Re: [CR]reissues. reproductions. etcetera


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:49:44 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]reissues. reproductions. etcetera
References: <20030221.165540.-45467193.22.richardsachs@juno.com>


Richard M Sachs wrote:
>
> why do people want (CR type) bicycles that are made
> under license, that are reissues and/or reproductions of
> originals? in many cases the newer versions are are made
> better. but they're not originals.
> am i wrong to equate this with fake rolexs or louis vuiton handbags?
> this hetchins and masi stuff is at the core of my query.

I'm always mystified why someone wants a reissue/reproduction. The original is almost always less than the reissue. Makes no sense to me.

If you're talking about watches, the analogy is not fake Rolexs, but the very common practice of many watch companies today to reissue their own watch designs from the 1930s through 1960s. The reissue is _always_ more money than the original watch on the collector market. Crazy!

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal

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