Is it ever ok to wear a fake watch?
johngti Posts: 2,481
Everything I think screams “no!!!!” but the wifey’s uncle left a couple of fake Rolexes which actually have quite nice movements/build quality (except for the straps which are lightweight and tinny). Get rid or keep and wear?
Is it ever ok to wear a fake watch? 43 votes
(Kind of what I think too)
You have these fake watches - what are you going to do - leave them in a drawer and not use them out of principal?
I don’t like the way Rolex operate so f.uck em. Wear it.
But then, I don't own a watch, don't think I have worn one in 10 years. I also don't own any designer clothes so probably not the target market.
middle management love thisshit. makes them think they look important as they badly drive their Range Rovers they have on HP.
Chairs of a Division tend to be Tag Heuer guys.
Now I'm in the same ball-park as some of them, but I just don't see how a watch is a sensible thing to spend the deposit for a house on.
The most I've ever spent on a watch is £400ish for a Garmin Fenix. And about £350 for a Citizen watch in a fancy frock. (https://www.holzkern.com/en-gb/)
Anything more expensive is jewellery.
I am not sure. You have no chance.
Personally as someone that considers £100 on a GShock the sort of decadence that will hasten the end of Western society I don't really get why anyone would want to spend 6k on a watch - it seems akin to buying a gold plated bicycle stem encrusted with diamonds - but each to their own.
use them or give them away/sell them.
Can get plenty of either nice looking watches, including those with automatic mechanisms.
Really becomes clear when you take the back off the case. No waterproofing, while the movement is decent, it’s not in any way polished or top quality and there are no Rolex markings anywhere. Also no serial numbers to be seen. The quality of the face on both gives them away too they don’t quite look nice enough.
I'd say : wear it if you want to. 90% of people won't even notice and 9.99999% of the remainder who do notice, won't tell if it's a fake.
As for cost - I can't tell if people are joking when you can get bikes for twice the cost of a Rolex submariner, and a Rolex will only go up in value.
Steel sports Rolexes are practically unobtainable unless you're prepared to pay extortionate grey market prices, so people will assume it's a fake anyway...
These are they. I put the leather strap on the steel one.