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Replica Rolex Datejust II VS Datejust 41mm

Both The Datejust 41mm and Datejust II are classy dress watches but let’s compare them both to see the real differences.

The Replica Rolex Datejust 41mm and the Fake Rolex Datejust II 41mm are some of the most noticeably classy and popular dress watches that are available today. If you’re looking for a great classy looking watch for everyday wear, one that you can wear to the office and look like a boss in, the Datejust 41mm and Rolex Datejust 2 are each impressive, stylish and classic.

Seeing as the luxury watch, for the most part is the only jewelry that a man wears to work each day, let us compare these two watches and see which of these makes the most sense for you.

What Are The Similarities Between the Rolex Datejust 41mm and Datejust II?

Case design and layout are proportionally the same size
Water resistance up to 100 meters / 330 feet
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofing system
Cyclops Date Magnifier
Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
41mm Case size
Oyster Architecture which features a Monobloc middle case, a screw-down case back and winding crown

What Are The Differences Between the Rolex Datejust and Datejust 2?
Rolex Datejust 41mm:

There are more material choices such as two-tone Rolex Everose / rose gold & stainless steel combinations.
The Datejust 41mm uses the Rolex Caliber 3235 movement while the Datejust II uses the Caliber 3136 movement.
Available with a Jubilee bracelet

Rolex Datejust II:

The Rolex Datejust II has a few extra options that the Rolex Datejust 41mm doesn’t have; the option of Solid Roman, Slate Roman, and Arabic hour markers in addition to standard luminescent indexes and diamond indexes found on the Datejust Forty-One Millimeter.
Rolex brought in a few blue dial options into the Datejust 2 series such as the 116334 Blue Roman, the 116300 Blue Index, and the 116300 Blue Roman, and the 116334 Blue Index
The Datejust II 41mm series also has a model with a unique Slate gray dial, the 116333 Slate Roman. This is an interesting model which uses green-rimmed Black Roman numeral hour markers and a single luminous index marker at the 9 o’clock position.
No option for a Jubilee bracelet
What Are The Chronometric Differences Between the Rolex Datejust and Datejust II?
In terms of chronometric function with all aesthetics aside, the main difference between these two watches is that the Rolex Date Just 1 has a better power reserve of 70 hours vs 48 hours in the Datejust 2 but in exchange, the Rolex Datejust II offers High-Performance Paraflex shock absorbers in the caliber 3136 movement. Either way that you look at it, they each offer their own way to keep your Rolex running for longer. One does this in the short term with a better power reserve and the other keeps it running in the long term with Rolex’s shock protection technology.

What’s the Difference Between the Rolex Datejust 41mm Movement and the Datejust II Movements?
41mm Rolex Datejust uses a Caliber 3235 Movement

The Rolex Datejust uses their in-house Caliber 3235 movement which is a COSC certified chronometer, the highest designation attributed for precision and accuracy by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
In addition to the chronometric testing done by COSC, Rolex conducts in-house chronometric testing after the movement comes back with a COSC certification and is already cased. Once all the tests have been passed, the movement is awarded a Superlative Chronometer designation.
In order to offer greater resistance to shock and electromagnetic interference, the movement has Rolex’s blue Parachrom hairspring which has antimagnetic properties. It is also equipped with Rolex Paraflex shock absorbers.
Precision of -2/+2 seconds per day after casing
70-hour power reserve

41mm Rolex Datejust II uses a Caliber 3136 Movement

The Rolex Datejust II uses their in-house perpetual, mechanical self-winding Caliber 3136 automatic movement which is a COSC certified chronometer, the highest designation attributed for precision and accuracy by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
In addition to the chronometric testing done by COSC, Rolex conducts in-house chronometric testing after the movement comes back with a COSC certification and is already cased. Once all the tests have been passed, the movement is awarded a Superlative Chronometer designation.
In order to offer greater resistance to harsh conditions and electromagnetic interference, the movement has Rolex’s Paraflex shock absorbers as well as their blue Parachrom hairspring which has antimagnetic properties.
Precision of -2/+2 seconds per day after casing
48-hour power reserve

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How to use the Rolex Easylink 5mm Comfort Extension link

One thing you may or may not know is that your wrist expands and contracts with the fluctuation of humidity and temperature and Replica Rolex realized that it’s a big inconvenience for you, a busy person to have to head out to a watchmaker or jeweler every time your bracelet needs a small adjustment. In order to compensate for these climactic changes, Rolex invented a patented link system that allows you to make a quick 5mm size adjustment to your Rolex bracelet called the Easylink 5mm comfort extension link.

Find out if your Rolex has the Easylink 5mm Comfort Extension link feature
This is one of those situations where Google is very handy. For example, if your watch is a Rolex model# 116621, you can do a cross search in Google usinf the plus sign. For example: “Rolex 116621 +Easylink 5mm comfort extension link”. You will usually see is the search results if it does since the word Easylink…will be in bold text. (see screenshot below)

How to make a size change to the bracelet using Rolex’s Easylink 5mm comfort extension link
To shorten the Rolex bracelet size by 5mm
Grab hold of the last link with your thumb and index finger and fold it in on itself until you see the metal bar hovering just above the groove in the Easylink extension link.

Apply pressure from the top and bottom of the clasp by pinching it from both sides until you hear a snapping sound. The snap indicated that your Fake Rolex bracelet is now secured with the Easylink extension link in the small position. This is also shown in the how to video.

To increase the size of the Rolex bracelet by 5mm
If the Rolex bracelet already has the Easylink extension link in the small position and you want to expand the size by 5mm, simply unsnap the bar out the groove, unfold the Easylink 5mm extension link and extend the bracelet. It’s that simple. This is once again pointed out in the how to video.

