Everyone has heard of Rolex watches. They deserved to be on in the top of the list through many years of improvements. When they began making watches in 1954, they were designed especially for pilots and navigators in Pan American Airways. This Rolex GMT-Master II replica watch I bought just like original one has a 24-hour display fourth hand complication directly linked to and displaying the same time- zone as the standard 12-hour hand. Rolex has so excellent design that is why it was suitable for the plane crew on long flights. GMT or UTC is the time zone that is required for all aviation planning, weather forecasts, schedules, and other paperwork. Also, US Air Force pilots, NASA astronauts, and serial jet-setters used this watch because it was essential in their work.
The History of Rolex GMT-Master II
In the early 1980’s they released the Rolex GMT-Master II. It is identical to the first version but with improvements which allow you to adjust the time zone without disturbing the minutes. The reason for that is the independently adjustable quickset hour hand. An updated Rolex GMT Master II debuted in 2005. The new model had several cosmetic changes, such as larger case, hands and hour markers. Besides, it also has a new bezel made using an extremely hard ceramic material that is designed to be more scratch and fade resistant. Continue reading “Rolex GMT-Master II Oyster Collection Replica Review”
For those of us who consider ourselves Rolex fans, we know that there’s a lot of choice out there. Sometimes, the variety can actually be a little overwhelming—particularly in the secondary market. So, we’ve broken it down into what we think are six of the best men’s replica watches from Rolex under $9,00.
Top Rolex Pick for around $4,500
If you have around $4,500 to spend, one of the best men’s watches you can get is the Rolex Replica Oyster Perpetual ref. 114300. The is one Rolex watch that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. With a 39mm Oyster case size in stainless steel, along with a matching steel Oyster bracelet, it’s contemporary, yet classic Rolex. The time-only dial is beautifully symmetrical thanks to the lack of a date window. Furthermore, the dial comes in several shades from grape to blue to slate. In terms of practicality, the Oyster Perpetual ref. 114300 runs on the in-house Caliber 3132 with 48 hours of power reserve and 330 feet of water resistance. The Oyster Perpetual 39 is simplicity at its best.
Top Rolex Pick for around $5,500
If, on the other hand, you had a budget of around $5,500, one of the best men’s replica watches we’d recommend is the steel Datejust II. It’s the quintessential everyday luxury replica watch, but in a bigger case size. With a 41mm Oyster case and domed bezel, the Datejust II ref. 116300 is both refreshingly modern and timelessly elegant. Plus, as its name suggests, the dial includes the practical date window, in addition to the time. Crafted entirely in steel, presented on an Oyster bracelet, and powered by the in-house Caliber 3136 automatic movement, this is a Rolex that will see plenty of wrist time.
Top Rolex Pick for around $6,500
We hate to play favorites, but for around $6,500, the Explorer II ref. 216570 is definitely one of the best men’s watches from the Rolex replica catalog. This rugged and sporty Rolex boasts a 42mm Oyster case in stainless steel and matching Oyster bracelet. Furthermore, in addition to the local time and date, the Explorer II ref. 216570 also displays a second time zone due to its extra 24-hour hand and corresponding 24-hour bezel. While there is a choice between the black dial version and the white dial version, we love the white “Polar” edition of the Explorer II. The orange hand really pops against the clean white background, as do the black outlined lume plots and Mercedes-style hands. Beating at the core of the Explorer II ref. 216570 is the Rolex Caliber 3187 manufacture movement with 50 hours of power reserve.
Top Rolex Pick for around $7,00
With a budget of around $7,000, you can’t go wrong with a Rolex Milgauss ref. 116400GV. One of Rolex’s best men’s watches for that price range, the Milgauss is actually one that flies under the radar. Perhaps not as famous as the Submariner, GMT-Master, or Daytona, the Milgauss nonetheless has a history that’s just as interesting. Originally created for members of the scientific community who frequented high magnetic fields, the Milgauss got its name from being able to withstand 1,000 gauss. “Mille” is French for one thousand, while “gauss” is the unit used to measure magnetic fields. The combination of the electric blue dial, green sapphire glass, and orange lightning bolt seconds hands makes for an unforgettable look indeed. True to its name, the Caliber 3131 automatic movement within is resistant to magnetic forces up to 1,000 gauss.
Top Rolex Pick for around $7,50+
If you’ve allocated around $7,500 for a Rolex watch, then may we suggest one of the best men’s watches available today—the Submariner ref. 116610LN. As the most current version of the famous Rolex diver’s watch, the 116610LN features the highly coveted black Cerachrom ceramic bezel. Additionally, housed within the 40mm stainless steel case is a matching black dial with the larger lume plots and Mercedes-style hands. The date window sits at 3 o’clock under the Cyclops lens while the Glidelock clasp on the Oyster bracelet means the watch can easily be adjusted to fit under a cuff or over a dive suit. The Submariner ref. 116610LN keeps time (and date) with the famous Rolex Caliber 3135 with 1,000 feet of water resistance. There’s really no better place to spend that budget than on the iconic Rolex Submariner.
