For many luxury watch fans, some may tell you collecting vintage Rolex watches is an interesting thing. While today’s Rolex collections are very clearly separated, every model has their own unique selling points and a large of marketing materials to explain the ins and outs, it wasn’t very clear and certain of models more than fifty years ago. For example, the Rolex ref. 5500, though it is technically an Air-King, Rolex also simultaneously offered the ref. 5500 with an Explorer dial for about ten years. Now here are some points for this marvelous classical Rolex watch Explorer ref. 5500.
Rolex announced the stainless steel Air-King ref. 5500 with a 34mm case and time-only functionality in 1957. Their clean and straightforward dials were clearly marked with the “Air-King” name under the Rolex logo at 12 o’clock. On the bottom part of the dial, the Air-King ref. 5500 also included either a “PRECISION” or a “SUPER PRECISION” label depending on the caliber it ran on. The “PRECISION” text signifies Caliber 1520 within the case while “SUPER PRECISION” represents the model Caliber 1530.
In the late 1950s, Rolex replica released a version of the Air-King ref. 5500 with an Explorer dial. However, this special model is often referred to as the Explorer ref. 5500 despite the Air-King case. Thus, the Explorer ref. 5500 is also 34mm in size. This is obvious smaller than the traditional 36mm size of the Explorer ref. 6610 and the Explorer ref. 1016 watches of the same era.
The Explorer ref. 5500 owns the typical black gilt dial, the 3, 6, and 9 Arabic numerals,including the stick indexes and the inverted triangle. For this time, under the fake Rolex logo, the “EXPLORER” name is clearly on display. There are also the Mercedes-style hands—characteristic of the Explorer collection, not the Air-King model—as well as the “lollipop” seconds hand. The T<25 marking below six o’clock shows that the dial uses tritium for luminescence.
Similar to the Air-King, there are both Precision and Super Precision editions of the Explorer ref. 5500. There are also some ultra-rare examples with a line under the “SUPER PRECISION” text. Moreover, sometimes the dial includes a double T<25 marking flanking the “SWISS” label.
In brief, in order to appeal to more younger customers, Rolex ran a little experiment by outfitting the body of the Air-King ref. 5500 with the dial of the Explorer. Because this is a special classical Rolex watch with various dial available, it’s surely an interesting piece to research, source, and for any watch collection. In fact, in 2016, Philips sold an Explorer ref. 5500 watch with the underlined “SUPER PRECISION” and double “T<25” for a whopping CHF 28,750 which owns about triple pre-sale for its price.
If you are hunting for the vintage Rolex replica watches with some different, maybe the Explorer ref. 5500 will taste you.
A. Lange and Sohne was one of the first watch brand started up at the German town of Glashutte, the home town to several well-known watchmakers. A. Lange and Sohne was founded by Adolf Lange in 1845. Before launching his namesake brand, Lange worked as an apprentice under then renowned watchmaker J.C. Friedrich Gutkaes. At that time, they made the best replica watches on commission for elite clients. It was here that Lange not only obtained his watchmaking techniques but also developed a detail-focused and customer-oriented work ethic.
Lange graduated from his apprenticeship with great performance in 1835. He then decided to improve his techniques and learn from a well-respected chronometer maker. Soon after, he returned to Glashutte to started his own workshop. In the beginning of the business, Lange had immediately began innovating. In 1846, he invented the three-quarter plate, which had been adopted till today. He also substitute the Parisian system of linges with the metric system, introducing the millimeter as a form of measurement in fake watch industry. In 1848, Lange was nominated to be the Mayor of Glashutte. During his tenure of nearly two decades, he changed the modest town into the thriving industrial center for watchmaking we know today.
Although Lange had made notable achivement in administration, he still regarded watchmaking of great important to his family. So, he began passing alll his knowlege in this field to his sons, Richard and Emil, in the late 1860’s and early 1870’s. Then, in 1875, Lange passed away from haeart failure at the age of 60. In the years to follow, his sons and later grandsons continued his spirit of innovation. In 1900, A. Lange and Sohne released their No. 42500 Grand Complication. A private client commissioned the pocket watch. However, to this day, it is one of the most technically complex replica watches created by the brand.
