You might say that every Rolex is hard to come by — the famous Swiss watchmaking brand makes only a limited number of Rolex watches each year, and even the cheapest watches sell for a few thousand dollars. However, there are some Rolex models that are a source of real difficulty.
While getting your hands on brand new, in-production replica Rolex watches often requires a waitlist at retailers, tracking down a specific discontinued or vintage model can sometimes feel impossible. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that you may not be the only one looking for such hard-to-find models, which makes it more difficult to keep track of available examples.
Given all this, it is perhaps not surprising that one of the most frequently asked questions by collectors is how they can buy the Rolex that everyone wants. Today, we’re going to break down all your options, along with some of the things you should avoid to ensure that you get the Rolex model you want without getting scammed.
For desirable current-production Rolex watches, you are required to put your name on a waiting list at a Rolex boutique or an authorized retailer. These lists can be years in length, and they don’t always ensure that you will even get one before Rolex stops making the model altogether – which you know can happen without any warning. But, if you want a brand-new model with the full fake Rolex factory warranty, this is still the only way to do it.
Before the internet, local dealers were the go-to way to track down the hard to find Rolex models, mostly because they were the most trusted and connected. And if you have an especially good relationship with your local dealer who sells pre-owned Rolex models, it can still be a good option. However, you need to be at the top of the list for a unique model to ensure you get your hands on one – and chances are you’re not the only one waiting to buy it. What’s more, you can sit on a relatively short local dealer list for years and never receive the watch you want, it totally just depends on what your dealer can source.
Now, the best way to shop for a hard to find Rolex model is through a digital dealer. First and foremost, you’re not banished to a long waiting list with others who are looking for the exact same model. Everyone who can view the website and digital catalog can snap up the watch they want as long as it is available. Secondly, it removes the barriers of borders, allowing you to buy from a trusted dealer you otherwise may have never had access to in your region. In addition, we sometimes buy fake Rolex watches that are completely unworn, complete with original packaging, boxes, and paper, which is a good way to get around long retail waiting lists.
When it comes to Rolex explorer with explorer II, the main difference lies in the motor function, with explorer I offering a time-only motion and explorer II including a date complex and an extra 24-hour hand. The fake Rolex Explorer also lacks a 24-hour border and is smaller, making it easy to recognize when placed next to the Explorer II. Although the Explorer was first introduced, it is still in production with the Explorer II, with each model having a different specialty and style. To better understand the differences between the two models, let’s take a closer look at their history, overall design, and functionality.
Each Rolex Explorer model was designed to cater to a different profession. The Explorer I was originally developed for mountaineers and the Explorer II was developed for spelunkers. The original Explorer entered the market in 1953, shortly after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. These brave men equipped the expedition with the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch, which eventually became the core foundation of the Rolex explorers — the brand’s first sports watch.
In 1970, Rolex added another adventurer’s watch to their catalog in the form of the Explorer II. Like its predecessor, the fake Rolex Explorer II was developed to offer a precise reading in some of the world’s most extreme environments with a sturdy Oyster case and a self-winding movement. The reference 1655 was the first version of the Explorer II that was introduced. It was larger than its cousin the Explorer, and at the time of its release in 1971, it marked a significant departure from the classic Rolex aesthetic.
The Explorer II was particularly designed to keep time while spending long hours (or days) in the dark and included a fixed 24-hour bezel and a bright-orange, arrow-shaped 24-hour hand that served as a prominent AM/PM indicator. With the introduction of the second edition of the Explorer II – the ref. 16550, the case increased to 40mm in diameter, and the face of the watch took on a more traditional design with standard Mercedes hands and a dial that followed the same general design as the Submariner and GMT-Master. Over the next few decades, several changes were made to explorer II, including updates to the movement, casing, bracelets, and light-emitting materials.
Like previous generations of the Explorer II, the ref. 216570 is available with either a traditional black or white ‘polar’ dial, the latter of which is distinguished by its hands and hour markers outlined in black, instead of polished white gold.
The Explorer and Explorer II brought different aesthetic replica Rolex catalogs. If you’re looking for a regular utility watch, but also a sophisticated, time-only watch that can be worn on more elaborate occasions, the original might be better suited to your wrist.
