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A forum for identifying and avoiding wholly or partially non-authentic wristwatches -- including counterfeit, replica, Frankenwatches and other fake or bastardized pieces. Our objective here is to DISCOURAGE the sales and purchase of counterfeit wristwatch and jewelry products. It is also for helping people identify watches that are mostly authentic, but have been: altered for personal customization, repaired with inappropriate parts or modified to be passed off as more valuable pieces.

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Re: Replicas: Why?
In Response To: Replicas: Why? ()

Your thesis is full of generalizations my friend.
1. People buy counterfeits due to their contempt for the brand name? That makes a lot of sense. I buy a Saturn with a Mercedes emblem on the hood because I just hate the Mercedes S600. riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

Poor Grasp of Value: If someone buys a fake Vacheron Costantin, are you suggesting that they do not appreciate the value of the brand Vacheron Constantin? Do you not think that they know what they are buying when they make such a purchase? Are you faulting them for getting what they pay for? Would you rather them by a watch from Kmart for the same price that would last them the same timeframe as the replica?

I will venture to agree your points on Integrity and Ethics. Gullibility applies to those who are the unwitting buyers so there is no comment needed on that point. However, your Isolationist theory is also flawed in its myopia.

While you have presented these explanations as your own thoughts, you do succeed in giving off an aura of ivorytowerism as most of your opinions smell of classism to me.

Be honest with the reader and the customer. Do not attempt to belittle them by defacating in their beanpie without offering them a more nutritious alternative of a french yogurt.

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