Facts about Rolex Submariner Replica Watches
The Rolex Submariner replica watch is a legend in the vintage Rolex collecting world. However, Rolex made this very special model for only a short period of time. Its limited production run coupled with some very distinct design details makes the fake Rolex Submariner model one of the most sought after vintage Rolex models out there. Brush up on your Rolex history with six quick facts about the Submariner watch.
While there is still some debate, it’s broadly accepted that the very first Submariner was this particular model, which Rolex released to the public in 1953. One year later, Rolex added the Submariner ref. 6200 to the famous family of diving watches.
The large 8mm Brevet winding crown is one of the most distinguishing features of the Sub 6200. Since the 8mm crown is obviously bigger than the 6mm winding crown of the ref. 6204, the 6200 is widely famous as a “Big Crown Submariner”.
The funny thing is, although it is estimated that there are only around 300 examples of the ref. 6200, there are still some dial variations. Some examples have the big logo and “Oyster Perpetual” text under 12 o’clock while some have a smaller logo and text. Some do not have the “SUBMARINER” label above 6 o’clock while others do.
This amazing watch was the first Submariner to include the now ubiquitous Mercedes-style hands. Prior to that, it also had pencil style hands. However, it’s significant to note that the Mercedes-style hands of the Submariner 6200 are actually longer than those on other subsequent references.
Even though the Submariner 6200 does not include the depth rating on the dial, it was actually water-resistant to 200 meters. This is double that of the 100-meter depth rating of its sibling references, the “Small Crown” Sub 6204 and Sub 6205 watches.
Often referred to as the “Holy Grail” of vintage Submariners, the Submariner replica watches are absolutely on the wish list of many collectors. A very early example of Rolex’s now-famous diving watch, the Sub 6200 combines many desirable traits all in one must-have timepiece.