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replica rolex watch - las vegas...

Hi guys,

I just came back from vegas and on one of the strips,i saw few stands,selling replica handbags and watches...
With a sign saying "replicas"

anyway...I got a replica rolex,submariner..for around 50 bucks...

today I went to my local jewler,who sells the real rolex.

so i went there to have it resized...

they guy came back telling me "where i got this from that its a knock off,but a pretty good one "i told them Vegas...

anyway,they resized it.

I was wondering, is selling or buying a replica watch or handbag legal?
or does it depend,if a replica is being sold as real?

Mine was sold as replica....so is buying it against the law?
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I don't know the legal answer, but I would guess that creating a replica might be a copyright violation or something like that. Using another company's name on it is probably illegal too. Being up front that it is a replica doesn't mean they have permission from the company with the intellectual rights (or whatever it is).

I doubt that it is illegal to buy, but I wouldn't buy one because I don't want to support theft of designs, copyrights, intellectual rights, etc.

Being a photographer, I'm probably more concerned with copyright violations and things of that nature than the typical person.
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I think it's illegal to make them, probably dodgy to sell them, but not illegal to buy 'em. Take a look at this link - IANAL. ;-)


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WOW Fakes, LOL What will be next? Fake AMG's
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Its illegal as most of these watches are sold on the streets and not in a boutique that shows how things go. Now a day's if you were to search for a watch via google you do get results of fakes made in china and as a matter of fact they look identical except when you flip the watch and look into the movement, mostly the difference might be in the colour or weight of the watch.

There are many fake Rolex, Frank Muller, Cartier and Chopard watches around, 50 buck sounds fair but why would you lie to yourself and get one at 50 whereas an average person might of worked for 2-3 years and did his best with overtimes so he can get one at 10,000 and treat himself to a proper watch.

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Wow. this brought back memories.

I bought a fake Rolex about 20 years ago. It fell apart after about a year. LOL
Other than a few knowlegable people, most thought it was real.

Sad as it is, people DO judge you on what you wear and drive before they get to know you. First impressions sound familiar?

Most servers, store attendants, aquaintances do not know a fake from a real Rolex but TRUST me, you DO get treated better wearing a fake Rolex!

Being from a poor family I know the feeling of wanting to appear and become wealthy. I know why people buy them.


My SLK230 has worked the same way as the Rolex.

My first impressions with my SLK has opened doors that I could not have been able to open with my old Chevy truck.

For example...Pulling into a golf club, rolling down my window and talking investments to members as they load up their clubs has been a great way for me to set appointments with Financial advisors at the financial firm I invested in.

They see my SLK and don't mind spending a few moments getting to know me and listening to what I have to say.

Financially, I've dug myself out of the "poor" status to upper middle class. I am still struggling but on a higher income level. LOL

So I can see the allure of buying the watch.
I'm not sure if it is illegal to buy it.
I am surprised a Jeweler would size it for you. I would think most Jewelers turn fakes away.

Eventually I will buy the real thing. I am sure most my clients now a days would be able to tell the difference.

Don't the real Rolex's have a sweeping second hand? I think that is a good way to tell if it is fake or not.

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They do have a sweeping second hand, and also are real hard to hear working.
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They do have a sweeping second hand, and also are real hard to hear working.
Most fake watches are cheap and easy to spot. But tough to spot on someones swinging arm. I'm just the opposite. I'm fortunate to have a couple of Rolexes. Purchased used at great prices. If someone mentions it, I comment, "it's not real". That ends the conversation quickly. If someone's smart, they'll figure it out. I'm just a regular guy who drives a SLK. It's all perception. I purchased my SLK used, and it's four years old. I don't intend to bring attention to myself. I could care less what others think. If someone's smart, they'll figure it out.
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there are tons of inputs on the net about how to spot a fake rolex.
here's a compact one fyg, highlighting the most serious differences:

http://www.productdose.com/article.php?article_id=6460

item 7 in this list covers what you describe as ''sweeping'' second hand...

without wanting to offend anybody here, guys, i am soooo against fakes.
it's you kidding yourselves, isn't it? and anyways, i wear a watch not to
show it off to anybody, but for myself and only for myself.
again, no offence meant.



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there are tons of inputs on the net about how to spot a fake rolex.
here's a compact one fyg, highlighting the most serious differences:

http://www.productdose.com/article.php?article_id=6460

item 7 in this list covers what you describe as ''sweeping'' second hand...

without wanting to offend anybody here, guys, i am soooo against fakes.
it's you kidding yourselves, isn't it? and anyways, i wear a watch not to
show it off to anybody, but for myself and only for myself.
again, no offence meant.



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I agree, i am heavily against 'replicas'. exactly the same reason as those fools who put an AMG badge on an their non-AMG cars.

It only fools the people that don't matter...everyone else knows and laughs either in your face, or behind your back.


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A few years back, I was on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and came upon a stand that was selling watches. I noticed watches that said "Rolex" on their faces in a rack marked $15. I laughed and asked the guy if they were real. He said "yes, they are real watches". I didn't buy.
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I'm not sure how to take that ir-ops. PM sent.
dear kevin,

real sorry if my post was not clearly written.
please please do not misunderstand that.

pm reply sent already to clarify my response.

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I can't believe nobody bit on Bill's invite to laugh at the fake AMG's we see on the street everyday. I got it Bill...Thanks! I saw an E350 with AMG badges just last week. He saw me pointing the camera phone at him and sped off...slowly!!!
I saw a pretty pathetic sight today, a poser in a CLS55 badged CLS that looked very very similar to an authentic one but the brakes (oem CLS500) and the 6.3 L CLS63 badge on the sides spoiled it.

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these posts are from 12/08 so whether or not the vendor is still on the street corner in vegas, who knows!

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I live in Las Vegas and have been trying to find someone who sells replecia Roxex watches. Do you remember what area on the strip you found it?

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Well that's really random...

I remember those guys selling "fake" Rolexes when I was in Vegas a few months ago. They did look really authentic, but my dad pointed out the flaws. Good thing he had his real Rolex to compare, hehe.

You know, i've seen some Non-AMG Mercedes from the dealer that had the "AMG" emblem placed on it. I asked my dad whom works at an MB dealer and he said it was a customer request when they ordered the AMG package with the car. I requested the same for mine, so don't hate, haha!

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Don't worry - he seems to have gone?? ().






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