Ray J Threatened by Fancy Watch Company ... We Hit it First!

2/16/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ain't nobody got time for Ray J to sell knock-off designs of an extremely high-end watch -- especially the famous Swiss timepiece company he's allegedly ripping off. 

Audemars Piguet watches are faves of LeBron James, Jay Z, and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- but the company's fired off a cease and desist letter to Ray J to block him from hawking what it calls a full rip-off of its Royal Oak watch. 

AP says the watches have multiple similarities -- including hexagonal screws placed at the corners of an octagon face. The legal docs even include tweets from consumers calling out Ray J's watch as a "blatant ripoff."

By the way AP's piece sells for more than $25,000 ... and Ray's between $150 and $500.  

Audemars gave Ray a deadline of February 3 to yank his watch, but Ray J's manager, David Weintraub, tells us he's pushing forward with the release.

Tick tock until the lawsuit.