Replica Watch Threat Level?

How nervous [are you/would you be] to wear a replica/homage/clomage out in public? Hearing an incident about someone being stabbed and killed over a fake Patek makes me wonder how the general outlook is on this. I always hear the question of people being nervous wearing Pepsis, Daytonas, RMs, ROs etc., but never really hear from the perspective of people wearing watches that can easily be mistaken for the real thing.
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What are the chances of this post NOT having at least one comment about carrying a gun?

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If you have any fear when you wear your watch, probably shouldn't wear that watch.

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What brand dosen't have a homage? 🤷🏻‍♂️ Replica and Homage are two very different terms. What you have in the image is not a replica.

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I live in London. Unless thieves do their due diligence, and most of the time they dont, Id carry the same risk wearing a real or a fake.

But that's the cruel irony of it: if you're going to pretend you're all about that watch game, you might go all the way and suffer the unacceptable burden of it.

Thank god no one seems to be targeting Grand Seikos yet...

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I only put on my AP fake at home late at night with the lights off

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Just proves that it isn't worth risking your life wearing a fake. (And yes, putting a different brand on it doesn't make it less of a fake)

I'd actually be more worried about running into someone that's wearing the real deal, lol 😀 Imagine how embarrassing that would be!! Might as well shoot me right there!

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If you don't have any homage watches in your collection, then you can't say you are worried about what you wear. The closest I have to a homage is the Seiko Sea Urchin (which modestly resembles a Rolex Submariner), but nobody is mistaking the Sea Urchin for a Rolex. Therefore, I don't worry at all. Honestly, if anyone wants my watches, they can have them. All they have to do is ask. My expensive pieces are insured and my lesser pieces can be replaced.

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English_archer

What are the chances of this post NOT having at least one comment about carrying a gun?

Well 0 now because your comment involves carrying a gun😂

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MikeKenley

What brand dosen't have a homage? 🤷🏻‍♂️ Replica and Homage are two very different terms. What you have in the image is not a replica.

That’s why I specified multiple terms and used that picture. Because people actually view that as an homage, but if I took a glance at it in public the first thing I would think is “Hm, is that a Daytona, replica, or a ‘homage’.”

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The likelihood of getting robbed/assaulted because of your watch is quite low most places. If you're an average dude, going average places, wearing average clothes, and driving an average car, you're even less likely to be robbed/assaulted for your watch.

If you're like me and driving a Hyundai Kona, wearing Eddie Bauer/OR/North Face clothes, nobody is looking at your watch as a target for robbery 😂 I could likely wear a real RM and never draw attention to myself...

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PlayboyHeafner

That’s why I specified multiple terms and used that picture. Because people actually view that as an homage, but if I took a glance at it in public the first thing I would think is “Hm, is that a Daytona, replica, or a ‘homage’.”

"homage" is just the politically correct version of "fake". Back in the day we used to call a spade a spade, lol 😀

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The very small number of public places and situations that I would worry about, I'd wear something else.

Fakes rule!

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Are thieves really such discerning watch connoisseurs that they wouldn't rob the Pagani wearer? Are they politely asking to examine your timepiece with a loupe to verify its authenticity before asking you to please remove it in order to transfer ownership of said timepiece? Just be observant and avoid unnecessary risks when possible.

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English_archer

What are the chances of this post NOT having at least one comment about carrying a gun?

Apparently zero since you mentioned it in response #1 !

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Probably a high percent of murder victims weren't wearing a watch at all.

Is not wearing a watch more dangerous than wearing one?