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These alleged 1:1 knock offs.

  1. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 1, 2019

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    They make fakes of Seiko 5's, so why not something that is going to make them a LOT more money? I think the answer is clear that they can make more with these than with their own brand...
     
  2. corn18

    corn18 Jun 1, 2019

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    The really good fakes can be had for $400. The one in that video was $418.
     
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  3. watchos

    watchos Jun 1, 2019

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    I don't like to pass judgment without knowing, but it seems to be designed to scam people into thinking it's originals. Not for actually people knowingly buying fakes.
     
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  4. watchos

    watchos Jun 1, 2019

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    That's just mind boggling.
     
  5. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 1, 2019

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    Google fake egg.

     
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  6. michael22

    michael22 Jun 1, 2019

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    There's a couple of markets.
    Firstly, the buying dupe, who thinks he is buying a real Rolex.
    Secondly, the guy who knowingly buys a fake, so as to dupe his peers into thinking he is a Rolex owner.

    There are a lot of people out there who gain satisfaction from tricking people. It is their chosen MO in life, or some aspects of life, & they put effort into making it work.
     
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  7. Walrus

    Walrus Jun 1, 2019

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    In reality a large percentage of these items must be. There is definitely a crowd of people who seek these things for personal enjoyment but no doubt a very large amount are made to sell as legit.
     
  8. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 1, 2019

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    I think more are made for the fakers, the people that want to look more affluent than they are.
    Rarely you see these sold in a capacity to fleece people that actually want the real product.
    Anyone in a SE Asian country being annoyed by a street vender trying to sell a Rolex for $100 does not think they are getting the real thing ;)
     
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  9. redpcar

    redpcar Jun 1, 2019

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    I'm a tall American, so I stick out in Asia. On a business trip to Beijing, I had a guy following me working on a Rolex sale. He started at $3K and I just ignored him. Finally, he got down to $25. I stopped, turned around, and said wait a second, you would have sold me that $25 watch for $3K? -Yes- . And you don't have any problem with that? -No-
    I just said "wow" and kept walking.
     
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  10. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jun 1, 2019

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    The WatchCo's that had an Extract of the Archives showing that the movement was originally sold in an SM300 were commanding a bit more money - they were essentially what you'd get from Omega if you dropped your vintage SM300 off a bridge and then sent it to Omega for a full service, with Omega replacing all the damaged or old and faded parts.
     
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  11. Walrus

    Walrus Jun 1, 2019

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    Ya had a similar issue in Shanghai but they followed me around with a glossy catologue containing pics of thirty or so watches saying I could get anyone in this “catalogue”. What made it worse was I was waiting outside a store where my wife was doing her notoriously slow browsing so they continued to accost me then come back again every ten minutes or so. I didn’t even get to see the fake watches just pictures of real watches that they had fakes of somewhere in the area.
     
  12. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jun 1, 2019

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    I’m noticing some unusual internet traffic from this thread over to Reddit. ::stirthepot::









    (feeling guilty?;))
     
  13. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 2, 2019

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    Going to reddit after being on this forum would do my head in.
    ————————————- <how annoying >
    —————————————————————<is it to read>
    ——————————————————————————- <a thread>

    ( had to try hard to do the above here )
     
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  14. Walrus

    Walrus Jun 2, 2019

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    I wonder if a fake could ever be made so well a fake is made of a fake. Like someone impersonating a really good Elvis impersonator.
     
  15. Thrasher36

    Thrasher36 Jun 2, 2019

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    You can't tell a watch is fake by the wearer especially when it comes to adult men. Yes maybe a kid in a beat up Honda but I will tell u the old guy down the street from me looks like an old drunk ( he is a retired engineer that worked on the Glomar Explorer and many other ships including the Queen Mary when it first came to Long Beach..also a diver in the Navy when young ) and has an old pickup truck and a basic 1960s house. Open his garages and behold his 1932 Pierce Arrow and 1931 Auburn Boat tail. the whole back of his lot is a two story garage with more vintage goodness than is comprehensible and if I ever need a complex part machined for a gun or motorcycle this guy can do it. I also years ago saw him pop a wheelie on a 1960s Triumph while wearing a vintage leather football helmet.
     
  16. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jun 2, 2019

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    Today I'm out slumming in cargo shorts and a life is good t-shirt, with Salomon hiking shoes and a Rolex ceramic Pepsi GMT II, and nobody asked me about my watch and whether it was real or fake.
     
  17. corn18

    corn18 Jun 3, 2019

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    I'm the opposite today. VP at megacorp working on a bid for a $900M program. I am wearing my $12 Casio that makes me smile every time I look at it. And yes, it is real.

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  18. rcs914

    rcs914 Jun 3, 2019

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    I thought that Watch Finder said it was over a thousand pounds? Or were they saying that fakes can cost over a thousand pounds?
     
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  19. corn18

    corn18 Jun 3, 2019

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    A google search will find the $1200 fakes. A little digging will find the exact same watches for $400. Then there are the street fakes for $25.
     
  20. axl911

    axl911 Jun 3, 2019

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    Are these N**b v9 fakes you are referring to?

    If so, then yes, they are scarily close to the real thing, including the movement.