IWC Portofino Chronograph

IWC Portofino Chronograph

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A pretentious and very luxurious watch, the Portofino Chronograph is definitely an interesting addition to all IWC watches. This beautifully crafted accessory comes with bold lines and a sporty touch. It is made to resemble the cockpit of the famous 1960 Italian sports cars and it definitely does a great job with its beautiful materials and automatic 75329 calibre. So if you are looking for a watch that would quench your thirst for sports cars but look pretty elegant with any outfit, this particular model is the perfect watch for you. However, if you don’t have the finances necessary for such a watch, perhaps a better alternative would be to look for a replica, but not all replicas are good and here we have two watches, put side by side so that we can judge whether the replica is a good alternative.

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The first difference that we notice between them is on the bracelet; on the original watch we see that there are smaller links and the pattern is much more detailed but on the replica there is a rougher design. Another problem is with the chronographs, first because they have different numbers on them and second, because they are smaller, making the markings on top and bottom seem larger than the ones on the original watch. When it comes to the numbers on them, the top chronograph has the following numbers on the original watch: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30. As it’s sometimes the case with chronograph replica watches, the numbers on subdial are different: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60; on the bottom chronograph, we see numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 on the original watch but numbers 20, 40 and 60 on the replica watch.

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The chronometer on the watch also seems to have different numbers and while on the original watch it only shows 60, IWC replica watch has a chronometer with 3, 6, 9, and 12 written on it. The last difference between these watches is the seconds hand as it has a slightly different design on the replica, but nothing major. Besides that, these are all the differences that we can see between these two watches.

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Rolex GMT II Black

Rolex GMT II Black

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It’s pretty hard not loving Rolex. The company has a very long history of creating the most iconic horological masterpieces in the world. Not everyone knows this, but Rolex is acknowledged as the company who has designed the first water-resistant watch, the first timepiece with an automatically changing date and the first two time zones watch- the GMT Master. Today I want to take a closer look at the Rolex GMT Master II and remember why it represents such an exceptional timeless design, adored by so many watch enthusiasts around the globe.

Genuine Rolex GMT II Two Tone Black

The design of the watch is pretty modern and edgy, even though it keeps the main characteristics of a Submariner model. But unlike the Submariner, the GMT Master II has the ability of showing two different time zones just by having an additional hand. It is such a useful watch for those who are traveling often and need to know the time both for the country they are visiting and for their home. As any other Rolex watch, the GMT Master II is very expensive and its price is out of reach for most watch fans. Those who desire owning this beautiful timepiece have an alternative available- buying a replica watch.

If you want to be sure you get your hands on a very good Rolex GMT Master II fake then pay attention to the below guide. It will show you how to make a right distinction between a poor quality replica and a really good one.

Fake Rolex GMT II Two Tone Black Dial

From the first moment you look at the pictures of this Rolex GMT Master II replica you notice that something is off. The dial is the main problem here. The original watch has the minutes indexes and the writings colored in white. The problem with our replica is that the text on the dial is all gold. Even the “GMT MASTER II” text that should be green is replicated in gold color on the knockoff. This is a very easy to notice difference, a mistake that will make everyone understand that you are wearing a fake.

The hour markers of the fake Rolex GMT Master II appear to be in the correct size and shape. Also, these are made from the iconic white luminescent material that is also present on the silvery hands. This type of coating improves night legibility. Regarding the hands, the second time zone hand should be green with a gold and white arrow at the top. Incorrectly, the replica watch has a gold and white arrow at the top of this hand. This is another huge design mistake.

Around the inside of the bezel the fake watch has the “ROLEX” word etched very nicely. This is an authenticity marking present on the real watch as well. The Cyclops lens appears to have a smaller magnification than the original watch. I think it uses 1.5X instead of 2.5X.

The Rolex GMT Master II is one of the few Rolex models that do not have the white dot over the gold triangle at the 12 o’clock position of the bezel. The replica watch imitates this detail very nicely. The bezel looks very elegant and authentic and just as the original product, it has only a simple gold triangle at the top.

The Rolex GMT Master II should have an all brushed silver case and the two tone band should have the gold parts polished and the silver one brushed. This is also how the knock off is finished at the outside, enhancing its similarity with the real watch.

Before submitting an order for a Rolex GMT Master II replica watch online make sure you follow the above guidelines. These will turn out to be essential in assessing the degree of authenticity of any fake watch you wish to purchase.

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Rolex Daytona Red

Rolex Daytona Red

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I am a huge fan of silver Rolex watches. You got to love its understated elegance and beauty! And one of my favorite silver color Rolex is the Daytona with the red seconds hand and the black and red sub-dials. I think that the thrilling red and black contrast over the calm silver dial is a very nice and interesting touch. It completely changes the looks of this classic watch.

