A long time ago, before I was into watches, I bought a fake Breitling Navitimer.
I bought it not so much for the brand but because it was a nice looking watch with a chronograph and -crucially to the geek in me- a slide-rule bezel.You could see that as ‘a nice enough Replica Watches providing reasonable value for money’. I never pretended it was real, showing off was not the point.Was it as good as the original: of course not, although any difference wouldn’t have mattered to me at the time, assuming I’d even have noticed.Along the same lines, you can get that ‘reasonable’ level of quality in what some people call an ‘homage’ watch: made by the same factories in China but with an actual brand name on it, often a brand name made up just because it needs a brand. Horrible contraptions with brand names like ‘Jaragar’ or “Sewor” on it. Avoid.Copying the design but not faking the brand makes it more or less legal, but in my opinion only marginally better in terms of what it says about the wearer. At least you now don’t get fined at customs when going to countries like France or Italy.I would really recommend to not get a copy or very close ‘homage’, but rather a Breitling Replica that is its own thing, made by an actual watch company which will also give you much better quality. The same quality as the luxury brand: No. But it will be perfectly fine an last you many, many years.So instead of a fake Breitling Navitimer or some dodgy homage, I’d just get something like this, which is a quality watch, affordable, and doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not.You can certainly get a fake luxury watch that looks extremely good. Where only the experts could tell it’s not genuine. However, there’s a reason why fakes are a lot cheaper. It’s because corners are cut. If you could make a movement just as good as a Breitling Replica Watches movement, with a case, dial, hands, and bracelet just as nice as a Rolex, then you shouldn’t spend your time making fakes- you should make your own watches. Most luxury watches are extremely well made.
So the internals suffer.
The really good ones have an ETA or other decent mechanical movement inside, but most do not. That means they definitely aren’t as good- as another answerer reported, the crown fell off and the whole thing died. A real one wouldn’t do that.As to your second question, I don’t think it’s worthwhile to get a Cheap Breitling Navitimer Replica ever, even outside the questionable legality. There are decent watches at all price points. Do some research, and pick something in your range. If you want something expensive, save up and buy it- the discipline required to do that will be rewarding in itself, and you will appreciate it more after the delayed gratification.I bet 95% of people cant notice at the first time the fake or the original one.Well I have owned for about 2 years the fake version. It cost about 600$ but iI purchased it from someone who has stolen it somewhere in Greece. He claimed that it was the original one and he stole it from a British celebrity in some greek resorts near Mykonos. I noticed it was a lie because he pretended to sell it to me for 250 euro which is 8000 euro total difference from the original one. So after a long debate we had an agreement in 150 euro and finally I manged to give to him my old Stuhrling Ascot wristwatch which cost was 70$ plus 30 euro in exchange.It looked brilliant in first look, everything was working fine. It had sapphire crystal, automatic mechanicals, water resistant in daily wearing, hand washing and rainy days but not for swimming and diving or scuba apparently for a Breitling Replica. All the central chronographs worked fine and nobody could noticed it was fake. It was the perfect replica I owned for some time and I loved it. But in matter of time happened what was suppose to and I accidentally knocked it aside a door-case and I lost the crown. I tried to opened it and replace it but I ended up loosing some mechanicals inside and I was unable to start it again.
Cheap Breitling has the distinct advantage of not being Rolex. Why would that be an advantage you may say?
The risk of being mugged or having your hand chopped off is greatly reduced when your average ned doesn’t know its value.It is a particularly fine timepiece and is pin point accurate. However and heres the down side, like all quality luxury items they need maintained in pristene condition to retain their valus. A Rolls Royce starved of oil, well… you get my point.A service for a Breitling Replica Watches will cost the best part of €300 plus P and P to the factory and back. So its one of those things.My personal favorite, and I have never been able to get one at a price that I could justify is the Poljot President.