Ain’t no yolk – an owner’s guide to the yellow dial cheap replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual

When most people think of Swiss fake Rolex they think serious luxury. Traditional designs that have become the very definition of aspirational watch style. Their iconic designs such as the cheap copy Rolex Submariner are copied by many, so much so that they have almost become a parody of themselves.

Rolex replica for sale has had some fun with its blue and green colour options on the Submariner but the watches still retained their serious style. Not until you first see the polarising Rainbow Daytona or Eye of the Tiger Daytona do you start to get a glimpse of just how far perfect super clone Rolex is capable of pushing aesthetics. These gem-set watches are not only massive style statements but come with a massive price tag and exclusivity, too.

At the entry level of the high quality fake Rolex offering sits the Oyster Perpetual. This time-only watch is all the Swiss made replica Rolex quality you would expect but in the very pure and uncluttered dial format that forgoes the date window and thus the somewhat iconic cyclops magnifier. In truth, I do not like a magnifier on any watch crystal so this limits which cheap fake Rolex watches appeal to me. For many, however, it is not a Rolex unless it has the iconic date window magnifier sitting like a droplet of spring water on the crystal.

Last year, saw Rolex launch a new range of Swiss made copy Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Oyster refers to the case-sealing technology that Rolex made famous in 1926, pioneering the truly waterproof watch. Perpetual refers to the rotating winding mass that powers the main spring. It can swing perpetually in a circle, without stop or pause as long as the watch is subject to movement.

The biggest reveal of these 2020 luxury replica watches was the bold dial colour options. Turquoise, baby pink, forest green, coral red and mustard yellow sit alongside more traditional blue, silver and black dials. Offered in 31mm, 36mm and a new 41mm to replace the previous 39mm. It is worth noting that not all colour options are available in all sizes.

These Swiss movement replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual have proven very popular with the turquoise the most sought after. The similarity to Tiffany blue may go some way to explain this, however, it is not quite the same colour when viewed in person. Next, and my choice, is the yellow. Whilst not a primary bright yellow, it is more a mustard, almost egg yolk yellow. I would also draw a comparison with F P Journe, it is similar to the yellow featured on some of his iconic dials. The popularity of these new best 1:1 copy Rolex models has seen the secondary prices far exceed the retail price, especially for the two most sought after colours in the 41mm variant. In fact, last week on the Australian Watch Forum,  AAA quality replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual with a Tiffany blue dial went up for sale for $24,000 AUD about three times the recommended retail price ($7850 AUD).

Personally, 41mm is a great size for me but many others may prefer the 36mm which is truly unisex these days, however no one is going to fault someone’s choice to wear the 41mm independent of wrist size. At just 12mm thick it slides easily under a cuff, aided by the smooth polished bezel. The 41mm and 36mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual replica watches online both feature the new 3230 movement, with an amazing accuracy of +/- 2 seconds per day. A power reserve of around 70 hours means you can take it off over the weekend with the confidence that you will not have to reset it on Monday. The wholesale fake Rolex Oyster construction with screw-down crown provides a genuine 100m water resistance, meaning this is definitely a watch you can take swimming should you so choose.

The bracelet clasp is well crafted and machined out of a solid block of stainless steel, and incorporates an Easylink 5mm extension link. Normally I would have to remove a link or two from a new bracelet with my 18.5cm wrist but with the Easylink extension closed the factory length bracelet of high quality fake Rolex was the perfect fit. Anyone with a larger wrist may well need to purchase additional links for a comfortable fit whilst retaining the option for an extra 5mm with the extension link. I don’t know if this is a cost saving exercise by Swiss movement replica Rolex in what is, after all, their entry-level model. Maybe they know their customers so well that they figure everyone has one or two spare links sitting in the box, so they may as well just produce a shorter bracelet to start with to suit most of the population.

Overnight the lume in the indices remains visible but this is in stark contrast to the very thin strip of lume in the minute and hour hands which is almost invisible compared to the indices. Don’t count on an easy read in complete darkness.

