North America just north of that sharp right turn North America makes on the Atlantic coast.
That $5 Rolex might last about as long as this $20 Likea once it starts to rain. In fact it might be fun to watch the two of them in a rain storm to see which fails first.
"Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
"Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"
One of my friend made fake watch trade between hongkong and istanbul. He revealed a very important secret , all the istanbul luxury market sells fake omegas and others. I looked his watch , its a 50 dollar fake and quality was excellent and it is mechanical not cell driven.
There is tremondous cnc work behind these fakes and I am sure a fake watch factory can easily start to fake Leica business. Not the newest ones but the oldest ones.
Energy and raw materials costs 1/10 compared to Western countries and people work 15 hours , 6 days for 80 dollars.
If I go there one day , may be I can think to invest a small shop and few workers. If I produce 300 , 1924 Leica , I am sure Leica group members would be crazy to buy them.