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How replica watches work

In addition to their exterior beauty, replica watches are also an incredible feat of engineering and craftsmanship. Many complicated parts must all work in tandem in order to not only tell time but perform the myriad other functions that many of today’s watches perform. This section contains an overview of the major parts of a replica watch, as well as an explanation of how watches operate.

How a replica Watch Works

Watches essentially tell time by the integration of three main components: an energy source, a time regulating mechanism and a display. The energy source can be electronic (as in a battery) or mechanical (as in a wound spring). A watch’s main timekeeping mechanism is called its movement. Today’s watches fall into two categories: Mechanical movements and Quartz movements. Here’s a breakdown of how each type of movement works:

Mechanical (Automatic) replica Watches

The traditional mechanical watch is made up of about 130 parts assembled in the three main parts, which are the source of energy, the regulating parts and the display. Automatic mechanical movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. A series of gears called the motion work, then turns the hands on the watch face, or dial.

The number of component parts is much higher in so-called complicated watches (date, phases of the moon, fly-back hand, etc.). The “ébauche” (about 60 parts) fitted with the regulating and certain other parts, forms the movement, in other words the internal mechanism of the watch, which makes it possible to maintain a constant tension in the spring once it has been wound manually or automatically (by movements of the wrist) and to regulate the display by means of the hands (hours, minutes, seconds). A watch is said to be finished when the movement has been fitted with a dial, hands, and case.

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Omega Watches in Space Exploration

The selection of the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph replica as the official watch worn by American astronauts was the subject of a famous space-race era rivalry between Omega replica and Bulova.

All subsequent manned NASA missions also utilized this hand wound movement wristwatch. NASA started selecting the chronograph in the early 60’s and automatic chronograph wristwatches were not available until 1969.

However all the instrument panel clocks and time-keeping mechanisms in the spacecraft on those space missions were Bulova Accutrons with tuning fork movements, because at the time, NASA did not know how well a mechanical movement would work in zero gravity conditions.

First watch on the moon

The Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph replica was the first watch on the Moon worn on the wrists of Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin. Unfortunately this historically notable watch is now considered lost. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin mentions in his book “Return to Earth” that when donating several items to the Smithsonian Institution, his Omega was one of the few things that were stolen from his personal effects.

Omega Watches in Popular Culture

Omega Watches and James Bond
The Omega Seamaster replica, a deep diving watch. The second crown (at 10 o’clock) is a helium release valve to allow helium out of the watch after diving at great depth. The watch is similar to that featured in recent James Bond films, in which this valve is transformed into improbable hidden gadgets.

Omega has been associated with the famous James Bond movie franchise since 1995. That year, Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond and he began wearing the Omega Seamaster Professional (Model: 2531.80.00). The producers wanted to update the image of the fictional “super-spy” to a more distinctly sophisticated “Euro” look.

Another reason for the change from the Rolex Submariner replica watches that Bond previously used to wear is the change in the business environment that surrounds modern high-profile films. Omega was amenable to participating in high profile co-promotions and product placements in the movies (something that the conservative Rolex replica company avoids).

Its Seamaster 300M Professional Chronometer replica is the current official James Bond watch, used by Pierce Brosnan in each of his Bond movies since, but not including, GoldenEye. In the GoldenEye film, the quartz Omega Seamaster 300M Professional, model: 2541.80.00 was featured.

For the 40th Anniversary of James Bond (2002) a special commemorative edition of the watch was made available (10,007 units were produced). The watch is identical to the model: 2531.80.00 except the blue watch face had a 007 logo inscribed across it. The band also had 007 inscribed on the clasp.

Daniel Craig, the current James Bond of the film “Casino Royale” also wears the Omega Seamaster. In the film, he wears two different models, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (Model # 2900.50.91) in the first part of the film, and in the latter part (from traveling to Montenegro), he wears the “official” Bond-watch, the Omega Seamaster Professional 300M. In connection with the launch of the film, Omega released a special 007-special of the Omega Professional 300M, featuring the 007-gun logo on the second hand and the rifle pattern on the watch face. The face design is a stylized representation of the iconic gun barrel sequence of Bond movies.