Overall however, this is a great watch and after a couple of weeks on the wrist, I can see this watch becoming one of my top four. Whilst this watch may not be the super clone Rolex for sale you buy if it was to be your only luxury watch, for those Rolex fans looking for a simple, fun statement piece then these best quality replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual are well worth considering. If you can get your hands on one that is…

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The replica Rolex sovereignty
It comes as no surprise that Swiss fake Rolex tops the list of the most popular watch brands in each of the top ten countries that use Chrono24. Even outside of the top ten, the trend continues, but we’ll be keeping our focus on the top 10 countries for now. The best quality replica Rolex is the luxury watch industry’s staple and exists in the lexicon of non-watch enthusiasts as a byword for “nice watch.” Establishing yourself as a brand so synonymous with quality across the world’s countless different cultures is no easy feat. By creating solid products, building a strong heritage and brand recognition, innovating materials and manufacturing, and of course, relentlessly marketing, AAA quality fake Rolex has established itself as the crème de la crème of watches.

Why the fake Rolex Datejust dominates
The global taste convergence of Swiss made replica Rolex offers little insight and certainly not much in the way of analysis. But where things do get interesting is the variance in hierarchy amongst wholesale fake Rolex watches in different countries. Out of the top ten countries with the most activity on Chrono24, the Datejust tops eight of the lists. In Italy, the perfect replica Rolex Daytona is the most actively searched watch model. The Daytona’s popularity may correlate to the Italian magazine cover that featured late American actor, Paul Newman, prominently displaying the 1:1 copy Rolex Daytona on his wrist. This front-page cover was a splash and kickstarted a surge in demand in Italy. It’s worth keeping in mind that this took place in the early ’80s when the Swiss movement replica Rolex Daytona was not the hotcake it is now.

Also breaking the norm, the UK’s most searched-for watch is the cheap fake Rolex Submariner. Much like the Italians with Newman and the Swiss made replica Rolex Daytona, I feel that a cultural icon connection also captured the nation, shaping its taste in high quality replica watches. In the case of the UK, there is little doubt that Sean Connery playing James Bond instantly cemented the Submariner as the watch for the distinguished gentleman. If not Bond, then perhaps the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) supplying the Military Submariner, or Milsubs, to personnel eventually rubbed off on the general public.
Top ten replica Rolex models by nation
When the super clone Rolex Datejust is not occupying the top spot, it slots in nicely in second place. It’s not clear from the data if this includes the Rolex Lady Datejust fake for women, which may boost the overall statistics. But even so, I think we can agree that the Datejust is the definitely most ubiquitous fake Rolex, which spans professions and lifestyles without pigeon-holing its audience. Below you can see the positioning of the top ten Rolex replica watches for sale, within the entire search terms, amongst the ten most frequent visiting nations. This list is also in order of the nations from highest activity in descending order:
United States of America:
Datejust — 1st
Submariner — 2nd
Daytona — 5th
GMT-Master II — 6th
Day-Date — 8th
Explorer II — 12th
Sea-Dweller — 14th
Oyster Perpetual — 15th
Sky-Dweller — 16th
Yacht-Master — 18th

United Kingdom:
Submariner – 1st
Datejust – 2nd
Daytona – 3rd
GMT-Master II – 4th
Sea-Dweller – 9th
Day-Date – 11th
Oyster Perpetual – 12th
Explorer II – 13th
Explorer – 17th
GMT-Master – 22nd

Swiss Replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116508 With Green Dial In 18k Yellow Gold

In the most John Mayer way possible, this very best 1:1 fake Rolex Daytona was dubbed as both a “sleeper hit” and, in a somewhat forced reference to Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, compared to the holy grail, all in a single Talking Watches segment. If that alone doesn’t sell you, take a look at the perfect replica watches itself. In honor of John Mayer’s eighth studio album, Sob Rock, you know we had to do it. This is one I will be sad to see go, it has been my guilty pleasure around the office, or just sitting at my desk, over the past few weeks.

