I have been seeing a steady decline in the quality of several replicas, most notably replicas of watches with automatic chronograph movements. These include replicas of the Rolex Daytona, Omega Speedmaster and Breitling Navitimer. Just about every replica I see is utilizing a low quality mainland Chinese copy of the Valjoux 775X-series movement. These watches often have both running and functionality problems. They are often WILDLY inaccurate, sometimes running as much as 30 minutes per day fast. The chronograph functions often don’t work properly and frequently fail to reset to “zero” as they should.
All Rolex watches and other super quality Swiss watches have a sapphire crystal (the glass face on the watch) which are scratch resistant and feel better than crystals made from other materials. Some suppliers in Asia will tell you their watches also have a sapphire crystal, but they are lying to you. Even the best fakes — the Japanese made grade A models from Miyota — use a mineral crystal, but not sapphire. So if your Asian seller tells you it is sapphire, you know that you cannot trust him. Cheaper fakes have no minerals in the crystal at all and will scratch over time.
There are wide ranges of them in kinds of style and design, so you can always find a suitable one according to different occasions. As they are not expensive and will not burden your budget, they are absolutely the best accessories to appear elegant and exclusive with reasonable prices. Wearing such a chic Swiss replica on your wrist, you can easily enhance your existing appearance in front of your friends. Popularity of these Swiss replica watches is increasing day by day. You can find them easily online and get them by a simple click. If you like them, just pick one and order at the moment.
Crude Cheapos – These watches cost about $7 to make and use Chinese made movements. The cases are badly machined, parts are often stamped metal and the dials have fuzzy numbers, the hands are clunky and they have mismatched date windows. These watches almost always have quartz movements. The good news is they run OK and they’re really cheap – under $50. The bad news is that no one, even your blind Aunt Millie will think they’re authentic Rolex timepieces. You’ll find these Chinese fakes being sold on the street with strange names on the dials like Folex or Rolexx. Our advice is to stay away from these cheapos.
Despite these intricate differences, quality fake Asian watches are continuously getting better. The average Joe or even the mildly sophisticated won’t be able to tell the difference. The old days when fakes had clunky movement, imperfect fonts or poorly made logos are gone. Most fakes now use quality mechanical movements with near perfect components and often have transparent backs so you can see the wonders of copied Asian horology. But now if you shop in the upscale Hong Kong or Bangkok replica markets, you will find fakes that will suit most aspiring American movers and shakers, and give us a good decade or so of use.