Entry-level is an interesting term when it comes to luxury goods. For example, an “entry-level” car like a Honda, Toyota, or Nissan is very different from an “entry-level” Porsche. The two share similar titles but are worlds apart. Therefore, when discussing the “entry-level” Rolex Oyster Perpetual, I feel that the term is psychologically detrimental to the watch. After all, what is an entry-level Rolex? A Rolex. It is the most widely known luxury watchmaker in the world. During my time with this replica watch, I tried to completely erase the “basic model” designation from my mind. This is a Rolex.
Most people in the world of watch enthusiasts forget that Rolex built a reputation for its tool watches in the early days. Models like the Datejust are certainly important to their history. However, for the past 70 years, Replica Rolex has been the watch of choice for divers, adventurers, and car enthusiasts who have accomplished great feats. It wasn’t until the introduction of the solid gold Yacht-Master in the 1990s that Rolex intentionally transitioned to making status symbols. I think this Oyster Perpetual 39mm is a great modern interpretation of those tool watch roots.
This watch is the essence of what makes Rolex so great. The crisp Oyster strap is attached to a sturdy and refined steel case. This watch features a stunning rhodium dial that creates a sunburst effect in the right light. The dial is edged with light blue markers that add a happy pop of color. This watch is a three-hand watch. It has only one pre-owned complication and is the most original fake Rolex currently makes. A smooth polished bezel frames the dial, adding a layer of texture and depth to the case.
Rolex offers the Oyster Perpetual in 26mm, 31mm, 34mm, 36mm, and 39mm. This provides enough range to fit anyone’s wrist. Rolex describes the watch as “the purest Oyster” and that couldn’t be more accurate. It comes in a couple of different movements, the one I’m wearing features the Rolex 3132 self-winding mechanical movement. It contains 31 jewels and has a power reserve of about 48 hours.
The Oyster Perpetual belongs to an interesting category. Because it is so refined, it offers much more versatility than watches like the Submariner or Datejust. Its case measures 39mm and is only 11mm thick, and because it doesn’t have a diving bezel, it is much more elegant to wear than a non-date dive watch. I would say that it does wear small compared to a 40mm watch, but only slightly. This watch really shines in a more casual setting. It helps dress up casual t-shirts and jeans. I equate it to a perfect pair of white sneakers, but on your wrist.
The polished accents on this case also make it easy to match the watch to your favorite “finance guy” Patagonia tank top and crisp white button-down. I think the reduced size makes the Oyster Perpetual a little more understated – not talking too loudly, but simply finishing.
I can say that I don’t care about the brand. However, this is an amazing way to say, “Yes, it’s a Rolex” for less than $7,000. The Oyster Perpetual is enough to reward yourself with a replica Rolex while not making your boss question your salary. It’s similar to the Porsche Boxster. there are many options, such as the vintage Datejust, at a much lower price. However, the Oyster Perpetual is really the best way to get a modern product from the brand. From an Apple perspective, I find this dial more interesting than the Explorer’s (I know that’s profanity). There’s something relaxed and cheerful about the use of color. It shows that the Swiss still know how to have a little fun. If you’re looking for the modern reliability of a Rolex paired with a more conservative design language, then you might want to check out this “entry-level” watch.