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ReplicaRolex VS Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre

Rolex VS Jaeger-LeCoultre: What’s Better?

As a brand known for “haute-horlogerie” (high horology), JLC is in a different class of watch than a Rolex. Rolex is all the way at the top of the food chain as the most recognizable luxury watch brand in the world. JLC is the 36th most recognized Swiss brand name in the world and the 14th most famous Swiss watch brand. This is still very impressive in terms of brand recognition but pales in comparison to the amount of people that hear the name Rolex and instantly think of fancy watches.

It’s no big secret that Rolex produces excellent watches, that’s one of the reasons they are so famous but don’t let Rolex’s fame fool you though. Among watch connoisseurs, Jaeger-LeCoultre is considered a top-notch brand. JLC was a household name long before Rolex was ever in the picture. It’s a brand that is rich in watchmaking history, at the top of their game and in many cases, possibly more impressive than Rolex.

If your objective is to impress a watch collector with your understanding of horology and watchmaking history, certainly go with the JLC, and if you can afford it, get a model with high complications. It’s just a finer type of watch from a more exclusive brand. However, if you simply aim to impress the average layman, you’re better off with a Rolex since a smaller percentage of everyday people recognize the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand.

With the exception of the Master Compressor series (above, left) which is built tough as nails, many people that have owned both brands claim that the Rolex’s sporty watches from series such as Sea-Dweller, Explorer or Deep Sea, for example, are better suited for a very active lifestyle that includes extreme adventurers, heavy sports or overall high-speed athleticism. In fact, in some of the Rolex ads, they even brag about how no human can withstand the kind of abuse that Rolex watches go through when being tested, but they do it anyway.

A JLC is an excellent watch and a very respected brand. They are also known as one of the most creative and inventive watchmakers in the industry with their high complication watches and innovative designs.

JLC was established in 1833 and had almost a 65-year head start on Rolex in terms of watchmaking experience. In the world of watchmaking, a lot can happen in sixty-five years. In terms of high-horology, JLC is considered a more prestigious brand. Some would even place their craftsmanship up there with the likes of a Vacheron Constantin, A Lange & Sohne or even a Patek. In fact, Jaeger LeCoultre has produced hundreds of in-house movements over the years and continues to provide calibers to some of the best and brightest names in the watch industry as well.

Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre also has some rigorous testing which lasts 1000 hours. That being said, if you think you might bang it up, a Rolex in most cases is better suited for your lifestyle but if you’re commited to buy a JLC despite having a very active lifestyle, go for any model in the Master Compressor series.

Reverso – Introduced in 1931 and the series accounts for up to 40% of their watches.
Master Ultra Thin
Master Compressor
Master Control

Let’s start with their noteworthy trifecta; the Hybris Mechanica 55 (JLC’s most complicated wristwatches with 26 complications), Hybris Mechanica Gyrotourbillon & Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque. This trilogy houses a mind-blowing amount of complications for a wristwatch, by any standards. Other noteworthy complicated JLC watches are the Duomètre à Chronographe (2008 watch of the year winner), Gyrotourbillon 1, Spherical Tourbillon, Reverso Gyrotourbillon.

Which is a Better Brand, Rolex or JLC?
Replica Rolex is by far a more famous brand so you will turn more heads wearing a Rolex. Jaeger-LeCoultre, on the other hand, is an older and oftentimes more respected brand in the industry with a more colorful history and more tricks up their sleeve than Rolex. They are known in the watchmaking industry as a brand that takes watchmaking to a whole new level and is always up to challenging themselves to raise the bar. Many of the best brands use their movements to this day. They have made numerous innovations over the years and never stop to impress the industry with their ingenuity.

This would depend on what you wish to achieve with your replica watch. If you are looking for a high-end timepiece that you can wear each day and not have to worry about it breaking due to a rough, active lifestyle, Rolex may be your thing. If you’re the type of person that when people zig, you zag… Let’s say, for example, you already have a few nice watches and want something more exotic from a well-respected brand, possibly something with high complications that not everyone and your next door neighbor already has. Something that shows your sophistication and a fascination for the esoteric micro-mechanics of watchmaking, a Jaeger-LeCoultre may be a better choice.

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Replica Rolex Daytona VS Rolex GMT: Which is the Best

We create detailed and comprehensive watch comparisons. These insightful comparisons are straight to the point and done in an easy-to-read format to quickly determine which one of these two Replica Rolex watches is the best for them.

Both the GMT and the Cosmograph Daytona use an in-house Rolex movement.
Both watches have a decent power reserve. The Cosmograph Daytona has a slightly higher one though.
Both have a “Cerachrom” bezel insert which is made of a very durable and hardened ceramic that is resistant to scratches. Additionally, Cerachrom is anti-corrosive and its color doesn’t fade when exposed to UV rays for extended periods of time.
Both have the Easylink 5mm adjustment extension link.
Patented “Triplock” crown which locks the crown down the Oyster case making it as tight as a submarine hatch.
Bracelet fitted with the patented Easylink 5mm extension link allowing a quick 5mm extension or reduction to the bracelet size without the need of tools.
Both offer water resistance of 100m/330ft
Both of these Rolex watches have an Oyster bracelet

The most useful feature of the watches in this series is the Dual Time Zone function of the GMT complication (AKA Zulu and Universal Time Zone) . This feature is not available on the Daytona Collection. It’s a very useful function which allows you to quickly see the time in another time zone. See the pros & cons.