Omega has also released another James Bond limited edition watch in 2006, an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (limited production of 5007 units), similar to what Craig wears earlier on in the film, with a discrete 007-logo integrated on the second hand.


Omega Watches in Other Popular Media

•  Luc Besson’s movie The Big Blue featured an Omega Seamaster Professional 600 which has become a collectible.

•  Bill Paxton first wore the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch replica he received in 1993 in the movie Apollo 13, however he grew so attached to the piece that he continues to wear it throughout his new show Big Love.

•  Top Gear host and celebrity Jeremy Clarkson wore an Omega Seamaster Professional replica James Bond watch for a few years until due to lack of service it started acting erratically; he recently replaced the watch with a new large size Omega Planet Ocean.

•  NCIS actor Michael Weatherly used to wear a Rolex Submariner at the outset of the show but has since switched his timepiece of choice to the Omega Planet Ocean with the orange bezel.

•  Actor Peter Weller wore the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch in the movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

•  In the movie War of the Worlds, actor Tom Cruise wore a vintage Omega chronograph that stopped running when the aliens first started to attack.

•  Seven times Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher is sponsored by Omega, and has been recently seen wearing an orange Omega Planet Ocean model.

•  In the movie Minority Report, actor Tom Cruise wore an Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 disguised as a Bulgari watch.

•  David Duchovny, in the TV show The X Files, was repeatedly shown wearing an Omega Deville Prestige watch.

•  In the movie The Edge, Alec Baldwin is given an Omega Seamaster Chronograph as a gift from Elle Macpherson.

•  Sarah Michelle Gellar was wearing the Omega Constellation in the film Simply Irresistible.

•  Chow Yun Fat is seen wearing an Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch in the film The Corruptor.

•  Will Smith wears an Omega DeVille Prestige, in the film Enemy of the State.

•  David James Elliott wears an Omega Seamaster Professional Diver in television series JAG.

•  Dennis Quaid wears an Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch in the movie The Right Stuff

•  Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel both wear Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon watches in the movie Frequency.

•  “The Man” in the movie Undercover Brother wears an Omega Seamaster chronograph.


Movements and the Co-axial Escapement

•  In 1999 Omega made history by introducing the first mass-produced watch incorporating the revolutionary Co-axial escapement – invented by English watchmaker George Daniels. Considered by many to be one of the most significant horological advancements since the invention of the lever escapement, the co-axial escapement functions with virtually no lubrication thereby eliminating one of the shortcomings of the traditional lever escapement. Through utilizing radial friction instead of sliding friction at the impulse surfaces the co-axial escapement significantly reduces friction, theoretically resulting in longer service intervals and greater accuracy over time.

•  On January 24th, 2007 Omega unveiled its new Omega Calibre 8500 and 8501, two co-axial movements created exclusively from inception by Omega.


Watch models

A list of the current Omega watch models:

Men’s Collection:

•  Constellation
•  Seamaster Series – includes Planet Ocean, Aqua Terra, and Seamaster Bond
•  Speedmaster: includes Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon watch
•  Deville
•  Specialities
o includes their skeleton Seamaster and Central Tourbillon DeVille.

Women’s Collection:

•  Constellation
•  Seamaster
•  Speedmaster
•  Deville
•  Specialities

Vintage Collection

One of the most sought-after vintage watches (of any brand) is the Omega Constellation ‘Pie Pan’. It is referred to as the ‘pie pan’ because of the shape of its face (an inverted pie pan). That particular Omega Constellation has an in-house designed and produced movement with COSC official Chronomter Certification.


Miscellaneous

•  The group of world-famous personalities endorsing Omega replica watches include celebrities such as George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig (representing the James Bond franchise), and world-renowned athletes Michael Schumacher, Ernie Els, Michelle Wie, Ellen MacArthur, Ian Thorpe, Dean Barker, Alexander Popov, Russell Coutts, Michael Phelps, and Sergio García. Collectively they are referred to as Omega Ambassadors.

