Buying a counterfeit watch makes sense for the general population. First of all, not every person can afford to buy a luxury item. Moreover, the Rolex counterfeits (นาฬิกา Rolex ก๊อป, which is the term in Thai) look cool, and glittery just like an original Rolex.
Not many people can tell the difference between a fake watch and a luxury watch with one glance. Therefore, counterfeit watches are now a big industry. You can have an identical watch just like your favorite luxury brand.
However, there are few things to know before buying a counterfeit Rolex or another watch of your choice. People are routinely fooled into buying a fake watch at the price of the original one. Therefore, make sure you avoid such issues. So here are few things that we would like you to know about the world of the fake and counterfeits watch industry.
It Can Be Illegal
Okay, we get it; you can argue if you are sure not indulging in selling, you are not breaking any rule. However, you are quite wrong. There is a big difference between counterfeit and homage. Counterfeit is mostly illegal, unlike homage, where the producers have the right to make a similar watch. The watch community also takes such counterfeit seriously. That is why the police can get involved if you have a counterfeit watch.
A Watch Can Be Seized
Surely, you have no ill intention behind wearing a counterfeit watch. The custom agents do not feel so, they can seize your watch, and you might end up in a legal battle. In fighting such charges, you might end up paying a lot of money in legal fees and penalties. However, not all countries are so harsh on counterfeit watches, so do your research when you go to another country.
It Will Not Last
The counterfeit Rolex does not last long compared to the originals. Now it is no wonder, as you do realize, the Rolex is the epitome of quality and luxury. The counterfeit does not use such quality of product, and pricely materials. However, the case is different from person to person. If you have no such problem with the short life span of your counterfeit then you have nothing to worry about. However, for people with a status problem, it can be an issue. Moreover, it is not ethical to fool people into believing your counterfeit is the original one. So, make sure you do not have any ill intention of flexing your counterfeit in front of your friend or family, as you might be the one to get hurt in the end.