It’s been over a year since I said my final goodbyes to the idea of buying a new Rolex. Firstly, the issue of not being able to buy one at an authorized dealer remains. Secondly, paying over the list price for a new Rolex just seems like a weird thing to do. Combining the two, it was an easy choice with prices going through the roof on the parallel market. But I didn’t say goodbye to the idea of owning a Rolex altogether. There are still a select number of AAA US Rolex replica watches that I have set my sights on. With prices now coming down, I had a check on which ones to chase in the near future.
When I said goodbye to the idea of buying a new Rolex, I mentioned the vintage alternatives that I would pick over them. But some of those picks are now selling for prices that I would never even consider. There are limits to the budget I am willing to spend on high quality Rolex fake watches, and more specifically, a stainless steel model. Honestly, around €10,000 is where I draw the line. That’s already a lot of money, to begin with, especially considering the options you can get within that budget.
Never saying goodbye to Rolex
But, as I said, I never said goodbye to the thought of owning a Rolex altogether. There are some models that I would love to own and wear. The reasons for them are both personal and universal to all watch fans. To start with the latter, I wrote another article last year with five reasons why you need a Rolex and five reasons why you don’t. “Needing” one is obviously a little bit of an exaggeration. I certainly don’t need one and neither do you. But looking back at the reasons why you would “need” one, I wholeheartedly agree with reasons 1 through 4 if you already have set your sights on a new watch. So let’s jump in and find out what five Rolex models I would consider buying in the current market. And who knows? Prices might come down even further.
Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 Replica Watches
If you asked me what luxury replica Rolex watches I would choose to own, the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 would be my answer. It has the power to be my one and only Rolex for the rest of my life. I would even go so far as to proclaim this Sea-Dweller the one watch I would be perfectly happy with for the rest of my life. In a universe of Speedmasters here at Fratello, this might raise an eyebrow or two. But it’s a statement that I am not scared to make. The reason can be traced back to the first time I put a 16600 on my wrist some two decades ago.
I had experienced wearing several Swiss made Rolex copy watches before getting the chance to wear the Sea-Dweller. But the moment I put it on my wrist and closed the clasp, I felt something that I hadn’t felt with the other models before. It was the first time that I experienced the feeling that a watch was made for my wrist. At 40 × 15mm with a thicker case than the Submariner, it is a perfect fit for my wrist. The way that Rolex has designed and engineered the case and the bracelet makes it extremely easy to wear. This was my first taste of Rolex dive-watch magic, and until this day, it remains the best. The combination of the dial — without the Cyclops — and bezel have become the standard for what a dive watch should look like. Add the bulletproof, chronometer-certified caliber 3135, and I’m good to go.
Prices for the 16600 have gone up
Currently, prices start around the €10K mark for a 16600 with a box and papers. If I let go of the wish to have it with a box and papers, it shaves around €1,000 off of the price. I would definitely chase one with a box and papers, but with prices probably ending up between €10K-12K, they are at the limit of what I’d be willing to pay. The prices have come down slightly over the last couple of months. That said, as Mike explained last year, the cheap replica Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 watches and the Submariner 14600 have become increasingly more expensive. For a long time, they were the last approachable divers from Rolex.
Who knows what will happen with the prices over the next couple of months? It will definitely be interesting to see. As Thomas explained in his recent article about Rolex prices, the prices for most five-digit models have come down but only slightly. It certainly has to do with the fact that these models were among the later ones to go up in price. But both this generation of the Submariner and Sea-Dweller are great top Rolex fake watches that are modern enough to be your daily wearer with that slight touch of vintage appeal. This is why I would search for a 16600 with tritium lume. It just adds that tiny bit of character to make it stand out. And stand out enough to stay with me for the rest of my life.
Rolex Milgauss ref. 116400GV Fake Watches
The next one on the list is the perfect replica Rolex Milgauss ref. 116400GV watches. The funny thing is that it still is in the collection at this time. It has been since it was introduced in 2007. A lot of people thought we would get an update this year at Watches And Wonders, but the people at Rolex decided differently. If we finally get an update on the Milgauss, it will be interesting to see whether it can top this current version. Surely, Rolex will update the case and most likely use the case that was introduced for the current Air-King. But we’re not quite there yet. And honestly, I don’t mind that at all because I have an idea that prices might go up for the current model.
The attraction of the best quality Rolex Milgauss super clone watches for many is its quirkiness, but it’s just quirky by Rolex’s standards. The Milgauss is still a very serious watch that is injected with some quirkiness in the form of the remarkable color combination and the orange lightning-bolt seconds hand. As I explained in the Buying Guide article about the best Rolex models of the 2000s, I still vividly remember seeing the Milgauss for the first time in the local Rolex AD display. While my attention was drawn to the Submariner, Sea-Dweller, and GMT-Master II, Robert-Jan called me over to look at the newly introduced Milgauss ref. 116400GV. It was also known as the “Anniversary” model with its spectacular presence.
Quirky but not weird
While it definitely looked “unique” at first glance compared to the other Rolex fake watches for sale I was checking out, it grew on me quickly. The contrast of the orange elements against the black dial is stunning and makes it a spectacular sight. Add the green sapphire crystal, and it is an absolute winner. With a 40mm case that’s a little over 13mm thick, the watch has the perfect specs. Inside the case, just like its predecessors, Rolex equipped the watch with a Faraday cage to protect it from magnetic forces. Inside the inner case, Rolex used the automatic caliber 3131. But it’s the playful design that makes it exactly the right watch for me. It stands out, has become iconic, and is a clear and colorful statement piece. On top of that, having come from a family of engineers with me wandering off into design, you will understand my love for the watch.
When it comes to prices, the China wholesale replica Rolex Milgauss 116400GV watches was another one of those sleepers. Prices for the watch, however, have shot up tremendously over the last 12 months specifically. In that light, the price development is somewhat similar to the Sea-Dweller that I just discussed. Prices for a black-dial Milgauss with the green sapphire crystal start around €9K and move up to roughly €14K for a new one. I would not chase a new one but would opt for one of the early pieces from 2007-2010. It reminds me of a great time in my life, and that’s why it is second on this list of my top three Rolex picks.