Genuine fake Rolex. Includes box & papers!

Genuine fake Rolex. Includes box & papers!

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Pommy

9,286 posts

152 months

Thursday 29th November
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Fastpedeller said:
Pommy said:
I have a real Rolex GMT2 and when in Thailand bought a fake one so I could wear the design out whilst not worrying about it getting stolen/damaged



Edited by Pommy on Monday 26th November 11:22
Hmm - So if you go somewhere where you expect to be robbed, you draw attention to yourself and end up mugged? I'd prefer to wear a plastic watch if I ventured into such places.
I never said that.

I don't expect to be robbed. Life happens sometimes and not always in ghetto places.

Pommy

9,286 posts

152 months

Thursday 29th November
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ruhall said:
I have a real Rolex GMT2 and when in Thailand bought a fake one so I could wear the design out whilst not worrying about it getting stolen/damaged

Edited by Pommy on Monday 26th November 11:22




I wonder how many owners of the Chrysler 300s you see with Bentley badges etc on them also wear fake Rolexes. Just wondering.
You'll find they are actually all real Bentleys with a Chrysler bodykit.

Oh and about 72% of them.

Obviously you're just wondering so hope this helps.

bonerp

144 posts

175 months

Friday 30th November
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ruhall said:
I have a real Rolex GMT2 and when in Thailand bought a fake one so I could wear the design out whilst not worrying about it getting stolen/damaged

Edited by Pommy on Monday 26th November 11:22


Unusual approach.

If it looks like a Rolex (possibly now becoming a bit 'common', IMHO), I'd be surprised if a person on the look out for a 'Rolex' to steal is going to notice that it's a fake (unless it looks really naff, in which case it's not fooling anyone) before they do whatever they intend to do to relieve you of it. Why not just wear a cheaper 'normal' watch.

I wonder how many owners of the Chrysler 300s you see with Bentley badges etc on them also wear fake Rolexes. Just wondering.
that was my point. Have a Rolex at home and then wear a fake. Who are they trying to impress?!? If you go somewhere you aren't sure of, keep it covered or wear a watch you don't mind giving up if required! Fakes are for fakes/people who want the look but can't afford it. That's really the end of the story. Real Rolex and any other brand (IMHO) is a personal interest/desire/target in life. It proves fk all to anyone else.

liner33

7,276 posts

138 months

Friday 30th November
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bonerp said:
that was my point. Have a Rolex at home and then wear a fake. Who are they trying to impress?!? If you go somewhere you aren't sure of, keep it covered or wear a watch you don't mind giving up if required! Fakes are for fakes/people who want the look but can't afford it. That's really the end of the story. Real Rolex and any other brand (IMHO) is a personal interest/desire/target in life. It proves fk all to anyone else.
So people only wear Rolexs to impress ?

Countdown

21,581 posts

132 months

Friday 30th November
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liner33 said:
So people only wear Rolexs to impress ?
At the risk of being mega-flamed I would say “yes”.

To caveat the above I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with wearing anything to “impress”. Everybody does it to a greater or lesser degree, whether it’s our clothes, our hairstyles, our house, our car(s), or even our “trophy wives”.

People don’t wear Rolexes to tell the time, a Casio does that as accurately and much more cheaply. They might say they wear Rolexes because they look nice. Again there are many many watches out there with similar designs. Some people say they do it because they appreciate the quality – having held both genuine and fakes I personally can’t tell the difference but possibly others can.

In my opinion it’s jewelry, designed to look nice and impress others. That’s why people pay thousands for “genuine” items and that’s why they get so annoyed by people wearing fakes. Purely and simply it dilutes the wow factor of their own item.

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bonerp

144 posts

175 months

Friday 30th November
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liner33 said:
bonerp said:
that was my point. Have a Rolex at home and then wear a fake. Who are they trying to impress?!? If you go somewhere you aren't sure of, keep it covered or wear a watch you don't mind giving up if required! Fakes are for fakes/people who want the look but can't afford it. That's really the end of the story. Real Rolex and any other brand (IMHO) is a personal interest/desire/target in life. It proves fk all to anyone else.
So people only wear Rolexs to impress ?
WEARING FAKE ROLEX - explain wearing fakes rather than nit pick.

liner33

7,276 posts

138 months

Friday 30th November
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Countdown said:
At the risk of being mega-flamed I would say “yes”.

To caveat the above I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with wearing anything to “impress”. Everybody does it to a greater or lesser degree, whether it’s our clothes, our hairstyles, our house, our car(s), or even our “trophy wives”.

People don’t wear Rolexes to tell the time, a Casio does that as accurately and much more cheaply. They might say they wear Rolexes because they look nice. Again there are many many watches out there with similar designs. Some people say they do it because they appreciate the quality – having held both genuine and fakes I personally can’t tell the difference but possibly others can.

