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Let's Talk About Replica Watches...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Pastafarian, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    hold on a minute.


    "We" don't have a problem with cheap HK tailors knocking off Italian styles, asking Chan to make spalla Camicaca..etc...etc soft shoulders/neopolitan this and that.

    So why do we have a problem with replica watches?
     
  2. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Well-Known Member

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    I own a replica Rolex, and I like it. I also own several "over $20k" authentic watches. Wearing the fake Rolex doesn't make me feel dirty at all.

    If you want a Rolex just for status or because you like the way they look, get a fake. Rolexes are jewelry watches anyway.

    Besides, I feel sorry for Rolex losing business to counterfeiters like I feel sorry for Louis Vuitton.


    Thank you.



    Just curious, can you post a pic of your rolex if it's not too much trouble? How many years have you owned it? Is it a Swiss Made replica? Is it holding up?


    Thank you.
     
  3. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Well-Known Member

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    hold on a minute.


    "We" don't have a problem with cheap HK tailors knocking off Italian styles, asking Chan to make spalla Camicaca..etc...etc soft shoulders/neopolitan this and that.

    So why do we have a problem with replica watches?




    BOOOM!
     
  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    hold on a minute.


    "We" don't have a problem with cheap HK tailors knocking off Italian styles, asking Chan to make spalla Camicaca..etc...etc soft shoulders/neopolitan this and that.

    So why do we have a problem with replica watches?


    BOOOM!

    This isn't a fair comparison though. If someone was having Chan make a suit and then stitching a Kiton label on it, sure.

    A better one would be whether those 'homage' watches are considered replicas or stand alone pieces.
     
  5. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    We are on the wrong forum to talk about "WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD"


    You should go post that on the hippy forums.


    We care about style. We care about looks. We care about perception.


    Clearly, you are seeking confirmation bias.

    I find it ironic you would make a comment about "poser" watches.
     
  6. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    We care about perception.

    Also - who is this 'we'?

    Speak for yourself.
     
  7. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Senior member

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    hold on a minute.


    "We" don't have a problem with cheap HK tailors knocking off Italian styles, asking Chan to make spalla Camicaca..etc...etc soft shoulders/neopolitan this and that.

    So why do we have a problem with replica watches?


    A good question, and I think that a point made above is relevant to this as well:

    If you want a Rolex just for status or because you like the way they look, get a fake. Rolexes are jewelry watches anyway.

    For me, I purchase cheap HK shirts because they give me the quality I desire at a price point I require....sorry, didn't mean to rhyme there.

    Anyhow, my point is that if you are simply purchasing an item for its aesthetic or inherent qualities then knock yourself out. If you are wearing it to prove to other people that you can afford that particular brand than knock yourself out as well. I find the latter silly, but so be it.
     
  8. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    hold on a minute.


    "We" don't have a problem with cheap HK tailors knocking off Italian styles, asking Chan to make spalla Camicaca..etc...etc soft shoulders/neopolitan this and that.

    So why do we have a problem with replica watches?


    There is a difference between a "style" and a "replica". There's certainly nothing wrong with buying a watch similar in style to a Rolex, but it's vain and ugly to buy a replica Rolex.
     
  9. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    so which fake watch would you recommend for me if i wanted to the highest perceived status

    please respond by PM

    thnx
     
  10. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Well-Known Member

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    Clearly, you are seeking confirmation bias.

    I find it ironic you would make a comment about "poser" watches.




    We are all posers here.


    Whether it's the poser that buys an off the rack dolce suit or the poser that goes to HK to buy tailor made italian suits.

    The poser that wears Edward Green shoes or the poser that buys Paraboot shoes.


    Every poster on this forum is a poser of some sort.




    The thing about posing is that..... it's an art in itself. To pose with some taste and style would make you seem more, "natural" and less of a poser than someone wearing a big Panerai clock on their wrist. But at the core, we are all posers.

    Some are just more subtle than others.




    A fake rolex will accomplish the subtle, classy look for me at 1/10th the price of a real one.
     
  11. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Well-Known Member

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    Also - who is this 'we'?

    Speak for yourself.


    we as in everyone that posts in style forum.


    you're in denial if you don't think you're a poser.
     
