Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by conjurer » September 5th 2018, 9:45am

Ahh, the pleasures of being a WIS.

True story: Mrs. C, who was known to be a watch lover for some years (until I bought her a Fitbit for Christmas last year, and now it's the only watch she wears) was asked at work by a guy she works with, who had inherited some old watches from his father, if she could bring them home for me to look at. Included was a Cartier that he was pretty sure was fake, but wanted my humble impressions. Mrs. C asked me if that was OK, and I said sure, and a couple of days later she comes home with a Zip-lok bag with a half a dozen watches.

Most of the stuff was honest but cheap fashion stuff, all quartz, none of them really nice (or really bad, like Invicter.) The Cartier looked real enough, but I know fuck all about Cartier, so after a strenuous ten minutes online I realized it was a fake. I emailed what was what about the watches to my wife's company account so she could relay it to the poor guy who now owned about $30 worth of watches.

A couple of days later Mrs. C comes home with two more watches, which she said the "poor" guy asked if I could change the batteries, as they were both dead. Now, I've changed plenty of batteries in the past, mainly for Mrs. C, who owns about seven million quartz watches. I don't really enjoy replacing batteries for schmucks I don't know, but whatever. So she hands me the watches--one was a fake Rolex Datejust two tone, the other a fake Rolex Submariner. These were the real shit fakes, like the kind you can get on the street in New York for twenty bucks. I had to go into the whole fake thing with Mrs. C, explaining that real WISs look at fake buyers as the NAMBLA of the hobby, and asked her to let the stupid fuck at work know I couldn't change the batteries, telling him that I didn't have the right caseback opener.
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by artman » September 5th 2018, 8:57pm

True story: Twenty-sum years ago on my second trip to New York, this really happened.

I walked off the subway with my wife and 2 year old daughter in her stroller. Four large African American men quickly approached me wearing trench coats on a rather hot summer day. The site of these young men approaching me with purpose looked awfully ominous and put me on a defensive posture. I thought to myself, if these guys were to mug me I could get in a enough shots, just so that my wife and baby could get away. "Let's do this" I thought as I planted my back foot ready to strike first and fast.

Fortunately, the four young men weren't thugs, but were businessmen selling knock-off watches concealed under their coats. I was so thankful that we weren't getting mugged that I bought 2 fake Rolexes. One broke after a couple days but the fake Date Just is still chugging along. I never wear it, but it is my favorite souvenir from that vacation.
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Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

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People already wear their fake watches proudly. Just look at those wearing an invicta. Fake watch company, fake history. Dear granny lalo, tell us again how you designed the Russian Diver for the Russian Admirals, or the fake "swiss" watch factories. Should you buy a replica? No!. Get caught posting a replica photo as real on my forum and you get banned. That is standing policy at every watch forum I know of. Save your pennies and buy a pre-owned watch that you really want.
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Well I consider watch snobs to be FAKE people. Describes you perfectly.
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by smellody » September 19th 2021, 9:25pm

Fuck fake anything.

Fake education
Fake breeding
Fake watches
Fake anything you don't really have or have earned the rights or privileges to enjoy

FUCK THEM

Fake ass pieces of fuxking shit. Fuckers.

Earn the real thing or go shop at the dollar tree for a dollar ⌚ watch
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by conjurer » September 19th 2021, 9:45pm

smellody wrote:
September 19th 2021, 9:25pm
Fuck fake anything.

Fake education
Fake breeding
Fake watches
Fake anything you don't really have or have earned the rights or privileges to enjoy

FUCK THEM

Fake ass pieces of fuxking shit. Fuckers.

Earn the real thing or go shop at the dollar tree for a dollar ⌚ watch
I might be wrong, but you appear to feel quite strongly about this.
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by jason_recliner » September 20th 2021, 1:56am

smellody wrote:
September 19th 2021, 9:25pm
Fuck fake anything.

Fake education
Fake breeding
Fake watches
Fake anything you don't really have or have earned the rights or privileges to enjoy

FUCK THEM

Fake ass pieces of fuxking shit. Fuckers.

Earn the real thing or go shop at the dollar tree for a dollar ⌚ watch
Hehehehe

Dad wore a fake Tag for years. Really didn't bother me!
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by MAX » September 20th 2021, 4:48am

Fake watches are like fake boobs. How can they be fake is you can see (and feel) them?
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by jason_recliner » November 23rd 2021, 6:41pm

Mark1 wrote:
November 23rd 2021, 5:56pm
Should be a two part question. If you answered yes to the above, where should you wear it?
Probably easier to list where one shouldn't wear a fake watch:
  • Scuba diving
Other than that you'll probably be right.
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by bbattle » November 24th 2021, 5:16pm

Silicone is here for a reason.

What could be worse than somebody realizing you are wearing a fake Rolex?

Somebody realizing you are wearing a fake Invicta!

I drive a VW because I can't afford a Porsche but at least I didn't swap the VW badge for a Porsche one. (man, I'd love to have a Cayman)
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by 3Flushes » November 24th 2021, 10:03pm

smellody wrote:
November 24th 2021, 4:09pm
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November 24th 2021, 3:50pm
Question to all you fake watch bashers:

Do you bash fake tits?
I don't really give a shit about tits but openly embrace ass work done in Brazil.
Boob, lips, ass, and sew fourth jobs, fake jewelry, watches, shoes, handbags - what these folks could really use is a self-esteem-job.
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by jason_recliner » November 25th 2021, 5:51am

conjurer wrote:
November 25th 2021, 12:17am
Why the fuck are we even talking about this??
In all seriousness, and others please chime in, why does it bother you so much if somebody wears a fake watch? What if it makes them happy?

More to the point, are you comfortable judging somebody's character because they're wearing a watch manufactured by a company that didn't pay a licensing fee?
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by Falstaff » November 25th 2021, 6:34am

jason_recliner wrote:
November 25th 2021, 5:51am
conjurer wrote:
November 25th 2021, 12:17am
Why the fuck are we even talking about this??
In all seriousness, and others please chime in, why does it bother you so much if somebody wears a fake watch? What if it makes them happy?

More to the point, are you comfortable judging somebody's character because they're wearing a watch manufactured by a company that didn't pay a licensing fee?
Yes.
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Re: Should You Wear A Fake Watch?

Post by jason_recliner » November 26th 2021, 12:29am

Falstaff wrote:
November 25th 2021, 6:34am
jason_recliner wrote:
November 25th 2021, 5:51am
conjurer wrote:
November 25th 2021, 12:17am
Why the fuck are we even talking about this??
In all seriousness, and others please chime in, why does it bother you so much if somebody wears a fake watch? What if it makes them happy?

More to the point, are you comfortable judging somebody's character because they're wearing a watch manufactured by a company that didn't pay a licensing fee?
Yes.
Haha!
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