First introduced in 1953 and kept in production ever since, the Rolex Submariner is the most famous dive watch in the world. Although it was originally designed specifically for scuba diving, the Submariner has transcended its tool watch roots and is now worn by countless people around the world – both above and below the surface. Produced for only a few years in the 1950s, the Rolex Submariner 6536 was one of the earliest versions of the brand’s iconic dive watch, and despite its very short production run, there is a surprising range of variations within this single model.
While it’s not Rolex’s most famous vintage submariner (that honor probably goes to the Ref. 6538, which Sean Connery wore in the original James Bond movie), the Ref. 6536 is one of the most studied and collectible vintage Rolex models. Below we take a closer look at the fake Rolex Submariner 6536, including its history, key details, some notable variations, and (of course) how much it would cost if you wanted to add one of these historic vintage Submariners to your collection.
By the end of the 1950s, the Rolex Submariner design had (more or less) stabilized and become the icon we know it as today. However, in the first few years after the watch’s release, Rolex introduced a number of different Submariner models, each with its own unique characteristics. The Reference 6536 was one of these early models, first appearing around 1956 (although some of the earliest examples are thought to have been made in 1955), but was discontinued before the end of that decade.
Although the Reference 5512, introduced in 1959, featured a larger 40mm case size and added crown protection, the early models (including the Reference 6536) were collectively referred to as front-crown-protected Submariner watches. As their name implies, these models predate the implementation of the crown guard and feature smaller cases that offer a distinctly vintage overall aesthetic.
Although reference 6536 first appeared only a few years after the introduction of the Submariner, there are several other references that predate it. Moreover, although the Submariner 6536 has only been in Rolex’s catalog for about three years, the extensive changes that can be observed in the surviving examples are entirely representative of the many changes that have occurred in the years replica Rolex has been perfecting its now legendary dive watch design.
Whether it is the dial, the hands, the bezel, or even the only thing that appears to define the Ref. 6536 is its 6 mm “small crown” – unlike the 8 mm “large crown” of the Submariner 6536’s sibling, the “007” Submariner 6538. Moreover, unlike its sibling with a large crown, the 6536 was also the last Submariner model to have a 100-meter depth rating, before Rolex increased it to 200 meters.
The presence of a great deal of variation is quite common among vintage Rolex replica watches, and this is especially true of the 1950s Submariner. With this in mind, the 6536 collection offers more variety than any of its predecessors, and it may just be the single most diverse collection of crown-guarded ex-Submariners Rolex has ever produced.
The Rolex Datejust is an enduring design that is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared in 1945, the same year World War II ended. Throughout all this time, the appeal of the Datejust has remained universal; it has never gone out of style or been considered some sort of antiquated and outdated relic of another era, simply because the Rolex Datejust is a watch for everyone. Whether you want a Rolex that makes a statement or you just want a “good watch” that can go anywhere and last a lifetime, the Datejust is an absolutely great choice. For decades, the fake Rolex Datejust has been the luxury watch of choice for countless buyers around the world, and it is the quintessential example of a timeless, top-quality watch.
Arguably, the Datejust typifies Rolex watches better than any other model. It set the standard for calendar displays on watches for the first time and has been a true cornerstone product in the luxury watch industry for over three-quarters of a century. Worn by countless celebrities, professional athletes, and political leaders, the fake watch has become so much a part of the fabric of our culture that if you say the word “Rolex” to the average person, the first image that comes to their mind is likely to be that of the model. Given the brand’s long history and the vast number of variations created over the decades, deciding on the right model can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled a handy ultimate buying guide that lays out all the important details to help you make a perfect choice.
To create this historic watch, Rolex combined two previous innovations – a water-resistant Oyster case from 1926 and a self-winding perpetual calendar movement from 1931 – with a new date display on the dial. It also features a bracelet called the Jubilee, which is characterized by a five-link construction composed of semicircular links. The first Datejust was made entirely of gold, with a 36 mm case featuring a fluted bezel with a coin edge. Over the next few years, the Rolex replica continued to modify the Datejust and added details that are now key to the watch’s design. For example, in 1953, the bubble-shaped Cyclops lens was mounted on the outside of the crystal to magnify the date display.
