Years ago I talked to a lawyer over dinner at a Club Med in Mexico and he told me this:
When he was in Hong Kong on business, he bought a $hitload (about 30) of very sincere looking fake Rolex watches., real cheap.
He said the only way you could tell the difference between the real and fake, was that on one, the second hand was a sweep second hand, and the other, has a second hand that ticked one hand at a time.
Most people would never know the difference.
When he got back to Chicago, he had a jeweler gut all the fake Rolexes, and put bulletproof Timex watch guts in them.
They looked so real you could not tell the difference, and lasted forever.
Kind of the idea of putting a Chevy motor and tranny into a Rolls Royce, like that...
They made wonderful gifts, his clients loved them.
I can't afford a real Rolex, so I will take one, Eric