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.