The number one cannot be a surprise. Both because it is probably the most popular Rolex watch out there and because I have made it no secret that this is my favorite perfect fake Rolex watch. I actually prefer the new ref. 124060 without a date over the ref. 126610LN you see in this image. And I think Rolex did a great job taking the next step in the evolution of the Submariner. And I would definitely be saving up the cash and be on my way to an AD if I could get my hands on one. But we know the answer to that. And buying one for far over 10K Euros is also not what I’m interested in. My love for the Submariner is great, but not that great.
No, the answer lies once again in the past. Years ago, I had a high-quality replica Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 on my wrist for quite some time, and I loved that watch. The slightly chunkier profile of the Sea-Dweller fit my wrist perfectly, and that is what sparked my love for the Rolex dive watches. Over the years, I switched to the Submariner because I simply did not like the newer generation Sea-Dwellers for several reasons. The current generation Sea-Dweller is too big, and I’m not too fond of the busy bezel with a full 60-minute scale. It’s why the current Submariner is at the top of my list.
But the ref. 16600 embodies perfectly what I love about both the AAA best fake Rolex Submariner and Sea-Dweller. And the best thing is that the prices of a pre-owned one have not gone up as frantically as many modern-day Submariners and Sea Dwellers. At roughly 8K Euros this is my perfect replacement for the current Submariner and the Rolex watch at the top of my personal wishlist.