•  Omega has frequently been the official timekeeper for the Olympics, beginning with the 1932 Summer Olympics. Omega was the official timekeeper for the 2006 Winter Olympics and will be for the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics as well.

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Watches

Patek Philippe & Co. is one of the most famous and expensive brands of wrist watches in the world. Patek Philippe is currently owned by the Stern family. Many watch collectors regard Patek Philippe timepieces as the best in the world. Over the years, Patek Philippe watches have been worn by a number of notable individuals, including members of royalty, movie stars and tycoons. Albert Einstein was also a customer. The company is one of the few notable watch companies that still make all movements in-house.

Antoni Patek started making pocket watches in 1839 in Geneva, along with his fellow Polish migrant Franciszek Czapek. They separated in 1844, and in 1845 Patek joined with the French watchmaker Adrien Philippe, inventor of the keyless winding mechanism. In 1851, Patek Philippe & Co was founded.

In 1868, Patek Philippe made their first wristwatch. They have also pioneered the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph and minute repeater in watches. The company has produced quartz watches in the past and even a digital wristwatch.

Patek Philippe is also the creator of the most complicated mechanical watch ever made, the Calibre 89, created for the 150th anniversary of the company in 1989. It holds 33 complications, including the date of Easter, a thermometer, time of sunrise, equation of time, sidereal time, and many other indicators. The Calibre 89 is also able to add a day to February for leap years while leaving out the extra day for every 100-year interval.

Patek Philippe produces a number of collectible watches. In the 150 year history of the company, they have produced approximately 600,000 timepieces in total – less than the annual production of Rolex.

Patek Philippe produced an ultra-complicated (with 24 functions) pocket-watch for Henry Graves 111, who entered into a friendly horological competition with James Packard, which resulted in the production of the watch which sold to Mr. Graves in 1933, and re-sold in December 1999 for in excess of 11,000,000 U.S. dollars.

In 2005 the company introduced the revolutionary Silicium escapement wheel to the industry.

Patek Philippe replica Watches

With a case diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of only 9.5 mm, the watch feels very light when worn on the wrist because it is slim. The polished polygonal case on the front and polished edges. The lugs are also polished and naturally extend out of the case body. They have perfect curved lines, so the entire watch can meet ergonomic standards and provide excellent wearing comfort. The back of the watch has nothing to say. It is a sapphire crystal. There is no engraving. There are only some special grooves.

Replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167 Steel Watch

There is a special pattern on the green dial, I do not know what these patterns are, but they are the exclusive products of the Patina Dairy Aquanaut series. The white Arabic hour markers are like hands. They use long-lasting liquid materials and emit strong green light in the dark. It is these special patterns that give the dial a three-dimensional effect. The small calendar window is located at 3 o’clock and has a black font under a white background.

Replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167 Crown

In the end, this is the most important movement, which was modified on the basis of the Miyota 9015 automatic movement. Looking through the back of the crystal, the movement is very beautiful, especially the polished GENEVE Stripes and the golden automatic rotor. These sculptures on the sports board are in gold tones, and the rose jewels are the same color as the genuine ones. This is a real sport with high stability.

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut replica from ReplicaMagic.me is a stunning watch. This watch is one of the most precise replicas we ever seen.

Rolex

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II Replica Watch

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II replica is a stylish, very functional high-end luxury watch from the Swiss watchmaker. Sophisticated in both appearance and operation, it is a beautiful replica watch that somehow manages to come across as modest and understated. With a long and interesting history, the Rolex GMT Master II is one of the most popular of Rolex Professional model watches.

The Rolex GMT Master II replica has a 24-hour hand and an independently adjustable 12-hour hand allowing you to simultaneously check the time in any two time zones. This feature was originally developed during the early days of trans-Atlantic flights for Pan Am pilots, who used GMT time during flights, allowing them to simultaneously monitor both GMT and local time. With the watch’s movement becoming more sophisticated over the years, it now allows the standard hour-hand and the date to be set independently of the other hands, allowing for very smooth and simple movement from one time zone to the next.

Features include:

• 24-hour hand (see below).

