#1
So I wear a Rolex Submariner that is probably fake ya know.

I never advertise the fact.

You can look up Noob V6 and would never be able to tell the difference.


Wondering if anyone else is pulling this off as well as I do?


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#2
oH! nobody sports a Rolex.
#3

Veni, vidi, vici
New Vegas
Nope...
#4
(This post was last modified: 02-14-2019, 04:57 AM by sgarnett.)
I bought a fake Rolex in Hong Kong decades ago just because it was part of the HK experience. They were illegal back then (still a British colony at the time), but I don’t know if they still are. A coworker wanted to get one, so I went with him (wondering if I would ever return from the dark alleyways ).

It had an actual self-winding movement instead of the usual quartz, so it looked more real than most, but I was pretty open about it. In those days, my employer still gave out Rolexes on the 25th service anniversary, so there were plenty of old-timers walking around with the real thing. Many of them had been to Hong Kong too, and seen plenty of fakes, so I certainly wasn’t fooling anyone, or trying to.

It ran for several ... months ... before the whole movement broke loose inside the case, tilted, and jammed. From the beginning, I viewed it as an entertainment expense, and I guess I got my money’s worth.
#5
I prefer not to wear fake anything. My watch of choice right now is a real Tag Heuer. Although I've been thinking of going for something a little more upscale lately. But hey, if wearing a fake Rolex works for you, then roll with it.

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#6
(This post was last modified: 02-14-2019, 12:30 PM by sgarnett.)
I agree, though at this point in my life I wouldn’t spring for a Tag Heuer either. They are very nice, and much to my taste (especially the automatics), but I’ve come to appreciate the freedom of not wearing anything I would be upset over losing (to theft, damage, whatever).

I try to avoid buying fakes or knockoffs of anything though. That fake Rolex long ago was the exception, and what I was really buying was the adventure of obtaining it.
#7
(02-14-2019, 05:10 AM)sgarnett Wrote: I agree, though at this point in my life I wouldn’t spring for a Tag Heuer either. They are very nice, and much to my taste (especially the automatics), but I’ve come to appreciate the freedom of not wearing anything I would be upset over losing (to theft, damage, whatever).

I try to avoid buying fakes or knockoffs of anything though. That fake Rolex long ago was the exception, and what I was really buying was the adventure of obtaining it.

When I was a much younger man, back in the mid 80's you could buy fake watches all over NYC. Guys were on almost every corner in midtown with these little brief cases filled with shiny watches. All of the them fake. Rolex? $25. I knew a few people who took a shot and bought one. Every single one of those guys said the watch stopped working after a couple months. My Tag was a gift from my wife many years ago. I wear it every day. Best watch I've ever had. If i don't wear a watch, I feel naked. And I'm not one of those young kids who only looks at the time on their phone. I use my phone for making phone calls, texting and for some apps that I need. Maybe checking something out on the internet on occasion. Oh, yeah. And games.

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#8

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Real or not, I am not a fan of automatics because I dont like setting the date and time after not wearing the watch for 2 days in a row. Has tech caught up to address this? If not, go quartz movement.

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#9
If I see a Rolex watch today, I normally assume $25 fake.
#10

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Virginia, USA
(02-16-2019, 06:02 AM)gregcss Wrote: Real or not, I am not a fan of automatics because I dont like setting the date and time after not wearing the watch for 2 days in a row. Has tech caught up to address this? If not, go quartz movement.
Rolex -- Shmolex.  If I were going to wear a fake watch, it would be a Grand Seiko, like this one ...

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With availability in March, you can snag one in a few weeks for only $29,000.00 USD.  But lest you think me a snobby show-off, let me explain why a Grand Seiko would be my wrist watch fantasy of choice.  

As told by Simon Winchester in the epilogue to his book, The Perfectionists, Seiko Grand watches are lovingly and punctiliously assembled by hand, the work being done by dedicated artisans.  And at least in some cases, they are the life's work of those artisans.  They tick by virtue of what are arguably the best quartz movements money can buy - so you are in luck gregcss - although the best quartz movements money can buy are not as accurate as many cheap digital watches.  But the heart of the matter is that they reflect what Winchester describes as a duality in Japanese culture - a reverence for both tradition and modernity.  And speaking as someone old enough to be a tradition in his own right, Smile I'll take the Grand Seiko please.
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