Bear with me just a bit. A friend of mine was tempted about buying a Montblanc replica for a bit more than $100, and we got into a bit of a discussion, with me arguing that it isnít worth it. My points:
1. Unless it is a Rolex, Omega or Cartier, most people will not notice or even recognize a watch, so thereís no point in buying something that nobody will notice. Most people donít even know what a Zenith is and how it is different from a Stuhrling.
2. I believe that we purchase watches mostly for ourselves. Yes, we get really happy in the odd chance that someone notices our watches and asks us about them, but in reality we are the ones who love and admire our own watches. Thereís no point in purchasing a fake because you would be unable to love it.
3. Even if you purchase a fake Rolex that could get noticed, people are going to realize that you canít really afford it, unless your clothing, car, etc matches it. Who drives a Yugo while sporting a real rolex?
4. Quality wise, youíd be far better off with a Seiko/Swiss Army than with a so-called AAA replica for those $100.
I get that there are replicas out there made to scam well-meaning buyers (who then find out the scam or proudly wear their watches), but why would anyone knowingly purchase a replica?