• Automatic movement (caliber 3185) with an approximately 50-hour power reserve.

• Waterproof to 100 metres/330 feet.

• Bi-direction rotating bezel. Rotating the bezel in either direction enables you to quickly and easily track a third-time zone without having to reset the hour-hand.

• Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

• Screw-down crown (the Rolex GMT Master II utilizes the Twinlock crown).

• Magnifying date “cyclops” for the date window.

• White gold hands and hour markers.

• Sold stainless steel case and bracelet, which uses actual screws to fasten the links together, rather than friction pins.

• Luminescent hands and hour markers.

• Flip-lock clasp.

 

The Rolex GMT Master II‘s GMT feature is usually used in one of two ways. First is the technique the Pan Am pilots used, which is to keep track of both GMT and local time simultaneously. The second method, more commonly used by travelers as opposed to pilots, is to set the 24-hour hand and the 12-hour hand to the same hour while in your “home” time zone, then adjusting the hour-hand and date either ahead as you travel east, or back as you travel west. The GMT Master II’s movement is unique, in that it allows you to adjust the hour and date backward just as easily as forwards.

While the Rolex GMT Master II replica is easy to use, some explanation is required. First, the crown has four separate positions. The zero position is all the way in and screwed down. To get to the first position, simply unscrew the crown and let it pop out away from the threads. You cannot set the watch with the crown in the first position, but it can be wound manually (about 30 partial clockwise rotations will wind the spring sufficiently). Typically, you then want to move the crown out to the third and last position, which allows you to set the minute hand and the 24-hour hand. At this point, don’t concern yourself about the date and hour hand. Once the minute hand and the 24-hour hand are in position, push the crown all the way back in to get the watch started again (don’t screw the crown down just yet), then pull the crown back out to the second position, or one in from the last. This is where you set the hour hand and the date. Turn the crown in either direction until the date and the hour hand is accurate, then you’re done. Push the crown all the way back in, and screw it down. When traveling, unscrew the crown, pull it out to the second position, then move the hour hand either forward or backward depending on which direction you are traveling in. Keep the hour hand and the date synchronized with local time, and use the 24-hour hand to monitor the time back home.

To fully appreciate the Rolex GMT Master II, there are a few important features of its movement which you should understand:

1. When setting the hour-hand and date, the crown can be turned in either direction, allowing the watch to be set forward and backward. Most replica watches are designed to only run in one direction and can be damaged if setting them backward.

2. When setting the hour and date, the watch keeps running, allowing you to adjust the watch to a new time without losing any time on your watch. If you are setting the second hand and the 24-hour hand, however, the watch does stop, allowing you to make time adjustments down to the second.

3. If setting the hour hand and the date, the date will change at precisely midnight, rather than gradually changing over a period of hours.

Some people actually prefer the fake Rolex GMT Master II‘s GMT movement over traditional movements due to its ease of use – once understood – and its flexibility, even when tracking multiple time zones isn’t required.

The only weak spot about the Rolex GMT Master II replica is the clasp. Overall, the watch has a solid feel to it that exudes quality and craftsmanship – until you get to the clasp. Rolex replica tries to make the clasp invisible by stamping a pattern into it so that it blends in with the bracelet. Clasps are an important part of a watch and, it may be argued, should be emphasized and celebrated in their own right, not camouflaged. Another thing is the fact that the clasp is too thin and cheap looking. Although there are rarely problems encountered with it, and the Oysterlock bracelet is generally very well respected, the clasp looks cheap and a little silly to some people. That being said, however, it’s rare that you will ever find a watch with which you love every aspect of it. So overall, the issue with the clasp is minor – as long as it stays fastened.

In your hands, the solid stainless steel feels like satin, and the movement feels tight and precise while adjusting the hands. The bezel is easy to rotate, yet firm and the sapphire crystal is perfectly polished. Since Rolex manufactures their own movements (unlike most watch makers who purchase them from other companies) the inside of a Rolex is as well crafted as the outside.

