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    Do you tell people your watch is real or fake?

    Hi All,

    As a relatively new member to this forum the thought came over me to ask the masses whether or not you say your watch is real or a replica to an unsuspecting person? I have always owned reps that were purchased on holidays in Bali and they were never a clone like quality and I have always said (if asked) that they are replicas. I recently purchased an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch and although it has its flaws (sub dial spacing etc) it is clearly a quality above what i'm used to. As I ponder purchasing a Noob V2.2 Daytona that is indistinguishable from a gen until close inspection from even the most trained eye I wonder what you all say if asked the question?

    I personally feel a bit of guilt wearing a rep even though I love them so much. I am only 25 and as I look to renovate my first home I know my money is better spent in other areas at the moment and that one day I will own some gens. But for now I will live with my stunning reps! As I read once on this forum, the rep world is more real than the gen world!
    Last edited by AussieWatcher; 20-07-19, 10:27.

    #2
    Buy the watches you like... You don't owe an explanation to anyone.
    Midnight Rider[S][/S]

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      #3
      Originally posted by AussieWatcher View Post
      Hi All,

      As a relatively new member to this forum the thought came over me to ask the masses whether or not you say your watch is real or a replica to an unsuspecting person? I have always owned reps that were purchased on holidays in Bali and they were never a clone like quality and I have always said (if asked) that they are replicas. I recently purchased an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch and although it has its flaws (sub dial spacing etc) it is clearly a quality above what i'm used to. As I ponder purchasing a Noob V2.2 Daytona that is indistinguishable from a gen until close inspection from even the most trained eye I wonder what you all say if asked the question?

      I personally feel a bit of guilt wearing a rep even though I love them so much. I am only 25 and as I look to renovate my first home I know my money is better spent in other areas at the moment and that one day I will own some gens. But for now I will live with my stunning reps! As I read once on this forum, the rep world is more real than the gen world!
      People ask me, and I always says that what I have is a replica. And they don't believe me. The thing is, if they know your lifestyle, if you're living a luxurious and good life, chances are high that they will think that what you have are all real.

      And vice versa. The bottom point is, just wear what you like and enjoy it. Just don't go around and says that you have a gen because if a watch guy caught you it would be an embarrassment. That's just my own opinion =)

      And congrats on your first house =)

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        #4
        I just don’t talk about my watches at all. My direct family knows about my rep hobby and that’s about it. If anyone else asks if it is a rep I will remove my watch out of my wrist,, hand it in and ask them what do they think. Doubt anyone would question lol

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          #5
          I tell them I am fake but the watch is gen.

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            #6
            i tell them my wife boobies are fake, thats enough to distract them

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              #7
              Originally posted by AussieWatcher View Post
              Hi All,

              As a relatively new member to this forum the thought came over me to ask the masses whether or not you say your watch is real or a replica to an unsuspecting person? I have always owned reps that were purchased on holidays in Bali and they were never a clone like quality and I have always said (if asked) that they are replicas. I recently purchased an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch and although it has its flaws (sub dial spacing etc) it is clearly a quality above what i'm used to. As I ponder purchasing a Noob V2.2 Daytona that is indistinguishable from a gen until close inspection from even the most trained eye I wonder what you all say if asked the question?

              I personally feel a bit of guilt wearing a rep even though I love them so much. I am only 25 and as I look to renovate my first home I know my money is better spent in other areas at the moment and that one day I will own some gens. But for now I will live with my stunning reps! As I read once on this forum, the rep world is more real than the gen world!
              Dont spend Money you cant afford !

              I was Shocked when my watchmaker showed me around 15 watches he worked on - for members who cant afford to pay him his work...

              Rwi is tricky...Since the watches are Not gen you can be easily tempted to buy a „ Daytona „

              Your Brain will Tell you its only 600 bucks and you are saving a Fortune compared to gen, but are you Really able to throw out 600€ for a watch ?!

              First Take care of your Future finances and then blow Money on reps or Gens.

              Age really doenst say much to be honest. Im 29 and NEVER worried about ANYONE ( except Quetip ... ) to call me out lol


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                #8
                Originally posted by Pickledbeetroot View Post
                i tell them my wife boobies are fake, thats enough to distract them
                I blow out my mind =D hahahah

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mr.Marbella View Post

                  Dont spend Money you cant afford !
                  I was Shocked when my watchmaker showed me around 15 watches he worked on - for members who cant afford to pay him his work...
                  Rwi is tricky...Since the watches are Not gen you can be easily tempted to buy a „ Daytona „
                  Your Brain will Tell you its only 600 bucks and you are saving a Fortune compared to gen, but are you Really able to throw out 600€ for a watch ?!
                  First Take care of your Future finances and then blow Money on reps or Gens.
                  Age really doenst say much to be honest. Im 29 and NEVER worried about ANYONE ( except Quetip ... ) to call me out lol

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                  Age can matter to whether or not the perception of you is that you can afford a gen watch.. If that's the look your going for.. I was a professional athlete and now have a good job in finance so the money side of things doesn't bother me. But when talking gen prices you have to consider where your money should go!

                  I'm just curious as to people's choices on what they tell others

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by AussieWatcher View Post

                    Age can matter to whether or not the perception of you is that you can afford a gen watch.. If that's the look your going for.. I was a professional athlete and now have a good job in finance so the money side of things doesn't bother me. But when talking gen prices you have to consider where your money should go!

                    I'm just curious as to people's choices on what they tell others
                    If you’re wearing a 150,00 dollar PP Royal Oak offshore when handing burger and fries out of the drive through window, I’d guess it’s not going to be taken seriously

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                      #11
                      i've never had anyone ask. i believe someone here posted that 95% of people won't even look at your watch, and less than 1% of the 5 that do, will know it's a rep.
                      but yeah if anyone asks i will simply tell them. i have 4x more gen's than reps so it has never come up yet, except a few friends.
                      18 watches already ? 8 keepers, 4 for the kids, rest for sale.
                      Hoping to add some replicas soon

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                        #12
                        I don't talk to people...

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mr.Marbella View Post

                          Dont spend Money you cant afford !

                          I was Shocked when my watchmaker showed me around 15 watches he worked on - for members who cant afford to pay him his work...

                          Rwi is tricky...Since the watches are Not gen you can be easily tempted to buy a „ Daytona „

                          Your Brain will Tell you its only 600 bucks and you are saving a Fortune compared to gen, but are you Really able to throw out 600€ for a watch ?!

                          First Take care of your Future finances and then blow Money on reps or Gens.

                          Age really doenst say much to be honest. Im 29 and NEVER worried about ANYONE ( except Quetip ... ) to call me out lol


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                          This is pure wisdom. Heed these words. I know I need to...

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Pickledbeetroot View Post

                            If you’re wearing a 150,00 dollar PP Royal Oak offshore when handing burger and fries out of the drive through window, I’d guess it’s not going to be taken seriously
                            The gas station clerk at my gas station rocks a yacht master. Guy is maybe 21. I didn’t talk to him about it but I’m very sure that thing is a rep. So yes, seconded.

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                              #15
                              99% percent of the time I never get the question if my reps(s) are real or not (I have 2 now). I do wear gens as well and funny thing is somebody once asked me if my gen Datejust was real lol. But I do get away with my reps since I do have a lifestyle and a occupation to back it up. I think its some level psychology involved on how people see things.

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