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    Fakes

    I have just bought an IWC and Franck Muller fake in Thailand . Am I evil .....?
    Will never wear them , left them in a not hard to find place for a potential burglar....


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    They will never ever see sales corner .....OMG what have I done ....


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    Are you planning to be burgled?
    Do you have confidence your burglar will grab those two and scarper?

    I think your actions fall some way short of evil.

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    Not evil but not the smartest solution to deceive the scums. There is a good old thing called a "safe/vault".

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    Thanking you Mr Kitz.

    Your purchase of these fine genuine replica timepieces has afforded me to fill up my last container with young people ready to start their new lives as sex slaves in the middle east.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitz View Post
    Will never wear them , left them in a not hard to find place for a potential burglar....

    But what if the Burglar thinks they are genuine and therefore thinks that there must be more good stuff around here somewhere if I just tear the place apart????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaholic View Post
    Not evil but not the smartest solution to deceive the scums. There is a good old thing called a "safe/vault".
    You could mount it in the wall of your study behind a badly painted Rembrandt copy. Nobody will ever find them in there.

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    My dad thinks it's amusing to buy me fakes as presents when on holiday, "How much did you pay for that watch? I bought one the same for $10 in Vietnam", he finds it hilarious every time. Amusingly , a Rolex fake he bought me in 1996 is still running perfectly!

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    Not a bad way to try out a watch for size but the operations do fund some fairly unpleasant groups
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitz View Post
    I have just bought an IWC and Franck Muller fake in Thailand . Am I evil .....?
    Will never wear them , left them in a not hard to find place for a potential burglar....


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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    You could mount it in the wall of your study behind a badly painted Rembrandt copy. Nobody will ever find them in there.
    Back to the drawing board then...........
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browjam View Post
    Not a bad way to try out a watch for size but the operations do fund some fairly unpleasant groups
    I've always been a bit mystified by the "crime x funds crime y" argument. Why would a criminal enterprise cross-subsidise a unprofitable subsidiary? If child-smuggling or whatever was unprofitable, why would they be doing it at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomkandy View Post
    I've always been a bit mystified by the "crime x funds crime y" argument. Why would a criminal enterprise cross-subsidise a unprofitable subsidiary? If child-smuggling or whatever was unprofitable, why would they be doing it at all?
    It has more to do with liquidity than subsidising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitz View Post
    I have just bought an IWC and Franck Muller fake in Thailand . Am I evil .....?
    Will never wear them , left them in a not hard to find place for a potential burglar....


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    If the burglar thinks you leave those just laying around he'll be tearing the place down looking for the good stuff..

    Of course it all hinges on the scrote knowing what an IWC and Franck Muller are in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liner33 View Post
    My dad thinks it's amusing to buy me fakes as presents when on holiday, "How much did you pay for that watch? I bought one the same for $10 in Vietnam", he finds it hilarious every time. Amusingly , a Rolex fake he bought me in 1996 is still running perfectly!
    That does sound amusing :D

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    I have a fake omega. Bought in Thailand 25 years ago. Spends most of its life in a drawer. Changed battery 18 months ago. Just checked it. Spot on timekeeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul staines View Post
    I have a fake omega. Bought in Thailand 25 years ago. Spends most of its life in a drawer. Changed battery 18 months ago. Just checked it. Spot on timekeeper.
    Reminds me of that U2 song....'even better than the real thing'!!!

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    Some of the fakes recently are literally better than the real thing......... Scary

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    Strange train of thought, I would look to sell up and purchase elsewhere if a potential burglary is that imminent, not leave offerings like Santa is coming..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaholic View Post
    Some of the fakes recently are literally better than the real thing......... Scary

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    Really? Which ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaholic View Post
    Some of the fakes recently are literally better than the real thing...
    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Really? Which ones?
    Boobies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Really? Which ones?
    The recent daytonas on WF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaholic View Post
    The recent daytonas on WF.

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    wait for it...

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    WF done a comparison of a fake and real piece on their YouTube channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaholic View Post
    The recent daytonas on WF.

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    And how exactly are they better? I am assuming you watched the entire video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    And how exactly are they better? I am assuming you watched the entire video.
    Certainly did watch it, I should have made myself clear for those that like to be precise with wording, recently I came across a black dial sub and a green dial sub with the complete kit (scums). They even managed to replicate a harrods and bucherer receipt. It would have taken a legendary enthusiast or a expert to tell the difference without having the original side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    Boobies?
    Made me laugh! Arguably more controversial than Rolex v [insert name here]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaholic View Post
    Certainly did watch it, I should have made myself clear for those that like to be precise with wording, recently I came across a black dial sub and a green dial sub with the complete kit (scums). They even managed to replicate a harrods and bucherer receipt. It would have taken a legendary enthusiast or a expert to tell the difference without having the original side by side.

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    Sure, they come very close these days.

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    Just a thought, but I suspect that many tourists to Thailand are paying over the odds for their fakes! You need to find a Thai as a stooge, who will generally be able to buy it cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caller View Post
    Just a thought, but I suspect that many tourists to Thailand are paying over the odds for their fakes! You need to find a Thai as a stooge, who will generally be able to buy it cheaper.
    So..now we need a fake buyer to buy a fake watch! So appropriate somehow. But do you need a really convincing buyer for a really convincing fake???

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    Conclusive evidence this forum has changed. SC beware.

    #burnsey

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    Logic go boom...

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    Fakes

    I should do this with that fake Patek I bought when I used to work in China...



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