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post #121 of 419
Is there a IWC Porty look alike somewhere?
post #122 of 419
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Originally Posted by WhateverYouLike View Post
Is there a IWC Porty look alike somewhere?

Archimede makes some that might be considered Portuguese-like:

post #123 of 419
I suppose I should've been more specific as there are so many models. Anything like

post #124 of 419
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Originally Posted by Saltricks View Post

You don't need to buy fake to get the aesthetic. This is what I've learned.

+1

Well said. This sums up the replica, homage, counterfeit debate perfectly.

As a small time collector of vintage and modern mechanical watches, the owner of dozens of mechanical watches over the years (and bit of a watch snob), I started out wearing fake Subs and fake Tag divers (as a teen) that my dad would buy for me in southeast Asia on business.

They held up fairly well until I tried swimming with them. I never passed them off as real. I figured anybody knowledgeable would know. In fact, having access to cool fake watches in my relatively small Boston suburb actually made me look better than having a 'real' luxury watch (not all that uncommon). I was virtually a crime boss among my peers

I could care less if someone wears a fake, but I just think it's so cheesy to pass off a fake as real when asked. However, nobody ever asks. Nobody but other watch enthusiasts notice the watch on your wrist and they are often the one who can tell the difference.
post #125 of 419
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Originally Posted by WhateverYouLike View Post
I suppose I should've been more specific as there are so many models. Anything like
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:W...erve-5.jpg&t=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/PARNIS-44mm-leat...item35acd76061 No experience with them.
post #126 of 419
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Try MKii watches. These are I inspired by classic watch designs and are great designs in their own right. I'd put a $700 MKii. (no in-house movement aside) up against a Rolex any day. Yeah, Rolex would win, but it'll be closer than you might think.

thanks, I will have a look
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
+1

I could care less if someone wears a fake, but I just think it's so cheesy to pass off a fake as real when asked. However, nobody ever asks. Nobody but other watch enthusiasts notice the watch on your wrist and they are often the one who can tell the difference.


Well said and totally agree. Trying to pass a fake is admitting someone cares more about the status symbol than the actual merits of the aesthetic.

Actually after reading an article on timezone about the quality of a well repsected make, maybe fakes should proudly proclaim they are not the real thing.
post #128 of 419
As some posted already, I don't get why people would buy a fake to pretend to own a Rolex while they obviously don't. Fakes are pathetic. I can understand why somebody would like a specific design, but at least buy something then that doesn't pretend to be something it's not.

Like buying a Parnis Marina Militare if you'd like a Panerai but can't pay the $4k price. Advantage is that the used technique is more solid as well most of the time.
post #129 of 419

That is an interesting watch. I rather like it, thanks... The quality probably sucks, though. What do more knowledgeable people say here? Would anyone wear this watch?
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Who here has been given a fake watch as a present without being told the watch is counterfeit? If you have received one as a present, did you wear it?

I was given what looked to be a vintage Hamilton (if I remember correctly-this was 15 years or so ago), by my brother for Christmas. Didn't look quite right visually and the first wear the back popped off and would never snap back on. Pretty much what I expected (both-watch as a gift and what my brother would give).
post #131 of 419
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That is an interesting watch. I rather like it, thanks... The quality probably sucks, though. What do more knowledgeable people say here? Would anyone wear this watch?

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/
Chinese mechanical watches

wear it because you can't afford it
wear it because you despise the real thing
hahahaha
post #132 of 419
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You have got to be kidding me...
Many watch enthusiasts will agree, the big three are PP, AP, and VC.

What do they stand for? I am a watch noob. I'm happy go lucky just wearing my Tissot PRC 200.
post #133 of 419
Its funny I had a friend give me a replica Rolex once. It looks almost perfect and no one would actually be able to tell the difference, yet I still just dont enjoy wearing it because to me its a $100 watch with a Rolex logo on it. If you cant afford the real thing then go buy something else. Fake watches are like wearing a prosthetic penis when having sex with your girlfriend. Sure she may not be able to tell the difference, but you still know your dick is little.
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What do they stand for? I am a watch noob. I'm happy go lucky just wearing my Tissot PRC 200.

Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin.
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While we're on the subject, everyone take a look at my sweet Ferrari that is absolutely not a Fiero kit car...
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