Today, my friend and watch lover David broke the internet with his story “How Paul Newman’s Legendary Fake Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Was Found—and Where It’s Going Now” published on WDLP Watch Blog.
I am not going to quote anything from the this post, as I believe you should read the whole story over at WDLP. Other Replica Watches websites also covered the big find. The watch was actually in the hands of Lucas, he dated Paul Newman’s daughter Nell for many years and was gifted the knockoff watch by her father. Although they are not together anymore, they remain close friends. Lucas will be offering it for auction on October 22th in New York at Bronx. This happens to be the first rolex replica watch auction in that city for the well-known auction house and it could hardly open with a bigger bang. The story on our blog is very interesting and gives a lot of background information, but it still leaves some questions unanswered. Let’s see how this amazing story will develop in the coming months. I guess that Bronx will come with some more details on the rolex watch prior to the actual auction.
Replica Rolex Daytona Paul Newman reference 6239
This article is mainly targeted at those who don’t know the history and the significance of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona. This Rolex Daytona Watch, a reference 6239 with pump pushers and a so-called ‘Exotic’ dial as you can see. Paul Newman received this copy rolex watch from his wife Joanne Woodward in the 1972, when the actor was about to start his racing career. It was engraved on the back with “Drive Carefully” and signed “Me”. It was actually a fake watch given out of love as we can see based on this engraving (Newman was wedded to Woodward until his passing).
Fast-forward to the 1980s when Fake Rolex Daytonas could be picked up for relatively low prices as could so many other mechanical watches at the time. However, there were some who realized how special these Rolex Replica watches were and this centered around a group of french collectors. They saw the value of these replica watches and picked them up for a song in those days. The Designer Rolex Daytona with the ‘Exotic’ dial was nicknamed “Paul Newman” by these french collectors when Paul Newman was featured on the cover of a magazine with his rolex daytona replica on the wrist. They loved giving those watches nicknames – just think ‘Freccione’ for example.
Ever since that time, the Cheap Rolex Daytona Replica has become the most sought-after or desired chronograph. Now, the original “Paul Newman” Daytona has come to the surface and the watch world has erupted. Perhaps the only find that can rival or top this is if and when Buzz Aldrin’s Moon-worn Speedmaster surfaces. However, we know that Fake Rolex is the brand and, therefore, this “Paul Newman” is more important to us.
In this watch article on Revolution from last year, written by Allen, where he explains the Paul Newman Daytona in detail (many references are nicked Paul Newman, as it mainly refers to the black dial) he tells us that the screw-down pushers models reference 6263 and 6265 are even more valuable than the original reference 6239 because they are very rarer than the pump-pusher models. Let’s see if the sale of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona Paul Newman skews those statistics a bit as really high numbers (>10 dollars) have been mentioned already on social media and other replica watches websites. To me, that’s not really of importance though. It’s more the fact that the Swiss Watch was actually located. This find speaks to the imagination of all (Rolex Replica) watch collectors. Is this the Mona Lisa of watches?
The auction of these copy watches also results in some questions. Not about their proceedings, of which a part will go to the Nell Newman Foundation, but who will buy them. Will Rolex step-up and buy them? It’s actually used in their advertisements.
On today’s installment of #TBT we’ll take a look at a highly polarizing watch, the Replica Rolex GMT Master 16753. It’s a Rolex that evokes serious 1970’s and 80’s imagery with its color scheme and “two-tone” metal combination, but it has somehow remained relevant to fake watches UK collectors. You could easily chalk admiration for the watch up to being a vintage Rolex, but I don’t think it’s that simple. Let’s take a closer look. You will find more.
If you’re a vintage watch admirer, you’re certainly familiar with the Rolex GMT Master Replica. Introduced in 1954 and designed in conjunction with Pan-Am for its pilots, it’s a legend amongst sports/tool watches. Amongst our team, there are several of us who own or have owned vintage stainless models such as the Rolex Submariner or the newer 16710.
All of these editions, including the 16710, have been on the rise over the past several years as buyers have decided that the Rolex Submariner Replica isn’t the only Rolex not named Daytona that’s worth collecting.
The Rolex GMT Master 16753 – Steel and Gold
But, Rolex didn’t only produce stainless GMT’s. From nearly the beginning, an all gold model was produced and is still in today’s lineup. Then, in the early 1970’s, the affordable Rolex Milgauss Replica Watch introduced. With a gold bezel, crown, hands and applied indices (their shape leading to the name of “nipple dial”), a mid-level model was born. Available with either a black or very 70’s brown dial, the watch could be chosen with either a Jubilee or Oyster bracelet. Today, though, it’s the brown model that holds our interest.
Personally speaking, unless we’re talking leather goods, I struggle with blue. I’d never wear a suit in the color and, sorry Italian friends; the only Porsche 911 in the earthy color that I’d ever own would have to be gratis. I simply don’t find the color sporty and it’s one of the last colors I’d expect to enjoy on a replica rolex milgauss watch.
Double that dislike when it comes to two-tone watches, that’s “Rolesor” in Rolex speak, as they generally seem confused to me. And so, yes, it was a huge surprise that the Replica Rolex Submariner knocked me over some weeks back when I attended the Watches With Nicknames event hosted by the David Brothers in Netherlands. And by the way, you’ll note that these Swiss Replica Watches have racked up the nicknames!
