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History of Rolex Oyster Professional Wristwatches

4 Oct

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Rolex Oyster Professional watches were introduced with the original Rolex Oyster watch from 1926. You will e find in thesReplica Rolex Reviews about the History of Rolex Oyster Professional watches. Majority of Rolex watches that are produced today use the brand’s Oyster case. With the introduction of Rolex Oyster watch in 1926, Rolex also pioneered the very first watch case that featured screw down crown, caseback and bezel which offered dust protection and water resistance. But the Professional collection was born in 1953.

The idea of the Rolex Oyster Professional today is the preservation of watch models that were initially made for professional use. That included timepiece for people engaged in flying, diving, automotive and sport racing, industrial and science work and also general planetary exploration. Rolex Oyster professional timepieces are more durable and utilitarian design in nature and also they have in various instances additional production or test procedure added to the manufacturing before they came out of the Rolex and reach to the consumer. In simple words, Royal Oyster Professional watch today are based on a historic model meant for professional usage and are manufactured with extra reliability and safety features as compared to Rolex’s more dress or casual models. In 1953 tow of the Rolex’s basic Oyster Professional timepiece were produced which were the Submariner and Explorer. The very same year Rolex experienced one of the most significant social achievements that marked how the brand would be perceived in future. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the part of British expedition to successfully climb the Mount Everest for the very first time in history. No doubt it was one of the most amazing feats of human endurance and both leader Norgay and Edmund wore the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch. The model is now familiar as iconic Rolex Explorer which was released in 1953. It was a message to the public was simply that the new Rolex Explorer was a special wristwatch for those people who are adventure lovers or involved in extreme lengths activities.

In 1953, Rolex also introduced the very first Submariner wristwatch which was the first ever timepiece in the world with water resistance up to 100 meters (330 feet). The Rolex Submariner was the evolution of the Rolex Oyster case in many ways and additionally it was further refined for water resistance. However the Oyster Professional term was not present in 1953 and the Explorer and Submariner were two watch designed for and mostly used by professional versus merely the common public. In-fact it was a golden age in the world of modern exploration as the pre-space race reign was about to explore extreme heights and great depths. After the release of models for deep diving and scientific exploration, Rolex decided to focus on wristwatches for physicist and pilots too. Aviations professionals are always lucky enough to enjoy the special attention of watch developers since the beginning of the fight in early twentieth century. However Rolex was late in this game with the introduction of first aviation themed watch in 1955 named Rolex GMT-Master. Rolex worked hard with commercial Pan American World Airways to produce a watch for their professional pilots. Rolex worked out on a successful formula in various ways. The reason for which many Rolex Oyster Professional watches look alike is that Rolex never tried to reinvent the wheel with every new timepiece but added new additional or different feature to their earlier generation wheel. Also this was the prime reason that GMT Master was very similar to the Submariner which was produce two years before it. Interestingly Submariner itself adopted the hands for the legendary Explorer. 24 hour scale bezel and 24 hour GMT hand made it different from other Rolex watches. The two tone blue and red bezel was also another unique feature of Rolex GMT-Master meant for AM/PM indicator. The feature was then known as the “Pepsi bezel” due the similarity of colors tones with the soft drink brand. Though there were some minor but significant changes, the Rolex GMT Master was similar to the Submariner in many ways. The situation was not so different in 1956 when Rolex produced its first scientific watch the Rolex Milgauss with the collaboration of CERN laboratory in Switzerland. The physicists desperately needed a magnetically shielded watch that was not exposed to the magnetic fields created around the particle accelerators. Rolex produced a timepiece for professional scientists the Milgauss with the resistance up to 1,000 Gauss due to the soft iron core which secured the movement. Rolex Tried something slightly more refined, yet still a professional timepiece. Though Milgauss had more or less existing Oyster case but the dial was mostly inspired from the original Rolex Oyster Perpetual models along with a lightning bolt seconds hand.

