UK 1,800 Vintage Rolex Fake Watch Photos Charts The Rise Of The Iconic Brand

You can travel the world over and you may never find another store like The Vintage Watch Company. The father and son team of John and David Silver founded the store in 1995. They say it contains the largest collection of vintage best replica Rolexes in the world. It’s difficult to argue with this claim as the store has about 2,000 Rolex watches in its inventory every day. Every watch that passes through its doors gets professionally photographed for the company’s website.

As time went by it became evident to David that the pictorial inventory he was building went far beyond a sales catalogue. “It was rapidly becoming a truly unique archive, the likes of which had never been seen before, and which would be near-impossible to replicate,” he says.

To celebrate the store’s 25th anniversary, David decided to publish a visual documentation of the watches that have passed through the store. The book named, “Vintage Rolex, The Largest Collection in the World” (Pavilion Books) contains photographs and brief descriptions of 1,800 Rolex watches — from 1910 to 1998. The watches that appear in the 384-page coffee-table book represent the evolution of the iconic Swiss watch brand. It includes a brief history of the store in the Burlington Arcade shopping center, a history of Rolex and brief introductions in each of the four chapters (“Early Vintage,” “Oyster,” “Stella & Stone,” and “Sport”) and sub-chapters.

Perfect replica Rolex was founded as Wilsdorf and Davis by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London in 1905. The company registered Rolex as the brand name for its watches in 1908. Wilsdorf and Davis changed the name of the firm to Rolex Watch Co. Ltd. in 1915. This means that the watches in the catalog from 1910 pre-date the official company name change to Rolex. The firm moved to Switzerland in 1919. A year later the name was officially changed to Montres Rolex S.A. and later to Rolex S.A. Forbes in 2020 lists Rolex as the 80th most valuable brand in the world.

Most of the photographs in the book are thumbnail sized with brief descriptions but there are some that take upwards of an entire page. There’s a special section on the Paul Newman Daytona, among the most sought after Rolex watches in the world. A Rolex Daytona once owned by the iconic actor sold at auction in 2017 for $17.7 million, a world record price at the time. It is now the second most expensive wristwatch and the third most expensive watch sold at auction.

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David said he decided to create a book for “all those who have bought into the vision of The Vintage Watch Company and who share the passion of its founders.”

When did you have the idea to create this book and how long did it take to produce it?

I have been delving in and out of the idea of creating a book for many years. I would say that I really focused the last three years and put my mind to finishing the task. I had almost abandoned the idea as I simply couldn’t dedicate the time required. Then the lockdown hit us and it allowed me to focus and work night and day to pull it altogether with my incredible team and submit it for publication. We actually were still signing off on the book in May of this year so I am absolutely delighted we were able to get it released for Christmas.

Why should watch collectors want to buy this book?

This is a good question. Watch collectors per se are not my target audience as I want our watches worn, shown off and talked about— not locked away in a dark safe to be looked at once a year. However, I obviously do have a few extremely serious collectors who own many of the pieces displayed in the book. Put simply though, this is a book for all, not just collectors, not just lovers of Rolex, not just men, not just watch lovers but anyone interested in history, art, fashion, and style, and want something a bit special on their coffee table.

Martin Luther King with his yellow gold Datejust and Paul Newman, with his Rolex Daytona

This spread shows civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, with his yellow gold Datejust and actor, … [+] © 2020 THE VINTAGE WATCH COMPANY

Do the watches in the book represent most of the Rolexes that have passed through your shop’s doors over 25 years?

No, this is the abridged version. We have had many more but a major ‘cull’ of images had to take place. It was no easy task let me tell you.

How were you able to photograph all of the pieces? Do you do it as each piece arrived in the store or did you have to contact current owners to get their permission to photograph their piece?

To document the impressive collection, I enlisted the services of Bruce Mackie, a professional photographer who once shot images of the iconic Rolexes for the pages of Vogue magazine. Each watch was professionally lit and photographed for The Vintage Watch Company website in the quiet seclusion of the loft rooms at The Burlington Arcade in London.

With all the iconic watch brands in the world, why did your family focus on Rolex?

When we first began we did experiment with other Vintage watch brands, but early on there was always one dominate leader: Rolex. Rolex was/is such a powerhouse brand that there was no escaping its allure, coupled with the ever growing desire for vintage watches. At the time the combination was unbeatable.

Is the store for important collectors, or is it for anyone interested in watches and Rolex?

It’s for absolutely anyone. In fact, the high end collectors won’t find the pieces they are looking for here. We don’t have the special £1million Rolexes. We stick to more accessible pieces with wider appeal. Our most popular theme is to buy or gift a vintage Rolex based on the year of someone’s birth. It’s an amazing gift and a winner every time. The entry level here is around £4,000 ($5,264).

