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Davidoff


Original band
Davidoff

The Davidoff white label is distinctive for its gold scripted name, which is printed diagonally within a gold oval centerpiece. The oval loop has raised dots, and the scripted "Davidoff" is embossed as well. The gold hue has a soft luster, lacking any glitter. The words "GENÈVE" and "GENEVA" flank the centerpiece from left to right. This authentic band also has a pure white gloss due to the high quality of the paper stock.


Counterfeit purchased in St. Croix

Counterfeit purchased in St. Croix
Although it cannot be seen on this web page, the inferior paper that this fake band is printed on lacks the proper coating of an authentic Davidoff band, resulting in an off-white, almost cream-colored, tone. As for the band's gold coloring, it is too bright and shiny. The centerpiece has profound faults as well. The scripted "Davidoff" lacks clarity because the gold script doesn't properly trace over the embossing. This is also true of the oval loop as the gold coloring doesn't accurately cover the raised dots. Finally, the font of the words "GENÈVE" and "GENEVA" are slightly smaller than on the genuine article, substituting sharp words with bleary ones.