Rolex replicas and gold… how much do these have in common? It seems quite a lot if you ask your average Joe. Of course, that’s understandable. I’m sure you’ve all watched movies or music videos where, at some point, you see a gold Rolex watch on someone’s wrist. There are actually countless examples that made Rolex and gold stick so well together in pop culture. But here’s the question… Is a gold watch a sign of sophistication or just plain old poor taste? Or better yet, how do most people perceive you when you’re wearing such a piece?
Although you can find a lot of fake watches in full gold (let’s be clear here, full gold means fully gold plated), either rose gold or yellow gold, like APs or Pateks to name a couple, Rolex replicas are most often associated with this precious metal (plating).
What I’ve noticed over the years, and this may seem odd to some, is that gold Rolex replicas get a lot more credit from the replica fans than genuine gold Rolexes get from watch lovers. Obviously, to someone oblivious, they look the same. In the rep world, while it will still be regarded as being somewhat flashy, a gold Rollie is going to be admired. Ultimately, most people who buy fakes buy them to project a certain… successful image. In no way am I judging, but those who buy a simple, Rolex Submariner black ceramic tachymeter black dial or a fake Milgauss because they can’t afford the real deal and they simply love the model, those who are way too worried about being called out, are a minority. These people read any Rolex review they can get their hands on just to make sure of that.
And like I said, in pop culture, gold watches don’t get much love because they’re associated with all kinds of shady characters who use them to ostentatiously display (undeserved) wealth. Two movies come to mind – Glengarry Glen Ross and Goodfellas. If I remember correctly, both Alec Baldwin and Ray Liotta wear golden Day Dates.
True, while there may be a very thin line between tasteful and tasteless when talking about gold Rolex replicas, it’s ultimately up to you to decide where you draw it. For example, mine is a Daytona rainbow replica. Again, not judging, my dad ordered one which ended up on my girlfriend’s wrist (not this one).
I’m also not afraid of being called out, by the way, even if it doesn’t work like the gen – take the Yacht Master 2 replica for example which, as far as I’m aware, none has the working Regatta Chronograph. If I like a watch, I wear it. End of story. That being said, here are a few of my favorite ones.
Gold GMT Master II
The GMT Master II is one of my favorite Rolex replicas, be it stainless steel, gold, two tone, you name it. It’s an beauty no doubt about it, a classic design and what I like about it is that compared to the Sub, you can keep track of a second time zone. I love the contrast between the all gold case, black bezel and green dial. It houses a reliable Japanese self-winding movement which never has never let me down and I have it for almost two years now.