Buyers guide for fake Rolex, Ray Ban sunglasses and
The Rolex watch has always been a status symbol for the executive.
The fake Rolex was first introduced to America in the hit TV show
“All in the Family” back in the 1970’s when Archie Bunker got
a great deal on what he thought was a "hot" Rolex, Upon closer
examination by Meathead, he noted that it was actually a “Romex”.
Since the 1970’s, fake Rolexes have become a favorite tourist souvenir,
along with fake Ray-Ban, Gucci, and other designer items, sold in
Chinatowns across the USA and widely overseas.
Companies on the web such as "Global
Replicas" sell fake Rolexes in every possible style and price:
Most fake Rolexes are produced in China, (an enemy of copyright law), there are over a
thousand makes and models of fake Rolexes, ranging from shabby
quartz watches for five dollars, all the way up to con-artist
quality automatics, replete with fake Rolex boxes and wax emblems
that can cost up to $200.
Today, a $150 high-quality stainless steel phony Rolex is externally
indistinguishable from a real $3,000 Rolex.
The easiest way to spot a “poser” executive is to look for blemishes
on the face crystal of the Rolex. A real Rolex has a face crystal made from
rock-hard sapphire, and they will not scratch, even after years of
Buying a fake Rolex appeals to the adventurous in many travelers,
but you must be careful that it is legal to buy and possess
reproductions in the country that you are visiting.
The cheapest fake Rolexes are immediately identifiable because of
the click-click of the second-hand (due to the quartz movement),
while “automatic” Rolexes are self-winding and the second hand
Is it legal to own a fake Rolex?
In the USA it is perfectly legal to own “novelty” items, even fake
drivers licenses, so owning a fake Rolex is unlikely to get you
fact, many people have extensive collections of fake Rolexes as
souvenirs of their travels. However, it is illegal to sell any
unauthorized reproductions of high-end designer goods. It should be
noted that many designer companies do not rigorously enforce their
- The people who buy fake Rolexes are not likely to have purchased a
real Rolex instead.
- Many companies find that “imitation is the sincerest form of
flattery” and find the fakes to be a free promotion for the real
Within the more expansive automatic phony Rolexes, there are three grades of movements.
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