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Rolex Reference 6202 Black Dial Stainless Steel Case Waterproof Replica Watches UK

From a visual perspective, the fake Rolex reference 6202 watches very closely resembles some of the very early pre-crown guard Submariners, such as the reference 6204 and the reference 6205. When given some chronological context, the resemblance makes perfect sense, given that the reference 6202 was the foundation onto which Rolex would build their iconic and highly successful Submariner line of dive watches.

Due to the less-standardized production process of the time, the reference 6202 saw a variety of different dial variations; and the 6202-reference number was also used for watches that were branded under Rolex’s Monometer line. The Monometer was produced for a very short period of time and very few examples were manufactured. Other than the name on the dial, the reference 6202 Monometer was identical to the reference 6202 Turn-O-Graph, and both watches can be considered the precursors to Rolex’s Submariner.

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In all actuality, the reference 6202 can be considered the precursor to several different Rolex watches that are now held in high regard by vintage collectors. In addition to being the forerunner to both the Submariner and Turn-O-Graph/Thunderbird lines of watches, the reference 6202 was also the foundation for the very first Rolex Milgauss.

While the contemporary Milgauss more closely resembles an Oyster Perpetual or Datejust, the very first Milgauss (the reference 6541) was largely based on the design of the original reference 6202 Turn-O-Graph. Although the Milgauss lost its sixty-minute demarcated bezel in subsequent iterations, it was the reference 6202 that was initially chosen by Rolex to be the foundation for their anti-magnetic line of watches.

The Rolex reference 6202 Turn-O-Graph replica watches represents the beginning of Rolex’s rotating bezel tool watches and is actually credited as being their first serially-produced watch with a rotating bezel. While it was not the very first Rolex watch ever fitted with a rotating bezel – that credit would go to the reference 3346 from 1937 of which only seven to twelve examples were manufactured – the reference 6202 Turn-O-Graph is the watch that ultimately would go on to evolve into a number of Rolex’s most famous and renowned lines of sport watches.

Comparing Rolex Fake GMT And IWC Portuguese Watches UK

As usually happens, I find myself between the horological rock and hard place. However, this time around I fear opportunity will take the best of me. I can hardly leave decisions like these up to chance. In opposite sides of the field are two very different watches: a vintage Rolex GMT replica watches UK— or why not a Sub — and a modern 7-day power reserve IWC Portuguese. With your permission, I’ll explain my conundrum.

Rolex First

Firstly, the Rolex: I am very aware of the overpriced minefield that is vintage Rolex collecting. However, I can’t help but feel that both the 70s GMTs and Subs are watches that age incredibly well, perhaps even the best of them all. For a vintage watch lover such as myself, that is somewhat important. Also, how perfectly would it sit between my ’69 Autavia and ’66 Speedmaster? Lastly, there’s also the thrill of searching for an original piece with the right patina… Isn’t it all about the journey and not the destination?

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IWC Portuguese

Then, the IWC: an old passion for me, the white-dial, 7-day Portuguese is simply divine. It strangely has the same impact as beautiful women have on me… Then, it perfectly marriages a beautiful classic design with a very interesting movement (even more with the new models) and, last but not least, given that I’m also Portuguese, it gives me a very discrete way of showing off my own origins.
There’s of course a slight price gap from the IWC to the Rolex, but, ceteris paribus, what would Lord Snob recommend?

It has gotten to a point where I cannot leave the house in fear of accidentally walking into the wrong store.

The right vintage watch is worth waiting for and as long as you are not so besotted with an ultra-rare model that you will be spending enormous sums on a fundamentally horologically uninteresting watch, no one can reasonably object to hunting for a well preserved GMT Master or Submariner. The only real issue with either is that they are both the watch of choice, increasingly, for people who want a charming vintage sports watch but lack the imagination or energy to explore alternatives; as with modern Rolexes, the downside to popular vintage sports models is that there is a significant risk that once you take the plunge, you will suddenly feel as if you are seeing them everywhere.

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In this case, putting myself as much as possible in your shoes, I think I would actually be inclined to buy the Portugieser 7-Day Automatic instead. Not every IWC wristwatch is a home run, by any means, but when they get something right, they really get something right and in my view the 7-Day Automatic is just the right combination of traits. It has a wonderful air of stubbornly adhering to its own character, and the whole design has a lack of affectation and a natural mechanical grace that is matched by few other watches in IWC’s, or anyone’s, collections. Its charm is far more idiosyncratic than that of vintage Rolexes and though I yield to no one in my appreciation for the slightly melancholy aura of a well-preserved vintage anything, in this case I think you get a lot more in the way of personality from the IWC.