When I was in the market for my first Rolex, I was looking to spend around €5,000. At that time (about three years ago) that was enough money to buy an all-time classic perfect replica Rolex model. You could easily get an Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, or Explorer for that money. The secondhand watch market has been stabilizing a bit over the past year, but still, I had to stretch the budget to €7,000 to get to those same references now. However, it’s nice to see that you can still get a very nice Rolex super clone online for well under €10K.
That’s especially comforting after having read Jorg’s article on the top five Rolex fake watches for sale that you can currently buy under retail. The two-tone Explorer was the most “affordable” one on there, and if you have to pay import taxes, it’ll cost well over €10K. Not to mention, the other four were significantly more money than I currently feel comfortable spending on a watch. Let’s return to Earth for a moment and take a look at what you could get as your first high quality replica Rolex.
Allow me to start with a short disclaimer: I am by no means a Swiss made replica Rolex expert, let alone for pre-owned Rolex watches. I have simply searched on Chrono24 as if I were looking for my first Rolex too. Also, I am not affiliated with any of the dealers whose offerings I will highlight below. All right, with that out of the way, let’s get started!
Rolex OP, Datejust, or Explorer
If I were you, I’d always go for one of the 36mm classics like the cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, or Explorer. They’re classics for a reason, and with all of the different configurations for the OP and Datejust, you can still pick a personal favorite. I’ll start with a funky OP because that’s the one I clicked on first during my search. It is by no means perfect, which is weird for a high quality replica Rolex. In that sense, it reminds me a bit of the current and former Rolex Air-King. But just as with that model, there’s something about it that I find rather attractive.
This reference 116000 is from 2009, and it comes in the classic 36mm Swiss movement copy Rolex Oyster case. Currently, it is on offer for €5,695 with no box or papers. It has a glossy black dial with a circular guilloché pattern in the center, best quality replica Rolex’s signature line of text around it, and then those funky numerals. The grooved centerpiece almost looks like an old record. The numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock are very Explorer-like, but the weird thing is that they don’t follow the orientation of the other numerals on the dial. You could always go for a more classic-looking cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual, but this one will certainly make some heads turn at your first get-together.