Even with the reports of Swiss fake Rolex prices waning on the secondary market market, most can still fetch well above their retail price—and thieves are getting increasingly savvy to the phenomenon. Earlier this year, a gang of women known as the “Rolex Rippers” targeted wealthy men wearing Rollies, using the old “sleight of hand” trick to rob them of their crown jewels. Over 30 nearly identical thefts were reported in January. Now, a new string of robbers on this side of the pond is scooping perfect replica Rolexes UK off the wrists of Bay Area residents in California.
The crimes occurred in cities including Oakland, Walnut Creek, San Leandro and Danville, among others, over the past several months. In Oakland alone, there have been more than 20 reports of luxury replica Rolexes forcibly stolen off wrists by armed perpetrators.
However, last week the Oakland Police Department issued a press release on Facebook announcing that authorities had arrested two suspects in connection with the crimes after issuing multiple search warrants in Oakland, as well as nearby Bay Area cities. The suspects were taken into custody and two firearms with extended magazines (pictured below) and a high quality fake Rolex, which had been reported stolen during the crime sprees, were recovered.
Despite the good news of the arrests, the OPD warned that locals should continue to remain vigilant as robberies are continuing to be reported in the area. They also advised that should anyone be targeted by robbers they should not try to resist thieves, still at large, who are also said to be armed and dangerous.
The safest bet, of course, is to keep your Rollies at home in the vault, for now.
As the investigation continues, authorities in the area are urging anyone to come forward with information related to armed Swiss movement replica Rolex robberies and can contact the OPD’s Criminal Investigation Division at (510) 238-3426.
If Watchonista’s copyeditor had allowed the text for this section to consist of only the starry-eyed emojis, I would have needed at least a million. But, even then, it would only begin to articulate my adoration for this cheap replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ovettone Stelline Ref. 6098.
Although my grail piece is an UK perfect fake Rolex Ref. 6062, this earlier rendition of the brand’s Stelline dial is just too perfect for words. In all seriousness, I don’t think any words could adequately articulate my love for this lot…Ever.
Believed to be from around 1953, the AAA replica Rolex Ref. 6098 of lot 31 features a cream “waffle” dial and star-shaped hour markers – an incredibly rare detail only seen on five references. It’s no mystery why these high quality fake watches are so coveted.
A long time ago in a land far away (2012 / Canada), I embarked on the journey of watch collecting. I had saved enough to confidently go into the local Swiss made replica Rolex authorised dealer and strike up a deal. Ten years ago, you could actually negotiate a discount on some of these luxury fake watches uk, which was the only way to squeeze one into my budget.
After a few visits and a sufficient amount of free coffee and brochures I decided on a white dial stainless-steel Datejust. I usually tell people that I landed on the DJ because of its versatility and simple beauty. Ten years later, I’m a big enough person to also admit that I couldn’t quite stretch to afford the cheap fake Rolex Submariner Date sitting beside it. At the last moment, the helpful sales consultant mentioned she had one other watch I should take a look at before finalising. It was a black dial Explorer II 16570. That’s right, literally a new-old-stock Rolex sports replica watches online they couldn’t get rid of. She offered it to me for the same price as the Datejust. Hindsight is 20/20 as they say but, at the time, I just didn’t connect with it. The 16570 seemed a bit dour compared to the sparkly Datejust that had polished centre links and a much better bracelet. Ever since, I’ve passed up more 16570s than sticks can be shaken at, albeit at ever increasing price points.
Like many of us, I eventually got to spend some time with a 16570 and develop an appreciation for its understated properties. You can read that T&T article here.
Last year, perfect fake Rolex introduced what they called an “all-new” Explorer II. Most enthusiasts had long been anticipating a replacement for the 216570, which was 10 years old at the time. A collective sigh was let out when the “all-new” 226570 was revealed. Playing spot-the-differences was a challenge similar to identifying the model year of two white Porsche 911s from three blocks away. Admittedly, I’d paid little attention to the current generation Swiss movement replica Rolex Explorer II due to its 42mm sizing, as I remember trying one on and thinking that it was simply too wide for my wrist.
When presented with the opportunity to purchase the new AAA fake Rolex Explorer II 226570 earlier this year, I diligently tried it on fully intending the session to end with me saying: “Thanks, but I’d rather wait for a Pepsi GMT”. What actually happened was the opposite. While trying the watch on, some rare winter sunlight made it into the room at just the right angle. This had the effect of highlighting the new svelte case with slimmer lugs, and also the beautifully brushed bezel. The case sat low and tucked under my shirt sleeve better than a recent Rolex Submariner copy UK. Perhaps I had beefed up a bit too since my last Explorer II test drive, because the watch seemed to feel very comfortable on the wrist. Ok, take my money.
One of the most striking elements of the Rolex Explorer II replica for sale is the vibrance of the dial. In low lighting situations, the glossy white simply pops. The chunky hands and indexes in black provide the best example of beauty through functionality I’ve ever experienced on a watch. To say it is highly legible at a glance is a gross understatement. In an effort to keep its spot as the fun Rolex sports copy watch, the new Explorer II retains the bright orange GMT hand with a tasteful taper in the stem of the arrow and a point that nearly touches the outer edge of the dial. Aside from the model name in matching orange, the dial text and logo are no-nonsense and (for Rolex) minimal within the white expanse. The highly varied shapes and dimensions of all the hands make for a playful texture overtop the face of the watch, without ever looking mis-matched or out of place. It also goes without saying that the lume is spectacular, living up to the original spelunking mission of the cheap fake Rolex Explorer II.
Many people had forecasted a ceramic bezel debuting on the new 1:1 fake Rolex Explorer II, which did not come to fruition. In this writer’s humble opinion, the omission of a ceramic bezel is a good thing. The radially brushed bezel is a long-standing hallmark of the Explorer II line, all the way back to the early 1970s reference 1655. Whereas the Sub and the GMT have historically enjoyed darker coloured bezels (for the most part), their ceramic transition seemed easier. To replace the bright steel with a glossy ceramic on the best quality replica Rolex 226570 would fundamentally change the nature of the watch. As it stands, the brushed steel is very cohesive with the rest of the package and I think wearers of the watch would endure some light scratching over time as welcome ageing akin to patina.
I haven’t had to wind my high quality replica Rolex Explorer II yet, for two reasons. First, it is getting major wrist time. Second, the watch is fitted with Rolex’s newest 3285 movement that offers up to 70 hours of power reserve. It is a top-notch powerplant, as it should be given these Swiss made fake Rolex Explorer IIs are now wandering into five figure price territory.
Whenever someone proposes the idea of becoming a “one-watch” guy, I usually cringe. Life with the new Rolex Explorer II fake Paypal has shifted my comfort level with that concept a little bit. That said, it is slightly out of place (but only just) with some of the more formal attire I tend to wear for business, therefore I’m not convinced yet. Next time you are visiting the empty displays at the nearest wholesale fake Rolex boutique, don’t sheepishly ask them if there’s a GMT or Submariner you can have. Confidently ask them for an Explorer II. You might be surprised by how fantastic the watch is, and it may have better odds of materialising in front of you as well.