GMT Complication
This complication allows you to see the time in a second time zone
Price starts at about half the price of a Daytona
The bezel rotates both ways. Several widely collected two colored bezel options i.e. the “Pepsi” dial(Red & Blue), the “Coke” (Red & Black), and the “Batman” dial (Black & Blue)
More luminous material is used on the GMT

Not as many styles from which to choose
Material Options
Not as many choices of precious metals (i.e. 18k yellow gold, Platinum, Rose Gold)
There’s no chronograph function like the Daytona series
Strap Options
Doesn’t have the choice of a leather strap
No diamond models like the Daytona Cosmograph series

Aside from the greater number of style options, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona offers something that the GMT won’t which is a stopwatch function known as a Chronograph complication. The pushers (buttons) on the top and bottom of the winding crown is the way that the chronograph is started, stopped and reset on the Rolex Cosmograph. For some this has a functional value. A chronograph is in general considered a sporty watch since it is often used to track best time by racing professionals and enthusiasts.

How is the Replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona collection different from the GMT series?

Diamond Indexes on some of the Daytona models
Some Daytona watches have leather straps
Chronometer complication which gives you a stopwatch/timer function
Ice blue dials are available on the Platinum Daytona
More precious metal options such as Everose (18k rose gold) 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold and platinum with the Daytona
More options for dial colors such as Blue, Chocolate dial, Mother of Pearl, Rose Gold options
More choices of hour markers such as baguette diamond, Arabic numerals, applied etc.

More styles from which to choose
More precious metal options such as 18k yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum
Stopwatch function of a chronograph complication
Choice of bracelet or leather watch band

An entry level Daytona is twice price of an entry level GMT
Doesn’t have a GMT / Dual time zone function
Less luminous fill used means less night time visibility
No two color bi-directional rotating bezel options like the GMT

Side-By-Side Comparison of the Rolex Daytona VS Rolex GMT Specifications & Features

Some of the factors that people who are considering either of these watches is the need to gauge the functional value of a watch with the GMT/Dual Time Zone function instead of a watch like the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona which has a Chronograph complication.

The GMT complication is useful for those who call or travel frequently to different time zones and need to see the local time with just a quick glance. For people with this type of lifestyle, the GMT would be a great option.

Alternatively, if the style is of the essence and having more options is something you are looking for, the Daytona may be a better option. It’s best to decide which features are most important to you in order to determine your ideal Rolex.

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Replica Rolex VS Fake Cartier

Both of these watchmakers are recognized and well respected. So what makes these two brands different from one another? How does someone find out which is the best brand for them?

Luckily, the watch experts at are intimately familiar with both brands and can give you all the answers. This benchmark will compare Replica Rolex VS Fake Cartier to help you determine which is best for you.

Replica Rolex watch is a brand that will definitely draw attention to your wrist all over the world. Rolex is the #1 most recognized Swiss watch brand with almost 100% international brand recognition and many horological innovations to call their own. If you’re looking to start conversations with total strangers and have a watch that people recognize as a high-end watch, this brand may be perfect for you. Some people, on the other hand, are looking to make a more discreet statement and will opt for other high-end brands to avoid extra attention.

Brand recognition Rolex is the most recognized luxury watch in the world
Rolex watches go through very rigorous testing to provide above and beyond accuracy compared to most mechanical watches including the already highly respected COSC chronometers.
Resell Value
Rolexes have excellent resale values compared to Cartier watches.
Rolex has an incredibly large selection of watches that are in production and even more that are available on the open market.

Case Shapes
For the most part, every modern Rolex uses a round case shape. Any other shaped Rolex is very rare. Rolex used to make a few square-shaped watches such as ref 4470 and many of the older Cellini models were in fact square or rectangular in shape. At this point, almost all the modern Rolex watches are mostly round, whereas Cartier has many case shapes from round and oval to cushion-shaped, tonneau, and of course, the many square-shaped or rectangular-shaped Tank watches
An entry-level Rolex has a list price of over twice the price of an entry-level Cartier watch, making them more exclusive and less attainable to some.
Quartz Watches
it’s very rare to find any quartz-powered Rolex watches (if that’s what you’re into). Most people buying a Rolex appreciate the mechanical brilliance of a watch and aren’t looking for a battery-powered Rolex but if you were, they would be hard to find as very few were ever made. Cartier, on the other hand, has many.

Fake Cartier watch was a world-renowned jeweler before being recognized as a major player in the watch industry. Their brand is listed as one of Forbes’s top brands worldwide and with their strong influence in high fashion, made wristwatches mainstream at a time when everyone carried pocket watches. Since then the watchmaker has produced many popular collections such as their iconic tank series. Many consider Cartier as more of a fashion brand than a luxury watchmaker. However, Cartier has made moves to change their opinions with numerous horological innovations and iconic watches.

Case Sizes
Cartier watches come in many sizes from the very tiny 28mm for ladies to the oversized 44mm for men, Rolex, on the other hand, does have smaller watches but they start at a slightly larger size of about 31mm and go up to about 42mm. In the safe zone when it comes to size.
Case Shapes
As mentioned earlier, Cartier watches come in just about every available shape so in terms of variety, there is plenty of variations from which to choose
Cartier watches are significantly more affordable when compared to Rolex. Although both brands have watches that have a list price below the $6,000 price point, a Cartier can be bought at full MSRP for under $3,000 compared to the cheapest new Rolexes with $5,700 list prices
Quartz watches
Rolex doesn’t produce Quartz watches anymore. Years ago they gave it a go and decided against it after most likely realizing it would hurt their brand. Quartz models are for those that don’t care about the esotericism and micromechanics of a complicated mechanical watch and prefer the highest accuracy possible. A quartz (battery-powered) watch will be more accurate than a mechanical watch. Cartier produced many beautiful luxurious quartz watches as well as mechanical watches.