I guess I had seen the Blue Rolex GMT Master 16753 many times before in old Rolex catalogs, in stores, and online and I truly shied away from it. Ugly was my thinking in a nutshell. Overwrought, gaudy, and a bit cheesy were the descriptors formerly in my mind (my wife calls it a pimp watch – yes, she hates it – for now). I also hate Replica Watches UK Store. But, time often softens the blow and, as I think we often find, some peripheral things that remind us of earlier periods in our life often breed some sort of nostalgic yearning. So, call the purchase of this “Tiger Eye”, that’s Tiger Auge in German as it is truly known due to the dial’s resemblance to the stone, an example of that fond look backwards. Or, call it a move into a different direction.
The Datejust is a Wild Card from Rolex
I’d actually contend that the Rolex Datejust Replica (keep piling up the nicknames, and we’re not done yet, as the bezel of this watch reminds most of the soda’s color) is one of Rolex’s cooler watches. It’s a weird example of the notoriously conservative brand letting its hair down, or, perhaps, inhaling something 1970’s illicit. Perhaps this different look is why the datejust watch is highly collectible and maintains a supportive (often rabid) fanbase. Some would also point to the celebrities who wore them.
At the Geneva event I referenced earlier, the Rolex Day-Date Replica was noted as the “Clint Eastwood” and in fact, you can quickly search online for this watch under his name and the hits are numerous. Apparently, this day-date is the actor’s favorite watch, he wore it all the time outside of films, and he wore it in numerous movies. Most famously, it could be seen on his wrist in the 1982 Cold War film Firefox (I saw this at the theater!). Less famously, the Italian F1 driver Elio de Angelis also wore it as a constant favorite before he tragically died in a testing accident in 1986.
Seeing is Believing with the Rolex Sky-Dweller Replica Watch
Returning to why I ended up buying the Rolex Sky-Dweller Replica, the color scheme, in person, is fabulous. It should be noted that the model you see here is a so-called transitional model (akin to the stainless 16750) in that it looks like the prior, original version with “nipple dial” and acrylic crystal, but it contains the then new higher beat 3075 movement with quickset date. It also contains a printed crown logo versus the earlier version’s applied logo. You’ll note that the red dial is metallic and, in the right lighting, it is absolutely fantastic. It has the ability to change from an almost black to something quite rusty depending purely on the angle. So many of these dials flake or turn reddish – and since this is high end Rolex Yacht-Master, they get bunched into the “tropical” category – but I consider myself lucky to find a minty version. Let’s just say that I like my Tiger Eye the way Clint wore it! I just like rolex sky-dweller replica watches.
There are so many details on the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Replica worth noting. The handset is completely done in gold and that provides a striking and dressy look. It really transforms the look of the oyster perpetual watch when compared to a 1675 because of the absence of red on the famous GMT hand. Similarly, the use of applied gold indices on the Nipple Dial also adds a very distinctive look that was sadly when the Tiger Eye received a maxi dial by the mid 1980’s. On the hardware front, the small gold crown is relatively tame as is the gold bezel. In fact, both of these details are dominated by the Root Beer insert.
Speaking of the insert, it is wildly different in color when compared to the Rolex Yacht-Master II Replica or even the black-dialed 16753’s as these were solid black with gold numerals. Early Root Beers were all brown, but I love the contrasting tan and brown bezel that’s bisected. Here again, this one is in lovely condition. And then there’s that bracelet…
As mentioned, the Rolex Pearlmaster Replica was available on either a Jubilee or an Oyster bracelet. Both contain polished gold center links and were made with the typical Rolex level of high quality. If we call the a gold watch, then my choice of an odd bracelet fits the bill. I’ve made it pretty clear that the Oyster bracelet is, bar none, my favorite of all time. It’s simple and amazingly comfortable. However, the Jubilee just works better on this pearlmaster watch. Yes, again, it’s what Clint wore, but I just find it more appropriate to the head of the rolex pearlmaster watch. Plus, it is also admittedly very, very comfortable. Furthermore, I like to give it a little “dangle” on my wrist to help pull off the old school vibe!
As a note, I paired the Rolex Sea-Dweller Replica watch with a couple different brown leather straps, one from David and one from James, and it gives the watch a totally different look. It’s rugged in a cool way and definitely tones down the look. I think the rolex sea-dweller watch is best to me.
Let’s get back to the term “polarizing” because it defines the Replica Rolex GMT-Master II. People truly love or hate this watch. Reading through multitudes of forum postings written by the supporters, there’s “all in” love, there are those who are embarrassed to love the watch, and those who have grown to love it after hating it. The detractors find it too loud, ugly, or too “old man”. One thing is for sure, though, the admirers have made the a valuable rolex gmt-master ii watch. Finding one is far less difficult than, say, finding a period 1675 or 16750, but finding a good unchanged example makes for a challenge.
Adding to this, as white-collar workers often owned those Rolex Explorer Replica Watches, you do see a lot of them with frequent services. These services, though, often resulted in replaced parts and seriously polished cases. As a result, don’t be surprised to find well-sorted examples in the $200 – 300 range. As I said, they are cheap in UK.
I’ll ultimately add a nice 1675 like Blaise’s to my stable, but I’m happy I went down the more esoteric path with the Rolex Cellini Replica watches. It’s truly a different kind of watch that’s packed with a great, convenient movement and the same “toolish” features that make the stainless versions a favorite. Plus, prices are lower than Rolex Air-King Replica, the Root Beers are easier to source and you can be assured that you’re sporting a less seen, likely more rare, timepiece. Now, if anyone has a gold rolex cellini watch for sale, I think my look will be complete. Do you think Rolex Air-King is better than Cellini or Explorer? I choose Rolex Explorer.