One important point to make is that all of these nicknames are just that—nicknames. With very few exceptions, each of these terms was invented by the collector community and never officially used or sanctioned by perfect Rolex replica watches itself. So, though an authorized dealer will no doubt understand you just fine if you inquire after a “Rolex Pepsi,” a Rolex employee would likely grit their teeth. Of course, these playful aliases are much more enjoyable to use than the practice of memorizing and slinging around reference numbers—the average person will have no idea what the heck you’re talking about if you begin waxing poetic about the beauty of the 126710BLRO. (And that’s probably as it should be…)
So without further ado, here is a breakdown of the most commonly used Rolex nicknames.
Green UK luxury fake Rolex Submariner watches, reference 116610LV, that features a green Cerachrom bezel, a green dial, and a Rolex “Super” case.
John Player Special
High quality replica Rolex Daytona reference 6264 or 6241 watches in solid gold with a black exotic dial, and called thusly after John Player & Sons, a UK-based tobacco company and Formula 1 sponsor. The company’s cigarette boxes were black with gold lettering — hence the association.
A reference 16610LV Submariner Date, which was introduced in 2003 in time for the Sub’s 50th anniversary. This reference featured a first for cheap Rolex copy watches—a green bezel insert, executed here in aluminum, which lent it its Muppet-themed nickname.
The royal crest of Oman consists of a curved dagger—a khanjar—on a belt with two crossed swords. The late Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said, had this crest placed on various Swiss movements Rolex replica watches that he subsequently gave out as gifts. So while the term “khanjar” refers not to a specific Rolex model but rather any with the khanjar crest on its dial, it represents an important corner of the vintage Rolex collector’s market.
A “Paul Newman” is any hand-wound Daytona with what Rolex referred to as an “exotic” dial—a series of dials manufactured by Singer that featured blocky indices in the sub-registers as well as funky Arabic numerals and pops of color. They came to be known as AAA super clone Rolex “Paul Newman” watches because the famed actor wore at least two different Daytonas with these dials—most famously, his Ref. 6239, which hammered in 2017 at auction for close to $18,000,000.
A Rolex GMT-Master or top Rolex GMT-Master II replica watches with a blue and red bezel, for obvious reasons. This could be any reference—from the 1950s-era 6542 to the modern 126710BLRO. (Even the meteorite-dialed 126719BLRO is technically fair game given its bezel colors, though maybe this one deserves its own nickname. The “Space Pepsi,” perhaps?) This color combo originally came about as a nod to PanAm’s logo, as the GMT-Master was created for personnel for that airline.
An Explorer II with a white dial, which could be a reference 16550, 16570, 216570, or 226570.
Though the Rolex Day-Date fake watches for men has become known colloquially as the “President,” technically this is a name used by Rolex to denote that watch’s bracelet—a special bracelet made specifically (and only) for the Day-Date, and available at retail only in precious metals.
A GMT-Master or GMT-Master II with either a half-brown, half-gold bezel insert—which are found on two-tone replica Rolex watches online with brown dials—or one with a fully brown insert and gold text. (More modern references with Cerachrom bezels in black and brown feature two-tone Rolesor cases or solid-gold Everose cases.) Why “root beer?” Picture the A&W root beer logo colors.
A white gold Submariner with a blue bezel insert and either a blue (Ref. 116619LB) or a black (Ref. 126619LB) dial—the latter being the newer watch, and the one currently in the Rolex catalog.
In late 2020, Rolex introduced a new Swiss made fake Rolex Submariner watches with a Super case, a green Cerachrom bezel, and a black dial (Ref. 122610LV), making for a watch sort of halfway between a Kermit and a Hulk, but it’s visually closer to the Kermit. The difference is the new 41 mm case, thinner lugs, wider bracelet and the new caliber 3235 (or 3230 on the no-date version), offering higher energy efficiency. The collector community has subsequently named this reference the “Starbucks” given its black and green color combo — but maybe it would’ve been better to combine “Hulk” and “Kermit” into “Hermit?” (No? Bueller?)
The earliest Explorer II, the Ref. 1655, has come to be known rather curiously as the Steve McQueen — despite there being no evidence that the iconic American actor ever wore one. (His Rolex of choice was a Submariner.)
A type of exotic dial found on vintage Rolex Day-Date replica watches shop from the 1970s. These dials were manufactured by a Swiss company—called Stella—and were actually referred to by Rolex as “lacquered Stella” dials. Made from colored enamel, they’re instantly recognizable and were supposedly mostly sold in the Middle Eastern market.