Brand Recognition
Basically, you’ll get more comments and turn more heads with a Rolex. Rolexes have a distinct look. It’s very easy to spot one whereas Cartier makes so many different styles, shapes, and sizes that it’s often harder to recognize. Cartier is a very well-known brand but can’t really compare with Rolex who is the world’s most recognized luxury watch brand. A lot also has to do with their brand positioning and production figures vs huge demand
While on the subject of accuracy, Cartier’s mechanical watches don’t have the same superior accuracy as Rolex. Rolex conducts very extensive testing on their watches and when they achieve the level of accuracy of +2/-2 seconds per day, they are given the designation Superlative Chronometer
Resell Value
Cartier watches don’t hold their value as well as Rolex but they are not terrible when it comes to resale compared to some other high-end watch brands
While Cartier manufactures watches in all sorts of shapes sizes and colors, with diamonds, without diamonds, in 18kt Rose Gold, 18kt Yellow Gold, 18kt White gold, Stainless Steel, and more; they don’t have nearly as many different models as Rolex.

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Replica TAG Heuer VS Rolex

Considering watches from TAG Heuer or Rolex? Here’s an Eye-Opening Comparison & Brand Review that will explain the differences between TAG and Rolex.

Many of you have most likely heard of Replica Rolex watches before you even discovered Replica TAG Heuer watches. Both are respected brands in the Swiss watch industry and although some would say there is no comparison others may disagree from certain angles.

There are many first time buyers and curious shoppers that are trying to find out why a Rolex watch is usually more expensive than a TAG Heuer watch. People will ask us things like “Is Rolex better than a TAG Heuer? Is that why?” Well, we’ll not only address this question directly but we’ll also address just about any other context in which you can find this question.

While some assume that better means it’s a watch that has a better watch movement, there are others who are asking about the popularity of the brand itself. Some are asking about the warranty period while others are asking about the accuracy and precision of the watch itself or its resale value. See where this is going? Let’s compare Rolex and TAG Heuer side-by-side and address the most common contexts that this question can be found in.

From a mechanical point of view many would argue that Rolex has the upper hand seeing as they do all their watch and movements in-house and don’t outsource parts like TAG Heuer does on many of their watches nor do they use ébauche movements. These are semi-finished movements/calibers that act as a template of sorts and can be enhanced by watchmakers to accommodate a number of features or complications depending on the watch’s needs and the ébauches that are used to create it.

Rolex also made numerous horological innovations including the type of rotors that are found in automatic watches that we use today. They have also taken great strides in combatting electromagnetic interference which is a big enemy of mechanical watches.

Another interesting point to make is that TAG Heuer offers many non-mechanical watches known as Quartz watches which are battery powered and therefore don’t run on springs the way automatic watches and manual wind watches do. In terms of traditional watchmaking, this puts Rolex a grade above since they are more traditionalist and mechanical watches are considered to be higher-end because of the extra work it takes to create their mechanical movements.

Rolex also has a 3rd party, COSC certifies their movements and gives them the Chronometer designation for its accuracy and precision. Getting COSC certificates are pricey and because Rolex prices are more up-market, they can easily absorb these added expenses into their pricing strategy.

TAG Heuer, on the other end also has very accurate mechanical watches and their president even claimed that they can easily compare with a COSC Chronometer but to pass the savings on to their customers, they don’t test their movements with COSC and avoid the extra expense. It’s also important to note that TAG Heuer also has many quartz models that are battery powered movements which have higher accuracy than mechanical calibers.

One thing that Rolex does that adds value to their watch in terms of precision and accuracy is that after they receive a COSC certificate, they take the movement and place it inside a watch case and give it further testing in-house. A COSC certificate states that the movement is a Chronometer and was tested to have an accuracy of within -4/+6 seconds per day however, after Rolex’s in-house testing the watches have a new designation of Superlative Chronometer (which they also print on the dial of the watch) and this means they have an enhanced accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day.

Let’s look at it from the brand perspective and see how they position against each other in the overall Swiss watch marketplace. There is a brand consultancy called Interbrand that puts out an annual list of the top 50 most popular Swiss brands in the world and a large percentage of these brands are watchmakers. Let’s see how the Swiss watchmakers rank on this list and how they compare to one another in terms of brand value and recognition.

TAG Heuer is the 12th most recognized watch brand from Switzerland and in 2016 had an estimated brand value of 76 Million CHF. This makes them the 34th most popular and valuable Swiss brand in the top 50.

Rolex is the #1 most recognized watch brand in the world. They are also one of the most valuable Swiss brands weighing in at #3 of the top 50 Swiss brands with an estimated brand value of 7.387 Billion CHF.

What does brand value mean? Well, say you bought a bottle of Coca-Cola brand cola and poured its contents into some generic store brand bottle. Would you be able to sell the same product under a different bottle at the same price as Coca-Cola? The brand itself adds tremendous value to a product. I am in no way implying that a TAG Heuer watch is the same as a Rolex watch on the inside, on the contrary, they are very different on the inside. It’s just to provide insight as to why certain things about Rolex are the way they are. For example, things like brand recognition, brand recall, resale value etc.

Neither one is. A watch is not an investment such as a mutual fund or even real estate. There is no point in looking at a luxury watch that way, it’s simply not true. A watch can be compared to a car in terms of investments, the moment you use it even once, it already dropped in value. Furthermore, people think of it as an asset but an asset actually generates money such as capital gains from SEC-registered securities or rental income from a property.

That’s not to say that there have never been certain watches that have appreciated in value for any number of reasons but the majority of the time they don’t. They do however hold a certain percentage of their original value. And this is one of the areas where Rolex is king. There is simply no other brand of watches that holds its value like Rolex.

