There is no doubt that Rolex is the most well-known brand in the world. The company is literary one of the first manufacturers of high end watches with enhanced functionality and complex time keeping capabilities. Each new Rolex timepiece represents a statement of style and an absolute innovation. These continuous improvements have distinguished the company and turned it into a status symbol, a certification of one’s richness and power. The Daytona is one of the most popular Rolex designs, a part of the brand’s heritage, both a unique timeless design and an outstanding chronograph movement.
One thing is for sure: the world will never have enough Rolex watches. Each day, the company manufactures thousands of pieces and the demand continues to grow. Still, there are ten times more people who dream of owning one. Unfortunately, the price represents the reason why for many of us, it will most likely continue to be just an impossible dream. A Rolex watch is very expensive and not everyone can afford such jewelry. Yes, the impossibility of buying a real product is what aliments the market of replica watches, and I must say that Rolex is one of the world’s most copied brands. This is actually good news for Rolex fans that can’t afford the original product as the more Rolex copies there are, the better the quality is. Manufacturing a large number of items of the same design or brand allows, in time, a sustainable improvement of the quality both in terms of design and inside movement.
The Daytona is one of the most famous watches of all times. Its performance, precision and reliability, are what turned it into an iconic self-winding chronograph device. Despite the extended functions of this watch, it is still one of the classiest timepieces ever made. You will surely find thousands of variations of this model all over the Internet, but the quality will differ greatly. We have selected a copy of the Rolex Daytona from a random supplier for comparing it with the original watch. So let’s see if when put next to each other you can easily see the differences.
At first glance, we notice that the dial is the same for both ones. The markers, the logo, the writing printed on the dial, and the hands are identical. Also, the small three dials have the correct style, makers and small hands. So it appears that the first impression is the one of an exact copy. We continue to inspect the indexes on the bezel, the Rolex logo on the winding crown and markings on the case back, but still everything is flawlessly replicated. The only noticeable difference we manage to identify is on the clasp. The design looks highly incorrect due to the wrong representation of the Rolex crown and the incorrect size of the pull piece. Except this minor detail, the band looks very nice. It is made from real leather and feels quite comfortable and authentic on the wrist.
As expected there are still some other small differences between the replica and the original watch such as the quality of the materials, the level of craftsmanship and the smoothness of the sweeping second hand. These are inevitable for fake watches and regular people won’t even notice them. Only watch experts would be able to see these differences and realize that it is just a replica. All things considered, this Rolex Daytona knock-off is a beautiful timepiece with all the essential design particularities correctly replicated and fitted. It is a reminder of what we were already assuming: the price of the original watch is no more than a mere exaggeration.
Last modified: November 17, 2013