Top politician gave fake Rolex to charity

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One of Brazil's top politicians was embarrassed to discover that the £3,000 Rolex he donated to charity turned out to be a fake.

Chief of Staff Jose Dirceu donated the watch to the Zero Hunger programme to relieve poverty in Brazil.

The government-sponsored charity's bankers revealed the watch was a fake after having it valued.

Mr Dirceu had received the Rolex as a gift from another politician, MP Jose Carlos Martinez, earlier this year but donated it to Zero Hunger after he forgot to declare the gift.

Mr Martinez told Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that he had been cheated by the person who sold the watch to him.

He said: "When Jose Dirceu called me and said that my gift was fake, I apologised and said I was going to buy a proper Rolex watch and donate it to Zero Hunger.

"I made a bad purchase and I'm very upset. I have thrown the fake watch away. I paid twice for the same thing."
 

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I would have thought most people own a fake Rolex or have brought one as a gift while on holiday.

I brought mine in Spain off a lucky lucky Moroccan street seller for £5 , been working fine for over 3 years now. I had to have a new battery about a year ago and that cost me more than the watch :p £10 off a china man on Oxford street.

It was Gold when I brought it, but my wrist is green now and the watch is silver!!! O-no

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LOL, yep had a TAG which left the same marks. :)
 

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A can of Gold spray from halford's should do the job!! :-righton

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No, I long since passed it on to my nephew. :)
 

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LOL, my trust has a £200 limit. :)
 

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The fake Rolex watch I bought off a friend ten years ago for £40 was kept in a drawer (I wouldnt wear it in London ) and the wife has been borrowing it for her handbag in the past three years. Its STILL going and loses only about three minutes a year. Compared to the other quality offerings from many manufacturers its probably the best buy I made around that time, and I could still sell it in a pub for £20 as the 'gold' is still intact
 

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your fake rolex sounds super il give u 500euros for it ,,
b ut dont spray is that will only depreciate its value..
 

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500 Euros ?

(Mods - We have a nutter on the forum )

I can get you four for that price
 

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Channel Hopper said:
500 Euros ?

(Mods - We have a nutter on the forum )

I can get you four for that price
Not gonna get rich like that you "Herbert" ;) €750 & its sold to the saddo in the corner ................ "That'll be 15% please"

:D
 

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I just had some plank e-mail me offering me a "Quality" Rolex copy for £120

Jebers ....... I must have a sign on me ed' ;)
 
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