There are several variables at play that contribute to the resale value such as the condition the watch is in. Does it come in its original box? Does it include any original documents & warranty card? Is it still within the warranty period? Is it a limited edition, a special edition or a numbered edition? Did some hot-shot celebrity wear it in a blockbuster movie such as a James Bond film and all of a sudden make it super famous? You get the idea.

TAG Heuer offers a 2 year warranty period on their watches. This is a pretty standard warranty period compared to most brands in the industry.

Before January 2015, Rolex offered a 2 year warranty period. After Jan 2015 it became a 5-year warranty. Possibly the longest in the industry.

We also get this question a lot. With all the things that are different about each of these brands, it’s usually about gauging the price of a watch against the features that it offers and finding out what about the watch is important to you.

Some want to pass it on as a family heirloom one day and therefore are looking for a watch with the better resale value, in which case a Rolex is probably best since they hold their value better than TAG Heuer.

Some may want a watch with a high complication such as a Tourbillon watch, in which case TAG Heuer just came out with possibly the most affordable high complication tourbillon watch on the market known as the Carrera Heuer 02T which is a stunning watch and affordably priced for the complicated mechanical featured that it offers.

Some might be looking for an amazing diver’s watch in which case the Rolex Sea Dweller or the more classic Submariner is probably a great fit because TAG Heuer isn’t exactly known for their excellent diver’s watches as much as they are for their Chronographs such as the Calibre Heuer 01, for example.

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Replica Patek Philippe VS Rolex Watches

Thinking of getting either a Patek or a Rolex watch? Witness as Patek Philippe goes head-to-head with Rolex in one no-joking-around watch brand comparison. Read more to find out which is best.

Let’s Compare Patek Philippe V.S. Rolex

Oftentimes we get asked: “Which is better, a Patek Philippe or a Rolex watch?”

Since this question can have all sorts of different contexts, there are many answers.

Let’s see how Rolex and Patek compare against one another in every which way, shall we?

Replica Patek Philippe

ACHIEVEMENTS: Their many notable achievements include literally inventing the wristwatch, for example, creating the Patek Philippe Calibre 89 which is one of the world’s most complicated wristwatches with 33 complications and much more are a few good reasons to give them the respect they truly deserve. Patek Philippe has been leading in innovation and is considered one of the “Trinity” watchmakers.

BRAND PRESTIGE: Patek Philippe’s the third most recognized brand of Swiss-made watches in the world with only two of the less prestigious, yet more widely known brands (Omega watches and Rolex) ahead of them at the #2 and #1 positions. 

There are many that would boldly declare that Patek Philippe is the “Rolls Royce” of Swiss watches or even call it “a Rich Man’s Rolex”. Patek Philippe’s brand value was estimated in 2016 to be at 1,885,000,000 CHF according to Interbrand, an agency which measures brand value and recognition of Switzerland’s top 50 brands.

CLIENTELE: Since 1839, (over 178 years) Patek Philippe has built an empire of super high-end watches which are worn by royalty, dignitaries, Fortune 500 CEO’s and top C-Suite executives, millionaires and billionaires the world over. There is a reason that the brand has such terrific prestige. It has lots to do with their ingenuity and innovations but also has a lot to do with how they solidified their brand’s position at the top of the luxury watch market.

BRAND MESSAGE: Their famous slogan from their iconic ad campaign goes: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You Merely look after it for the next generation.” An ad campaign that they’ve been running for over 20 years, and for good reasons too. As weird as it sounds, their ads don’t even advertise watches, they advertise family heirlooms that retain value. Patek Philippe watches can actually transfer value and oftentimes appreciate over generations.

RESALE VALUE: Patek Philippe’s watches are known to either hold their value or even appreciate over time. Patek Philippe has one of the highest resell values among their competitors with the exception of Rolex. So there is much truth to their campaign slogan, it’s an accurate description of their products. Patek Philippe arguably owns the top-tier of high-horology.

Once, the most expensive watches ever sold was a Patek Philippe with many complications and sold for over 11 million dollars, second only to a Rolex that was worn by Paul Newman. Whereas one gets its value from the fact that an actor wore it, the other gets its value from the fact that they create watches that are considered masterpieces to any master watchmaker.

Replica Rolex watch

ACHIEVEMENTS: Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905 and is today, the one luxury watch brand that everyone in the world knows by name even though they are quite the young brand compared to Patek Philippe. That’s quite an achievement. They set out to create tool watches that are practical and make those impressively accurate with their superlative chronometers.

BRAND PRESTIGE: Rolex is the #1 most recognized and valuable Swiss watch brand in the world. Out of the top 50 Swiss companies in the world, Rolex is the 3rd most valuable Swiss brand.

Rolex is the most recognizable and valuable luxury watch brand with many celebrity endorsements over the years.Rolex’s brand value was estimated in 2016 to be at 7,387,000,000 CHF according to Interbrand, an agency that benchmarks Swiss brands to determine the top 50. So you will probably turn a lot of heads and get quite a few comments on your watch if you’re wearing one.

CLIENTELE: For over 113 years, Rolex had impressed watch collectors around the world and has attracted many high profile customers which include Hollywood celebrities such as actors and music artists. The people that tend to purchase a Rolex watch are usually the types that have a high appreciation for tough watches but also like the attention that comes with wearing one from a famous brand. On the downside, Rolex is also the most knocked-off luxury watch brand.

BRAND MESSAGE: Rolex gives off a very different message with their branding than most watchmakers. They pride themselves on being the watch that made it to the highest point on planet earth and the lowest depths underwater known to man. Their brand message is that of adventure and a watch that you can count on during these expeditions. They are indeed backing it up with built-to-last craftsmanship and have the longest warranty period in the industry with their 5-year warranty.

