It’s known to all that the vintage replica watch market is prosperous. Take a look at at recent results from the large fake watch auctions by the likes of Phillips and Christie’s and you’ll see that prices are on the rise. Good news for those who have collections is that there would be more akin to a retirement nest egg. But for us lesser folk who are just looking to find our way into the game, it’s becoming increasingly hard to find good value vintage fake timepieces. However, while the market may be dark and full of terrors, there’s still hope. Take two-tone, for instance. Once trendy steel and yellow watches typically costing less than their all stainless-steel counterparts, their cool factor is finally on the rise again, making it the perfect time for bargain hunting. As always, when buying vintage, it’s wise to tread carefully. And the combination of steel and gold is not without its own pitfalls. We have noticed things like the dangers of gold plating and the obvious Patrick Bateman association. However, there’s still plenty of value to be found if you do your homework and can learn to embrace the two-tone.
A slightly smaller version of the Genta-designed Nautilus, this two-toned beauty watch still measures a very reasonable 37mm. Bi-color combinations of the Royal Oak stretch way back to the original reference 5402. Of course, the case of this ’90s version may be a little on the small side.
Perhaps they are the most well-known among all the two-tone watches. The Rolex Datejust was introduced in 1945, and has graced countless wrists, from American Presidents to American Psychos. Models like this one above can regularly be found at a very cheap price.
Prices of vintage fake Tudor have skyrocketed in recent years. But there’s still much value to be found, with popular replica watches like this Prince Oysterdate. It’s a good example of how a change of strap can dial things down a notch as well.
As time goes on, the Cosmograph Daytona has become an institution in the world of popular replica watches, and the yellow gold Rolex Daytona is just a good example.
Like the most sophisticated models from the Swiss watchmaker, the Daytona has resisted radical upgrades over its more than 50-year lifetime—there is no Daytona II for example. Actually, it remains largely similar to the first watch released in 1963.
While yellow gold replica Rolex have dropped in and out of fashion for decades in favor of white or Ever-rose, it remains the king of the valuable metals. Rolex gives yellow gold Daytona watches in a vast array of different styles; from subtle, sporty cases on Oysterflex bracelets to lustrous all gold showstoppers complete with diamond indexes.
Generally speaking, as for the fake Rolex, they were late to the game for chronographs and their first abortive attempts to crack the market were lukewarm at best. Other watchmakers had been making them better for longer.
However, the fake Daytona tried his best to find its audience when it was first launched, and it took movie star royalty to save it. In much the same way as the Explorer II owes a huge debt of gratitude to Steve McQueen’s patronage, the Daytona’s fortunes were transformed overnight owing to a certain Paul Newman. When wife Joanne Woodward bought the actor this special model to commemorate the start of his motor racing career, the watch started its climb towards being one of the most sought after pieces ever made.
The unobtrusive variations on the watch face, famous as ‘exotic dials’, that mark out the range of Paul Newman Daytonas see examples change hands among collectors for truly mind-blowing amounts of money. An extremely rare lemon dial specimen, in yellow gold, recently sold for over $3.5 million. And in October, that original model gift goes up for auction in New York.
Now much more than a highly useful chronograph, it became the watch to be seen with. Instantly successful in the decadent 80s, waiting lists soon stretched into years, with Rolex struggling to keep up with requests, hampered as they were by the use of outside manufacturers for the movements
Today, yellow gold Daytonas can be had in various styles versatile enough to appeal to a wide audience, provided they have sufficiently deep pockets.
The replica yellow gold Rolex Daytona variations are a perfect blend of form and function, a tough as nails performer inside an exquisite piece of jewelry, intended for them.
The life of the replica Rolex Daytona, nowadays the most popular ticket on the vintage watch market and the world’s favorite chronograph, has experienced three separate generations, defined almost totally by their individual calibers. Let’s talk about the Patrizzi Dial Daytona.
The first wave began in 1963 and went on, but failed, all the way until 1988, using the manually-wound Valjoux 72 movement. The modern era models, released in 2000, are fitted with Rolex’s own in-house Cal. 4130 like the hottest chronograph on the market.
There was a 12-year span in between where the brand’s flagship racer was driven by another third-party mechanism—arguably the first automatic chronograph engine ever made; the El Primero from Swiss neighbors Zenith. It was the first of the fake rolex Daytonas, as they became unofficially known, that eventually put the watch on the map and started the insatiable feeding frenzy that we associate with the Cosmograph today.
Therefore, it finally led to patience-defying waiting lists and incredible premiums charged for those wanting to cut in line. As the Daytona’s reputation grew, more and more people began searching out the earlier examples—and the rest is history.
