Finding a birth-year fake watch is a deeply personal and sentimental exercise for many collectors. To find something made at the time of one’s birth and reunite with it through space and time is no small feat. Traditionally selected by serial number or archival documentation, a birth-year watch isn’t picked for when it came out, but when a particular example was manufactured. 2021: 36 mm fake Rolex Explorer ref. 124270
A proper birth-year watch needs to be timeless. The last thing you want is your daughter or son giving you an exasperated, “that top quality copy watch us is sooooo 2021!” as you pass them their birthright. And few watches exist outside of time like the Rolex Explorer copy with black dial, a watch finally reintroduced to the brand’s main collection this year.
Except for its part-time bump to 39mm, the Swiss movement copy Explorer has remained largely unchanged since 1959, and for good reason. It’s one perfect unit of watch, no matter what your kid’s personal style might be, and it feels at home basically anywhere, from mountaintops to dive bars to boardrooms. Plus, while you wait for your kid to come of age, you can wear it with abandon and know that it’s still going to be ticking by the time your progeny is ready. – Stephen Pulvirent
Before I was a writer, I was a reader of our site. The site accounted for most of my time online – ask my wife, or my internet service provider, and they’ll confirm. As many readers surely remember, in September of 2013 the first episode of Talking Watches hit the ‘net, with John Mayer as its debut guest. He and Ben Clymer, throwing down copy watches on the bar at a French bistro – what more could I ask for? As a watch enthusiast, what struck me was their laissez-faire attitude about the hobby – and I mean that as a positive. These were Mayer’s watches, and he wore all of them for very particular occasions. Out of everything in his collection, one watch stood out to me: The grade one copy Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR (or as Mayer called it, the “Blue Black”). The year 2013 was a simpler time – a time before watch flipping became a cottage industry, and a time before modern Rolex nicknames had entered the horological zeitgeist. The nuances of modern watch collecting hadn’t fully caught on yet, as evidenced by this amazing description of Mayer’s GMT in the Talking Watch article: “A simple modern watch with travel time functionality that he can easily wear on stage.” Imagine a modern Rolex being described that way today! But that’s all that needed to be said back then, and it was enough to hook me.
I took a trip to Paris the following year and made sure to hit all the marquee watch shops. The goal? To see one of these blue-black GMT’s in the metal. It was a fairly new piece at the time, and so finding it wasn’t easy, but it also wasn’t the impossibility it is today. I went from store to store, with no luck, until the final day of the trip when one glassy boutique had an example in stock. I remember holding it in my hand, and thinking such profound thoughts as: “Wow, this is really heavy and really shiny.”
I loved it and decided to make it mine. And so I began to save.
Over the next two years, I put aside a couple hundred dollars per month from my un-lucrative job helping students secure media internships – a sum then accelerated by a timely bonus. I also used the time to stew about this massive purchase. To make sure that I was sure.
I don’t buy high-end copy watches to sell them later. These are literal lifetime decisions – my version of tattoos. I remember having a spell of indecision until I walked into a local AD just outside of Washington D.C. that happened to have just gotten one in the store. The sales representative pulled it from the safe, and said to me “This is The Batman.” That was the first I’d heard of the nickname, but this particular sales rep had an imposing presence and an arresting voice. I might as well have been buying a watch from Christian Bale.
I didn’t buy the Swiss movement Rolex copy watch that day (it was already spoken for), but I’d made up my mind. Now I just had to find my own.
I have family in Pittsburgh and knew of a local AD in town. I called in advance to ask about the watch “Do you have it in stock?” I asked. “Oh, The Bruiser?” replied the store owner. (How many nicknames did this thing have?) He told me he didn’t have one in stock, but he could get one within two days. This was 2016, just before the market exploded.