In 1963 Rolex introduced the Oyster Cosmograph which then became popular as Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona. Though Rolex had been successfully producing the chronograph models for more than 30 years but this was the first genuine racing world-inspired chronograph timepiece. In-fact no one knows from where the name “Cosmograph” came from. Rolex added Daytona for more serious involvement in racing world and named the watch family after the popular racing in Florida. Daytona is different from other Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection due to the adoption of partially different case design of chronograph pushers. Screw-down pushers were not present in the original Daytona models but the collection became famous after the addition of features by Rolex like increased durability and water and dust resistance. In 1960 Rolex introduced the Deep Sea Special with a non-commercial concept specially for extreme diving. The watch had an extreme thick steel case with almost comical bulbous crystal. This was very useful for Rolex because it brought them most valuable knowledge about intense water resistance and the watch successfully travelled to 37, 800 feet. The production of Rolex Deep Sea Special allowed the Swiss Master to develop even more reliable version of the Rolex Submariner known as Sea-Dweller released in 1967. The watch was water resistant to 630 meter which was increased after sometime. In-fact it was Rolex Sea-Dweller that help Rolex to produce modern Deep-Sea and Submariner watches of today. In 1960s, Rolex had successfully released many prime models that would fall under the modern Rolex Oyster Professional umbrella. Though additional models would come later but each of these existed to build on timepieces and concepts that were released by Rolex from between 1953 and 1967. Rolex Yacht-Master released in 1992 and the Sky-Dweller from 2012 is the most recent models of Rolex Oyster Professional. GMT-Master ll and Explorer ll are pretty much the updated versions of existing collection.

In 1971, Explorer ll was released by Rolex with combination of allure from original Explorer with the GMT-Master. The watch featured a fixes bezel rather than a rotating 24 hour bezel but with an advantage of second time zone. This feature was not only meant for the explorer’s timepiece but also for the more reliable explorer’s watch meant for tough conditions like underground or polar exploration. The purpose of 24 hour hand on timepiece was to gave ability to explorers to differentiate between day and night rather than GMT hand which was meant for second time-zone. This feature was very hand especially in places where sun didn’t go down or deep caves where sunlight was unable to reach. Rolex Yacht-Master is probably the oddest one of all timepieces as it was not meant for strictly professional use. You can call it the child of times because in 1990s the mechanical watch industry was seriously investing in moving up-market. Sports watches were popular at that time so Rolex intended to produce a high quality and durable sports watch which can be used in sailing sports or pleasure. Yacht-Master models today have platinum or gold bezel rather than a steel one. In 2007 Yacht Master ll was released and was not in large number but the watch had more complicated movements than the previous one. The new version features a programmable countdown timer chronograph which is slightly adjusted by turning the bezel. Rolex Professional watches today are more or less known as their sports models. Both men and women wear most models but the Yacht-Master has only specific version for women with smaller-sized cases. There is no special list of production techniques, features or any tests that apply to the Rolex Oyster Professional watches according to Rolex but the cases used and tests performed are more rigorous than other timepieces produced by Rolex. The production of Rolex Oyster Professional watches can be more complicated than that or Rolex Oyster Daydate/just. For instance Milgauss has a case surrounded by magnetic field and Dea Sea has additional features like the Ringlock system for massive level of water resistance. Talking about the design of Rolex Oyster Professional sports timepieces, they have beefier cases and functions like crown guard for the protection of crown. All professionals do not use mechanical watches today but Rolex has invested in manufacturing the top quality professional use wristwatch possible. All Rolex Oyster Professional watches are highly tested in terms of water resistance. First the Rolex dive watches are tested in air chamber and then in actual compression chamber full of water. Interestingly Rolex indicates that their dive timepieces are tested to be able of withstanding 25% more than their mentioned water resistance level. The Rolex Deep Sea watches has its own special water testing chamber which is developed by Rolex with Comex. It is due to the reason that it tests such immense water pressure the test takes almost over an hour to complete.

Sports Watch Reviews

25 Aug

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Whether you are a professional businessman or athlete, wristwatch is basic requirement for your profession. These Replica watches reviews will help you to unveil the basic features of a quality sports timepiece. Sports watches have been produced from years to help athletes in keep accurate time without any problem in tough physical activities. For instance, a diver cannot use an ordinary timepiece while diving because only waterproof watch with special features can serve him well. Another advantage of sports watch is that it can be used as a high fashion statement. Here are some of the eye catching features of a quality sports watch.

