For those who are interested in vintage replica watches, the problem that always arises when evaluating potential purchases is over-polishing, which is the main cause of thin lugs. This is no doubt a major topic when it comes to vintage Rolex, but it affects most fake watches that have been polished over the years.
On the first check, the first thing the buyer notices is not the watch lugs, but the hands, perhaps the crystal. However, these lugs have a lot of forensic evidence about what happened to the watch over the years and are the most important part of the comfort and stability of the replica watch.
Comfort, because they are designed to bend in a certain way to “embrace” the wrist. Stability, because the lugs are where the bracelet connects to the watch, and the spring bars hold the watch on the wrist, keeping it away from the ocean floor.
In fact, thinner lugs are impossible to make that, so your watch won’t stay on your wrist and it feels uncomfortable. So why is it important to talk about collectible Rolex? To this end, we must discuss the polishing process.
When a replica watch is polished by a local jeweler or the manufacturer itself, polishing a watch is the process of removing a thin metal layer from the fake watch. If you have a deep scratch on the metal, the only way is to remove the metal around the scratch, leaving a smooth surface.
See if the edges are very sharp and precise, especially on the bevel (top of the lug).Over the years, rounded corners on corners and edges are a very visible sign of many polishes, making collectors less interesting later. As a general rule, if you are going to sell a watch, do not polish it in advance to make it look more beautiful. Suppose the buyer wants it unpolished and can provide polishing if they wish.
To see if the side of the watch has thinned, see the reference picture for the time when the metal is under the bezel. Like the thin lugs, the thin case is not desirable for all the usual reasons and is not technically resistant to water. Look where I’ve marked the Rolex hulk down there
Based on all of this, the case’s lugs can tell us a lot about what happened before the watch arrived. Part of the joy of appreciating any dream clock is its precision; perfect angle and polished bevel as well as thickness matching sturdy lugs. To understand the mindset of vintage watch lovers, these elements can be as important as a good dial and the original hand. In fact, the history of scratches is always better than mediocre polishing before selling the replica watch. Then, they can make up for decades of history of the people who wore it, and what they did while wearing it and appreciating it. Who would have thought of them?
Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer has a long tradition of collaborating with influential groups, and they recently partner up with the avant-garde Japanese streetwear guru, Hiroshi Fujiwara, founder of fashion label Fragment. The 54-year old, former DJ and now musician, producer, and designer is a big vintage watch fan, a passion he’s indulged in for more than three decades.
Together, they have created the Carrera Fragment, official called the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Fragment Limited Edition by Hiroshi Fujiwara. Even through the ‘Godfather of Harajuku’ may be best known for his experimental spirit, the replica watch that has created is a slightly modified redesign of the original ref. 2447NT from 1963 – a fitting celebration for the Carrera’s 55th birthday.
The 2447NT is one of the most iconic vintage watches. Released the same year as a certain Daytona, the two fake watches actually have some similar elements, such as their Singer-made dials and Valjoux-based movements. They both have the exact same baton-style hour markers and tri-compax layout for the sub-dials. The main difference lies in the bezels, the Rolex model famously engraved its bezel with a tachymeter scale, the Heuer omitted the surround altogether to make a cleaner, dressier look.
It may not be as commonly recognized, but the Carrera 2447NT carries great significance in the history of both fake TAG Heuer and sports watches in general. Wisely, with all that legacy to work with, Fujiwara has only altered a few elements, in a way to enhance the retro appeal of his subject, rather than overpower it totally.
Put the two replica watches side by side, perhaps the most notable difference is the size. The first one is 36mm in diameter, the new one has a more 21st century friendly, 39mm case diameter. Except this, everything is pleasantly similar, from the beautifully sculpted and faceted lugs, to the large unguarded crown flanked by two simple pushers, all put into an elegantly-curved stainless steel case.