The early 20th century was the beginning of a hard period for A. Lange and Sohne and the world. The WWI, the economic crisis that followed, and the continued strife of WWII heavily impacted the town of Glashutte and the watch manufacturing there.
During the Second World War, A. Lange and Sohne provided oversized cheap watches for the German Air Force. However, immediately following the war, the company faced severe difficulty. In the ending phase of the war, their workshops were bombed and completely destroyed. By 1948, the Lange family was expropriated, and the Soviet administration nationalized the company’s remaining property. For the next 45 years, the A. Lange and Sohne was thought disappeared.
A white fake watch is not only good looking for summer but also especially practical. Light colors reflect light and heat, thus a solid white watch is striking under sunlight and perfect for days spent on the fairway for a business meeting or at the beach on a family vacation. Moreover, a white cheap watch is extremely versatile, it can seamlessly take you from a backyard barbeque to a date night. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most popular replica watches with white dials.
Repica Omega Seamaster Diver Limited Edition
Nothingis more representative of summer than the patriotic colors of our flag and a hot blockbuster action film. The Omega Seamaster Diver Limited Edition contains all these quintessence of summer in a single inexpensive watch. This James Bond Tribute watch features a commemorative 007 marker on the seconds hand and a white dial accentuated by red and blue detailing. Certainly, this makes the fake watch an ultimate summer timepiece.
Rolex Replica Skydweller
The Rolex Skydweller is a perfectly balanced fake watch for summer. It’s versatile and durable enough for an business trip in China. With it’s complicated mechanism, it would impress a client at a business meeting in Paris. Wherever your destination is, you can rely on the repica Skydweller. It’s annual calendar and dual time zone display to easily read off home time and destination time in style.
Replica Rolex Explorer II
If you prefers an exciting summer adventure after a lazy day of lounging by swimming pool, then the cheap Rolex Explorer II might just be your perfect summer watch. The robust design of the Explorer II makes it suitable for any trip. Take it anywhere from a picnic trip to a day drifting. Still, the all-white variation also provides a crisp, clean, brilliant look that’s easy on the eyes.
Now it is summer time, you could also keep it cool by the pool with the icy face of an Explorer II Polar. But, why not give into summer’s sultry breeze and sport a timepiece that’s just as hot? Red accents are bold and unexpected — you’ll notice few and far between in the popular replica watches market. But when the world’s top holongories decide to go red, they do it oh-so-well. Here are just some of the red-hot fake watches we think you should own this summer.
When you eventually stop admiring the special casing you’ll notice another transparent, anti-reflective sapphire makes up the face — giving you a peek into the mechanics of the self-winding chronograph with a flyback movement and column wheel. And this waterproof watch will withstand your effort to cool off up to 50m deep if things get too heated.
It doesn’t get much hotter than having a completely red sapphire crystal as the case of your timepiece. The deep red isn’t blinding — the crystal catching both light and glances of admirers.
For those who are in the market for a more understated red accent, the newly launched and limited edition Omega Speedmaster “Ultraman” is the ideal choice. It’s elegant and sporty — outfitted with a black tachymeter bezel and matching black face with signature orange-red accents above the hour markers. That amazing color graces the second hand, too. To top it off, there are two types of bands that can accompany this cheap replica watch.
This watch is for the classics — those seeking something particular, yet, an iconic timepiece that will stand the test of time. The cherry red and cobalt blue bezel of the GMT-Master II has been delighting fake watch fans since the 1950’s, and today, we’re happy to see the most updated version of this classic red-accented bezel on the GMT-Master II Pepsi Jubilee. Released at Baselworld earlier this year, the colors are as vibrant as ever — they’re also accompanied by a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet with a matching stainless case. It’s the useful, incredibly handsome, GMT-Master II Pepsi we’ve been crossing our fingers for so many years.
When it comes to the topic of watches, most of us will remember Rolex Submariner from Noob, Audemars Piguet from JF, PAM 441 and PAM 438 from KW factory. Few people know factories that make AAA+ quality Franck Muller watches. Actually G factory is good at making top quality Franck Muller replica watches. Here is a Casablanca 8880 model made by G factory, it belongs to 1:1 top replica. One of the Franck Muller watches that have been made perfectly. Franck Muller Casablanca is not easy to be replicate due to its exaggerated Arabic numeral hour markers and tonneau-shaped case. However, this time, G factory made a big effort in replicating a perfect replica, they spent lots of money to imply a watch master from Germany to research genuine Franck Muller Casablanca watches, but this German watch master has a lot of watch-making experience because he was serviced at a Swiss watch company in the past. Nowadays, this Franck Muller Casablanca replica in this post should be the best FM in our market.