The 2000s brought some noteworthy additions to the Datejust line. 2008 saw the introduction of the larger Datejust II, which featured a 41mm case. Then in 2015, Rolex stated that the Lady-Datejust would now feature a slightly larger 28mm case instead of a 26mm one. Eventually, in 2016, the Datejust 41 replaced the Datejust II as the larger option in the collection. While they both have the same official case size, the newer Datejust 41 offers more restrained design touches and a new generation of movements.
We all know that celebrities and the media do influence the secondary market. As a matter of fact, there were times when a member of the team was chasing a specific value proposition and begged an editor not to cover the replica watch until he had acquired it. This surge of interest occurred after the Daytona-fest of John Mayer’s Talking Watch Part II, where the singer inadvertently blew up the 2016 Daytona in gold and green dials overnight.
While the stunning steel Daytona is Rolex’s chronograph, in 2016 the brand also released new variations of their classic chronograph in white and yellow gold. Today, we take a look at the Reference 116508 in 18k yellow gold with a new green dial – a color combination that no Australian can resist.
The 116508 is the same 40mm Oyster case, powered by the 4130 caliber and accurate to within -2/+2 per day. Actually, the only difference between this model and the earlier ones is the dial. But what a deal it is. The yellow gold version of the replica Rolex Daytona most often has a black or champagne-colored dial – the shine and richness of the green are amazing.
Of course, green is a special color for Rolex, but in this case, that green is not like the bright shades of the Green Submariner or the mossy green of the new Day-Date 40. It’s a rich color, somewhere between the green of pine trees and British racing cars, done in a starburst technique that both complements and contrasts with the case – to stunning effect. Moreover, it’s a solid gold fake Rolex, so it’s not exactly the most inconspicuous of timepieces. But why is this watch pretending to be something else? The green color amplifies the watch’s character without making it look over the top.
Gold has fallen out of favor over the past few years, with red or pink gold being more fashionable. For many people, the brighter shades of this metal are too brash and garish. I think this is a short-term view. After all, red gold has been fashionable for the last 20 years or so. For the last 6,000 years, gold has been the king of precious metals. I think it’s safe to say that the luster of gold is not going to fade anytime soon.
Many people have already purchased the Rolex watches they wanted to add this year with half of the says past. However, some are still holding out, waiting for their name to appear at their local authorized retailer, while countless others are still debating which model they would like to purchase. We always suggest that people should buy what they like and that personal preference should be the primary deciding factor when choosing a watch. However, the truth is that watches can often be used as investments and the potential future value of a watch is something you need to consider when making your decision.
Before we begin, it is necessary to clarify what we mean by “investing in watches” and to let you know that there is no “get rich quick” scheme here. On the contrary, this guide aims to highlight some of the currently undervalued replica Rolex watches, models that have recently been discontinued, and models that could be more expensive if you put off buying them for another year.
Among existing luxury watches, few are more widely considered blue-chip investments than the fake Rolex Submariner, and 2020 was a huge year for the collection, with Rolex discontinuing all existing 40mm models and introducing a new series of models in 41mm cases. As with any recently released Rolex stainless steel sports model, the open market price of the new Submariner watches is incredibly high; however, this means that the previous generation now represents a very attractive value proposition.
Apart from that, the older generation’s 40mm cases and aluminum bezel inserts, notably ref. 16610 and ref. 14060, also offer strong investment potential for 2021. Not only are they among the cheapest Rolex Submariner models available, but they are also the last generation of watches with classic proportions before the introduction of the Super Case and Maxi dial.
Finally, two-tone watches have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity in recent years, so if you’re interested in adding a two-tone Submariner to your collection, you can grab the stainless steel and 18k yellow gold ref. 16613 for nearly the same price as the all-stainless steel model. For those looking for a steel and gold aesthetic, this is a hard deal to pass up, and you can even opt for a blue or black dial and bezel when choosing a two-tone Submariner Rolex.
While most Rolex tool watches were originally utilitarian stainless steel watches made for practical purposes, a large number of these models have evolved into luxury sports watches available in a variety of materials and colorways. It is not easy to deny that fake Rolex watches, such as the Submariner, GMT-Master, and Daytona, are now proudly worn as status watches instead of essential tool watches. This is really true if these watches are made of solid 18-karat gold, which, by the way, is cast by Rolex’s in-house state-of-the-art foundry.
