Imagine that you woke up this morning to find $10,000 in your Venmo account. In the notes field you found the following improbably delightful message:
“Spend this on a Swiss made fake Rolex (nothing illegal has transpired here).”
Fake Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial ($8,750)
I have a sickness. Give me any hypothetical watch challenge, even with total freedom to dream, and I’ll imagine that I’m buying the only watch I’ll ever wear for the rest of my life. The perfect fake watch I buy – even in my mind – has to work everywhere. Which is why with my imaginary Venmo money I’m buying a 36mm cheap replica Rolex Datejust. A bona fide, can’t-go-wrong classic.
And I want the classic-est manifestation: Silver dial, fluted bezel, Jubilee bracelet. It’s almost the Paul Newman Color of Money Datejust, but I’d go with the white gold and fluted bezel since I theoretically have the budget (and the luxury fake Rolex Datejust just looks weird without it). Also, $10,000 is no small sum – and at that price point, I will always aim for the “safe” pick because even my imagination doesn’t have an imagination. But that doesn’t mean my choice isn’t right. It’s right for me. – Danny Milton, Senior Editor
Replica Rolex Datejust, 36mm Olive-Green Palm Motif Dial ($8,750)
Just like Danny, I’m going with a 36mm 1:1 replica Rolex Datejust – but mine’s the one with the palm leaves. I can’t cash out on white gold since my budget is only $10k, so Oystersteel will have to do. I’d put it on a Jubilee bracelet, which I know because I actually sat on Rolex.com and configured this watch while wishing I could afford one. Some people say AAA fake Rolex is overrated, and it may be, but wouldn’t you make your $10k count? And what’s a collection without a baller staple Swiss movement fake Rolex? – Tiffany Wade, Photographer