Tonneau-shaped case is one of the obvious traits of Franck Muller. The model uses 100% imported 316L stainless steel, which is then CNC machined, it is well polished. Seeing from the side, the case is arch bridge shaped, the arch is very large and full, it meets ergonomic standard and can fit your wrist so good. It is difficult to make such an arch bridge shaped case, because it means that you will need such a crystal to fit this case, this will not only waste so much money, but also a big challenge for watch factory. Case back is tightly screwed to fit the case, and there is no gap to guarantee a good water resistance. Some people said that 99 percent of Franck Muller replica watches are not waterproof, while this Franck Muller Casablanca is in that 1%.
The dial is also a bright feature of replica Franck Muller, especially its large and exaggerated hour markers. Black dial has a very refined sun-ray pattern, Arabic numeral hour markers are raised and applied white lume material, and they all emit super blue light in the dark. Blue steel hands look very charming. The enamel dial is completed by more than a dozen processes, the dial color and font thickness is exactly the same as the real models.
GF uses an Asian ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, which has an extremely great stability and top-level polishing. The another reason why GF choose to install 2824 is because it has a cheap price, and covered by a solid case back, so there are a lot of advantages to use this clone ETA 2824 movement.
However, G is a new factory but it is the one that has paid their most attention in producing fake watches, they did a good quality check on every piece of watch that is going to be delivered out, you do not have to worry about getting a bad watch with problems. But remember, please do not open the case back by yourself, or the watch will not gain a water resistance any longer, but if you are curious and want to open it, please ask for advice from us in advance.
The general definition of chronometer is a very much accurate time piece, do you think so? But how accurate it is actually is? Well, the chronometer as we know it today grew out of the pursuit of a solution to the problem of determining longitude at sea. It turns out that solution was to know when it was noon at your location on the open ocean and, simultaneously finding what time it was in Greenwich, England. Use simple arithmetic to pick out the time difference and you could find how far west or east you were.
We won’t go into the technical details of what John Harrison did to design a cheap replica watch perfect enough to ultimately won the Longitude Prize, but win it he did. Basically, a movement that’s been certified by COSC and achieved chronometer status is accurate to -4/+6 seconds per day. But there’s a little more to it than that.
The testing it takes to achieve a COSC certificate is based on ISO standard 3159. A movement is tested over fifteen days, in five positions, at three different temperatures. Measurements are made each day, and are compared to two atomic clocks. The standards for achieving a chronometer certificate are as follows:
And to reach this kind of performance, there are lots of physical effects and circumstances that need to be mitigated, avoided, or overcome, with regard to individual components and their assembly.
Temperature effects include viscosity changes in lubricants, and thermal growth or shrinkage of component parts.
The dimensions of each component need to be controlled. Design tolerances – the degree to which each piece part is dimensionally identical to its siblings in a manufacturing lot, and to the original design dimensions – must be maintained. This also relates to how each component mates to the parts it interacts with.
And components that are not intended to directly mutual-effected or must never inadvertently touch each other. And it should go without saying that there can’t be any foreign matter floating around the movement.
After all that is properly accounted for, there are still going to be infinitesimal differences in the build of each movement. These are due both to infinitesimal differences in the individual components used to build each movement, and minute differences in alignments – even with locating pins and shoulders.
These small differences are enough to cause differences in how each movement runs before adjusting. Therefore, a watchmaker is required to make those final adjustments and bring the replica watches movement into spec so it can pass the COSC tests. That’s where – surprise! – “Adjusted in five positions” originated from on fake Rolex movements.
Rolex watches are always one of the most popular watch brands almost for all the people, and in some instances, even appreciate throughout the years – despite receiving daily use from their owners. While the Rolex replica watches are able to keep their value far better than the huge majority of timepieces from other manufacturers, not all Rolex watches possess the combination of traits that permit them to appreciate in value and serve as blue-chip investments.
