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Watchmakers are enormous down on illicit smartwatch faces

A ridicule Patek Philippe watch face on an LG G Watch R

Did we get a G Watch R or Moto 360 and soon give it a watch face that simulates a automatic timepiece? Don’t count on doing that again. TorrentFreak understands that watchmakers like Omega, Panerai, Swatch and Tissot are sending takedown requests to sites hosting smartwatch faces that allegedly violate “trademark, copyright and pattern rights.” The companies aren’t vocalization on a record, though this is some-more about authorised requirement than attempting to strengthen sales — if they don’t moment down on illicit digital faces, they’ll have a harder time holding movement opposite real-world counterfeits.

FaceRepo and other influenced watch face hosts are customarily discerning to respect these requests, and they’re implementing filters to forestall heavy uploads. With that said, some of these watch faces are still comparatively easy to find. we fast speckled a Moto 360 replica of Patek Philippe’s Grandmaster Chime, an ultra-rare watch whose genuine chronicle costs a whopping $2.6 million. It’s puzzled that watch brands will sue as prolonged as their takedowns succeed; many of these faces are accessible for free, and it’s puzzled that there are any mislaid sales when many of these analog watches are distant some-more costly than smartwatches. Still, it’s transparent that watch face robbery is going be a problem for a prolonged time to come.


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