It’s Best Quality UK Fake Rolex Vs. Rolex Watches In Today’s Sport Watch Throwdown

This Week’s Vintage Watches

A half dozen “new” vintage watches just hit the HODINKEE Shop. While a great Longines Automatic in full 18k white gold with a bracelet and a Universal Genève “Tank” headline the best of the rest, our editorial focus is fixed on two pillars of the vintage AAA Rolex replica watches game.

You’ve read Rich, Saori, and Sean talk about golden-age Rolex enough. Coming up with a differentiated take on the 1:1 UK fake Rolex Submariner or GMT-Master watches is a bit of a task at this point. We don’t want to let a bit of take fatigue on our end make the examples of these great models we’re offering any less special. Addressing this issue, we called on some friends. With a true collector-grade example of each available for sale in the Shop right now, we posed a simple prompt to the HODINKEE Slack: “Submariner or GMT-Master, and why?”

Team Submariner

“While I’ve always loved the colors of the classic “Pepsi” GMT, when I think of high quality replica Rolex sport watches, I think black, white, and steel. For me, the Submariner is the quintessential Rolex. There is something about the straightforward design and dedication to legibility that has always spoken to me. It’s an anchor of design and that’s why it was my first modern Rolex purchase. But that doesn’t stop me from wondering how a nice, vintage 5513 would look on my wrist.” – Jeff Hilliard, Director of Limited Editions

“What has three hands, two crowns, and triangles, circles, and rectangles galore?! It’s no extraterrestrial nursery rhyme, it’s simply my poorly ideated description of this pretty sweet vintage cheap Rolex Submariner copy watches. Actually, just ignore my rambling and check it out for yourself.” – Logan Baker, Brand Editor

“For me, it’s the bare-bones, no-date, black-and-white Submariner. There are many aspects to love about this watch but I particularly love the rugged design and the mixture of fonts – in particular the elongated numerals around the bezel and the italicized letters used for feet and meters. Without a doubt, I would consider this a daily go-to option.” – Jeffery Fowler, CEO

“As someone who comes from a lineage of mariners (whalers, ground fisherman, scallopers, and marine engineers), it is clear to me that the Submariner 5513 is truly a watch inspired by men of the sea. It’s a no-nonsense, legible tool watch that gets the job done. But that’s not to say that its simple beauty goes unappreciated. A mariner may give highest priority to pragmatic functionality, but a close second is making sure their vessel – or their watch – is looking her best, and the ref. 5513 doesn’t disappoint.” – Kaylen Duquette, Product Manager

“It’s all about the 5513. When it comes to vintage luxury Rolex replica watches, three handers are always the ones that sing to me. And the 5513 is the perfectly distilled essence of the rugged, purpose-built Submariner design, armed with simplicity and loads of vintage charm.” – TanTan Wang, Merchandising

“What’s not to love about this beautiful Sub? It is the perfect combination of modern and vintage, with that Sub look we know and love but with no hour marker surrounds and a lovely matching patina that has developed across the hands, hour markers, and lume pip.” – Matt Elrod, Pricing Specialist

“I’m going with the Submariner 5513; I like the more understated black and white tones of the Submariner over the spirited red and blue of the GMT. At first glance, the Swiss made fake Rolex watches may look like just another Sub, but when you look closely, you are mesmerized by the beautiful matching patina, of the dial, hands, and pip. Examining the dial conjures up flashbacks of a time where this watch could have seen the depths of the ocean.” – David Kochanik, Senior Manager of Pre-Owned Pricing

“This Submariner speaks to my soul as a designer. It’s a perfect encapsulation of form truly following function. I love that it’s stripped down to its essentials and how iconic it is in its styling, and it just seems to get better with age.” – Michael Croxton, VP of Product Design

Team GMT-Master

“For me, it’s the 1675, no question. In a lot of ways, 1675 is the GMT reference – the category killer. The ‘radial’ dial puts it over the top.” – Nick Marino, SVP of Content

“I feel the GMT is the most practical complication. I use it to track Pacific Standard Time, which is where the majority of my family is located. It’s extremely helpful to glance at my wrist and check the time before placing a call to a family member, which I will be doing this Sunday on Father’s Day. I would be hard-pressed to find a more attractive way to gauge when to call than glancing at a vintage ref. 1675 as my father goes about his day.” – Nash Larson, Key Accounts Manager

“The comparison is tricky because the GMT-Master is a Submariner with a different bezel and GMT functionality. I’m fascinated by the boom in commercial aviation during the mid-century years, so it’s the top Rolex GMT-Master replica watches for me. The GMT-Master played a significant role in the cockpit; 707 pilots wore it, Chuck Yeager wore one, even modern day astronauts still wear the GMT-Master in space. Regardless of the current luxury status of the GMT-Master, there’s no arguing with the hundreds of real-world examples of the watch being used for its intended purpose. That’s what pulls me towards the GMT-Master.” – Cole Pennington, Editor

“Being limited by needing a rotating bezel and water resistance, all dive Rolex super clone watches for sale will have some sort of look in common, but a GMT only needs to track two different time zones, which can be and has been done in 100 different ways – but one rules them all. The Rolex Pepsi bezel GMT-Master is the GMT all others are measured against, with a long production run from 1959-1980, the 1675 model is the king, accept no substitutions.” – Mark Hackman, Buyer

“Legends never die. (Please see accompanying photo)” – Rachel Hoffman, Site Merchandising Associate

“Although I love a simple Sub, I think the most appealing thing about the GMT-Master is the color contrasts between the Pepsi color bezel and the black dial. A perfect combination of aged tritium lume gives the vibrant look that extra vintage flair. With Father’s Day coming up I recently had a conversation with my dad on how I would want us to have matching Submariners or GMTs one day. The jury is still out, both are surely timeless Rolex classics.” – Jamil Harris, Quality Control Specialist

“I would like to start off by saying I love a Pepsi bezel (always have, always will). The red & blue have so much personality and are, well, just fun! I’m definitely going for the 1978 Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 ‘Mark 3 Radial Dial’. There is something so sweet about a vintage Pepsi– It’s cool, it’s colorful, & it’s timeless.” – Mary Wright, Associate Merchant

“The watch that I wear most is an all-black GMT-Master II, so I have to stick with the GMT here. The dial looks amazing and I love the nice pop of color the Pepsi bezel offers without being obnoxious.” – Roberto DaSilva, Senior Manager of Wholesale Buying

“The GMT speaks to me most, by far. A GMT function is, in my eyes, the most useful complication. So much so that I would argue it is the only useful complication for the real world.” – Jonathan McWhorter, Videographer and Photographer

“The perfect replica Rolex GMT-Master 1675 watches is a time machine. When I’ve had the opportunity to wear one, I feel like a Pan Am Pilot in the golden age of aviation. Not only does it indicate the local time and your destination time, but it is truly a time capsule (especially for pilots and aviation enthusiasts). In today’s contemporary world, I can only imagine what it must have felt like to rely on a wristwatch for such an important function. To own and wear a GMT Master 1675 is a privilege and an honor.” – Taylor Stevens, Account Manager

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