How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

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    How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

    Just how bad can one of the fake BAPE G-Shocks be? Well, pretty bad. I found one on ebay. The photos were not all that great, but it looked like it had the possibility to be real so I bid on it...fortunately I am only out 41 bucks. In fairness to the seller, they did message me telling me that another customer got his and said it was a fake, so they offered to take mine back and refund cost and shipping. I decided to keep it as a novelty and to be able to help others to avoid fakes.

    First off, from a distance, say 20 feet it looks pretty darn good. Thats where it ends. The outer materials are junk...have an ultra cheap feel and would no doubt crack (literally) under harsh conditions.

    The module is nowhere close to being like the real thing. The first clue is that the light works with either the G-button and also the bottom right pusher. It stays on as long as the button remains pressed. Letting go turns the light off...assuming the button does not stick, and it does most of the time. The button press on all buttons is terrible.

    Simply holding this in your hand along with a real G will easily tell you that it is junk.

    Even the beeping sounds sick.

    The backlight has some blob that is supposed to be the ape...not crisp and sharp like the real thing.

    Soon I will take this one apart while photographing each step...we will see what it looks like on the inside.


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    Re: How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

    Sorry to hear that you picked up a fake. Don't destroy it too much as no doubt some parts can come in useful, such as the spring bars on the straps and on the buckle, as well as the alarm spring.

    How does the strap feel?

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    Re: How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

    I'll be really interested to see what the insides of these fakes look like. Thanks for doing a little investigative reporting.
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    Re: How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

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    Re: How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

    I don't think it "looks" so bad for a fake. I think that would fool a lot of people who didn't know any better.

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    Re: How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

    Well perhaps you don't have to test it to destruction, Azziman has already done that to one of these Fapes and produced one of the all time classic WUS threads.

    Lexxorcist's one line comment in this thread is one of my all time favourites I am sure you will spot it if you read the thread.


    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=81004




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    Re: How bad can a fake BAPE really be?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmr1968 View Post
    First off, from a distance, say 20 feet it looks pretty darn good.
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