We have many different amazing replica watches in collections.
As far as I am concerned, this is less an exercise in a hypothetical than an opportunity to look back at how my own wearing habits have played out over the last several months. Ever since purchasing the fake Grand Seiko GMT with a cream dial, this watch has been my go-to. It’s continued to reveal aspects of its design over time while impressing me with a chronometer-like precision that has been almost scary in its daily rate. One of the perks of my work is that I can try on and test drive pretty much any watch I want, and I have to say that I never feel like I’m settling for less when I return the latest and greatest watch and put my GS back on the wrist. One other point I would add, which I think makes this a great option as a daily wearer, is that I’ve found Grand Seiko’s stainless steel watches to be incredibly resistant to scratching.
Oh boy, I’m bad at this kind of thing. I’m participating in this round-up under protest – I have to emphasize at the outset that this is a highly personal choice; there are a lot of possible one-and-dones watches out there, and any choice any of us make for this article is apt to be misinterpreted as a recommendation instead of a personal preference. If I were psychologically capable of picking just one watch, I’d have done it by now; I’ve worn fake Rolex, Tudor, Omega, and Grand Seiko watches predominantly over the years, and there are candidates from every one of those makers.
There is just an ordinary Speedmaster – not rare, not especially collectible; but it’s a tangible connection to my younger self and to an optimistic time when we seemed poised to cross the threshold between science fiction and science fact, and it was not strange to think that in a generation or two we’d be living on other worlds. The Speedmaster Professional: there are many like it, but this one is mine.
So, there is just one watch? I have to say, such a nuclear option needs to be a GMT with decent water resistance that works on a wide range of straps. For a perfect modern choice, the replica Tudor’s highly anticipated Black Bay GMT checks all of those boxes. Its steel 41mm case houses a manufactured COSC movement that offers local jumping GMT functionality that pairs with a rotating 24-hour bezel to offer multiple time zones at a glance.
If you had told me going into Baselworld that my favorite watch would be a time-only number in stainless steel that takes the best of its brand’s design traits and pares them back to basics, I’d have looked at you like you were telling me the sky is blue. However, if you’d told me that the replica watch would be a Rolex, I’d likely have furrowed my brow a bit. The new white dial Oyster Perpetual 39 though is just that – it’s everything you want a modern fake Rolex to be, and nothing more. It’s sleek, it’s utilitarian, and it’s flat-out handsome. I could wear this to a friend’s wedding, on a weekend hike, and to the office and it would be equally at home everywhere.