This Valentine’s Day, give that special someone in your life a gift they will cherish forever. The flowers will wither and the chocolates will be eaten, but true luxury replica watches last a lifetime, preserving their value and becoming heirlooms for generations to come. To help you choose the perfect gift for your loved one, we’ve put together a quick Valentine’s Day shopping guide filled with luxury watches that represent lasting love bonds. Whether you want to buy a gift for her, for him, or even for yourself, our replica Rolex Valentine’s day collection offers a wide range of options that are guaranteed to keep your loved one entertained this holiday season.
The stainless steel Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN has consistently been one of the most popular luxury watches in the world since it was first announced at Baselworld 2016. Featured by its three sub-dials, screw-down chronograph pushers, and black Cerachrom bezel, the reference 116500LN has been perpetually sold out at retailers with multi-year waitlists present at all locations.
The stainless steel Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLNR with black and blue “Batman” bezel insert was the hottest new release of 2019 and is still sold-out at retailers worldwide. Powered by the new-generation Cal. 3285 movements and fitted with Rolex’s iconic Jubilee bracelet, the new reference 126710BLNR brings the fan-favorite black/blue color profile to the newest generation of the GMT-Master II. Capable of simultaneously displaying 3 time zones and water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters, the “Batman” GMT is the ultimate luxury travel watch and an absolute must-have for any serious fake Rolex watches collector.
The Explorer is Rolex’s original sports watch collection, and the ref. 214270 represents the latest edition of this industry classic. Fully made from Rolex’s patented Oystersteel, the latest version of explorer benefits is from an increased 39mm case size and a completely redesigned bracelet and buckle. The Rolex explorer can be displayed for no more than a day and embodies rugged minimalism, and its timeless versatile styling is great for both formal and casual wear, making its watch effortless to switch between activities without looking out of place or jumping a beat.
The new generation is still outperforming the old. The energy storage increased by 72 hours over the previous 50 hours, the efficiency of the self-winding system increased by 68%, and it was the first to use the proprietary Blue Parachrom hairspring, with all the antimagnetic and shock resistance.
More important, however, is the timing coupling component. With traditional transverse or transverse clutches used in previous models, the cal. 4130 has a vertical system. This means it can perform more precise starts and stops without being strongly opposed by most competitors. In addition, a stopwatch can run longer without affecting the overall timekeeping of the fake watch, and the entire unit can be used because it can be removed, disassembled, lubricated, and replaced, unlike some other integrated units.
Replica Rolex Daytona has had a remarkable life, going from one of the brand’s rare missteps to a luxury that money can’t buy. Originally designed to cater to the high-energy world of motorsport, the model has become a symbol of wealth, success, and the keen eye of the clock. Today, both new and old wines are becoming more valuable — and the trend shows no sign of slowing.
Perhaps the most popular feature from last year’s ref. 16610 is the border insert. Many of Rolex’s latest professional collections, including submarines, now have their bezels made from Rolex’s patented ceramic ceramics — a material that is highly scratch-resistant and guaranteed to not fade after long-term exposure to salt water or UV. While the Cerachrom is superior in terms of performance and longevity, it does slightly diminish the development of the watch’s own personality, the one that develops through the occasional bump or scratch, giving each watch a story and life. Fifty years from now, however interesting its life may be, it will look exactly like a brand new watch that just came off the production line.
While ceramic borders more or less never age, the exact opposite applies to the aluminum bolt used on the fake Rolex submarine 16610. They are still robust and fade more easily after living in the hot sun or under the waves for a while. These faded aluminum frame inserts can come in a variety of colors, from gray to blue, and this particular bronzing is something vintage fans are actively looking for and a source of excitement for many collectors. Especially when it comes to collecting vintage references, it is often not the most original examples to the highest price, but those of elegant age in a very unique way.
For Rolex, they continued to use radium in some moving models of the dial until the late 1950s. However, with the release of the first GMT-Masters, they chose to have the border Numbers also illuminated. For this, they used to paint with a different luminescent constituent, Strontium 90. Another isotope manufactured by nuclear fission, actually, it too was greatly radioactive.
Unluckily, it seemed too late for one naval lieutenant commander, Willard Mound, who sued the company for $5 million in August 1961. He had purchased his watch in Hong Kong three years previously and stated that he, his wife, and their five children had all met with serious physical effects from exposure to the watch.