I took a little road trip with my father to pick up the blue and black ceramic bezel fake Rolex GMT-Master II watch. We each bought one that day, which made both purchases extra special. His was a blue dial Datejust 41 – similar to what we now call “The Biden.” When we arrived at the store, The Bruiser was waiting on the counter for me with a price tag around $8,000. After we left, I remember looking at my wrist and feeling a sense of finality – as if this would be the only watch I’d ever need for the rest of my life.
On a sleepy street in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn there’s a pre-war walk-up obscured by scaffolding. Pushing open the front door reveals a sunless entryway frozen in time. At the top of the third-floor staircase, Gardy St. Fleur stands wearing a black hoodie and hat bearing his name in bold white lettering. He operates the Saint Fleur art advisory, which caters to NBA stars like Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert, out of this space. The windows are tinted so as not to damage the artwork (both framed and unframed) that adorns almost every inch of usable wall space. Any open walls are filled with bookcases full of books and ephemera of every kind, from travel mementos from Haiti (where he was born) to a rather ornate Boba Fett figurine. A decidedly spicy, and not-quite-cinnamon scented candle smoke fills the air, creating a real “vibe” in the unquestionably bohemian setting. The sounds of the city (basically sirens and construction) beckon from outside. As a fine art advisor, St. Fleur educates his clients on art while also sourcing pieces. “The three things that I do are educate, process, and acquire,” St. Fleur says. “The hope is that my collection be in a broader conversation with communities in different places – that I can pass the pieces along to family, to institutions, or share them with the public.” St. Fleur has developed a holistic method of advising. “With a client, it’s all about getting them out of their comfort zone. Players aren’t coming to me to source a painting of a basketball,” he says. “My service is not that. I am more interested in building a historical collection, in understanding the role art plays in society. I send my clients books, and podcasts so they can learn about the art.”
Along the way, he’s accumulated a heavy-hitting, perfect copy Rolex-centric watch collection. Every piece has a unique backstory – some connect to his personal life, and others illustrate the random nature of watch acquisition. “I picked these four because each one plays a role in my success.” Rolex Milgauss Replica With Black Dial
This wasn’t his first high quality copy Rolex. No, that one currently belongs to an ex-girlfriend who took a liking to his stainless steel 36mm Datejust. But we don’t talk about that watch anymore. Instead we have the cheap copy Rolex Milgauss, the Rolex to take its place. “When this watch first came out, everyone wanted one – but I couldn’t afford it,” he says, holding the watch in his hands and tilting it admiringly in the light. “I was always dreaming about it. When I say it’s my dream watch, you have no idea. I have no words to explain it. It’s one of the most beautiful watches I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s the green crystal and that orange pop. As somebody who loves art, you can see why I love this watch.”
When Rolex replica debuted the legendary Submariner in 1953, the dials were mostly glossy, and the brand would continue this trend until around 1966. Glossy dial Subs are special, and once you stare into the dial of a nice one, you can understand why. Oftentimes, these dials can get worn and lose the glossiness over the years; those can still look nice, but when they stay shiny like a black mirror, it’s truly spectacular.
It’s amazing how this Rolex Sub fake with black dial that’s 56 years old looks so contemporary, and from afar, one might not necessarily know this is vintage. It takes a seasoned collector to pick up on the little characteristics that make this what it is. From the nicely aged lume plots to the gilt accents on the dial all the way to the well-preserved bezel – this is really something. Sometimes it’s hard to grasp the idea of a glossy dial versus a matte one, but when you put them side-by-side, the difference is clear.
The quality Rolex Submariner ref.5513 replica watch we have here today is in overall great and honest condition and is ready for a new wrist to inhabit. The variation of this specific watch comes in toward the end of the glossy dial Submariner era with an open chapter ring and tritium lume. The bezel on this example is a very rare “thin 40” variation – this is referring to the “40” on the bezel being taller and thinner when compared to other bezel inserts of the era.
In addition to being a seldom-seen insert, the bezel itself has aged to a lovely dark grey color that’s either darker or lighter – it can even look a bit blue – depending on the lighting. Now going from the bezel to bracelet, Submariners of this era come on a rivet folded Oyster bracelet. These bracelets are light and super comfortable and finish off the overall vintage look and feel with perfect aplomb.