With a solid 18k yellow gold case and deep, photochromic green dial, the aaa quality fake Rolex Daytona ref.116508 lives up to the billing. A copy watch that should be too much or should be overly flashy, somehow just works on the wrist. This is that perfect mix of precious-metal elegance and sport styling from Rolex replica for sale that enters into a whole new category of watch – too big, too brash to be a dress watch, but too, well, gold, to be a sport copy watch. The “Mayer” is only one of the latest models to hit this sweet spot from high quality fake Rolex, a brand that has been playing in the bold-and-gold sport watch arena since the Concorde GMT-Master in 1958.

At the intersection of two Talking Replica Watches online alumni is never a bad place to be. Mr. Mayer and Bethenny Frankel both found space in their watch box for a “Christmas” dial Swiss made Rolex Daytona replica online; here’s your chance to do the same. It may not be a “sleeper hit” and leaning more toward that grail level status in both rarity and price point but that takes nothing away from just how special this cheap fake watches are. Get all of the details in the Shop now.

The Traditionalist: Hands-On With the Cheap Fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Black Dials

As of 2020, the fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner with no date display, which many view as the archetypal dive watch, is slightly larger and has an updated movement yet remains true to its original design. This is our first encounter with the new Swiss replica Rolex.

We had to wait a long time for the latest high quality fake Rolex innovations in 2020. Rolex presented a new generation of Oyster Perpetual Submariner and Submariner Date watches in September. These cheap copy watches are slightly larger and are now equipped with new movements — the Submariner has the recently unveiled Caliber 3230 and the new Submariner Date versions are using the Caliber 3235 for the first time. The Swiss made fake Rolex Submariner Date offers a surprising array of color combinations while the Submariner with no date display stays true to its original design. We were able to preview the new super clone Submariner shortly after its introduction.

Upgraded Details Result in New Proportions
If you think a perfect replica Rolex innovation means a revolution, you’ll be mistaken. But the Submariner has been modified so that the sum of the various details has resulted in a new watch. The diameter of the best 1:1 replica watches have grown from 40 mm to 41 mm, or more precisely, from 40.6 mm to 41.36 mm, measured across the diagonal from 2 to 8 o’clock. The crown guards and lugs are slimmer, but this has increased the lug width by a whole millimeter, to 21 mm.

These seemingly minor upgrades have changed the proportions of the entire Swiss movement fake Rolex Submariner — including the main body of the case, bezel, dial and bracelet. This means you’re looking at an entirely new model. If you place the new AAA quality copy Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner next to its predecessor (which is being discontinued) the changes become apparent. The new Rolex Submariner replica online looks much more than just a millimeter larger than the older version, which is due to the numerous modifications of even the tiniest detail.

Not quite so apparent is the new in-house self-winding movement, Caliber 3230, because just as with any top copy Rolex watch, it is covered by a finely grooved caseback that is screwed down hermetically with a special key, and which can only be opened by a wholesale copy Rolex-authorized watchmaker. The difference in the Caliber 3235 is that there is no date display on the Submariner dial.

Otherwise all other features are the same. The new luxury replica Rolex Submariner is equipped with a Rolex-patented, innovative Chronergy escapement, made from a nickel-phosphorous alloy. It provides superior functional reliability with high energy efficiency and is resistant to the effects of magnetic fields. The movement also has an optimized version of the Rolex Parachrom hairspring.
Rolex replica for sale produces the hairspring in-house from a paramagnetic alloy, which makes it up to 10 times more precise than conventional hairsprings. It also has a special Rolex overcoil that ensures a stable rate in all positions. The oscillator is supported by the excellent Rolex replica online store- designed and patented Paraflex antishock system. Thanks to the higher efficiency of the escapement and barrel design, both the Caliber 3230 and the Caliber 3235 have a power reserve of 70 hours. In addition to the chronometer test from COSC, the best quality replica watches must also pass the strict internal Rolex test for a “Superlative Chronometer” which, according to the current specifications from 2015, permits a deviation of no more than 2 seconds per day.