In 1962, Rolex Replica replaced radium with tritium. Another self-luminous element, which is also radioactive, has a half-life of only 12 years at rather lower, safer levels. By comparison, the half-life of radium is 1,602 years!
Tritium served Rolex all the way up until 1998 when they decided to change the material again, this time to Luminova, a totally non-radioactive coloring invented by Nemoto & Co. Ltd of Japan. Although completely harmless, Luminova first needed to be exposed to light before it would glow, unlike its predecessors.
After only a short run, Luminova was swapped for SuperLuminova in the 2000s. Essentially the same, Superluminova was supplied by a Swiss company, RC Tritec AG.
At last, in 2008, Rolex upgraded again with Chromalight. Giving off an amazing blue light rather than green, and shining for much longer than Superluminova, it makes its debut on the new Sea-Dweller Deepsea before being rolled out across the portfolio.
In addition to being a useful addition to the hands and hands of the watch dial, the luminescent material type is a good way to determine the age of the fake Rolex.
Before the AEC-demanded recall, the word ‘Swiss’ was printed alone under the six o’clock index, near the very outer edge of the dial.
A small dot appeared under the hour marker but above the word ‘Swiss’ indicating they still have a radium content but at a lower level between 1960 and 1963.
The ‘Underline’ dials were produced for a very short period, between 1963 and 1964. They have a small horizontal line either above or below the hands and are thought to mark the changeover from radium to tritium. Of course, these are very rare and highly sought after on the vintage market.
Where to put the watch depends largely on one’s own preferences, which can be influenced by the size of a person’s collection, lifestyle, and economy or space. Unless you only have one watch, like a fake Rolex, and wear it every day, you’ll likely need a place to store them when they’re not on your wrist. Storage options for watches can include original boxes, showcases, cases, packaging, wallets, winders, safes, and so on, so let’s explore some of the most common and relevant pros and cons.
This one is probably not ideal for many people and is a proposal I would only advocate if space were severely limited. Keeping the original box and papers of a watch you have bought yourself or managed to obtain pre-loved is essential should you ever wish to sell the replica watch for its maximum secondary market value, but using these boxes as storage systems is not a good idea on several fronts.
To begin with, overusing a box will only harm its condition and reduce its value. I store all of my original boxes in a separate box in a cool, dry location, away from any kind of light to prevent the exterior from fading or becoming laden with dust.
Second, it looks a little messy. On most models, you can’t see the watches at a glance, and in some cases, the boxes of the same brand don’t have any visible signs that tell you what to see when you open them. For me, as long as the watch comes out of its original packaging, it shouldn’t go back there until it delivers it to a new home.
A display cabinet is a bit of an old-fashioned concept in this slick, tech-heavy world in which we live, but for those who prefer to arrange their watches behind glass in a static position, it is still an option. Individual watch stands are ever more available and can make for a display when marshaled with care and attention.
One of the reasons I favor cases is because I am often on the move, and sometimes need to travel with a huge number of watches in my possession for fairs or RedBar meet-ups. However, sometimes traveling with 15-20 watches is not only unnecessary but simply untenable due to luggage restrictions. Here watch wraps and watch wallets become necessary pieces of kit, and while I wouldn’t leave my replica Rolex timepieces in either for a significant period, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve relied on these light-weight and durable options to get my beaters from A to B.
Look, it is certainly true that leaving a watch unused for a long time is unhealthy for it, but for a few days or several weeks at a time, it makes no practical difference. On the contrary, leaving a watch running constantly obviously increases the wear and tear sustained by the components, which are of course working harder and for longer than is necessary.
Whether a watch is a good fit for your collection depends on its size and composition. For example, if you rarely wear a watch, it’s not a bad idea to give them a little activity every few weeks to make sure the lubricant is still working but doesn’t need to leave these rarely worn winder models running forever.
However, speaking of perpetuity, certain models would benefit from life on a watch winder, and those are very sophisticated models featuring things like perpetual calendars or complex moon phase indications that can run for over 100 years without needing to be reset. Watches of this complexity will benefit a lot from the wind-up mechanism of a watch, which is the main reason they exist in my mind.
