Genuine fake Rolex. Includes box & papers!

Genuine fake Rolex. Includes box & papers!

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bobbybee

850 posts

90 months

Monday 26th November
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alorotom said:
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
Er, yes he did
V6 Pushfit said:
Got a Rolex sub this year in Turkey for £80.
Twice
V6 Pushfit said:
It says Rolex on it so that’s why I described it as one.

Dempsey1971

342 posts

106 months

Monday 26th November
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Voldemort said:
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.
If you read any of the replica watch forums, you will understand that ultimately, a lot of the people who buy a fake will end up buying the real thing. The brands know this. They don't want to disrupt what is a big driver of brand awareness and business.


If you buy a £40 fake on a beach, you don't care about watches. If you buy a £600 replica, having researched, modded, updated and frankened, you are obsessed with watches, and WILL have more than 1 expensive genuine watch in your collection. Which is more than most people.

bonerp

139 posts

175 months

Monday 26th November
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Those buying into fakes....why? Do you know what your money is supporting? ISIS for example. Or slavery, or prostitution and child abuse?? Or do you just prefer to lie to people about how your life has turned out?

To me, being able to walk into a Rolex dealer on the day I am finally able to, to order a Daytona and having to wait for it, kind of increases the anticipation and when it arrives I will as proud as punch that hard honest work has earned me it.

I've never bought so much as a fake Nike t-shirt and thats how I'm raising my daughter. The only time you buy into brands is when you can afford to. Otherwise stick to primark or Sports Direct. I did once inadvertently buy a fake football shirt (from GroupOn funnily enough) and it immediately got returned.

Edited by bonerp on Monday 26th November 10:19

Pommy

9,277 posts

152 months

Monday 26th November
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bonerp said:
Those buying into fakes....why? Do you know what your money is supporting? ISIS for example. Or slavery, or prostitution and child abuse?? Or do you just prefer to lie to people about how your life has turned out?

To me, being able to walk into a Rolex dealer on the day I am finally able to, to order a Daytona and having to wait for it, kind of increases the anticipation and when it arrives I will as proud as punch that hard honest work has earned me it.

I've never bought so much as a fake Nike t-shirt and thats how I'm raising my daughter. The only time you buy into brands is when you can afford to. Otherwise stick to primark or Sports Direct. I did once inadvertently buy a fake football shirt (from GroupOn funnily enough) and it immediately got returned.

Edited by bonerp on Monday 26th November 10:19
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

Talking about ISIS and slave child labour may be true but also might be a load of bks- you think your Bangladesh or China made clothing is made by well paid innocents? Did you post on an iPhone made by battery farming Chinese?

When I bought my fake Rolex I was supporting a very poor street trader who relies on tourism to live so I have no guilt

Rolex who carry tax dodge status in Switzerland probably help fund more dodgy people through helping prop up a corrupt Swiss banking system than a few fake watches.

Edited by Pommy on Monday 26th November 11:22

guindilias

2,229 posts

56 months

Monday 26th November
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If I'm buying an expensive watch, I buy a cheap Chinese copy first - to make sure I like the watch after the first week "novelty value" wears off. Then it goes in the drawer, never to be seen again.
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davek_964

5,080 posts

111 months

Monday 26th November
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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
Genuine question - why?

If you like Rolex, and you have bought a Rolex - I understand that. But if there are places that you are worried about it getting stolen or damaged, and therefore you don't want to risk your expensive watch - why do you choose to have a watch that still looks like your premium watch, rather than just wearing a genuine lower cost watch?

Pommy

9,277 posts

152 months

Monday 26th November
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davek_964 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
Genuine question - why?

If you like Rolex, and you have bought a Rolex - I understand that. But if there are places that you are worried about it getting stolen or damaged, and therefore you don't want to risk your expensive watch - why do you choose to have a watch that still looks like your premium watch, rather than just wearing a genuine lower cost watch?
I like the look of it. It's quite simple.

A good fake Rolex still looks better than a 'homage

I don't get worried about getting mugged as much as I do falling over drunk and breaking it for example.

