BEST FAKE WATCH BRANDS ON THE MARKET: A BUYER’S GUIDE
Writing about the best replica watch brands is tricky. Why? Well, “best” means different things to different people. For some people, when they ask about the best watch brands, they might be talking about luxury timepieces, while others might be talking about the best affordable options. Others may be talking about other types: sports, formal, diving, etc. You get the point.
First: A Few of Our Favorites From the Best replica Watch Brands
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Now that you know a little bit about some of the world’s top brands, let’s take a look at some individual replica watches. The following table is by no means exhaustive; it simply represents a few of our favorite timepieces from a few of our favorite brands. Check it out…
Buying Guide: Myths About Luxury Watches
In the wonderful world of watches, it’s really easy to assume that luxury watches are the best timepieces available. And there are, in fact, lots of luxury manufacturers out there who make fantastic products; however, it’s important to understand that just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best timepiece for you. To get the facts straight, we took the liberty of debunking a few of the common myths we hear all the time. This list was inspired by the amazingly comprehensive guide over at Chronocentric; be sure to check it out here!
- Luxury watches are more accurate. This is almost never true. The whole point of a watch is to tell time, and even manufacturers in lower price ranges take that seriously. A $40 watch will almost always tell time just as well as a $4,000 one. When you decide to spend extra money, you’re typically not paying for accuracy; you’re paying for more features, brand recognition, quality of materials and style. And, really, even if you do lose a couple seconds over the course of a year, you can always just tune it up.
- Watches are good financial investments. There’s a really weird myth surrounding luxury timepieces (especially Rolex, probably because it’s the most popular among laymen) that you can sell them for more than you originally paid – even after you’ve worn and used them for a few years. That’s not true, and it’s mostly common sense. Products depreciate as they are used. Very few manufactured products gain value over time, and watches are no exception. Some luxury watches do sell for a slightly higher percentage of their original retail price, but you’re still not going to make money. This is not a good reason to buy any watch.
- Luxury = handmade. While it is certainly true that there are many handmade watches out there, and some of them are excellent pieces of craftsmanship, most major brands do not hand-make their products. It’s just not profitable. Rolex, for example, makes around a million watches annually. You couldn’t make that many by hand in a single year even if you employed nothing but Christmas elves. If you’re looking for a handmade option, just do a bit of research, there are plenty of companies out there, like Shinola, who do assemble everything by hand. As a starting point, just remember that you’re probably not going to find handmade options in the major brands.
How to Choose a Watch
Buying a watch, especially if it’s your first one, is kind of like ordering food at an unfamiliar restaurant. You can start with a broad set of a questions and kind of narrow it down. For example, if you went to a brand new restaurant, you might ask yourself questions like, “Do I want a salad or do I want an entree?” or “Do I want a light meal or a hearty one?” You’d use these kinds of questions to narrow the menu down to a couple of good choices for your taste, appetite and price range.
You can do the same with watches. Here are a couple questions you can (and should!) ask yourself as you start thinking about buying a timepiece.
- Do I want to spend $200, or do I want to spend $2,000? This is obviously going to make a major difference in the options available to you, but it’s probably the first question you should be asking. There are lots of good options at the $200 price range, and it’s a great entry point if you’re mostly just concerned with telling time. Up towards the $1,000 mark, you’ll get slightly more craftsmanship (sometimes handmade), quality materials (or just luxury materials) and more stylized designs (e.g. the traditional timepieces tend to look much more traditional, and modern products tend to look edgier and more contemporary).
- What kind of time-telling mechanism do I want? Watches can have several different kinds of power mechanisms. They include Japanese, Swiss, quartz, analog or kinetic movement. Japanese, quartz and Swiss timepeices require a battery, while analogs are powered by a tensed spring. Kinetic timepieces, on the other hand, are powered by your movement as you wear them throughout the day. If you don’t want to worry about a battery
Featured Watches from Some of the Best Brands
Frederique Constant Slim Line
Raymond Weil’s Men’s 48811-SR-05200 Sporty Chronograph is an excellent casual option. It say’s “sporty” in its title, but it’s really more of a day-on-the-boat type of timepiece. It’s one of the few square timepieces I like, personally (just not my style), mostly because of the very unique combination of sport and class, which can be hard to come by in today’s market.
This is a quartz timepieces that’s water-resistant down to 50m (you know… just in case you fall off that boat). The only thing you should keep in mind, however, is that this watch is probably a little bigger than it looks, so if you’re a smaller lad with smaller wrists, you may opt for something like Frederique’s Slim line instead.
Oris Aquis Blue Dial Mens Watch 733-7653-4155MB
This is a bulkier, manlier option with a classic interlocked metal band. This pairs much less well with a slim-fitting suit. It’s definitely pairs better with a classic-cut suit and nice, thick tie. That said, you could also wear this well with a rolled up shirt and suspenders.
This particular timepiece features analogue movement (so you’ll have to get it wound every once in a while) with a large, round, blue display. The display is made of sapphire, which definitely adds a little pizzazz. It’s a Swiss-made timepiece, so if you’re looking for a brand with a great reputation, you typically can’t go wrong with the Swiss.
Fortis Men’s 623.22.81 M Cargo Automatic Black Dial Watch
The Fortis 623.22.81 Cargo is a really unique timepiece. It sports a metal, interlocking band, similar to the Oris Aquis we reviewed above, but it’s considerably slimmer – mostly because all the metal links in the band aren’t big and clunky, instead they are flat and flush with each other.
It has both automatic and Swiss movement, and it’s water-resistant to 660 feet or so. The band is stainless steel and the dial is black sapphire quartz. Because it pairs a rather classical design with a more modern size and fit, this is a fairly versatile timepiece, and you can wear it with pretty much anything – from business casual daily dress to shorts and a polo on the weekend.
Movado Men’s 0606502 “Museum” Stainless Steel and Black Leather
The Mavado 0606502 is a very minimal option suitable for a gentleman with a stark, minimalist style. It features a simple, un-textured black band with a simple dial without any numbers. Likewise, the face is stainless smooth stainless steel.
The stark contrast between the silver and the black – along with the very simple style – makes this pair best with a tuxedo or any other dark suite worn with a lighter shirt (but it pairs especially well with white shirts.