Valuable metal construction aside, it is very important to note that Rolex Sport Gold watches are still made with function in mind, whether it be diving to 300 meters, tracking multiple time zones, or timing events to 1/8th of a second. Furthermore, as one of the hottest watch trends to emerge in the past few years, gold luxury watches are now at an important moment. It’s known to all that Rolex makes some of the best gold watches around.
The replica Rolex Submariner Date ref. 116618 is all of these and more. This recently discontinued gold version of Rolex’s famous Submariner certainly has all the necessary features to be a dive watch – water resistance to 300 meters, a unidirectional rotating bezel, plenty of luminescence to be visible underwater, and a strap that extends over a diving suit.
However, its precious 18-carat yellow gold case and strap may make the wearer think twice about taking it on a real dive. Sitting atop the Submariner Date’s 40mm Oyster case is a Cerachromone. 116618 is a Cerachrom bezel insert that is wonderful for scuba diving life thanks to its resistance to scratches and fading. Rolex made the Submariner 116618 in two colors: the 116618LN with a black dial and black bezel, and the 116618LB with a blue dial and blue bezel.
From the very beginning, the Yacht Prestige was taken as an ultra-luxurious Rolex sports watch. 1992, when Rolex replica debuted its then-new nautical watch collection, it did so with the Yacht Prestige in all 18-carat yellow gold. 16628. With its 40 mm Oyster case, gold rotating bezel with polished numerals, and yellow gold Oyster bracelet, the Rolex Yacht Prestige in a luxurious The 16628 comfortably flaunts its luxury while still maintaining its sporty appeal. Part sporty and sturdy, part luxurious and precious, the Rolex Sport offers the best of both worlds. Do you like Rolex gold sports watches? If so, which one is your favorite?
If stainless steel simply isn’t your thing, then why not go the other way and choose a solid gold Rolex Datejust – a watch that almost always gives a heavy hammer to the status of those around you. If you want to be king and dominate your peers, then a solid gold Datejust is the perfect way to express your status.
When it comes to all-gold watches produced by Rolex, the most famous is undoubtedly the Day-Date, worn on a luxurious presidential strap, made of solid gold, this model is the most significant in the world. There is a reason why the production of the Day-Date is restricted to precious metals – it is an important part of its character. However, the fake Rolex Datejust never really seemed to do that. Almost two-toned, the Datejust assumed the role of a reliable everyday watch that was luxurious enough to make the wearer feel special, rather than having enough gold in its case and bracelet that it needed a bodyguard every time it went out.
With that in mind, it is a simple fact that Rolex is increasingly becoming a global luxury brand rather than just a manufacturer of fine watches. This will certainly be unpleasant for many of you, and it is especially troubling if you value Rolex’s historical contribution to the watch industry more than the status accorded to the brand’s watch wearers. However, it means that extravagant displays of wealth may become more prevalent in Rolex’s portfolio.
Driven by the inherent value of the material, the value of full-gold watches is even less likely to decline than that of stainless steel or two-tone watches. Admittedly, they may appreciate at a slower or smaller rate than their steel brethren, but the market will ultimately be more stable and more reliable due to the inherent value of the material itself. If the replica Rolex market bottomed out completely tomorrow, you might feel better off with your investment in solid gold. Better yet, the current purchase cost of these pieces seems disproportionately low compared to their steel counterparts, buy them used at an attractive price and feel good about the fact that this horological heavyweight may be able to ride out any economic wave.
As with yellow gold, solid white gold watches are desirable because the material itself holds fast through market fluctuations. Almost amazingly, platinum is lagging behind gold these days, meaning that a white gold Rolex watch is the way to roll if you want to follow the latest trends.
Like gold, pure white gold fake watches are popular because the material itself can remain stable through market fluctuations. Surprisingly, platinum has fallen behind yellow gold these days, which means that a white gold Rolex watch is the way to go if you want to keep up with the latest trends.