I've had fake versions of a lot of my real watches like Breitlings, Omegas etc - I don't really overthink it. I've been to Asia a lot and the choice is huge.

One of my favourites was a Bell & Ross without the massive depreciationhehe

Camelot1971

1,089 posts

102 months

Monday 26th November
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Pommy said:
Rolex who carry tax dodge status in Switzerland probably help fund more dodgy people through helping prop up a corrupt Swiss banking system than a few fake watches.

Edited by Pommy on Monday 26th November 11:22
So you don't mind funding the corrupt Swiss banking system either then?

glenrobbo

12,424 posts

86 months

Monday 26th November
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Camelot1971 said:
Pommy said:
Rolex who carry tax dodge status in Switzerland probably help fund more dodgy people through helping prop up a corrupt Swiss banking system than a few fake watches.

Edited by Pommy on Monday 26th November 11:22
So you don't mind funding the corrupt Swiss banking system either then?
Yeah! Someone's got to help them look after all that Nazi gold.

Hoofy

67,889 posts

218 months

Monday 26th November
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The problem with these fake goods is that even if we accept that the people who buy them would never give £4k to Rolex, they may well pass these fake goods off as real (with a suitable price hike) on the usual sites and thus ripping off an unsuspecting punter.

The average person would probably not be able to tell the difference unless they also had access to the genuine article and if these fakes were advertised at say 10% lower than the real used items, might think they're real especially as they come with BnPs.

Mark83

359 posts

137 months

Monday 26th November
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Pommy said:
I don't get worried about getting mugged as much as I do falling over drunk and breaking it for example.
But you're aware you might be the victim of a violent mugging for a £10 watch?

Most of the time my Rolex is covered by a long sleeve, especially in more at risk places. I bought it because it was the watch I'd wanted since I was a kid, not for show. If I was going somewhere with an increased risk or reputation of muggings, I'd swap it for my G Shock. It's just not worth the risk, Shirley?

Bobajobbob

541 posts

32 months

Monday 26th November
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Dempsey1971 said:
If you read any of the replica watch forums, you will understand that ultimately, a lot of the people who buy a fake will end up buying the real thing. The brands know this. They don't want to disrupt what is a big driver of brand awareness and business.
Absolutely right. Most people buy fakes because they can’t afford the original but do really want one and will strive to get an original eventually.

yanyan

99 posts

148 months

Monday 26th 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. Not even if you paint it red.
You may want to tell that to all the aholes that have Dinos and they've put Ferrari badges on the boot and swapped out the "Dino" badge on the bonnet for a Ferrari badge. Why adulterate a lovely car and adorn it in a way that was never intended by Enzo?

nikaiyo2

1,955 posts

131 months

Monday 26th November
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yanyan said:
You may want to tell that to all the aholes that have Dinos and they've put Ferrari badges on the boot and swapped out the "Dino" badge on the bonnet for a Ferrari badge. Why adulterate a lovely car and adorn it in a way that was never intended by Enzo?
The analogy is bit off.

It’s more like writing Ferrari in marker pen on your P reg Corsa, and referring to it as your Ferrari.

Rick101

5,627 posts

86 months

Monday 26th November
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bonerp said:
Those buying into fakes....why? Do you know what your money is supporting? ISIS for example. Or slavery, or prostitution and child abuse??
Brilliantlaughlaughlaugh

Lorne

442 posts

38 months

Monday 26th November
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Pommy said:
I like the look of it. It's quite simple.

A good fake Rolex still looks better than a 'homage

I don't get worried about getting mugged as much as I do falling over drunk and breaking it for example.

I've had fake versions of a lot of my real watches like Breitlings, Omegas etc - I don't really overthink it. I've been to Asia a lot and the choice is huge.

One of my favourites was a Bell & Ross without the massive depreciationhehe
Just as a note of caution, some fake (or replica or whatever you call them) watches are made, coated or plated with things you really wouldn't want sitting on you skin for too long. Lead and mercury amalgams are quite popular with the more expensive fakes as they give the watch a nice heavy weight and a good finish.