The Rolex replica GMT Master II is available with a black or brown dial and with three different bezel styles: black, red and black, and the classic blue and red. The Rolex GMT Master II is selling for about $4,525 at the time of this writing, and don’t expect bargains as the price is almost never discounted. If you’re shopping for a Rolex GMT Master II make sure you are dealing with a reputable authorized Rolex dealer, and make sure that all the paperwork is in order.

If you’re looking for a very good looking, high quality, subdued watch to accompany you on trips across multiple time zones, you will not be disappointed with the Fake Rolex GMT Master II.

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Rolex watches

Rolex SA is a Swiss manufacturer of mostly mechanical wristwatches and accessories renowned for their dependability, prestige, and cost. Rolex watches are considered status symbols by many. Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand by far. BusinessWeek magazine ranks Rolex 71st on its 2007 annual list of the 100 most important global brands, top among all watchmakers.

Rolex History

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler’s Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewelers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked “W&D” – inside the caseback only.

Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name “Rolex” in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1908. The word was made up, and its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word “Rolex” came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. Another is that the name was chosen to indicate movement when spoken in English.

The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of the United Kingdom in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc).

The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand’s name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA.

Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.

Other innovations from Rolex

Among the company’s innovations are the first waterproof watch case; the first wristwatch with a date on the dial; the first watch to show two timezones at once; and most importantly the first watchmakers to earn the coveted chronometer certification for a wristwatch. To date, Rolex still holds the record for the most certified chronometer movements in the category of wristwatches.

Another little known fact is that Rolex participated in the development of the original quartz watch movements. Although Rolex has made very few quartz models for its Oyster line, the company’s engineers were instrumental in design and implementation of the technology during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1968, Rolex collaborated with a consortium of 16 Swiss watch manufacturers to develop the Beta 21 quartz movement used in their Rolex Quartz Date 5100. Consequently, after five years of research, design, and development, Rolex engineering efforts finally culminated in the “clean-slate” 5035/5055 movement that would eventually power the Rolex Oysterquartz – arguably the finest quartz movement that has ever been made.

The first self-winding Rolex watch was offered to the public in 1931, preceded to the market by Harwood which patented the design in 1923 and produced the first self-winding watch in 1928, powered by an internal mechanism that used the movement of the wearer’s arm. This not only made watch-winding unnecessary, but eliminated the problem of over-winding a watch and harming its mechanism. Rolex was also the first watch company to create a truly waterproof watch — another milestone from novelty to functional timepiece. Wilsdorf even went so far as to have a specially made Rolex watch attached to the side of the Trieste bathyscaphe, which went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. The watch survived and tested as having kept perfect time during its descent and ascent. This was confirmed by a telegram sent to Rolex the following day saying “Am happy to confirm that even at 11,000 metres your watch is as precise as on the surface. Best regards, Jacques Piccard”.

Rolex has also made a reputation in watches suitable for the extremes of deep-sea diving, aviation and mountain climbing. Early sports models included the Rolex submariner, Oyster Perpetual Sea Dweller 2000 (in 1971). This watch featured a helium release valve, co-invented with Swiss watchmaker Doxa, to release helium gas build-up during decompression. Another sports model is the Rolex GMT Master II, originally developed at the request of Pan Am Airways, to assist pilots in transcontinental flights. The Explorer and Explorer II were developed specifically for explorers who would navigate rough terrain — such as the world famous Everest Expeditions.

On the more glamorous side, Ian Fleming’s James Bond character wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual in the series of spy novels. In the early EON production Bond films, Commander Bond wore a Rolex Submariner. However, for the Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan and the film with Daniel Craig, James Bond’s standard issue watch is an Omega Seamaster. This is due in part to Omega being open to jointly promote their association with the films’ producers.

In a famous murder case the Rolex that a victim wore on his wrist eventually led to the arrest of his murderer. When a body was found in the English channel in 1996 by a fisherman who caught the body, and the 4.5 kg anchor attached to it through the victim’s belt, in his net about 10 km from the English coast, a Rolex wristwatch was the only identifiable object on the body. Since the Rolex movement had a serial number and was engraved with special markings every time it was serviced, British police traced the service records from Rolex, and Ronald Joseph Platt was identified as the owner of the watch and the victim of the murder. In addition British police were able to determine the date of death by examining the date on the watch calendar and since the Rolex movement had a reserve of two to three days of operation when inactive and it was fully waterproof, they were able to determine the time of death within a small margin of error.


