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      04-04-2019, 10:07 AM   #683
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Yes, fake watches do matter.
It's stealing the design of someone else. BMW and Land Rover gets quite upset when the Chinese make exact knock-offs of their SUVs, why wouldn't the established watch manufacturers get upset if someone copies their design. Come up with your own design and work for it like everyone else does.

If you can't afford it, then it's not for you. To get something as a status symbol or to "fulfill" a need is the compete wrong reason to buy something like this.

I've had Rolex's for over 20 years and never did I once even think about the status symbol or the cost. I have always wanted one since I knew what a nice watch was. I fell in love with the design and the engineering and the quality. In those 20 years I've worn, bought and traded several watches. I've actually made over $10K in profits.

TBH: I have literally only had a couple of comments on my watches over the last 20 years (like, less than five - and several of those were from people I actually knew). VERY few people even pay attention to watches anymore.

Basically, I'm saying if you can't afford a real one, don't steal the rights of someone else's hard work and dedication. It's a cop-out to the max. Earn your way the way everyone else has.
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The question is, who can service a 3135 clone? Most of these movements are in high end replicas and most watchmakers won't touch them.

I've had to service my 2836 ETA clones and they've been easy to service as parts and knowledge is common for the movement.
anyone who can service a rolex 3135 can service the 3135 clone. ive had one come across my workshop and even a majority of the rolex parts fit on the clone movement.

Its no different from the ETAs vs the Chinese ETA clones. Same movement designs, same parts used. just the chinese version has worse qc.
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anyone who can service a rolex 3135 can service the 3135 clone. ive had one come across my workshop and even a majority of the rolex parts fit on the clone movement.

Its no different from the ETAs vs the Chinese ETA clones. Same movement designs, same parts used. just the chinese version has worse qc.
yeah cause nowadays the cloners can tear apart and 3D model every component, movement an all, so what you're getting is an exact replica ... with the caveat that the tolerances, materials, assembly, workmanship, etc is not the same.
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That Breitling was in my future for a lot of years, Aviator, Aero-Engineer started on a slide rule. It stayed there for a long time till one day it wasn't. It was after all, just a watch. My wife bought me a Seiko Chronograph with circular slide rule. It means far more to me than a bauble I've bought my self.

The whole problem with fake things is China has made it a policy to steal innovation as if it was their right. Its nothing less than theft. What someone else chooses to wear is their decision.

I mind my own business as much as is possible regarding others choices.

I have a China made watch, a gift, but it's a China brand at a China price. It will be more expensive to have serviced than what it cost, I imagine. Another opportunity to find out how things tick....
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Wasn't the old ETA tooling purchased by Asian countries? They have.ability to make ETA clones essentially.
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Nomos is a brand worth looking at, if Bauhaus does not steer you away. The movements are excellent.
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Nomos is a brand worth looking at, if Bauhaus does not steer you away. The movements are excellent.
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Wasn't the old ETA tooling purchased by Asian countries? They have.ability to make ETA clones essentially.
they do make eta clones. for some time now.

when it comes to watch movements, the standard etas are nothing fancy. its a 50year old design and easy to replicate if you have the equipment.
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