The idea of building a collection with X amount of dollars is something I deal with on a daily basis. Be it in my own head while my mind drifts at the office or when texting, emailing, or chatting with clients doing my actual job, the conversation of value and how best to spend is frequently trodden. Ultimately, the real answer is actually a question: “who are you?”
Sarah Miller is everyone’s favorite former newbie and creator of this very rubric, and the picks she made vary wildly from mine. That’s because no one can tell you how to spend any amount of money. After Sarah put her money where her mouth was, assembling an imaginary best super clone watches collection with an imaginary $100,000, Tony made his picks. I served as his expert, and since he only half-heeded my advice, now I’m here to build my very own imaginary collection.
Let’s get my bare-bones biases out of the way first: I am a sucker for black-dialed stainless steel sport replica watches for sale and am wildly overconfident in my ability to wear yellow gold dress watches on a daily basis while never having owned a single yellow gold dress watch.
1963 Rolex Explorer Ref. 1016 Super Clone Watches
In any imaginative exercise, it’s best to start with what you know. Look, this watch collection is fun and not an investment but hang with me here. Warren Buffet said something that got turned into the internet-famous quote “never invest in a business you cannot understand” so I have to at least start with a watch I know and understand. My current everyday watch needs a spot in any hypothetical collection and I won’t apologize for that. If I have $100K to spend and start over, isn’t the ultimate endorsement that I would rebuy one of the luxury fake watches I already own?
This is the high quality super clone Rolex Explorer reference 1016 watches with a gilt, chapter ring dial with an exclamation point marker at six o’clock. It is the perfect iteration of the best sport wristwatch design ever produced. Simple in all the right ways yet endearingly intriguing in every other. Find one with a dial that has retained its gloss like those from 1962 or 1963 and don’t think twice.
Some might say this isn’t a watch to be worn every day as it is on the older side and they’re probably right on some level. But hey I live in New York City, commute 20 minutes on a subway, talk to people about UK cheap copy watches all day, and eat/drink in dimly lit establishments – my vintage 1016 seems to do just fine with everything I throw at it. Cost: $30,000. Remaining: $70,000
Replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm Hesalite Crystal On Bracelet With Caliber 3861
Save for an absolutely perfect vintage example, this is the best Speedmaster money can buy. It is what this top Omega super clone watches has been destined to be and is the ultimate representation of a design that has slowly gotten better and better over the course of more than half a century. Even if you don’t subscribe to the old Hodinkee theory that every watch collection should include a Speedmaster, you should at least have a chronograph. As someone who needs modern fake watches for sale in the box and is partial to black dials for frequent wear, the new caliber 3861 Speedmaster is the one for me. And of course, hesalite crystal to keep my vintage-inclined heart beating away.
When it’s really pouring I can grab this instead of the 1016. Sure it doesn’t have a screw-down crown, but I can say in my six years of vintage wholesale super clone Omega Speedmaster watches ownership, I’ve never had a waterproofing issue (ok, I’m not swimming with it on). A brand-new Speedy would be even better than my 1969 spec. Cost: $6,500. Remaining: $63,500
2000s Super Clone Cartier Tank Americaine Ref. 1720 Watches In 18k Yellow Gold
Here is where I’ll start to tread into the waters of unexpected picks. If you know anything about me, you might assume that the ex-Vintage Expert/Buyer would shun even the idea of a quartz movement in any pie-in-the-sky collection. You would be wrong.
This ref. 1720 1:1 replica Cartier Tank Americaine watches is one I have been looking to pick up for a reasonable price for a few months now. And while I may be blowing up my eBay saved searches spot, the people need to know. This is the perfect “vintage” Cartier look for $6K. As an obscure, “ladies” size from the late 1990s and early 2000s, there really aren’t a bunch floating around for sale at any one time but if you can find one in good shape, grab it.
It has nearly the exact same dimensions as a 1960s Cintrée – in particular the width – and has that perfect slightly undersized look on a standard male wrist. Cartier movements were really never anything to hang your hat on, I find this quartz caliber passable as the Maison is more about Swiss online super clone watches design than horological intrigue. Cost: $6,000. Remaining: $57,500