I wore this copy watch nearly every day for a decade. It was on my wrist all throughout college, during interviews, and on business trips and vacations. From weddings to weekdays in the office, you name it, this perfect replica Breitling UK was on my wrist. But the watch was on a different path in New York from 1996 to 2001; its life started very differently.
This cheap fake Breitling Blackbird Chronomat was my uncle’s watch until he was tragically killed inside the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks. He left behind a wife, a daughter, his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and an endless list of close friends. And then there’s his watch.
My uncle’s luxury replica Breitling barely left my wrist for years once I had it sized. Its constant presence on my wrist didn’t change the fact that it never felt quite like it was mine. It was heavy, shiny, and my arm hair had never been so tested. And it didn’t feel like it fit. It felt like I was holding onto it for someone else. Despite the uneasiness, I remember feeling, more than anything, an immense sense of responsibility and pride when I was wearing it. The best super clone watch’s physical and figurative weight quickly became a part of my daily routine and everyday life.
That’s the thing about heavy copy watches: You can’t make it more than three steps out the door before you notice something is missing.
It wasn’t really until I started living and working in New York City as an adult that I began to realize the true impact my uncle’s 1:1 replica Breitling UK had on people, particularly me. My friends knew the story behind the watch I wore every day, but it wasn’t something that came up in conversation more than once per year. After I started working in and around the watch industry in New York, that began to change. The questions started to come up more frequently: “What’s the story behind that AAA super clone Breitling?”
The ’90s at Swiss made fake Breitling is somewhat of a niche in the watch world today. They’re around but it’s not something you see every day, so it did attract a bit of attention. There were times when I didn’t want to say anything, and I’d pass it off as a “family heirloom.” Other times, if I felt more comfortable with the audience, I would tell them about my uncle and the story of how it ended up on my wrist. If we’ve worked together for any length of time, you’ve likely heard it.
I was honestly hesitant to write anything about my uncle and his watch around this year’s anniversary, but I’m confident that if there’s an appropriate place to do so it would be right here on our website.
My dad and my uncle started working together at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center in the late 1990s. It was a big break for both of them, and my uncle wanted to celebrate. He ended up going out and buying this high quality replica Breitling Blackbird Chronomat to recognize his achievement, without any consultation or discussion with my dad. The two of them were from a modest, hard-working family; this was entirely new territory for my uncle, so he naturally unboxed his new watch as quietly and discreetly as possible underneath his desk to avoid any unnecessary eyeballs on his big splurge.
But before he could even get the luxury copy watch tucked underneath his shirt cuff, my dad knew something was up. When my dad tells the story today, at the exact moment that my uncle let him in on what he had bought, his eyebrows raised and smirking with joy and gratification, I feel like I’m there with them, in that World Trade Center office over 25 years ago.
It was a big purchase for my uncle, but from the way the story has been told to me over the years, seeing his younger brother experience success in the form of a watch gave my dad just as much pride and fulfillment as my uncle experienced with the new Swiss movement replica Breitling on his wrist.
I was still wearing my uncle’s top fake Breitling every day, even after working in the watch world for a few years. I just hadn’t had the urge to buy something for myself that I knew I’d want to keep forever. But the temptations were out there. I think, looking back, that the first sign I was itching to buy something for myself was when I started to run out of OEM strap options. I had become a regular at the top quality copy Breitling Boutique in New York and had amassed quite the collection of rubber and leather straps inside my top drawer, even though I still prefer the five-link bracelet over anything else.
Those urges came at a good time, right when Tudor, one of my favorite watch brands, was up to something new. I was attending Baselworld in 2018 for my job when Tudor launched the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. I quickly fell for it. And even though I wasn’t planning to buy a replica watch uk any time soon, temptation got the best of me – I was eventually able to source an example from Tudor in early 2019.
And like my uncle, I didn’t waste any time before wearing my new watch. I walked out of the Tudor boutique that day with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight on my wrist, and my uncle’s Breitling replica for sale safely tucked away in the box that I carried back to my office.