Vintage Rolex is very rare but is attractive to many people, it is hard to buy one vintage Rolex produced in old times, if you are lucky to find one in auction market, the price will also be very high. So, some people came to my blog and asked me where they can get a good quality vintage Rolex watch, the replica one. In our watch market, there are some replicas of vintage Rolex watches, most of them are Submariner, however, all replicas of vintage Rolex are not top quality, I mean, their quality is not the best one when being compared with those replicas made by big factories such as ARF, GMF, ZF, etc. But some of them look nice and can satisfy your favor of vintage Rolex.
This vintage Rolex I am talking about is an Explorer, made by a small factory here, I do not know its name, maybe it is the factory that usually made vintage Rolex replicas before, for example, the Submariner 5580, Daytona Paul Newman. Just judging from the pictures, I like this Explorer Rolex watch.
Its case is different from that of modern Rolex Explorer, it looks a little bigger, especially the case, which looks stronger and robust. The crown is screwed down and do not have too much outside, almost all parts are under protection of the crown guards. The entire case is brushed, I do not know the case diameter and thickness. The case back is solid and smooth, the connection of bracelet and case is different from today’s Rolex Explorer.
The dial is black with all hour markers and hands in white color, except the central orange 24-hour hand. On the top of the dial, I do not think it is sapphire crystal, may be a mineral glass face. Hour markers are square bar-shaped, the bar marker at 6 o’clock and triangle at 12 o’clock are much bigger than others, by the way, there are no Arabic numeral hour markers on this vintage Explorer II dial. The movement inside is an Asia clone ETA 2836, it is the movement widely used by replica watches before, but now, super clone Rolex does not use this movement now, and almost all replica watches of other Swiss brands also choose to use Japanese Miyota 9015. However, the clone 2836 still has an important position in the market, it is necessary for moderate quality replica Rolex watches.