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Old 12-08-2007, 12:45 PM   #16
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Do you have a phone # I can reach you at to buy some of these?
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #17
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Rodo's right - My father is a watchmaker, has been one for over 45 years. He's got some rolex's, it's the only watch he will buy for investment - He's purchased some at the right time and sold them years later for more than purchase (timing is key). The quality of the rolex's are top notch. If your dad had to spend $1100 that because someone ripped him off. Jewellers immediately double and triple the price (sometimes more) when they see a rolex. Funny thing is that most jewellers send the watches to a guy like my dad to repair them who charges a fair price.

As for the Pawn shop - that's because they are pawned items. I doubt they have been taken care of, properly maintained with cleanings etc. No wonder he's had problems. Pawn shops don't exactly get this highest of quality merchandise.

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Old 12-08-2007, 01:36 PM   #18
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Oh to answer the question about what's the difference between real and fake - Pretty much everything. Although I don't doubt that these are good quality fakes (Some of my dad's suppliers have excellent quality fakes) they obviously aren't the real thing. Small things that make the real ones the real ones are (1) the band, true stiched leather versus glued, metal bands that will not fade over time, etc. (2) the internals. Many of the high end watches are hand made with top quality parts. All repairable and replaceable. These fakes are mass made with japanese movements. Nothing wrong with Japanese, but there's a reason why they swiss are known for their movements. (3) repairability - Many fakes have "throw" away movements.

These watches are exaclty why my dad calls his industry a dying trade. Many people are now opting to buy "throw" away $10 watches and not fix them.


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Old 12-08-2007, 02:26 PM   #19
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Well said! You can really feel the difference in the weight and feel of the band upon touching them. Anyways, they seem like good replicas, as far as detail. I can't comment on quality because I haven't seen the ones for sale
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:23 PM   #20
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And the replica lamborghini's built 'to spec' are the same as a real lamborghini right?
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:07 PM   #21
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Enough about fake watches Change subject to

store bought boobs.
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:08 PM   #22
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the quality on these watches is amazing!!!!!

Fake boobs are FTW as well!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:12 PM   #23
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LOL - Good analogy.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:19 PM   #24
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here's the thing...

i have never owned a rolex, my friend has had enough of them and i haven't really looked at it for more than 10-15 mintues at a time

anyways, you can EASILY tell if it's fake even without holding it...you just have to know what to look for
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:14 PM   #25
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^^ Not neccessarily true - some fakes are really good. I have seen some that are quite difficult to tell.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:19 PM   #26
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Yeah, some fakes are very good, and you never get more than a glimpse usually. However if you get to look at it you can tell.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:23 PM   #27
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Bought one.

Just a quick bump for an honest, upfront and accomodating guy.
Just bought one and aside from the great looks of hte watch in relation to the real thing, you are dealing with a class act!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:03 AM   #28
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do you still have the Omegas?
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:02 AM   #29
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:17 PM   #30
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do you still have the Omegas?
I have the leather band left only.
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