The fake Valentino snap (left) is an example of where you might find traces of a Chinese factory. Here inscribed on the snap are alpha-numerical sequences that generally signify the Chinese factory where the hardware originated. An authentic Valentino bag will not have these coded sequences on thier hardware. You may find the Valentino logo etc, but you should not see sequences like this.
The image (left) is authentic Valentino zipper. Here is an example of what you may find on an authentic piece of Valentino hardware. The logo in the image (left) is the classic Valentino "V", it is perfectly centered within the borders of the hardware, and the raised texture is clear and crisp, with no signs of sloppy stamping, etching etc. It is just as important to pay attention to the quality of the logo as it is to pay attention to what stamp is found there.
The first sequence BG6 seems to be a running sequence. For instance you will find Valentino bags starting with BG6, BF7 etc. Most likely tracking the bags in order. The [W] may possibly denote season. The sequence [B873]may denote model number. The last four letters [LAAI] may be the color code.
Note: This is a preliminary analysis on the sequence. More study of Valentino is needed before we can decipher the entire sequence with certainty.
F/N: A hyphen may be included in certain authentic Valentino sequences.
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