Made between 1994 and 1995 used an organic varnish, the black replica model called Zapon, to protect the Daytona’s face. Unrecognized at the time, the lacquer did not offer enough coverage and, over the years, the silver outer tracks on the iconic sub dials have oxidized, turning a definite brown color as they react with UV rays. The key point to collectors, the changes do not stabilize and continue to take effect the older the watch gets. It means every one of the so-called Patrizzi dials is special and, in the world of classic Rolex, unique equals expensive.
Due to their inherent rarity, it is the Zenith Daytonas, with or without a Patrizzi dial, which are currently representing a better bet for collectors than the very latest models. Visually almost identical to the contemporary example, the luxury replica watch is also the last all-steel reference sold without a Cerachrom bezel. The closest you can get to that classic effect within the modern range is with the white gold pieces, at a significantly higher price point.
Certainly, if you do manage to get your hands on a Patrizzi dial Daytona, it stands for one of the most rock solid investment potentials of them all. A beloved replica watch, with a relative mere handful of examples displaying the unique flaw, its stock is only going to keep on rising. If you get the opportunity, you could do a lot worse than securing yourself one sooner rather than later.
Manufactured in tribute to the replica Bell & Ross watch new BR-Bird racing plane design, the new BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph translates the plane’s concept and livery into a handsome and distinctive pilot’s chronograph. Following the fake Bell & Ross’s in-house designs of race cars and motorcycles, the brand has designed a racing plane meant to compete in the Reno Air Races. It’s a sleek design with a rearward cockpit sitting well behind a broad set of wings. While only a conceptual design study, the BR-Bird has inspired a pair of handsome cheap replica watches from Bell & Ross, this V2-94 chronograph, and the BR V1-92 three-hander.
Like its three-handed sibling, the BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph is a distinct departure from the more vintage-inspired aesthetic of other models in this range from Bell & Ross. While the Racing Bird retains its 41mm steel case and two-register, 30-minute chronograph layout, this limited edition model chooses for a more modern use of Arabic numerals set on a legible white dial with blue, grey, and orange accents. The typical date at 4:30 has been replaced by a “three-day” date display sunk into the base of the running seconds sub dial. The effect is sporty, fun, and undeniably connected to the replica Bell & Ross’s aviation designs.
To get to the point, the more I see the photos, the more I admire the BR V2-94 Racing Bird. I prefer the white dial, together with the blue and orange accents on the subdial at nine, I like that they have the silhouette of the BR-Bird in the counter balance of the bright orange chronograph seconds hand. Strange enough, I think I might like the date display too, which is a first for me. I like how it conforms to the shape of the register and that the date wheel is color matched to the dial. I’ll reserve final judgment until I get to see it in person at Baselworld, but BR-Bird or not, I think the Racing Bird chronograph looks really good. Limited to 999 units, the replica BR V2-94 Racing Bird is powered the ETA 2894-2 and is available on a blue leather strap or a steel bracelet.
When talking about branded replica watches, we normally pay more attentions to the case, bracelet, dial, and material of a fake Rolex watch, the crystal protecting the face also adds its own flair. Whether your Rolex watch has an acrylic (plastic) crystal or a sapphire crystal, it depends on the era. If you have no idea about which one you have, read on to find out the differences between acrylic and sapphire to see what crystal your replica Rolex watch has.
Vintage Rolex watches consist of acrylic crystals on them and while many may assume that sapphire crystal is naturally much better, and the plastic glass has its benefits too. To begin with, some vintage Rolex watch collectors simply like the look of acrylic over sapphire. Acrylic is less shiny and lends a cool retro vibe to the watch. In terms of practicality, acrylic does get scratched quite easily, but it’s also simple to buff out the scratches in several minutes using polishing pastes. The good news is that acrylic is durable and quite resilient to breaking. Besides, if it does break, it does so in a clean manner rather than shattering. Another advantage of acrylic is that it is rather cheaper to replace than sapphire.
Synthetic sapphire crystal has a much sleeker look and provides superb transparency to view the dial. What’s more, since sapphire ranks so high on the Mohs’ scale of mineral hardness, it is much more scratch resistant—a great bonus for watch wearers. However, because of its hardness, sapphire will also shatter or chip if hit at certain angles. If this happens, not only does the watch need a new costly sapphire crystal replacement, the movement also needs to be looked at to see if any shards landed in there.
Rolex then equipped sapphire crystal again on the Rolex Date replica model and the Rolex Datejust model. While these two watches shared the same angular case shape and integrated bracelet as Rolex’s quartz watches, they were actually automatic watches. When Rolex launched the Oysterquartz collection powered by in-house quartz movements in 1977, sapphire crystal was used again.
In the end, in the early 1980s, Rolex used sapphire crystals on the Submariner replica watch and actually began equipping all their watches with it. In summary, to see what crystal your Rolex watch has, you can either examine how it looks or find out the date of the watch.
