Genuine fake Rolex. Includes box & papers!

Genuine fake Rolex. Includes box & papers!

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55palfers

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3,625 posts

100 months

Saturday 24th November
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Saw these in a window in Northern Cyprus last week.

I think they were about 150 Euro

How come Rolex don't kick up a bit of fuss?




Speed Badger

794 posts

53 months

Saturday 24th November
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I guess everybody that can afford a Rolex, will buy a Rolex. Someone that buys a replica will never buy an actual Rolex so it's not like they are losing their custom!

Tony1963

961 posts

98 months

Saturday 24th November
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Difficult to enforce laws in northern Cyprus?

Variomatic

2,352 posts

97 months

Saturday 24th November
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Had the unpleasant (and awkward) task a month or two back of telling a customer that the Omega he'd bought from a reputable local jewellers (at used Omega price) wasn't. Externally it was a very good copy indeed but fitted with a generic movement. He'd had it for a few years and had no idea & was obviously a little shocked when I broke the news.

Now, I've always been a little ambivalent towards fakes on the basis that they're rarely believable and if someone (knowingly) wants to pretend that's their choice. But this one was so good on the outside that I've found myself having to re-think. It had fooled am established jeweller, it had fooled the purchaser, and it may well have fooled me if I hadn't opened it on arrival. I would suggest that a jeweller buying in should have had the case opened before putting it on sale (or, preferably, before buying in!) but I know that doesn't always happen.

As it turned out, the jewellers concerned did the right thing and refunded in full, but it was a clear reminder of just how far knock-off production has come from Bolexes with brassing on the case lugs!.

GC8

18,072 posts

126 months

Sunday 25th November
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The quality of fake Rolex watches has certainly increased since I was last there. In Kyrenia (or whatever the Turks call it now), they were very much as Joe described above.
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abzmike

662 posts

42 months

Sunday 25th November
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Visited Turkey a few years ago amd the vendors in the markets insisted there was no copyright in Turkey so all the fake luxury goods sold were legal. Whether that is true or not, In that environment there isn’t much the brands can do to prevent sales or hookey goods.

Voldemort

3,638 posts

214 months

Sunday 25th November
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Some years ago the Brand Protection Officer (yes, really) for Reebok told me that the only thing worse than having your brand faked was having a brand that nobody wanted to fake.

Sheepshanks

15,724 posts

55 months

Sunday 25th November
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abzmike said:
Visited Turkey a few years ago amd the vendors in the markets insisted there was no copyright in Turkey so all the fake luxury goods sold were legal. Whether that is true or not, In that environment there isn’t much the brands can do to prevent sales or hookey goods.
Even if it is true, I suppose it’s only true while you’re actually in Turkey.

V6 Pushfit

9,544 posts

46 months

Sunday 25th November
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Got a Rolex sub this year in Turkey for £80. Great watch.
Very temped by a Heuer Monaco but they only did the modem version with the crown on the right. Maybe next year...

abzmike

662 posts

42 months

Sunday 25th November
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Sheepshanks said:
Even if it is true, I suppose it’s only true while you’re actually in Turkey.
Well quite, but as soon as the guy has your cash and you’ve walked off he doesn’t t care.

Voldemort

3,638 posts

214 months

Sunday 25th November
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V6 Pushfit said:
Got a Rolex sub this year in Turkey for £80.
No you didn't. You got a fake. I know that, you know that, we all know that. So, don't try to describe your fake as a Rolex.

Lorne

442 posts

38 months

Sunday 25th November
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Voldemort said:
V6 Pushfit said:
Got a Rolex sub this year in Turkey for £80.
No you didn't. You got a fake. I know that, you know that, we all know that. So, don't try to describe your fake as a Rolex.
+1 on that. What were your reasons for buying it?