In my opinion it’s jewelry, designed to look nice and impress others. That’s why people pay thousands for “genuine” items and that’s why they get so annoyed by people wearing fakes. Purely and simply it dilutes the wow factor of their own item.
I'm sure some do but I would suggest that those that buy a Rolex simply to impress would also be the most offended by those wearing a fake .

Many people buy one because they identify with the brand, appreciate the quality or workmanship , the heritage or simply want to buy something nice for themselves and dont give a fig what others think

Pommy

9,286 posts

152 months

Friday 30th November
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liner33 said:
Countdown said:
At the risk of being mega-flamed I would say “yes”.

To caveat the above I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with wearing anything to “impress”. Everybody does it to a greater or lesser degree, whether it’s our clothes, our hairstyles, our house, our car(s), or even our “trophy wives”.

People don’t wear Rolexes to tell the time, a Casio does that as accurately and much more cheaply. They might say they wear Rolexes because they look nice. Again there are many many watches out there with similar designs. Some people say they do it because they appreciate the quality – having held both genuine and fakes I personally can’t tell the difference but possibly others can.

In my opinion it’s jewelry, designed to look nice and impress others. That’s why people pay thousands for “genuine” items and that’s why they get so annoyed by people wearing fakes. Purely and simply it dilutes the wow factor of their own item.
I'm sure some do but I would suggest that those that buy a Rolex simply to impress would also be the most offended by those wearing a fake .

Many people buy one because they identify with the brand, appreciate the quality or workmanship , the heritage or simply want to buy something nice for themselves and dont give a fig what others think
When I wear my Rolex no bugger can see it as it's under my shirt cuff all day.

I like having it, it's personally precious and to be fair when it's being worn with a t-shirt no one seems to notice or care - you don't buy a stainless steel Rolex to be noticed.

Dinoboy

1,466 posts

153 months

Friday 30th November
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The only way I can describe It is a bit like when your sitting in your car, you look down at the wheel and see that Cavallino in the centre of the steering wheel. You've been patient, worked hard and achieved your goal of getting something you've always admired. It's nothing to do with caring what other people think(in the case of a 308 gt4 most people had no idea what it was anyway smile )
Looking down at a nice watch is similar for me.

Greendubber

7,325 posts

139 months

Sunday 2nd December
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In NYC at the moment and there are loads of jewellers with lots of Rolex in the windows....with plastic wrapping on them.

Totally legit I'm sure...

Dempsey1971

343 posts

106 months

Monday 3rd December
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Countdown said:
At the risk of being mega-flamed I would say “yes”.

To caveat the above I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with wearing anything to “impress”. Everybody does it to a greater or lesser degree, whether it’s our clothes, our hairstyles, our house, our car(s), or even our “trophy wives”.

People don’t wear Rolexes to tell the time, a Casio does that as accurately and much more cheaply. They might say they wear Rolexes because they look nice. Again there are many many watches out there with similar designs. Some people say they do it because they appreciate the quality – having held both genuine and fakes I personally can’t tell the difference but possibly others can.

In my opinion it’s jewelry, designed to look nice and impress others. That’s why people pay thousands for “genuine” items and that’s why they get so annoyed by people wearing fakes. Purely and simply it dilutes the wow factor of their own item.
There is a lot of truth in this. In reality, there is a lot of social cachet in wearing a Rolex because the vast advertising presence makes everyone believe they are the best watch. The reality is that if you only wanted a watch for the quality, you wouldn't buy a Rolex, you'd go after something like a Dornbluth, which offers a much higher quality / pound. But people don't, they generally want to be seen to have spent the required amount, and that needs recognition by the untutored. Very few people know who Dornbluth are, hence Rolex, Tag, Omega etc sell loads because the advertising ensures people recognise you have spent the right amount.


I have a Rolex, a Tag and an Omega, and love them all, but I understand I could have bought higher quality but less recognised watches, but chose not to. There is nothing wrong in this.




Blackpuddin

8,449 posts

141 months

Monday 3rd December
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The Ferrari comparo is not legit. Unlike Ferrari reps, modern replica watches are indistinguishable from the 'real' thing. I was given a Chinese Rolex (or Folex as we all call it) Sub a few years back. Took it into an office where I was working for a total watch geek. He laughed at the sight of it, but not in mockery: he was concerned about paying me too much! He couldn't tell that it was a fake even after I'd let him in on the secret.
Movement is pants, obviously. It gained up to 5 minutes a day laugh. That was until I dunked it in a canal. Then it didn't work at all.
I parked it on a shelf and forgot about it. A year or so later, just out of curiosity, I wound it up. It ticked away happily and it's been working fine ever since. It's actually gaining less now, only 2-3 mins a day.



Edited by Blackpuddin on Monday 3rd December 09:47

lostkiwi

3,853 posts

60 months

Monday 3rd December
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liner33 said:
Countdown said:
At the risk of being mega-flamed I would say “yes”.

To caveat the above I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with wearing anything to “impress”. Everybody does it to a greater or lesser degree, whether it’s our clothes, our hairstyles, our house, our car(s), or even our “trophy wives”.