Hoofy

67,889 posts

218 months

Monday 26th November
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Mark83 said:
Pommy said:
I don't get worried about getting mugged as much as I do falling over drunk and breaking it for example.
But you're aware you might be the victim of a violent mugging for a £10 watch?

Most of the time my Rolex is covered by a long sleeve, especially in more at risk places. I bought it because it was the watch I'd wanted since I was a kid, not for show. If I was going somewhere with an increased risk or reputation of muggings, I'd swap it for my G Shock. It's just not worth the risk, Shirley?
But if you are going to get mugged, then I suppose having a broken cheekbone won't feel so bad if you've only lost £10 vs £5000. wobble

bonerp

139 posts

175 months

Monday 26th November
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Pommy said:
bonerp said:
Those buying into fakes....why? Do you know what your money is supporting? ISIS for example. Or slavery, or prostitution and child abuse?? Or do you just prefer to lie to people about how your life has turned out?

To me, being able to walk into a Rolex dealer on the day I am finally able to, to order a Daytona and having to wait for it, kind of increases the anticipation and when it arrives I will as proud as punch that hard honest work has earned me it.

I've never bought so much as a fake Nike t-shirt and thats how I'm raising my daughter. The only time you buy into brands is when you can afford to. Otherwise stick to primark or Sports Direct. I did once inadvertently buy a fake football shirt (from GroupOn funnily enough) and it immediately got returned.

Edited by bonerp on Monday 26th November 10:19
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

Talking about ISIS and slave child labour may be true but also might be a load of bks- you think your Bangladesh or China made clothing is made by well paid innocents? Did you post on an iPhone made by battery farming Chinese?

When I bought my fake Rolex I was supporting a very poor street trader who relies on tourism to live so I have no guilt

Rolex who carry tax dodge status in Switzerland probably help fund more dodgy people through helping prop up a corrupt Swiss banking system than a few fake watches.

Edited by Pommy on Monday 26th November 11:22
Do you think someone who wants your watch will check out whether its a fake or just cut you up to get it?

guindilias

2,229 posts

56 months

Monday 26th November
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bonerp said:
Those buying into fakes....why? Do you know what your money is supporting? ISIS for example. Or slavery, or prostitution and child abuse??
Are you serious or are you being a cock?
China isn't huge in supporting ISIS, they have factories churning out replicas constantly.
If I'm going to spend £13k on a watch, I want to know how it looks on ME - is the watch too big for my wrist (eg - my IWC annual calendar, which I bought anyway because it is a fantastic watch). Does it feel comfortable? Is it too flashy?
I've bought fake Subs, Seadwellers, and Daytonas before to "try them".
I ended up buying all three (not at once - the budget doesn't stretch that far!) as genuines, second-hand, before the SS prices and waiting list went crazy.
The people who win are the fake sellers - mostly in Hong Kong or China. It costs maybe £30 to make a reasonable replica, with every function except the Daytona chronos.
Pay £70, and wear it for a bit - if you still like it after a month or two, then buy the real thing if you were going to anyway.
I decided I didn't like the Sub, mainly because of the Cyclops eye. And the Hulk - not my thing, too much green.

Then I made my decision, and bought the watches I wanted (not another Sub, but might do if I can persuade my AD to order a Sub with date, but no Cyclops. But for now, I love my Seadweller.
Next on the list is an Omega 300m SMP - I've already ordered the fake, and will buy genuine if I take to it.

As for high quality reps, normally around $400 - I would bet you that you could not tell the difference, even if you wore it for a month.
Reps get better and better - particularly "Noob" (a Chinese replica factory), who seem to bang them out all day long.
Gold/platinum watches - buy a real one, the "gold wrapped" types look fake from the second you see them and the (lack of) weight gives it away. Also, gold watches are horrendous, they just shout "I have too much money and want to show it off!" or "I'm wearing a fake watch" as you step out of your base model Astra.

NDA

15,077 posts

161 months

Monday 26th November
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I bought a fake Patek to try it out as no models were out there in dealers to try on.... I then bought the real thing.

The fake has stopped working.