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by GLADIATOR
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

What do you guys think of Omega Seamaster 300s that have all original factory parts that were obtained by authorized service centers and then rebuilt by them into complete, correct "new" watches decades later? That has given the Omega community quite a bit of debate and discussion. . . . In my opin...
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=154658582 Adam, I am not referring to homage watches. Take a look at the watch above. Its a genuine rolex with pvd on all the parts and a new pink dial that has the company who modified it on the dial as well as Rolex with the crown. How doe...
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

I have a question... What do you think about customized watches (authentic watches that have been manipulated)? I am talking about bamford, blaken, etc that take new luxury watches and sandblast or pvd the cases/bracelets and add their own dial and hand sets. If you would send any of these watches ...
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

JerseyMo wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:48 pm
I work for a music company so am well aware of the impact of piracy and how so many I knew lost their positions because of it.
Absolutely its not just watches that piracy and counterfeiting is hurting

Thanks your comments
adam
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

I don't have a problem discussing fakes if it's a conversation about why they are fake. If it's about how to make a better fake to fool people I see it as a problem. I would pick the real timex over the fake Rolex every time. To me people who buy fakes are more concerned about what other people thi...
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

JerseyMo wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:34 pm
Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It? Interesting question but, subjective to opinion. For me the answer is no. The purpose is to educate rather than promote.
Interesting comment - I tend to agree, if we agree its illegal and hurst everyone but the counterfeiters
Thanks
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

I always use the analogy... Imagine showing up in a respected Rolex forum and trying to show off your fake. Except Rolex is an extant company with intellectual property rights. I've got no problem with Depolliers, Panerai 3646 blank dial replicas, etc., as long as they aren't being represented as g...
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

I fully agree against buying, wearing or repairing fakes. I buy for one reason only, to let participants of my course tell the difference from genuine. I am also against "proofing" with details watches on forums - I am happy to state my opinion "authentic or fake" but not explain all the reasons the...
by GLADIATOR
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?

Moving on from "The Perils of Wearing Counterfeit Watches":

I wrote the following "Is Discussing Fakes Condoning It?"
Is Discussing Fakes Condoning it?

Sincerely
Adam
by GLADIATOR
Wed May 24, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: NAWCC
Topic: Thirteen Is Not Unlucky for Some
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Thirteen Is Not Unlucky for Some

Just completed the 13th Luxury or Lie(tm)? Identifying The Genuine From The Fake course. That is some 150 participants in 4 USA states and 2 countries. Not bad for an "unsustainable" course. The course gets better and better and the unsolicited testimonials prove to that. http://i671.photobucket.com...