Originally Posted by gorgekko
What is it with the recent crop of idiots from Canada? Have we bred a fresh batch of them up here or something?
I hvae also been following SF General discussion topics
Originally Posted by Artisan Fran
Do you have any empirical evidence to back that up?
H0: No difference in time to breakdown between authentic and fake. Calculated t value exceeds critical value. I have enough evidence to reject the Null.
Originally Posted by Ellis
Only read the original post, so I don't know what direction this thread has gone in, but I will say this: You said that no Jeweller could tell that it was fake? Not true. I'm a jeweller, and I could tell. Then, I would refuse to do any work to said watch, including a battery change. I know most places won't care, but it's a matter of principle. Buying a fake doesn't just rip of Rolex. Despite what some people say, counterfeiting DOES fund organised crime, and although it doesn't feel like it, chances are you're money is lining the pockets of some very unpleasant people. With links to drugs, prostitution and people-smuggling, and according to Interpol, terrorism. Also, your friends will find out and think you're cheap.
QFT from a true jewelery. You also earn more revenue by increased demand for authentic watches, alongside standing on principle. I would venture out to say, most SFers either 1) would buy the authentic watch, because they have sufficent money to do so, or willingness to spend discretionary income to buy 2) buy a fake replica, but not be concerned it is a fake as they know very well the differences 3) buy a watch that looks like the unaffordable desired watch e.g. seiko for the AL&S mentioned earlier in this thread.