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The Cheap Tudor Submariner Reference 7923 Replica Watches For Sale On eBay, Vintage Fake Watch

In late March, the Vintage Replica Watch world was rapt with attention over one very particular eBay watch auction. The listing was for a Submariner – but not a Fake Rolex Submariner, a Tudor Submariner. And to be clear, it wasn’t even for the desirable “Big Crown” Submariner. No, this was actually a far more special and to many – including myself – one of the most quietly interesting Rolex or Tudor dive watches of all time.

The Tudor Submariner Reference 7923 is unique in this family because it is the only manually wound dive watch that either Rolex or Tudor ever made. And what’s more, this copy watch appeared to be truly untouched and in original condition. It sold on eBay for $98,889 but as we reported then, a seldom seen eBay seller protection plan, that requires bidders to telephone eBay’s fraud protection unit if they want to bid into six figures, prevented it from selling for more. So, while the 7923 became the most expensive vintage Tudor to sell publicly, the feeling was it could have actually sold for more. And now, it looks like it just might.

Fake Tudor Submariner Reference 7923
This Fake Tudor Reference 7923 sold in late March for $98,889.

San Francisco based vintage watch retailer HQ Milton (who we have featured here) quietly posted pictures of what has to be the very same eBay 7923 late on Thursday evening. By Friday morning, the collector community had noticed it, become curious what the asking price was, and was reveling in the beautiful high resolution images provided by HQ Milton. One must remember that though the Cheap Fake Watch was surely in excellent condition based on the eBay photos, seeing it in all its glory is a very different thing and wow, is this watch incredible.

Tudor Submariner Reference 7923
The bevels on the case of this watch are as seen from the factory in the late 1950s.

This Tudor Submariner Reference 7923 is in legitimately remarkable condition. All the radium luminous material on the dial is present and perfect – the original small crown in place. What’s more, we have the almost-always replaced bezel without minute marks. And the quality of the case? My lord, this is is how a Submariner should look.

Ultimately, what we have here is one of the rarest watches ever made by Tudor Replica or Rolex Replica, in true preservation class winning quality. HQ Milton has changed the crystal on the watch to give a clearer view of the perfect dial, but the original crystal will be included to keep the watch just as it was discovered.

Tudor Submariner Replica
HQ Milton is now asking $349,000 for this exceptionally rare Submariner.

As you have likely gathered, this is an incredible, investment-grade quality Submariner. And when it sold for $98,889 last month, it became the most expensive vintage Tudor to ever be sold publicly – but now that it has reached the hands of one of the most well established, and well known, purveyors of Vintage Rolex Replica Watches, that price has sky-rocketed. HQ Milton has listed the watch as “Price on Application” – but that asking price is $350,000. Is this an enormous price for any Tudor Sub? Absolutely. But as we have seen, it is often worth paying tomorrow’s price today, for the very best of the best. Will others agree and pay HQ Milton’s asking price? We will see very soon.

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Rolex explores Explorer 214270

Because Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches had been a part of Himalayan expeditions for two decades, the brand understood what was needed in a watch dedicated to exploration and ensured that the Explorer was built to be tough enough to endure extreme conditions. The new watch, one of the pioneers in the Rolex Professional watch series, was outfitted with a rugged all-steel bracelet on its 36mm case and a novel Twinlock winding crown equipped with a double waterproofness system. On the dial of the timepiece, the large 3, 6 and 9 Arabic numerals stood out among the other hour-markers, and this has become a characteristic design element of the Explorer. Rolex Quest Explorer 214270 has a distinctive feature that deserves every owner.


Left: Everest Expedition, 1953. Right: First Rolex Explorer, 1953.

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Replica Rolex Caliber 4130

Vintage Rolex Daytona watches first ran on manual-wound Valjoux movements, which were eventually replaced by automatic movements based on Zenith El Primo calibers. Today, however, all Replica Rolex Daytona watches have the in-house automatic movement, the Rolex Caliber 4130.

Released in 2000, the Caliber 4130’s first home was in the then-new Daytona ref. 116520. This Copy Rolex manufacture chronograph movement took five years to develop and boasts the more efficient vertical clutch construction rather than the more traditional lateral one. Essentially, the vertical clutch approach eliminates the “jumpiness” of the chronograph hand and offers one with smooth motion instead. What’s more, it also reduces the chronograph function’s negative effect on the watch’s accuracy. Also, the proprietary Rolex chronograph caliber requires fewer components than a standard chronograph movement, thus improving reliability. As we’ve come to expect, whenFake Rolex takes on a challenge, they eventually present a better alternative that what’s already available.