Rolex replica has always been a brand that honors evolution. For this, they have a good reason given the fact that many, if not all, of their watches have become the benchmark in their category. In 2021, they further refine their offerings, proving that evolution can be very exciting.
With the latest generation, the cheap fake Rolex Explorer returns once again to its original 36mm diameter. Powered by caliber 3230, it makes for a refined sports watch that you can take to the end of the earth (and back) but which equally well goes with a suit and tie. Rolex underscores this versatility by making the new Explorer also available in Rolesor, meaning that the case and bracelet combine stainless steel with gold.
Those looking for a slightly larger, yet equally robust watch, will be well served with the Explorer II, of which Rolex also introduced a new generation. Measuring 42mm in diameter does it offer plenty of room to display two timezones, thanks to its characteristic set of hands. Rolex has optimized the Chromalight display, which means that the numerals glow bright blue in low light conditions, but look remarkably white otherwise. Performance and precision are ensured by caliber 3285, with automatic winding and patented Chronergy escapement.
What a difference a dial can make becomes especially clear with the new 36 mm fake Rolex Datejust. Rolex has a rich tradition in creating a wide variety of dials, in particular for their Datejust and Day-Date collections. They do so in-house, as they have their own dial manufacture. This also enables them to make the new palm motif, for which a special laser was utilized. Just as the new fluted dial motif adds this one an extra layer of depth and refinement to the watch.
New dials were also in the stars for the Rolex Daytona fake with meteorite dial. Quite literally, as they are made from meteorite. The distinct pattern of these rocks from space, which becomes visible after they have been cut and treated with acid, gives the Daytona extra appeal and makes this chronograph even more exclusive than it already was. Rolex is offering these new dials on the white gold model with Oysterflex bracelet, as well as on the yellow and Everose gold models with matching bracelets.
BEVERLY HILLS—Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department announced they arrested two suspects on Friday, March 12 in connection to a string of armed robbers targeting individuals wearing perfect fake Rolex watches. The LAPD reported that detectives recognized a pattern of armed robberies occurring in the west side of Los Angeles.
The suspects struck people wearing high-end watches, specifically high quality copy Rolex watches. Neighborhoods included: Mar Vista, Venice, Mid-Wilshire, the Melrose Shopping District, Culver City, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
On March 11, detectives from the Wilshire and Pacific Areas arrested two individuals involved in the Rolex thefts who are believed to be part of an organized crew responsible for committing the series of robberies. One best 1:1 Rolex replica watch was recovered and returned to its owner. Detectives continue to actively pursue multiple leads in an effort to apprehend additional suspects.
The names of the suspects and evidenced retrieved have not yet been released to the public as the investigation is still underway.
The LAPD is alerting the community take the following precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim: Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Try to stay in well-lit areas. Don’t walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people. Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance, and never get too close to the car.
If you feel you’re being followed, walk to a well-populated area. Don’t resist. Give up your property, don’t give up your life. Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.
There’s just something about astronomical complications! For me, the fascination of timekeeping is closely linked with the idea of mindfulness – whether that’s the “memento mori” awareness that our time in this world is finite or the “we inhabit a small rock circling a flaming ball of gas in the midst of a near-infinite void” reminder that astronomical timepieces provide. For instance, an early purchase still in my collection is Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Equation of Time with its perpetual calendar, moon phase, equation of time indicator, and times of sunrise and sunset in my home location. Anytime I wear that watch, the earth’s tilt and elliptical orbit become a bit more real to me. And when I look at watches new and old, my attention sharpens when I see anything from the wonderful moon phase of the Hermès Arceau L’Heure de la Lune to Ulysse Nardin’s wildly complicated Tellurium, Planetarium, and Astrolabium trilogy to Konstantin Chaykin’s Mars Conqueror with its displays of time on both earth and Mars.