Favorite Rolex Under $9,000
For a little over $8,500 you could be the proud owner of one of Rolex’s best men’s watches to date. When the GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR made its debut in 2013, Rolex fans everywhere were very, very happy. Not only did it have the Cerachrom ceramic bezel, but it was a two-tone bezel as well. The black and blue colors of the bezel was a complete surprise because Rolex had previously said that a Cerachrom in two colors would be impossible to make. But they proved themselves wrong, and the GMT-Master II Batman was born. Driving the two time zones and date features of the ref. 116710 is the Rolex Caliber 3186. Still to this day one of Rolex’s most popular sports watches, the GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR can be hard to come by. So if you have the cash ready and see one for sale, grab it fast and run before someone else does!
What do you think of our six above Rolex reccomendations? What would be on your list of top Rolex picks? Let us know in the comment section below.
Following up our look at the inaugural replica rolex pilot watches, the GMT-Master ref. 6542, we now take a look at its successor, the highly popular GMT-Master ref. 1675. Rolex unveiled the ref. 1675 in 1959 with plenty of modifications over its predecessor. The GMT-Master ref. 1675 proved to be so successful that Rolex produced it for over 20 years until 1980.
Rolex GMT-Master ref. 1675 has a two-tone bezel. The blue and red combination is called the Pepsi.
The Improvements of the Fake GMT-Master ref. 1675
The new GMT-Master reference brought along with it some modifications over the previous GMT-Master ref. 6542, in addition to undergoing several improvements over its 21-year production period. There are several variations of the GMT-Master. The first and most obvious change to the GMT-Master ref. 1675 is the inclusion of crown guards. The first generation of crown guards were pointy in shape, almost resembling little horns, hence its nickname, “El Cornino”. These pointed crown guards (PCG) were eventually replaced with square shaped ones around 1964 followed by rounder ones later on. Naturally, because the pointed crown guards were only manufactured for a few years, they are highly coveted by vintage Rolex collectors and typically command a premium over other types of crown guards.
The Rolex GMT-Master ref. 1675 keeps a balance of style and function.
Aside from the crown guards, the GMT-Master ref. 1675 also included a new label on the dial-Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified. Powering the ref. 1675 were two different automatic movements. First it was the Rolex Caliber 1565 until 1964 and then the Rolex Caliber 1575 for the remainder of the model’s production period. In 1971, Rolex introduced the hacking feature to the ref. 1675. Hacking means that the seconds hands stops when the user pulls out the winding crown permitting more precise time setting.
The GMT-Master ref. 1675 models with the Caliber 1565 featured a black gloss dial with a smaller triangle-tipped GMT-hand, while the later versions with the Caliber 1575 had black matte dials and a larger triangle-tipped 24-hour hand.
Different Versions of the GMT-Master ref. 1675
When it first made its debut, the GMT-Master ref. 1675 sported the iconic steel body and red and blue “Pepsi” bezel look. However, different versions of the ref. 1675 were also offered. In the early 1970s, an all black version of the GMT-Master ref. 1675 was presented. So rather than the bi-color bezel where the red signified daylight hours and blue indicated nighttime hours, the bezel was in solid black.
Also new to the GMT-Master collection were more luxurious versions in yellow gold and Rolesor yellow gold and steel. The ref. 1675/8 is the full yellow gold version of the vintage GMT-Master while the ref. 1675/3 is the two-tone version. Both the ref. 1675/8 and the ref. 1675/3 are available with either a black dial and black bezel configuration or a brown dial and brown and beige bezel combo. The brown and gold GMT-Masters are often referred to as “Root Beer” due to the similarity in colors to the popular soda. The gold and two-tone versions of the GMT-Master ref. 1675 also had “nipple dials” characterized by distinct gold hour markers. Furthermore, both versions also included Oyster and Jubilee bracelet options.
Whether it’s the stainless steel GMT-Master ref. 1675 in a colorful blue and red Pepsi or sleek black, or a full gold GMT-Master ref. 1675/8 with a black nipple dial or a two-tone GMT-Master ref. 1675/3 with the Root Beer bezel, there’s no denying the iconic status of this vintage Rolex reference. Since it was in production for so long, it’s actually not a difficult vintage Rolex to find. However, since there are so many different choices, half of the fun is finding that perfect ref. 1675 that has each of the details you want.
Which is your favorite GMT-Master 1675? Are you more into the steel models or the gold ones? What about bezel options? Pepsi, black, or Root Beer? We’d love to hear from you so leave us a comment below.