1.    Water Proof

One of the prime features of every sports watch is to perfectly waterproof. Professional divers need to use a high quality waterproof watch like Rolex Submariner not only to avoid water from entering into the watch case but also to track depth of the water. Gas escape valve is an additional feature added by many watch manufacturers to their timepieces. The pressure is very intense below water which results in damaging watch case. A gas escape valve releases the pressure from inside the case and thus prevents the watch from any damage.

2.    Stop Watch

Stop watch is mostly used in racing sports like care racing, marathon and so on. Almost every sport watch have this features but some of them like Casio watches have special stop watch from all sort of racing athletes.

3.    Timer

Time is a useful tool used in many sports. A bright example of such watch feature is Adidas watches. Sports like basketball or football need such type of watch to keep the record of elapsed time. Countdown can be used to beat the previous record.

4.    Manufacturing

Perhaps the most important feature of any wrist watch is the way it is built. In most cases reliable material like stainless steel, hard plastic and many more are used to make a quality sport timepiece. A sports watch usually lasts for longtime as compared to ordinary watches. A wise watch maker is always aware about the need of the athletes and the atmosphere where the watch will be used, so he never compromise of the quality of the timepiece.

Watches are ideal for sportsmen of any type but the problem is most people don’t know about the features of a quality sport timepiece. Hopefully you will find a good sports timepiece with these replica watches reviews.

Rolex Submariner and Rolex GMT Master

10 Jun

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Wristwatches are the best fashion accessories used by women and men to boost their personality. Therefore Replica Rolex Reviews are best way to get know how about these timepieces. There are countless brands out in the market but only few of them are able to maintain their prestige with quality and technologies reforms. The two watches of Rolex Submariner and GMT Master falls into professional line of timepieces. Submariner is diving watch whereas GMT serves aviation department with perfection. These watches were introduced at Basel watch fair in 1954. Here are some of the similarities and differences between these two timepieces.

Similarities

Here are few of the similarities between these two Rolex legendary watches.

Both watches have 40mm standard case size.

Self winding mechanism has been used in both watches.

These watches feature rotating bezel.

Slimmer look has been given to the watches with a scratch resistant synthetic sapphire crystal.

An extra layer of protection has been added with trip-lock system which features a triple gasket system.

Both watches are available in 18k yellow gold, Rolesor and steel.

Black bezel with black is very famous in both Rolex models.

Differences

Submariner has uni-directional bezel whereas GMT features bi-directional bezel. The functions of the bezel are also different in these watches. Uni-directional bezel of Rolex is meant to help driver to measure the time during diving. All it needs is to set the bezel before diving into water. Whereas, the bi-directional bezel of GMT-Master allows the wearer to read the time of two different time zones at the same time. In this bezel time has been divided into two parts in which 6:00 to 18:00 represents day time whereas 18:00 to 6:00 represents the night. The watch also features an independent hour hand which helps you to set the different time zone without disturbing the bezel and 24 hour bezel. The feature is not available in Submariner watches. Present GMT models have a ceramic bezel which is absent in Submariner models. GMT models have currently 330 feet (100 meter) water depth reading rate whereas Submariner models have 1000 feet (300 meters) depth reading. GMT models are available in various jewelry embedded options like sapphire, rubies, diamond paved dial, and diamond fitted lugs and also rotating bezel fitted with diamonds. These were the main similarities and differences between two of the most successful professional models of Rolex. Bracelet of the watches is also same with classy and solid appearance.

Top 5 Gold Watches

16 Apr

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Gold watch represents status and wealth in a best possible wrist fashion. These Replica watches Reviews will help you to know about the top five gold watches. Watch manufacturers use gold a case material for the practical reasons in a serious historic sense. As a metal, gold has some interesting properties from being easily machined to heavily tarnish- resistant which is perfectly polish-able. Mixing gold with other metals in order to produce alloys reveals the best beneficial properties of gold with the toughness of such metals. Most of the gold cased watches feature 14k or 18k gold. 18k gold watches are a recent phenomenon. It became popular in early 1980s, when gold price rose which allowed the watch makers to add extra gold and also increase the prices of gold watches.

