Things to look for when purchasing a replica watch

Copyright 2006 Jason Bibb The increasing popularity of replica watches is perfectly explainable - we all want to purchase high quality merchandise, prestigious items that define our style, but we do not want to spend a fortune on them. This is why replica watches sell so well - they deliver all the positive aspects of a premium watch, but they often cost ten or fifteen times less than the original model. The luxury watch market is in a fierce competition, and so is the replica reseller market. While there are always a few sites selling lower quality replica watches while claiming they are Swiss made or, in some cases, even original watches, there are also reputable resellers that offer the best of the best in replica watches. Well known premium wristwatch models such as those produced by Rolex, A.Lange & Sohne, Bvlgari, Cartier, Omega, Tag Heuer or Tiffany & Co often lead to well crafted watch replicas. Other luxury watch manufacturers' models are replicated, and some of the most popular names include Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Chopard, ChronoSwiss, Franck Muller, Glashutte, Jaeger leCoultre, IWC, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin and Vacheron Constantin. Things to look for when purchasing a replica watch There are basically two main categories of replica watches - Swiss made timepieces and Asian production watches. The Swiss made watches are usually the best replica watches on the market. They are manually assembled, just like the original models and the quality of the materials used in their production rivals the original models. Although luxury watch manufacturers test their watches through a more rigorous program, high quality replica watches are also tested extensively before being put un the market. Replicas manufactured in China or other parts of Asia are usually lower quality, both because the manufacturing and testing process is less advanced and because inferior quality materials are used. Look for a replica watch that resembles the luxury watch model that you like - the attention to detail is extremely important. High quality replica watches will not allow you to spot any differences between them and the model they replicate. The quality of the manufacturing materials is vital - scratch resistant glass and a precisely calibrated movement will make the difference between a replica that will last you for years and years and a low quality one that will scratch and break down soon after purchase. A full refund policy is another element to consider - any trustworthy replica watch reseller will offer you a good refund option, in the unlikely case that you are not happy with the purchased watch.