I think it is safe to say that nothing beats the original, right? That is actually quite true as something that is original is not only made of high-quality materials, but it can also act as sort of bragging rights simply because you’ve spent a lot of money in acquiring a high-quality piece.
I mean, if you have tons of disposable money, why not buy an original timepiece, right? Although it is quite appealing to buy the tried and true, not a lot of people can enjoy the same luxury.
Look, people will always look at you in the best possible way if you are wearing, say, an Omega Seamaster or something. But, that watch can effectively cost you at least $2,000 for the higher-end model and that is something that people just couldn’t afford.
If that is the case, then why not consider replica watches? In this article, I will talk about some of the reasons why you should consider buying the replica as opposed to the original timepiece.
A lot of people are aversive of the term, ‘Replica’, especially when it comes to watches. Although it is more of a stigma, it is actually a mere perception. You see, watchmakers who create replicas actually follow the original design. Sure, it may not be 100%, but at least it is not less than 90% either.
Let’s say that you come across an original Rolex watch and a replica of it. If you look at it closely, you will never notice that it is a replica simply because of the craftsmanship that was used to create such a thing. You will only find out if it is a fake if you actually crack open the watch and look at its internals.
How many people are going to say, “Hey, I am going to open up your watch to see if it is a replica or not”? I am willing to bet that no one will say that to your face, at least not the most sensible ones.
Luxury watches can easily cost you thousands of dollars, especially if you are buying from a prominent watchmaking company like Patek Philippe or Rolex.
But, the good thing is that there are replicas that you can find on the market that mimic some of the most iconic watches from these companies so that you do not have to spend a lot of money just to somewhat feel what the original would feel like on your wrist.
Easy to Find
Unlike the original timepiece, replica watches can be acquired in more markets. Typically, if you buy the original, you have to buy them from the companies themselves or an authorized outlet, which in some cases, is not accessible in your area.
Replica watches are quite easy to find simply because a lot of people are selling them as opposed to the originals.