Connery and Roger Moore era, the Submariner was James Bond’s watch, until the mid 1990s when Omega paid for 007 to switch brands (to the Seamaster). Nowadays, Bond films feel a bit like a long advert for global brands…but I digress.
The Submariner been around since the 1950s with various tweaks and improvements over the years, such as increasing the depth to which you can dive with it. In terms of technical features, most Rolex Submariners are chronometers, which means they have been tested over several days by independent watch nerds in Switzerland. It’s also an automatic watch, meaning you’ll never need to buy a battery for it and it is as tough as old boots, so it should last for decades.
It’s hard to argue that a £5000 watch is an ‘investment’ but in terms of reliability, durability and sell on value, the Rolex Submariner comes close.Search Rolex
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|The words ‘Breitling’ and ‘quality’ go together as easily as Morecambe and Wise, Lennon and McCartney or cheese and pickle.|
You can confidently go deep sea diving with your Breitling on Saturday and then take it for a few loops in your jet plane on Sunday.
This is of course utterly unnecessary if you’re a strategic business consultant who spends the weekend gardening and drinking wine but it does offer reassurance that your watch should outlive you.
You can also be confident that it will keep accurate time. That may not sound like a great achievement for a watch which costs as much as a Dacia Sandero, but Breitling watches are chronometers which means they are sent to some nerds in Switzerland to check they don’t lose time. Sure, a radio controlled quartz watch will be more accurate but where’s the romance in an electronic timepiece when you can have an ingenious set of cogs and springs designed by a master horologist?
If you can’t quite stretch to the £5600 automatic Breitling watches then I would consider a Breitling Colt which costs about about half that price (£2750). The main difference is that it has a quartz movement but it is still built to survive on a diving trip.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus is one of the most coveted watches by (arguably) the poshest of all the world’s watchmakers. They’ve been making versions of the Nautilus since the mid-1970s, apparently after being inspired by the shape of a porthole (honestly, I thought portholes were rounder but I’m no sailor). At the time it was seen as a big deal that the watch company which supplied Queen Victoria and Albert Einstein was making a sports watch.
As you’d expect, it’s got most of the fancy features you’d associate with a luxury timepiece. Obviously it’s got an automatic movement (if you’re paying this much for a quartz watch I’d be somewhat concerned…). Most are waterproof to 120m, which means it would be fine for a swimming pool.
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