  12. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    we as in everyone that posts in style forum.


    you're in denial if you don't think you're a poser.


    We obviously have very different definitions of 'poser'.
     
  13. Harold falcon

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    We are all posers here.


    Whether it's the poser that buys an off the rack dolce suit or the poser that goes to HK to buy tailor made italian suits.

    The poser that wears Edward Green shoes or the poser that buys Paraboot shoes.


    Every poster on this forum is a poser of some sort.




    The thing about posing is that..... it's an art in itself. To pose with some taste and style would make you seem more, "natural" and less of a poser than someone wearing a big Panerai clock on their wrist. But at the core, we are all posers.

    Some are just more subtle than others.




    A fake rolex will accomplish the subtle, classy look for me at 1/10th the price of a real one.


    I'm not sure you understand what that term means, but I laud you on your obnoxious forwardness. You'll do well here.
     
  14. seattlesf

    seattlesf Senior member

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    Wearing a big Panerai is saying "LOOK AT ME! I'M A DOUCHE"

    It's the BMW 3 series coupe of watches.


    http://www.askmen.com/fashion/mens-w...g-panerai.html


    This is a ridiculous article...just look at the responses. I wear my Panerai every single day and i dont care who notices me or not, it puts a smile on my face. Most people don't even know what a Panerai is, unless you are into watches.
     
  15. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    We are all posers here.


    Whether it's the poser that buys an off the rack dolce suit or the poser that goes to HK to buy tailor made italian suits.

    The poser that wears Edward Green shoes or the poser that buys Paraboot shoes.


    Every poster on this forum is a poser of some sort.




    The thing about posing is that..... it's an art in itself. To pose with some taste and style would make you seem more, "natural" and less of a poser than someone wearing a big Panerai clock on their wrist. But at the core, we are all posers.

    Some are just more subtle than others.




    A fake rolex will accomplish the subtle, classy look for me at 1/10th the price of a real one.



    ...I am speechless...


    The logic here owns me too much. I have nothing to counter this unparalleled wisdom with.
     
  16. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    Just curious, can you post a pic of your rolex if it's not too much trouble? How many years have you owned it? Is it a Swiss Made replica? Is it holding up?

    Sure. I've had it about a year, it runs fine. All the chronograph functions work perfectly. It's heavy like a Rolex, it has the crown laser etched on the crystal, the serial numbers all over, etc, etc. There is no such thing as a Swiss made replica. Some may or may not have Lemania or ETA movements. Who knows -- they're counterfeiting the watch, I'm sure they could etch "ETA" on whatever movement. It is very well made.

    The "grades" thing is bull too. There are two grades: Crappy and good. Buy a good one. The crappy ones are really crappy. The good ones are indistinguishable and intended to deceive (holograms, packaging, etc).

    PM me if you want to know where I got it.

    [​IMG]

    p.s. I am the dork who synced the second hand and the chronograph hand. It works like a normal chrono.
     
  17. jim10

    jim10 Well-Known Member

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    If you wear a fake, and your friends, relatives, co-workers, clients, or the woman you're out on a date with ask you: "Is that a real Rolex?", do you (A) lie to them, or (B), embarass yourself by admitting it's a fake?
     
  18. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    If you wear a fake, and your friends, relatives, co-workers, clients, or the woman you're out on a date with ask you: "Is that a real Rolex?", do you (A) lie to them, or (B), embarass yourself by admitting it's a fake?

    Well if they got the balls to ask then obviously they think it is fake, probably because you look poor and act low class.
     
  19. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    I love A Lange & Sohne watches, but cannot afford their price tags. I almost decided to get a good fake. Not to show off, but for the aesthetics and the style that I couldn't afford otherwise. Then someone on these forums pointed out a Seiko watch to me that looked similar to the L&S watch I so desired. Thanks to that person I now have a watch for about 1% of the price that I like a lot. When I get rich, I will buy the L&S I wanted. But it won't be a fake.
     
  20. echau

    echau Senior member

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    IWC's are universally recognized as the best watches. Rich in history and prestige.

    You have got to be kidding me...
    Many watch enthusiasts will agree, the big three are PP, AP, and VC.
     

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