What protects the black opaline dial is a vintage domed sapphire crystal, with anti-reflective finish on both sides. The rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are filled with faux-aged, beige Super LumiNova, as are the tiny square hour markers. In fact, the only thing that differentiate it from the original is a pair of very unobtrusive insignia – the ‘Fragment’ name printed in small letters between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers, and the brand’s logo (which some likened it to two lightning bolts humping), placed right below the 12 o’clock.
The minimalist decor is a clear sign of fujiwara’s devotion to the Carrera, and earlier this year, fujiwara teamed up with bamford to launch a limited edition Zenith El Primero watch.
The popular replica Patek Philippe is doubling down on its aviation-inspired collection when the debut of the first Pilot Travel Time was still a controversial one. In 2019, the new Patek Philippe Alarm Travel Time 5520P pairs the proprietary dual time zone “Travel Time” function with a 24-hour alarm mechanism, complete with a striking hammer and classic gong. Now let’s take a closer look at this new fake Patek Philippe.
The Patek Philippe Alarm Travel Time 5520P sports a 42.2mm case in platinum by taking its design cues from the Pilot line. Surely, you will notice the quartet of crowns protruding from the case – which is one more than the maiden Pilot model to get use to the new alarm mechanism.
The ebony sunburst dial remains the familiar applied gold Arabic numerals filled with lume, the second time zone displayed via a second skeletonized hour hand, a duo of round indicators for local and home times, and a date sub-dial of the previous Patek Pilot watches.
However, new to the Alarm Travel Time 5520P dial is of course, the alarm. Patek Philippe chose for a digital display for the alarm time placed on the upper portion of the dial, adjustable in 15-minute increments using the crown at 4 o’clock. There is a bell-shaped aperture to indicate on top of the duo of windows if the alarm is on or off, which is controlled via the pusher at 2 o’clock.
Below the alarm windows is a colorful and round aperture where white shows a daytime alarm and blue indicates a nighttime alarm. The hammer strikes a gong for up to 40 seconds at 2.5 strikes per second for a total of 90 strikes when the alarm is activated.
Patek Philippe replica had to develop the brand new Caliber AL 30-660 S C FUS self-winding movement to power it in order to make this Grand Complication a reality. Comprised of 574 parts, Patek Philippe opted to make an integrated movement to maintain a slim profile, because adding a module to an existing caliber would have made it too bulky.
The Caliber AL 30-660 S C FUS has a 52-hour power reserve and beats at 28,800bph. Clearly visible from the sapphire caseback is the 21k gold central rotor, which is marked with the company’s famous Calatrava cross and decorated with a circular Côtes de Genève pattern. You’ll find the fake rolex to ensure a big tolerance of -3/+2 seconds per day if you took a little closer look. The movement is perfectly manufactured and finished in true Patek form.
The fake Tudor has just announced a wild new spin on the Black Bay after getting encouragement from a prototype military diver they developed in the 1960s. It is a Black Bay that comes with a 12-hour bezel and a new case shape defined by a four o’clock crown and a chunky bezel locking mechanism that uses a claw-like system fitted between the lugs, but not at all what we’ve come to expect from the form.
The newly-launched replica Black Bay P01 is 42mm wide in steel and comes only as shown on a proprietary strap that immerged with the special lugs and bezel lock. Water resistant to 200m and featuring a very handy 12-hour bezel, the case shape and the bezel locking system seem to be the most notable element of this new and particular Black Bay. The asymmetrical case shape is a considerable departure from the Black Bay form but thankfully they’ve chosen to stick to 42mm. The replica Tudor Seiko-esque crown at four looks good and should help to manage some of the added bulk on wrist.
The bezel is bidirectional but is held firmly in place by a mechanically-locking set of claws, one in each lug. While I won’t get an opportunity to try this system for myself until the next day, it looks like it will be interesting to try out. The system, which looks to add so much bulk and lug to lug length to the watch, is based on a prototype locking bezel design tested and created by Tudor in the ’60s.
