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Old 03-13-2006, 08:31 AM   #21
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Ding ding ding!!!* I didn't immediately notice when I started working at my new gig, but everyone who works there wears some flavor of Breitling.* I'm pretty sure the boss' is a 10 to 15 k watch.* Good thing my daily watch is also a Breitling.* I don't think the Rado (gift) would go over too well with this crowd, since it is relatively slim and not a big macho hunk of metal to wear on one's wrist.
If you didn't have a Breitling, would you actually go out and buy one to fit in with your co-workers? Would you consider a knock-off (of a status watch -- not a Breitling, since your co-workers could probably tell the difference)?
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:35 AM   #22
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If you didn't have a Breitling, would you actually go out and buy one to fit in with your co-workers?* Would you consider a knock-off (of a status watch -- not a Breitling, since your co-workers could probably tell the difference)?
Dunno. I guess I haven't really thought about it. Probably I would not, since I really could care less about status goods.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:22 AM   #23
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Never bought a watch. I found one on the ground 10 years ago. I ripped what was left of the band off and now I keep it in my pocket. I don't like things hanging on my wrist. On occasion when I have a borrowed cellphone with me, I will leave the watch at home since the cell phone has a clock on it.

I received a Folex (fake rolex) a few years ago. Looks pretty convincing. I took it to a jewelry shop and they weren't sure if it was fake or not, but they asked me if it was real (since I don't look/dress the Rolex way). I've worn this numerous times to job interviews/weddings/funerals. Not sure how anyone could tell the difference from a casual glance. Not that I care anyway.




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Not sure how anyone could tell the difference from a casual glance.*
Generally speaking:

- the fakes are a LOT lighter
- the fakes have bands that are poor quality
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Generally speaking:

- the fakes are a LOT lighter
- the fakes have bands that are poor quality
But could someone spot a fake just by casual inspection of my watch while I'm wearing it? Without being 6 inches from the watch?

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But could someone spot a fake just by casual inspection of my watch while I'm wearing it?* Without being 6 inches from the watch?

Depends on how good a fake it is and how much they care/know about watches. Personally I think Rolexes are not that well made and kind of ugly, but vive la difference.
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I think on the fake one's the second hand ticks each second away. On the real one's the second hand moves smoothly.
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I guess I am one of the big spenders...

I paid a bit over $100 on a nice Swiss Military when I was over there... I wear it all the time now... but I do have two nice $250 watches I bought for $25 each on a going out of business sale many years ago... but they run through batteries quickly and the one is all gold with small hands that I can not see as well....

I would like to get one of those that glow at night so I can see it in the dark..
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I would like to get one of those that glow at night so I can see it in the dark..
My apology, I'm arriving a little late to this conversation. Are we still talking about watches? :

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