While many truly vintage sports watches might be out of reach under ten grand today, perhaps the most classic Rolex replica for sale of all is still gettable: the Datejust. It is, and always will be, a worthwhile way to spend your money, whether it’s your first or 101st watch.
Unlike the rest of these picks, there are a number of vintage Rolex Datejust replica watches online that offer a seemingly infinite number of bezel, dial, and bracelet combinations. There’s something for pretty much anyone’s taste, and at 36mm, the steel case wears perfectly on just about any wrist.
My pick would be a perfect fake Rolex Datejust ref. 1601 or 1603 with a “lavender dial,” a silver dial that’s developed a purple-hued patina over time. But there are all kinds of dials to choose from.
“Unpolished Datejust with a linen dial,” dealer Eric Wind texted me back quicker than a quickset date change when I ask him the “Swiss movement copy Rolex under $10k?” question. Some buyers might prefer a more modern reference from the ’80s or ’90s with a quickset date (introduced in the 160xx series in the late ’70s) and a sturdier bracelet with solid links, which I’d also understand. With a steel high quality replica Rolex, sometimes practicality is king.
If you’re into the steel aaa quality fake Rolex Datejust, here are a few references to search for, along with their defining features: 1600 (smooth bezel, non-quickset date), 1601 (fluted bezel, non-quickset), 1603 (engine-turned bezel, non-quickset), 16000 (smooth bezel, quickset), 16013 (fluted, quickset), 16030 (engine-turned bezel, quickset), 16014 (fluted, quickset), 16220 (engine-turned, quickset), 16234 (fluted, quickset).