Over the past several years, we’ve seen an influx of modestly-sized timepieces from the dominant industry players. Even the leaders of the “wrist-saucer” trend, Panerai and Breitling, have changed their strategy and started developing a more approachable range. It turns out after years of luxury replica watches growing exponentially to the point where they dwarf anyone that isn’t an Expendables-style action star, not everyone wants to look like the Last Action Hero when they’re at the office. While it’s still more common than not to see high quality fake watches landing over the 40-mm mark, it’s a good sign for the industry, especially for those with dainty wrists, that we’re slowly shifting back to more classically-proportioned replica watches online. We rounded up six watches from the past few years, all from top-selling brands, that embrace the sub-40-mm fit.
The 1:1 fake Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 38 mm was a part of the brand’s 2017 lineup. It was released alongside two other Aqua Terra models that came in at over 40 mm, but this stainless-steel iteration with a striking blue dial and integrated steel bracelet won over a lot of hearts during that year’s Baselworld showcase. The dial is sun-brushed and features the popular horizontal line motif that is inspired by the wooden decks of vintage sailboats. Inside the watch is aaa quality replica Omega’s in-house Caliber 8800 that has been certified by METAS as a Master Chronometer. Price: $5,500.
Georges Kern had a few immediate goals when he became the head honcho at Swiss movement replica Breitling. One of those was a renewed focus on bringing collectors that felt alienated by the brand’s previous decade of masculine posturing in oversized cases and overcrowded dials back into the fold. With that in mind, the cheap fake Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 is the purest distillation of this new philosophy. It eschews the typical chronograph complication that people have long associated with the Navitimer, yet keeps the classic slide rule functionality on its outer bezel.
Further distinguished by a beaded bezel that references the original Breitling Navitimer replica for sale from 1954, this update keeps the brand heritage in full perspective while venturing into refreshed territory. The top quality fake Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 is priced at $4,300 in steel with a crocodile leather strap, $4,860 in steel on a steel bracelet, and $5,820 in rose gold.
Pandas don’t just exist in the wild. Or the zoo for that matter. No, you can find them on the wrist, aptly dubbed Panda dial replica watches online. Fear not, you don’t need to be well versed in the complexities of horological language to translate the jargon. It’s simply a white dial with (typically) three black sub dials, symbolising a pair of eyes and a mouth, and a reverse Panda, the opposite.
History prefaces the cheap fake Rolex Daytona 6239 as the catalyst of Panda Dial hype, thanks to some American actor (Paul Newman) and his penchant for panda patterns of watch dials. As the ultimate muse of the movement, incited during peak Simon and Garfunkel era, the copy watch world hasn’t stopped salivating over the veggie-eating cuties since.
Already convinced you wanna bag a panda for yourself? These are some of the most grailworthy Panda dial replica watches for sale on the market right now, vouched for by the experts, to kickstart or complement your watch collection.
Fake Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
There’s no Panda without Paul Newman, and there’s no Paul Newman without AAA quality replica Rolex. A one brand/one watch man, “the Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Cosmograph became the most desirable watch of all in the late-1990s,” shares our fave Barbie bestie in the copy watch world, Ken Kessler. “It wasn’t the first ever Panda, but it is hands down the most famous, so it’s also the most influential.” Since its conception in 1963 through to today, it still cuts as one of the most celebrated Pandas in the zoo that is watchmaking. £12,700.
Replica Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph
“Brands like 1:1 replica Breitling [helped] pioneer the popularity of this iconic dial. At one point, chronographs weren’t even that popular, with a limited production of certain models,” says Karissa. Putting the desire back in the sub-dials, good old Willy B set the tone with the Swiss made fake Breitling Navitimer in 1952, honouring the wrists of pilot’s so that they could perform all necessary flight functions. And Breitling honours the lives of Panda’s too.
It must be the pure ridiculousness of making a very specific watch for a very specific purpose that makes me love the types of weird, purpose-built vintage AAA replica watches you can often find. Yacht timers, golf watches, tennis watches: I love them all. Sometimes, the manufacturers of these best US fake watches didn’t even modify the inside mechanics of the watch; they just used some clever, often colorful designs to change what a watch could clearly communicate.
