Alan Wood (above) is a trusted vintage watch dealer with over 35 years of private collecting experience. After founding Vintage Gold Watches in 2011, his deep knowledge and infectious passion for mechanical timepieces earned him a highly respected reputation in the industry. Vintage Gold 1:1 Rolex replica watches has become a renowned dealer thanks to Alan’s expertise and skilled team of restorers. Alan’s love for vintage watches started as a young Mechanical Entrepreneur and grew into an obsession. He believes the finest Rolex fake watches for sale were made in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, and is thrilled to share them with others.
Rolex Submariner Replica Watches
While perhaps not the model with which to start your vintage Rolex collection, the UK luxury fake Rolex Submariner Ref.5508 watches from 1957 is a fine example of a Rolex with some unusual and much sought-after features that collectors fight for. This model keeps climbing in value as the years pass.
The cheap Rolex Submariner copy watches was officially released at Baselworld in 1954. Not even the most optimistic Rolex executive could have had any inkling of how popular and sought after it would become in the decades to follow. When it became linked to the British spy James Bond, its appeal became even greater.
Collector’s often seek models lacking some of the features that have made a modern-day AAA replica Rolex Submariner watches all the more robust and damage-proof, such as a crown guard and a ceramic bezel. The 1950s Submariners have no crown guard, which defines them as the Submariner model worn by James Bond in the first four 007 films. As this model was made circa 1959, it is one of the last produced without the crown guard and the first Submariner model to feature the ‘square-shaped’ typeface on the bezel.
Even better, this top super clone Rolex Submariner 5508 watches features a calibre 1530 chronometer grade movement. Introduced in 1957, it’s in outstanding condition with original brass, not Teflon as in later models.
One of the most exciting elements of this Rolex replica watches with Swiss movements is the extremely rare ‘Exclamation Dot’ dial. It is a subtle but important element whereby a small dot appears above the 6 and below the baton indices. This was Rolex code for a change in lume used on the watch that contains less radium. Contributing further to its value is the highly desirable sign of ageing in the ‘Ghost Bezel’ whereby the bezel has bleached over time from black to grey, rather like a beloved pair of Levi jeans.
This is a first-class original example of a rare 1959 Ref. 5508 with the much sought-after Exclamation Dot Dial and Ghost Bezel elements. This vintage Rolex Submariner makes an excellent investment and heirloom piece. Even though vintage Rolex prices have risen markedly of late, we believe excellent examples such as this remain undervalued.
Rolex Prince Jump Hour Fake Watches
The Art Deco-inspired replica Rolex Prince watches online, though perhaps not as widely recognised as other Rolex models, holds immense significance in the brand’s heritage. It played a pivotal role in elevating Rolex to the upper echelons of luxury watch manufacturing nearly a century ago.
The original high quality Rolex Prince fake watches were renowned for their exceptional timekeeping precision. Many Prince models featured two dials, making them particularly popular among doctors who could easily time a patient’s pulse using the easy-to-read seconds hand positioned at the bottom of the dial. Consequently, it earned the nickname “the doctors’ watch.”
The Rolex Prince Jump Hour was the world’s first true digital watch, featuring an aperture window at the top of the dial with an hour indicator wheel. By observing the Rolex Prince Jump Hour, one can notice the red “10” that indicates the time as 10:30 and 30 seconds. Production of the Prince Jump Hour ceased in the late 1940s when the Art-Deco style fell out of fashion, but it was revived in 2005.
This particular model, crafted from exceptionally rare 18-carat yellow and white gold, is the Chronometer version and remains in its original, unrestored, and untouched condition. The movement housed within this timepiece is of remarkable quality. Introduced by the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, in December 1930, the Rolex Extra Prima is a 15-jewel hand-wound movement used only in wholesale replica Rolex’s highest-quality watches during that era. It represents an extraordinary example of a truly historic watch, solidifying its position among the more coveted vintage Rolex models to collect.
A note regarding rectangular cases: When acquiring a vintage rectangular or square watch, it is crucial to ensure that the case exhibits no signs of wear, fatigue cracks, or pinholes, particularly around the hinge and corners. These types of cases are prone to wear and tear in these areas, contributing to their rarity.
Despite gaining considerable popularity for its practical features, its exquisite Art-Deco design lends itself to a more formal or dress watch. With its historical significance in Rolex’s history and its unique design, the Rolex Prince definitely deserves a place in your vintage Rolex collection.