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A '70s fake Rolex Day Date, An Omega R17.8 Tank, And A Tissot Made For The Horological Institute Of America

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It's been an especially good week of watch finds, with a host of delighting surprises and revelations. The way I see it, the beauty of the hunt is the knowledge which can be gained from it, and if you're interested in learning a thing or two, I'd suggest you keep reading. From a Vacheron Constantin cased like you've never seen before, to a Rolex with Japanese roots, we've got the higher end covered. Towards the middle, there's a Valjoux 72-powered chronograph by Bovet, and with an eye for accessibility, we've included a stunning Omega tank and Tissot with a twist of American horological history. In that fake rolex I ran out of witty ways to segue into the column long ago, let's just kick off the nerd-out fest.



During my daily scours of the interwebs for all things vintage watch related, I generally know in rough terms what I'm going to encounter. There's usually a host of Valjoux 72 chronographs, some funky divers, the occasional early complicat…

Men’s Watches For Travel And Fashion fake rolex

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What do you think of luxury watches?  Are they in or out?  I suppose some of it depends on your social circle and age group.  If you’re a middle aged executive you’ll have a different watch environment than say a young surfer.

This is a great opinion piece about the matter from the 80’s, when luxury watches really started to take off.

“I didn’t know what to expect when I first wore my $2 wristwatch to the office. A little fake rolex ribbing, perhaps, about how clunky it looked. Or maybe a cutting comment about its origins. I was ready. “Yeah,” I’d say, “I got it on the street from a vendor, but it tells time and”–the clincher–“it only cost $2.” What I wasn’t prepared for was the silence. And those occasional sidelong glances.

We are living in watch-proud times. Even I will admit that at first I had misgivings about a timepiece costing roughly as much as a Big Mac. What does it say about the value you place on time, one of the underpinnings of the modern world, when somehow it is equat…

The Panerai Submersible 42mm fake rolex

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You might have noticed coming out of SIHH that there were quite a few new Submersible models at Panerai. These included a series of limited editions whose purchase will net their buyers once-in-a-lifetime travel and exploration experiences with world-famous explorers and organizations like Panerai ambassador Mike Horn and the Italian Marina Militare. While the below, non-limited watches may not come with exotic experiences, they represent a great look and size for the Submersible range.

The dive watch that we have here today is the most basic of all the new Submersibles presented this year. It's the Panerai Submersible 42mm, which takes its place as Panerai's flagship tool watch for diving.



It's interesting to note that this year also saw the Submersible line of dive watches broken off from the larger Luminor collection. The Submersible aesthetic is familiar – a unidirectionally rotating bezel is still paired with a cushion case and a Luminor-style crown guard. These are p…

Patek Philippe 5320G Perpetual Calendar fake rolex

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The main and most important difference between a perpetual calendar crafted by Patek Philippe and that of any other of its competitors lies in the incredible history aura, in the successes and in the exceptional value that items produced by this manufacture from Geneva can actually boast. Anniversaries, new collections and new calibres all represent milestones that big collectors or even simple fake rolex fans can mark on their calendars as a sign of yet another strength from a brand that is constantly one or two steps ahead the others, no matter what personal taste and technical features are involved.



Patek Philippe watches fill the vaults of auctions houses, books about collections and also the dreams of those, who are ready to pay for a watch as much money as they would fork out for a painting from the past. It is then no mystery that, before Baselworld kicks off, the atmosphere is tense with curiosity and expectations from every side.

The Patek Philippe 5320G Perpetual Calendar co…

11 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals fake watches

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We’re all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Powerlite? While many watch brand take great pride in making their own cases, movements and dials, only a handful have gone the extra mile and actually invented their own materials, mostly for use in cases, but sometimes even for parts inside the watch. Many of these have come about as watch brands invested in developing new alloys in an effort to make stronger, lighter, and/or more scratch-resistant substances. Below we take a look at 11 brands that have invented their own alloys by combining different metals.

1. Rolex



One of the metals developed by Rolex is a material known as Rolesium, a combination of 904L stainless steel superalloy and 950 platinum. Rolesium was used in the 40-mm diameter Oyster case of the Rolex Yacht-Master seen here.

Rolex also developed Cerachrom, which it has used on the bezels of the Rolex Submariner and the 50th…

Hands-On: The orologi replica Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 TWA, PAN-AM, & Swissair ‘Capsule Collection’ Watches

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Some of the most fun new Breitling watches at Baselworld 2019 (and there were enough to choose from, for sure) were part of the airline-appreciation “capsule collection” watches that came in three versions. Each is a retro-chic iteration of the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 watch that, itself, makes for a comfortable daily wear. Breitling honors historic relationships the Swiss watchmaker has had with airlines TWA, PAN-AM, and, of course, Swissair. Only Switzerland’s main airline is still around, but the pop-culture importance of TWA and PAM-AM are important because both have various entertainment, hospitality, and fashion products associated with their brands. Apparently, in today’s busy and uncomfortable airports (and airplanes), there is a burgeoning nostalgia for Breitling replica the “good ol’ days” of flying (when it was still a mode of transportation mainly for the rich).



Don’t feel like you need to choose a favorite among the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 PAN…

Baume & Mercier Clifton Manual 1830 fake watches

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This watch is interesting in several ways. It shows that Baume & Mercier, a brand that has dedicated a lot of effort to reducing the prices of its entry-level watches, is also committed to movement innovation in higher-end pieces. The Clifton Manual 1830 is in red gold and has a new movement with a hairspring in laminated silicon, to improve precision in changing temperatures and positions. It’s an entirely classical dress watch, with a sapphire caseback revealing the beautifully finished calibre. It is 42 mm across, 8.9 mm thick, with a water resistance of 50 metres and orologi replica a black alligator strap. The dial shows a lot of attention to detail, with the brand’s hallmark typefont used for the numerals, and a date window nicely integrated into the overall design, with radial sides instead of the more usual rectangle.

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The movement is manually-wound, and the first notable feature is its power reserve of 90 hours, not far short of four days. Winding a wat…