People don’t wear Rolexes to tell the time, a Casio does that as accurately and much more cheaply. They might say they wear Rolexes because they look nice. Again there are many many watches out there with similar designs. Some people say they do it because they appreciate the quality – having held both genuine and fakes I personally can’t tell the difference but possibly others can.

In my opinion it’s jewelry, designed to look nice and impress others. That’s why people pay thousands for “genuine” items and that’s why they get so annoyed by people wearing fakes. Purely and simply it dilutes the wow factor of their own item.
I'm sure some do but I would suggest that those that buy a Rolex simply to impress would also be the most offended by those wearing a fake .

Many people buy one because they identify with the brand, appreciate the quality or workmanship , the heritage or simply want to buy something nice for themselves and dont give a fig what others think
Then why do they get upset at people wearing fakes/replicas?

Dolf Stoppard

604 posts

58 months

Monday 3rd December
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Blackpuddin said:
The Ferrari comparo is not legit. Unlike Ferrari reps, modern replica watches are indistinguishable from the 'real' thing. I was given a Chinese Rolex (or Folex as we all call it) Sub a few years back. Took it into an office where I was working for a total watch geek. He laughed at the sight of it, but not in mockery: he was concerned about paying me too much! He couldn't tell that it was a fake even after I'd let him in on the secret.
Movement is pants, obviously. It gained up to 5 minutes a day laugh. That was until I dunked it in a canal. Then it didn't work at all.
I parked it on a shelf and forgot about it. A year or so later, just out of curiosity, I wound it up. It ticked away happily and it's been working fine ever since. It's actually gaining less now, only 2-3 mins a day.



Edited by Blackpuddin on Monday 3rd December 09:47
If that’s the watch in question, and your ‘watch geek’ couldn’t instantly spot it’s a fake, he’s not a very good watch geek!

Hoofy

67,903 posts

218 months

Monday 3rd December
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Dolf Stoppard said:
Blackpuddin said:
The Ferrari comparo is not legit. Unlike Ferrari reps, modern replica watches are indistinguishable from the 'real' thing. I was given a Chinese Rolex (or Folex as we all call it) Sub a few years back. Took it into an office where I was working for a total watch geek. He laughed at the sight of it, but not in mockery: he was concerned about paying me too much! He couldn't tell that it was a fake even after I'd let him in on the secret.
Movement is pants, obviously. It gained up to 5 minutes a day laugh. That was until I dunked it in a canal. Then it didn't work at all.
I parked it on a shelf and forgot about it. A year or so later, just out of curiosity, I wound it up. It ticked away happily and it's been working fine ever since. It's actually gaining less now, only 2-3 mins a day.



Edited by Blackpuddin on Monday 3rd December 09:47
If that’s the watch in question, and your ‘watch geek’ couldn’t instantly spot it’s a fake, he’s not a very good watch geek!
I'm thinking date font, end pieces and bezel vertical angle?

gizlaroc

11,576 posts

160 months

Thursday 6th December
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Look at how well aligned the R is on the rehaut at 41 seconds.
Obviously out by 43 seconds, but at least it is aligned at least once.





Ikemi

7,809 posts

141 months

Thursday 6th December
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Meh. Spend your Rolex money on a good independent manufacture - or a timepiece that's really difficult to fake. Sorted. smile

In all seriousness, there are so many interesting pieces out there from mainstream and independent manufactures, that as much as I wouldn't mind a Rolex, I don't think I'd ever buy one. Perhaps my tastes will change - I'm 32 years old. However if I had a spare £8K in my back pocket, I'd be visiting a Glashutte Original or Jaeger-LeCoultre AD fairly swiftly! thumbup

ETA: I know Glashutte is Swatch, but still! cloud9

Edited by Ikemi on Thursday 6th December 14:26

Blackpuddin

8,449 posts

141 months

Thursday 6th December
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Lest it be thought that I am anti-Rolex, I'd happily have this on my wrist (spotted in a Brighton shop window a couple of months back for around £2800).



sorry about pic orientation

guindilias

2,248 posts

56 months

Thursday 6th December
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That's a beauty, I'd have snapped it up in a second at that price. Did it come with a box, service records, at all?
Currently wearing my late Dad's Air King Date - no box, no service records (because he died 19 years ago, and I haven't had it serviced since) - it's not too bad on the timekeeping, and looks like a very plain watch, because it is.
But I have a Daytona as well, and a couple of Subs.
You can never own too many nice watches, Rolex in particular have gone up in value since the SS sports watch drip - but yours will do nothing but go up in value.

Dolf Stoppard

604 posts

58 months

Thursday 6th December
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Blackpuddin said:
Lest it be thought that I am anti-Rolex, I'd happily have this on my wrist (spotted in a Brighton shop window a couple of months back for around £2800).



sorry about pic orientation
Note that watch is a 'Date' not a 'Datejust'. Smaller and therefore less desirable. Good as a ladies watch though or for those with small wrists / who prefer a smaller watch.