Before we get into our list of the best vintage Rolex replica watches for sale, it’s important to offer up a bit of a warning about buying vintage watches. As we mentioned already, these super clone watches are all very expensive, and before spending this kind of money on anything — especially a decades-old mechanical device — you need to do your due diligence to avoid being ripped off. There’s a saying in the watch community that you “buy the seller” and not the watch, and it really rings true here. Make sure you look into who’s selling the high quality fake Rolexand only purchase from a trusted dealer. The vintage watch market is a minefield full of scams, fakes, and cobbled-together “Frankenwatches,” and if you’re not careful you can easily lose thousands of dollars, so you should also heavily research the model you’re after so you know what inconsistencies to look out for. Finally, if possible, it’s also a good idea to consult experts on online forums and elsewhere to get a second opinion before making a purchase on any high-priced vintage super clone watch.
Even if you’re not familiar with vintage 1:1 replica Rolexes, you’ve probably heard of the “Paul Newman” Daytona. An example of one of these watches, owned by the eponymous actor himself, once held the record for the most expensive watch ever sold at auction after a buyer paid for $17.8 million for it in 2017.
The dials were manufactured by a company called Singer, and they appear on a number of different Rolex Daytona replica watches for sale produced in the 1960s and ‘70s, but at a much lower rate than standard Daytona dials. Newman himself wore a ref. 6239, which has a steel bezel. More desirable is the ref. 6241, which added a black acrylic bezel. The most sought-after on the general market is the ref. 6263, which also has a black bezel but boasts a cleaner-looking dial. Swiss made replica Rolex Daytona references 6262, 6264, and 6265 also came with exotic Paul Newman dials. Expect a six-figure price tag for basically any Paul Newman Daytona.
The luxury fake Rolex Daytona is Rolex’s chronograph, and the only thing separating a “Newman” from a regular Daytona of the same vintage is the dial. “Newman” Daytonas have what Rolex used to refer to as “Exotic” dials. These dials, always in panda or reverse panda colorways, have a different font and slightly different markings compared to the standard Swiss movement copy Rolex Daytona dials, with their Art Deco numerals and square markings on the subdials being the most significant things to look out for.
Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately. Swiss made fake Rolex is not the brand to do reissues. We all know that the brilliance of The Crown is in the continuation of its classics. This strategy of updating its models through the decades is what has created all these incredible icons. It’s also why 1:1 replica Rolex UK is not a brand of reissues. First off, reissues would not fit this strategy of constant evolution and eternal progress. Second of all, this strategy has led to a relatively small number of unique models being discontinued over time compared to other brands. But it doesn’t mean they are not there. Enter the cheap fake Rolex Daytona ref. 6238, also known as the father of the iconic Daytona.
Talking about Rolex reissues When it comes to Rolex reissues, we obviously have to mention Tudor. We all know that perfect replica Rolex is not a brand for re-issues because of the reasons I just explained. Ever since Tudor introduced the Black Bay line in 2012, the brand has been the keeper of the Rolex (and Tudor) spirit of the past. It’s a strategy that has worked wonders for the brand. Up until recently, Tudor could not be “accused” of re-introducing a single luxury super clone Rolex reference. The brand captured the spirit of the Rolex and Tudor divers rather than singling out one specific reference unless it was their own of course. But during the Watches And Wonders, there it was — the Tudor Black Bay Pro! It was a watch so heavily inspired by the cheap fake Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655 that it could pass for a modern re-issue of the Rolex classic.
While nothing can replace the original top replica Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655, if you are into the aesthetic of the “Freccione”, I understand this could be a good option for you. Personally, I was surprised to see Tudor picking out specific references to inspire its new timepieces. The Black Bay GMT S&G is another example of taking inspiration from a very specific Rolex replica for sale UK, although there are obviously multiple classic “Root Beer” references. It’s a strategy that without a doubt will attract large crowds to these watches. As you might know, both Lex and Nacho explained in detail how they are on opposite sides of the spectrum regarding whether this is a good step for Tudor. But it’s never going to be a topic of discussion for the luxury fake Rolex ref. 6238 “Pre-Daytona”.
A look back at the history of the ref. 6238 Does that make the Swiss made replica Rolex ref. 6238 my favorite vintage Rolex? In all honesty, my love for the Explorer II ref. 1655 has not diminished at all, so I will keep dreaming about both. But let’s jump into the history of the predecessor of the famous Daytona. As I explained in the Buying Guide for the best Rolex fake watches of the 1960s, it is, without a doubt, my favorite model from that decade. The ref. 6238 was produced from 1962 until 1968 and led to the introduction of the Daytona ref. 6239.
While there are quite a few differences in appearance, the Rolex Daytona ref. 6238 replica online UK is considered the model that turned into the first Daytona ref. 6239 that was introduced in 1963. The watch marks a transition between the looks of the legendary ref. 6234 and ref. 6236 “Jean Claude Killy” and the iconic Daytona. It has a 36mm case, still features a smooth bezel, and has the tachymeter scale printed on the dial like its predecessors. And that’s also the biggest difference with the Daytona, which has the tachymeter on the fixed steel bezel. Additionally, Swiss movement replica Rolex started using contrasting colors for the sub-dials on the dial of the Daytona. So, while “Pre-Daytona” technically makes sense, there are some fundamental differences between the two models.
Well, for many, the cheap fake Rolex Daytona 16520 is now one of the most famous watches of all time. After all, when it was released in 1988, it became Rolex’s first-ever automatic chronograph. Yes, manual-wind Daytonas were languishing in the showcases up until this point — truth, my dad tells stories of how the local AD in Fort Lauderdale simply couldn’t sell them. Interestingly, 19 years after the first automatic chronographs debuted, Swiss movement replica Rolex still didn’t have its own in-house solution. Instead, the brand turned to Zenith and opted to modify the El Primero movement.
AAA fake Rolex UK made changes such as removing the date function, slowing down the movement to 28,800vph, and giving it a COSC rating. The end result was the caliber 4030 automatic chronograph movement.
The cheap fake Rolex Daytona 16520 measured in at 40mm and featured a polished metal external tachymeter bezel. Like the Explorer II, it also came in both black and white dial options. This line of Daytona models also introduced a polarizing trend that found its way to later generations of the more luxurious sports models — polished center links.
The perfect replica Rolex Daytona 16520 is amongst the most collectible of all-steel sports five-digit references, and little variants and aged dials bring in big money. These days, you’ll need €30K to enter the running for one of these watches. The positive is that they’re always in demand and are generally quite easy to sell.