Gold watches have interesting history in the business world. During the 20th century, the goal of many people was to work for many years at Watch Company and receive a gift of gold watch on the retirement. Gold watch worn by business people and professionals is an indicator of status and success. Gold watches have similar cultural and social valve, though the importance in the luxury watch industry has been changed due to various types of interesting materials. Indeed every fashion lover wants to own a classy gold watch across different cultures. Here is a list of top five gold watches that you will love to wear on your wrist.

1.    Rolex President

The genuine name of Rolex President is “Day-Date” but generally people call it as the President. The name President has been given to the watch because few United States Presidents wore Day-Date and thus the name stuck. Today, you can own the Rolex President in traditional 36mm wide size and also the modern 41mm wide size with the Day-Date ll models. All Rolex Day-Date (President) watches are available in precious metal gold cases along with variations on terms of their dials and diamonds decoration. The price of President Model’s like218235 starts from $37,550.

2.    Bulova Accu-Swiss Percheron 24k Gold

The Bulova Accu-Swiss “First Edition of the Joseph Bulova Collection” was introduced in 2014 and probably the least known brand in our top ten gold watches list. The watch features very interesting strap which is the combination of crocodile with titanium rivets along with black steel Milanese inner bracelet. Surely you don’t know that it is world’s first watch with 24k gold case (others contain 18k gold). The case of the watch is more than 99.99% pure gold which a gift to serious gold lovers is. Bulova developed a special forging process to make gold hard enough for the watch case material. The highly limited timepiece has a simple Swiss automatic movement and the price starts at $42,000.

3.    Omega Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph watch

Probably this is the world’s most iconic functional sports watch produced in all gold case and bracelet. This unique mixture communicates status and sensibility at the same time. There are various versions of Omega Speedmaster and most of them are available in 18k gold. The new Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph model has few attractive features that include an in-house made Omega mechanical chronograph movement with 41.5mm wide case. This model is available in both 18k yellow and rose gold. The Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial models (ref 331.50.42.51.02.001) price starts from $36,000.

4.    Breguet Type XXll

This sports watch was originally meant for military pilots. Another modern and a bit large version is Type XXl and Type XXll with enchanting chocolate brown face perfectly matched to 18k rose-gold case. Breguet Type XXll contains a quality 10Hz operating chronograph movement which is rare with both matching bracelet and gold case. This elegant, masculine, sporty and timeless (ref 388oBR/Z2/RXV) is priced at $55,500.

5.    Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

The watch was first produced by the company in 1970s and the goal was to make it a high end steel sports watch with price of gold watch. The Royal Oak 41mm has been made with 18k gold and the price is $50, 500.

The Wristwatch Reviews- Rolex Submariner

24 Mar

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Professional diving watches such as Rolex Submariner are popular for their perfect time keeping ability in deep waters. In these Replica Rolex Reviews, we will share the reviews about the Rolex Submariner which will help to know about the perfect diving watch. The Rolex Submariner has the honor of first professional diving watch that was produced the Swiss master in 1953. The main designer of the watch Jacques Cousteau was a diving enthusiast and also served in the Navy before watch making. Being a professional diver, he was well aware about the necessities of a reliable diving watch. So the Rolex Submariner has following features:

Clear visibility in deep water with high contrast ratio black dial and big luminous hands.

Good water proof, antimagnetic and anti-collision structure.

Perfect corrosion resistance in different temperatures.

The first generation submariner with Ref. 6204 was slight different from 6202 and 6204 which was water resistant to 100m. The simple hand was changed with a “Mercedes-Benz” hand. During the same period, Rolex introduced 6205 models with a Submariner words on its dial. 6200 which was produced in 1954-1956 was the special edition of the Rolex Submariner. The difference between this model and other ones were the Roman numeral hour markers at 3, 6 and 9. The second generation came with the introduction of Ref. 6538 with same iconic “Mercedes-Benz” hand. The case diameter of 6538 model was increased to 38mm with Cal. 1030 Butterfly Rotor movement which had passed the COSC test and was the best movement at the time. “+” was changed into “BREVET” words below the “Crown” logo. The most notable aspect of the models was the water resistance to 200M.

