It is noteworthy to mention that in the world of watch collecting, the existence of 100% original or authentic parts is crucial to a timepiece's value. Rare vintage Rolex models are so popular and sometimes of such great value that often times various parts, both original and counterfeit, are used by unscrupulous individuals to assemble purported specific historic timepieces. In actuality these watches are a combination of parts taken from various older Rolex models as well as unauthorized replicated parts to create timepieces that only experts would know as being authentic or not.
Designed to be light and durable, the Red Combat has a 45mm wide glass-fiber reinforced resin case that is just 80 grams in weight. The all-black design is accented with red, including the hands and hour markers (which also contain Tritium gas tubes). The case has a rotating timing bezel (made from steel not resin) and the case is water resistant to about 200 meters. The Red Combat features a sapphire crystal and inner steel container that holds the Swiss Ronda quartz day/date movement. Retail price for the Traser Red Combat is 0 and you have a chance to win one this month on aBlogtoWatch.
FakeWatchBuster: Thanks! It’s mostly for the laughs you know, but I also really don’t like the replica industry. I don’t really think any consumers lose any sleep over these Swiss million dollar companies getting hurt. Having said that, all the research I’ve done about the replica watch industry talks about terrible conditions and use of hazardous materials as well as child labor. I mean there is bad stuff like this in legitimate production too, but remember that the replica industry - including fake bags, watches, sunglasses and more - is a major global economical player without any form of regulation at all.
The topic of what one does for a living is a natural query in social conversation and few people respond with the answer of "I write about watches" (or whatever description I feel to offer at the moment of what I feel is a less than straightforward career path without a clear title). There just aren't that many of us around. In fact, perhaps our regular followers might be better equipped to properly define the nature of a person's job who runs a site on watches and engages in activity related to that for a living.