RESALE VALUE: Another area where Rolex comes out at the very top is resale value. There is no other watch brand that holds its value like Rolex. However, Rolex and Patek Philippe both will usually fetch a higher percentage of your principal investment compared to most brands.

Of course, when it comes to resale value, you can’t paint a brand with a broad brush. It will always depend on the watch itself, the condition it’s in, if it is still under warranty, if it has all the original documents and other variables. There are also times when a Rolex appreciates in value. For example, Paul Newman’s Rolex sold and at Phillips Auction for 17.8 million dollars

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A Red Rolex? Top 5 Best Watches by Rolex with Red Dials

Red, Rouge, Burgundy; Call it what you wish, it’s the color of love and these are the top 5 Rolexes with red dials that we happen to love.

It’s not every day that we cover a bold looking watch such as a Rolex with a red dial but today is that lucky day where we will discuss several red-dialed Rolexes that deserve our undivided attention.

A Red Rolex? Top 5 Watches by Rolex with Red Dials

After reading this, click on any of the red luxury watches below to see details or click here to see all of them at once:

Despite the fact that the trend for watch case sizes is showing that people are buying watches with larger cases these days, the 5 featured watches are all midsize watches at 36mm and can be worn by women or even men with average to smaller wrist sizes.

Another thing that these all have in common is that they are all Replica Rolex Day-Date 36mm watches. Rolex prefers the term “burgundy” or “cherry dial” over ‘red dial’.

My best guess is that it is just a more marketable term for their target demographic.

The first one on the list that we will talk about is the Rolex reference 118139 Cherry Index Leather. This timepiece uses a 36mm case constructed of 18kt white gold and has a fluted bezel which gives it that very distinct “Rolex look”. This model has a matching red Bordeaux colored leather strap and is the only one on this list that comes with a leather watch band.

This Rolex red face watch uses a 31 jewel chronometer known as the caliber 3155 which is a self-winding/automatic caliber that runs at 28,800 VpH for about 48 hours on a full wind.

This watch red face Rolex watch uses a 31 jewel chronometer known as the caliber 3155 which is a self-winding/automatic movement that runs at 28,800 VpH for about 48 hours on a full wind.

NOTE: This in-house movement can be found in all the watches featured in this blog post.

It’s important to note that there are 5 models with red dials and all 5 are Rolex Day-Date 36mm watches. However the difference between them (aside from price and model number) is that 3 models are using an 18kt White Gold case, each with a different type of bracelet; one oyster bracelet (118239 Cherry Index Oyster), one presidents bracelet (118239 Cherry Index President), and one on a red leather strap shown above (118139 Cherry Index Leather). It’s a shame that the only materials used are white gold and platinum. No rose gold, no yellow gold, and no steel options.

It would have been nice to see a Rolex Datejust in Red on this list or in any other material such as stainless steel or even a solid 18kt yellow gold model with a red dial. I’d even settle for a stainless steel 36mm Day-Date with a red dial just to have a more affordable option for those that don’t want to dish out for gold or platinum models. Perhaps even a Rolex GMT-Master II with a red dial to match one of the models that have a split red and black bezel. If you ever see one in the future you’ll know that you heard of it here first!

The two most expensive models pictured below are not using 18kt white gold but rather platinum. The more expensive of the two platinum models has a diamond bezel (ref. 118346 Cherry Index President) while the more affordable of the two platinum models has a smooth bezel without any diamonds (ref. 118206 Cherry Index President).

Is there a model with a red dial that you don’t see here that you would have preferred to see in this list? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Replica Rolex VS Fake Hublot

We hear “What is a better watch Hublot or Rolex?” more often than you think and it can be answered in several ways depending on the context of the question.” So let’s answer all of them, shall we?

We are here to address some key questions that you’re probably asking yourself when comparing Rolex VS Hublot. These two luxury brands are both very popular and are often considered when looking for a luxury watch from a well-known Swiss watchmaker. You may be considering a purchase and want to find out which is a better watch. Both brands produce some great wristwatches. That said, in the case of Hublot VS Rolex, let’s find out which is the best brand for you.

For your convenience, we created two buttons that link to each brand should you wish to let you visually compare their products while reading this comparison. Clicking on either one of the buttons will open a new tab so you can see them side by side.

16 watch brands rank in the top 50 Swiss brands. You will get an idea of just how essential watchmaking is in Switzerland as well as how big these brands are. Regarding recognition, this is how Rolex VS Hublot compare.

Rolex is the #3 most recognized Swiss brand worldwide* with only Nescafe and Nestle before them making Rolex the #1 most recognizable Swiss watch brand with almost 100% brand recognition internationally.

Hublot is in position #40 of the same top 50* Swiss brands making Hublot the 14th most recognizable Swiss watch brand in the world. Are they a major brand? Yes! Very major but people recall the Rolex brand more.

So regarding how many comments you’ll get if you wore each watch, chances are, you will hear “Hey, Nice Rolex!” more often since a higher percentage of people (many of which are not “watch people” per se) will remember Rolex compared to Hublot. However, anyone who knows anything at all about watches would know Hublot is also superb watch brand albeit a much younger one.

Rolex Prices start at about $500 more than the cheapest Hublot. At the moment, the most affordable new Rolex would be the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm men’s watch followed by the Rolex Datejust 33mm ladies watches which cost about $500 more. They use automatic calibers that are purely mechanical movements.

Hublot Prices start at a lower price than a Rolex. With more affordable watches such as the 33mm and 36mm Classic Fusion Lady or the Men’s 42mm Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic for about $150 more than the women’s 33mm quartz version. These Hublot watches use cost-effective battery-powered quartz movements.