It is really difficult to predict how the P01 will feel and wear on wrist between the slightly bigger case, the distinct crown placement, and that bezel lock, but I’m excited to see it in the metal. While of course not as mass market as the standard Black Bay, the fake rolex watches looks funny and I really like the black dial and the steel 12-hour bezel. Definitely, this is one that needs a practice on your own, so stay tuned for us.
We witnessed a rather significant update to Omega’s Seamaster Diver 300M lineup in Basel last year. As you may recall, these updates showed us a new version of the ceramic bezel, a ceramic dial engraved with a wave motif, a redesigned helium-escape valve, as well as an upgrade to the Master Chronometer / METAS-certified Caliber 8800. One of stainless steel model, coming with the 42mm case, a rubber strap only priced at $4,750, resulting the Seamaster Diver 300M is one of the best value propositions in modern watchmaking field worldwide. With a thoroughly tested, highly water-resistant, chronometer-rated, a magnetic sports fake watch with ceramic bezel, it’s no doubt that it will spent you less than $5,000. How amazing it is!
As the coming of this version, which is expected to drop sometime in the spring, featured with a case made from polished and brushed ceramic, a caseback made from grade 5 titanium. The bezel is also made in grade 5 titanium, and the ring inside it is black ceramic. The diving scale on the ring is white enamel, offering a perfect contrast that translates to great legibility. Actually, there is a great deal of contrast on the dial as well, which is also brushed ceramic, though in this case the familiar wave motif is laser engraved in positive relief, which make the date window hided. While the core collection of the Seamaster Diver 300M comes with a 42mm case, this one holds 43.5mm. Additionally, a black rubber strap along with a buckle in black ceramic are equipped with this new model.
In my view, Seamaster 300 has the best appearance I’ve seen since the collection was announced last year. A steel Master Chronometer Seamaster Diver 300M with a rubber strap sales just $4,750 at present, while gold and steel variations on bracelets tag a high price at $9,700 surprisingly. Coming in right in the middle, this new ceramic and titanium option feels like a great value.
What make us interesting is that fake rolex its advanced technology, METAS-Certified family of calibers with Seamaster Diver 300M made from ceramic and titanium. Specially since the brand has been updated last year, the Seamaster Diver 300M has been really got behind from a technology and watchmaking standpoint easily as well as being a product with fantastic value, although I wished for a bit more on the design aspect personally. Luckily, this new model raises the bar, and I’d like to put it on my wrist asap, how about you?
Today we want to introduce Radiomir Logo 3 Days Acciaio and the Black Seal Logo 3 Days Acciaio, a modern hand-wound and in-house movement are updated for these two new models of Panerai’s classic Radiomir design.
These fresh PAMs models employ Panerai’s current generation hand-wound movement with three days of power reserve, it’s the same steel Radiomir you know which are very popular among us, but now with an upgraded movement and two slightly different dial layouts, spanning the two-hand Radiomir Logo 3 Days Acciaio PAM00753 and the Black Seal PAM00754 version, the latter of which has a sub-seconds register at nine o’clock (in the place of the “9” numeral).
As for their usual form, both of these new Radiomir’s are fairly large at 45mm wide, with polished steel cases and 100m water resistance. Actually, fake Panerai has fitted a modern movement to each of these new watches, with both the 753 and the 754 using Panerai’s in-house, hand-wound P.6000 calibre. With 72 hours of power reserve, these new models fall into Panerai’s ever-expanding “3 Day” lineup of replica watches.
Although the new style may not satisfy anyone’s taste, these two new Radiomirs look great and the inclusion of a hand-wound movement seems like fit for the Radiomir’s steadfast adherence to a design very well, which dates back to the mid-30’s essentially. The pricing is also rather attractive for a watch with an in-house movement, with the 753 priced at $4,000 and the Black Seal 754 at $4,300, while $5,700 for an 8 Days version of the Black Seal PAM00610. These new models are classic replica Panerai offerings with an updated movement and a hotter price point for a 3-Day PAM. If you are interested in watches with silimar functions of Panerai, please don’t hesitate to fill it to your shopping cart. Affordable price, right?