Down here on earth, there’s also the need to know the current time in distant locations, whether that’s helping pilots to see the time at their destination at a glance, figuring out the hour in Geneva for an upcoming conference call, or monitoring home time while on the road to avoid awakening family members with an ill-timed phone call. I’m not a pilot, but the latter two requirements do apply to me and over the years I’ve accumulated a variety of GMT and travel time watches, including a blue and red bezel fake Rolex GMT-Master II BLNR “Batman.” But what if our and other worlds – figurative and literal – collided to give us a watch that brought terrestrial travel and a real touch of outer space to the same small space on the wrist?
Recently, I had the opportunity to find out when a long-time friend handed over his top quality copy Rolex GMT-Master II BLRO Meteorite for me to inspect, photograph, and wear. Skipping the history of the fake Rolex GMT-Master If you follow watches you’ve no doubt read a zillion histories of the Rolex GMT-Master and its origins, so I’ll spare you that here other than to note that the first-generation Reference 6542 with its ever-so-fragile Bakelite bezel continues to exert a pull on me – and that my desire for one will almost certainly remain unrequited as long as prices for minty versions remain in the ionosphere.
Let’s focus on the piece at hand! The immediate impression that strikes upon picking up the BLRO Meteorite for inspection is its serious heft; there has been no skimping on the construction of the white gold case and bracelet. And as a fan of substantial watches, I really appreciate the mass of this piece. As shown in the image above, the case and bracelet color also clearly signal this as a white gold watch. Rolex replica does not rhodium plate its white gold pieces, and while the brand does use a proprietary alloy rich in bright palladium, the resulting hue still has a pleasant hint of gold tones.
While on the topic of case and bracelet, I’ll note that I’m a fan of the current incarnation of the Oyster bracelet as used on the GMT-Master. It’s comfortable on the wrist, the rounded edges of the links smooth the view as the bracelet drops away around the wrist, and the balance of brushed and polished surfaces seems just right.
I also appreciate the Oysterlock safety on the GMT-Master’s clasp and only wish that it were a feature of the bracelet of my recently acquired Oyster Perpetual 41. Rolex GMT-Master II on the wrist in changing light Shooting watches in formal, static setups is both fascinating (at least to me) and fun, but some watches just don’t seem to come to life until they’re seen on the wrist in the same way that there are some pieces that only shine once they are out of the display case at the dealer – and sometimes outside the building.
For me, the Swiss movement fake Rolex GMT-Master II Meteorite is one of those watches. While I found the monochromatic stretch of meteor material against the white gold backdrop just a bit flat in the light tent, even with the interceding blue-red bezel, the same combination somehow seemed just right once clothing colors and skin tones came into the equation. Quick Facts fake Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 126719BLRO Case: 40 mm, white gold case; monobloc middle with screw-down case back and Triplock winding crown; bidirectional rotating 24-hour bezel with blue and red Cerachrom insert; sapphire crystal with cyclops lens Bracelet: white gold Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock safety clasp and 5 mm Easylink extension Dial: meteorite dial with blue Chromalight luminous markers and hands Movement: automatic Caliber 3285, 28,800 vph/4Hz frequency; power reserve 70 hours; rated to -2/+2 seconds per day after casing (C.O.S.C. chronometer certification plus Rolex certification) Functions: hours, minutes, (hacking) seconds; date; second 24-hour time zone with independent rapid-setting hour hand
And now we come to the perfect replica Rolex Daytona. Aside from its chronograph relation, this is a decidedly different watch from the new Omega Speedmaster. Therefore, it begs the question as to why we are having this battle. I’d say it’s simple because Rolex and Omega are typical competitors in the everyday luxury category. Also, both just so happen to produce legendary chronographs that have been around for decades. The comparisons, while more unwieldy in the modern era, are natural.