In 1956, the Rolex was one of the most complex replica watches in the Rolex lineup when it was first debuted in 1956. The movement was different from any other Rolex timepiece on the market, while it was powered by the fake Rolex’s already famous automatic winding technology. It was developed to include both a day and date wheel. The impressive Day-Date movement set a better standard in watch-making, leading to even more creative timepieces over the course of the next decades.
Rolex improved the bar again in the late 1990’s with the release of the President Day-Date ref. 18238. Just like its predecessors, this model characterized the now-iconic day and date apertures on its dial together with a gorgeous yellow gold finish. However, there was a newly designed calibre 3155 perpetual movement within its case developed by the luxury Rolex replica to include a Double Quickset function.
The genius design behind the Rolex Double Quickset function that debuted with that model permitted the wearer to adjust both the date and day apertures separately from the current time with ease, as opposed to older Day-Date models that required endless winding. The Double Quickset function was simple to use: easily twist the crown towards the 12-hour marker to adjust the date or towards the 6-hour marker to change the day.
The day and date apertures are high on the list of the Day-Date’s most defining characteristics. Many collectors may argue that what makes this model so attractive to its large following, but, is its opulent and rich layout. Utilizing only precious metals, the Day-Date watch is on par with some of the world’s most lavish timepieces and will surely leave a lasting impression on all who gaze upon it. And owing to Rolex’s notoriously tough design, which always consists of a waterproof screw-down crown and a protective crystal over the dial, the amazing replica watch will hold its value well and potentially last a lifetime in your watch box.
It wasn’t until later that the Day-Date acquired its nickname “The President’s Watch”, shortly after Presidents have been spotted wearing these on their wrists. While some of these watches were accompanied by a five-link Jubilee bracelet together with most other rolex Day-Date fake watches, are generally paired with a President bracelet with three-piece links and a hidden Crownclasp. No matter the feature set, the Day-Date will forever be associated with power, high-class, and wealth thanks to its past owners.
The use of valuable metals surely adds to the Rolex President Day-Date price and creates a promising resale value as well. The popular watch can also be found with diamond encrusted bezels and dials, which ask for a rather higher price.
I don’t know if you have heard the news. Some of the world’s most sought-after Rolex watches — the Daytona will be sold on the Phillips auction house. And if Phillips sounds familiar, that’s because just last fall they’re the ones who sold Paul Newman’s personal Daytona for a great quantity.
The auction will take place in Geneva which is called dubbed Daytona Ultimatum, and while the company hasn’t mentioned which models will hit the auction block, we have no doubt these are going to be some of the best money can purchase. In a press release Philips teased that they’ll be showcasing, “an extremely limited selection of the finest, rarest, and best-preserved Rolex Daytona wrist watches known to exist.”
Actor, race car driver, philanthropist — Paul Newman could do it all. He could also have it all, but he chose a Rolex Daytona. Not long after Newman was seen wearing this timepiece, this ugly-duckling of a watch — that once collected dust on jewelers shelves for years — soon became appealing. It also got a new nickname, the Daytona, after the famous driving track. The rest is history.
Apart from Paul Newman’s personal timepiece, the most valuable Rolex replica watches are those of the first ‘series. During the first series, which lasted from 1963 until the 1980’s, a small number of models were made and given a 4-digit model number. The watches from the first series also differ from the second and third because they’re manual, not automatics or self-winding chronographs that you’d find later on and today.
So, how do you know if you hit the jackpot? Well, an original first series Daytona will always have a 4-digit reference number and it will be one of these models. If you really want another way to verify the identity of a series one, look at the sub dials — the domed crystals will be made of acrylic.
However, at present, we’re just going to have to wait and see what Phillips has to give to us. And while very few of us have the means to reach into our piggy banks for an opportunity at one of these rare replica watches, it’s going to be funny enough seeing what they have over the coming months. It’s going to be even more interesting to see what they go for!
As we all know that Diamonds are a girl’s favorites for a reason. Therefore, when you are going relax yourself or your lady with a Rolex, it’s probably a safe bet to splurge on the sparkly rocks. Despite his notion, we’re firm believers that diamond-clad replica watches shouldn’t look bedazzled. Actually, with diamonds on a typically smaller ladies timepiece, too much bling can look so luxury.
When we talk about the typical watchmakers who can do diamonds right, we have to turn to Rolex. The company does a great job integrating the precious stones alongside nice metals in a way that’s gorgeous and understated, even with their more showy examples. Today, we plan to show you three varying examples of how diamonds can be integrated into the ladies Rolex amongst some of their most famous models.
Our first example is a typical — showcasing white gold and stainless steel that’s outshined by the ten diamond hour markers on the face. We gravitated towards this example since the white, glimmering diamonds look stunning alongside the cool white gold and silver frame and face. The diamonds catch a glimmer of light and guide your eyes around that silver dial, up and around the classic curves of a DateJust with that attractive Jubilee band. The diamonds add some sparkle and lots of class, but don’t overpower the look whatsoever.
