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Also this one

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gtHzJrnp8D8

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@Borat: Thanks for the heads up on the micro scratches, I never considered that.

@Estreeter: Very true I seem to keep changing my mind almost daily on which watch I like best! I will pick one at some point...honest.

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Thanks, I sure will keep myself posted on the prices over at the bay to have a good idea whats the going rate for them
 

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I'm sure others here can vouch for certain e-bay sellers, but I would be very wary of buying watches from e-bay. Just my two cents worth.

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I'm sure others here can vouch for certain e-bay sellers, but I would be very wary of buying watches from e-bay. Just my two cents worth.

 

I must've bought at least a dozen watches off Ebay and haven't had any problems whatsoever. The whole Watchuseek.com forum community is practically based on Ebay purchases. :D 

 

EDIT: I just counted, I've bought 19 watches off Ebay from 14 different sellers.


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Fair enough, but I only need *one* watch  :D

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Fair enough, but I only need *one* watch  :D

 

Heresy!! :p

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What do you guys think about replica watches?  There are some very nice watches that I like, but I don't really care for the price tag, just the style.

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I have both gen and rep. I don't try to pass them off as real. I wear them daily; learned the hard way how many $k one can waste by scratching expensive Swiss ones. I also grab what few lower priced watches I like: some Incicta, O&W, Redline, Nixon. Have about 30. Put nice used, bespoke, or small-maker straps on, and its lots of fun.
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Fake people wear fake watches. I'm sorry to put it like that but I see no reason to wear a replica. If there's a certain style you like, just buy a homage from a real brand. 

 

My wrist today. Vintage Vostok Komandirskie from 1982 on a military bund strap from the Ukraine. 

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If I had the money, I would buy the genuine version of the watch, and not a replica. But, these days there are so many things I would rather spend my money on where a replica is not available, like a nice Leica camera or lens. Far from cheap, but it feels like my money is better spent. But, yes, I would not pass a replica off as a genuine watch.
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If I had the money, I would buy the genuine version of the watch, and not a replica. But, these days there are so many things I would rather spend my money on where a replica is not available, like a nice Leica camera or lens. Far from cheap, but it feels like my money is better spent. But, yes, I would not pass a replica off as a genuine watch.

 

If it makes you happy, then do whatever you want. That's what I say. 

 

I only buy watches to make me happy, but personally if I were to look down and know that I was wearing a replica, that wouldn't make me happy. 

 

But I have a buddy that has a couple Bell&Ross replicas from Asia and he has fooled several watch enthusiasts with it. It's that good. He likes them, but I could never wear those. 

 

Homages to historic vintage watches are all good in my book though. For example, the MKII Kingston, which is a nod to the 1960s big crown Bond Sub Ref 6538. The original is nearly impossible to buy because of its rarity and fetches $60-$90k at auctions.  

 

These days there are so many nice watches to choose from at affordable price points so I don't see the need to wear a replica.     


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