3 Reasons Why Replicas Are a Really Bad Choice

No one can deny it. The replica industry is getting stronger and more alluring by the day. And the reason for this is mostly our misinformed believes regarding the quality and utility of a fake watches. Replica merchants tell us that these products are 1:1 copies and we are tempted to believe them. This is very far from the truth. The quality, functionality and the durability of a knockoff is considerably inferior to the ones of the genuine product. In the end, the choice is yours, but I feel that before buying a fake, you should know why replicas are the worst possible choice.


  1. Quality

The actual problem with replicas is that these are made from very poor quality materials and there is no quality control whatsoever. I know that almost all fake stores say that their imitations are perfect clones, but you can’t actually believe that. No couple hundred dollars product will ever match the quality of a $10,000 luxury designer watch that is equipped with an extremely precise automatic mechanism. An authentic timepiece is the result of decades of innovations and it uses only the finest materials available on the market. On the other hand, a replica is a similar looking watch that is made from a light and cheap stainless steel and uses a very fragile and inaccurate self-winding movement. Wearing such a poor quality imitation makes it obvious for all those around you that it is just a fake and that you are pretending to be someone you are not. And this is, honestly, the biggest mistakes of all. No matter the brands on your clothing or accessories, you should always be true with who you are.

  1. Functionality

The main purpose of a watch is to tell correct time. It isn’t just a fashion accessory, but a high precision time keeping device. This is the reason why authentic luxury timepieces are considered a real work of art, because of their complicated and extremely precise automatic mechanisms. Of course, a replica watch will never be as accurate as the original product. The original watches use a very expensive and intricate movement and no matter how much replica manufacturers try to clone its functionality, they will never make one that can match up to these remarkable performances. Fakes have an inferior quality mechanism that can’t keep accurate time or support the stop-watch, date and chronometer functions correctly.

  1. Durability

Replica watches are not meant to last. These usually break after a short period of time. If you get to wear your replica for more than a couple of months then you are really lucky. The low durability of knockoffs is a consequence of their low quality materials and poor mechanisms. Most fakes break after a couple of weeks or arrive defective. The worst part is that it is very difficult to replace or repair the product because replica manufacturers have their warehouses in China and the faulty watch must be returned there. The final costs of returning a knockoff are very high and these make the whole thing seem pointless.

This is why I highly advise you to take a minute and review all the pros and cons of buying a fake watch. Once you do this, you will realize that a replica watch is the worst choice ever.

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