Let's Talk About Replica Watches...

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

  1. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    Who's AP again?

    Audemars Piguet. Currently most famous for the Royal Oak line of watches...
     


  2. Saltricks

    Saltricks 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.

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


  3. Captain Winky

    Captain Winky Senior member

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    My advice is to stick to a plastic Swatch until you learn something about watches, you clearly know nothing.
     


  4. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Or this. I have a black strap, steel case. It looks even closer to the L&S.

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    marco_rol 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?

    So OP, answer the man's question: (a) do you lie (my guess) or, (b) do you fess up like a man and tell the truth (I'm doubting it)
     


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    marco_rol Senior member

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


    I highly doubt that anything you do will accomplish the subtle, classy look you desire for any amount of money.
     


  7. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    So OP, answer the man's question: (a) do you lie (my guess) or, (b) do you fess up like a man and tell the truth (I'm doubting it)

    He probably won't, but I will. I don't go on dates (I'm married), but if someone says they like my watch, I'm all like "Yeah, it's fake, check it out." and then they usually comment on how heavy it is. If anything, it scores points with people. It's a way better conversation starter than the merits of a hand-joined collar versus a machine-sewn one. :p
     


  8. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    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.


    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.

    A "shirt shoulder" or soft shoulder has no intrinsic quality to it that makes it better or more durable than a padded shoulder.

    So why the craze about it?

    It's an inherent Neopolitan tailoring trait, so why have a non-neopolitan tailor replicate the look?
    Now that's POSING
     


  9. marco_rol

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    It's a way better conversation starter than the merits of a hand-joined collar versus a machine-sewn one. :p

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    I am disappoint
     


  11. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    my beater is this seiko

    love seikos
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  12. gameover98

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    i tend to prefer "homage" watches to replicas. i've owned some replicas in the past but generally feel you can get higher quality/dollar from companies that make similar looking watches. seiko, orient are great examples.

    btw i always told people that they were fake.
     


  13. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Well-Known Member

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    So OP, answer the man's question: (a) do you lie (my guess) or, (b) do you fess up like a man and tell the truth (I'm doubting it)



    I can't imagine someone confronting me like that in real life. And if they did I am not one of those people that feel inclined to answer every question.
     


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    Pastafarian Well-Known Member

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    Oh America...


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    What is it with the recent crop of idiots from Canada? Have we bred a fresh batch of them up here or something?

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