So we all get them, the emails from China offering brand name watches at ridiculously low prices. They even tell you know that these are replicas and made to ‘look like famous watches.’
www.discoverybuying.com is one such site that is flooded with replica watches from makes such as Breitling, Rolex, Tissot, Tag…..
The thing is these are counterfeit, replica sounds much more innocent than counterfeit, but that’s exactly what they are.
Do they though damage the brand name? To be honest I don’t think so. Anyone with the cash and eye for a good genuine watch will not be buying one of these, they will be spending the cash and getting the real thing.
The thing that had got me for a long time though was one question, ‘What are these fakes actually like?’ I bit the bullet and paid out the big $$$ to find out. I ordered a Tissot 8007 with the heft price tag of $7.99 delivered! That is so cheap it is hard to believe. The postage alone would almost cost that.
The Tissot 8007 doesn’t actually exist, but the Tissot PRC200 does, and it is clearly this model that the replica is based on.
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