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replica watches

bluequattro Jan 16, 2011

  1. bluequattro

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    hey guys, ive been researching the world of replica watches and was wondering if anyone here has had any experiences with them, i actually collect watches as a kind of hobby, but have never owned a rep,
    so was hoping for some input ;)

    cal
     
  2. ex-vag

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    Guess it depends on the quality of the replica? I bought a Bvlgari from Hong Kong a few years back for £25 and it was spot on, engravings in all the right places, weight and it kept time impeccably.
    Didnt' think anything of it until shopping a Gucci watch for the wife in one of those places that does all the decent brands, checking out the different watches with the assistant who after noticing it comments on how nice it was etc.. I'd expected them to be able to tell a fake a mile away.
     
  3. FranA3

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    they a ***** i bought one while on holiday in cyprus it didnt even last till i got home
     
  4. Keeno

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    There's a reason they're so cheap...
     
  5. jdp1962

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    I can't see the point of them. I'd rather wear a real Casio than a fake Cartier.
     
  6. ayr_audi_nut

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    My mate bought me a Breitleing from Pisa, Never seen such a lovely watch. Its still going strong and i havent even changed the battery, owned it for about 16 months. Looks fantastic, on the other hand my mother in law bought me some fancy copy from the far east....I tee'd off at my local course and the watch exploded into a hundred pieces, much to the delight of my playing buddies lol.
     
  7. Keeno

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    Exactly. Could get a decent watch, could get a plum. Either way their not going to be nearly as good as a genuine one...
     
  8. Gilly

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    If your willing to spend around £250 quid, you will get a watch that is 99% accurate to the original, with a swiss ETA movement, waterproofing, correct weight and detail.

    Personally though......i would rather wait till i could afford the real thing, or do without.
     
  9. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I started off with a rep Omega Seamaster(£80 IIRC), but now have a genuine Omega Speedmaster. No one could tell the Seamaster was a fake, not unless you held a genuine one next to it, and why would anyone question it's authenticity in the first place? lol

    Infact, I took my Speedmaster back for a warranty repair, and wore my Seamaster for a month, still a nice feelgood factor wearing it, real or fake.
     
  10. DaveA3

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    i thought this was spam at first lol

    where do ya get these watches from?
     
  11. wibble111

    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

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    From some dodgy geezer in a BMW in the motorway services car parks i expect lol
     
  12. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    ive got a rep Panerai, and the quality is amazing, right down to the weight, markings, with a full automatic swiss ETA movement, ok it still cost more then most people would spend on a watch anyway, but ive had it 4 years, it doesnt loose time, well except when you dont wear it, and the only thing to go on it is the leather strap... really need to get that changed, but all the ones on ebay look rubbish... must email the company i got the watch from!
     
  13. S3RYE

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    when i was buying my watch i kept coming across the "proper" reps.. i mean ive bought reps loads of times, some great some sh*t... the swiss ones do look good and im sure 99.9999% of people couldnt tell the difference but im a bit of a twat like that and where i know its not real would get a complex... ive got my baby now anyway so no watches for a good few years... unless i sell it to mod my car :eyebrows: has crossed my mind a few times, could prob get a lot done too...

    thing is i got a cracking deal and as you know a well branded original watch will hold value big time.. i purchased my watch with a 25% reduction + the RRP has gone up over £700 in the last 24 months, best purchase ever!! so if i was to sell id most likely make a nice few quid... hence the reason i wont i think...
     
  14. Gilly

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    yeah they don't half hike up the prices....I managed to pick up a Speedmaster about five years ago for £800 ish that was being sold as "used" at Goldsmiths. It had just been bought and returned so was as new....

    I only realised when browsing around Watches of Switzerland a couple of weeks ago that the same model is now £1800 !. Would never sell a watch but its nice to know they keep value
     
  15. jungleman

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    couldnt agree more, but i refuse for the time to spend 5k on a watch, and the model i wanted they dont make any more, but the rep is more of an everyday thing that i dont mind it getting a bit bashed about as its only a rep
    but i do have a genuine Omega which i love, had it 6 years and not long ago got it back from a service and it looked like new! since getting it back the rep hasnt been worn and im not quite sure where it is... sure its in a draw
     
  16. jungleman

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    haha think we have the same watch then, i noticed the way the prices have jumped at christmas when i was shopping, i was stunned!!
     
  17. What's the point in any fake?

    You buy that item because of it's quality, and the way it makes you feel etc.

    There's a very easy way to tell a fake - the screen - cheap sh*t watches will scratch on the screen no matter how well you look after them. A real watch will resist scratches.
    I wear my Seamaster every day - I'm an engineer and it gets bashed and knocked every day at work but the screen is perfect still as it's diamond faced glass.

    Anyone thinking of buying one - do yourselves a favour and buy a real one for a big shop, they'll give you it on 0% - that's howi got my Seamaster - and yes the prices have gone up since I got it - they're around £1200 now!
     
  18. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Or try and find a friend who works in the trade that can get you 30% off! that's how much I got off my Speedmaster, and they have gone up in price too also!
     
  19. jungleman

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    if only this was true, my genuine omega has a scratch on the sapphire crystal glass, my replica panerai, no scratch on its sapphire crystal glass... and i take a lot more care over the omega then i do the replica!

    when i took the omega to watches of switzerland they looked shocked. said i must of rubbed up against a diamond, but as i dont know anyone with a diamond i was and still am a little confused about how it happened
     
  20. PaulAr

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    I bought a fake watch last year.
    When I took it out of the box it was a kiwi fruit.

    Never kept the right time however it did proivide one of my 5 a day so not a complete waste of money.
     
  21. cabby

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    while on hol's in rhoades, we see some ladies gucci reps, nice! but on closer inspection they said guggi on the watchface. we did chuckle. :haha:
     
  22. MrJoshua

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    I own a genuine Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer (full size, black) and love it to bits, but fancied a change and bought a Faux Rolex Explorer II direct from China via a friend who went there on business. It was about £90, so towards the top of the quality line for fakes over there.

    Fooled a Rolex dealer who adjusted the bracelet on it! The weight and markings were perfect, it was fantastic... However what I didn't realise was that it had zero water resistant properties, I got it wet and it stopped working. One of the springs failed in it :(

    A local watchmaker took it in to try to repair it and was confident it had a Swiss ETA movement in it, so ordered the replacement spring, only to find that it was a Chinese copy of the ETA movement that needed a very slightly different spring, that he couldn't get hold of.

    Was a real shame, as it looked spot on, but was useless in the end.
     
  23. I'd say that's a fault with the screen - I've caught it heavily on a brick work, metal etc. As I said, as an engineer I gets bashed all day - still fine. Mates think I'm mad but I didn't buy it to wear 5 times a year.
     
  24. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I wear my Omega daily too, it's got a few marks on it, dropped it onto solid tiled a few times also and dinked the crown bit. I got that part replaced with the insurance/warranty package I got with the watch, but they wouldn't change the rim but around crystal bit, stating it was wear and tear! It happened at the same time as the dink on the crown when I frikin dropped it!! Screen is still scratch free though...
     
  25. jungleman

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    the only problem is the watch was 4 years old at the time, and they said the only thing that would have scratched it was a diamond, so if i had bumped into a diamond ring a bit hard, which is always possible... next time i get the watch serviced ill get it replaced

    thats the only mark ive picked up on it, and ive clouted it pretty hard a few times on stuff, am an architectural student so have spent a lot of time on building sites so brick work, block work, steels, the metal work of the watch was quite badly marred but after the last service came back like new... just the flipping glass :(
     

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