There are many fake watches, are replica watches the same as fake watches? No, they are different. Replica watches are the duplicate of authentic watches. They are well imitated to the original ones. Their surface and style are look the same as original watches. The main difference is the materials. Authentic watches are made of gold or diamond or other costly materials, but replicas are not. Fake ones are made of very cheap material and they technically are also very rude.
In the past hundred years, Rolex has gone from producing classic watches to creating new line of ostentatious luxury timepieces. Many of the watches produced by Rolex today are so heavily adorned with gold and glaring precious tones. Some of the watches are just so over the top that it just looks (in my humble opinion) cheap and tacky!
Why is Singapore such a big hub for luxury watch sales? Apparently, their tax laws treat these watches as duty-free items so long as they are not sold locally. You will even see in these sellers’ listings that the goods are not for sale in Singapore.
The great thing about watches these days is that they can be purchased easily since their availability is common not only in online stores but also in general shops. Watches come in different types of straps and colors. And as far as ladies watches are concerned, they come studded with exquisite gems and exotic jewelry pieces.
Tag watches (shortened for Tag Heuer) are best known to create watches that are very precise and have very good quality of work. They are considered to have the perfect blend of elegance and sportiness among the watches brands. Thus, they are known for luxurious sports watches. They were also the ones who released the world’s first automatic chronograph.
Cartier was founded in 1847 in Paris by Louis-Francois Cartier. His three grandchildren were the ones who launched Cartier as a worldwide brand. They produce jewelry and accessories of all kinds, but where the first company to make the men’s wristwatch. The story goes that a Brazilian aviator complained the pocket watches were impractical when flying, as it was not easy to check the time. Louis Cartier (the grandson of the founder) decided to make a watch that would fasten to the wrist. The first men’s wristwatch was made, though it wasn’t the first wristwatch ever. That was created by Pantek Phillipe, but for a woman.
On top of all their innovative designs and creations, the Audemars Piguet Company felt that there was a niche in the watch industry that was missing: sports watches. By 1972, they launched the Royal Oak collection which was quality sports watches. These watches used stainless steel and had a rugged appearance due to the octagonal shape of the face of the watch. Even this design, these watches have several functions like the classic watch and included 600 different parts. Some of the functions include the perpetual calendar, the minute repeater and the split second chronograph. This was definitely the first luxury sport watch.
There are, however, bargains to be had on the near-luxury watches, such as Hamilton, Mido, Rado and Tissot brands. If you know a lot about Swiss watches, you’ll notice that these brands are made by the same manufacturer: the Swatch Group, which also owns Omega and the ETA movement manufacturer. There are a lot of people who believe that that Swatch Group tolerates the selling of their watches on the grey market – how else to account for the large amount that makes it to such retailers?