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After the success of our Mother’s Day stories this past May, we figured it was time to let the dads get their time in the sun, too. We reached out to readers, writers, and enthusiasts far and wide to hear how fatherhood and replica watches online intersect in their daily lives. Read on for some lovely little stories – and add yours in the comments below and we might feature it later this week.
Christopher Perry, Twinsburg, Ohio

One positive of the Pandemic is that we were fortunate to spend more time with our children than ever before. We know each other better now. One thing they’ve taken notice of is my luxury replica watch collection. They like to tap the Mickey Mouse on my Apple Watch and click the light on my Casio G-Shock. But for several reasons, my go-to piece for dad-duty is the Rolex Datejust 116233 replica with champagne dial.

It was handed down to me by my late uncle and Godfather, a man I love and respect. And, if I’m being honest, a man I wish I knew better. The best replica watch, when I received it, was equipped with a two-tone jubilee bracelet. And while endlessly gorgeous, it just wasn’t my style, as I didn’t feel comfortable wearing something so flashy on a daily basis. So, I swapped the bracelet for a leather band from another piece in my collection. Since then, I’ve worn the Swiss fake Rolex daily while working from home and hanging with my kids.

Through the pandemic, the 1:1 Rolex fake has been a daily reminder to live the life that I want to live. A life that my children can be proud of. A life like my uncle lived. Finally, to my pops: Happy Father’s Day.

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Rolex Submariner ref. 14060M replica with black bezel

Not only is this the archetypal dive replica watches for sale design, imitated by innumerable other watchmakers over the decades, but it’s also about as perfect as a tool watch gets. With a 40mm case, clean two-line dial and comfortable Oyster bracelet, this could be a one-watch collection right here.
Rolex Explorer II ref. 16570 copy with black dial


For whatever reason, white dials are more popular when it comes to high quality fake Rolex. It’s true with the Daytona and it’s also true with the steel case copy Rolex Explorer II, which actually makes the black dial variants comparatively great value. This is one such example, just less than two decades old and with the red GMT-hand, it’s a great go anywhere, do anything aaa quality fake watch.

Best Quality Fake Rolex Ref. 6269 “Le Hibou Grand-Duc” For Sale

Gemstone set Daytona’s made from precious metal are nothing new today, but in the 1980s, it was quite trailblazing for Rolex replica to offer its sports models in such a configuration. When you like them, it doesn’t get much better than this diamonds dial copy Rolex Daytona Ref. 6269 “Le Hibou Grand-Duc.” Made for the French market, it features on the caseback the French import marks and Rolex France’s logo. Its name, meaning “the owl Grand Duke” is also inspired by the image shown in the French import mark.

Crafted from yellow gold is this 37mm Rolex Daytona copy set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds, while an additional 240 grace the dial in a stunning pave setting. Even when making a precious watch such as this, Rolex still values legibility highly. Therefore, the subdials are kept intact, and blue sapphires take on the role of hour markers on the dial. This strong philosophy of creating gem-set sports watches in an uncompromising way is also what has given high quality fake Rolex such an impressive reputation in this field. The Ref. 6269 “Le Hibou Grand-Duc” is powered by caliber 727, based on the Valjoux 72, and is extremely rare as only 30 have been created.
This particular watch was auctioned in 2018 as part of Phillips “Daytona Ultimatum” auction in Geneva. The best fake Rolex Ref.6269 was sold for CHF 606,500, nearly spot-on in the middle of its estimate, which was between CHF 400,000 and CHF 800,000. Given its rarity, as well as its precious nature, this is not an overly large sum when it comes to a vintage Daytona of this pedigree. The fact that it is set with gemstones most likely has something to do with this. Such watches tend to be slightly less appreciated, although that is slowly, and rightfully changing, with prices themselves changing at a much faster page. With the developments in the vintage market the last couple of years, especially for a brand such as cheap replica Rolex, it is very likely that it will achieve a must higher price when auctioned again today.

