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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

Our Experts Debate Over A Pair Of High Quality Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513S Fake Watches UK

And now for something completely different … Ok, maybe it isn’t completely different. After all, the Vintage Team is still bringing a drop of nearly 20 fresh vintage AAA UK Rolex replica watches to the Shop. Nothing will change about our selection, of course; click through to find Heuers, Datejusts, Vulcain Crickets, and the rest. That said, the Vintage Journal could use a bit of a refresh once in a while. Rather than the standard three picks from the team, this week is all about choice – choice within 1980s Rolex Submariners.

The Crown’s switch from matte to modern glossy dials is one of the most important differentiators in the Submariner’s nearly 70-year run. The matte dial had the longest stay within the ref. 5513, but it was eventually phased out in favor of the first modern glossy dial Submariners, around 1984. The examples immediately before and after this switch are becoming more collectible by the day, as are 1980s perfect fake Rolex sports watches, in general. As our collection features both a 1982 “maxi” matte dial as well as a 1989 white gold surrounds, glossy dialed ref. 5513, we figured it was time to pit our team’s experts against one another.

Rich, a purist at heart, argues for the warm and fuzzy feeling that only a matte Submariner can bring to your wrist and Saori takes the more forward-thinking stance. Where do you side? If an ’80s no-date Sub is what you’re after, do you take the road less traveled and go with a glossy dial or stick with Rich and the “real” vintage collectors? Don’t care about Rolex or Subs? 17 other Swiss made Rolex replica watches await your attention in the Vintage Watches section of the Shop.

1982 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 Replica Watches With ‘Maxi’ Dial

With vintage Swiss movements fake Rolex watches, I always come back to the Explorer ref. 1016. It is my watch of choice most days and the only vintage piece from the Crown currently in my watch box. So why am I talking about the Explorer in an article supposedly all about Submariners? The early 1980s 5513 shares everything I love about my Explorer and is upgraded in all of the areas I find the 1016 to be slightly lacking. Without a date or an unnecessary, to my non-underwater and non-AARP card-carrying eyes, “cyclops” crystal, I have always preferred the simple look of a 5513. With a more substantial case and the accuracy of a Rolex caliber made in the 1980s, there are creature comforts and ease of wear points here that my Explorer just does not score.

When I say always, I am talking about early episodes of Talking Watches like John Mayer, Matt Jacobson, and Morgan King, the ones that engage with “real” vintage cheap Rolex replica watches culture. This was before I was really on Instagram, a different world. The Submariners presented to me and countless others in those “classic HODINKEE” years? That’s right, they had matte dials. There is something so 2014, New York City, leather gloves and a set of vintage Porsche keys in a lifestyle photo about a good matte-dialed Sub.

That feeling cannot be replicated by a more modern example for me. Once the white gold surrounds hit the dial, somehow a portion of what makes best copy Rolex Submariner watches a Submariner was lost. Even when a late-’80s or -’90s gloss dial has some patina to the tritium lume, it almost feels out of place. There are pros – many pros – to these watches, and I completely understand why our customers continually request them. But give me the matte dial every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

The replica Rolex watches for sale we have this week is what is known as a Mark IV “Maxi” dial which is characterized by the “Submariner” branding above the depth rating and the specific font for the “S” in Submariner having a more aggressive-looking “zig-zag” appearance. I know the nerdy details of vintage Rolex dials are not for everybody but, hey, they are for me. The variation and scholarship are just not on the same level for more modern Submariners. Check out all of the Submariners in the Shop, but make sure this one sells before Saori’s example does so I can say I won.

1989 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 Fake Watches

I used to think luxury Rolex Submariner replica watches with the white gold surrounds was not a vintage Sub. For me, a vintage Sub has always been the early gilt/glossy dials or the matte dial version that followed. I think that ideal has been true for most vintage enthusiasts for a long time. But then, when you think about the passage of time, it’s also true that Rolex super clone watches wholesale store from the 1980s and early 1990s are creeping up to be considered as “vintage,” as well. It’s the preconceived notion that was holding me back from embracing this variant for a long time. But now that I have opened up my mind, I’m starting to like it even more than the matte dial version – perhaps because it also aligns with my liking for glossy dials of the early days, without breaking the bank.

This piece from 1989 (L serial) is truly at the tail-end of the near-30-year run of ref. 5513 production, making it the last of the long-running reference. The first thing that stands out is the glossy dial, of course. Let’s admit, it doesn’t have the unmistakable patina of the early glossy dials. Some may say it’s colder-looking than the softer matte dial variants, but I actually find the glossiness on this modern-ish Sub inviting. The smooth black surface makes the dial look extra black and with more depth compared to the slightly rougher texture of the matte dial, which has the tendency to age in a more dusty blackboard black. The biggest part which I was not a fan of, originally, were the so-called “white gold surrounds.” The silver-colored frame around the lume for the hour makers used to throw me off. I recently realized that it wasn’t really because of the frame around the hour markers. It was because of the combination of the often whiter lume color and the silver color of the frame that stood out against the deep black color of the dial. The stark color difference was just too much for me. Lately, I’ve noticed that the white lume color from this era is starting to age beautifully, as well. In many of the examples, the lume color is turning into that signature aged light custard color which feels more authentic.

Combined with the traditional robust 1:1 top fake Rolex Submariner watches case, a workhorse automatic movement, and an Oyster bracelet, it comes together neatly at the cusp of vintage and modern; a proud family member of a true classic. I feel this glossy dial variant is a respectable ode to the original glossy dials from the early 1960s, and also a proper send-off to conclude the reference with a design like the one we have here.

Score Iconic Vintage High Quality Swiss Replica Rolex Watches UK This Holiday Season

You could point your finger at any number of reasons (the global supply chain and deep-pocketed collectors being among the most common would-be culprits), but the fact of the matter is, it ain’t exactly easy to get new best UK Rolex replica watches these days. That’s a bummer if you’re in the market for, say, the latest iteration of the Explorer II, or a Daytona with a meteorite dial, both of which were introduced at Watches and Wonders in 2021. But if you’re interested in getting your hands on a vintage Rolex—and, let’s be real, who isn’t interested in getting their hands on vintage Swiss movements Rolex fake watches—I have some very good news for you.

Just last week, expert vintage Rolex purveyor Bob’s Watches teamed up with the folks at Revolve to offer a collection of greatest hits ranging from the perfect Swiss replica Rolex Submariner watches to the Daytona—all with special pricing, and all available to buy right now. (You can learn more about the collection here.) What’s that mean for you? Well, it means that you might actually be able to score that investment-level 1:1 top copy watches you’ve had your eye on all year. Also, that you can rest assured that you’re not unnecessarily paying through the nose for it just because some shady dealer decided he wanted to line his pockets this holiday season.

There is one catch, though, and it’s the one you’d likely expect: These replica watches wholesale site are selling, and they’re selling fast. The Air King that’ll make your heart sing? Already sold out. But you can still snag a GMT-Master II with a Pepsi dial. Or the perfect fake Rolex Daytona or Submariner watches. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, there’s even Swiss made super clone Rolex Day-Date President watches in the mix. But I wouldn’t count on any of them sticking around for long. So if you’re in the market, it’s time to get shopping. Here are the best of the options available right now.