If you are also an enthusiast of this gorgeous Rolex Daytona with silver dial and black and red small dials then I am pretty sure you need a reliable guideline for buying a good replica. Keep reading to see how you can turn a risky purchase into a satisfactory one just by paying attention at the details. Comparison is everything in this business and what better way to get an almost identical knockoff if not buy comparing every part of the original watch with the one of the fake?

Authentic White Daytona

I always take a good look at the dial. This is the more obvious part of the watch so it has to be very correctly imitated. The hour markers must be silvery with a very clean and simple look. And pay attention to the silver crown logo located at 12 o’clock. As you can see in the photo of the replica, the 5 peeks of the crown are too slim and the circular bottom hole is quite large. These 5 peeks should be fuller and the circular bottom hole should be smaller. Next, the minutes and hours hands should have a nice rounded top and not such a pointy one as the fake has. Usually replica manufacturers get the markings of the small tree dials right, but adding the correct outside and inside margins is a totally different thing. These should be very discrete, but the knockoff uses silver, thick circles which look very tacky and unaesthetic.

Rolex Daytona Imitation

Next, study the shine of the stainless steel. The original Rolex Daytona has a polished case and a bracelet with both brushed and polished links. These enhance its elegance. Unfortunately, replicas do not always clone this detail correctly. For example, in this photo we can clearly see that the imitation watch has an all brushed case and bad. There is no shine to the stainless steel and as a result of this; the whole knockoff looks dull and fake.

To make sure you end up buying a good quality Rolex Daytona replica watch, just follow the above example. It shows you all the important steps for making a correct and thorough comparison between the authentic watch and the fake one.

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Big Bang Ayrton Senna Foundroyante Limited Edition

Big Bang Ayrton Senna Foundroyante Limited Edition

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This lovely Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna is a limited edition watch that has a unique touch to it. It comes with superb elements and manages to be one of the most exclusive and popular watches from Hublot despite the small number of watches produced. The watch has been created in association with the Senna Institute and is a celebration of this famous racing driver who died in an accident in 1994. However, he has been one of the best racing drivers out there and this is the reason why Hublot wanted to create a watch in his memory. The watch looks absolutely astonishing and has been created with an interesting concept in mind, having “invisible visibility”.

Genuine Big Bang Hublot

Another interesting detail of the watch is the fact that it has the signature of the champion on the dial, which adds a great touch to the whole design. This is definitely a watch every collector has dreamed of. It comes with a 44.5 mm case in brushed polished black ceramic with a matt black ceramic bezel that has the famous H shaped titanium screws. The dial also has black nickel applique indices and numerals and a titanium back with sapphire crystal.

It’s hard to refuse yourself such an amazing watch but the average person out there might have a problem actually getting to buy it. First, because of its price which isn’t a piece of cake for many and second, because it might not be available anymore due to the fact that it’s limited edition.

Replica Big Bang

Fortunately, there are replicas available out there and these replicas can look and feel just like the original watch. Here we have a replica put side by side with an original to see the differences between them.
Actually the whole design on the replica is a bit off as it has different numbers for the chronographs and also has a bigger design and different fonts for the numbering. The numbers for the minutes, right near the case are also smaller and bolder than the ones on the original. One particular difference is on the date which seems to be on white background with black writing on the replica but non-existent on the original. Also, the markings for each hours are yellow and slimmer on the replica but grey and stubbier on the original watch. The last difference is on the side buttons which are flatter on the replica when compared to the original watch.

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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

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The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph is truly a remarkable watch; this beautiful accessory doesn’t just stand out through its craftsmanship but also the technology behind it. It is water resistant to 12 bars and has a beautiful finish that will surely attract compliments.  The watch has beautiful features such as a bracelet quick change system, lovely luminescent elements on various parts of it and a mechanical chronograph movement.

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Due to the fact that this watch has been so popular over the years and has been such an amazing tool for both casual users and hardcore sports aficionados, it has become one of the biggest replicated watches. Here is a replica of this watch and the watch itself, both put out for comparison so that we can see whether it is actually worth to buy a replica of it.

The first difference that we notice between these two timepieces is the fact that the crown is a bit narrower on the replica watch even if the other buttons are the same size as the ones on the original.

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The second difference that you will notice is on the bottom chronograph; this chronograph shows numbers 6 and 12 on the original watch, but on the replica watch the numbers shown are 12 and 24. The next problem that you will encounter on this replica is the fact that the left chronograph shows numbers 09 and 12 instead of numbers 60 and 30 like in the original watch. Also, the upper chronograph seems to have the same problem as what we mentioned before; it seems that the upper chronograph on the replica watch features the following numbers: 12 and 6. However, the chronograph on the original watch has numbers 30 and 15 written on it. Besides the problems with the crown shape and the numbers written on the chronographs there are no other differences between the replica IWC Aquatimer Chronograph and the original timepiece. The colors seem to be the same, the proportions are also right on the replica so it’s up to the buyer whether they believe this watch has good potential or not.

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