The current steel fake Rolex Daytona 116500LN models have been around since 2016. These watches are basically the third generation of automatic Daytona models. Right off the bat, we have a significant difference versus the new Omega Speedmaster. The Daytona was once a manual wind model, but this stopped around 1988. In 2016, Rolex gave us both black and white dialed stainless steel models with contrasting rings around their three sub-registers.
In addition, Rolex added black ceramic bezels to the models and made some minor changes to the indices and hands. Rolex kept the same 40mm case size as the 116520 predecessors and it possesses 100 meters of water resistance. The chronometer-certified 4130 automatic chronograph with 72 hours of power reserve also carried over from the prior models.
I can remember attending Baselworld 2016 and, as always, best replica Rolex lifts its curtains at the start of the show. It was always a pretty hilarious thing to watch from a distance. If you’ve seen one of those Black Friday Wal-Mart doorbuster videos on the news showing people trampling each other, then you get my drift. Once all the influencers moved, we were able to take a longer look at the Daytona and most of us were pleased. Rolex, much like Omega, made some very evolutionary changes to its legend and brought in touches of modernity like the ceramic bezel. Overall, the changes kept the momentum of strong-looking watches with fantastic build quality. For me personally, it was also a bit of a change because I liked (and still do) the white model more than the black.
The reception and the madness since
The forerunning fake Rolex Daytona was already a watch with a waiting list. The newest Daytona has only become more difficult to source since its release. Most ADs don’t even keep a waiting list or throw out a ridiculous number like five years. If one chooses to buy a stainless model on the secondary market, the prices are 70-80% higher than the €12,250 retail price. Is it ridiculous? You bet. Are there any signs that this is all slowing down? Sadly not.
My thoughts on the Rolex Daytona
I’ve always liked the modern Rolex Daytona replica, but I’ve never loved it. Not being able to find one doesn’t cause me any sleepless nights and I don’t schmooze the dealers here in Frankfurt in order to get into their good graces. Actually, those things make me not like the watch at all, but that’s not the watch’s fault, per se. I simply see it as a cool watch with a hell of a lot happening on the dial. That busyness honestly makes me long for the simplicity of the earlier manual wind models (or something like the new Omega Speedmaster).
I also don’t love the polished center links or the extending end links. Due to this, I think that Omega finally has Rolex beat on the bracelet front. Would I wear one? Sure, but it wouldn’t occupy a place in my rotation above other watches. One thing I do get is that the Daytona is a robust watch with a “set it and forget it” automatic caliber. The screw-down crown and pushers and the movement make for a fuss-free daily wearer.
On the other hand, one thing I don’t love about the Daytona is the price. I’m dating myself here, but I actually used to see the Daytona as a relative bargain before it crested the five-figure threshold. Now, even though the secondary market still disagrees and will readily swallow one, I just see it as expensive for what it is. If the Speedmaster Professional is on the comparison shopping list, a person can almost buy both new models for the price of one retail Daytona. That’s nuts! If other automatic chronographs with in-house movements are of interest, there are some really great pieces out there from Omega (again), Zenith, and Breitling to name just a few.
Nothing over $1 million can really be called a bargain. Particularly when it’s a mere wristwatch from the Swinging Sixties. Yet we all know the stratospheric values paid for Paul Newman’s best quality fake Rolex Daytona 6241. The first one went for a mind-boggling and (then) world record $17.8 million USD back in 2017.
Fast forward to the here and now. We are at the end of 2020, a year of slow turnover sure, but not across the board – the huge Chinese market has already picked up with YOY sales considerably up from 2019. But earlier this month, Racing Pulse – a New York auction by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo – sold Paul Newman’s other Daytona. This one had a dark reverse panda dial and was still delightfully clean and crisp after half a century. Being a significant Rolex replica, this was snapped up for $5,475,000 US – a considerable sum, of course, but a relative bargain compared to Newman’s previous Daytona, given that it sold for 70 per cent less.
The second Paul Newman Rolex Daytona auction
The Phillips/Bacs & Russo auction still achieved some phenomenal results. It included a record sale for any Heuer, the iconic Heuer Monaco ref. 1133 owned by Steve McQueen – yes the one from Le Mans – that fetched $2,208,000 US.
