You know that from 15% to 30% of the searches that people do on the Internet on the subject “watches” are looking for replica watches?
Many of the consumers of this type of product, are not familiar with the watches and often fear that they will buy a replica without knowing it.
What are the chances that the user gets to buy a fake watch when he is looking for a particular replica? Well, first of all there are numerous online pages selling fake watches.
Most of these sites are from Asia (where it is common to reproduce fake watches), but they are also quite clear about the fact that they sell imitation or fake watches.
The fact is, most of the online stores that sell counterfeits (no matter how bleak they can be), are very open about their products. Why? By the fact that they are tending to buyers that if they look for forgeries.
However there is the legal version of replica watches, commonly called “homage”. A small number of Internet communities and the most specialized forums in the watchmaker’s sector are dedicated to the production, review and discussion of these “homage” replicas.
These watches are manufactured to be the most similar to their originals, and are approved by their respective brands, in addition, they are manufactured with the intention of satisfying the great demand of this type of article, so habitually “prohibited” for the vast majority of public.
Some collectors love them, while others have ethical problems with them, as they may feel too close to a counterfeit.
However, they are perfectly legal. The most common brands, also have “homages” produced in his honor, such as Rolex, Omega, Montblanc Flyback, etc… The aviation watches are the most “honored”.
The good thing about replicas is that they are usually manufactured with a higher quality than counterfeits. This is because they are not trying to be a low-cost alternative, but they are trying to be a modern version of something too difficult or impossible to get, because they are no longer manufactured.
Fake watches are not hard to find if you are looking for these. More and more search engines are being pressed to eliminate or reduce the relevance of websites, which offer fake watches in a retail fashion.
The amount of spam from emails (labeled as such) has also been affected. The biggest concern, is not the great availability of counterfeits, but rather, that the consumer buys for ignorance.
Where to buy replica watches?
Sites like eBay in the past were full of fake items, but now it’s no longer the case. Probably, because the clocks pass from time to time by a review of their respective marks.
Practically the only chance you have to accidentally buy a fake watch these days is through a transaction with a private seller.
Now, there are online shops like: Amazon, which have countless tributes at very interesting prices and with the best brands on the market.