Rolex Watch models

Rolex SA has three watch lines: Oyster Perpetual, Professional and Cellini. Among modern Rolex Oyster watch models are the:

•  Air-King
•  Date
•  Milgauss
•  Datejust
•  GMT Master II
•  Explorer
•  Explorer II
•  Submariner
•  Sea-Dweller
•  Daytona Cosmograph
•  Day-Date
•  Oyster Perpetual
•  Yacht-Master
•  Yacht-Master II
•  President

The stainless steel Rolex Daytona has become one of the most sought-after watches of all time. Dealer waiting lists can run from three to seven years and there are reports of collectors paying up to $15,000 for the privilege of owning this exclusive watch, though it is not uncommon for jewellers to rake up the profits themselves by buying the watches and selling it on, hence it is rumored that Rolex has dropped the infamous waiting list.

The primary bracelets for the Rolex Oyster line are named Jubilee, Oyster and the President. Rolex “dressy” watches are from their Cellini line. The third brand in the Rolex empire is the less expensive, but high quality, Tudor brand. It was established by Rolex founder, Hans Wilsdorf, in 1946. While still sold in Europe and the Far East, the Tudor line was discontinued in the United States as of 2004.

Rolex is the largest manufacturer of Swiss made certified chronometers. In 2018 more than half the annual production of COSC certified watches were Rolex.


Rolex Replica Watches

Like many high-priced, brand-name watches, Rolex watches are one of the most counterfeited brands of watches available and can be found illegally being sold on the street and the internet. These fake Rolex watches are mainly produced in Asian countries such as India and mainland China (EU figures show that 75% of fakes seized in 2018 originated in China), and retail anywhere from $5 upwards to $1000 for high-end Rolex replica watches fabricated in gold. By some accounts, over 75% of all replica watches produced annually are copies of Rolex Oyster Perpetual designs. These fake watches have been nicknamed “Folex” or “Fauxlex”, or “Trolex” in Spain (trola means fake in Spanish).

Omega

Omega Watches

Today, seven out of ten people throughout the world are familiar with the OMEGA watch brand – a truly amazing rate of awareness to which few other watch brands can lay claim.

Omega Watch History

Founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He traveled throughout Europe selling his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. After Louis Brandt’s death in 1879, his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, troubled by irregular deliveries of questionable quality, abandoned the unsatisfactory assembly workshop system in favor of in-house manufacturing and total production control. Due to the greater supply of manpower, communications, and energy in Bienne, the enterprise moved into a small factory in January 1880, then bought the entire building in December. Two years later the company moved into a converted spinning-factory in the Gurzelen district of Bienne, where headquarters are still situated today. Their first series-produced calibers, Labrador and Gurzelen, as well as, the famous Omega caliber of 1894, would ensure the brand’s marketing success.

Louis-Paul and Cesar Brandt both died in 1903, leaving one of Switzerland’s largest watch companies – with 240,000 watches produced annually and employing 800 people – in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24. Considered to be the great architect and builder of Omega, Paul-Emile’s influence would be felt over the next half-century. The economic difficulties brought on by the First World War would lead him to work actively from 1925 toward the union of Omega and Tissot, then to their merger in 1930 within the group SSIH, Geneva. Under his leadership, then that of Joseph Reiser beginning in 1955, the SSIH Group continued to grow and multiply, absorbing or creating some fifty companies. By the seventies, SSIH had become Switzerland’s number one producer of finished watches and number three in the world.