Despite the high price tag of this stylish security device, it can be a drop in the ocean compared to the cost of replacing or repairing a fake watch that has been stolen or damaged due to a lack of storage solutions. Aside from insurance and regular maintenance to keep your replica watches in good working order, finding a home for them that will keep them happy and healthy for years to come is not something to sneeze at.
The two stainless steel Rolex Daytona watches are well-known on the market; there is a white dial and a black dial, both with ceramic bezels. Due to the huge demand, and they continue to rise sharply in the secondary market, selling much more than their retail prices.
But people tend to forget about the many other Daytona watches, which often come in gold and two-tone versions. These fake watches have been made by Rolex for years. Stainless steel watches are great and there are some “unusual” items in the personal collection, so we’ve compiled a list of current and recently discontinued Rolex replica models that you might want to look at.
The watch looks familiar. There are good reasons for this; Reference 116506 is made of white metal and ceramic bezel. This special Rolex Daytona is made of pure platinum with a chocolate brown ceramic ring and matching embellishment. While the precious metal Daytona can be an acquired taste, it’s hard not to love the platinum version with its crisp ice blue dial. While chocolate-brown doesn’t look like an obvious ice blue combo, it matches the dial perfectly. Not particularly common, these platinum Daytona watches have the impression of a “mic drop”, but this fake watch is very tasteful.
Sitting at the other side of the Daytona stainless steel material spectrum is the sturdy gold reference 116528. Rolex doesn’t make as many replica watches with white dials — not to mention sports watches with white dials. The warm 18-karat gold case and bright white dial are a classic combination. Although this piece was actually produced in the early to mid-2000s, its overall aesthetic is completely timeless, and it can be easily manufactured decades after (or before) its actual production date.
Going back to the more subtle end of the spectrum, this black dial 116509 is a charming platinum Daytona model that looks great when you think it’s now trading in Daytona steel models that cost more than $10. As with other examples of this reference, the 116509 is designed with Arabic numerals and sports bright red accents to make this you’re favorite. It is again the most recent/current model, powered by the 4130 movements, the same as the 116500LN, except without a ceramic bezel.
Skip the ceramic bezel, but stick with precious metals, and this variant of 116508 is just “under the radar.” Champagne/gold dial is sure to be back in favor these days, and Rolex seems to be ahead of the curve on this issue. In fact, if memory is correct, they’ve been using gold/champagne dials for decades. Either way, the gold configuration, paired with a black dial and red accessories, makes the piece more retro and makes it hard to believe that it is actually a reference to modern Daytona.
Many times, the most important and reliable things in life are not the most exciting or discussed. Many of these items are so perfect at performing their basic tasks that their designs have hardly changed over the years, and they have rarely been the subject of heated discussion among collectors and enthusiasts.
For Rolex, no watch in their collection captures that spirit better than the Datejust. While some of Rolex’s most famous watch collections are characterized by constant evolution and radical design improvements, Rolex’s evolutionary history is consistent with Datejust, and this replica watch is the mainstay of Rolex’s catalog introduction since the first three-quarters of nearly a century.
In 1945, Rolex made its debut to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. At the time, the Rolex Datejust was the world’s first self-winding watch with a date window that switched automatically at midnight. While this feature may seem trivial now, it was Datejust that first introduced it and forever set the standard for complicated dates on a watch.
The Rolex Datejust replica has remained in continuous production since its initial introduction, and it has appeared with a wide choice of different case sizes, metal options, dials, bezels, and bracelets. While the Datejust continues to evolve as Rolex continues to improve and refine its design, the modern Datejust watch is very similar to the watch that Rolex first introduced to the public nearly 25 years ago.
For further information on the evolutionary history of Rolex Datejust, check out our fake Rolex Datejust history page and be sure to see the attached video, where to go the entire history of Rolex Datejust, released in 1945, through the arrival of its recent update.
In this version of our range check the underestimate watch, let’s take a look at the Turn-O-Graph. It has long been overshadowed by more representative stable partners, but in recent years (paradoxically) it has gained a certain reputation precisely because it has long been at a disadvantage in the Rolex replica lineup. Collectors with drawers full of familiar crown watches eventually turned their attention to lower-key, anonymous products and snapped up a marginalized watch from what is arguably the world’s best-selling and most popular luxury watchmaker with a genuinely novel value that sets them apart.