You should, however, compare apples with apples. Rolex doesn’t make quartz watches, period. They pride themselves on only manufacturing mechanical watches which are considered more prestigious by watch lovers and collectors the world over. Yes, there used to be quartz Rolexes in the past. The Rolex Oysterquartz was last featured in their catalog in 2001, but ever since that last run, they have scrapped the idea and instead focused on producing only high-end and high-precision mechanical calibers for their watches.

So considering the above, what determines the value of the cheapest Rolex caliber VS the most affordable Hublot quartz movement?

Is Hublot a good watch? Yes. An excellent one. There is a direct correlation though between the value of a brand, the recognition of a brand and the resale value. While some watches have high resale value for other reasons such as the rarity or iconic status of a watch; as a general rule, the better the brand, the more you’ll get back when trying to sell it. This rule works with most products, not just watches.

Regarding the street value of Replica Rolex watches, you really can’t paint an answer with a broad brush. However, regarding the percentage of what you originally paid for a Rolex or Hublot versus what you can sell it for, you will usually get more when reselling your Rolex watches compared to reselling your Replica Hublot watch. It’s almost a given every time. What’s better than a Rolex? Regarding resale value? Nobody.

Now, as to why you’d want to sell a Rolex or Hublot watch? It beats me. However, let’s look at common reasons why some people would (or wouldn’t) buy a Hublot or a Rolex watch.

They have a reputation for being very trendy watches, most that command a presence on the wrist such as the tonneau shaped Hublot Spirit of The Big Bang
Hublot has a few unique watches that are horological masterpieces such as the MP collection
Their entry-level watches are slightly more affordable than Rolexes
Hublot has a tremendous amount of bling, iced-out models.
They’re unique in the sense that there are many different materials and types of watch straps.
They have a large number of limited edition watches and unique special edition watches.
Hublot has many rubber strap watches. Rolex, on the other hand, has only a few models with their rubber alloy Oysterflex bracelets but since introduced on the Yachtmaster 40mm, it made its way into the Daytona collection as well.
Hublot has quartz models which offer more precision and require less maintenance than mechanical wristwatches.

They are a major watch brand but not as much of a well-known watch brand as Rolex.
They usually don’t hold the same resale value as Rolex watches
They don’t produce as many super high-priced bling models as Rolex (if that’s what you’re looking for) but have a great selection.
While watch connoisseurs would recognize a Hublot as a respected brand that offers both mechanical and quartz watches. Some watch connoisseurs who usually marvel at the micromechanics and these purists have a tendency only to sing the praises of brands that exclusively offer purely mechanical watches. This isn’t necessarily a con in any way since there are also many people who prefer quartz watches but it should nonetheless be mentioned.

As you can see from the above pros and cons that through their unique product line, Hublot has positioned their brand in the luxury watch market as a manufacturer that produces watches for trendsetters who appreciate watches that are unique and not traditional in any sense of the word. Hublot is a forward-looking brand that many watch people consider to be a “marketing watch brand” which is essentially a younger, less historically significant and sometimes less established brand that had a killer marketing strategy that is working well for them.

Hublot prides themselves on using the art of fusion to generate watches using materials that are not traditionally found on watches and also offer a large number of different types of color options and different types of bands. They are also competitively priced and in the last few years started producing in-house movements instead of using ETA ébauche movements in an effort to bring the brand’s prestige a bit more up-market.

They are the most recognized brand of luxury watches in the world
They have, in general, a better resale value than most luxury watch brands
They have many bling models with diamond bezels, pavé dials (faces paved with diamonds), precious metals of all sorts (if you’re into that).
Many innovations have been patented by Rolex such as their Parachrom blue, Osterflex bracelets, Oysterlock, Everose gold (rose gold) alloy, Cerachrom bezel inserts, Triplock locking crown, and more
Rolex makes quite a few iconic watches such as the Rolex Submariner and the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex Explorer, Sea-Dweller and more
Their mechanical watches are all Superlative Chronometers which are highly accurate and precise mechanical movements with a minimum precision of -2/+2 seconds per day

They are usually slightly less affordable than Hublots
You don’t have as many different straps as with Hublot
They don’t have as many special edition watches, and limited edition watches as Hublot
Hublot has many different rubber strap options more than Rolex

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Copy IWC and Replica Rolex

Let’s compare these two brands from many angles and through many lenses to find out if Rolex or IWC is the brand for you.

IWC VS Rolex | In-Depth Comparison

We are often asked questions such as “What’s better, IWC or Rolex?” This is not the type of question that can be answered directly without understanding the context of the question. This question has many contexts and therefore could mean any of the following questions:

“Which brand is more prestigious?”
“Which brand has a better warranty?”
“Which brand makes better watches?”
“Which brand has higher resale value?”
“Which watch brand is more expensive?”
“Which brand makes more durable watches?”
“Which brand makes more accurate watches?”
“Which brand produces more complicated watches?”

Today we will look at Replica Rolex and Replica IWC and Review them through unique lenses that address each of these questions. Once these are answered you can draw your own conclusions and determine for yourself which is best.

Rolex most recently has upped their warranty period to 5 years which is more than 200% longer than any other watchmaker in the industry besides for Omega watches which since recently all come with a 5-year warranty. Either way, you look at it Rolex has the best warranty in the business. Furthermore, Rolex also says that their period between servicing is 10 years and no other watchmaker comes close to that.

The fact is that Rolex stands behind their products longer than anyone else in the business and goes above & beyond to deliver exceptional value with the purchase of any Rolex watch; a long-term value that outshines any other brand.

IWC, on the other hand, offers that same 2-year warranty that almost every Swiss watchmaker offers.