Can A Quality Replica Rolex Watch Truly Be Underrated?

We’ve seen the Daytona, the Submariner, the Explorer, and even Oyster Perpetual everywhere. Are there really still under-the-radar midcentury Rolex replica models?
If you’re an anti-Rolex watch guy, the answer is no, because all Rolex models are overrated. If you’re a Rolex fanboy, the answer might be no again, because every high quality fake Rolex is great. I like to believe I’m in between those two camps, insofar that I like vintage Rolex copy but could never wear their modern sports models (not least because my wrists are too small). To me, in comparison to the well-known and infinitely talked-about models that we all know, maybe one watch can be so far below the radar that it’s truly underrated. So here’s my play — that watch is the cheap copy Rolex Oyster Precision 6426.

Before I go on, some quick caveats: First, in the world of Swiss made replica Rolex, I’d be considered “new”. I’ve held some vintage Subs, I’ve read some books, I’ve owned some pieces, but I’m by no means an expert. And second, yes. It’s a small watch. But hear me out. The Oyster Precision line was the absolute entry-level for Rolex from the early 1960s to mid-1970s and represents the quintessential purity of Rolex DNA.

The best fake Rolex reference 6426 is a no-date, 34mm stainless steel Oyster case watch that was originally offered on a folded link Oyster bracelet. It notably features a manually wound movement — being the most “affordable” Rolex of the day (I believe it retailed originally for $99), it skipped the famous perpetual rotor, which also made for a thinner case, among the thinnest Oyster cases in Rolex history. This manual movement may be a turn-off for many who know best quality fake Rolex for their perpetual movements, but I’m of the firm belief that it adds to the charm of this piece.

Movement aside, this watch exemplifies everything that makes Rolex Rolex. It’s shock-resisting, antimagnetic, originally waterproof up to 165 feet, and built with the clean, crisp lines that defined an era for 1:1 fake Rolex that’s maintained to this day. When complete with its Oyster bracelet, its outline is that of a pure Rolex copy sports watch. Add that to the human-material connection of winding this watch every morning and the simplicity of a dateless dial, you begin to see its appeal. This was then the everyman’s Rolex, now it can still be worn the same way.


So, why is this watch underrated? It’s not particularly rare, it’s not particularly expensive, and it’s a stunning example of midcentury Rolex simplicity — but we don’t see it much out in the world. I suspect it’s a combination of it not being a desirable reference and is still considered “small” by modern standards, it hides easily under the piles of amazing and popular models from the same era.

It’s anyone’s guess. But my two cents is that the steel case fake Rolex Oyster Precision reference 6426 deserves some love and far greater recognition than it currently has as a pillar of aaa quality fake Rolex design sensibility.

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Mamma mia, the Swiss movement fake Rolex Daytona: Where do I even begin? According to Kareem Rashed—with whom I worked at Sotheby’s to create a written series of select GOAT watches—“Rolex is king” to many collectors, “and, among the brand’s many coveted models, the Daytona is the king of kings.” It’s not overly complicated or intricate. In fact, when it debuted in the ’60s, it was kind of a flop.

But look at it now; consistently sought-after and obsessed over, with one model sold at Sotheby’s auction for a record-breaking $1.5 million this past summer. But $1.5 million is cheap compared to the $17.8 million that was spent on the legendary grail that is the Paul Newman high quality copy Rolex Daytona. For all you Zoomers out there reading this, Paul Newman is not just the handsome face of Newman’s Own salad dressings and canned soups—he was a certified iconic actor, and Rolex has him to thank for the Daytona’s zero-to-hero cult status.

But, back to the Daytona’s flop era. When the first iteration of the watch hit the scene in the ’60s, Rolex was hot, but it wasn’t known for chronographs, a.k.a. watches equipped with a stopwatch function. Rather, Rolex was esteemed for its Oyster and Datejust models, worn every day by people who didn’t quite have the need for a stopwatch on their wrist. But over time, best 1:1 fake Rolex forged associations and partnerships with the race car industry (the name Daytona appeared on the dial after the brand’s partnership with the Daytona Speedway). And then came its big break: Legend has it that actress Joanne Woodward bought her husband, Paul Newman, a Daytona as a gift once he began devoting more time to the racetrack. (Side note: We love when a successful woman gifts her man a timepiece; such a power move.)

