“What is your favorite Rolex replica watch?”
My personal pick is the Rolex GMT-Master replica watches. Not only because of the interesting history it has, as the watch of Pan-Am pilots and NASA astronauts, nor even the fact that Tom Selleck had one on his wrist in “Magnum: P.I.,” but also because it is a very reliable and easy-to-use travel companion.
1. Rolex GMT-Master II Replica watch
My first pick is the now discontinued model Rolex GMT-Master II Replica watch with a blue-and-red bezel. This Rolex GMT-Master II Replica watch was introduced in 1989 and was produced until 2007. Due to the independent hour hand and rotatable bezel, the wearer is able to read three different time zones. With its variety of three different aluminum inlays for the bezels, and the ability to have them swapped every so often, it was a very versatile watch. The Oyster bracelet on this Rolex GMT-Master II Replica watch had an all-matte finish and had a flip-lock on the clasp to ensure safety.
In 2008, Rolex introduced the current lineup of GMT-Master II replica watches. The case of the replica watch grew in both thickness and diameter and the lugs become a bit larger as well. The hour markers are bigger, and the watch featured a Trip-Lock crownand a ceramic bezel. The ceramic bezel will not discolor like the old aluminum bezels did and, more importantly, they won’t scratch.
The red GMT hand, which was so recognizable on the previous stainless-steel Rolex GMT-Master replica watch, was replaced with a green one on this model. Also, the printing of the word “GMT-Master” on the dial is in green instead of white.
3. Rolex GMT-Master Replica Watch
Not the oldest GMT-Master, but still a nice vintage Rolex replica watch (1959 – 1980) . Since there are so many of them still around, you can pick one you really like in a good, wearable condition. The plexi crystal adds a fun element, but must be – of course – treated with care. It easily scratches.
These vintage Rolex GMT-Master replica watches are quite a bit smaller than the later models and noticeably thinner. Aside from missing the independent hour hand, the vintage replica watch has the looks of authentic “tool watch” — no glossy dials, polished center links or white-gold rings around the hour markers.