Rolex Daytona is a watch that does not need any introduction. This all times classic is well known for its impeccable style, sleek lines and extreme functionality. For many, it is a way of re-affirming their social status while for others it is a life-time dream came true. After all, who could honestly say that he wouldn’t love wearing such a luxurious and beautiful timepiece on his wrist?
It goes without saying; I am a big fan of Rolex Daytona watches. I can’t say with certainty when this passion begun or if I have a favorite color version, but one thing is for sure- I will never get enough of these extraordinary watches. I currently own three versions and the latest addition is the Rolex Daytona with black dial, diamond markers, gold case and black leather strap. This is also the most flashy and pretentious combo of all. I like it because you can style it up with an office suit or a tuxedo when you are attending a formal event, but it also looks great with a white polo shirt and simple pants.
The trick to buying a very authentic looking Rolex Daytona replica watch is to carefully examine all the design details. Even if you are buying it online, there are many things a picture can tell you about its quality that it would really be a shame to buy it without taking at least a couple of hours to compare the design of the fake watch with the one of the original Daytona.
In this case, I always start with the dial. This part of the watch is the most complex one and it includes so many things that could give you away. First of all, the dial should be completely black and have a matte finish. It must not have any visible defects, scratches, discolorations or stains. Then check out the lettering. Rolex uses a special font and color for this model and even the smallest difference means that anyone could be able to tell that it is a fake. The hour markers are also very complex. At 12 o’clock we have the Rolex crown logo, at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock there are the numbers 15, 30 and 45. For the rest of the markers it uses square shaped diamonds with a gold outline.
The iconic mark of Rolex Daytona watches is the 3 small chronographs that are positioned at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. These need to have the following indexes- 10, 20, 30 at the 3 o’clock small dial, 20, 40, 60 at the 6 o’clock dial and 3, 6, 9, 12 at the 9 o’clock one. These must be gold on black. Another thing you should do to be sure that what you are buying is what you really want is to contact the company and ask if these chronographs work or if they are just for show. Yes, many Rolex Daytona replica watches have decorative small dials that do not function. In most cases, the Swiss movement fake watches support the chronograph feature and are fully functional.
When it comes to the crystal, this can be either mineral or sapphire. The best one is sapphire which is more resistant to scratches, daily wear and even accidentally hitting it against a hard object. Not all replica manufacturers use sapphire crystal because it is more expensive. Make sure you also ask about this and that the Rolex Daytona fake you are buying comes with a sapphire crystal.
The case and the bezel of a good quality Rolex Daytona fake watch must be made from solid stainless steel. Yes, even if the watch is gold color. The stainless steel is usually plated with triple wrapped gold plating which looks very genuine and is quite resistant.
Regarding the winding crown, this carries one of the most important authenticity markings- the triple-lock crown. This is represented by a small Rolex crown that has 3 dots beneath. These dots tell you how many rubber seals the watch has and to how many hundreds of meters it is water resistant. The original Daytona has the crown logo with 3 dots meaning 3 rubber seals and water resistant up to 300 meters. Of course, a replica isn’t recommended for swimming, but it must have the little crown with 3 dots in order to look authentic. A knockoff with 1, 2 dots or a line will look fake.
Other things you should really check out before buying an imitation Daytona online are the bezel, the leather strap and the clasp. The bezel should have a polished surface and all the correct indexes while the leather band should be black and have also black stitches. Some poor replicas come with stitching. This is a huge mistake. Also, on the clasp there must be the small raised Rolex logo.
I am sure that by following these tips you can very easily find a very good quality and authentic looking Rolex Daytona replica watch. You just need to have patience and a pronounced attention to detail. And after you get the beautiful knockoff you will finally understand why it isn’t worth paying over $10,000 for the real thing.
Last modified: October 15, 2017