There are many factories that produce fake watches will improve their watch-making technology each year, to bring better watches. Noob updated black Submariner, while J12 kept on modifying AP 3126 movement, even some small factories in 2018 began to use new case material that is used on genuine watches, for instance, AR is the first watch maker in our market uses 904L stainless steel on their Rolex Black Submariner. Today, Omega watch from JH factory is the newest V2 edition, since the factory published V1 last year, now they broke the technology limite and modified the movement to make the watch achieve some important functions that could only be found on the real watches in the past. Let’s see more details below.
You can know the functions of the fake watch easily from black dial. It has hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph. While the largest difference between this V2 and previous V1 edition lies in the subdial at 3 o’clock. On this replica, the 3:00 subdial has a working 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph, while on the V1, the 12-hour chronograph hand is fixed. Therefore, we can see JH factory has really made a big step forward. Small seconds subdial is positioned at 9 o’clock, the small second hand is running smoothly just like the replica is decorated with a genuine Omega 9300 Caliber.
The case is 44mm in diameter, and its thickness is 19mm, which is almost the same as genuine. Case is brushed, while on the edge, it is polished like a mirror. Lugs are well cut, especially its side, it is beveled cut and naturally curved, which will make your whole case fit your wrist comfortably. On the black bezel insert, while it is made of ceramic and features Tachymetre scales. Case back is see-through crystal, it is screwed down, you will find a black rubber gasket in the groove when you open the back, it improves the water resistance of this watch. What’s more, there are some unique engravings on the back side of the lugs.
These photos have represented everything, this is really a 1:1 Swiss made replica watch, readers here who are interested in a perfect Omega Moonwatch replica could contact us for this one, it is worth buying.
Piaget is always famous for its long-term progress in crafting remarkably thin watches. All was well as long as they could rule in this game, sometimes by greater and sometimes rather minuscule margins. In recent years, however, we have seen that the replica Piaget lose focus not just of the elegant fake watch market in general, but also of its true self. Another sparkle of hope for the brand comes in the ultra-delicate shape of the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch.
I have several questions on how does this Ultimate Concept fit into the world of Piaget? What difference will it actually make for them or the popular watch market? Will we ever see something like this in production?
Fit into Piaget it does, because it’s a thin replica watch manufactured by a brand whose modern image was largely built on thin watches. It’s also fitting as Bulgari has been taking all the limelight lately when it comes to breaking thin watch records – they have completely blindsided Piaget and took over in just several years, years that slip by really fast when it comes to products that take such a long time to develop.
No matter whether it will make a difference in the popular watch market is a hard question. It makes a difference in the sense that it gives a brief – and hence passing – proof that Piaget is alive, even if not well. Halo products can make a difference, but I think it is a rather moot exercise when the bigger selection of actually available and relatively competitively priced products is lackluster at best. Of course, the Piaget replica is still a solid brand to turn to if you want some super niche, neatly made, rare piece – but as far as major collections are concerned, there’s a lot of work to be done.
To achieve and maintain the Altiplano Ultimate Concept’s remarkable thinness, the fake Piaget had to use some clever and tricky engineering solutions. This includes a base-plate design that merges the two pieces into one, with the wheels and other components being fitted directly to the case-back. This ingenious solution is not new, actually, it made its debut in ETA’s Delirium Tremens record-thin watch in the late 1970s, and has been used by Swatch ever since, as well as some other brands and watches, including Piaget’s famed 900P caliber.
As we can see that everything was made as slim as possible: a large number of the wheels are now just 0.12mm thick, coming in at about 60% of their usual selves. The mainspring also lost its drum and cover, so one can now easily see how wound the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept is – power reserve, by the way, is an amazing 44 hours.