Newman’s lifelong association with the watch is to thank for its surge in notoriety, and, as mentioned, it’s $17.8 million value.Enough with the history lesson, though, and on to the good-good: women and their Daytonas. First, let’s get something straight: The Daytona is not a small or dainty watch; in other words, it’s not traditionally considered a “lady’s” watch (*yawn*). Today, women are spotted wearing bigger watches all the time, but this was the result of a few trailblazers. Take supermodel Elle Macpherson, for example, who’s been wearing her 40mm 18-karat gold Rolex Daytona replica for years now.
“I started wearing a Paul Newman Daytona in the ’80s,” Macpherson says. “I had never seen another woman wear a men’s watch, but it suited me, because I’m six feet tall and sporty. From then on, I always wore a men’s watch, and it became my trademark. Over the years, I’ve seen friends like Victoria Beckham join the club.”

In addition to Beckham, mega stars like Sofia Vergara and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wear Daytonas; and one of my all-time favorite photos features Mary-Kate Olsen leaning on her Daytona-decked arm (with a suspect can of whipped cream in her other hand). Now, we see the Daytona transcending generations, with 22-year-old singer Madison Beer frequently sporting it on shopping sprees at Reformation.
I spoke with Emily Oberg about the Daytona, and she loves it for its borrowed-from-the-boys quality. “To me, the cheap fake Rolex Daytona is the perfect woman’s watch,” she says. “I love the chunky-ness of it—like you stole it from your incredibly chic husband who plays tennis on the weekends and takes you to Positano in August. Pair it with a Charvet button-down and denim, and you’ll be the chicest person in the room.”

Why servicing a vintage fake Rolex will only get harder and more expensive

You’ll have heard this about vintage replica watches before: tread carefully when you have these pieces serviced and who you allow to work on them. With Rolex, in particular, you’ll be aware of the dangers of having the factory service their vintage watches and the horror stories of these coveted watches losing the elements that make them so valuable in the process. Rolex’s own service centres are not like Patek Philippe or Audemars Piguet. They do not have a heritage department to painstakingly restore and re-fabricate vintage parts in order to keep everything period correct.

Instead, their objective is to make their watches as robust and high-performing as possible. So while many consumers appreciate faded bezels and patinated dials that have lost their lume, Rolex does not. They will, in fact, replace these components with modern alternatives and, in terms of polishing, will likely refinish even if you demand they leave the case and bracelet untouched. But a less acknowledged and even harsher reality to servicing vintage high quality replica Rolex has been raised by watchmaker Jordan P. Ficklin via a post here on ProfessionalWatches.com: there are only a finite number of period correct parts left and, as the supply dwindles, they will only get harder and more expensive to source.
Ficklin makes a key distinction between watch repairers, classifying them as either ORJ (Official Rolex Jewellers) or NRJ (Non Rolex Jewellers). For the first eight years of his career, he had access to these parts working for an ORJ – able to obtain most of the parts he needed with relative ease or on an exchange basis for components such as dials. According to Ficklin, “[At the time] There were still many Non Rolex Jewellers (NRJ) who also had access to parts, probably about 300 in the United States. The market for vintage Rolex sports models had not yet exploded. Sure Double Red Sea-Dwellers were commanding a premium, but most models brought the same prices as their current iterations. Nearly half of the Swiss movement copy Rolex watches I was repairing had some version of the Rolex 1530 in them and I could get any part for them.”

