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    PROS of owning a replica watch...

    There's so many videos on YouTube about why you shouldn't buy a replica watch. I thought I'd share my two cents about why it's a good idea...
    • First off, for about 10% the price (or less), you can get 90% (or more) the watch
    • It requires real craftsmanship to replicate something so identical, with far fewer resources than the original makers
    • You give your $ to poor people, not a multi-billion dollar company (like Rolex—8 billion dollar value)
    • The money you spend basically all goes into making the watch, not marketing or executive payrolls or a million other things that aren't the watch itself
    • You don’t have to worry about scratching/breaking/losing it nearly as much as you would the real thing
    • You can just enjoy it instead of doing what I've always done which is sell a nice watch because it gives me anxiety to have something so valuable sitting in a drawer
    • The replica watch community is the least judgmental, least watch snobbery group I've found in the watch world
    • It’s about a genuine love for these objects, not about buying things to put in a safe
    • It's a fun hobby, without costing an arm and a leg
    • Using Rolex as an example, $2,500 gets you the most basic entry level thing out there OR it can get you 5 of the best replicas of the best models
    So what are your pros? I'd love to hear
    Last edited by ryguy6333; 29-03-20, 06:56.

    #2
    No wait lists.!!

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      #3
      Originally posted by ryguy6333 View Post
      You give your $ to poor people, not a multi-billion dollar company (like Rolex—8 billion dollar value)
      Not really, the workers in the factory might be poor, but the people that are behind it are incredibly rich, it's not different from any other big factory business in china, except that it's illegal, so you are basically financing the local mafia and / or illegal businesses in general.

      Anyways, another pro would be that if you get robbed you would lose 500$ and not 10-20k, so it kinda works like an insurance
      "What's the biggest tell in a rep?"

      "You!"

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        #4
        Pro: researching the rep differences with the gen make you appreciate both so much more
        Pro: being able to mod and customise
        Pro: still able to purchase during global corona shutdown
        Pro: giving young children an opportunity to gain vocational experience and skills
        My collection | Who has the best sub? A guide for noobs | List of TDs contact info

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          #5
          Also, having the opertunity to try many different brands, versions etc. without braking the bank


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            #6
            First off, you’re not getting 90% of the real thing. You getting 0%.
            I could go on, but nothing wrong with a rose tinted view on the world right now.

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              #7
              Originally posted by muiramas View Post
              First off, you’re not getting 90% of the real thing. You getting 0%.
              I could go on, but nothing wrong with a rose tinted view on the world right now.
              Right, of course. But your getting 90%+ the same object.


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                #8
                Pros: Being able to walk in a AD and see the snobbish buyers wanting the watch that you already wearing on your wrist lol.

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                  #9
                  I scratched one of my watches the other day while I was out shopping, I was upset for a moment but relieved when I remembered it's a $400 rep not a $12,000 gen. The advantage to me would be getting to actually enjoy the watch without worrying about decreasing the value or worrying about silly scratches. Another huge + is that it's easier and cheaper to service, a new gen eta can be purchased for under $200 while a single part for a gen 3135 could be $200+

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ryguy6333 View Post
                    The money you spend basically all goes into making the watch, not marketing or executive payrolls or a million other things that aren't the watch itself
                    Not too sure on this one, have you seen the money factory owners are making? You are also paying a middle man since the TDs have to eat as well at the end of the day.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by offpink View Post
                      Not too sure on this one, have you seen the money factory owners are making? You are also paying a middle man since the TDs have to eat as well at the end of the day.
                      I should have chosen my words better. How about, a much higher percentage of what you spend goes into making the object, as opposed to a new Submariner for $7,500 - how much of that is the actual manufacturing? Can’t imagine it’s more than $1,000


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ryguy6333 View Post
                        There's so many videos on YouTube about why you shouldn't buy a replica watch. I thought I'd share my two cents about why it's a good idea...
                        • First off, for about 10% the price (or less), you can get 90% (or more) the watch - You get 0% of the watch, but you get a 'a watch' with the brandname on it and in most cases it looks a lot like the actual deal.
                        • It requires real craftsmanship to replicate something so identical, with far fewer resources than the original makers - No it really doesn't. No creativity needed, just creating similar parts, not that hard tbh.
                        • You give your $ to poor people, not a multi-billion dollar company (like Rolex—8 billion dollar value) - The people behind rep factories are very very rich.. and you can bet they wear gens
                        • The money you spend basically all goes into making the watch, not marketing or executive payrolls or a million other things that aren't the watch itself - Nah mate, the 70% markup goes directly into the fat pockets of TD's and factory owners.
                        • You don’t have to worry about scratching/breaking/losing it nearly as much as you would the real thing - You don't have to worry about scratching the real deal either, otherwise you shouldn't speculate in getting a gen.
                        • You can just enjoy it instead of doing what I've always done which is sell a nice watch because it gives me anxiety to have something so valuable sitting in a drawer - Okay
                        • The replica watch community is the least judgmental, least watch snobbery group I've found in the watch world - Honor among thieves
                        • It’s about a genuine love for these objects, not about buying things to put in a safe - Nah, it's about putting a cool brand-name on your wrist because you can't/won't afford the gen watch.
                        • It's a fun hobby, without costing an arm and a leg - I think you will find a lot of people on here that have spent more than 5 figures (some even 6) on replica watches. :-) A $400-600 'fake watch' is hardly inexpensive - all things considered.
                        • Using Rolex as an example, $2,500 gets you the most basic entry level thing out there OR it can get you 5 of the best replicas of the best models - I'd love to buy a $2,500 Rolex, could you let me know your AD's number?
                        So what are your pros? I'd love to hear
                        My pro is: you get to try a bunch of different watches without taking a big hit on resale.
                        2nd: You get to fool other people incl yourself.

                        Am I not just a joyful ray of light today, lol.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ryguy6333 View Post
                          I should have chosen my words better. How about, a much higher percentage of what you spend goes into making the object, as opposed to a new Submariner for $7,500 - how much of that is the actual manufacturing? Can’t imagine it’s more than $1,000
                          This we can agree on! To me the best pro you listed would be enjoying the hobby without breaking the bank.

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                            #14
                            Pros of owning a replica watch .....

                            They look cool
                            us poor guys can afford them

                            cheaper to maintain than the real ones

                            you can tell what time it is , just by looking at them

                            oh oh oh , the best part ....you might join a replica watch community like RWI and meet some really cool people !!!!
                            QFOAHDT

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                              #15
                              Pro: I get to mod and customize reps in ways I would never dare with a Gen making it one of a kind just for me.

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