In the world of make believe, some people want to look like they have more than they can afford and a replica luxury watch is a highly sought-out item. When it comes to luxury watches, the name Rolex is typically the first one to come to mind, but there are others that are also considered luxury timepieces.
Omega, Cartier and Breitling are just a few of the fine luxury watches that have been duplicated and sold as replicas. While there are many outlets in which to find a replica luxury watch, there are also those who sell them as an original. You can usually find them on the streets of many major cities, all looking to dupe the unsuspecting and unknowing person out of their money.
A legitimate seller of a replica luxury watch will inform you upfront that they are in now way affiliated with the original manufacturer, nor is the replica luxury watch being sold as an original. They will let you know that it is a replica of the original and is not under warranty from the real watchmaker nor can parts and service be obtained from the original watchmaker.
Fakes and Counterfeits are Not Replicas
It has been said that copying is a high form of flattery, but unfortunately, there are people who will make watches that closely resemble a luxury brand and pass them off as the real thing. The only people who get hurt by buying a fake replica luxury watch are the buyers. Manufacturers do not usually go after the sellers of counterfeit watches, believing that closing one will result in two more cropping up. They also realize that after owning a counterfeit, many people eventually buy the real thing.
Recently, a raid in Asia resulted in the confiscation and destruction of several thousands of counterfeit watches. Some were fakes of earlier models of watches, but typically, counterfeiters only sell copies of the newer models. While a replica luxury watch may insult some makers of fine timepieces, they acknowledge the sellers being honest enough to state the watches are not real.
To determine if a watch is real, a counterfeit or a replica luxury watch, check the website of the manufacturer. A company’s representative can also make that determination by comparing the model and year it was issued. They can spot subtle changes in the design or colors that most people cannot.