Very perseptive summary Thian.....January 27 2009 at 6:20 PM
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Sir Lexcalibre (Login lexcalibre)
Response to Well, that is one way to think and consider our hobby purchases....
"To each his own" as I quoted as an ancestoral source one time on the forum!
I think most WISmatics purchase replicas for the design and beauty -- not for the brand image per se. These POs are perfect examples of truly beautiful watches regardless of brand on the dial.
Wish I had one!
Unfortunately, for worldwide sales to the general public, the artifical brand is the driving force for volume sales needed to fund the manufacturing.
No moral answers here -- just those crazy Orients!