This is the part of the show where I usually wax on about my favoured modern variants of the timepiece in question, but Swiss made replica Rolex currently makes just two measly versions of the Explorer I, so I’ll be thinking outside the watchbox today and throw in a vintage pick. Just make sure that whatever you do, for God’s sake, buy the seller.
Here we go with the bog-standard, no-frills cheap replica Rolex Explorer I, the 124270. Its retro-yet-modern appearance and 36mm size are established classics, but the materials and movement tech are quite contemporary, and luxe touches like white gold applied indices, an engraved rehaut, 100m water resistance, and super bright blue Chromalight lume are all welcome features in a Swiss luxury copy watch. The whole package says “stealth wealth”, especially given the fact that prices on the secondary market hover around $3-$4K above retail.
For an ‘80s experience that best 1:1 replica Rolex Explorer wearers never had back then, the new two-tone 124273 is a bold choice. Specs and features have already been discussed here, but the addition of Rolesor gold on the bezel, crown, indices, and bracelet centre links means you get a sight more flash for your cash. Again, unless you’re pals with the A.D., you’ll pay well above retail for the privilege.
I generally don’t give advice when it comes to vintage fake watches for sale, for several reasons, but chiefly, because there are experts that are far better suited to do so. The market can be a minefield, rife with forgeries, frankens, and outright scams. But if you have an iconic reference like the 1016 on your radar, then nothing else will do. Be prepared to cough up for the humble little bugger, however. Prices start around $14,000 USD for thrashed-to-middling Rolex fake watches online uk (or those of questionable provenance). And if you want to play in the big leagues, enlist the help of an expert in sourcing yours, then get ready to pay for it. The good stuff will run you $25K and up…sometimes way up. Here’s a good place to start your pursuit.