V6 Pushfit

9,544 posts

46 months

Sunday 25th November
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Voldemort said:
No you didn't. You got a fake. I know that, you know that, we all know that. So, don't try to describe your fake as a Rolex.
It says Rolex on it so that’s why I described it as one. Yes it’s not the £4000+ version but there y’all go. My £4000’s go on the house, cars etc and the £80’s go on watches that tell the time and the fact it says Rolex is a bit of a laugh into the bargain.

V6 Pushfit

9,544 posts

46 months

Sunday 25th November
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Lorne said:
Voldemort said:
V6 Pushfit said:
Got a Rolex sub this year in Turkey for £80.
No you didn't. You got a fake. I know that, you know that, we all know that. So, don't try to describe your fake as a Rolex.
+1 on that. What were your reasons for buying it?
As post really - good bit of kit for the price.

gianlu

203 posts

115 months

Sunday 25th November
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V6 Pushfit said:
It says Rolex on it so that’s why I described it as one. Yes it’s not the £4000+ version but there y’all go. My £4000’s go on the house, cars etc and the £80’s go on watches that tell the time and the fact it says Rolex is a bit of a laugh into the bargain.
Well, no it doesn't. Writing Ferrari on the back of your car doesn't make it a Ferrari. Not even if you paint it red. You want to show something that is not, using a non legal product, who uses someone else money for research development and (mainly) marketing. If you want an £80 quid watch, feel free and i have a few, no one uses anything other than the manufacturer brand. And yes, it maybe not deemed illegal in Turkey, but it definitely is not in Europe.

Edited by gianlu on Sunday 25th November 14:59

extraT

1,115 posts

86 months

Sunday 25th November
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gianlu said:
Well, no it doesn't. Writing Ferrari on the back of your car doesn't make it a Ferrari.
Edited by gianlu on Sunday 25th November 14:59
There’s an old fella near where I live, he has a mobility scooter- not the normal granny buggy’s, but this one is better described as one of those plastic scoot-a-long red cars with the yellow roofs. In Ferrari red. Top speed of 10 KPH and the awesome power of a long dead horse. Everyone here calls it “The Ferrari”.... nobody calls it “the fake Ferrari” or “the Ferrari scooter”, it’s always “look at the Ferrari” (followed by a giggle...) ...just sayin’

alorotom

5,242 posts

123 months

Sunday 25th November
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gianlu said:
V6 Pushfit said:
It says Rolex on it so that’s why I described it as one. Yes it’s not the £4000+ version but there y’all go. My £4000’s go on the house, cars etc and the £80’s go on watches that tell the time and the fact it says Rolex is a bit of a laugh into the bargain.
Well, no it doesn't. Writing Ferrari on the back of your car doesn't make it a Ferrari. Not even if you paint it red. You want to show something that is not, using a non legal product, who uses someone else money for research development and (mainly) marketing. If you want an £80 quid watch, feel free and i have a few, no one uses anything other than the manufacturer brand. And yes, it maybe not deemed illegal in Turkey, but it definitely is not in Europe.

Edited by gianlu on Sunday 25th November 14:59
I think GIANLU maybe missed the point somewhat here, V6 didn’t say it WAS a Rolex in the quoted post, only that is states Rolex on it.
Plus as we all know counterfeit is the ultimate sign of appreciation and flattery

ReaperCushions

3,390 posts

120 months

Sunday 25th November
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V6 Pushfit said:
Got a Rolex sub this year in Turkey for £80. Great watch.
Very temped by a Heuer Monaco but they only did the modem version with the crown on the right. Maybe next year...
All paid for by your FX profits? Getting your teeth and a beard done at the same time??



Mr2Mike

20,042 posts

191 months

Sunday 25th November
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ReaperCushions said:
All paid for by your FX profits? Getting your teeth and a beard done at the same time??
He makes fowsands!

bobbybee

850 posts

90 months

Monday 26th November
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Sheepshanks said:
Even if it is true, I suppose it’s only true while you’re actually in Turkey.
It's perfectly legal to own a fake anything in the UK, it's the selling of fake goods that's illegal.