When I think of a vintage 1:1 fake Rolex Datejust, the first one that comes to mind is with a fluted bezel and a Jubliee bracelet. And there is certainly a place for classic Datejusts, but I’m particularly fond of the perfect replica Rolex Datejust from the era where this example hails from. It’s unmistakably a Datejust but also unmistakably a vintage design before this model evolved into a more recognizable flagship model for Rolex.
While I know there will be a large divide between people who either love or hate the patina on the dial, I’d say it’s a greenlight for me on this luxury fake Rolex UK. Yes, it’s not a pristine dial; as a matter of fact, it’s far from it. But with vintage, that’s what makes a watch compelling because it’s what is uniquely pleasing to you. You need to know your own threshold of how far a patina is attractive for you. Wouldn’t you agree?
Having said that, for me, the best feature on this AAA fake Rolex is none other than the Bamboo bezel with the notches as hour markers, as opposed to the more visually impactful fluted bezel or an engine-turned bezel on the later Rolex Datejust ref. 1603 replica watches online. The Bamboo bezel feels as though it has the best of both worlds, somewhere between a smooth bezel and a fluted bezel. It feels not too little and not too much. It was most likely carried over from the various creations from the 1950s, ranging from the Precision to the top copy Rolex Oyster Perpetual families. So I also appreciate it from a historical perspective on the design evolution of the bezels.
I wish we could bring this Bamboo bezel back. If Swiss made fake Rolex can surprise us with a left-handed GMT-Master II out of nowhere, I still have hope that maybe one day, we’ll see this vintage glory back in their modern Datejust collection.