Originally Posted by gorgekko
I never have quite understood the mentality which wants a designer item and doesn't care if it is fake. Who cares if it fools your friends if it is fake? Does that mean you are only interested in the name on the item?
Of course I care if it is faked. As I said, I never buy faked stuff (I hope). But I have to admit that I hesitated a moment when I was offered that Frank MÃ¼ller watch: it REALLY looked nice, and Frank MÃ¼ller is far above what I am prepared to pay for a watch. Yes, I hesitated. But I did not buy it. Why do I want to fool my friends? Well, basically, because of the funny look on their faces when they think that I am a stupid idiot that has spent a month of his wages on a watch that somebody will probably rob anyway, sooner or later. Most people I know are content with Seiko, Casio, Lotus, Festina o Swatch watches.
By the way, some days ago I got myself a retro-looking Tissot watch that had a look similar to the Frank MÃ¼ller one. Tissot is not high end, of course, but this watch looks nice, it fits into my budget, and I will not have to spend a week crying if it gets stolen.