I know about as much about soccer (wait, fútbol) as I do about what to get my mom for Christmas (maybe a soccer timer?), but I’ve hitched myself firmly to the World Cup bandwagon this week, pulled by the capable thighs of that handsome, tattoo-sleeved Christian Pulisic fella, whose name I just recently learned to pronounce. It provides the perfect opportunity to write about a wondrous hat trick of vintage soccer timers from Omega and Breitling replica watches for sale. Over the years, a few brands tried their foot at soccer timers, but none did it with mechanical movements as capably as these three chronograph makers. Since each half of a soccer match is 45 minutes, the main problem these soccer timers tried to solve was providing an elegant way to indicate that 45 minutes had indeed elapsed. Sure, you could still use a standard chronograph for this, but what’s the fun in that?
Purpose-built cheap copy watches like these soccer timers are the mechanical apps of their day, developed for one oddly specific thing, and that thing only. It’s the kind of thing that’s fun to imagine why in the world a brand would take the time to make, and who would’ve bought it. Nowadays, I look at these old soccer timers the same way I look at Wrigley Field’s iconic human-operated outfield scoreboard, the same one that’s stood out there since 1937. Sure, it’s totally old-school and unnecessary and there’s probably a better way to keep track of such things nowadays — just ask every other team in baseball — but when a thing is all about tradition anyway (baseball or soccer or high quality replica watches), it’s the little anachronisms that do stick around that make the thing special.
Group A: Omega Seamaster Soccer Timers Replica Watches
Omega produced three Soccer Timer references under the Seamaster line from 1968 through the early ’80s. All used the Omega caliber 861 inside a cushion case, with luxury Omega fake watches bumping the case size from 38mm to 41mm for the last two references.
Really, the only functional difference between these soccer timers and other top replica Omega chronograph watches is the addition of a “45” under the 15-minute marker on the chronograph minute counter so that it’s clear to the referee (or whichever crazed fan finds the need to time a soccer match) that 45 minutes has elapsed. But hey, if you’re going to add that detail and market it specifically for soccer, you might as well make the colors stand out too, so that’s what Omega did.
The first iteration, reference 145.016, featured a white or black dial, often with an orange chronograph hand (nerdy detail alert! It’s similar to the chronograph hand you’ll also find on the collector-favorite “Ultraman” Speedmaster), and fun colors on the subdials. This first generation measures 38mm and isn’t a reference unique to the soccer timer – you’ll also see it on stock Omega Seamaster super clone watches wholesale. While this Omega Soccer Timer reference is the most affordable, for me it wears the best thanks to the slightly smaller, slimmer case.
The second generation of the China replica Omega Soccer Timer watches is the reference 145.019. I asked our friendly neighborhood vintage expert Rich Fordon, and he said this one is the most sought-after. It’s easy to see why: The dial is the most fun of Omega’s soccer timer trio. It features an outer rotating bezel (rotated with the additional crown at 10 o’clock) that’s sometimes seen in a particularly saucy “roulette” wheel variation, which allows for the tracking of a second time zone (just in case you’re curious about the time in Kennebunkport while timing that World Cup game in Qatar). Like the first-generation Soccer Timer, the ref. 145.019 fake watches shop comes with black or white dials that feature colorful accents and handsets. With the chunky case and bright colors, it’s a package that’s undeniably 1970s. Finally, Omega also offered a ref. 145.020, which uses essentially the same design and case as the ref. 145.019, but with a fixed, solid black bezel (boring! In comparison to that roulette wheel, at least).
Group B: Breitling Soccer Timers Fake Watches
Like Omega, 1:1 Breitling replica watches also made a simple design tweak to make itself a soccer timer. Breitling uses the quirky “slow chronograph” movement for its soccer timer. For what’s already a peculiar little niche – soccer timers, that is – this makes Breitling’s version even more fun. Unlike a normal chronograph, when you activate the chronograph pusher on the Swiss made fake Breitling Soccer Timer watches, the only thing that changes is a small window at 6 o’clock, flipping from blank to show a large lume dot to indicate that the chronograph is engaged (a small lume dot indicates the chronograph is paused). Then, instead of a running seconds, the large center chronograph hand keeps track of elapsed minutes.
It’s a weird, wonderful chronograph modification, and one only seen in Breitling, and only in the collector-favorite vintage best quality replica Breitling SuperOcean watches. A colorful outer track on the dial up to 45 minutes makes it easier to see when 45 minutes have elapsed on the chronograph. You’ll see this 45-minute tracker complement a handful of great dial combos – most commonly red and blue, red and black, green and blue. The designs aren’t quite as crazy as Omega’s, but the “slow chronograph” makes Breitling’s effort another interesting variation on the soccer timer. More than that, I love that two brands identified a problem (or a potential market) and arrived at totally different solutions to address it.