FAKE ROLEX SEA-DWELLER REF. 1665 “DOUBLE RED”
As perhaps the most famous watch in the world, the cheap fake Rolex Submariner is unsurprisingly Rolex’s flagship dive watch. But it isn’t its only dive watch. Nor is it the brand’s best dive watch, at least from a diving perspective. That honor goes to the perfect replica Rolex Sea-Dweller.
Introduced in 1967 as arguably the first watch with a helium release valve, the high end copy Rolex Sea-Dweller was suitable for saturation dives as it allowed pressurized helium atoms to escape the watch without popping off the crystal — something that plagued divers lacking the feature. For good measure, the best 1:1 replica Rolex Sea-Dweller also greatly improved the Submariner’s water resistance, from 200m to 610m. The ref. 1665 was the first iteration of the Sea-Dweller, and it stuck around for 10 years. Nicknamed the “Double Red” due to its two lines of red text on the dial, the 1665 also introduced a date window to aaa quality copy Rolex’s dive watches around the same time as the first Submariner Date, the short-lived ref. 1680, but it did so without the oft-maligned cyclops. Double Reds are pricey, generally starting in the neighborhood of $40-$50K.
REPLICA ROLEX SUBMARINER REF. 6538 “JAMES BOND”
You knew this was coming: we’ve finally made it to the Submariner section of this guide. As Swiss made replica Rolex’s signature watch, the Sub’s vintage references are unsurprisingly popular with collectors, but some draw considerably more interest than others. Perhaps the most legendary, and the watch most responsible for cheap super clone Rolex’s reputation as a “cool” brand, is the ref. 6538. This is the watch that appeared on the wrist of James Bond during the character’s big screen debut in 1962’s Dr. No, and it’s represented suave sophistication ever since.
Looking decidedly more mid-century than later Subs, the best quality fake Rolex 6538 is beloved for its 8mm “big” crown, its (sometimes) hashmark-free bezel with a red triangle at 12, and its gilt chapter ring. Produced only from 1956 to 1959 and undoubtedly one of the coolest watches ever made, today the Rolex 6538 replica for sale is also one of the most expensive. Expect to pay well above $100,000.