Weakened by the severe monetary crisis and recession of 1975 to 1980, SSIH was bailed out by the banks in 1981. During this period, Seiko expressed interest in acquiring Omega, but nothing came out of the talks. Switzerland’s other watchmaking giant ASUAG, principal producer of movement blanks and owner of the Longines, Rado, and Swatch brands, was saved in similar fashion one year later. After drastic financial cleansing and a restructuring of the two groups’ R&D and production operations at the ETA complex in Granges, the two giants merged in 1983 to form the Holding ASUAG-SSIH. In 1985 the holding company was taken over by a group of private investors under the strategy and leadership of Nicolas Hayek. Immediately renamed SMH, Société Suisse de Microélectronique et d’Horlogerie, the new group achieved rapid growth and success to become today’s top watch producer in the world. Named Swatch Group in 1998, it now includes Blancpain and Breguet. Dynamic and flourishing, Omega remains one of its most prestigious flagship brands.

Omega Replica Watch

watch this watch was released to coincide with a movie Casino Royale and it is probably the most unique bond to meet watch because it has the bullet swirl pattern on the dial of the watch so I was after this watch wasn’t gonna spend the three to six thousand dollars that people want for this watch. second hand so I turned to a few replica pages found a form with a bunch of trusted dealers and I contacted them and they pretty much all said this watch wasn’t available I found one who said I do have a black one available and black is really interesting because a Megan ever released this watch. in black it’s only released in blue the more I looked at pictures of it in black I actually really liked it I think black is just the color that’s a little bit more modern kind of ghost with anything you’re wearing I still liked blues always a little bit torn the dealer said he could get it either as a cheaper version for around 110 or a high-end clone or replica for 275 us.

it’s a matter of personal taste which one you prefer I actually like the updated bezel on the C masters so I’m gonna show you what they look like on the wrist starting with the more expensive one it’s gonna get focus so this to me just looks and feels like an expensive watch.

one that you know you spent a couple of thousand dollars on it is sapphire glass and the band is a very nice band it is a polished metal time to my next one now if we look at this one it’s bigger so this one is 43 millimeters across the other one is 41 which matches the original bigger is more modern watches are getting bigger but I described this is feeling like a fossil watch or a Swatch watch just a cheap of watch in general one that still cost you a couple hundred dollars but it doesn’t have that luxury feel it’s still a very attractive watch the band’s not too bad it’s a little bit chunky it’s not as loose I I like the size I wouldn’t mind if the black one was bigger like this but the black one I believe is the correct proportions so there isn’t my watches I’m just going to state that the cheaper one came with an Omega box whereas the dearer one just came in a plastic bag that was one bonus if you guys have enjoyed this review ask me any questions in the comments.

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TAG Heuer History

TAG Heuer traces its roots to the small Swiss village of St-Imier where, in 1860, a watchmaker named Edouard Heuer opened his first shop. His vision was to create remarkable timepieces that pushed the envelope of innovation and precision.

The company’s reputation grew and Heuer’s first patent for a chronograph mechanism in 1882 was followed by a long list of achievements: the first stopwatch accurate to 1/100 of a second, the first dashboard stopwatch for race cars, the first miniature electronic timekeeping device accurate to 1/1000th of a second, and the first automatic movement with a microrotor, to name just a few.

Over the years, Heuer’s reputation for gold-standard precision earned the company the privilege of providing official timing services for a number of world-class competitive sporting events, including the Olympic Games, the FIS Ski World Cup, and the FIA Formula 1 World Championships. To this day, TAG Heuer maintains a close association with the world of competitive sports and enjoys a devoted following among sports celebrities and enthusiasts.

In 1985, Heuer joined the TAG (Techniques D’Avant-Garde) group, and the TAG Heuer name and logo were created. Now one of the most recognized and sought-after watch brands in the world, TAG Heuer continues its reputation of innovative design and technological excellence, creating prestigious timepieces that are always at the cutting edge of precision, reliability, and style.

TAG Heuer Replica

Tag Men’s Chronograph replica Watch is one of the most popular TAG Heuer models and everybody would like to have one in their collection. This TAG Heuer replica is of great quality as it retains all the original elements making it almost indistinguishable even for experts.

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In choosing a replica watch to wear, whether it be an ultra high-end Patek Philippe watch, or a RolexOmegaTAG Heuer, Breitling, Movado, Seiko, Swatch, Timex, or any replica watch in between, we are all sending a subtle message about our personality.

