Originally Posted by estreeter I wouldnt buy fake headphones
- why would I buy a fake watch ? Plenty of cheaper 'lookalikes' from established manufacturers like Timex anyway - no need to insult a brand by buying a watch with their *name* on it and none of their workmanship 'under the hood'. How would we feel if there were so many 'convincing' copies of the LCD3 out there that only Audez'e could tell the genuine from the fakes based purely on appearance ? Just my two cents worth.
Agreed! Before I could afford the ones I have now I loved (and still do and own!) brands such as Seiko, Timex and my favourite, Citizen.
I am not a fan of Pam's but I remember being at a watch meet once and someone had a genuine 1950 and one of the Jackson Tse replica's. He bought the replica just to see if he had been a mug buying the Pam. I have to be honest, from a distance they looked very alike and to anyone who does not know watches they would be regarded as the same. However. They are nothing alike in terms of build quality. The Pam obviously is way better but that is not the point.
At the cost of the replica a Citizen or Seiko is far better quality than these replica's also. I don't know, I just don't see the point. I know people like the design of the Pam and want it cheaper and one can argue the day is long that Swiss watches are over priced but that really misses the point. If you gauge everything on price versus worth then we would all end up with some no name cheap quartz watch from a market that will be more accurate than my Rolex.
But it is not about that I feel. For me as a teenager there were three watches I vowed one day I would own. Staring at them in my local jewellers window something about them just kept me gazing at them. I have now two of the three, the Air-King and the Cartier Tank. I just have the Rolex president to go which will hopefully be this year.
Are they worth what they cost, to me yes, to others no but then I am not asking them to wear them!
I have found after nearly 50 years walking this earth the best decisions I have made have been the ones made with my heart, not my head. It's why I now choose my listening equipment not on measurements but by how much they engage me on an emotional level.
Same with work, I simply will not do work that I do not enjoy doing and that feeds me in more ways than simply money. I just adjust my life to take lower paid work that interests me rather than higher paid work just so I can have things and nice holidays!
Sorry, convoluted post and if you enjoy your homages more power to you, who am I to say the sterile ones don't bring you enjoyment but I draw the line at a watch that calls itself a Rolex but is not, that is just fake and cheap and if I saw someone who was wearing one then my opinion of them would be the same as that of the watch!