Jean Piccard and Auguste made a new submarine diving record when they dived to 3150 meters in 1953. At the same time, Rolex Submariner was born and was used in a diving adventure in 600 meters. Casino Royale was broadcasted on 21 October 1954 which was the first time when 007 appeared on the screen. The main character Barry Nelson wore the Rolex Submariner which was released a year ago. Sean Connery also wore the watch in Dr.No but Rolex didn’t want to sponsor him. So the director had to lend its own NATO strap Submariner to the actor. It is due to this fact that people nowadays change the original Oyster bracelet of Submariner into a NATO cloth strap.

Ref 5508 (1958-1965) was the third generation Submariner with a Cal. 1530, 37mm diameter case and was water resistant to 100 meters. But the price was higher from the previous models and also had a red version “Submariner” words on the dial. The radioactivity increased due to the change of luminescent material. The 5510 was produced for only two years and was water resistant to 200 meters.

Rolex Submariner reached to its fourth generation with ref. 5512. The new models had various differences from the previous versions.

The bezel’s material was changed into solid steel from mixed rubber.

The bezel’s flutings were widened and were much bigger than previous models.

The crown of the Submariner was smashed in an accident in late 50’s, so guards on the both sides of the crown were added which is still in use.

A waterproof apron was added on the tube.

Beneath the “Crown” logo, there were three round points which were used as sports model sign.

Bracelet was prominently improved.

The case diameter was improved into a genuine sports watch size 39.5mm. The Cal. 1750 was used in 5512 which was the most advanced product of Rolex at that time. Due to its durability and accuracy, it has still a good reputation.

Ref. 5513 was a bit cheap version of 5512 with quite long lifeline and also with large production. The previous luminous markers were free from frames but later on they were equipped with frames but not metal ones. 1530 movement was used in 5513 model which was then switched to 1520 movement after few years. 5513’s military version was ref. 5517 that featured canvas military strap with much stronger sword hands but the price was very expensive. IOS (International Organization for Standardization made detailed requirements on the specifications of diving watch during the production of 5513. Here are the details which were published on July 1, 1981.

The watch must be readable in the dark from 25cm distance with proper time identification with time span on the bezel.

The timepiece must be DC anti-magnetic for more than 60 Gauss.

Even if it falls from 1 meter height on a hard word, it must not get any damage.

Plus 20kg resistance to external force.

The watch must work properly after immersing it in 3% salt water for at-least 24 hours.

The watch must have the ability to withstand 40 C -5 C -40 C temperature cycle.

1 and 5 graduation must be clear on the bezel

Can act properly under 30cm depth of water

Can withstand 12.5 atmospheric air pressure after testing for 20 minutes in water.

Added helium must be present in the watch to keep proper timing in the dark

A diving watch must have above requirements but watch such as Submariner is a professional and rare diving watch.

Ref. 1680 was one of the earliest models of Submariner with date function. Cal. 1570 movement was used in 1680 with water resistance to 200M and the production lasted from 1965 to 1980. Famous “Red Sub” was another model of 1680 that was loved worldwide by watch fans. Ref 16800 featured a sapphire crystal and was water resistant to 300 meters. The watch was equipped with 3035 movement and was also more stable and accurate than other models. In 1989, 168000 was produced but soon it was replaced with 16610 immediately.

Submariner was produced for the exploration of underwater world with special features. In-fact Submariner was not as spectacular as Daytona and also not had many functions but it was a gift for adventurers with powerful practical valve. 5513 was discontinued in 1989 and modern Submariner with ref 14060 emerged. Sapphire crystal was used to prevent the scratches and other damages that were caused in sports. But the hard brittle characteristic was not good enough to prevent collision. The new Rolex no date mechanism with Cal. 3030 was produced in 2001 that replaced 3000 and the previous model 14060 was renamed to 14060M. The newest Submariner Date with 300 meters waterproof was ref. 16610. 3135 new movement was used along with sapphire crystal. Rolex introduced 16610LV with green bezel as special anniversary edition on the 50th anniversary of Rolex in 2003. Rolex Submariner has been successfully retaining the top spot in the diving watches for over sixty years.

Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches- Part 2

10 Mar

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Rolex is known for producing unique and perfect luxury wristwatches. In this short informative article about Replica Rolex Reviews we will share information about how Rolex makes it watches. Rolex is the only brand that manufactures all parts and movements of its timepieces by itself. Do you know Rolex has its own science lab where the various tests are carried out by the manufacturers?

I think it’s not a surprising fact to know Rolex has its own internal Research and Development Department because of the things Rolex has done in the past years. In-fact Rolex has not one but many different types of well-equipped professional science laboratories at their various facilities. The labs are not made from mere research of new watches and other things bout also to search and develop more efficient and effective manufacturing techniques. That’s why Rolex is known as an extremely competent and an organized manufacturing Swiss company for luxury timepieces.

Rolex laboratories are diver and amazing or perhaps have the most interesting chemistry lab. The lab is full of tubes and breakers that carry gases and liquids. The Rolex Company always hires the highly trained scientists. The lab is used by the company to research and develop lubricants and oils for the use in machines during the manufacturing procedure. Rolex has also the room equipped with various gas spectrometers and multiple electron microscopes. They have the ability to take a perfect close look at specific metals and other manufacturing materials to investigate the effects of manufacturing and machining techniques. Such large areas are extremely impressive and attractive which are used on the regular basis for serious remedies or prevent possible problems.

The modern scientific labs are meant for the specific purpose of testing watches by Rolex. The most interesting part of the labs is the stress test room. In this special room, bracelets, watch movements and cases undergo simulated wear and abuse on robots and other custom made machines. It would be true to assume that Rolex design watch that can last for lifetime. Take a look at any timepiece of Rolex from Daytona to Submariner and from GMT Master to Yacht-Master, every wristwatch is a true example of perfect experiments. It’s really easy to wear a watch and mark comment about it but the struggles to perfection which is found in Rolex wristwatches are really admirable that one can’t find in other Swiss watch brands.

Watch the watch!

9 May

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I am sure that you have very often wanted to buy an original Swiss watch but were most probably discouraged by its high price tag. You might have considered buying a Swiss replica watch instead. I mean, come on, what is the difference between these imitation watches and the original ones, right?

All replica watches traders will tell you that these replica watches are of great quality. Most of these watches actually have a very decent quality mechanism, the one that has a smooth sweeping second hand, and very good time accuracy and a hacking mechanism. The hacking mechanism is what makes the second hand stop when you pull out the winding crown to set the time or date.

Why buy replica watches?

There are many doubts that enter one’s mind when it comes to buying replica watches. The main concern is the price of the watch, the comfort and whether the quality of the product will be up to our expectation or not. However, we should keep in mind that it is not necessary that all the replica watches are of poor quality and might not work for a long time. Recently, the qualities of the replicas have improved greatly and have become a threat to the original pieces. The replicas are also very cheap as compared to the original watches and have high durability along with wear resistivity. However, before buying a replica, make sure you go through replica watches reviews to be confident about your purchase.

How to recognize a reputable online store.

If you are searching to buy a good replica watch, then you have to pick the right supplier. To make the best choice, first have an overview of the website. Go through the information provided, the product specification, quality, coherence of the photos, and the refund and warranty policies. Use your discretion and make sure nothing looks too fake.

Go through the customer feedback to know the reputation of the website and the quality of the product. Prefer buying the watches from stores that have money back guarantee, replacement or refunding policies so that you can make your purchase without hesitation. Choose a website that has precise information about the product, a wide variety of replicas of various brands and clear cut pictures that exactly depict the product you are reviewing.

It will be an added bonus if you find websites which have numerous other services like a currency converter, an online live chat service, a user friendly and attractive interface and a price filter so that finding a watch according to your preference is easy to do. Also be sure that the website is not spam.

Conclusion:

Who says that you have to buy the original ones when you can wear a watch so similar that it is pretty difficult to differentiate between the original one and the replica one? You’ll find many websites which are able to provide you with replica watches so that you may buy yourselves one!

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