Introduced in 1953, The Turn-O-Graph was the first Rolex watch with a rotating ring. In fact, the concept had been around for decades, with the original patent granted to Philip Van Horn Weems, an American naval officer, and inventor, in 1929. Since the mid-1930s, the concept has been effectively applied to the replica watches of many pilots. Rolex itself created a prototype with this feature in 1937, called Xerography, which is the brand’s only ever counter chronograph.
Turn-O-Graph has always been a useful component for a variety of applications, with its novel bezels relegated almost immediately to second-tier status because of (another irony) poor scheduling. During Rolex’s true golden age, it was bad luck that also saw some legendary names such as submarine, GMT-Master, explorer, and date.
While it may have beaten out the first two ideas of spinning around, both the dive watch and the traveler’s watch have a distinct identity, which is missing from Turn-O-Graph. Even more unfair is that the first model is almost identical to the submariner in appearance.
As a tool watch, its performance was surpassed by Sub and the GMT, and it was not as elaborate or sophisticated as the President.
The ref. 6202’s contest ended in late 1954 with only about 1000 pieces. They include a small number of honeycomb dials, as well as steel and gold dials, making them the brand’s first Rolesor sport replica watch. Its replacement, ref. 6309, marks a complete departure from the Submariner -style book that became part of the Datejust family.
Internally, the first Cal. 743 was replaced with the Cal. A260 to drive these features. Interestingly, however, there is no name for Turn-O-Graph. That said, the bezels- now a new type of decorative painting known as “engine turn” – can still be rotated and marked every 5 and 10 minutes, instead of every minute as before.
In the era before digital timing, the turn-o-graph innovative spin loop was the easiest and fastest way to measure elapsed time, so it was expected that it would eventually be used in military applications. Soon after, a ref. 6309 found itself on the wrist of a pilot from the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, nicknamed Thunderbirds. Because minute and second timing were crucial to the world’s first supersonic aerobatic team, the Turn-O-Graph was quickly adopted by the unit and became their official timing tool.
No matter the Oyster Perpetual, the Datejust, the Day-Date, the Daytona, the Yacht-Master or other replica watches, the appealing appearance of Rolex watches are suitable for both man and woman, particularly when Rolex offer more sizes for a number of models, women are more willing to wear larger watches that regard as men’s fake watches. Here is a couple of platinum Rolex President watches to meet the demands of everyone.
The Rolex Day-Date has a typical 36 mm Oyster case made from 950 platinum. As you might confuse it with stainless steel or white gold, Rolex has special designs to discriminate between these metals. For example, fake Rolex Day-Date watches are produced inexpensive metals only, instead of stainless steel. Moreover, white gold Rolex dress cheap watches constantly comes with fluted bezels and rather than flat ones.
The specific Rolex Day-Date comes with a striking and extravagant silver dial, the hour indicators are true diamond. Even though diamond men’s watches will not appeal to everyone’s taste, diamond markers are an elegant and discreet way to wear them. Actually, the ten diamonds are to make way for the renowned calendar windows, a day at 12 o’clock and date at 3 o’clock These look great if it is from Rolex, if not change the other direction when it comes to custom diamond dials.
While the Day-Date was officially named after the day and date windows on the dial, the watch’s well-known “President” nickname is from the bracelet. Featuring its semi-circular links, the President bracelet was debuted on the first Day-Date watch in 1956, since then it has become an indispensable part of the Rolex President watch. Truly the President bracelet of the Rolex Day-Date watch is pretty heavy because of the weight of platinum. No doubt a platinum replica Rolex watch makes its presence felt on the wrist.
Among the greatly different women’s Datejust replica watches, there are a distinctive set of watches regarded as ladies Rolex President watches. These exceedingly extravagant ladies Datejust watches are made from expensive metals and are fitted with the desirable President bracelet.
The platinum Rolex Datejust watch is an extremely beautiful example of a ladies President watch with an exquisite 26 mm Oyster case and diamond lugs. The ice blue dial is also striking with 10 diamond markers. It’s worth noticing that ice blue is exclusively for platinum Rolex watches. As this is a Datejust, there also has the date window at 3 o’clock along with the typical Cyclops magnification lens on the sapphire crystal.