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 Rolex and 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.