If you meet an Italian on the street the first thing they will look at, according to popular myth, is your shoes. The second thing will be your watch. Most of us don’t inspect ourselves each morning preparing for chance meetings with Italians, but in choosing a watch to wear, we are all sending a subtle message about our personality.

This is hardly news to women who are used to these kinds of decisions, but for men, who rarely think about such things, it’s all the more telling, because it’s one of the few expressions we’re allowed.

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Before you clap your hand over your wrist, it pays to know that most Americans (much to the dismay of European watch manufacturers) think of watches as something with which to read the time. This widely held misconception actually works in your favor. Those who haven’t realized the immense communicative and stylistic potential of a wristwatch are more than likely walking around with one of those plastic drugstore jobs, giving you all the more satisfying when you wear something worthwhile.

A cynic might point out that the most important reason people buy expensive watches is to impress others. As much as watchmakers would like to protest that their creations are intensely personal items, there is obviously some of this at work. The best Swiss replica watches are naturally impressive items, all the more so if they are large and made of precious metal. It would be impossible to describe this kind of watch without mentioning a Rolex watch, first because they are so recognizable and, secondly, because they have become so associated with success. Many are the executives and entrepreneurs who have celebrated their “arrival” with one of these watches. Large gold watches are certainly bold, but how others perceive them all depends on how they are worn. One need not leer like Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross, boasting that his gold Rolex watch “costs more than your car.” The practice of wearing the watch loosely, so that it more readily peeks outside your shirt cuff is another not-so-subtle display tactic that probably says more about the person that the watch itself.

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The display is something watch manufacturers naturally encourage – reason, perhaps, that watches have grown to such epic dimensions in recent years. Big watches put the wearer at the cutting edge of a trend. Many of the largest look their best on someone with big arms, but the argument can be made that simply wearing the thing will build muscle on its own.

At the other end of the spectrum are the understated, classic timepieces. These watches, although they can be more expensive than eighteen-karat gold heavyweights, are much less ostentatious. The fine level of detailing on the case and the dial is indicative of their quality of construction. Wear one of these and you’ll only get knowing looks from like-minded individuals who have sophisticated taste in watches.

It seems today as if sophistication (literally) is at the forefront of fashion in watches. Complicated watches – the mechanical watches with extra functions – have always been the apples of watch collectors’ eyes. But now everyone seems to be picking up on their flavor. Unusual dials with hands and indicators on every available surface hint at mechanical complexity, which, in turn, seems to confer an aura of “being in the know” on the wearer. At the very least, you’ll have a watch that’s very interesting for you, and everyone else, to glance at.

There’s something about a watch with a dial so complicated you have to really look at it. After you focus in on the different dials, you get a feeling for all the complexity that went into it.

People aren’t just buying one watch anymore. Like Italy, American customers are getting more accustomed to buying watches for specific activities, events, and even outfits. The Watch industry has become increasingly specialized, with watches for just about everything under the sun. So, a man will buy a diving watch, another watch for wearing at the office and still another luxury watch for going out at night. A woman, on the other hand, might buy watches for those same things, but also buy a funky colored watch to go with an outfit or a watch with a great watch strap to match a purse or shoes.

It’s not unusual to have a collection of five to ten men’s watches or women’s watches for casual, elegant evening, sports, fun and for technical use. Gone are the days when you wore the same watch all day, every day, for your entire life. replicamagic.to is a very nice looking replica store that offers a very large selection of fake watches.

Here at the Watch Source Guide, we provide you with all the information you need for making an informed decision when purchasing your watches. We also have included other useful information on topics such as the care and maintenance of watches, accessories such as watchbands/watchstraps and watch winders, various types of replica watches available (quartz watches, mechanical watches, diving watches, sports watches, pilot watches, etc.), a buyers guide to watches and information on some of the better-known designer watches on the market.

So, whether it be information on Seiko watches, TAG-Heuer watches, Breitling watches, Cartier watches, Rolex replica watches, watch winders or anything else related to fine designer watches you will find it here at the WatchSourceGuide.com.

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