While modern Rolex watches are packed with all of the newest technologies and materials, it is the vintage market where all of the record-breaking valuations occur. Rolex watches that are still in production have a finite limit for how much their values can increase, since a brand-new example of the watch can always be secured directly through an authorized dealer at its regular MSRP retail price.
Much like antiques, vintage cheap replica watches frequently derive their value from the fact that they are not in production any more, and the surviving examples still in existence are all that there will ever be. What’s more, since many of the older Rolex watches were treated roughly and without the same degree of care and consideration that modern Rolex watches experience, many of them were lost or destroyed all over the years, further limiting the number of surviving examples in existence today.
Not every vintage Rolex watch has the potential to be worth more than a new one simply because it is old. Certain lines of fake Rolex watches are more passionately collected than others, and can have much greater opportunities of appreciating in value. While the Rolex Datejust and President are among some of the most iconic and recognizable watches in the world, it is Rolex’s professional watch collections that generally receive the most attention and the highest bids from serious collectors.
For a number of Rolex’s contemporary sport/professional watches, public demand far exceeds annual production numbers for the given watch, resulting in waitlists for certain models that can sometimes reach up to several years in length. Within the past several years, we have seen this happen for several of Rolex’s stainless steel sport/professional watches, where long waitlists at authorized dealers drive prices in the pre-owned market above retail prices for brand-new examples from authorized dealers.
Much like the luxury rolex Daytona, the all-green version of the Submariner, quickly grew in popularity, and soon experienced a demand that exceeded the number of “Hulk” Submariner watches that Rolex manufactured each year. A third, contemporary, stainless steel Rolex sport/professional model that has experienced appreciation in a relatively short amount of time is the replica rolex “Batman” GMT-Master II.
We witnessed Geneva play host to a handful of replica watch auctions last week, with the likes of Christie’s, Phillips, and Sotheby’s descending on the city and dropping some hammers. As the dust settled, it is obvious that the fake vintage Rolex reigns supreme, with the rolex Daytona Ultimatum sale at Phillips selling all 32 of its lots, the price is rather cheap. The big one in the mix – the one-of-a-kind white gold Daytona, dubbed the “Unicorn” – gave buyers some kind of a horn, selling at a low price as well, making it the second cheapest Rolex ever sold at auction.
While the conversation around casa de Time+Tide this week has been mostly centered around the ever-increasing demand for vintage Daytonas, and whether their astronomical prices are even sustainable, what also began to emerge as a trending topic was the apparent flow-on effect these high prices are having on other brands like the replica Omega, who smashed their Geneva auction estimates right out of the park, and even broke a few records of their own.
Of course, it had the celebrity factor. It might not be much of a surprise to see a few Speedmasters enter the mix, but it was to see that at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: Seven, all smashed well through their estimates. There was the first-of-its-kind Omega Speedmaster ref. 2915-1 “Broad Arrow”.
It’s only inevitable that as prices for fake vintage Rolex watches continue to skyrocket, collectors are going to look to get their thrills elsewhere. And with a history as storied as theirs, vintage Omega is showing that it’s the answer.
Not to get too metaphysical with you on a Saturday morning, but does three replica watches count as a list? Honestly, I have no idea anyway, and the fact is I couldn’t find too many more ‘true’ champagne dials that were released in 2018. And there’s even one or two I can think of that aren’t *technically* public yet, but proper, cork-popping champagne? Not so many. Why is that so? Perhaps it’s because champagne is an acquired and, dare I say, sophisticated taste.
A dial variant of last year’s two-tone number, this version swaps out pedestrian black for fantastic champagne! To be honest, it looks gold as well.
Montblanc’s dials have promoted to the next level in 2018, with this smoky, gradated champagne number being a case in point. And while it’s offered on the chronograph versions too, this simple 1858 Automatic is our personal pick.
It is no surprise to all that the amazing Grand Seiko is on this list. Those who know their champagne dials are amongst their finest work.
