Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fuk Ching Rolex watches from Fukein!

As China prepares for war with America, they are now infiltrating American business, copying our products with free abandon.

I love this one, a knock-off of Crest toothpaste, Crust:

Yum, Crust toothpaste.

For more, check out this page of Chinese knockoffs, hilarious!

China has been making phony Rolex watches for decades. The first reference to a fake Rolex in popular media was in the early 1970's on the TV show "All in the Family", when Archie Bunker bought a fake Rolex. Meathead noted that the name on the watch was "Romex"!

When it comes to a fake Rolex, some are better than others:

Some fake Rolexes are better than others

Today, the streets of Chinatown are full of vendors muttering in your ear “Rolex? Rolex? Rolex?” (and whispering “handbag, handbag, handbag” to the ladies!). It's now more fun than ever to buy Chinese knockoffs, all thanks to NYPD. They have driven them underground, and you now have to creep through back alleys, all very clandestine!

It seems that every Chinese crook is out to sell some fake designer goods! It’s organized crime, all orchestrated by the Fuk Ching gang.

I’m not kidding, these are Fuk Ching watches from Fukien province!

It’s been a long time since the Bowery Boys roamed to lower east side. Today, the Fuk Ching dominate, a New York City-based street gang comprised families from Fukien Province in China, the regents of the Rolex.

But they have come a long way, and the Chinese now make the Rolex watches with all of the bells and whistles of a real Rolex. They even have the holograms now, just like a real Rolex:

Fake Rolexes have holograms now!

Can you tell a real Rolex from a fake? It's not easy!

One of these is a real Rolex. Can you tell which Rolex below is real?

Which Rolex is real?

See my full notes on detecting a fake Rolex.

(BTW, the Rolex on the far right is authentic)