With the replica Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept having a case that is just 2mm thick, the case was to be designed as strict as it could possibly be. Using a soft metal like gold and strapping the watch onto your wrist tightly enough just once could break the watch for good. Craft it from ordinary materials and you could feasibly bend the case and do so just enough to bend the wheels while doing so, damaging them together with the movement.
As we all know that Longines doubled down with the release of the Record collection last year. Illustrating just how serious they are about creating classically handsome and highly accurate replica watches, with price tags that won’t break the bank. The result was their first ever COSC-certified collection that combined a variety of dial options and colors, with four different sizes of stainless-steel cases. I have to say that while the collection remained steady in the Longines wheelhouse, there was just that little something missing to greatly draw me in. That was until this year when the replica Longines launched a decidedly luxury version with a blue dial and 18k rose gold case.
The most interesting thing about the Record collection is that each and every version is powered by a chronometer certified automatic movement, with this version using the Caliber L888.4. Exclusively manufactured for the fake Longines by ETA, the COSC-certified movement uses a silicon balance spring and maintains a power reserve of 64 hours. The case is sized at 38.5mm and made of 18k rose gold with a see-back case back and a water resistance rating of 30 meters. While the sunray blue dial is kept clean and simple, with golden bar indexes marking the hours, and a date window at 3 o’clock. To strap the golden Longines Record to the wrist is a dial-matching blue alligator leather strap.
The case of the fake model is nicely sized and should suit a variety of wrist sizes n paper and indeed in person. And having owned last year’s version of the Record, it’s easy to draw comparisons between their similar comfort-chart on the wrist. But when you strap on this new version, it’s immediately apparent that there’s gold in them hills. After all, this is a solid piece of 18k rose gold. It’s not overly heavy though, and when combined with the grand blue of the sunray dial it wears as gorgeously as it looks.
However, fans of a Calatrava-style case and the classic dress watch style who want that little something extra to make their statement. It also wouldn’t hurt if – like me – you’re a sucker for accuracy.
Let’s say, apart from the amazing replica Longines Heritage Military Watch with its faux-patinated dial, and new ladies’ sizing for the Heritage Legend Diver, we were also treated to the great-looking Heritage Skin Diver. And it’s that last replica watch we’re going to have today.
I know this watch during a meeting with fake Longines executives and people said that it would not officially release with the first wave of 2018 products. It would become available in late 2018, they said. As you can see, it’s a really great-looking tribute to a historically popular Longines, the Longines Nautilus Skin Diver – the first dive watch from Longines actually. It’s a watch that I’d personally like to spend some more time with in the future outside of the less than ideal context of a trade show booth.
You’ll see an embossed image of a diver with a spear with the words “The Longines Skin Diver Watch” on the back. The unidirectional bezel is very simple to turn thanks to the deep crenelations along its edge. This bezel is made of PVD-coated steel that has been executed to recall the original plastic one found on the late ’50s original.
The Skin Diver’s dial is one place where it really excels. A similarly thick application of faux-aged lume fills the arrow-shaped hour and minute hands, which traverse a dial that has a course, anti-reflective property to it. This is one of the darker applications of faux-aged lume that I have seen on a model which nods to a brand’s heritage, Longines or otherwise.
The movement inside is the L888. The Skin Diver derives displays for the hours, for the minutes, and for the seconds, with an impressive power reserve of 65 hours from this movement.
Besides, there are the three straps and bracelet options: a plain brown leather strap, a black tropic rubber strap, and a mesh steel bracelet. And while each has its own appeal, I think that two of them are the winners, with the nice mesh bracelet option taking the slight edge while you consider that each option will set you back the same amount of money, the price is rather cheap.
All in all, the replica Longines Heritage Skin Diver is a great-looking contemporary fake watch with more than ample water resistance that revives an important design from from the Longines archives. It manages to do this while incorporating enough modern features to excite watch collectors.