But why the bargain price for Newman’s Rolex Daytona ref.6263 replica with black dial reverse panda Daytona? We asked a man in the know. Enter former Phillips man Paul David Maudsley with some sobering words of wisdom: To answer with my expert head on, the $5.4 million most certainly wasn’t a measly amount. The watch model itself is $100,000 to buy today in the vintage marketplace, so that’s still $5,375,000 of provenance.
I’m often asked what value provenance makes. It’s impossible to say as it all depends how much there is, how cast-iron it is, and whom it’s associated with. This Swiss movement Rolex copy watch had everything and more. There was lots of chatter prior to that sale on forums and Instagram, based on Newman’s original Daytona which sold very high. That was a $200,000 watch to buy today, so achieved $17.6 million of provenance!
“One swallow doesn’t make a summer” is what I say a lot and the differences in the watches cannot be compared. I think that result on December 12th was a huge success for Phillips and the seller. I’m sure this exceeded their expectations. It certainly did mine. The McQueen Monaco, whilst getting a slow start off the block with bidders, eventually found its rhythm and that was also a fantastic result. Provenance again was exemplary. It was hotly contested and in the end, I believe, went to a collector with links to motorsport and of course deep pockets.
To underline Paul David Maudsley’s insights, this magnificent 6239 Rolex Daytona copy for men from the very same auction also went under the gavel for $529,200 US, despite boasting a perfect solid gold case.
You have read the reviews. You have seen the specifications. Here is our take on the new cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetuals with our own photographs.
We did cover the Oyster Perpetual release on the launch day. But for a fuller analysis, we decided to allow the news to sink in, and the thoughts to develop. Rolex replica has always been an important brand to collectors. The branding is super strong. The demand extremely high. Almost all the watches, especially the sports watches and Oystersteel models are rare watches, even though it is estimated that Rolex’s annual production is about 1 million watches. Long wait lists exist for many, if not most models.
The Oyster Perpetual (OP) line is perhaps the so-called entry level into the world of Rolex. It has long been the best selling line, outselling all other models. The OP is the direct descendant of the original Oyster launched in 1926, the first waterproof wristwatch in the world and the foundation on which Rolex has built its reputation. It comprises the renowned Oyster case and a mechanical self-winding movement via Perpetual rotor. Certified as a Superlative Chronometer.
Review: Rolex Oyster Perpetual The Swiss made fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual (OP) is a simple, time only watch, with no date display. Time is indicated conventionally with two bar shaped hands and a needle like centrally mounted sweep seconds hand. Cased in Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster style bracelet. As basic as it comes. The OP now comes in 5 size families – the 41mm, the 36mm, the 34mm, the 31mm and the 28mm. The 39mm model is now discontinued and replaced with the 41mm. The entire series come in a range of lacquered dials, with many colour options. Many of the colours are bright, playful. And are reminiscent of the Stella dials of yesteryear. Tale of the case and bracelet
The ultra strong case in Oystersteel – Rolex speak for the 904L Stainless Steel used in their watches. The shape remains the same, but the case diameters have received updates. The proportions of the case is very well thought through, and looking at the models in isolation, one is hard pressed to tell the difference between the models. Even from the discontinued OP of 39 to the new at 41, the high quality Rolex replica watches look the same when on its own, and the size difference becomes only apparent when the watches are placed side by side. There are small differences between the dials as we cross case sizes, but more of that in the dial section below. As usual, the case is extremely robust, and feature facets and curved surfaces which feature a finish which is either brushed or high polish. The Oyster bracelet is comfortable, and very sturdy. The fit and finish is superb, and this is copy Rolex’s almost unique ability to combine quality and precision with mass production. Every element exudes top quality – from the precision of the crystal as it fits on the bezel, to the polish of the slightly curved bezel to the brushing on the caseback. Awe inspiring.