Okay, I’ll admit, it’s a bit clickbait-y. But, a friend of mine who doesn’t know much about luxury fake watches, but knows that he “wants a Daytona” recently asked me where he could buy said Daytona. After struggling to explain the supply shortages for modern hype watches like his dreamy Swiss made replica Daytona that plague the industry in 2021 A.D., I finished with “there are plenty of alternatives to the Daytona that you can buy, no problem.”
But, I soon realized I had some trouble identifying a true alternative to the 1:1 fake Rolex Daytona UK. That is, a serially-produced chronograph with: a 40mm(ish) steel case, contrasting ceramic bezel (okay, we’ll allow aluminum too), and an automatic chronograph movement.
Even harder is to find a watch with that “it factor” the AAA replica Rolex Daytona certainly has. Something that makes it desirable and attractive, to watch and non-watch people alike. Of course, no other watch will get as close to the hype of a Rolex Daytona super clone online, but an alternative should try to approximate it as best it can.
Since the cheap fake Rolex is essentially ungettable, the “serially-produced” is also key here. A watch that anyone can walk into a boutique and just get. Okay, fine. A chronograph where the waitlist is measured in months and not years at least.
With that, let’s take a look at a few alternatives to the modern Swiss movement replica Rolex Daytona ref. 116500.