I have bought a replica of the Submariner 16618 a while ago and haven’t been using it very much. You might wonder why that is. Even though it was a couple hundred dollars and I did my researches before buying it, it still wasn’t what I expected. I know a thing or two about real Rolex watches and for me it was pretty easy to notice the most obvious of all inaccuracies: the markings. These are completely off.
here is no person on this world, especially a watch fan, who doesn’t know the basics of a Rolex Submariner. Nevertheless, as any other luxury watch this too deserves a review destined to reveal the differences between the original one and the average replica watch buyable at any online store. The Submariner is unquestionably a symbol of sophistication, quality and excellence.
The maximum recommended water exposure is to the rain or to a few splashes of water while washing your hands. These are the basic difference I have noticed so far. From my point of view, the rest of the watch looks and feels just like the real one does.
Whether or not replica companies are capable of providing the same degree of timeless perfection is an entirely different story. This being said, we as customers, need to know how to make a correct assessment and determine in a flash if we are dealing with an exact replica or with a godawful one.
The model number printed on the inside of the band is 16610 instead of the 16618 and it is applied on an incorrect location of the bracelet. The 16610 model number is for the black dial stainless steel Submariner. The replica manufacturer probably has only this mold and uses it for all Submariner designs, regardless of their actual model numbers.