Originally Posted by adhoc faking a watch i can understand.. but faking an entire car?!
adhoc, just shortly since this is not a car thread. Carrol Shelby build some 1000 V8 sports cars with the British AC Ace as a platform in the 60s. These cars are scarse and highly sought after and hence fetch very high prices. The Kit-car industry is flourishing though.
I understand the counterexamples of my car analogy, but those counterexamples hardly apply in the watch world (I think). There are hardly any fake watches that are well built, become rare, and then become highly sought after. I'm not so knowledgeable of the world of watches though, but I doubt there are examples of this, even though indeed there are well built and sought-after "fakes" in the car world that sort of achieve a collectible status of their own.