For the vast majority of its life span, the Swiss fake Rolex Explorer has been a 36mm watch. Place the new model next to one from the late ‘90s, and the average viewer will be hard pressed to tell them apart. A closer look reveals some important differences, however. Differences that affect the wearing experience as well as the appearance on wrist.
The case of the cheap replica Rolex is quite similar to the one you’d find pulling duty over in the Oyster Perpetual range, a watch also offered in 36mm. Between the calipers, it actually measures a hair under 36mm when measured from 3:17 to 9:47. From lug tip to lug tip you’ll get 43mm on the dot and thickness is 11.5mm. All in all, a tidy little footprint with a squat presence on the wrist.
Looking at each, side by side, you may feel this difference, but not quite be able to put your finger on it. To my eye, this move does wonders for the overall proportions of the top Swiss fake Rolex, and makes the rest of the case and dial appear a bit bigger, as they aren’t sunken between 20mm lugs.
This is the singular feature that pushed me over the edge with this watch. The 19mm endlink, and the bracelet’s taper to 14mm not only make the best quality replica watches exceptionally comfortable, but also create an oddly satisfying equilibrium with the case and dial.
The so-called Golden Ratio is 1:1.618, and what do you get when you average the ratio of case, to lug span, to bracelet taper on the cheap fake Rolex Explorer 124270? 1:1.625. I’m not sure that actually means anything, but to my eye the case and bracelet all work pretty well together, and there’s the numbers to back it up. That number for the 14270, btw, is 1:1.455.
When best 1:1 fake Rolex released the 39mm Explorer reference 214270 the dial received a notable (for Rolex) change in moving the word “Explorer” to the bottom half of the dial, joining two other lines of text that read “superlative chronometer <br> officially certified”. If you’ve ever spent late nights trying to decipher the often subtle differences in Swiss made replica Rolex dials, you’ll know that such a dramatic change is rare in the context of their history.
The larger dial of that reference simply changed the calculus of proportions of an acceptable layout, no doubt. With the new Rolex Explorer replica watches Paypal, the “Explorer” returns to the top half of the dial, under the “Oyster Perpetual” label that appears under the branding.
While this approach does leave an imbalance of negative space underneath the hand stack, the top heavy layout is less exaggerated thanks to the smaller “Explorer” and in total, it’s a look I personally associate with the Rolex Explorer fake for men so this feels natural to my eye. I don’t think that placing the “Explorer” at 6 o’clock would have been a failure, but it is without precedent in this case size.
The case and dial of the Swiss movement copy Rolex might scream old-school but the bracelet is all modern and that is a very good thing. This fully brushed oyster bracelet tapers from 19mm at the lug to 14mm at the clasp, with the clasp itself measuring 16mm in width. It’s svelte and dramatic, and it’s absolutely amazing on the wrist. I’ll credit the new 3861 Speedmaster bracelet for selling me on the 5mm taper (its bracelet goes from 20 to 15mm), and with the best 1:1 fake Rolex Explorer, it again benefits the proportionality of the smaller case size.