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    Question Have you ever felt embarrassed about wearing a replica

    I´m curious if anyone of you had their replica called out as fake? What do you do if someone compliments your replica?

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    Never been called out.
    "Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah."

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    No, but I've been embarrassed by my gens around poor people.

    Seriously, If they compliment my watch I just say thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rower View Post
    no, but i've been embarrassed by my gens around poor people.
    lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rower View Post
    No, but I've been embarrassed by my gens around poor people.

    Seriously, If they compliment my watch I just say thank you.
    Me too.
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    People usually wont be able to tell unless it's a horrible fake. People are only gonna see the timepiece for a few seconds.

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    I simply don't care. I wear my watches because it pleases me, reps or gen. Mostly nobody notices, occasionally someone says nice watch and I say thank you. Someone once asked if my genuine omega speedmaster was a Fossil and said it was cool. I just smiled and said I didn't think so, it was just something I picked up secondhand. The look of pity that crossed their face was priceless.

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    Nope, and never been called out. Most everyone does not have a clue what they are looking at. Only a WIS would MAYBE know.
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    I call out fakes all the time but not by looking at the watch but by looking at the person. I am probably right most of the time but have to to admit ive made mistakes. An expensive watch is purely a luxury item, a 10k watch rep or gen just says you can afford it. If you cant be ready to be called out.

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    Never happened. And I never had a problem telling people it's a fake

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkurkox View Post
    I call out fakes all the time but not by looking at the watch but by looking at the person. I am probably right most of the time but have to to admit ive made mistakes. An expensive watch is purely a luxury item, a 10k watch rep or gen just says you can afford it. If you cant be ready to be called out.
    I agree. I sometimes find it a bit amusing how we worry about small tells here, but most people have no clue and would be more likely to cue off other indicators of wealth.

    I've had the odd compliment or two on my reps, but it's always had something to do with the design rather than the brand. Of my gens, my most complimented watches are an early Rossling and a minimalist Seagull - probably the two least expensive pieces in my general rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veni Vidi Vici View Post
    I´m curious if anyone of you had their replica called out as fake? What do you do if someone compliments your replica?
    1) No. 2) I say "Thank you"

    BTW, this has been discussed about 800,000 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    1) No. 2) I say "Thank you"

    BTW, this has been discussed about 800,000 times.
    I concur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veni Vidi Vici View Post
    I´m curious if anyone of you had their replica called out as fake? What do you do if someone compliments your replica?
    Never, plus if they did, I wouldn't care in the slightest.

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    No a guy at work asked me about my Panerai and I told him that it was an replica. He said I wouldn't know if you didn't tell me. I really don't have any problem telling someone that I am wearing replica watch

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    Was on a lads trip the other week, lots of drinking so wasn't going to wear a gen, took my Pam111 v3.

    One of the guys commented on it and straight away I told him yeah it's a rep.

    He turned round and said he didn't care he still thought it was a great watch.

    Honesty is the best policy. I'm not embarrassed. All watch buffs I know in real life have reps and gens and love them all equally!

    I get people wear reps for different reasons, I don't really want to socialise with those who get arsey about reps.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    1) No. 2) I say "Thank you"

    BTW, this has been discussed about 800,000 times.
    Technically, there are three different questions, each of which has been discussed at length.
    1. Would you be embarrassed wearing a replica?
    2. Has anyone called you out wearing a replica?
    3. What would you say if someone complimented you on your replica?

    But recently there has been no continuation of any of those topics as of late. Maybe get your opinions and let new members know your thoughts.

    As for me
    1. No. I wear them for myself, no one else.
    2. I have not been called out. Even on reps with outrageously expensive gen prices like a Richard Mille.
    3. When I get a compliment, I say "Well, thank you, I like it a lot". But when I get complimented and they comment about the price of the watch I tell them "Well, thank you, I like it a lot. Actually, it's not expensive at all. I got it in China." At which point, I get the comment "You're so modest. We know what it really costs." I don't push the issue any further, I just smile. It's enough for me to have told the truth. If they don't believe me, that's their problem.

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    1) Never been called out - and I wouldn't care. Although if I ever wore the Bentley Chrono my dad brought me back from Egypt 6/7 years ago, that would change instantly
    2) say cheers, move on.

    At a quick glance I guess it would be near impossible to tell to most people if I were wearing a Timex or my gen Zenith Pilot. I wouldn't assume someone was wearing a rep, so I assume many others are similar...
    I agree to a large extent that the wearer will determine easily if the watch is a fake, for example, one of my mates has a large-ish collection of PAMs, and he works admin for a shipping company. But I've not called him out as why bother even trying to cause embarrassment? He has got himself a bit of a reputation for being the 'guy with the expensive watches', which he revels in, and that's fair enough by me.
    But I've also worked away with plenty of lads that have more money than sense, but they looked like they live in cardboard boxes and have never heard of personal grooming, or a mirror. When we used to get dropped in Aberdeen, many would do a bit of shopping at one of the many AD's in town, but to look at them, you would assume they would struggle to afford the local paper.

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    No, never

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    Nope, have gotten quite the number of compliments as well and let them know it's a rep. Usually leaves them stunned.

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    Never. I have never been called on it though either. A general rule that I follow is don't buy a watch that I wouldn't or couldn't buy gen. I stick to (what I would consider) understated pieces in the $2k-$13k range. At this point in my life, I couldn't pull off a new gold AP, or spend $20k+ on a wild watch, so I am not going to buy a rep of one.

    Keep some gens, throw in some good reps, and nobody is the wiser.

    Like others have said though, I have been embarrassed to wear some gens around certain crowds. Wearing a Rolex (a brand known to all) that is easily identifiable to a meeting with a very blue collar client can be a bad idea. Most have no idea what a Panerai is though, so I can typically wear something like that without a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.draper View Post
    No a guy at work asked me about my Panerai and I told him that it was an replica. He said I wouldn't know if you didn't tell me. I really don't have any problem telling someone that I am wearing replica watch
    That's cuz you're Don fu$kin Draper!

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    Great question. Answer is yes, it was an old AP replica from Andrew back in 2003
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