|The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.|
: I've read this forum for a while and I haven't
: found a valid argument why a person should
: not buy a fake.
If you have any sound reasons FOR buying counterfeit watches, I'd like to hear them. As someone who has studied this for a while, I have never heard any good ones... only excuses why some people believe they deserve the perception of owning 'luxury' products without having to go to the effort and expense to buy the real things like the rest of us did.
Curiously, people who buy fakes seem to have a contradicting thought process. They act like it is 'only a name' when they choose a counterfeit product with a premium brand name on it. Counterfeit buyers seem to be ignorant of or ignore the real merits that make the genuine item far more valuable than the fakes--they just consider one watch to be about the same as any other. But they obviously consider the luxury name brand important enough that they are willing to accept items of highly dubious quality and origin just to get that brand name on them. So I am at a loss on how to interpret people's willingness to pay for counterfeit versions of 'the name'--especially when they have contempt for or ignorance of why the name is valuable--as anything other than wanting to cheaply impress themself and others.
Here's my thinking about what buying and wearing fake/counterfeit watches really says about the wearer: