Factors in determining the authenticity of a Breitling watch include the weight and construction of the watch. Genuine Breitlings are constructed of metal and tend to be heavier than fakes, which are often made of cheap plastic.
Another way of determining whether a Breitling watch is genuine or fake is by examining the watch's movement. Most genuine Breitling watches have mechanical movements as opposed to quartz, although the manufacturer did make a limited amount of watches with quartz movements. Owners can also look at the watch's bracelet. Authentic Breitling watches are stamped with the company's logo and a construction date.