The design and quality of construction of these watches is excellent, providing real competition for their authentic counterparts. With precise timekeeping functions and additional features, you are guaranteed an experience almost identical to that of owning a real luxury watch. Still, it is very important to purchase from trustworthy retailers and do some research on replica watches before you think about making a purchase. There are many replica watches that have sub-standard quality and that are not worth the metal they are made from, so it is imperative that you as the potential customer ascertain that you are buying a quality replica timepiece.
Like many high-priced, brand-name watches , Rolex watches are one of the most counterfeited brands of watches available and can be found illegally being sold on the street and the internet. These fake Rolex watches are mainly produced in Asian countries such as India and mainland China (EU figures show that 54% of fakes seized in 2004 originated in China), and retail anywhere from $5 upwards to $1000 for high-end Rolex replica watches fabricated in gold. By some accounts, over 75% of all replica watches produced annually are copies of Rolex Oyster Perpetual designs.
I have been seeing a steady decline in the quality of several replicas, most notably replicas of watches with automatic chronograph movements. These include replicas of the Rolex Daytona, Omega Speedmaster and Breitling Navitimer. Just about every replica I see is utilizing a low quality mainland Chinese copy of the Valjoux 775X-series movement. These watches often have both running and functionality problems. They are often WILDLY inaccurate, sometimes running as much as 30 minutes per day fast. The chronograph functions often don’t work properly and frequently fail to reset to “zero” as they should.
There are genuine replicas in the watch world. These include watches that are “re-issues” of models from the past. Companies like Hamilton do this fairly frequently. The picture above shows an original Hamilton Ventura from the late 1950s and a current re-issue. The face, case, and overall look of the watch are virtually identical to the original. The “guts” have been updated to include a new quartz-regulated movement as opposed to the original electric movement. Recently, Doxa has re-issued a limited number of dive watches that are virtual replicas of their orange-faced diver from the 1960s.
For only a fraction of the cost the average Joe can now look the partwith their very own replica rolex The swiss gradereplica watches are such precisereplicas that even under close examination by a trained jeweler theymay not be able toauthenticate the watch, unless they open up the back and check theengine. With thatsaid, the movements in the replica rolex and replica watches are SwissETA movements which you would find in authentic Breitling, Omega,Cartier, Panerai watches that cost several thousanddollars. The manufactures of these fine replica watches are using thesame materialsthat are used in the originals.