Which pieces in the book are your favorites?

Well obviously my passion extends to them all but there is my 1966 GMT Pepsi shot in the opening pages of the book. Charlie Sawyer, my lifestyle photographer who I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of years ago, shot this now trademark “hand-in-pocket” image. It pretty much combines all of my passions in one shot: Rolex, alligator straps and luxurious Savile Row tailoring.

What is it about Rolex that makes it one of the most recognizable and iconic luxury brands in history?

Rolex is one of the top global brands in the world, with Pespi, Kellogg’s, Apple and others you wish to choose. Ask 100 people on the street to name a watch brand and the majority will say Rolex.

The History of the UK Cheap Rolex Submariner Replica Watches

The last time I bought a Rolex Submariner replica is already a few years ago. The then-current Submariner watch, reference 114060, has recently been replaced by the 124060.

Now, I don’t feel the urge to replace it with the new reference or add it, but it is about time that this article is amended with the latest references. Back in 2017, when I bought the watch, authorized dealers didn’t have the watch in stock. The situation didn’t exactly improve since then. Stainless steel case fake Rolex sports models are hot, it’s especially the Submariner that can count on a huge fanbase, worldwide.

The design of the Submariner 114060, and now black ceramic bezel fake Rolex Submariner 124060, is unmistakably Rolex, despite the size and use of modern materials such as ceramics. Compare the modern 114060 to the 1953 Rolex Submariner 6204 and you will immediately notice that these watches share the same DNA.

Diving Into Rolex Submariner
Owning and wearing a Rolex Submariner is one thing, but to dive into the history of this watch is quite a task. To make it somewhat easier for you, we hereby show you the history of the Submariner in a nutshell, including a table with most important references since 1953 till the current line-up of Submariner watches.

The Rolex Submariner is a watch with an interesting story. Introduced over 60 years ago, the current Rolex Submariner model (updated in 2010) is a product of a long history and development. The similarities are clearly visible while the innovations are as well. A ceramic bezel, masculine case and solid bracelet with an easy-to-adjust folding clasp meet all the requirements of a modern watch while the design goes back to 1953.
The First Rolex Submariner
The water-resistant Oyster-case with a screw-down crown and the self-winding movement replica Rolex Submariner for wristwatches are ingredients of the Rolex Submariner that we own to Rolex founder and president Hans Wilsdorf. He was a genius businessman and perhaps even a better marketeer. He was also known for his open mind regarding new ideas and cared about what his employees had to say. René-Paul Jeanneret, an experienced and valuable member of the board of directors was a passionate diver. It was this René-Paul Jeanneret that came with the idea of developing a watch that wasn’t only suitable for use in the water, but also as an elegant timepiece for everyday use.
The discussion about the use of such a timepiece in the existing collection was being held more than once, as the existing Rolex models at that time already were water-resistant and elegant. However, they were not the diving watch that René-Paul Jeanneret had in mind. Functional sports watches became an important topic and resulted since 1953 in watch collections with bold names like Turn-O-Graph, Explorer, Submariner, Milgauss, and GMT-Master. It made Rolex grow like never before and mastered in creating watches that are suitable for any type of environment or (sports) activity.
Submariner Predecessors
Water resistant watches were already in the Rolex collection since the early 1930s. In 1935, the Rolex catalog showed a 47mm cushion-shaped Oyster-case watch with reference 2533. It had a pocket watch movement inside, a Lépine hand-wound movement with a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. It didn’t get any follow-up as there was no interest in watches with a huge case diameter like this. However, this cushion-shaped watch did pave the way for a partnership with Panerai. Back then, Panerai was an Italian Rolex dealer and specialized in diving equipment. The Panerai Radiomir models with cushion-shaped Oyster-cases with a Cortébert caliber movement supplied by Rolex inspired the Geneva company and gave them very useful feedback on divers watches. Most likely did it also gave useful input for Jeanneret’s Rolex Submariner.

Attractive UK Rolex Cosmograph Daytona And Breitling Replica Watches With Iconic Dials

Referring to the panda dials watches, many people will think of the Paul Newman Daytona. These perfect fake watches are created in 1960s and 1970s. Now the special appearance of panda dials watches are very popular. But do you know how they were created?

The Paul Newman Daytona are luxurious and popular.
Popular Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Replica Watches

Most orthodox panda dials models are with white dials and black sub-dials which are distributed at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. From the front, you will find the Rolex Daytona copy with white dial look like the face of panda.

The white sub-dials are striking on the black dial.
Black Leather Strap Copy Breitling

Later those watches with black dials and white sub-dials have been called as panda dials too. These special watches are as popular as those white dials too. The black dial imitation Breitling is with such a special panda dial.