Both IWC and Rolex offer great craftsmanship with beautifully finished mechanical movements, however, IWC is more likely to flaunt their work by using transparent case backs. Rolex, on the other hand, only has watches with solid case backs which is kind of a shame since they do makeexcellent mechanical calibers.

It also gives you a subtle hint as to what demographic they are catering to. Some even go as far as to say that people who only wear Rolexes are usually not 100% in it for the horology and mechanical marvels of watchmaking but rather for the public recognition of what they are wearing on their wrist. Then again there are others who completely disagree with that and love the fact that Rolex builds very durable and accurate watches. The same cannot be said about IWC which is a highly recognized brand but at the same time, it is recognized more within the watchmaking and watch collecting community. Some might even call it a more refined brand of watch.

It is also very important to note that Rolex produces all its calibers in-house. IWC, on the other hand, will more-often-than-not use ébauche calibers which are a template of sorts made by a 3rdparty and then adjust them in-house to built them up as they see fit.

IWC also produces in-house calibers but unless they specifically say that it is an in-house movement, you can bet that someone else such as ETA (i.e the famous Valjoux movement) or Sellita made it (for the most part). There isn’t anything wrong with using ébauche calibers. Most watchmakers do…but a certain amount of prestige is attributed to watchmakers that can do everything in-house.

Rolex is by far the winner here. No other watchmaker has as high of an average resale value compared to Rolex. Not even the likes of the “holy trinity” of watchmakers (Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin & Audemars Piguet). Watches are very similar to other mechanical products such as vehicles in the sense that as soon as you use it once, it lost a good chunk of its value.

An entry-level Rolex watch will cost about 150% more than the cheapest IWC watch. On the plus side, you can acquire an iconic IWC watch such as the IWC Pilot’s watch Mark XVIII 40mm Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) for substantially less than that of the most affordable iconic Rolex watch such as the Submariner which will cost about double the price of the most an affordable iconic IWC watches.

Most watch enthusiasts, watchmakers, and serious collectors would tell you without any hesitation that Rolex is a different type of watch than IWC. It is more utilitarian; a tool watch of sorts. Whereas IWC is a more refined watch that shows impeccable class and good taste. This resulted in Rolex achieving a 100% international brand recall whereas IWC isn’t anywhere near that. Rolex is, in fact, the most valuable watch brand in the world according to Interbrand, a brand valuation agency that rates the most valuable and recognized Swiss brands; many which are watchmakers. Rolex is the #1 most recognized luxury watch brand in the world. IWC is the 9th most recognized Swiss watchmaker in the world (which is also very impressive).

Some even go as far to say that if you want to impress your average layman, wear a Rolex but IWC is a watch to wear to impress a watchmaker or serious collector. The difference is not only seen in the brand positioning and marketing efforts of both brands but also in the public’s perception of each brand. Rolex pushes their brand aggressively and with many impressive ads that promulgate a desirable and often attainable item to the average person. You can see this in the very publications where their ads are placed. Their target demographic is basically everyone and everywhere. Doing this creates this desire in the public eye for something expensive and give one the illusion of success if they manage to purchase one.

I know this may sound like I’m beating on Replica Rolex watch but I’m not. I’m just explaining what happens when a brand with the magnitude of Rolex aggressively advertises their products to anyone and everyone. To be perfectly fair towards Rolex, none of what I said takes away from the fact that Rolex has literally perfected their watches in ways that no other watchmaker has in history. We will discuss this further in this article with comparisons in precision, craftsmanship, durability, and warranty. It’s just important to discern the difference between watchmaking know-how and the marketing side of the industry.

This is another area where Rolex shines brightly. More so too with their sports models such as the Submariner, Deep-Sea, Sea-Dweller, Explorer, GMT Master II, Explorer II, Daytona, Milgauss. Many watch enthusiasts will wear Rolexes as a “beater”; that everyday watch that takes all the hits. Why? Because as they advertise: “No one will ever test a Rolex like Rolex.”

They literally test their watches to extremes that no human being can withstand. The same cannot be said with the same of IWC Schaffhausen watches. If I were to drop both watches (which would never happen willingly), my money is on Rolex 10 out of 10 times.

Rolex has many a procedure in their quality control testing that places the watch in a situation such as shock which will usually destroy a mechanical caliber. However, their “Crash Test” uses 20 different drop tests and another called the “belier” which is literally a battering ram which delivers an impactful slam equivalent to 5,000 G. This is 100’s of times the intensity of the crashes used in testing motor vehicles. The watch needs to stay unharmed and 100% operational afterward and still have the highest of accuracy regardless. Would I dare put a battering ram to an IWC? Heck NO! Not even if you paid me. They are just far too precious to even take that chance. Rolex also performs many other tests including the depth of water resistance and are just as brutal in any other tests that they perform.

Again, an area where Rolex takes home the gold against IWC. Rolex has started bestowing all their watches with the Superlative Chronometer designation which is about 250% more accurate than the COSC Chronometer designation, the highest 3rd party designation attributed to the most accurate of watches. Whereas a COSC certified Chronometer has to have a minimum tolerance of deviation of -4/+6 seconds per day, a Superlative Chronometer first gets a COSC certificate, then the movement is cased and tested again until it achieves an accuracy rating of -2/+2 seconds per day.

Finally, a topic where IWC outshines Rolex! IWC Schaffhausen manufacture many watches which have “high complications” a horological term for extra features and often combinations of extra features other than simply telling time. Watches such as the solid platinum Replica IWC Grande Complications which offers a Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar, Minute Repeater and Moon phase all-in-one are a great example of a high-complications watch and come with a $283,000 price tag.

Simply put: IWC gets to flex their watchmaking muscles and show what they can really do (mechanically speaking) in this area and this is one of the main reasons why serious “watch-people” typically love them more than Rolex.