Im a car and watch guy. I see posts on the dozen or so car forums I belong to talking about kit/replicar/homage/oem .... everyday. My question is, when does a car or watch become a fake/replica?
The Lamborghini Aventador is basically a Murcielago with sideburns. If someone owns a Murci, and does a complete custom body/interior, is that a fake? The major drive train is the same but they dont sport an OEM body. (so many cars like that) Mercedes SLR/SLS AMG for example.
Many one-off cars share the same components but arent considered replicas. They are deemed customs.
Say I source a 321 cal movement from an Omega seamaster, the case of an speedmaster is handmade/custom, and a 3rd party speedmaster face made by a restorer were combined, would this be a replica? Thats probably 50% OEM.
Would a Rolex Submariner with an original face and case, but a custom movement be considered a fake/replica?
Is a replica for most people considered 0% oem, and 100% handmade? How much of the OEM gear does it take before something is a replica?
If this question has been answered, mods, im gonna lie and say I tried search, but at this point of the night, its getting pretty hard to read.