I forget the first time that I saw a Patek Philippe watch, but I still remember one of the first, and it gave a deep impression. Several years ago, there was a client that I had worked with in the past who had consigned some smaller pieces. He was always friendly and kind-hearted, and he reached out to me one day to say he was ready to consign his 3970E in yellow gold. I nervously searched for comps with the reserve at the low estimate. The auction soon approached and, much to my dismay, there was little interest in the watch. I frantically called the consignor the night before the auction and lowered the reserve to ensure more bidding activity – needless to say he wasn’t happy, and I got an earful. The cheap replica watches ended up selling at a very cheap price. To this day, I think about this story whenever I hear of a 3970. It hasn’t curbed my love of the watch, but I have always wondered: What’s the matter with the 3970, and why does nobody seem to care about it?
As far as I am concerned, the attraction has always been there. It’s considered one of the last great designs from the replica Patek Philippe and is a fairly complex piece. The aesthetics are there, the size is there, the movement is there – it has all the makings of a collector’s watch, but for some reason the results are always a little soft, a little lackluster. So I set out to really break down this watch and to see what it’s all about. Let’s dig in.
This popular watch was born in 1986. One must remember the 1980s were a weird time for mechanical watches. Quartz movements were shaking things up and people just didn’t care about complicated fake watches. As a matter of fact, even chronographs weren’t popular. Like, at all. So when the 3970 perpetual calendar chronograph dropped in 1986, it was not easy for retailers to move.
The 3970 was made in white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as platinum. The case itself measures 36mm, which is 1.5mm smaller than that of the 2499. Downsizing was an interesting move on Patek’s part. There are twin apertures for the day of the week and the month at 12 o’clock, and traditional round chronograph pushers flanking the crown. All in all, it’s very Patek Philippe replica, and stands for a transitional time for the brand as a modern piece released after post-vintage era greats such as the 1518 and the 2499, both of which have reached grail status.
Let’s say something about the movement. This caliber was the first non-Valjoux-based movement Patek ever used in a chronograph. On the contrary, it was based on the Lemania 2310, which was also the base of the beloved caliber 321 movement used in early replica Omega Speedmasters. This manual-winding movement has a 60-hour power reserve, and was also used in the later 5970 and 5004. It’s a beautiful and reliable movement that remained in use for the entire lineage of the 3970. The finishing on this caliber is excellent – all hand-done, of course.
The world branded Rolex sought to make a top-shelf version of the Rolex Submariner diver’s watch when they developed the Yacht-Master in 1992. Rumor has it that Rolex wasn’t quite brave enough to make any big changes to the design of the Submariner itself, resulting in the Yacht-Master being adding to the catalog as its own model. Both models may look similar with the use of a dial topped with lume, a robust Oyster case, and a timing bezel, but they serve two very different functions. The Yacht-Master has become a highly sought-after timepiece since its release over 20 years ago, owing to a blend of bold aesthetics and quality craftsmanship.
We can see from its name that the replica rolex Yacht-Master was developed as a tool – replica watches for sailing, offering waterproof up to 330 feet via a Triplock screw-down crown, a maxi dial with fat hands and larger hour markers, a secure three-link Oyster bracelet, and a bidirectional rotatable timing bezel. Most references feature a bezel crafted from valuable metals and distinguished by a sand-blasted insert and raised, high-polish graduations. It’s worth noting that the Yacht-Master was initially only offered in an all-gold finish, with more affordable two-tone options hitting the market shortly after. Tapered lugs complement the luxurious style of the bezel nicely, giving the Yacht-Master a look that stands apart from its muse the Submariner.
Getting back to the Yacht-Master’s status as a sports watch as well as a boating cheap replica watch, the bezel’s primary function is to measure amounts of time while at sea as well as sync with race start times. You can expect some of its key functions to operate in the same way with a build similar to the Submariner.
The first ten minutes on the bezel can be used to sync with Regatta start times, which can be done by aligning the zero position on the bezel with the minute hand, then using the 10-minute hashes to count down to the race start time. The bezel can also be set a certain amount of time into the future, allowing the minute hand to countdown towards that set time, essentially functioning as a timer.
Measuring elapsed time via the Yacht-Master bezel is pretty straightforward. At the very beginning, rotate the bezel in either direction to sync the zero position with the minute hand. The minute hand will point to the amount of time that has passed once finished.
All of these options are very much useful while sailing but have some applications towards life on land as well, making the rolex replica Yacht-Master Rolex ideal for any lifestyle.