By the time the Submariner Date Watch 16610 first appeared in the late 1980s, diving technology had evolved to the point where COMEX divers relied on mechanical watches as their sole timekeeping device. Although Rolex continued to supply COMEX with Submariner and Wavemaker watches for about a full decade thereafter, they were rarely used for actual deep-sea diving and were instead given to COMEX executives and other high-ranking employees.
Serial number engravings for the Rolex Submariner 16610 COMEX watch can be found between 1986 and 1997, although the Ref. 16610 itself did not make its official public debut until close to 1988. Furthermore, it is estimated that only a few hundred watches in total were produced during the decade of Ref. 16610. 16610 watches were delivered to COMEX. Besides, since many of these watches were not used for commercial diving, it is not uncommon for these refs. 16610 Submariner watches to be in significantly better condition than some of their older COMEX-issued predecessors.
The Reference 16610 was the last Rolex model to feature the iconic COMEX logo on its dial, and the relationship between the two brands ended before the subsequent generation of Submariner watches was introduced. What’s more, apart from the engraving on the dial and case back, the COMEX 16610 watches are otherwise identical to the standard production Reference 16610 Submariner watches in that they do not include any additional features such as the prototype helium release valve found on the Reference 5514.
In general, the Reference 16610 COMEX Submariner is more affordable than other COMEX cheap Rolex watches, but that does not mean that they are easy to find or that they are in any way financially advantageous. Regardless of the specific model or its unique attributes, all COMEX Submariner watches are considered to be among the most desirable and collectible fake Rolex for sale in existence.
What makes COMEX brand Rolex replica watches so rare and collectible is that they have never been sold by any store, boutique, or an authorized retailer. Simply put, there is no way for the average person to buy a COMEX brand Rolex watch for themselves. Instead, these co-branded watches were only issued to COMEX divers and other top company officials. In addition, these watches were produced in extremely low numbers, and many had unique details that you won’t find on any standard production Rolex model.
Rolex co-branded dials are very rare, and even the most inauspicious examples usually garner some serious attention. However, the collector’s fascination with COMEX issued watches goes beyond the co-branded dial and is intertwined with the history and heritage that is the foundation of the Rolex brand. Arguably, no other Rolex watch embodies this pioneering spirit more than the COMEX Submariner and Sea-Dweller models, and the dive watch industry as we know it today will always be shaped by the partnership of these two pioneering brands.
The Rolex Datejust II 116334 is one of the most exclusive and outstanding variants of the Datejust product line. It is an exceptional watch offered by the famous Swiss watchmaker that brings out the true beauty and elegance of fake Rolex watches. The great demand for this watch attracted many counterfeiters who seized the opportunity to make a fortune from the reputation of this watch. Over the years, counterfeiters have advanced in their craft, resulting in fake watches that look almost identical to the real thing. These differences are so subtle that distinguishing the replica from the real thing can be quite tricky.
As one of the most prominent and important parts of the watch, Rolex has invested in creating a dial that is not only unique and ornate but is also perfectly accurate and easy to read. It has a bar-shaped luminous object on the top of the watch. This luminous object is less bright compared to authentic Rolex watches.
At the top of each hour marker, near the edge of the dial, there are Roman numerals corresponding to authentic watches. It is located directly above the date window in the 3 o’clock area. This is not the case with the counterfeit version of the watch. Instead of Roman numerals, the fakes have luminous dots. The calibration is also quite different, with the genuine watches having a more prominent and neater calibration.
An easy place to compare the genuine and replica Rolex Datejust 116334 is the case. Even with the help of a magnifying glass, there are hardly any perceptible differences in the cases. They are very similar in shape and size. The finishes of both watches are also identical, combining brushed and polished parts.
There are some unique elements on the bezels of both watches. For the authentic version of the watch, the bezel is properly finished, thus giving it a smooth and majestic appearance. The grooves are carefully crafted and perfectly aligned. Although the grooves on the bezel of a replica watch are neatly aligned, they are slightly rougher than those on the bezel of the genuine version in https://www.cindyforcongress.org.
The crown is another feature of the watch that can help you distinguish a fake from a genuine one. While most elements of the crown are similar in both the genuine and the fake, there are some details that are different. The main point of difference exists in the notches on the crown. The finish on the case of the watch is slightly rougher compared to the genuine article. However, the iconic Rolex crown and the size of the crown look the same.
