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The Top 10 Lies of Replica Watches

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123qwe

and all those pepole that sell in this forum too?

 

BTW i'm in Italy, and i suspect that is illegal also buy and own...

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AllergyDoc

Yup. Selling is illegal pretty much everywhere. If that's not ok with you, buy a gen and drop off the board.

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123qwe

so all the people that sell here are illegal?

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Luthier

Yes, and they all hiding from Interpol in caves in chinese mountains.

Seriously.

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greg_r

That noise you hear is the black helicopters circling. They know where you live....

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dingle

WTH? :D

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123qwe

Plz a seriuos answer... :thumbsup:

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sconehead

...depends what country you live in mate, in most it's illegal to purchase a rep watch but in some it's not illegal to own one?

 

...just google for your countries stance on reps...:thumbsup:

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drrod

New to reps and found this site recently. Great info!

Thanks.

Rod

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RacingSnake

Nice information. Thanks.

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powderfreak

A big THANK YOU for all the useful information here!

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kan3

Great thread, very nice info.

 

Thank you.

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sacster
Many arrive here with minds polluted by scam sites and scam "review" sites: all peddlers of lies and deception.

 

In an effort to help cleanse the noobs' minds of this filth, I propose the following 10 common and devious lies and misconceptions

about replica watches, and the business of manufacturing and selling replica watches.

 

 

Lie #1: The best replica watches are made in Switzerland, followed closely by Italy.

 

-- This is the biggest lie of all. All replica watches are made somewhere in Asia, mostly China. Saying that replicas are made in Switzerland or Italy is a lie intended to extract more money from the ignorant.

 

 

Lie #2: Replica watches are graded according to quality. C (or whatever) is the lowest and AAA+++ (or whatever) is the highest.

 

-- Who decides what is "C" and what is "A"? The "International Replica Watch Governing Board"? Pure nonsense designed, again, to get more of your dollars.

 

 

Lie #3: The movements in "Swiss made" replicas are identical to the genuine watch movements. 27 jewel movements are the best.

 

-- (See Lie #1 for "Swiss made".) Far from the truth. Very few replica watch movements come from anywhere but China and any watchman can immediately tell it's not genuine. There are no Asian 27 jewels movements in replica watches; only 25, 21, or 17. (Some newer replicas are powered by an ETA 7753, which does have 27J.)

 

 

Lie #4: The best replicas are 99% true to the genuine and will even fool an Authorized Dealer (AD).

 

-- Not true. While some may be close (picking a number is impossible) to the genuine, all replicas are flawed. Do you really think you can spend $200 or less and get a watch that's 99% identical to a $4,000-20,000 watch? As for fooling ADs, maybe. Common clerks are easily fooled, but seasoned ADs, upon close inspection, will know it's a replica.

 

 

Lie #5: The gold on "Swiss grade" replicas is much higher than on other replicas. The crown, bezel, and mid links are solid gold and the full-gold replicas are 5-wrapped (or 6-wrapped, or whatever).

 

-- While a few models have been shown to have solid gold mid links (Rolex replicas), the rest of the watch is gold plated or double or triple wrapped gold. ("Search" for threads on how this is done.)

 

 

Lie #6: The best Rolex replicas are made with 904L grade steel.

 

-- Big fat lie. Good replicas are made with 316L quality steel. Rolex is the one of the few companies that use 904L steel and it costs 3 times as much as 316L. Replicas are not made with 440 steel, either.

 

 

Lie #7: Buying a replica watch is risky, but not if you use sellers from "Replica Review" sites.

 

-- What most people don't know is the "review" sites are owned and operated by the people who run the sites they recommend--it's very incestuous. These "review" sites are clever and it's easy to get taken in by their lies.

 

 

Lie #8: You can tell you're getting a good watch after a thorough examination of the web site.

 

-- Please. If you think everything displayed on the web is true, you deserve to be fleeced. Scam sites lie about everything, from the quality of their goods to their pledge to make sure every customer is happy. Many even post pictures of genuine watches, (Look for pictures where the watch hands are set at "10:10." Pictures of genuine watches seen in advertisements are always set to "10:10.") but send you junk.

 

 

Lie #9: Picking a good seller will always result in getting a good watch, one I won't have trouble with.

 

-- We wish. Quality control in replica watch factories is hit-and-miss, but mostly shoddy. One batch may be great while the next produces watches that are DOA. (Remember, making replica watches is illegal, even in China. Replica watch "factories" are usually small operations that can be easily moved or hidden from prying authorities.) What is true, though, is a good dealer will want to protect his/her reputation and will fix whatever is wrong.

 

 

Lie #10: Paying by COD is the best way to get the cheapest price. Plus, I can examine my watch before paying the courier to make sure I get what I paid for.

 

-- A really dumb thing to do and a huge red flag that you're dealing with a true scammer. They want cash because they know you'll scream foul to your credit card company the moment you see the junk you just paid $1,000 for.

 

 

One final point. Remember, replica watches are counterfeit goods. While it is not illegal to purchase or possess replica watches in most countries, it is illegal to sell them. Keep this in mind when using PayPal or communicating with credit card companies.

 

A boon for noobs, thank youhttp://www.replica-watches-guide.com/forum/style_emoticons/default/ozflag.gif

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Howie666

I find this fascinating. I have been lucky enough to acquire a few replicas and they are of varying quality. I have surmised from this that there are various qualities of manufacture between the Chinese workshops that produce them. Is this other member's experience? I have a Breitling acquired in Turkey that has many features that make it look and feel like a real one, however it is no design ever produced by Breitling!

I have another 'Breitling' that is completely bonkers. It is nice and heavy, keeps good time, looks like a stopwatch and I don't think Breitling ever made one! I also have a Breitling that looks fabulous from a distance, close up it feels terrible. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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Caliper

Great info, at first I was totally into the whole "swiss replica", haha, how naive of me.

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vfsvfl

I can attest to the truth of these guidelines. Unfortunately, I learned a lot of them the hard way --before I found these forums.

 

Thanks!

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dkj1956

Just new to the forum - and site - as well. Thanks for the helpful myth debunks, very much appreciated.

DJ

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cw95bronc

1st post, great info no doubt, still looking/shopping for an automatic. have learned quite a bit. thnx

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mackie-

Great info! Thank you.

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SFATMAN

newbie here , great info !!!

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AllergyDoc

Thanks guys (and gals if you are).

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PremiumWatcher

Thanks for this. I actually paid for a watch from perfectwatches.net, but stopped the transaction when they wrote me and said I should send money by Western Union instead of Credit Card. Looking for a good trusted dealer here to buy from.

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pamelo

Excellent list. I agree quality control is a problem. The sellers need to test these watches thoroughly for several days before they ship them, and check them for defects. It's expensive for them and the buyer to have to return them for repair.

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cremona
Thanks for this. I actually paid for a watch from perfectwatches.net, but stopped the transaction when they wrote me and said I should send money by Western Union instead of Credit Card. Looking for a good trusted dealer here to buy from.

I actually purchased my first rep from them before i found this site and used CC. The watch that came was nice too, but I found similar models on here for cheaper.

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