Oct 26

UK Cheap Fake Rolex handed out as award in the 80s could fetch in excess of £10k at Fellows auction

A Rolex replica awarded to former professional sports shooter Peter Croft after he finished third-place at the 1983 British Olympic Trap Grand Prix could sell for £10,000 at Fellows Auctioneers.

Croft, originally from Wednesbury, West Midlands, was an efficient sports shooter in the eighties, and he took the bronze prize of this Rolex GMT-Master replica with blue and red bezel in the Olympic trapshooting event at the 1983 British Grand Prix. He is now selling the timepiece with Fellows.

The gentleman’s stainless steel Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master bracelet watch, reference 16750, features as Lot 124 in Fellows’ Luxury Watch Sale, which takes place on Monday 26th October.
The best fake Rolex GMT-Master ref.16750  has an estimate of £6,500 – £8,500, and is likely to sell for over £10,000 including fees.

Peter Croft represented Great Britain in various international competitions, including the 1984 summer Olympics and the 1982 commonwealth games.

He also took part in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Croft is also one of four sportsmen from the UK to win the Individual Trap European Shotgun Championships, securing first place in 1980. He was awarded this Rolex for his third-place achievement in 1983 as the esteemed watch company sponsored the event. Croft finished behind Peter Boden and Kevin Borley in the 1983 Olympic event, and according to an article in Shooting Magazine from 1982, he won “prizes worth £787”, which included this Rolex.

This model of Rolex GMT was in production for eight years until 1988, and it features a stainless steel case with a calibrated bezel.
The beautiful Rolex copy watch with stainless steel case has a signed automatic calibre 3075 with a quick date set. The recognisable Rolex black dial with luminous hour markers and a date aperture to three ensures this watch is an admired item in the auction. The watch is also fitted to a signed stainless steel Oyster bracelet with an Oysterclasp. It comes with its original box.

The Luxury Watch Sale will be a live auction that takes place at Fellows’ Jewellery Quarter saleroom.

Starting at 11am on the day, the sale will be available to view by visiting Fellows’ London or Birmingham offices on the times specified via the website or by booking in for a virtual viewing.

The 237-lot sale is packed full of unique and remarkable watches from a variety of brands.

Watch manager at Fellows Auctioneers, Laura Bishop, said: “To add to the already incredible selection of watches available in our upcoming sale is this brilliant clone Rolex GMT awarded during the 1983 British Olympic Trap Grand Prix.

“The watch has amazing history as it was awarded to Peter Croft for finishing third in the trap shooting competition. Peter smoked his last 100 clays straight in order to finish third and acquire this alluring item, which we expect will generate a lot of attention in our Luxury Watch Sale.”

Oct 12

Review of the UK Top Quality Replica Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi” Ref.126710 BLRO

Coke or Pepsi? It’s a matter of taste, some say, and individual tastes always differ. But there’s only one right answer if you’re talking about the Swiss fake Rolex GMT-Master II Ref.126710BLRO for sale. Although the manufacturer made a version that had a GMT bezel in red and black, called “Coke,” the first GMT-Master from 1955 bore the red-and-blue scale for the 24-hour display and was nicknamed “Pepsi.” The new Pepsi GMT-Master II represents the reincarnation of the classic in its original form.

At first, the colors were used to distinguish between the day and night times of the second time zone. This and other specs for the watch came from Pan American Airways, at whose request this model was created. At the time, new jet airliners made intercontinental flights shorter and more popular. And the increased number of flights also increased the demand for watches with a second time zone. In addition to having the aura of a pilots’ watch, the high level of recognition of the colored bezel contributed to the popularity of Rolex GMT-Master II fake watch with black dial.

Rolex modified the Pepsi very cautiously until 2007. But then, when it introduced a blue and red ceramic bezel on steel versions of the GMT-Master II, it became necessary to shelve the Pepsi. At that time, a two-color bezel made of ceramic appeared to be technically impossible, and the color red could not be created satisfactorily in this high-tech material. In 2013, Rolex solved one of these problems and the first two-tone ceramic scale appeared – in blue and black. This very popular GMT-Master II in steel became known as “Batman.” In 2014, Rolex was able to create the desired red color, and the company reintroduced the beloved red-and-blue Pepsi bezel – on a white-gold watch. The price of over $40,000 was too high for many fans of steel Rolex sports watches. In 2018, Rolex responded to its customers’ desires and again issued the Pepsi in steel.

So as not to be confused with the more expensive white-gold Pepsi, the steel Pepsi is the first Rolex sports watch that has a five-piece-link Jubilee bracelet, previously reserved for Datejust models. But whether this is a consolation to owners of the white-gold version is debatable, since the multi-linked Jubilee bracelet has a more elegant appearance than the three-row Oyster one.
Rolex developed the Jubilee bracelet in 1945 for the Datejust, and the GMT-Master has been available with this bracelet option since 1959. Like the Oyster bracelet on the earlier GMT-Master II, the center links are polished while the outer links have a brushed finish.

We found the Jubilee bracelet to be very comfortable to wear. The small links fit snugly against the wrist and did not pull fine hairs. Thanks to its curved links, the Oyster Jubilee bracelet Rolex GMT-MasterII replica watch felt just as supple and comfortable. The bracelet and case are both made of saltwater-resistant stainless steel 904L, which Rolex calls “Oystersteel.”
Closing, Locking, Extending
Unlike the Datejust, the Jubilee bracelet for the GMT-Master II does not have the Oysterclasp folding clasp but instead uses the Oysterlock folding clasp (which is usual for sports models, with an additional safety bar). The clasps look very similar. Both offer the Easylink extension piece that can lengthen the bracelet by 5 mm – practical when the wrist expands due to warmer temperatures or increased activity. Half a link can be folded out from the clasp to make the bracelet longer without making a visible difference to the bracelet.
The high-quality clasp on the Jubilee bracelet comes very close to optimum, in terms of workmanship and operation. The safety folding bar is barely noticeable when closed. Opening it by lifting the Rolex crown reveals a lever that is easy to raise to open the bracelet.

The winding crown is also simple to use. It must be unscrewed to wind the watch. In the first pulled-out position, the primary hour hand can be moved forward or back in hour increments to set a second time zone. The date will advance accordingly in either direction. In the second position, the minutes hand can be adjusted (and with it, the 24-hour and primary hour hand). The 24-hour hand is best used for home time or, for pilots, the all-important GMT, with the hour hand showing local time. The GMT-Master II clone watch is known for this function for travelers. Many other manufacturers only offer a quick-adjustment function for their second-time-zone watches, which is less useful when traveling.

With the GMT-Master II, it is also possible to adjust the bezel (which ratchets in hour increments) temporarily to show another time zone – for example, if you are in the U.S. and are working with a German company. Turning the bezel so that the GMT hand shows the time in the desired time zone allows you to see immediately whether your business partners might be available or not. All in all, the best quality fake Rolex GMT-Master II provides very practical time-zone functions.