Twenty years ago, watch discussion forums were the only social media, and they were places where I spent a lot of time. Apart from conversations about watch-related topics, there was also usually a sales forum that I probably visited more frequently than I should. As a watch collector just starting my journey, the sales pages were full of temptation, as there were a lot of brands and types of best UK Rolex replica watches that I had yet to experience.
One of them was Rolex. While I followed topics on models like the legendary ‘Seamaster vs Submariner’ posts, a Rolex was way out of my price range.
However, this turned out to be not entirely true: on one of the sales forums, a seller had a hard time offloading vintage perfect 1:1 fake Rolex Oyster watches. The reason was that the dial had been redone, which the seller disclosed upfront. With no takers, the price had already been lowered a few times before it caught my attention.
As I liked how the dial was done, and the price was around $600 – surprisingly within my budget – I decided to take the plunge. It also happened to be my birthday then, so all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place.
Did not disappoint
The top Rolex Oyster copy watches did not disappoint when it was delivered. While the dial had been redone and was not perfect, the case was in good shape and only modestly polished during its lifetime. The movement was also up for the task, winding smoothly and running precisely. The sword hands seemed to have been filled with Lumi-Nova at some point, but it was well done.
After fitting it with a new strap, my first Rolex was ready to be worn.
The Oyster accompanied me on my journey developing as both a collector and a professional within the industry. Even after a few years, it remained a watch I wore quite frequently. While others have come and gone, including different Rolex, this luxury replica Rolex Oyster watches stayed with me.
While it was not the perfect Rolex, it had a few benefits. As an old Oyster it had that vintage Rolex feel, which is easy to recognize yet hard to put into words. There is simply something about the way that they were made and feel on the wrist that seems slightly different from other vintage Swiss movements Rolex super clone watches.
With the redone dial, it suited my style, but it was less obviously a Rolex.
The fact that it lacked a date function and was fitted with a strap helped as well. It made it sort of a stealth watch; one for me to enjoy, but less obvious to the outside world. While it was a staple in my collection, because it was not equipped with an original dial I never wore it to any (watch) events, making it a very private part of my collection.
I hardly even photographed it, which is somewhat of a regret in relation to this article.
Spicing things up
A good friend trades in vintage AAA Rolex replica watches for a living but also has an artistic side. A while back, he showed me images of a Nomos that he had decorated with dots of different sizes and colors. The result was playful and fun, and the concept suited the Nomos perfectly. That planted a seed in my mind regarding my old Oyster. I had owned the watch for over two decades and my view of it had shifted.
With my collection evolving, so did the position of this Rolex. As the dial was not original anyway, a unique opportunity emerged: modify it again and, by doing so, add something both fresh and unique to my collection to enjoy for decades to come.
My friend was willing to work on the dial of the Rolex fake watches wholesale and began by stripping it of its previous printing. This resulted in quite a surprise: gone were the badly printed railroad track and Rolex name, but the gold tone circle in the middle remained.
I decided on a bold choice of colors, including several hues of green (as a nod to my last name) combined with coral, light blue, and fluorescent yellow Super-Luminova.
While it may look simple, each dot had to be carefully positioned, painted, and then dry before continuing to the next. This was a tedious task because he wanted to ensure that the result would look random but balanced and pre-determined.
The result is not for everybody, its exuberant character is a private pleasure.
Going all in
In my opinion, modifying vintage high quality Rolex replica watches means you have to go all in. In my case this meant a custom strap to match the outgoing character of the dial. For this, I turned to Atelier Petrov, a high-end leather goods specialist based in Basel, Switzerland. What I wanted was that all the colors of the dial would find a way into the strap, with green dominating them all.
This resulted in one of the craziest straps I have ever ordered!
For the top leather, we selected lizard in British racing green. The hand stitching was done in gold wire, while the sides of the strap were coated in fluorescent yellow. The calfskin lining is done in two colors, coral and light blue.
While all this is as outrageous as it sounds, the result brings it all together. While this China online replica Rolex watches was quite under the radar in its previous configuration, now the opposite is true.
You might love it or hate it, but it doesn’t make much of a difference as it is mine to enjoy.