Imitation Watches? - Page 2
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QUALITY . VINTAGE. WATCH. - yes in caps. a beautiful watch can be had cheap if you know what to look for. like an omega seamaster = $450!!! put a new band on that, get it serviced. and you have a "REAL" watch. just ebay search "Omega" or you can try "Oris" enjoy.
Edited by size 38R - 10/31/13 at 12:08pm
I hate to call you wrong, but you're wrong. Sample valuable answer:
A third (I like lists of three):
And so forth.
When you visit the ME and the Orient you realise what a big market there is. In Hong Kong there are stores with the doors opened on the street and inside rows of $20000 plus watches with just a plastic on them. When you take one in your hand and scrutinize it you marvel. How do they do it ? On the other hand if you don't speak Cantonese it's pointless trying to buy one.
Yes, there is as they say in French a " wall of silence " on the subject. More information would only highlight the incredible savviness of the manufactures.
I think this thread might teach us a few things if those who know are willing to contribute ( not necessarily evident ). Regards from an owner of several nice watches which always need repairs.
I always find thread like this comical, I started my interest into fine watch's from buying a pile of fakes. I had no idea what I was doing and I bought a few that were duds which needed fixing. After that, I learned how to do basic repairs on them. Being able to do basic repairs taught me the ins and outs of what makes a good watch 'good'. Before going though this process I had no idea.
Anyways back on topic, most people will not be able to tell a fake apart from a real watch. On good fakes I still have to look at the watches movement to be sure (I am not a pro but have a decent eye for these things).
In terms of is it right to wear one... well if I rebuilt a 67 mustang would people mock me if I was to drive it or if I were to get my tailor to try and copy that tom ford suit I like would people say that its wrong to wear it? If you are one of the guys that think it would be wrong, well than a fake watch is not for you. If you would not care then maybe give it a try.
that's my 10 cents
People would mock you if you bought a Chevette and put Mustang logos on it, or if you had your tailor recreate someone else's suit and then sew a Tom Ford label in to it.
Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 11/2/13 at 3:19am