Now in the Submariner field, the competition is getting fierce, from early 2021, both EW and VS factory released a lot of Rolex replica watches, including some popular submariner models, especially VS factory, we know they started to produce Rolex replica watches from 2020, but I didn’t know their quality before, a few of my customers ordered Datejust and submariner from me. They gave me good feedback that the quality is very good and some aspects on the Datejust are even better than the Noob. If VS makes further progress in Rolex, I think they will beat Noob completely, no need to wait until the end of 2021, I think VS will overtake Noob and get the biggest market share in the Rolex field by mid-2021.
Today, I would like to share two new Submariner models here, both in all yellow gold. One is the black dial 116618LN and the other is the blue dial 116618LB. Both of these Rolex Submariner watches are 40mm in diameter and the case thickness is the same as the genuine watch, both are 13mm. Regarding the gold Rolex, many customers are concerned about the thickness of the gold coating. In fact, the gold is not too thick, but not too thin either, and if you pay attention, the gold shades will not fade. Take a look at the photos of these two fake watches below, they are both beautiful.
Like I said before, there are too many watchmakers making replicas of the 40mm Submariner, so many people don’t know how to pick the best one, after the introduction of the Noob V12, I must say that this question has been answered very definitely if you want to buy a replica of the 116610LN, buy it from Noob V12. For the green Submariner 116610LV, I’m not sure which factory you should choose, maybe ZZF is still the first choice.
What are the improvements of this V12? Some dealers of the Noob factory said that the internal structure of the case was upgraded, maybe the bezel was updated too, for the whole case, I only see the bezel structure is a bit complicated. Secondly, the balance wheel of the movement was also upgraded.
I’m not sure how close the Noob SA3135 is compared to the fake Rolex 3135, but I still believe the VS factory 3135 movement is better than the Noob. Perhaps the biggest advantage of the Noob Submariner is its dial detailing, I always thought the dial work on the Noob Submariner was very good, after all, they have improved it more than ten times. Regarding the price of the V12 Submariner, although Noob lowered the price of their Submariner before, it is still more expensive than the VSF, but it is already much cheaper than before.
Some may think of it as a “Hallmark holiday,” but it’s still a holiday, which means it’s still appropriate to show some love to that special someone. Many of this week’s vintage watches would fit that bill, such as the extremely special gold Rolex replica from the 1950s or even Girard-Perregaux’s “Moon Watch”. We’re not here to tell you which models dropped are “women’s (vintage) watches” and which are not. Ask Carla Barrett and she will explain that all watches should be unisex, and this selection is a perfect testament to that.
Relying on case diameters, vintage watches are the perfect jumping-off point for those seeking a unisex watch. The Universal Geneva Big Eye, the Speedmaster with its tropical brown dial, or the Patek Philippe Ref. 2562 is all must-haves for wrists large and small.
When we first saw this Rolex Oyster Perpetual, we were immediately drawn to the depth rating “50 meters = 165 feet” below the Rolex signature at 12 o’clock. This must be a novel design element, as we usually see the depth rating above six o’clock. Not only that, but it features meters followed by feet, a style typically used by fake Rolex watches in the early days of its depth ratings, such as on the early Submariners models. Also, the Arabic numerals 3-6-9 are very reminiscent of the Explorer-style dial configuration, which gives this watch a sporty vibe as well.
We can’t talk about this watch without mentioning the auxiliary elements that make it even better. The patina on the dial is another desirable feature that is simply unprecedented. The pale burnt orange background of the patina is set against the gold hour markers and hands, which are even more impressive in person. The yellow gold Oyster case has taken on a slightly warm patina. Coupled with the iconic fluted bezel, this watch has all of Rolex’s signature design in one piece.
For my watches, I like chronographs less for the added functionality and more because of the structural changes the subdials bring to the design, which is inherently fun for me. The “Big Eye” obviously doesn’t fit that bill, but I like the watch despite its lack of symmetry or structure and the fact that its design was inspired by practicality. This design process, I think, has been somewhat lost in the fake watch world since the 1960s, and practicality no longer seems to dominate as it did with the “Big Eye. Wearing this watch when we put it in the store is a good reminder of the kind of purposefulness and tool watch focus that vintage watches often exude.