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Replica Rolex VS Replica Panerai

We are often asked “What’s better Rolex or Panerai?” and depending on the context, it can be answered any number of ways. The purpose of this comparison is to compare and benchmark a few things to help you determine which is the right brand for you. This comparison will include but is not limited to: Rolex VS Panerai: Which is Best?

There’s no hiding the fact that when comparing the international popularity of Rolex and Panerai, Rolex is the most popular luxury watch company in the world. They have a 100% international brand recognition which in terms of their branding and marketing puts them in a different class than most watchmakers.

Rolex has numerous to call their own. These innovations span across many areas of watchmaking. Materials such as Parachrom, an anti-magnetic material used in their springs, Cerachrom a highly scratch resistant ceramic prevents UV rays from discoloring their bezels. Rolex also has proprietary alloys such as Rolesor; a combination of gold and steel which they utilize in their two-tone watches, Everose which is their own tone of rose gold.

Rolex has great brand recall so you will probably get more comments and/or compliments from total strangers when you wear one. Some people like wearing conversation starters and buy a Rolex specifically because they want that type of reaction but then again there are those that prefer to be more discreet and will wear other high-end brands that are less known to avoid this type of interaction.

Rolex has the highest resale value in the industry and in the event that you wished to trade up or sell your Rolex, you can expect more of your original purchase value with this brand compared to any other. This is not a broad brush statement but rather a statistic based on averages. Of course, there are things that can influence the resale value such as condition, model #, the supply and demand for your particular Rolex watch.

The Rolex manufacturers crank out about 2,000 Rolexes per day. They have many series and collections which suit different activities and lifestyles. Rolex also has produced hundreds of their own calibers over the years. Around the world, you will find a huge amount of pre-owned and vintage models which people often collect, many which may even appreciate in value.

Rolex has created numerous watches over the years that has gained iconic status and their brand history runs pretty deep although not as far back as some other brands.

Submariner, Cosmograph Daytona, Day-Date, Datejust, Deepsea, Yacht-Master, Milgauss.

This is a company that has been around for a while but only got noticed on an international level fairly recently. 1995 was the year that changed everything for Panerai. It was the year when Sylvester Stallone was in Rome for the action movie “Daylight” and spotted the (at the time) oversized watch. Rumor is that he approached Panerai and asked that they do a limited edition run which they called Slytech after his nickname. This caught the attention of an international watch conglomerate which soon scooped up the business and put it on the international market with its own very exclusive distribution network.

Boldly designed as expected of Italian designs, they tend to have a larger than life look. Panerai watches are big and there are people that prefer a high quality watch that also commands a presence on the wrist. Because of the oversized design, the watch has great visibility.

The Luminor series which includes the Panerai Luminor Marina and Luminor Marina 8 Days, GMT, Power Reserve, Regatta, LAB-ID, Luminor Submersible Carbotech and of course the very popular Radiomir series,

In-House Calibers: Panerai

Panerai is often credited as the catalyst for the trending larger sized watches in the industry
Once supplied watches to the Egyptian navy.
Big watches are one of the signatures of Panerai
Was the the Italian Navy’s watch & instrument supplier.
A cult-like following of superfans which they call their “Paneristi” (Perhaps as in Paparazzi’s?)
Panerai never produces enough to meet the demand.

In-House Calibers: Panerai also produced in-house calibers which include the OP I, and Caliber P.5000, to name a few.

Choosing between these two watch brands isn’t always easy since they both make excellent watches and they are both respected brands. It all boils down to the features and aspects of the watch (or the brand) that you value the most. Most people would advise looking at what you want your watch to do for you first, only then, once you’ve figured out what specifications you are looking for; start shopping the various brands that have watches that can offer these features.

For example, if you are a diver, there are many brands that offer tool watches for divers. Compare the various brands and models from each brand that offer what you need. Then decide on which one suits your look and fits your target price or budget.

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Replica Longines VS Rolex: Which is Better?

We often hear “What’s a better watch a Longines or Rolex?” …and depending on the context of the question, it can be answered several ways. Let us address each and every one of them, shall we?

We are here to provide answers to all the key questions you’re probably asking yourself when comparing Longines VS Rolex.

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; Rolex or Longines.

FOR THE RECORD: Both of these two brands produce great watches. That being said, in the case of Rolex VS Longines, let’s find out if it’s Longines or Rolex that is the best brand for you.

For your convenience, we created two buttons that link to each brand should you wish to 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.

Which Brand is Better, Longines or Rolex?
There are 16 watch brands that rank in the top 50 Swiss brands. This will give you an idea of just how important watchmaking is in Switzerland as well as how big these brands really are. In terms of recognition, this is how Longines VS Rolex compare.

Rolex Versus Longines Comparison

Replica Rolex is the #3 most recognized Swiss brand worldwide* Only Nescafe and Nestle are before them which makes Rolex the #1 most recognizable Swiss watch brand with practically 100% international brand recognition.

Replica Longines is in position #24 of the same top 50* Swiss brands making Longines the 5th most recognizable Swiss watch brand in the world. Are they a major brand? Yes! Major with a capital ‘M’. People just recall the Rolex brand more.

So in terms of 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 Longines. However, anyone who knows anything at all about watches would know that Longines is also an excellent watch brand despite it being a lower-market brand when compared to Rolex.

Rolex Prices start at about $5,700 which is about 7 times more than the cheapest Longines watch. At the moment, the cheapest new Rolex watch would be the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm men’s watch followed by the Rolex Datejust 31mm ladies watches which cost about $500 more than the Oyster Perpetual 39mm. These like all Rolexes, use automatic calibers that are purely mechanical movements.

Longines Prices start at a lot less than the price of a Rolex. With more affordable watches such as the 43mm Conquest or the men’s 41mm and 39mm Longines HydroConquest Quartz for about $200 more than the 43mm Conquest. These Longines watches use cost-effective battery-powered quartz movements unlike Rolex which has no Quartz watches. The more expensive Longines watches use mechanical calibers.

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.

Rolex or Longines: Which Holds Value Best?

Is Longines a good watch? Yes. An excellent watch. There is a direct correlation though between the value of a brand, the recognition of a brand and the resale value. While there are some watches that have a 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 is true with most products, not just watches.

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

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

They have a reputation for being very accurate Quartz watches like the Longines Conquest V.H.P. 41mm which stands for Very High Precision, and delivers on its promise with only a deviation of +/- 5 seconds per year.
They very affordable when compared to Rolexes
There are many models from which to choose
Their watches come in many different case shapes
They have quite a few special edition watches and limited edition watches
Longines has quartz models which offer more precision and require less maintenance than mechanical watches

They are a very 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 blingy models as Rolex (if that’s what you’re looking for)
While watch connoisseurs would recognize a Longines as an amazing watch and a highly respected brand that offers both mechanical and quartz watches, some watch connoisseurs, who usually marvel at the micromechanics have a tendency 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, Longines has positioned their brand in the luxury watch market as a manufacturer that produces watches that are high quality, affordably priced and reliable. They have many high-quality tool watches that include horological complications such as retrograde, chronographs, GMT /Dual Time Zone etc.. They are very competitively priced.

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 blingy models with diamond bezels, pavé dials (faces paved with diamonds), precious metals of all sorts …if you’re into that
Many innovations are 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