It’s a great replica watch, but it doesn’t fit my personality
I’ve said it twice, and I’ll say it thrice: the Rolex Submariner replica uk is an inherently excellent watch. However, I like things that are a little less traditional. I like modern materials and designs. So is the very classic Submariner going to be the best bet for my personality? No. The Submariner is a master at what it does, but it’s not a jack of all trades. No watch is. You can’t force a watch to be “right” for yourself or for anyone else. If you usually like 45mm pilots chronographs, embrace it and enjoy wearing what you want. Don’t try to force yourself to like something that “isn’t you”.
The Submariner is not unique enough
This is possibly a little bit unfair, but it’s still relevant for me. The waterproof copy Rolex Submariner is an unfortunate victim of its own success. The amount of people out there wearing a Submariner is enormous. The number of fakes out there, and the number of homages out there means that Rolex’s Submariner is far from a unique watch. Despite it being an icon of exclusivity, its own exclusivity is vastly diminished by its stylistic ubiquity (even if its handsomeness and success are to blame for that).
In any industry, not just the watch industry, success fbrings the attention of those who will ride the coattails and try to copy and fake their way to an ounce of that same success. This is, unfortunately, what has happened with the venerable Submariner. I want my watches to be a little more unique, and (see point 2) I want my watches to express my personality and individuality. I don’t want to walk into a room and have several people wearing the same watch as me, whether it’s real, fake, or an homage.
Every year, top quality copy Rolex launches are hyped by the community and industry alike. And every year, we hold our breath for something truly remarkable, but we get the same thing as before, just in different colors. I’ll admit, this year, we saw some charming new dials for the Datejust, and last year we saw some colorful new dials for the OP. But when you take a step back, you realize we’re almost praising Rolex for doing the bare minimum, for existing. Obviously, I’m not expecting the brand to abandon its profitable product lines that sell well — that’d be ludicrous. I am, however, asking Rolex to be creative. Try new things and show us what you can do!
AP tried something new with Code 11:59. Granted, it may not have been as successful as the brand might have hoped, but it showed a willingness to try. That in itself is commendable. Perhaps a little more success can be found in the ultra-cool AP Concept watches. If Rolex tried something like that, I’m confident it’d be a huge success. So why not prove how good Rolex could be and fight for the ultimate bragging rights? Maybe it’s me, but Rolex is too lazy at the moment. And that in itself is why I would not buy a Submariner, or indeed any other Rolex copy watch right now*.
*Actually, I love the idea of buying an aaa quality replica Rolex Submariner and letting the wonderful folks at Artisans de Geneve do their thing, but I don’t have that kind of money. Woe is me. Either way that doesn’t count as far as this article goes.
Now I’m keen to hear your thoughts on the matter. Am I taking this too personally? Have I got Rolex super clone all wrong, and is it actually a brand of the people after all? Let me know in the comments.