The Diesel "Only The Brave" chronograph is a watch that makes a statement; it's big, bold, but not flashy. Counterfeiters are also out to make a statement with a look alike counterfeit of the Diesel watch.
Look closely on the counterfeit watch and you will see that the sub-dials do not function and the calender is painted on the face. Offered for fraction of the authentic watches price, the counterfeit is a cheap imitation and no bargain.
Counterfeit sellers often use manufacturer's advertising (stock) photos in their internet listings to deceive you into believing you are receiving an authentic product.
The authentic Diesel "Only The Brave" Brown Dial Men's Chronograph Watch.
Unlike the counterfeit, the authentic watch has functioning sub-dials and date.
Compare the authentic $300 and counterfeit $14 Diesel watches.
While visually similar there are notable quality differences between the watches.
Look closely at the counterfeit watch and you will see that the small white screw heads are painted on the dial.
The date window and number is also painted in the dial. Both features are common with counterfeit watches.
This time sub-dial is part of the dial face and non-functional - a manufacturing shortcut common on counterfeit watches.
These three sub-duals on the counterfeit Diesel watch are not function.
The date is painted on, which is not a problem if you always want it to be the 18th.
The rear case of the counterfeit watch has an off-center sticker that bears the trademarked Diesel branding.