Instagram Page Dedicated To Calling Out Rappers’ Fake Watches
They say "it ain't a Roley if it go tick tock" and according to one guy that seems to be the case for a lot of rappers. The FakeWatchBusta has called out the likes of Wacka Flocka Flames, Jim Jones and Tyga for sporting replicas of some of the worlds top of the line watches.
With help of Instagram FakeWatchBusta is spotting the replicas. Noisey caught up with the 30 something European who calls "The Horological Batman" to get his take on his distinct skill.
"I get a cease and desist letter almost once a week," said the mysterious man. "Instagram shut down my first account after I busted Carmelo Anthony with a fake Audemars Piguet and fake Panerai. He is clean now but there was a lot of drama with his sponsors after I exposed his replicas."
FakeWatchBusta said jewelers usually send him a cease and desist letter after every watch he calls out.
“Almost every time I bust one of these rappers they are linked to they freak out pretty bad. Threatening to sue if I don’t remove the pictures. They also want me to go out and say that the watches are really real. Never done that.”
The anonymous guy who's Instragram page spots replicas is a record breaking watch collector fascinated by their mechanical makeup.