Attack of the Super Fakes

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Attack of the Super Fakes

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https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/03/the-a ... fakes/amp/

An interesting article I ran across. Specifically about how what the Swiss used to do to American manufacturers is now being done to them. :)

Just to clarify I have no issues with homage or replica watches. Just about every watch I regularly wear is a homage or rep.

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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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I wasn’t aware that the Swiss once were big in the rep game :-)

And perhaps to add another hypothesis for the prevalence of reps:
If you can have sth so close to the real thing for 1/30 of the price, you start thinking that somebody is trying to rip you off and is making a mega profit...
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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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Interesting article. I didn't know either.

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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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Wow, this is a very good read. thanks @jbglock So US watches > Swiss > and now China. Even the brand naming to escape being sued was so similar

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March 22nd, 2020, 4:48 am
If you can have sth so close to the real thing for 1/30 of the price, you start thinking that somebody is trying to rip you off and is making a mega profit...
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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

Post by Mellons »

Good read thanks for sharing!
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And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black."

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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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Uhmmm... didn’t anyone notice the PAM372 vs PAM127 discussion that completely backfires?

Comic bliss for a Panerai-fan.

Maybe he should compare a Rolex 5513 and a 16610 and conclude that the 5513 is fake because the 1520 movement doesnt look as advanced/modern as a 3135.
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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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:lol: :lol: :lol: he got it totally wrong ... it's the 127 that is fake, the 372 is genuine! ... and the 127 fake is not even a superclone
hologramet wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 9:50 am
Uhmmm... didn’t anyone notice the PAM372 vs PAM127 discussion that completely backfires?

Comic bliss for a Panerai-fan.

Maybe he should compare a Rolex 5513 and a 16610 and conclude that the 5513 is fake because the 1520 movement doesnt look as advanced/modern as a 3135.

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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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The author would probably have a fit if he came here and saw the quality of what many here can do. :)

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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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hako wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 4:48 am
I wasn’t aware that the Swiss once were big in the rep game :-)

And perhaps to add another hypothesis for the prevalence of reps:
If you can have sth so close to the real thing for 1/30 of the price, you start thinking that somebody is trying to rip you off and is making a mega profit...
"Swiss Fakes" of American pocket watches are a collectible category of their own. And regardless of what that article said they were NEVER even close in quality to the genuine American products.

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Re: Attack of the Super Fakes

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unreformed66 wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 6:12 pm
hako wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 4:48 am
I wasn’t aware that the Swiss once were big in the rep game :-)

And perhaps to add another hypothesis for the prevalence of reps:
If you can have sth so close to the real thing for 1/30 of the price, you start thinking that somebody is trying to rip you off and is making a mega profit...
"Swiss Fakes" of American pocket watches are a collectible category of their own. And regardless of what that article said they were NEVER even close in quality to the genuine American products.
They are collectibles nowadays??? :shock:
I foresee a bright future for some Chinese factories :P
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