This timepiece is somewhat like a show stopper. To begin with, your gaze might drift towards the two-tone band and case, but soon your eyes move from that yellow 18k gold right to the shining diamonds that encompass the face and light up the dial. We even like how the diamonds on the dial are fastened with yellow gold, helping them pop against the milky-colored face. This replica watch has a much bolder look with two sets of diamonds. However, having the diamonds spread out around the case also prevents the diamond and yellow gold combination from looking flashy.
Therefore, this fake Rolex is amazing. Not only does this watch sit a bit bigger on the wrist, but the diamonds shine and draw your eye in from a mile away. We love how the diamonds are placed on top of a mother of pearl face — equally beautiful and organic, yet shimmering with different qualities. A circle of round diamonds encompasses the face with two sets of diamonds — all of them lined up right against each other. This beautiful display is outstanding and prominent, yet, against the cool white gold and stainless bracelet, it feels far from overdone.
The replica rolex Yachtmaster is a typical and modern everyman’s watch, embodying the energy of life as an explorer on the open seas. Perfect for the seasoned collector or the novice watch lover, this stunning accessory will literally stand the test of time.
Rolex tried to design a typical update on the Submariner in the early 1990s, which gained reputation for its resistance to water and corrosion. First introduced in 1954 at the Basal Watch Fair, this classic fake sports watch was perfect for deep diving and aqua adventures. However, the appearance of the Submariner lacked a certain gorgeous and sophistication. It lacked real panache and polish. Rolex changed all that with its design of the Yacht-Master.
This stunning new wristwatch was so great for the high seas but chic enough for a luxury dinner at the country club or a formal business affair. Marrying the contemporary luxury of Rolex with the functionality of a nautical device, this new breed of watches was a popular twist on beloved racing watches like the Daytona.
To style this watch is simply a matter of opting to dress with an effortlessly casual sensibility. A pair of flat front Dockers in a caramel khaki or a dark pebble brown will be ideal when paired with a checkered long sleeve button-up shirt. And a pair of loafers or lace-up boots finishes this stress-free style.
Forget the fashion formalities, this replica watches calls for a breezy, coastal chic attitude. It is all about comfort and ease, so there’s no need to have a shirt tucked or a blazer pressed,
The Rolex Yacht-Master watch requests nothing but a relaxed and easygoing attitude. The watch does the work—it calculates, computes, and clocks but the wearer need not sweat; they get to stare at the ever expansive ocean and breathe in the warm salty air without a care in the world.
You may notice so many nice words in replica watch descriptions. Practical is not something you hear often in Panerai parlance, but the special watch is refreshingly just that. Today we will talk about the very wearable and luxurious fake Panerai Luminor GMT PAM01088.
A pretty newly established model by Panerai, the Luminor GMT PAM01088 made its debut in 2016 to replace the PAM00088. The replica watch sports a 44mm stainless steel case and like all Luminor models, it contains the trademark lever-controlled bridge protecting the winding crown. This, of course, is to ensure the watch’s water resistance to 300 meters. After all, Panerai timepieces were born as diving watches for the Italian Navy in the early part of the 20th century.
Moving onto the dial, the replica Panerai Luminor GMT PAM01088 bears quite a bit more information relative to other Panerai models. Apart from the semi-skeleton hour and minute hands and gray subdial housing the small seconds, there’s also a date window and a GMT function. The GMT function allows the wearer to read another time zone thanks to the arrow-tipped hand pointing to the 24-hour markings on the periphery of the dial. Features of Panerai watches, the Luminor GMT PAM01088 is equipped with plenty of lume and lights up beautifully in the dark.
Panerai replica watches are popular for their sumptuous leather straps and the Luminor GMT PAM01088 is no exception. Presented on a rich brown leather strap with a steel tang buckle, the Luminor GMT is wonderfully comfortable to wear and a joy to look at. There is even an extra black rubber strap if the wearer decides to go for a dive or just wants to add a new look to the watch.
The main difference between the Panerai Luminor GMT PAM01088 and the previous PAM00088 is the movement that drives the watch. The cheap Panerai Luminor GMT PAM01088 runs on the Caliber OP XXXI automatic movement (versus the previous OP VIII).
In fact, the Caliber OP XXXI is a modified version of the famous ETA/Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. However, Panerai removed the chronograph function and added the 24-hour hand. Operating at 28,800 beats per hour, the COSC-certified Caliber OP XXXI automatic movement offers 50 hours of power reserve.
How do you like the fake Panerai Luminor GMT PAM01088? Do you appreciate the addition of the date window and GMT function?