The explosion of the vintage Rolex marketplace, Ficklin notes, not only caused the premiums to rise on these pieces, but also heavily increased the demand for these parts for repairs. With fewer watchmakers officially capable of receiving parts from Rolex, and with fewer period correct parts available regardless of official access, the cost to acquire correct parts and service vintage Rolex dramatically soared.
Today, with Rolex only servicing their vintage timepieces on their terms, many have turned to their own trusted local watchmakers to take care of the prized Rolex watches. But while it is much more likely these watchmakers will respect your restoration wishes, it is becoming more and more of a challenge for them to do so due to the availability of parts. It can also jeopardise their relation with Rolex if they are a certified ORJ. Ficklin explains, “ORJ watchmakers are not supposed to service these calibers and NRJ watchmakers can no longer order parts for the Rolex 15xx calibers.”

In fact, the number of watchmakers with access to Rolex parts are exponentially decreasing. Ficklin estimates that there are only 50 watch services in the USA who can still source these period correct parts, with the remainder likely using generic parts or components sourced from the grey market.
This means having a parts account with best quality replica Rolex is now increasingly unobtainable and has started to mirror the experience of many consumers who are unable to buy watches at retail without VIP status. Ficklin elaborates: “A parts account with Rolex is a precious commodity. Very few watchmakers are willing to jeopardise their relationship with best 1:1 quality copy Rolex by selling parts on the grey market. Most of the parts currently available were in somebody’s inventory when Rolex closed their account.”

All this results in one of two things. Route one: a former ORJ will leverage their hoarded parts before their account closure to sell to other watchmakers at a premium. Route two: they have such a high-demand for servicing that they will refuse to sell these parts to others in fear they themselves will run out.

Ficklin believes this fear is totally appropriate, too. The demand for the parts has far outpaced the level of supply with the vintage Rolex boom, which means that both watchmakers and owners have to be on high alert like never before. According to Ficklin, “The supply of parts in the market will never be replenished. Parts that could be purchased by a NRJ watchmaker directly from Rolex for $20-$30 just a year ago are now selling for $200-$300 on eBay and continue to rise.” These costs are then placed onto the consumer and that doesn’t even factor in the labour costs of actually spending the time to work on the watch.
So what does Ficklin suggest when it comes to your vintage Rolex clone watches? If you’ve just acquired the watch, he believes you should have it inspected even if the trusted seller claims it has been recently serviced. This way if it just so happens there is still work to be done, you have more of a chance to properly service it with the remaining parts in circulation.

For pieces already in your collection, he would suggest you do not adopt the “wait until it stops running properly” philosophy unless you are certain the parts needed are readily available through your watchmaker. Even then, the longer you wait the more likely the parts will carry an even higher cost or premium.

Ficklin explains: “The components in these old watches are very well made. Watches that are serviced regularly (about every five years) won’t wear out. It is the time period after the oils have degraded but the watch is still running when damage occurs. If you wait until the watch isn’t running well, or has come to a stop you can count on a very large repair bill. Suddenly the extra cost of parts could far exceed the cost of additional services.”
The irony is that the most coveted lots at auctions that are untouched and original will probably command the largest service bills to maintain. Watches in amazing conditions externally are often a signal that the watch has not been serviced, which means the internal parts are likely due for a swap. “If the watch was well cared for that service might be only $1000 – $1500, but if the watch has been neglected you may end up paying $2000+ to get it running well again,” Ficklin explains.

“Which watches are the neglected watches? Well, the most desirable ones of course. If it has never been polished, it probably has never been serviced. If the dial has a lovely ‘patina’ it probably has been exposed to some moisture. If it still has the original tritium hands it probably hasn’t been to Swiss made replica Rolex for service any time in the last 20 years.”

Even if the watch has been kept running does not guarantee the watch is still water-resistant nor that the parts inside will not need to be replaced. Without proper oiling it is very likely that parts have become so worn that they cannot just merely be cleaned and re-oiled but will need to be replaced entirely.

This precious information is very important to consider when looking into vintage clone Rolex. If you’re making your auction spreadsheet to determine what your max bid can be, don’t forget to include a service premium column as it’s an inevitable and necessary cost to incur if you want to protect your investments properly.