I mean, at first I thought you were trolling, now I just think you're a delusional high school kid with no concept of money.
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He would feel dirty paying $5000, after getting away with only paying $300.
Is he a wanna be? No. He is a SERIOUS watch guy (ironically), and would pay $5000 if he had to.
He also has a Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel
"They're very hard to get. You'll pay out the ass. There's even a waiting list...HAHAHHA"
Other select quotes:
"I'm gonna give it to my son, and not gonna tell that fukcer either. HAHAHHAAH"
Your friend sounds like a true WIS and a real charmer to boot. What kind of a guy has the means to buy real watches but buys replicas and then LIES to people to make them believe he is wearing an authentic...
If you buy fake at least be honest about being fake!
Not a gentleman I'd care to associate with.
Edited by MZhammer - 8/28/12 at 12:49pm
Overpriced? Maybe. You are, of course, paying for the name. You're also paying for the skill of the craftsmen who made it, the warranty, the value of any precious metals it may be made from, the quality of the leather band, and the expense of the tools needed to make and adjust these watches.
Don't try to quantify it. You're paying for the logo. It's OK.
I'm really reminded of when I first became interested in my clothing and found this site. I couldn't understand why people spent so much money on shoes. Corrected grain? Who cares? My $30 Florsheim is made in Taiwan? So what, it looks great. Comfort? My feet don't hurt! Well guess what - the plastic leathery looking coating on my $30 Florsheims completely disintegrated walking for one day in the rain. I'm willing to bet that I'll still have my Allen Edmonds Cliftons and Park Avenues 5 or 10 years from now. I INVESTED in something that wasn't disposable. Laid out more money up front, but i'm sure i'll save money in the future.
Actually, expensive shoes are uncomfortable.
This is another huge SF myth.
Bulletproof leather is not synonymous with snuggly comfort
If you want to understand comfort, wear slippers or sneakers.
Rock Hard Leather Inner And Outer Soles Can Beat Your Poor Feet To A Pulp.
And. . . . . . /THREAD
Seriously? OK, i'm sure not ALL expensive shoes are comfortable to everyone. But he who buys uncomfortable shoes either a) bought the wrong shoes or b) is a woman (why do women always wear uncomfortable shoes??) My Park Avenues are VERY comfortable, they look great and they will last a VERY long time.
I really think you're missing the point here. Nobody's telling you that you have to buy an expensive watch. Hell, most people don't even WEAR watches any more. For that matter, why would you bother with a quartz watch when your cell phone clock would be 100x more accurate and precise? Is a watch WORTH $5000? Value is subjective. If you're willing to pay $5000, then it's worth it to you. No? The luxury watches aren't worth the money to you. That's fine. I don't need to justify or quantify my purchases. I own several sub $100 watches that I love. What we're arguing with you here is your statement that a $300 copy is the same as the $5000 Rolex. It's just not. The fit and finish isn't as good, the movement is NOT as accurate OR precise and lying about it and claiming it's a $5000 watch is just disingenuous. If you want a "status symbol" watch, you can find a REAL quartz Movado museum face (just as recognizable as that Rolex) that non-watch people will be just as impressed with around the same price as the replica.
Not unlike Luxottica...
FWIW, in my prior watch collecting/trading days, I purchased a watch from a guy wearing a Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph on a S/S bracelet who drove a Toyota Camry.
The Forum had some good threads on fake Rolexes (and other upscale watches) back in 2004. Has anything changed? Do people still buy Rolexes off of Ebay? Is this recommended? I had picked out two nice datejusts from Beckertime.com and did some research. Allegedly, they were selling fakes (according to iripoff.com). Anyone know some really reputable Rolex dealers? My gut feeling is that a lot of these sellers are cannibalizing parts and putting watches together like you would a car. Thoughts? Guidance? Thank you in advance , esteemed watch connosieurs.
Back to the original question. I have a watch maker that services all of my vintage watches. Every once in a while he has something interesting that he bought off a client. I have bought some of those watches off him in the past. He does carry Rolex and other brands. I trust him enough to work on all of my watches so I also trust him to sell me authentic stuff. He has always stood behind all of his repairs and sales.
He's from Podunk just outside of Buffalo, the armpit of NY, and this guy's never even met anyone earning more than a measly $50k. He's still wearing his Mickey Mouse watch than his granny got him when graduating grammar school